Here’s What Your Favorite Boston Celebrities Are Wearing for Halloween This Year

And yes, Pierre Delecto made an appearance.

Brady photo via Getty Images, kaling Photo via Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, Marchand photo via AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

Trick or treating might be postponed for the younger set, but that doesn’t mean that grown-ups can’t still have their fun. While the sun hasn’t even set yet, famous Bostonians far and wide have already started showing off their Halloween getups on their social media. Some are impressive. Others, less so. We rated all the famous Bostonians’ Halloween costumes we could find on a scale of 1-5 pumpkin points, taking into account factors like costume complexity, originality, and general enthusiasm for the holiday. Which celeb is the spookiest of them all? Read on to find out…if you dare.

Tom Brady: A Stormtrooper


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Thursday Practice Notes: Brady (QB) – Did Not Practice – Refused to take off stormtrooper helmet. #happyhalloween

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So it’s not the most original Halloween costume idea out there, but TB12 did a respectable job of emulating a guard of the Galactic Empire. While the flashy orange and white sneaks are a little less than authentic, with that Stormtrooper helmet, everyone knows exactly what Tom’s going for. Plus, he gets bonus spooky points for that truly terrifying It pumpkin in the background of his Instagram shot.

Pumpkin points: 🎃🎃🎃

Pat the Patriot: The Grim Reaper

As far as Patriots’ players Halloween looks go, none could outdo one Pat Patriot. As a costume himself, Halloween is kiiind of Pat’s wheelhouse, after all. For the Patriots’ game against the Browns at Gillette this past weekend, the beloved mascot sported a black hood, a scythe, and some ominous glowing eyes, transforming into a very convincing Grim Reaper. If the final score is any indication, it’s safe to say that Pat’s deathly getup had Baker Mayfield and the gang thoroughly spooked. Well done, Pat.

Pumpkin points: 🎃🎃🎃🎃

Mindy Kaling: Mindy Kaling in an assortment of wigs


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Today is Halloween and it’s safe to say I’m very excited 💁🏾‍♀️

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Mindy, if you truly are “very excited” about Halloween, where’s your costume? Kaling can usually be counted on for a good Halloween disguise (last year she was a bottle of mustard) but so far, all she’s shown off on her Instagram is a pretty ho-hum—albeit vast—collection of brightly-colored wigs. We’ll bring her up to a two-pumpkin score for the Ghostbusters backing track, but we’re still holding out hope that she’ll deliver a better costume later, perhaps to take her daughter trick or treating.

Update: Kaling did in fact up her game later Halloween night, sporting a blonde wig, a Hawaiian shirt, and a flashy belt buckle as Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’s Cliff Booth. We knew she’d come through! We’ve upped her score appropriately.

Pumpkin points: 🎃🎃🎃.5

Joey McIntyre: “Kind of a French artiste”

This New Kid on the Block took his kids around the block dressed in stripes, a beret, and a slightly asymmetrical eyeliner mustache. That’s right: he’s “kind of a French artiste.” While this certainly wouldn’t pass in a French artiste costume contest, it is probably the textbook definition of what kind of a French artiste should look like, so for that, we salute you, Joey.

Pumpkin points: 🎃🎃🎃

Thomas Romney: His Grandfather, Pierre Delecto

Well played, Romneys, well played. Tagg Romney, Mitt Romney’s oldest son, has tweeted out a photo of two of his children prepping their Halloween looks, and it seems that one of them took some inspiration from Grandpa. In dark glasses, a mustache, and a snappy tux, Thomas Romney has assumed the identity of Pierre Delecto, Mitt’s secret Twitter identity that was unearthed earlier this month. While he could perhaps take some beret-wearing lessons from Joey McIntyre, we’d say the Gen-Z Romney’s look is otherwise magnifique.

Pumpkin points: 🎃🎃🎃🎃

Amanda Palmer: A Witch


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A good makeup job can bring any costume to the next level, and we truly respect the commitment Amanda Palmer has made to her witchy look. The Lexington native darkened her eyes and cheeks with care, and the result is truly haunting. Plus, it certainly outdoes the costume of her husband, author Neil Gaiman, who appears to be dressed as…dirt?

Pumpkin points: 🎃🎃🎃 .5

Michelle Wu and staff: The MBTA

A group costume is always an ambitious undertaking, so the trick is to keep things simple, but effective. We think the #WuTrain nailed it with this MBTA costume, representing each of the MBTA’s lines through their colorful outfits. We assume that the two in green showed up late to work this morning, for maximum effect.

Pumpkin points: 🎃🎃🎃🎃

Pete Buttigieg: Brad Stevens

Or wait, is that Brad Stevens in a Pete Buttigieg costume? There’s really no way to be sure, since the Indiana Democrat is basically a perfect doppelganger for the Celtics’ coach. May we suggest they go as the Spider Man pointing at Spider Man meme next year? Anyway, nice work, whichever one of you this is.

Pumpkin points: 🎃🎃🎃🎃.5


Brad and Katrina Marchand: Dustin and Eleven from Stranger Things


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Happy Halloween from Dustin and Eleven (Elle) from Stranger Things

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Now THIS is how you do a Halloween costume. The Bruins’ left wing and his wife Katrina went all-out on a couple’s Halloween costume that put all others to shame. The key to their gender-swapped tribute to Stranger Things is all in the details—from Brad’s barrettes to Katrina’s “missing” teeth. We’re impressed and a little unnerved, and that’s exactly the impression a Halloween costume should leave.

Pumpkin points: 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃