From left: Maxwell Evans, Linze Rice, Joanna Hou and Jon Hansen celebrating Halloween as kids.

CHICAGO — Kids steal the show when it comes to Halloween costumes. There’s an undeniable charm about seeing mini Ghostfaces or tiny cartoon characters dashing around collecting candy.

Just a few years back, many members of the Block Club staff were those very kids, having trick-or-treating adventures.

We couldn’t resist the chance to reminisce and take a peek at how our very own team celebrated Halloween when they were young(er). So let’s take a trip down memory lane:

Social media editor Melissa Espana dressed as a witch when she was a kid and Marnie from “Halloweentown” just a few weeks ago.

Reporter Alex V. Hernandez dressed as Batman as a kid and a Ghostbuster more recently.

Photojournalist Colin Boyle is dressed as cultural icons in both photos — Darth Vader and Forest Gump. His youngest brother is Yoda in the first photo.

Reporter Trey Arline as a soldier and then a guard from the show “Squid Game.”

Intern Aviva Becky dressed as a giraffe.
Co-founder and co-executive editor Jen Sabella dressed as Pebbles Flintstone as a kid and then Megan from the movie “But I’m a Cheerleader.” Her wife, Ali, dressed as Graham (Jen’s root. IYKYK).

Newsletter editor Hannah Boufford and her dad kept the tradition of dressing as Tigger alive.

Freelancer Kayleigh Padar was dressed as Tinker Bell as a child. She’s still enjoying the fall vibes as an adult.

Intern Alexandra Murphy was Winnie the Pooh as a little one and recently dressed up as Elizabeth Swann (left) from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.

Senior editor Kelly Bauer dressed as Disney’s Dumbo. Credit: Kelly Bauer
Jon Hansen, podcast executive producer and host, was a dapper Tin Man as a child and recently enjoyed Halloween as Sherlock Holmes.

Reporter Maxwell Evans dressed as Elmo. Credit: Maxwell Evans
Lizzie Schiffman Tufano, vice president of revenue, is a huge Halloween lover. As a kid, she went dressed as a classic witch and more recently, went out as Marie Antoinette.

Co-founder and co-executive editor Stephanie Lulay and her little one went as Alligator Robb and Chance the Snapper a few years ago. As a kid, she dressed up as a classic pink bunny.

Freelancer Linze Rice recently enjoyed Halloween as Country Singer Barbie and Snow White a while back as a kid.

Intern Joanna Hou was a zebra as a kid and more recently went out as a (not Chicago-style) hotdog.

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