Ald. Andre Vasquez Jr. (40th) dresses as a CTA “ghost train” at a City Council meeting on Oct. 26, 2022. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

CHICAGO — Block Club is looking for the most creative Halloween costumes this year.

Ald. Andre Vasquez (40th) wow’d us with his “ghost train” costume at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. We’ve previously seen folks dressing like Chance the Snapper and Alligator Robb. Now, we want to know: What Chicago-inspired costume are you wearing?

Enter our contest and you could win a prize!

How to enter: Wear a Chicago-inspired costume for the holiday and tag @blockclubchi in a photo on Instagram or Twitter, or email the photo to with the subject, “Costume.”

You must submit your entries by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1. Only one entry per person, please. An entry will be randomly selected as the winner from all submissions. No purchase necessary to enter.

Got questions? Email

Prizes: The winner will be featured in Block Club’s newsletter and will receive Block Club merchandise. Sign up for the newsletter here.

Need inspiration? Here are a few of the entries so far:

Horny Logan Square Farmers Market

Chicago-Style Hot Dog

Credit: Provided/Joe Clark

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