JOIN
OUR EMAIL LIST!
(Monica Schipper/Getty Images)

Another Halloween came and went as quickly as a flame snuffed out by an ominous chill.

But social media is keeping extra busy with impressive costume posts in the wake of Halloween 2018.

There were plenty of genius disguises in the spirited competition of who-wore-it-best, but there is one particular family who maintains their position as the reigning champions of fright in the annual masquerade.


Neil Patrick Harris, his husband David Burtka, and their 8-year-old twins know how to do Halloween exceptionally well. This year they did not disappoint.

Burtka posted a spooky family portrait, captioning the Instagtram post with: "Welcome, foolish mortals. We hope your Halloween is happily haunted, but heed this warning: beware of Hitchhiking Ghosts!"


If the greeting sounds familiar, it should, especially for Disney fans.

Those very words are uttered by the disembodied voice of the 'Ghost Host' inside Disneyland's Haunted Mansion attraction.

That was their inspiration: to dress up as the creepy residents inside the haunted Antebellum-style mansion within Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom. It's another year and another win for the Harris/Burtka family.

Harris posted a series of fun behind-the-scenes shots from the photo shoot.

"Behind the scene shots of our Halloween photo shoot," he wrote.

"It was a hectic day of applying makeup and crossing fingers, hoping all the spooky stars align. Hope you think they did."

Here is Harris as one of the Hitchhiking Ghosts, "Ezra," setting up the rig.

Gideon gets a final touch up as another member of the Hitchhiking Ghosts - "Gus," the ghoulish prisoner with a ball and chain.


@nph/Instagram


Burtka gives a dead-on impression as "Phineas," the traveler with the top hat.


@nph/Instagram

Harper is nailing it as the jilted bride who roams around the mansion.


@nph/Instagram

People were here for the chills.







This was not a one-off. They are pros and are fully invested in remaining uncontested for more Halloweens to come.

Take a look at the Harris clan from past seasons.

Last year, they were part of a Carnival of Curiosities.




"Hooray for Halloween!" wrote Harris for this 2016 post.






In 2015, they looked to the farthest reaches of space for their inspiration






They made a trip to Wonderland with Alice in 2013.









Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, and Mr. Smee in Neverland. We never, never wanted to leave them.






The Dark Knight and his motley crew from 2014.

Here they are as classic monsters from Hollywood's golden age of fright.


Sigh. I guess we'll have to wait a full year to see what this beautiful family will concoct for Halloween. We're confident they'll slay the competition.

H/T - Twitter, Instagram, Boredpanda, BusinessInsider

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

You know, I've seen countless "no texting while driving campaigns" and I agree with the premise. I think it is dangerous not to have your eyes on the road. That's how accidents happen. With that said, don't car manufacturers think it's counterintuitive to include touchscreens instead of knobs or dials in new cars these days? You have to take your eyes off the road to adjust anything. I think it's hazardous, especially if you happen to be driving in inclement weather.

After Redditor TheTenthDimension asked the online community, "What's your best example of 'Whoever designed this must not use their own product'?" people shared some suggestions.

Keep reading... Show less
Image by Ana Krach from Pixabay

If only all the things we excelled at were also the very things we loved to do most. But sadly, that is not the way it goes.

Instead, some horrible force of the universe made you way better at, say, sewing the holes of pants than playing guitar. The universe can be a spiteful, fickle jerk.

Keep reading... Show less

In a perfect world, family has your back harder than anyone else.

In the real world, it can sometimes be your family that cuts deeper than anyone else. Intentional or not, the people closest to you have the ability to seriously super suck.

No, you're not the only one who has dealt with a mom who just, for the life of themselves, can't NOT be critical. Or a dad who just always seemed chronically underwhelmed by you.

Keep reading... Show less
Image by analogicus from Pixabay

Society is an odd conundrum when you attempt to wrap your head around it. This phenomena typically occurs whenever you witness a new trend or share experience and everyone seems to go along with it. Only much later, when you think about it with a bit of critical thinking, do you notice something might be off.

Going against society can be strained, difficult, like pulling back a sticker that's been on way too long, however sometimes it's necessary to get rid of what we probably shouldn't be so welcoming of.

Keep reading... Show less