Instagram Captions For Every Halloween Mood, From Spooky To Sultry

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Halloween is solidly inside this year, which means no parties, no trick or treating, and no showing off your costumes at the office or around town. Thankfully, the internet exists so we can at least still share our excellent costumes with the world. Obviously, the best part about Halloween is the dressing up part (I’m going as Spiked Seltzer this year, hbu?) and what better way to show off your crafting skills (or Amazon-purchasing skills, no shade) than with a snappy Instagram? Now if you’re anything like me, posting to your grid gives you that good good social media anxiety, so I’ve taken the stress away and written your captions for you! Whether you’re going as a dragon or the Dragon Queen — I’ve got you covered.

Quarantine Halloween Captions

For your scariest costume: "Just when you thought 2020 couldn't get scarier..."
For vampires: "Quarantine sucks. So do I."
For the politically active: "Now that I have your attention, please vote."

Song Lyrics For Halloween Captions

When it comes to IG captions, I’ve always found it easiest to start with an already existing entity, in this case, song lyrics... just don’t forget that attribution.
“I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that witch" - Lizzo
“I’m gonna take my broom to the old town road I'm gonna ride 'til I can't no more" - Lil Nas X
Honestly, I would dress up as a vampire just to use this JoBro lyric:
“I’m a sucker for you" - Jonas Brothers
“I’m a spooky girl in a spooky world" - Aqua
If you're going as a villain, you may as well pull out a lyric from this Gen Z queen: “I’m the bad guy, duh" - Billie Eilish
"Rise (from the dead) and shiiiine" - Kylie Jenner
"I put a spell on you and now you're miiiiine." - many artists, but for Haloween purposes, Winifred Sanderson

Halloween Captions For Couples Or Friends

“Me and my boo 👻”
“Ghouls night!”

Halloween Captions For Specific Costumes

My favorite costumes are ones that play with puns, so it’s no surprise that last year, I went as the punniest thing I could conjure. For punny costumes, it may be easiest to have your caption be a bit of explainer — see below. #florenceandthemachine
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For all you VSCO girls out there: “Save the turtles!” 
If you’re a werewolf, you obviously have to use the classic: “Spooky! Scary! (If you know, you know.)”
If you're dressing as a witch, you definitely need to use: "double, trouble, toil, and trouble!" (Oxford comma optional).
If you're going as spiked seltzer like me, you've got options: "Get unruly with Truly!" or "Ain't no laws when you're drinking the claws!"

Movie Quotes For Halloween Captions

Much like song lyrics, quotes and references from movies and TV shows are a great way to jog that old noggin when it comes to writing captions. 
“There’s only 365 days left until next Halloween! - Nightmare Before Christmas
“Halloween is cool - Halloweentown, 1998” 
“You’ll always be the Winifred and Mary to my Sarah. Sisters forever!”

Cute Halloween Captions For Anyone

And then of course there are the classic halloween puns:
“Halloween puns are so corny.” (Include candy corn in this picture for best effect.)
“Trick or treat smell my feet give me something good to eat.” 
“Happy Halloween, witches!”

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