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posted on October 24th, 2019

While classic zombie, ghost, werewolf, and vampire costumes have a strong freaky appeal, if you’re being honest with yourself, this Halloween, do you really want to be just another monster in the world? Instead of lurking in the shadows and scaring the boo-jeezus out of your neighbors’ kids again, go big: dress up as a hero. You’ll need a trusty sidekick so your costume vrooms to life, and that’s where Turo comes in. When it comes to Halloween realness, even The Drive and Slashbeat are trolling for the perfect finishing touch.

Ghostbusters

While it’s true that fully transforming into Bill Murray or Dan Aykroyd as the Ghostbusters — and not looking like an off-duty mechanic with a bulky backpack — might prove difficult, the good news is that you can book Jen’s Cadillac Ecto-1 in Ormond Beach, FL to really pull the whole thing together. And it doesn’t hurt that the car comes with heavy-duty ghost vacuums and a PA so you can blast the theme song on repeat, and be the Halloween hero of your block.

Scooby Doo

When something mysterious pops up around town — from electric ghosts to men dressed as apes — nobody solves a mystery better than Shaggy, Scooby, and the crew. Inevitably, when you need to find the culprit who dumped that entire bowl of Scooby Snacks into a pillowcase and ran, Rick’s Mystery Machine in Redwood City, CA equipped with Zombie and Sasquatch lights, will be what makes your investigation officially spooky and successful.

Mad Max

You know you’ve always wanted to be famous for chasing down the roughshod head of a motorbike gang to deliver justice. And, sorry, but even in your finest Mad Max boots, you just can’t pretend in a Prius. Thankfully, Leslie’s Pursuit Special V8 Interceptor in Howell, MI is exactly what you need to save the day, and claim your rightful Halloween glory: all the king-sized candy bars.

Back to the Future

There’s only one car that can take Marty McFly back to the future, and save him from the truly uncomfortable advances of his very own, very assertive mother. That’s true heroism. So whatever mess you’ve made at your best friend’s Halloween party, Andrew’s Delorean DMC-12 in Marina Del Rey, CA or Ken’s Delorean DMC-12 in Mississauga, ON are the best escape option. Plus, without the Delorean, Doc Brown is just an old guy with weird hair, and Marty is just a kid on a skateboard. 

Iron Man

Nobody messes with Tony Stark because he’s got the brains and the brawn — or at least the technology to act like he’s got them both. But he also has some serious style and swagger, which you can replicate to the fullest in Michael’s Audi R8 in Leominster, MA or Sungjin’s Audi R8 in Chicago, IL. You’ll need something to zoom off in and save vulnerable jack-o-lanterns from wayward teens — just until you figure out how to engineer a real Iron Man suit. 

The Italian Job

What is Halloween without a few tricks? To pull off both a good costume and a good heist, the devil is in the details. So grab Tony’s Mini Cooper in London, UK before you make your big move, because once you do get a hold of your kid’s candy stash, you’re gonna need a nimble car that can drive up a narrow set of stairs to get away with it.

James Bond

If you want to play Halloween suave and sophisticated while the rest of your friends roam around as scary clowns, hot dogs, and cereal killers, we don’t blame you. Since half the fun of dressing up is an excuse to carry around the most thrilling accessories, go all the way and twirl the keys to Lawrence’s Aston Martin Vantage in Bristol, UK around your finger. Guaranteed, it’ll be more fun than a plastic knife.

Whoever you decide to be on Halloween, there’s a car on Turo that will not only make your costume pop, but will bring up the celebration levels for anyone you encounter while haunting the streets.

Kamala Puligandla is a writer and an editorial assistant at Turo. She is always on the hunt for a strange story, a great snack, and the perfect outdoor spot to consume them.