This Years MOST UTAH Halloween Costumes!
Are you like me? Are you a huge fan of the state of Utah and beam with pride? Same. Maybe you're still struggling to come up with something to dress up as for Halloween! Well, how about going with a Utah theme?
Here are this years MOST UTAH Halloween costumes!
This is a pretty wild costume, but VERY Utah! This would be a pretty elaborate costume. It would require dressing up as an elderly person, getting in your car, and driving the wrong way in the roundabout.
A Utah delicacy, Green Jell-O. You can throw in the shredded carrots if you want... I don't know why that's a thing though. Gross!
Utah Queen Bee with Bee Children:
This one's cute! I know that moms are always looking for cute ideas to dress up for the whole family, and this one would be unique and fun, but A LOT of work!
It happens every year, usually with the strange EXTREMELY religious kid at school. He was always dressing up like Abraham, Moses, or David... Get a group of your buddies together, that's a fun idea!
St. George Summer:
St. George Summer is a fun idea, you're just essentially a man on fire. This idea is obviously dangerous, but spot on!
If anyone dresses up as a prophet, the obvious choice is Brigham Young. A thicker guy with a big beard, and you're in! Extra points if you have 55 wives!
#FindJosh & Marci:
#FindJosh took Southern Utah by storm earlier in the summer and everyone was searching for the gorgeous bald man at Cafe Rio that looked like Super Man. He was found and happily married, unfortunately. Marci was the woman that started the search, and she's a school teacher here in town!
The Utah Mom requires a pregnant belly, and at least 4 or 5 children tagging along with you. Extra points if the children are all under 8 years of age too!
One of the most "UTAH" costumes is the Seagull, the state bird of Utah. Technically, it's the California Gull, but whatever. This one is sure to scare the kids and even all the adults for that matter. This thing is straight up TERRIFYING!
I've seen this one a lot too... The Utah boys dressing up as missionaries! It's pretty simple for a costume too. Black slacks, white shirt, tie, throw on a name tag and you're in!
Don't Look! Utah's MOST OFFENSIVE Halloween Costumes 2023
Every year on Halloween, we'll see LOTS of different costumes, from animals, to pop culture, to even inanimate objects like a car! But one thing we ALWAYS see is the offensive costumes. Obviously, there are a TON of costumes that are big no-nos! Today, people find it offensive if you dress up as someone of another race or culture, a terrorist, a tragedy, or even something religiously. Honestly, there aren't a lot of costumes that SOMEONE couldn't find offensive. Well, if you're easily offended, turn back now!
These are UTAH'S most offensive halloween costumes in 2023!
We see it ever year... Jesus:
Every year, you're going to see it! Jesus. Whether it's a nice respectful Jesus, or an evil Jesus, you're going to see it, and Utah is no different!
Notorious Utah Serial Killer, Ted Bundy:
This is definitely on the list of "Offensive" a man who tortured and killed over 28 girls and women. It was even believed that Bundy may have killed well over 200 women! But with recent movies, and Netflix shows about Bundy, don't be surprised if you see him strutting his stuff on the dance floor this year!
Again, every year you see something along the lines. Whether it's the "Slutty Nun" or the "Slutty Missionary", you're going to see it! This is one that will get some people's blood boiling on Halloween!
A real Dixie Rebel. A Confederate Soldier. If you've lived in St. George long enough, you remember when the University was Dixie State, and their mascot was The Rebels. They didn't even TRY to dance around it. The mascot was a confederate soldier, they had confederate flags up around the school, as well as statues of Confederate Soldiers on horses waving Confederate flags.
Hey! If you can nail the look... I say go for it! But it's going to be tough for someone to know who you are. Unless you bare a striking resemblance to LDS Prophets, Russell M. Nelson or Brigham Young, people may not know who you really are.
Another one we see year in and year out here in Utah... the man with 7 wives and 25 kids! When it gets really confusing is when you can't tell if it's an older daughter or a younger wife.
Utah Sucks! (if you're thinking of moving here)
Utah is having a HUGE influx of move-ins and if you're considering moving in... let me tell you why you DO NOT want to move to Utah!
1. EVERYONE is required to donate 10% of their income to the Mormon church.
When you cross the border into Utah, you fill out paperwork and sign that 10% of your income will be donated to the Mormon church. That's why our roads are so nice.
2. If you are a man, you will be set up on blind dates to find your NEXT wife.
Obviously, here in Utah, we do the multiple wives thing (better chance of getting to heaven). You have the choice of 'Picnic Date', 'Scripture Reading At The Temple Date', and 'Scripture Scavenger Hunt Date'.
3. Abstinence Control.
Man or woman, you will be REQUIRED to wear a chastity belt. The mayor of your city holds your key, and it is given to you the night of your wedding with a HUGE Key-Giving Ceremony.
4. Casserole Clinic:
You're required by law to take your Casserole Clinic classes at the local Recreation Center within 30 days of moving into the state. You'll learn how to make Green Bean Casserole, a delightful Chicken Broccoli Bake, and WORLD FAMOUS Funeral Potatoes.
5. Utah VERY SIMPLE Beverage Laws:
So, if you're thinking of moving to Southern Utah... Think twice! Things aren't always what they seem!
Things St. George Needs Changed NOW... If I Were The Mayor!
Everyone has their own ideas of what would make Southern Utah a better place to live. We all have our ideas, right? Maybe it's things to make life easier, better, or less expensive. These are MY ideas of what I would change if I was the Mayor of St. George, Utah!
1. Buildings Taller Than The Temple:
Apparently, St. George has some law that buildings in town cannot be taller than the St. George LDS Temple. That's pretty strange, especially because the Temple isn't really THAT tall. But Imagine the affordable housing we could have if we could have buildings that were 7, 8 or 9 stories tall!
2. Public Transportation Trains:
We have the SunTran, but NO THANKS! I've never been on it, but it seems dirty and slow. But, what about a train? A quick one that could get you from Washington to Santa Clara in 10 minutes? Or Ivins to Little Valley in 10 minutes? That would be awesome, especially on Saturdays when the traffic is harsh.
3. BIG CONCERTS:
St. George, Utah has over 100,000 people here! That doesn't include Cedar City, Hurricane, Ivins, Santa Clara, or Mesquite! It's complete BS that we aren't able to get BIG concerts in St. George. It's especially crazy because we are RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE of Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. Huge groups are passing through town almost everyday. In 2021, Missoula, Montana had Guns N' Roses play in their city. Missoula was a population of 75,000 people. That's 25,000 less than St. George. LET'S MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
4. SLIDE THE CITY DAY:
HOW COOL WOULD IT BE?! One Day EACH MONTH in the summer, we shut down a street and we slip n' slide down the city! The kids would LOVE IT! I'd vote for me!
What city things would YOU love to see changed or brought in? Let's make it happen!
BLOCKBUSTER Movie Filmed In St. George AND IT'S GORGEOUS!
Have you ever heard of the 1979 BLOCKBUSTER The Electric Horseman? Did you know it was shot ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY in St. George and surrounding areas? It's an incredible blast from the past if you grew up in St. George! It feels so familiar to watch. If you haven't seen The Electric Horseman it is currently streaming on Netflix!
A quick synopsis of the movie:
Robert Redford plays a retired 5x rodeo champion, Sonny Steele. He's now the face of a cereal brand with a $12,000,000 horse named Rising Star. When he finds out the horse is mistreated in Las Vegas, he rides away on the horse and heads for St. George, Utah. Sonny turns into a fugitive on the run. A tv reporter played by Jane Fonda finds Sonny and Rising Star in St. George and helps Sonny with his plan: Releasing Rising Star with wild mustangs.
Here are some of the AMAZING photos of old St. George!
The first scene of the movie features a football game at THIS stadium. Anyone recognize this place? That's the Dixie SunBowl!
Sonny has stolen Rising Star and they're out somewhere in Washington on the banks of the Virgin River!
Jane Fonda's Character, Hallie catches up with Sonny and Rising Star. I'm trying to put my finger on where this is. It looks like it's up near the Sugar Loaf aka Dixie Rock, somewhere in that area. You can see the mountains to the West AND Pine Valley to the North.
The police are now on the search in Washington! This shot is on Telegraph and Main Street. The empty field to the left is NOW the old Nisson's Store.
If you look down to the left, you can see the old Burger Place!
We're now on Main Street and Tabernacle! Dixie State Bank on the left is now the Main Street Plaza Parking Garage! Jolley's Western Wear is on the left. This intersection is currently a roundabout.
Hallie stepping out of her car on St. George Boulevard. You can see Dixie Realtors in the background which is where the Ocean Buffet is now.
This shot is looking East on St. George Boulevard.
There's the Sugar Loaf Cafe that was once The Gable House, Godfather's Pizza, and now Cafe Sabor.
They're on the road headed north from Bluff Street to Veyo!
Back on Main Street and Tabernacle, the police have spotted Sonny and Rising Star and a police chase is about the ensue!
This field is now the Wells Fargo on Main Street and Tabernacle, across from the Splash Bad.
There's the Tabernacle in the background during the police chase!
Hey! There's the D on the hill!
These houses are still standing, but I'm having a hard time placing exactly where they're located!
It appears they've now started shooting in Washington during this police chase!
They've escaped the police! But now they're at a small little lake or reservoir, and I'm not sure where it is. But it looks like it's in Ivins. Is it the Ivins Reservoir? You can see Kayenta in the background!
Enter Willford Brimley! This is only the 2nd movie he was ever in, and he's a farmer that helps save Sonny, Hallie, and Rising Star. He's driving a Kay A. Bundy truck!
This is definitely Snow Canyon! Right?
One of the prettiest shots in the entire film, a private jet flying into the OLD St. George Airport on the hill!
Sonny is ready to release Rising Star with the Wild Mustangs, and he's definitely up near Zion. Springdale? Rockville?
Sonny and Hallie are now set to go their separate ways and they're having lunch at Dick's Cafe which is now gone. Currently Golden West Credit Union is on that location (Across the Boulevard from Angelica's)
Sonny is headed out on his own on St. George Boulevard. The building on the right is the building where Steamroller Copies, Lazer Mania and down a bit is Urban Renewal.
Sonny is actually walking BACK to St. George in this shot, but he's on the highway between here and Veyo!
I hope you enjoyed this! It was so much fun to watch. They mention St. George a ton, Mesquite, Marysvale and Richfield. It's currently streaming on Netflix! Go watch it for yourself, besides seeing St. George a lot, it was an awesome story!