Neil Patrick Harris’ 2017 costume proves why he’s the king of Halloween

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In addition to his day-to-day duties as a beloved star and comedian, Neil Patrick Harris is the seldom-disputed, unofficial king of Halloween.

He’s an inventive craftsman who involves his family into the year’s given theme with zest and love and a whole lot of makeup. It’s Halloween, from the heart, told with advanced expertise. It’s why we Halloween.

On Tuesday, Harris unveiled 2017’s scrapbook entry, and he’s got the whole family—twins Gideon and Harper, and husband David Burtka—outfitted as carnival “curiosities.”

Let’s revisit come of his recent Halloween looks:

A long time ago in a Halloween far, far away....

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Happy Halloween from Gotham City!!

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Long may he reign.

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.