7 Halloween Ideas Inspired By Iconic Late '90s & Early '00s Pop Stars

The season of the spooky has arrived in all of its pumpkin-scented, synthetic cobweb-adorned glory. I love October. The weather is nice, I can always get behind the Travel Channel’s haunted house programming blocks, I look forward to my neighbor’s over-the-top Halloween decorations, and so on. IMHO (in my haunted opinion), it is the most wonderghoul time of year. Do I have a favorite Halloween tradition? Oh, you better boolieve I do: I watch Britney Spears’s “It’s Britney, Witch" video every All Hallow’s Eve. The BBC Radio 1 short premiered back in 2013, and it's been getting me into the Halloween spirit ever since.

As I watched the "It's Britney, Witch" vid this afternoon, a thought hit me: Are there any other Halloween-y videos by the other pop stars who rose to prominence in the late 90s/early ‘00s? Is there a way to combine these two wonderful things? Can I two become one Halloween and early aughts pop?

The obvious answer: I can always dress up like one of my favorite turn-of-the-millennium pop stars for Halloween. But let's take it a little further, yeah? Because hey, why not? I brainstormed some more ways to incorporate my favorite era of pop music into my favorite time of year.

Sing This Pumpkin Pie-Themed Parody Of The Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way" With Your Friends

Fun fact: When the Halloween ends, you can keep on singin' this tune through Thanksgiving.

Recreate Britney Spears's Witch Costume From This Concert

Anytime anyone compliments your witch costume, be sure to correct them: it's a Britney-wearing-a-witch-costume costume, duh.

Send Your Loved Ones This Christina Aguilera Halloween Blingee


Halloween cards are so underrated.

Carve An *NSYNC Pumpkin

When you finally get to carve a pumpkin, guess what? It's gonna be pumpkin.

Play The Backstreet Boys' "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" Music Video

So spoopy, so creppy.

Try To Find Old Spice Girls Chupa Chups Lollipops Online, Order A Case Or Two, & Hand Them Out To Trick-Or-Treaters

Be sure to let the kids know the candy is a collector's item.

And Finally, Play "It's Britney, Witch" On Repeat Until November Comes To Town


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