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We believe in making green second nature. But the idea of eco-themed Halloween costumes feels a bit strained. Plus, they often tread into the depressing (zombee) and the requires-too-much-explanation (Count Frackula would shun disclosure, at least).

Umbra’s taken on the issue several times. Here are some of our favorite suggestions:

OK, so maybe Umbra hasn’t hit her stride on this particular topic either. Any ideas, boys and ghouls? Leave your suggestions in the comments below.

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