Photos: Halloween 2016

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: A child dressed up as President Barack Obama looks on during a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House October 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. The first couple hosted local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
A child dressed up as President Barack Obama looks on during a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House Oct. 31, 2016 in Washington, D.C. The first couple hosted local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Jayla Perkins, 9, participates in a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House Oct. 31, 2016 in Washington, D.C. US President Barack Obama hosted the event for local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Jayla Perkins, 9, participates in a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House Oct. 31, 2016 in Washington, D.C. US President Barack Obama hosted the event for local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hand out treats to a child dressed as a 'lame duck' during a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House October 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. The first couple hosted local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hand out treats to a child dressed as a “lame duck” during a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House Oct. 31, 2016 in Washington, D.C. The first couple hosted local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31:  Performers participate in a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House October 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama hosted the event for local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Performers participate in a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House Oct. 31, 2016 in Washington, D.C. US President Barack Obama hosted the event for local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: People dressed in costumes wait to participate in a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House October 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama hosted the event for local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
People dressed in costumes wait to participate in a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House Oct.31, 2016 in Washington, D.C. US President Barack Obama hosted the event for local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31:  Performers participate in a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House October 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama hosted the event for local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Performers participate in a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House Oct. 31, 2016 in Washington, D.C. US President Barack Obama hosted the event for local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31:  A performer participates in a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House October 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama hosted the event for local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
A performer participates in a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House Oct. 31, 2016 in Washington, D.C. US President Barack Obama hosted the event for local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31:  Performers participate in a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House October 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama hosted the event for local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Performers participate in a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House Oct. 31, 2016 in Washington, D.C. US President Barack Obama hosted the event for local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House October 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. The first couple hosted local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House Oct. 31, 2016 in Washington, D.C. The first couple hosted local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama laughs as he hands treats to children from Washington area and children of military families during a trick-or-treat celebrating Halloween at the South Portico of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Barack Obama laughs as he hands treats to children from Washington area and children of military families during a trick-or-treat celebrating Halloween at the South Portico of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

First lady Michelle Obama hands treats as she and President Barack Obama welcome children from Washington area and children of military families to trick-or-treat celebrating Halloween at the South Portico of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
First lady Michelle Obama hands treats as she and President Barack Obama welcome children from Washington area and children of military families to trick-or-treat celebrating Halloween at the South Portico of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hand out treats during a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House October 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. The first couple hosted local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hand out treats during a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House Oct. 31, 2016 in Washington, D.C. The first couple hosted local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama speak during a Halloween event in the East Room of the White House October 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. The first couple hosted local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama speak during a Halloween event in the East Room of the White House Oct. 31, 2016 in Washington, D.C. The first couple hosted local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

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A Halloween table, ready for celebrating. (WTOP/Vlahos)
A Halloween table, ready for celebrating.

Aurora Huhman celebrates her first Halloween. (Courtesy  Brett Huhman)
Aurora Huhman celebrates her first Halloween. (Courtesy Brett Huhman)

(Courtesy Brett Huhman)
(Courtesy Brett Huhman)
(Courtesy Brett Huhman)
Barkley the pup is ready for trick-or-treating in his pumpkin costume. (WTOP/Mike Jakaitis)
Barkley the pup is ready for trick-or-treating in his pumpkin costume. (WTOP/Mike Jakaitis)

Barkley the pup is ready for trick-or-treating in his pumpkin costume. (WTOP/Mike Jakaitis)
Barkley the pup is ready for trick-or-treating in his pumpkin costume. (WTOP/Mike Jakaitis)

(WTOP/Mike Jakaitis)
A spooky scene outside WTOP news anchor Brennan Haselton's house. (WTOP/Brennan Haselton)
A spooky scene outside WTOP news anchor Brennan Haselton’s house. (WTOP/Brennan Haselton)

My daughter is dressing as Rey, the hero of Star Wars because she loves a strong, smart female character who can rescue herself and save others.-- Many Muses Studiohttp://lindaplaisted.comLinda@LindaPlaisted.com
From a reader: “My daughter is dressing as Rey, the hero of Star Wars, because she loves a strong, smart female character who can rescue herself and save others.” (Many Muses Studio/Linda Plaisted)

From WTOP staffer Diane Pelton: "My Goth Girl, Rhiannon"
From WTOP staffer Diane Pelton: “My Goth Girl, Rhiannon.”

Halloween ghosts in Stratford Landing in Alexandria (Sue Rushkowski)
Halloween ghosts in Stratford Landing, in Alexandria.

From Sue Rushkowski at her mom's house in Stratford Landing in Alexandria: "Frankenstein, a motion-activated dancing broom (freaks kids out), and a pumpkin tree. They have a fog machine over in the corner. We also have a witch on a swing in the tree. We have a string attached to the swing. When kids come up the long driveway (lined with bags w/candles in them) we start swinging the witch. Scares them pretty good…We have FUN!!!! (Sue Rushkowski)
From Sue Rushkowski at her mom’s house in Stratford Landing in Alexandria: “(Here is) Frankenstein, a motion-activated dancing broom (freaks kids out), and a pumpkin tree. They have a fog machine over in the corner. We also have a witch on a swing in the tree. We have a string attached to the swing. When kids come up the long driveway (lined with bags w/candles in them) we start swinging the witch. Scares them pretty good. We have FUN!!!!”

WTOP Living Editor Rachel Nania's adorable little Shark, Isaac, 8 month old.
WTOP Living Editor Rachel Nania’s adorable little Shark, Isaac, 8 months old.

A ghoulish yard in Arlington (WTOP/Vlahos)
A ghoulish yard in Arlington

A sentinel at the Pumpkin patch across from the Lee Harrison Shopping Center, Arlington. (WTOP/Vlahos)
A sentinel at the Pumpkin patch across from the Lee Harrison Shopping Center, Arlington.

Wild windy weather blowing through Nokesville VA  Sunday night (Twitter/@mowcow)
Wild windy weather blowing through Nokesville, Va., Sunday night

Harry Potter, you don't look a day over 8-months! WTOP's Rachel Nania and son Isaac. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
Harry Potter, you don’t look a day over 8-months! WTOP’s Rachel Nania and son Isaac. (R. Nania)

"I'm married to a penguin!" (Diane Pelton)
“I’m married to a penguin!”

WTOP's Kate Ryan visits a Maryland pumpkin patch ahead of Halloween.
WTOP’s Kate Ryan visits a Maryland pumpkin patch ahead of Halloween.

These princesses are not so scary, but they're ready for Trick or Treating! From Suann Lee  at WTOP
These delightful princesses are not so scary, but they’re ready for Trick or Treating! From Suann Lee at WTOP

It's 'OWLoween,' courtesy of WTOP's Kate Ryan.
It’s ‘OWLoween,’ courtesy of WTOP’s Kate Ryan.

WTOP assistant editor Maggie Bartolomeo can't figure out why it's so easy to find her today  (WTOP/Vlahos)
WTOP assistant editor Maggie Bartolomeo can’t figure out why it’s so easy to find her today

Nicole Miller sent in this adorable photo of her 2-year-old son dressed as Max in "Where the Wild Things are."
Nicole Miller sent along via Twitter this adorable photo of her 2-year-old son dressed as Max in “Where the Wild Things are.”

Our own Jason (Fraley) at the opera with  the 'Let's Talk Live' gang in Rosslyn. (Kevin Sampson)
WTOP’s own entertainment editor Jason (Fraley) at the opera with the ‘Let’s Talk Live’ gang in Rosslyn.

My dog, Wendell is a 6 year old Yorkshire Terrier. His costume is a Candidate for President this year. His campaign slogan is "Put Wendell in the White House."
Reader Amy Dee writes in: “My dog, Wendell is a 6 year old Yorkshire Terrier. His costume is a Candidate for President this year. His campaign slogan is “Put Wendell in the White House.”

Reader Kim Smith sends this creepy one along: "My Halloween decorations are all homemade animatronics based on scary movies!" This one is obviously from Regan from the Exorcist.
Reader Kim Smith sends this creepy one along: “My Halloween decorations are all homemade animatronics based on scary movies! …I set up a walk through “exhibit” of each movie, and almost everything is triggered by motion sensors! ” This one is obviously from Regan from the Exorcist.

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: A child dressed up as President Barack Obama looks on during a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House October 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. The first couple hosted local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
Jayla Perkins, 9, participates in a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House Oct. 31, 2016 in Washington, D.C. US President Barack Obama hosted the event for local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hand out treats to a child dressed as a 'lame duck' during a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House October 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. The first couple hosted local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31:  Performers participate in a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House October 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama hosted the event for local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: People dressed in costumes wait to participate in a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House October 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama hosted the event for local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31:  Performers participate in a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House October 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama hosted the event for local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31:  A performer participates in a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House October 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama hosted the event for local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31:  Performers participate in a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House October 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama hosted the event for local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House October 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. The first couple hosted local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama laughs as he hands treats to children from Washington area and children of military families during a trick-or-treat celebrating Halloween at the South Portico of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
First lady Michelle Obama hands treats as she and President Barack Obama welcome children from Washington area and children of military families to trick-or-treat celebrating Halloween at the South Portico of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hand out treats during a Halloween event at the South Lawn of the White House October 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. The first couple hosted local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama speak during a Halloween event in the East Room of the White House October 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. The first couple hosted local children and children of military families for trick-or-treating at the White House. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
A Halloween table, ready for celebrating. (WTOP/Vlahos)
Aurora Huhman celebrates her first Halloween. (Courtesy  Brett Huhman)
Barkley the pup is ready for trick-or-treating in his pumpkin costume. (WTOP/Mike Jakaitis)
Barkley the pup is ready for trick-or-treating in his pumpkin costume. (WTOP/Mike Jakaitis)
A spooky scene outside WTOP news anchor Brennan Haselton's house. (WTOP/Brennan Haselton)
My daughter is dressing as Rey, the hero of Star Wars because she loves a strong, smart female character who can rescue herself and save others.-- Many Muses Studiohttp://lindaplaisted.comLinda@LindaPlaisted.com
From WTOP staffer Diane Pelton: "My Goth Girl, Rhiannon"
Halloween ghosts in Stratford Landing in Alexandria (Sue Rushkowski)
From Sue Rushkowski at her mom's house in Stratford Landing in Alexandria: "Frankenstein, a motion-activated dancing broom (freaks kids out), and a pumpkin tree. They have a fog machine over in the corner. We also have a witch on a swing in the tree. We have a string attached to the swing. When kids come up the long driveway (lined with bags w/candles in them) we start swinging the witch. Scares them pretty good…We have FUN!!!! (Sue Rushkowski)
WTOP Living Editor Rachel Nania's adorable little Shark, Isaac, 8 month old.
A ghoulish yard in Arlington (WTOP/Vlahos)
A sentinel at the Pumpkin patch across from the Lee Harrison Shopping Center, Arlington. (WTOP/Vlahos)
Wild windy weather blowing through Nokesville VA  Sunday night (Twitter/@mowcow)
Harry Potter, you don't look a day over 8-months! WTOP's Rachel Nania and son Isaac. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
"I'm married to a penguin!" (Diane Pelton)
WTOP's Kate Ryan visits a Maryland pumpkin patch ahead of Halloween.
These princesses are not so scary, but they're ready for Trick or Treating! From Suann Lee  at WTOP
It's 'OWLoween,' courtesy of WTOP's Kate Ryan.
WTOP assistant editor Maggie Bartolomeo can't figure out why it's so easy to find her today  (WTOP/Vlahos)
Nicole Miller sent in this adorable photo of her 2-year-old son dressed as Max in "Where the Wild Things are."
Our own Jason (Fraley) at the opera with  the 'Let's Talk Live' gang in Rosslyn. (Kevin Sampson)
My dog, Wendell is a 6 year old Yorkshire Terrier. His costume is a Candidate for President this year. His campaign slogan is "Put Wendell in the White House."
Reader Kim Smith sends this creepy one along: "My Halloween decorations are all homemade animatronics based on scary movies!" This one is obviously from Regan from the Exorcist.

The Washington area celebrates Halloween in style and fun. See photos and submit your own.

This content was republished with permission from CNN.

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