Canada's prime minister isn't shy about getting dressed up for Halloween, and we've got the pics to prove it.
Over the years, Justin Trudeau has rocked a variety of getups. The ones he's worn with his family have been quite cute, particularly when he got into themed costumes with his kids when they were younger and would go trick-or-treating around Rideau Hall.
That being said, there have been a few that have missed the mark culturally, especially if you go back to his pre-politics days. Videos from that era surfaced during 2019 and sparked a whole "brownface" scandal at the time, and the PM seems to have mostly steered clear of wearing costumes since hten.
Of course, the ones he's worn in the past have endured thanks to the staying power of the internet, and while some of them are pretty sweet, others might make you grimace a tad.
Take a look back at some of the costumes and outfit choices Justin Trudeau has made over the years.
In 2015, Justin and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau (who recently announced that they'd be separating) got dressed up with their kids for Halloween.
The PM wore a Han Solo outfit with Sophie rocking a matching Princess Leia costume. Given how cold it can get in Ottawa at the end of October, the costume was definitely a smart choice as Justin looked warm and bundled up in a parka, scarf and some boots that looked like they meant business.
According to the Toronto Star, Xavier dressed as a bird, Ella-Grace was Princess Anna from Frozen and little Hadrien was the cutest Ninja Turtle we've ever seen.
"Trick or treat! Joyeuse #Halloween!" Justin said of the picture of the family on his Instagram.
The Little Prince
"Trick or treating with the family! Including a pilot and his Little Prince," said Sophie on Instagram of their 2016 outfits.
While Hadrien dressed as the titular character in the classic novel The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, dad Justin wore a pilot outfit, who is also one of the main characters in the book.
It seems the rest of the fam didn't want to go for a themed family costume as it looks like Ella-Grace dressed up as a witch while Xavier opted to go as The Joker rather than characters from the Saint-Exupéry novella.
In 2017, Justin decided to bring Halloween to parliament.
On his way to question period, Justin appeared as Superman's alter ego Clark Kent, complete with slicked-back hair and glasses. Then, in front of reporters, he unbuttoned his shirt and revealed a Superman costume underneath, saying, "It had to be done."
Did it, though?
Later outside of Rideau Hall, a photo on the PM's Instagram shows Sophie and Ella-Grace dressed up as different versions of Wonder Woman while Xavier dressed as a werewolf and Hadrien donned a Paw Patrol outfit.
A cute little family moment, but perhaps a bit of a strange choice for our country's leader while going into question period?
2018 is the last year the Trudeaus publicly posted pictures of themselves trick-or-treating, and it looks like it was a fun night all around.
"Trick or Treat!? I hope everyone had a bewitching, fun, and safe night hunting for candy," Sophie wrote on Instagram along with an emoji of a pumpkin and a ghost.
Justin dressed up as Sherlock Holmes, complete with the iconic hat, magnifying glass and pipe, while Sophie appeared to be either a dead bride or a witch.
It looks like Xavier chose to dress up as an axe murderer while Ella-Grace donned a unicorn head plushie. It's unclear what Hadrien was dressed as, but he was carrying a candy bucket, which is arguably the most important accessory for Halloween.
While it's definitely not a full-blown costume, in 2017, Justin wore Star Wars socks featuring C-3PO and R2D2 in honour of May 4, which is celebrated by some as a tribute to the movie franchise based off the date sounding like an iconic line from the series.
"These are the socks you’re looking for," tweeted Justin. "#MayTheFourthBeWithYou #GuerreDesÉtoiles."
The other outfits
In 2019, images of Justin wearing "brownface" while he was teaching at a private school made headlines where he darkened his skin to depict a character from Aladdin during a 2001 Arabian Nights event.
After the story broke, the PM apologized for his actions saying it's something that he "deeply, deeply" regrets.
“Darkening your face, regardless of the context of the circumstances is always unacceptable because of the racist history of blackface," Trudeau said, according to Global News.
"I want to begin by saying a few words directly to racialized Canadians who face discrimination every single day in their lives even in a country like Canada," he continued. "What I did hurt them, hurt people, who shouldn’t have to face intolerance and discrimination because of their identity."
As well, the PM faced flack after his 2018 trip to India where he and his family wore elaborate Indian dress, to the point that people called them out for being over the top.
Since those past events, Justin has mainly kept to suits in his public life and casual attire in his private life, but he recently got in on a pop culture moment with his eldest son Xavier.
"We’re team Barbie," the PM said along with a picture of the duo posing outside of the cinema in pink outfits.
All he needed was an "I Am Ken-ough" sweatshirt and it truly would have been perfection.
If you're looking for Halloween inspiration, there are a bunch of pop culture moments you can dress up as this year, such as Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce, Scandoval, Gwenyth Paltrow's ski trial, Beyonce at the Renaissance Tour, or even Justin Trudeau as an eligible bachelor following his split from Sophie, which was publically announced in August of 2023.
Or you can always get some inspiration from Canada's NHL players, who have worn a variety of elaborate and goofy costumes over the years!
This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.