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KFC and Spirit Halloween encourage trick or treaters to dress as Colonel


By Kyle O'Brien, Creative Works Editor

September 9, 2019 | 2 min read

If you’re stumped for a Halloween costume this year, KFC has an idea for you that involves wavy silver hair and a bucket of chicken.

Colonel Sanders costume

KFC partners with Spirit Halloween on Colonel Sanders costume

Kentucky Fried Chicken has partnered with specialty retailer Spirit Halloween to turn its founder, Colonel Harland Sanders and his iconic white suit into an official, limited-edition costume.

While KFC fans have been dressing up as Colonel Sanders for years, they now have a sanctioned costume to play the part. The costume helps celebrate the Colonel’s actual birthday of 9 September, which marks 129 years.

The costume, which is available in adult and youth sizes, includes a button-front jacket with attached shirt, dress pants and accessories such as facial hair, glasses and wig.

Colonel Sanders costume

“This costume is so official it will have friends and family asking for your secret recipe,” said Andrea Zahumensky, KFC US chief marketing officer.

Sanders created his signature look in the 1950s with his iconic white suit styled with a black string tie. He rarely appeared in public wearing anything else.

The Colonel Sanders-inspired look costs $59.99 for the adult version and $49.99 for the kid-sized look It is available online at and in Spirit Halloween stores nationwide.

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