Halloween has been fast approaching and today we wanted to provide you with some inspiration for your costume.

Other professionals have it easy: doctors can wear their scrubs and policemen can wear their uniform, but what can architects do for an occupation-themed costume? It turns out that question was already answered back in 1931.

The below picture was taken at the Beaux-Arts Ball in New York 83 years ago, when seven architects turned up dressed as their most famous buildings.


The image features Leonard Schultze as the Waldorf-Astoria, William Van Alen as the Chrysler Building, Ely Jacques Khan as the Squibb Building, Ralph Walker as the Wall Street Building, Arthur J. Arwine as a low pressure heating boiler, A. Stewart as the Fuller Building and Joseph Freelander as the Museum of the City of New York.

Take a leaf out of the books of these seven fun-makers, and get crafting a body-sized version of your own greatest designs. Whether you worked on the Shard or just finished a library in Lewisham, showing off your achievements has never been so fun.

Happy Halloween!