Was KFC’s Halloween Harland On Your Bucket List?


KFC Colonel Sanders Halloween costume

Sorry if the Colonel Sanders Halloween costume was on your bucket list; it’s now sold out. Although the “Halloween costume” has sold out, KFC still has a treat (or trick) in store.

The Yum!-owned brand has made such a massive marketing investment over the last few years in paying tribute to the brand’s founder, Colonel Harland Sanders, that it was a natural to make a Colonel Sanders Halloween costume (for only $5 online) this year.

Orders that were placed by today were promised to be delivered in time for trick-or-treating on Oct. 31.

Colonel Sanders Halloween costume

While the costume is now sold out, on Friday KFC U.S. will be giving away custom Halloween buckets in the form of a reproduction of the brand’s iconic fried-chicken container, at KFC restaurants.

Of course, KFC has been presenting and re-presentig incarnations of Colonel Sanders for a while now, especially in the form of a revolving cast of actors and comedians who dress up in a white suit and black string tie for the role.

KFC Halloween Harland / Colonel Sanders costume

For Halloween, KFC is attempting to leverage the Colonel’s newly created notoriety with the costume, which costs the same as the brand’s $5 Fill Ups on the menu, George Felix, KFC’s US director of advertising, noted in a press release.

The buckets, meanwhile, are made to hold much more than warm chicken for a half-hour: They’re constructed of plastic with a sturdy handle and come in five designs featuring the Colonel as well as different Halloween classics including a mummy, werewolf and vampire.