Every year, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos never fail to disappoint when it comes to their Halloween costumes. This year is no exception, as they took inspiration from a popular ABC hit for their fan-favorite Halloween episode. In an exclusive preview shared by People, Ripa and Consuelos showcased their incredible “Golden Bachelor” costumes, transporting us back in time while giving a nod to another beloved reality show.
For their Halloween special, Ripa and Consuelos starred in a skit called “The Golden Bachelor in Paradise.” The couple donned gray wigs and vibrant tropical outfits, truly embracing the essence of the characters they portray in the comedy sketch. Ripa, the longtime host of “Live,” rocked a tousled short gray wig, a colorful seaweed-print Lilly Pulitzer kaftan ($198), and long pearl necklaces. Consuelos, known for his role in “All My Children” and as Ryan Seacrest’s co-host on the talk show, wore a bright blue Hawaiian shirt and khaki shorts, perfectly complementing Ripa’s ensemble.
People magazine shared exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the pre-recorded comedy sketch. In one photo, Ripa is seen playfully licking Consuelos’ face at a beach-front bar while he grimaces at the camera. The couple’s chemistry and comedic timing shine through, ensuring a hilarious and entertaining Halloween episode. Fans were given a sneak peek of their costumes in an October 19 YouTube video, seeing Ripa and Consuelos in makeup chairs as their wigs and facial prosthetics were expertly applied.
Besides the “Golden Bachelor” skit, the Halloween episode promises an incredible display of creativity with a staggering 50 elaborate costumes. According to People, this is Consuelos’ debut Halloween appearance on “Live,” and he is pulling out all the stops to make it memorable. This behind-the-scenes look creates anticipation and excitement among fans, wondering what other surprises are in store for them.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have been fully immersed in the Halloween spirit this year. The couple attended Bette Midler’s Halloween party, held on Friday, dressed as Day of the Dead-inspired characters. Ripa stunned in a colorful maxi skirt adorned with rows of rainbow-colored ruffles, paired with a black leather bustier and sheer turtleneck. Her goulish makeup added an extra element of fright to her look. Consuelos, never shy to embrace his wife’s daring style, wore a black bullfighter suit with gold flower accents and completed his ensemble with white skeleton face paint.
As viewers eagerly await the full reveal of Ripa and Consuelos’ “Golden Bachelor” costumes, it’s evident that they have once again outdone themselves in the Halloween department. The couple’s dedication to their craft and attention to detail make their Halloween episodes a must-watch event. From their even more elaborate costumes this year to their attendance at Bette Midler’s party, Ripa and Consuelos have truly embraced the spooky season, delighting fans with their creativity and sense of humor. Tune in on Tuesday for the full “Golden” reveal and prepare to be amazed by Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ remarkable Halloween transformation.