Halloween is going to be different this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but there’s one tradition that’s here to stay: creative costumes! 

With social distancing measures still in place, festive activities such as trick-or-treating, indoor parties and haunted houses are now considered high risk activities by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

But morning and daytime talk show hosts, including Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb from the “Today” show and Kelly Ripa from “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” are making sure that viewers get into the Halloween spirit by showing off their looks.

Though shows have had to make adjustments amid the pandemic, from replacing a live in-person audience with a virtual one to implementing more rigid sanitation protocols, that didn’t stop them from getting festive Friday with a “Schitt’s Creek” parody, a tribute of Broadway icons and more.

“Live with Kelly and Ryan”

The Daytime Emmy-award winning show paid tribute to another big award winner: Schitt’s Creek. 

Wearing the iconic pope outfit from Season 6, Ripa looked almost unrecognizable while dressed as the indomitable Moira Rose (played by Catherine O’Hara), while Seacrest sported the iconic black lightning bolt sweater and white sunglasses as her flamboyant son, David (played by Dan Levy). 

'GMA,' 'Today' show, 'Kelly and Ryan' celebrate COVID-era Halloween with festive costumes

'GMA,' 'Today' show, 'Kelly and Ryan' celebrate COVID-era Halloween with festive costumes

But one costume isn’t enough for the dynamic duo! Along with Ripa’s Baby Yoda costume from the Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian,” the two also showed off their fierce sides by parodying “Tiger King,” with Ripa in a blonde wig and mustache as Joe Exotic and Seacrest in a tiger onesie. 

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'GMA,' 'Today' show, 'Kelly and Ryan' celebrate COVID-era Halloween with festive costumes

'GMA,' 'Today' show, 'Kelly and Ryan' celebrate COVID-era Halloween with festive costumes


The hosts of the morning program gave the audience something to sing about with their dramatic and lively “Best of Broadway” costumes. Hoda Kotb looked regal in her princess gown and blonde wig as Glinda from “Wicked.” And of course, who else to play Elphaba than the gravity-defying Savannah Guthrie, who looked spooky with her green face.

In a tribute to “Hamilton,” Craig Melvin got historical in his colonial coat and slicked back hair as the titular Alexander Hamilton, and Al Roker donned a crown and bright red robe as the menacing King George.

Jenna Bush Hager lip-synced her heart out as Grizabella from “Cats,” with her furry tail, cat ears and impressive face makeup.

To bring some upbeat music into the show, Shanielle Jones and Dylan Dreyer kicked it off with their sparkly fringe dresses as Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart from “Chicago.”

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“Good Morning America”

Though the anchors didn’t dress up this year, “Good Morning America” woke fans up with a cute surprise: adorable dog costumes!

Cecilia Vega, Michael Strahan and George Stephanopoulos showed viewers their dogs’ cutest looks, from a unicorn to Batman, and Ginger Zee showed off her furry friend’s rocket costume made from recycled plastic bottles and tissue paper.

'GMA,' 'Today' show, 'Kelly and Ryan' celebrate COVID-era Halloween with festive costumes