Hurricane Sandy has made landfall, causing downed trees, power outages, flooding, heavy rains, winds and widespread damage throughout her path here in New England and up and down the Eastern seaboard. While all of that damage is, indeed, unfortunate, we can’t help but think of all the hilarious, last-minute Halloween costume ideas that can result from Hurricane Sandy. After all, Sandy’s well-earned Halloween nickname is “Frankenstorm.” How timely of her, right? Below, we’ve pulled together photos of Hurricane Sandy-inspired Halloween costumes to don this week.

Hurricane Sandy Halloween Costume Ideas 2012

While it’s still a few days before Halloween, Hurricane Sandy has already postponed several Halloween celebrations throughout Boston and the state of Massachusetts at large. For parents, the Wall Street Journal has pulled together a guide on how to talk to your children about cancelled plans and long-awaited trick-or-treating events. After all, you don’t want there to be too many sad little princesses and superheroes out there this season.

Moreover, Bloomberg Businessweek is reporting that Hurricane Sandy could cause up to $20 million in economic damages here in the United States. From restaurants and shopping malls to physical damage, the storm has the potential to severely impact fourth-quarter estimates, reports Bloomberg. Of course, retailers that counted on last-minute Halloween sales may be hit hard, as well.

As far as the weather is concerned, here in Boston, a Halloween storm is nothing new. Last year, a storm brought wind, rain and even snow to New England, forcing similar cancellations to Halloween events as Hurricane Sandy is this year.

For up-to-date Hurricane Sandy information in Boston, we’ve compiled a list of Twitter accounts to follow with live action news, photos, video and more as the storm continues to hit the East Coast.

Stay safe out there, and Happy Halloween!