sarah hyland s2 modern family 300x450  'Modern Family' Sarah Hyland's Halloween costume dilemma, horror storySarah Hyland of “Modern Family” is rather pragmatic about the skimpy Halloween costumes her character Haley Dunphy wore on the Emmy-winning sitcom.

“I mean, it’s whatever a teenager does now,” she tells Zap2it about the tight and short-skirted outfits seen on Wednesday’s (Oct. 27) episode. “It’s what every 16-year-old does. It was normal. I was just freezing.”

Hyland’s real-life Halloween costumes, however, are more kid- and mom-friendly.

“When I was three I was a bunny,” she says, reminiscing about her favorite costumes. “Last year I was a bear and that was fun. I had a camouflage outfit on with a really furry faux fur vest and ears. I did my makeup with a black nose and everything.”

She and her boyfriend, actor Matt Prokop from “Furry Vengeance” and “High School Musical 3,” already have their costumes planned for this year, and we find them pretty inspired.

“We’re being Michael and Jackie from ‘That ’70s Show’ for Halloween,” she reveals.

]]>In the period sitcom, actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis play couple
Michael Kelso and Jackie Burkhardt (pictured in costume, right). With Hyland’s coloring, she can
definitely pull it off, and even though Prokop has shorter hair now, he
once had very Kelso-like hair in “Furry Vengeance” (inset, left).

So her costume is all set … well, except for actually putting it
together, but that’s just a technicality. She experienced a bit of
costume panic, however, when her friend and “Pretty Little Liars” star
Lucy Hale tweeted out, “Jack is an ice cream sundae. And not too happy
about it” with a picture of her dog in costume. Hyland tweeted back, “no
way! Barkleys an Ice cream sundae too!”

Both attached twitpics (Jack on
left, Barkley on right):

lucy hale sarah hyland dogs 'Modern Family' Sarah Hyland's Halloween costume dilemma, horror storyThis is what happens when you buy off the rack.

“It’s the same outfit. It’s from Target,” she explains. “I got Barkley
this costume like a month ago when we bought our Halloween decorations
for the front yard. I just never tweeted a picture of it. And then Lucy
Hale tweeted a picture of her dog it in. I was like, ‘Oh my God. Oh
boy.’ It’s like wearing the same dress to prom.”

Luckily the pooches won’t be too embarrassed since Hyland already bought
a replacement costume. No doubt she’ll tweet out the evidence soon.

 sarah hyland halloween horror 450 'Modern Family' Sarah Hyland's Halloween costume dilemma, horror storyAs part of her Halloween celebration, the actress recently visited
Knott’s Scary Farm with her boyfriend and tweeted it was “the most
scared I have ever been n my life.” She actually doesn’t mind being
scared and loves horror movies, but she’s not crazy about having people
jump out at her. This aversion stems from a childhood incident.

“When I was in second grade, the seniors decided to do a haunted maze in
the basement of the school,” she says. “And since they were seniors
they decided to screw with the second graders. The actors at Knott’s
Scary Farm are not really allowed to touch you, but these seniors
literally dragged my friend by the feet down the halls. So I’ve been
scarred for life with stuff like that, with people dressing up and
scaring you and going through mazes and everything because of that one
particular moment in my life.”

“Modern Family” airs Wednesday nights on ABC.

Check back with Zap2it for the second half of Hyland’s interview in
which she discusses what’s coming up for Haley, her dream guest star and
her upcoming film.

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