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Mariska Hargitay and Her Family Wore Incredible Matching Neon Halloween Costumes

You could say it's lit.

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Watch the Season 26 premiere of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Thursday, October 3 at 9/8c on NBC.

Mariska Hargitay went all out for Halloween in 2022, wearing several outfits that are lighting up the internet—one of them literally so. 

The Law & Order: SVU actress took to Instagram to share her incredible costumes. See, below, her family's matching all-neon moment: 

And then see her painted completely green to look like a flowery witch. Think Earth Mother meets Elphaba from Wicked. 

Related: Mandy Moore Shared an Adorable Photo of Her Son Gus in His Halloween Costume

It's great to see Hargitay get in the fun Halloween spirit, especially because her day-to-day on SVU involves some heavy material. The television show has transcended entertainment at this point. As Hargitay recently put it on Access, “When I started SVU, very quickly I started to receive a different kind of fan letter. Instead of, you know, ‘I love your show; you’re a great actress,’ it was women and men disclosing stories of abuse. People started sharing and saying, ‘Your show changed my life,’ and ‘I’ve never told anyone [about my abuse].' That is the sentence I heard most: ‘I’ve never told anyone'... I knew very early that this wasn’t a regular TV show. I understood very quickly the power of healing this television show had.”


Speaking to the show's themes, specifically sexual violence, Hargitay added, "There’s nothing about this to keep secret. This is something we should all be talking about.”

To watch Hargitay in action as Captain Olivia Benson, check out Law & Order: SVU on NBC Thursdays at 9/8c and next day on Peacock.  Previous episodes of the show are also available on Peacock