‘Law & Order: SVU’: Mariska Hargitay Isn’t in Kansas Anymore in Epic Family Costume Pic

by Megan Molseed

Mariska Hargitay is clearly not just the talented and tireless actress we see each week on her hit television series, Law & Order: SVU.

Hargitay certainly does nail the actress role playing Captain Olivia Benson on the hit NBC series. However, there’s another role the SVU actress always nails as well.

In addition to her on-screen talents, Hargitay is a loving and dedicated wife and mother. She has so much fun with her family, in fact, that each year she dresses up with her three kids and her husband in some epic family Halloween costumes.

Each year Hargitay and her family certainly wow with their creative costumes. And, the most recent photos on Instagram depicting the family’s 2021 costume selection show that the family has outdone themselves, yet again, with the coordinated costumes.

On Sunday, October 31, the actress shared some photos to her Instagram showing her fans the family’s latest coordinated Halloween costume. This year, the family is going with an epic Wizard of Oz theme.

“There’s no place like home,” Hargitay writes in one Halloween afternoon Insta post. The photo shows Hargitay and the clan going all out for the holiday.

In the photo, the Law & Order: SVU star is dressed as the Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy. The actress gazes off into the distance. The star looks past the camera as if she truly is Dorothy wishing to return home to Kansas.

In the photo, Hargitay is surrounded by some other very familiar characters. These characters include Glinda the Good Witch, The Cowardly Lion, The Scare Crow, The Tin Man, and the Wicked Witch of the West.

‘Law & Order: SVU’ Actress Shares Her Adorable Cast Of Characters

Hargitay’s daughter Amaya all smiles as she stands front and center in the photo. Amaya is dressed to the nines wearing a fabulous pink dress, just like the one worn by Glinda in the movie. Amaya completes her costume with the perfect “good witch” crown.

Standing next to Amaya is Andrew, the youngest son of Hargitay and her husband, Peter Hermann.

Andrew certainly makes the perfect Cowardly Lion to travel with the bunch. It’s hard to tell if the adorable kiddo is really into his role or just not up for having his picture taken. Whatever the case may be Andrew’s look is perfect.

The way the young boy is looking down while holding his fluffy lion tail is exactly the look we expect from the Wizard of Oz character.

The couple’s oldest son, August, stands on the other side posing as the perfect Scarecrow. He may be a teenager, but this boy certainly looks happy to be taking part in this costume tradition with his family!

In another post, Mariska Hargitay shares a close-up of herself dressed as Dorothy.

“Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore,” the Law & Order: SVU actress writes in the caption.

It’s an awesome photo as Hargitay gazes longingly past the camera. She seems to be dreaming of Kansas while petting her ToTo, a stuffed dog.