Honey Boo Boo
Not only does her name reflect one of Halloween’s most common catchphrases (Boo), she is one of pop culture’s hottest reality TV child stars. To dress up as this pint-size pageant queen, all you need is a tutu, a tiara and a garbled Southern accent. If you really want to go all out, add in a “Little Miss Princess” sash and carry around a live pig with a name tag that says “Glitzy.”
Girls want to be her, guys want to date her. Or maybe fight her? This “Hunger Games” heroine is an easy Halloween costume to pull off. Style your hair in a side-braid and wear green cargo pants, leather boots and a leather jacket. Add in a bow and arrows and “mockingjay” pin if you can. Now you just have to look tough.
May the Halloween odds be ever in your favor.
Hipster Disney princess
This one’s super easy: bust out that old Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty costume from a few years ago and just add black, thick-rimmed glasses. Voila…you celebrated Halloween before it was cool.
For the guys…
All you need for this costume is a Foot Locker uniform, a baseball cap and a whistle. Walk around all night like you’re confused and just generally don’t know what’s going on. If you really want to sell it, call incorrect party fouls and yell “after review, the ruling on the field stands!”
If you’re looking for a certain kind of treat on Halloween night, this is the costume for you, fellas. Magic Mike’s “It’s Raining Men” number from the beginning of the movie inspires your outfit: dress pants, no shirt, a tie and a fedora. Also required for this costume: a six-pack, waxed chest and killer dance moves, all of which can be purchased secondhand at the Halloween Wal-Mart (aka Goodwill).
This daredevil recently skydived from 24 miles above the earth in a history-making stunt sponsored by Red Bull. His astronaut suit is a fairly easy get-up to replicate and you’ll probably be regarded as the most radical guy at any party. Carry around a can of Red Bull…but please don’t try jumping from any high places.
If you want to match with someone…
To dress up as pop culture power couple “Kimye,” ladies should wear leopard print pants, absurdly tall high heels, a body-hugging shirt and a long, dark brunette wig. Dark sunglasses and lip-plumping makeup are good bets as well. Kanye impersonators will need fake (or real) facial hair to create his goatee, and the following items to reflect his signature look: jeans, a white button-up shirt, a long chain necklace, white shutter shades and an unbearable personality coupled with the inability to say anything intelligent. A microphone would be an added plus. Your costume will be the best Halloween costume of all time…of all time!The presidential candidates
Barack mask. Mitt mask. American flag pins. Similar stances on major issues (but don’t admit it). Enough said.
The U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team
“The Fab 5” includes Olympic gymnasts McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Alexandra Raisman, Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber. If you want to be modest and/or warm, dress in athletic warm up pants and a jacket to which you’ve added a U.S. flag patch. Otherwise, rock a gymnastics leotard. For either look, fake gold medal around your neck and pull your hair back in a high ponytail or bun. Work that updo.
“The Walking Dead” cast
What could be better inspiration for a Halloween costume than TV’s most popular show about zombies? You’ll need all the main characters, including Rick (sheriff’s costume), Lori (fake pregnant belly), Hershel (white wig, suspenders) and Daryl (camouflage, a crossbow). Other members of your group can dress up as — what else? — zombies. Everyone gets covered in fake blood, then eats each others faces off.