Lacey Chabert as Gretchen Wieners, Rachel McAdams as Regina George and Amanda Seyfried as Karen Smith in MEAN GIRLS (Image Credit: Paramount Pictures)

A (tongue-in-cheek) guide to picking a Halloween Costume!

Lacey Chabert as Gretchen Wieners, Rachel McAdams as Regina George and Amanda Seyfried as Karen Smith in MEAN GIRLS (Image Credit: Paramount Pictures)

Lacey Chabert as Gretchen Wieners, Rachel McAdams as Regina George and Amanda Seyfried as Karen Smith in MEAN GIRLS (Image Credit: Paramount Pictures)

This is the season; the season where the leaves turn to lovely shades of orange, red and brown; where the slight change in weather sends a chill down your spine; and where you have the intangible sense that things get just a little bit more…creepy. This is the Halloween season.

By now your social calendar is probably filled with great intentions to attend all kinds of fabulous Halloween parties. But the stressful part is deciding on a costume! How will you top last year’s costume? Should you go with something on trend, or stick with something more classic? What if you are caught wearing the same costume as someone else? What if they look better in it?! Well fret no more because I have compiled for you an original guide to picking the perfect Halloween costume!

“I’m a mouse…duh!

I think Lindsay Lohan’s character in Mean Girls said it best when she said “Halloween is the one time of year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” So ladies, this is the one time of year to really live it up! I suggest that you take yourself to a Victoria’s Secret or Frederick’s of Hollywood and get the kinkiest lingerie you can find, throw on some form of animal ears, and viola, you have got your self a costume!

Miley Cyrus

Now there are a few variations of this costume that you can go with. For the more conservative ladies out there, I suggest you go as the soon to be classic “VMA’s Miley”. Simply tie your hair into twin topknots on your head, paint on some red lipstick, wear flesh-toned latex looking underwear and twerk! Don’t forget to stick out your tongue incessantly, accessorize with a naughty foam finger, and to really get into character, feel free to randomly and inappropriately twerk and grope random strangers! The second version that you can go with is Miley in her latest video for “Wrecking Ball.” Now this one is much more simple, but guaranteed to get some looks. Simply strut around in your birthday suit, or for those who are a little more conservative, your underwear and ride around on a wrecking ball. If you can’t afford to rent a wrecking ball for the night, then get your self a sledgehammer, and lick it suggestively. People will either instantly recognize the character you are, or they will call the cops because they see some crazy person running around half-naked licking random tools…either way you will turn some heads!

Heisenberg for Halloween

Sadly we can no longer get our “fix” of Breaking Bad anymore since the series has ended, so why not keep the meth cooking this Halloween and dress up as everyone’s favorite teacher/meth dealer! You can go with his “dealer” look and wear the Pork Pie hat, a bald cap, some sunglasses, a windbreaker and a maroon shirt. Or you could go with the “cooking” costume and wear a full HAZMAT suit, gas mask, and accessorize with some blue raspberry rock candy as your “meth.” This costume is perfect for adults and children alike!

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…Sharknado?!

I think that you will all agree with me when I say that the largely under-rated, made-for-television movie Sharknado captured the hearts and souls of audiences around the world. If you are a super-fan of the show, eagerly awaiting its sequel, then I suggest you keep the spirit alive and dress as a man-eating shark! Bring people’s worst nightmare to their doorstep and become the envy of all of your friends in this costume!

Make all your friends Quack up…

If Duck Dynasty is one of your favorite shows right now, then make all of your friends “quack” by dressing up as one of the show’s characters! This costume could not be any easier to re-create; simply throw on some camouflage, grow out your beard, and get your duck calls ready! The only thing you will have to decide is which member of the Robertson’s family you want to go as!

There you have it, a list of original, classic, and fun costumes that are sure to make your Halloween one to remember!


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