Halloween is just a couple of weeks away, and even though there’s a strong temptation to save costume planning until minutes before your Halloween party, there’s an even stronger drive to come up with a really awesome costume so that you can compete with the Halloween crowd and possibly snag yourself a sexy werewolf, or, more likely, a Mitt Romney lookalike who is breaking Mormon character by getting wasted. Here are some of the best Halloween costumes you’re likely to see in 2012.
Google “sexy zombie” (actually, don’t) and you’ll see that there are countless websites, articles, and how-to videos for those who want to go for a look that says “undead, but still fabulous.” This is not right. What’s wrong with just being scary? Have some balls, girls–leave the sexy costumes to the sorority girls for a year.
2. Tony Stark
You can bet you’ll be seeing lots of guys go the Iron Man route, sans expensive full-body metal suit. It’s easy: just tape a round glow stick to your chest, slip on a Black Sabbath t-shirt, trim up your beard, and adopt an arrogant attitude.
3. Don and Megan Draper
For all you stunningly gorgeous couples who want to make the rest of us even more jealous, a cute couple costume idea is to go as the first couple of TV drama, Don Draper and his wife Megan. Any vintage dress will do for her–the tough part is getting the hair and makeup right. Make sure whatever accessories you choose, from a scarf or hat to the bag and shoes, match the time period. For him, a simple suit and tie are pretty much all is required, although a sharp hat and briefcase will complete the look. If you’re a smoker, this is your moment to shine!
4. The 11th Doctor
If you’re a diehard Doctor Who fan, then chances are you’ve at least considered dressing as either The Doctor or Amy Pond this year. Luckily for guys, all it takes to pull off this look is a slim-cut vintage suit jacket and slacks, a striped shirt, suspenders, and of course, a bow tie. Bow ties are cool. For added realism, you might want to invest in a Sonic Screwdriver, psychic paper (a black ID holder with a sheet of blank paper in it),and a fez.
The British superhero dramedy Misfits offers a great opportunity for a group costume. Five friends, five orange jumpsuits, and you’re pretty much set. Don’t forget to catch up on the show so you can keep up with which powers your character has now. Oh, and you might want to brush up on your English accent.
6. Walter White (aka Heisenberg)
Another easy costume! Flat black hat, sunglasses, perhaps a nose bandage, black clothes, and that’s about it. A tough attitude is a good accessory, along with a bag of blue rock candy.
7. Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones
A couple of toy dragons and a blonde wig, and you’re most of the way towards dressing as Game of Thrones‘ dragon mother and Dothraki Kahleesi. Add a Renaissance-looking dress or even a burlap sack and you’re good to go.
8. This Biker Baby
I just thought this was adorable. More like Grandsons of Anarchy!