Well, it’s that horrible time of year where everyone fancies themselves a comedian in a costume and attempts to come up with the most creative costume idea ever. Except most of the those Halloween costumes ideas end up being cliche and before you know it, you’re stuck at party full of Swine Flus (2009), Snookis (2010) or Princess Beatrice Hats (2011). It’s a goddamn photo taking tragedy when you can’t take one photo without a Chilean Miner (or worse, a Chilean minor) showing up in the background.
And it’s a downright catastrophe when you make the horrid mistake of thinking your costume’s unique and then walking right into a room full of 45 other balloon boys. One of whom can actually fly.
So this year you can avoid that debacle by making sure that you’re not dressing up as any of the follow pop-culture phenomenons. Because I’ll bet my sexy Air Bud costume on the fact that every party in America will have at least one of these.
1. Honey Boo Boo
Everyone who’s anyone wants to dress up as Honey Boo Boo this year. In fact, by the time you finish reading this sentence 16 people will have practiced their “you better redneckognize” lines in the mirror. Want an easier, more original costume: a cheeseball on the floor. You just paint yourself orange and roll around all night.
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2. The Fab Five
Unless you’re an actual Olympic gymnast who’s capable of gymnastics, do not even attempt this costume. I know, I know, it’s a great group costume for you and your four besties. But I promise you that you’ll regret it when you end up doing drunken back handsprings in an effort to prove you’re more “fab five” than the other 9 “fab fives” who showed up at the party. No costume’s worth a back brace.
3. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games (Opposed to Katniss Everdeen from down the street)
The only way to really make this costume stand out is to show up at the party with an actual bow and arrow set. However, that’s also the fastest way to accidentally maim and kill someone at a Halloween party. If you’re a die hard Hunger Games fan who really can’t go as anything but someone from the movie, try going as Rue. Then when no one’s paying attention to you at the party, you can dramatically fall down and pretend to die. It’s a great way to stay in character while also keeping all the attention on yourself.
4. Miley Cyrus
No one can do Miley Cyrus better than Miley Cyrus. So unless you’re willing to dye your hair at the party and subsequently chop it off, don’t even touch this one. However if you are willing to do that, make sure to upload to Twitter immediately.