The 15 Pop Culture Halloween Costumes That Will Be At Every Party This Year

Oh hello there everyone! It’s me, Jenni. I just got back from the future and saw a whole lot of things that I think would interest you. Robots who can go to the gym for you, dogs that can cook brunch, critically-acclaimed shows that binge-watch themselves so you don’t look stupid when everyone’s talking about them and so much more. But before we get to all that, I do have to tell you that I stopped by Halloweeen 2K13 and saw a whole bunch of awesome Halloween costumes. Also, a whole bunch of cliche costumes. And worse than all those cliche costumes was the fact that the cliche-costume-wearers had no idea that other people would think of those same costumes. So to prevent you from being one of those people, I’ve made a list of all the costumes you need to avoid this year.

1. Any form of Miley Cyrus

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My eyes are already hurting from all the Miley Cyrus costumes that will be out there this year. I know, I know, you’re going to do a different Miley than everyone else. Stop. Someone else is already doing that Miley…as well as “Miley at the VMAs” and “Miley on the wrecking ball” and “Miley in a mesh dress.”

2. The Astronauts from Gravity

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Really? You thought you were the only one who wanted to wear a costume that guaranteed you wouldn’t need to worry about wearing a coat out.

3. The fox from “What the Fox Says”

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Nope. Fox ears are wayyyy too cheap and wayyy too accessible for last-minute costume purchasers. Also people can’t help themselves from choosing a costume that involves a dance.

4. Kanye West freaking out at any point this year

Kanye West That's Who I Think I Am BBC Radio

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Everyone loves to wear a costume that allows them to yell/tell people about their genius all night. Especially if it involves carrying around a prop baby covered in a blanket.

5. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark from Catching Fire

Katniss Everdeen Peeta Mellark Catching Fire

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As if you and your boyfriend are the only two people in the world who wanted to work pyrotechnics into your costume. Get real.

6. Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke Blurred Lines Video

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Any excuse to get another use out of that old Beetlejuice costume. Look, I hear you. But so does everyone else.

7. Hannah Horvath from Girls

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There are two kinds of girls on Halloween. Those who want to dress sexy and those who want an excuse to go outside wearing an unflattering t-shirt with no pants. Despite what you may hear in Mean Girls, there are more in that second group than you think.

8. Boy King (Prince George)

Prince Harry Talks About Prince George

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Look, everyone knows someone who has a crown and an adult diaper laying around. Unless you can pull off an English baby accent, don’t even try this one.

9. Justin Bieber

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The only exception to this costume is if you can obtain a real live monkey and leave this real live monkey at the party.

10. Characters from Orange is the New Black

Orange Is The New black Piper Scared That I'm Not Myself

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Look, I love the show too. But everyone loves that show. Therefore everyone would love to wear this costume.

11. Anyone from Arrested Development

Arrested Development GOB Oh Come On

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Not only is the this show back, but all the inside jokes that go along with it are back too. Who doesn’t want an excuse to dress like Mrs. Featherbottom?

12. Walter White from Breaking Bad

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It involves meth, so I mean, c’mon, everyone loves meth.

13. Olivia Pope from Scandal

Olivia Pope Scandal My White Hat Is Bigger

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The only thing that makes Olivia Pope look lame is when there are 400 Olivia Popes hanging around in one room. It doesn’t matter how good you look in a white hat, someone eles will be there and someone else will it pull it off better.

14. Paula Deen

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Because if there’s one costume that can go horribly wrong (read: go from making fun of a racist to just being racist), there will be several people who want to do it.

15. The Government Shutdown

Taran Killam SNL It's Our Party

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It’s not only topical, but it’s topical for smart, educated people. Therefore a lot of smart, educated people will do it. How? I don’t know. But they will. Oh they will.

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