10 Really Relevant Halloween Costumes

Want people to talk about your outfit? Start here
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2011 7:37 AM CDT
Updated Oct 23, 2011 1:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Why dress up as a maid or a construction worker when you can instead construct a Halloween costume that’s relevant to our times? Time offers up a list of ideas, complete with instructions:

  • Pregnant Beyonce: Grab yourself a fake baby bump (unless, of course, you’re already pregnant) and a brightly-colored unitard like she wears in her “Countdown” video, then “place both hands on the bump and grin radiantly.”
  • A GOP presidential candidate: You can choose any, but the Michele Bachmann costume is particularly simple: Just fashion a mask from her infamous Newsweek cover, then “walk around overly wide-eyed, like you just drank a coffeemaker.”

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  • Kate Middleton: Surely you can find knockoffs of her engagement ring and her wedding dress, then recruit a close friend or family member to act as your Pippa.
  • Charlie Sheen: Stick a cigarette between your lips and say “winning” a lot and you’ve basically got Sheen nailed—but you’ll have to find two women to accompany you dressed as your “goddesses,” of course. All three of you will also need “self-destructive attitudes.”
  • Harold Camping: A stiff brown suit, shirt, and tie are important, but arguably your most important prop is a sign reading, “Judgment Day: May 21, 2011.” Then "cross out May 21, write in Oct. 21"... and then another date?
Click for the full list, or if you’d rather not celebrate Halloween, check out an alternative. (Read more Halloween stories.)

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