Halloween 2012

It’s that time of year again. Everyone eats a ton of candy, watches some scary horror flicks and tries to come up with the most unique costumes for Halloween. Whether it’s the latest YouTube craze, a popular TV show or a cult classic film character, there’s always a costume that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. Some of you may be stumped this year but rest assured, there are plenty of hilarious and interesting ideas for you to pull off. These are just some ideas for what you could be wearing out this Halloween season.

1. Gagnam Style’s PSY

I know some of you were thinking of this one, and it’s actually very easy to do. Find yourself a suit (preferably with a colourful jacket or blazer), a button down shirt, bow tie, black pants and classy shoes. Top it all off with some sunglasses, a load of hair gel, and you’ve become PSY. Don’t forget to practice those dances moves!

2. Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson

The girl that everyone cannot help but love can also be a costume idea to make people laugh. This could go either one of two ways: you can do her pageant look or her “everyday” look that you see on her television show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. For the pageant look, find a crazy, poofy pink dress, douse yourself in makeup and throw on a curly blonde wig. For her usual look, find a funny graphic, or tie-dye t-shirt, some ripped jeans, a blonde wig and speak in a Southern accent. You can yell her catchphrases or make a few for yourself!

3. The Avengers

One of the year’s biggest box office hits can also be one of the coolest costumes of 2012. You can fly solo as any of the Avengers like Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Captain America or Black Widow, or you can get a group of friends together and re-create the whole superhero gang. You can go all out and get these costumes online, or, if like most, you’re on a student budget you can find some handy things around your house, along with a few craft ideas, to make your own handmade costumes. You can make Captain America’s shield out of a flying saucer sled by painting it and making your own handle out of cardboard or foil. For the Hulk, paint yourself entirely green with some purple shorts — easy. Either way you get your costume, you can show off your inner hero. Merely stepping stones for any pop culture Halloween costume, you can be a character from your favourite film or band and show off your creativity!

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