Last year, topical Halloween costumes included Occupy Wall Street, spoofs on Will and Kate’s royal wedding, and the recently-killed Muammar el-Qaddafi. What will Halloween 2012 bring in terms of topical and pop culture costumes? Here are our suggestions:
Naked Prince Harry
After his much-publicized incident in Vegas, the younger prince will be a popular option this year.
Accessories: “What Happens in Vegas” hat, “Censored” bar over your privates, billiard sticks
The South Korean “Gangnam Style” has been everywhere lately: The Today Show, SNL, The MTV VMAs.
Accessories: Multi-colored tuxedo, sunglasses, horse dance moves
Accessories: Face paint/shoe polish/spray tanner
Starlets with legal problems are always fodder for Halloween costumes. In years past, we’ve seen Lindsay and Paris costumes; this year, it’s suspended-licensee Amanda Bynes
Accessories: Steering wheel, alleged marijuana paraphernalia, Nickelodeon mementos
Chick-Fil-A Protester or Supporter
After the Chick-fil-a president voiced his opposition to same-sex marriage, protests and counter-protests captivated the nation. We expect to see some chickens…and those mischievous cows advocating for them to be eaten.
Accessories: Protest signs, Chick-Fil-A packages and bags
Honey Boo-Boo and Family Accessories: Tiara, Go-Go Juice (Red Bull and Mountain Dew), coupons, lack of dignity
Snooki and her baby (and fiance Jionni LaValle)
She’s been a popular costume (for guys and girls) over the past few years, but now she’s a mommy! Expect new twists on the old favorite.
Accessories: Terrible clothes, loud animal prints, hair poof, bronzer, and a pumpkin as her baby
Olympians like Gabby Douglas and Ryan Lochte
Accessories: Track suits, medals, flags
Fifty Shades of Grey
Accessories: Rope, handcuffs, laptop
Mitt Romney, Barack Obama
In an election year, political costumes are always prevalent. Sarah Palin was 2008′s big costume, but this year doesn’t seem to lean towards any single candidate.
Clint Eastwood And His Chair
Dirty Harry and his imaginary President have the potential to be the most popular political costume in 2012.
Accessories: Pants to the chest, furniture-based anger, confusion, real or cardboard-cutout chair.
Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, and Black Widow are bound to be popular.
The Hunger Games
From dingy, arrow-slinging Katniss and the other tributes to colorful citizens of the Capitol, the Hunger Games offers a lot of potential for homemade costumes.
The Dark Knight Rises
With this year’s film, Bane and Selina Kyle get added to the always-popular Batman mix.
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