Fashion Friday: Awesome Pop Culture Halloween Costumes

By Kelsey Meany

Bored of that witch costume you’ve been wearing every Halloween for 20 years? In my experience, the best costumes are always the ones you wish you were smart enough to think of earlier. But have no fear, because pop culture costumes are always in style.

1. Jailed Aaron Hernandez

Pop on your favorite Gator paraphernalia under an orange jumpsuit, slap a sign that says “Hernandez” across your back and get ready for the Lolz. This is perfect for the Gator fan who enjoys a little self-deprecating humor.

2. Miley Cyrus circa VMAs

Miley Cyrus circa “Wrecking Ball” might be a bit too revealing. But if nudity is your thing, hey, who’s judging? The VMAs outfit, though also just very unappropriate, will give you the chance to finally use that foam finger you’ve had sitting in the back of your closet. Tie your hair into those weird little horn things she was wearing and then someone gain the courage to wear a leotard with some crazy face on it. There are a few costumes out there, but they all break $100 in price except for the one on eBay. You can always DIY too.

3. Government shutdown

Have an Uncle Sam or statue of liberty or Obama mask hanging around? It’s your chance to shine! Wear that costume like a champion and hang a “closed” sign around your neck. Your friends will think you are so awesome, worldly and clever.

4. Sharknado

It’s a shark! It’s a tornado! It’s…it’s…Tara Reid? Now, if you aren’t ready to put in some elbow grease this one isn’t for you. The best guide for making a Sharknado costume that I found involved wire cutters, which, let’s be real, isn’t going to happen for me. But this video gives a step-by-step guide on how to make you an awesome Sharknado.


You have a wide variety of choices for your costume here. The video just provided so much rich material; you could go to 20 Halloween parties and be a different member of the video squad. There’s an Amazon listing for this awesome fox costume (get cracking though because it ships from Japan.) Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!


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