10 Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Wear in 2011
Halloween is fast approaching. Besides figuring out exactly how much candy you'll need for the trick-or-treaters this year, another burning question remains: how will you dress for those adult parties and festivities? While you can always go with the tried-and-true — zombies, vampires, and superheroes — may we suggest something a little more timely? We took a look at the most popular topical costumes being sold by retailers, and added in a few of our own ideas for homemade get-ups as well. It's safe to say you'll be seeing plenty of these outfits come All Hallow's Eve.
This one's kind of a no-brainer. With the recent passing of the Apple co-founder and visionary, you can probably expect to see lots of people paying homage by wearing Jobs' standard uniform of jeans, round glasses, and a black mock turtleneck (his favorite was made by St. Croix, but if you don't want to spend $175, this one from Amazon will do). Include an iPhone or iPad for added authenticity, and if you really want to take it to the next level, wear Jobs' favorite shoes — a pair of New Balance 991s. But if you're going to be around any technology geeks, go easy on the death jokes — lest you find yourself friendless on November 1.
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Lady Gaga as Jo Calderone
After Lady Gaga's male alter-ego, Jo Calderone, made a controversial and splashy appearance at the MTV VMAs, we're guessing more than one Little Monster got the idea to masquerade as the greaser on October 31. It's one of the simpler costumes — throw on a black men's blazer and add a white t-shirt, pompadour wig and a cigarette (real or faux). Oh, and don't forget the surly attitude and “New Yawk” accent straight out of an Andrew Dice Clay comedy routine.
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