Remember how last year for Halloween, every other person was dressed as Honey Boo Boo, Katniss Everdeen, or the Gangnam Style guy? No matter what year it is, there will always be those #trending costumes that are soooooo [INSERT YEAR]. Which topical costumes will everyone wear for Halloween 2013?
1. Anything "Gatsby" Related
Some guys will dress as Jay himself. Some girls will put on flapper skirts with pearls, lace, feather headbands or fascinators and slicked down hair, pretending it's the Roaring Twenties all over again. Prepare to hear a lot of "Old Sport"s and to listen to a lot of jazz. Prepare to fall into a pool.
2. Some "Spring Breakers" Character
This was a huge movie of the summer, and since everyone has a bikini lying around, it is an easy way to be scantily clad for the entirety of Halloweekend. Expect to see oodles of girls in neon swimsuits prancing around with clear water guns in Nike Hi Tops. Art.
3. Piper from "Orange is the New Black"
There was a solid three-week period this summer when this Netflix Original show was all anyone could talk about. If you're not one of the people who watched the whole first season in one sitting, then I'm pretty sure you're in the minority. Prepare to see lots of people walking around in orange jumpsuits (hint: just get a pair of orange scrubs) and combat boots to pull off that Chapman look.
4. Maeby and George Michael from "Arrested Development"
"Arrested Development" and the Bluth family came out of hiatus in late May, which was a BIG DEAL. It's likely that you'll catch a few curly-haired girls and skinny guys with shy smiles dressed in yellow "Bluth's Banana Stand" polo shirts and blue aprons.
5. Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke
Twerk or treat! This is one of the yuckier options, but one you're bound to see over and over again. Some girl with a short blonde wig, red lipstick and nude leotard will twerk her way toward/through a Beetlejuice-y chap in a vertically striped suit with sunglasses, and it will be the VMAs all over again.
6. Or, Miley Cyrus and the Frog Costume
This much more demure option reminds us of the wholesome days when Miley twerked fully clothed.
7. Walter and Jesse from "Breaking Bad"
A bunch of your guy friends will probably land on this idea as a definite. All they'll have to find are yellow Hazmat suits (or makeshift versions) and breathing masks, and a dark, nihilistic outlook.
8. The "Duck Dynasty" Guys
Throw together some camo, a long beard, Southern accent, and scowl on your face. Boom! Done.
9. The Royal Baby
To achieve the royal baby's look, you could walk around half-naked with a blanket wrapped around you, or wear a diaper and tote a Union Jack. And a hundred points if you can find a pair of British foot pajamas. This option sounds comfortable, at least.
10. A "Candy Crush" Candy
Not a single day goes by that we don't get a hundred Facebook invitations to play Candy Crush. This serious addiction swept the nation earlier this year, and we would bet cold hard candies that there will be people dressed as grape and lemon game pieces this Halloween. The ideal way to do this would be with a GIANT group of friends so that you can all stand in a square as the game board, but that doesn't sound like a very fun night.
What are your go-to Halloween costume ideas in 2013?