I get it, guys. You want your Halloween costume to be fun, topical, and timely. But the thing is, so does everyone else, and there are only so many memes to be exploited this time of year. But we all just need to think twice about the costumes we're putting together this year - after all, today's hilarious costume idea is tomorrow's cringeworthy Facebook photo that just won't go away.
1. Miley Cyrus
Do I even have to say it? Don't dress up as Miley. Not even Miley wants to dress up as Miley anymore. There will inevitably be between three and five different Mileys at every party you attend, and all of them will regret their costume choices by next year. Remember when you were Snooki in 2010? Yeah, exactly like that. (If you're considering doing a Miley and Robin Thicke couples costume, do not pass go, do not collect $200, maybe go drown yourself in a well.)
The lazy dude's Halloween costume. Yeah, we get it, it's easy - facial hair, glasses, black hat, blue shirt and you're done. It's not that I'm anti-Breaking Bad costumes, by the way. I am totally in favor of dressing up as Jesse, Saul, or even Todd, but if you're gonna go as Walt, I will not accept anything lower-effort than the classic no-pants look (or a yellow hazmat suit, if that's more your style). Come on, guys, try a little.
3. Daenerys Targaryen
Yeah, this means you, cool artsy/nerdy chick who wants to be "sexy, but not like, slutty?" Hope ya like hearing drunk strangers screaming "KHALEESI!" at you all night. Just be Katniss Everdeen or Black Widow like the rest of us.
4. Sexy Cronut
If you even think this is a somewhat good idea, I hate you.
5. John Boehner
Wait, wait, don't tell me - you're going to walk into every party, have the DJ stop the music (or turn off the iPod), and announce that you're "shutting it down"? You're going to refuse to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters because "socialism"? You're going to spray tan and pretend to cry a lot? Wow, you're just a regular Jon Stewart. So much insightful political commentary. (Note: it is totally okay to dress up as Taran Killam as John Boehner. We've come full circle and two wrongs make a right.)
Liz / @lizbelsky