The best of the best: Our favorite Halloween costumes

Halloween costumes can be really good if you actually try people.

by Cooper Graham

As we transition from September to October(wow, it feels like we’ve been here for a million years already), we kick off the start of perhaps the greatest season ever; Spooky Season.

Yes, cuffing season does start around this time, and that’s pretty cool. But it’s not on quite the same level. Spooky Season is something that can be enjoyed by everyone, from young children to people who are, um, older(but still kids at heart).

With all sorts of potential costume ideas, the creativity that is expressed can be a sight to see. Sometimes, these costumes are pretty cute, like a kid in a dinosaur costume. Well, it’s probably the fact that it’s a kid. You see a 25-year-old guy wearing a dinosaur costume and it’s either hysterical or sad.

Compiled below is a list of the 10 best costumes for Halloween, using data that was collected by top researchers from the Hummer. Okay, not really. But it’s still a solid list. The costumes are judged on their effectiveness at being scary, funny, punny, totally epic, and various other attributes. Now, let’s get to it.

1. Donald Trump

There’s nothing like honoring our “beloved” president by dressing up to look like him on Halloween. And it’s pretty easy. All you need is a spray tan or a bunch of Cheeto dust, a blonde toupee, and a blue suit with a white undershirt and a red tie. Oh, and instead of saying “Trick or Treat” at every door, say “Covfefe”. It will make it almost impossible to tell you apart from the president.

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2. Make America Grate Again

It seems fitting to put our president’s campaign slogan as the next costume, because not only is the costume cheesy(tee-hee), but honestly, so is the actual slogan. Seriously? “Make America Great Again”. I think that’s pretty obvious. Besides, it’s not like he’s actually doing a good job at that. So why not be punny while mocking the president?

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3. The Breakfast Club

This is the poster child for the phrase “Gosh mom, it’s not a phase”. You could dress as anyone from the movie, but John(the rebel), according to adults, would probably be the most fitting. In fact, someone will most likely make a joke, saying “where’s your costume?”, then laugh at it because they think they’re clever. You have to play the song and throw your fist up in the air if you decide to be John, though. It’s a must.

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4. Step Brothers

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are hilarious on their own. Put them together, and you’re bound to pee yourself from laughing so hard. Step Brothers is no exception. So get yourself some curly-haired wigs and vests, and be sure to make the same face that these guys are making. Throw in some lines from the movie(that are appropriate enough, of course) and recreate a few scenes. You’re bound to spark some laughter, and hopefully, score more candy for it.

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5. Bob Ross

This is a must on the list. It’s Bob Ross, the very definition of artsy. A poofy afro, a great beard, and mustache, a positive attitude; the dude was an icon. He was hippy-dippy, and everyone loved it. He painted pictures of nature and played with squirrels. Let’s be honest, we all wish we could do that instead of be in school. Look what he did: he dropped out of high school, was a Master Sergeant in the Air Force, and still turned out to be the coolest and nicest guy. He vowed to never yell again after leaving the Air Force. Why would someone not consider being Bob Ross for Halloween?

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6. Forrest Gump

“My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”. Keep this in mind while you’re out there getting candy, because you may very well get a box of chocolates. Probably(hopefully) not in a heart-shaped box or even a variety box. That would make things a bit creepy. And if you do something to tick someone off, then just “Run, Forrest, run”.

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7. Netflix and Chill

If you’re too scared to ask someone directly, just send a somewhat subliminal message. They’ll hopefully get what you’re trying to ask for. I know what you’re thinking, you perverts. But a “Netflix and Chill” session can consist of soft and fluffy blankets, popcorn, some hot chocolate, and maybe some snuggling. Just be sure to make that message clear if those are your intentions. Otherwise, you’re on your own.

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8. One Nightstand

This guy had to have won the costume contest at whatever party he went to because this is clever. Definitely more for the Greek Life scene, but still a good costume to keep in mind. Seems like a good guy, though. The picture on the nightstand is either of his sister, his girlfriend or someone who calls him their friend(lord save him if he’s in the friend zone).

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9. Darla and Nemo

If you don’t understand this reference, then your childhood did not live up to its full potential. Finding Nemo is one of the best Disney films, and I will fight you if you say otherwise. The scenes with Darla are priceless, and this kid captures the essence of it perfectly. To nail this costume, just dress like the kid in the picture above. From there, all you need to do is take the bag with the fish, that is not real, and shake it violently while screaming.

10. Cast Away

Yeah, it’s another Tom Hanks costume. To be fair, he was in a lot of good movies. Cast Away is no exception. The movie is a classic. He was Survivorman before Survivorman. Wilson was a real one for putting up with Tom Hanks going crazy. Oh wait, he’s a volleyball. An inanimate object. Regardless, this costume has the potential to impress many. Who doesn’t love this movie, and who doesn’t love the star of this movie?

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Twinkle twinkle little star! Photo Courtesy of AskMen

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