If you still haven’t come up with a good outfit to go trick-or-treating in this year, BuddyTV offers our top 10 suggestions for TV-related Halloween costumes.
#10 Edyta Sliwinska
For the woman with a great body who wants to show it off, leave the French maid outfit for another year, because if you really want to pump up the sex appeal, simply go as Dancing with the Stars pro, Edyta Sliwinska. The sexy ballroom star is notorious for her ultra-skimpy outfits, so all you have to do is find the shortest skirt you can, tie a handkerchief or some equally small piece of fabric around your chest, and dance the night away as the center of everyone’s attention. If you have a male escort who wants in on the fun, Dancing with the Stars pro, Tony Dovolani is the perfect companion, so long as he wears a shirt with a V-neck that goes down below his navel.
#9 Fanny Pak
Retro is always a cool costume idea, and with the immense popularity of America’s Best Dance Crew, you and a small group of your friends can easily dress up as the brilliant season 2 crew Fanny Pak. This basically gives you carte blanche to pull out every bad ’80s piece of clothing from your closet and wear it, provided each member of your crew also wears a signature fanny pack. To make your Halloween party truly special, it would help to plan out a few bits of choreography to really blow people’s minds.
#8 Flavor Flav
The best part of dressing up as Flavor Flav for Halloween is that he has such a unique personal style that even white people can do it. Put a fake gold grill in your teeth, throw a giant clock around your neck and place a Viking helmet on your head, and the costume is complete. The costume will be complete so long as you occasionally yell out “Flavor Flaaaaaaaaaaaav!” or “Yeah, boyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!”
#7 Green Man
If you’re one of the viewers smart enough to be watching one of the funniest shows on TV, FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, then you know all about Green Man, Charlie’s YouTube sensation alter ego. Charlie dresses up in a skintight, full-body green Lycra suit, then he runs around shouting “GREEN MAN!” while pelting people with volleyballs. To avoid criminal prosecution, BuddyTV does not encourage you to throw volleyballs at strangers, but this surreal skintight green suit will make Green Man a memorable part of any Halloween evening.
#6 Number Six
For some people, Halloween is just an excuse to dress up in sexy outfits and parade around in front of strangers. On Battlestar Galactica, the Cylon model known as Number Six is one of the most beautiful women in the universe, capable of seducing and destroying men with ease. If you want to break a few hearts and wipe out a few planets this Halloween, simply slip on Six’s signature red dress, add a platinum blonde wig, and hit the town with some monotheistic propaganda at the ready. If you want to be even more creative, grab a few friends to dress up as other versions of the character. The only thing better than one sexy Cylon is a small army of them.
#5 Earl Hickey
Guys are generally lazy and like to do as little work as possible to prepare a Halloween costume. In that spirit, My Name is Earl‘s Earl Hickey is the perfect TV character to be. All you need are some blue jeans, a t-shirt, a flannel shirt, and a caterpillar to tape to your upper lip. Any excessively furry or hairy object will achieve Earl’s trademark ‘stache, but a black caterpillar seems the most obvious choice.
#4 The Smoke Monster
Some costumes require a bit more creativity to pull off than others. Most people who dress up as Lost villains take the easy route and don a Ben Linus or Mikhail Bakunin costume, but dressing as the smoke monster requires some true outside-the-box thinking. All you need to get started are some black bed sheets that completely cover your body and drag behind you, creating the illusion of Smokey’s trail. We also recommend adding some baby powder, which will provide a nice smoke-like mist as you walk down the street begging for candy. Add in a tape recorder filled with strange mechanical sounds, as well as a sign reading “Ben Linus is My Master,” and the outfit is complete. Your costume will likely be indecipherable to anyone other than hardcore Lost fanatics, but like with the show itself, the mystery is part of the fun.
#3 Jamie Lynn Spears
2008 has been the year of teenage pregnancy. Juno received multiple Oscar nominations, The Secret Life of the American Teenager premiered on ABC Family to huge ratings, Sarah Palin’s daughter is pregnant, and Zoey 101 star Jamie Lynn Spears gave birth to her first child, and now is knocked up again. This makes it pretty easy for any girl to shove a pillow under her shirt and spend Halloween as a pregnant teen. The trick to pulling off the Jamie Lynn Spears costume is that not only do you need the fake baby bump, but you also need a baby.
#2 Hugh Hefner
Dressing up as The Girls Next Door star Hugh Hefner is both the easiest and most difficult costume to perfect. On the one hand, all a guy has to do is put on a bathrobe and wander around aimlessly. The hard part is the accessories. To truly be Hugh Hefner for Halloween, you must surround yourself with three beautiful, buxom, scantily-clad blonde women. Making it even harder is that the two of them should be twins now that Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson are no longer with Hef. However, if pulled off successfully, you will be the hit of any Halloween party you attend.
#1 Governor Sarah Palin
It’s easy to predict Sarah Palin will be the most popular Halloween costume of the year, so if you want to be original, don’t do it. However, the best part is that a Palin costume is as easy as 1-2-3. First, put your hair up. Second, put on a pair of glasses. Third, spend $150,000 on a red pantsuit. If you want to be truly original, when people ask who you are, don’t say Sarah Palin, say that you’re dressed up as Tina Fey playing Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live.