From dogs dressed as Darth Vaderto Elvis kitties, we can’t stop stuffing our four-legged friends into Halloween attire each October. Dog and cat costume parades are more popular than ever, and everyone from major pet supply companies like Petco to mom-and-pop Etsy dealers make a mint on adorable animal outfits. (Our pets, on the other hand, become more indignant with each passing fall).
Halloween is on its way, and parties are bound to pop up. The only problem is that you don't have a costume. You could throw on a dirty old bedsheet, cut a few holes in it and tell people you're a beige ghost. Or you could actually be clever and in-tune with what's happening and hip (as the kids say) by going as viral video star the honey badger.
October is just around the corner, which means we've been thinking about what we're going to be for Halloween for the past three months! If you weren't graced with such an abundance of foresight, don't fear -- we're here to guide you.
Now this is the kind of Halloween story we love. TheFW reader Kevin Fritz saw our post on inspirational wheelchair costumes and was, in fact, inspired. He made this awesome costume of Yoshi from 'Mario Kart.'
Maybe it's the $2,000 wig, maybe it's that we wound up using some really old makeup we found under the sink (thanks, Sandy), but something makes celebrity Halloween costumes seem more glamorous than ours. Here are just a few of our favorites from this year. And yes, that is Ellen DeGeneres dressed up as Sofia Vergara. And Miley Cyrus as Nicki Minaj. Apparently this year famous people decided that
Josh Sundquist wears a lot of hats. He's a motivational speaker, a best-selling author, a vlogger, former member of the paralympic ski team and US amputee soccer team and the founder of a social networking website for persons with amputations.
He's also a cancer survivor, and it was that disease which took his leg at age 10.
Giving up hyperbole was a New Year's resolution of ours, so you can be confident we mean it when we say this is quite possibly the greatest baby costume ever.
The little lady is dressed up like 'Aliens'-era Ripley -- operating a power loader!
Between dogs dressed as Miss Piggy and Big Bird looking for work this Halloween season, we figured why not cram our other animal friends into fashionable Halloween get-ups as well? Sure, you're more likely to find a dog parade or a cat fashion show rather than a horse and/or seeing eye pony pageant. But, hey -- farmers and the children of the independently wealthy need Halloween love too right?
Halloween may be next week, but Brooklyn's 'Hallowmeme' party got the costumed fun started early. The fourth annual event, put on by the folks at Forced Meme Productions, gives people the chance to dress up like their favorite internet sensations. There were lots of McKayla Maroneys and Psys, but people also repped some less-popular memes as well. Skull Trumpet and High Expectations Asian Father b
A few weeks back, a tiny baby burrito kicked off our craving for kids dressed in food costumes. (Not for actual baby. We're not zombies or anything.) It’s such a simple concept, yet it yields such hilarious results. Talk about Halloween genius at its finest. Luckily, we can continue laughing and aww-ing over miniature tasty attire, thanks to the ‘Babies in Food Costumes’ Tumblr.
We've smothered the masses with costume ideas for you and your crew, and/or quite possibly soon to be epic wheelchair. Fortunately, we haven't forgotten the rest of you friendless, internet-loving basement dwellers out there. Yes, it's time to make your clever 2012 "meme" costume.