Every year there is a cliche pop culture Halloween costume.
In 2007, it was Paris Hilton in prison. In 2008, it was Sarah Palin. In 2009, it was Kate Gosselin and company. In 2010, Jersey Shore-style Bumpits and bogus tans were The Situation. In 2011, tiger’s-blood-swilling high priest Vatican warlock assassins were “Winning!” thanks to Charlie Sheen.
In 2012 we “redneckognized” a lot of Halloweeners going as the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo bunch. In 2013, lots of trick-or-treaters were getting their ducks in a row to be the camouflage-clad, bushy-bearded good ol’ boys of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. In 2014, Frozen was cool and no one could “Let It Go.” In 2015, it was tacky tie, between the Caitlyn Jenner ensemble, complete with Vanity Fair-esque bustier, and the Killer Dentist Costume, complete with a blood-stained jacket and Cecil the Lion’s head. Last year the costume was the clown, thanks to all the creepy supposed sightings around the country. We were over it, long before It was released last month.
We at Spin Cycle think we can do better. Oh, wait, Halloween is the same day Netflix releases the next season of Stranger Things? We think we’ll make like Eleven, hiding at home, avoiding speaking and eating Eggo waffles.
But we think you can do better. Here are some ideas:
What you need: To rotate round in a circle while squirming, wiggling and twitching.
Who you are: A fidget spinner.
What you need: A crown. Two little kids. A mostly flat stomach under a designer dress. A British accent when continually excusing yourself to the lavatory.
Who you are: A morning-sick Kate Middleton who is pregnant and still looks perfectly elegant. How royally annoying!
What you need: Red hair. A British accent. A guitar in one hand, a cast on the