Halloween Costume Hijinks

Best Halloween costumes: 10 wild and crazy ideas

Best Halloween costumes: 10 wild and crazy ideas

Spring Breakers movie with James Franco
Dressing as one of the girls from Spring Breakers is an easy, relevant option. TheMovieBlog.com
Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards August 2013
Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke provide some serious costume inspiration for 2013. VOANews.com
Walter White as Heisenberg in Breaking Bad head shot with hat
Walter White as Heisenberg is the perfect costume for any Breaking Bad fan. Breaking Bad/AMCTV.com
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the Met Gala
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, shown here at the 2013 Met Gala, make a great option for a couple's costume. MTV.com
Kate Middleton and Prince William with baby
Kate Middleton and Prince William would make a simple, classic costume option. Reuters
Spring Breakers movie with James Franco
Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards August 2013
Walter White as Heisenberg in Breaking Bad head shot with hat
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the Met Gala
Kate Middleton and Prince William with baby

So many Halloween fans choose to dress as something or someone relevant to popular culture, and this year is no different. If you're not sure what to wear this October 31, there are some obvious (and not-so-obvious) winners. 

Two famous couples — Kate Middleton and Prince William, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West — are very much in the zeitgeist, and both had babies this year. Dressing as the royal family would be fairly simple; opt for something light blue and conservative and have a swaddled baby doll in tow. You could even dress as baby George if you want to wear a diaper and a crown.

If you want to dress as Kim and Kanye, on the other hand, you should use a pillow to imitate a pregnant Kim and ideally wear something atrocious, perhaps using her dress from this year's Met Gala as your inspiration.

With the series finale happening less than a month ago, Breaking Bad costumes are sure to be ubiquitous this year, whether it's as Walter White or wearing a simple yellow hazmat suit. Blue rock candy is a must.

Many women opt for something sexy on Halloween, and this year there are several culturally relevant options. The film Spring Breakers debuted earlier this year, making a bikini top and short-shorts a viable costume. You could even kick it up a notch and bring your own grill-wearing, corn-rowed "Alien."

Probably the most obvious barely there costume is Miley Cyrus' flesh-colored bikini — and a giant foam finger, of course — from this year's infamous VMA performance. Transform a Beetlejuice costume into Robin Thicke's outfit and you'll be costume contest contenders.

After the racial epithet controversy from earlier this year, going as Paula Deen is a simple but poignant costume option, requiring only a gray wig, flowy blouse and Southern accent. Another simple but easily recognizable costume featuring a Southern accent would be to dress as any of the guys from Duck Dynasty.

All you need is a fake beard and some camouflage.

Even though the government shutdown has ended, the controversy is still relevant. Go as the Statue of Liberty and wear a "closed" sign, or dress as an out-of-work park ranger or astronaut.

If you're a fan of Internet memes, Grumpy Cat is definitely a great, easy-to-assemble option. Wear cat ears, some face paint and an ever-present scowl, and you've got yourself a solid costume that will be appreciated by anyone with a computer.