|Ted's annual Hanging Chad costume from How I Met Your Mother.|
Do you remember the episode of How I Met Your Mother where Ted explains why he keeps wearing his "Hanging Chad" costume well after anyone remembers that whole oddly boring scandal? It was because he met a girl that night and thinks she won't recognize him if he's not dressed the same.
This is a great example of how so many Halloween costumes are ephemeral, and is one of the main reasons I generally advocate for a classy, frugal, timeless costume.
But if that's not your jam, I totally get it. Here are some Halloween costumes I predict we'll be seeing in 2012... and that if you wore them any other time, nobody would remember what it is you're being. Like the girl who comes in a Snooki costume, or as Kate Gosselin in a short-hair wig, you just make yourself look out of touch.
|1. Mama June and Honey Boo Boo (couple's costume)|
|2. Kate Middleton's pixelated chest|
|3. Fifty Shades of Grey|
My friend Jill came up with this idea: tape 50 paint samples of grey from the hardware store onto your outfit and show up as literally, 50 shades of grey. Or go the extra mile and come all dressed in red and hobble around like you're hurt, and explain you're being The Red Room Of Pain.
|4. Lady Gaga circa October 2012 (long brown hair)|
|5. Zooey Deschanel Is Adorkable!|
|6. Courtney Stodden and her creepy old man husband|
|7. Rihanna circa October 2012|
|8. Anything involving Looper|
Very timely right now - and a perfect costume if you are a younger guy dating an older guy! You can go as Old and Young Joe! However, by next year, it won't be clever anymore. Trust me, I know: I came back from the future to tell you this.
|9. Christina Aguilera & Cee-Lo Green, in chairs|
|10. An iPhone 5|
What do you guys think? Anything I missed?