The Best Halloween Costumes for 2012

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Stand out with an awesomely creative costume


The Cast of <em>Fashion Police</em>

The Cast of Fashion Police

Give yourself the perfect excuse to voice your opinion on everyone else’s costumes by dressing as the cast of Fashion Police! Gather three of your most fab friends and dress as Kelly — rock a purple wig, fake tattoos, a sweater with an embellished collar necklace and a pencil skirt; Joan — wear black dress pants, a bright satin blazer, a fake diamond necklace, and rock an upward-tilted cat eye and strong cheekbones; George — wear bright skinny jeans, a white button-up and a matching skinny tie or bowtie; and G — slip on your tallest heels, a high-waisted miniskirt, a pretty blouse, middle part your locks and style them in big curls. Add badges and handcuffs to make your arrests all night!

Honey Boo Boo

Honey Boo Boo

Tenacious, hilarious, unapologetic. Here comes you as Honey Boo Boo! This Halloween you can live out all of your beauty queen dreams with a Toddlers and Tiaras pageant dress complete with a tiara, a six-pack of Mountain Dew, and of course your stuffed pig, Glitzy, on a leash! Mmhmm, a dolla makes you holla honey boo boo child!

Katniss Everdeen

Katniss Everdeen

May the odds for Halloween fun be ever in your favor when you dress as Katniss Everdeen! Wear gray or green pants tucked into tall leather boots with a black T-shirt and raincoat, and don’t forget to grab your bow and arrows (get them cheap at a toy store). Pull your hair back in a messy braid, and you’re ready to fight to the death!

Red Riding Hood

Amanda Seyfried played the part of naive Valerie perfectly in Red Riding Hood, and now you can too! This costume comes with a velvet corseted gown and a reversible hooded capelet. Add your own basket of roses and avoid anyone dressed as a big bad wolf on All Hallows Eve!

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The Fierce Five US Gymnasts

The Fierce Five US Gymnasts

Nothing says Halloween like bright colors, skin-hugging outfits, and glittery makeup! Take advice from the ladies who kicked serious butt at the Olympics this fall and wear a vibrant gymnastics leotard, flesh-colored tights, and a US flag to win the gold in the costume contest. Complete the look with a matching scrunchie, colorful eye shadow, face glitter, and, of course, the gold medal around your neck (knock-offs are available at party stores everywhere).

Catwoman from The Dark Knight Rises

Are you confident, sexy, and have a badass side that you are dying to set free? Then you’re sure to be the cat’s meow in this Catwoman costume from The Dark Knight Rises. With this full-body black catsuit, gloves, an eye mask, headpiece and belt you'll prove to be the hottest and baddest in all of Gotham City (or wherever you’re celebrating!)

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Jess from <em>New Girl</em>

Jess from New Girl

Become "adorkable" this Halloween and spend a night in the cute shoes of Zooey Deschanel. Throw on a flouncy skirt, bow-enhanced top, and pastel flats. For an extra well-dorkestrated costume, do your best Jess impersonation by waggling a pair of tortoiseshell glasses as the cute guy in the surfer costume walks by!

PSY/Gangnam Style

We wrote about the Korean pop sensation here, and now is your chance to be PSY himself! Deck yourself out in a light blue blazer, a white undershirt, black pants, and a black bow tie. Don't forget to rock black sunglasses, slick your hair back, and most importantly: do the pony dance everywhere you go! "Oppan Gangnam Style!"

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The Evil Queen

You won't need a mirror to tell you that evil is the fairest of them all this Halloween. Bring new meaning to this classic costume by getting accessory inspiration from popular period dramas like Snow White and the Huntsman, Once Upon a Time, or Downton Abbey. Dark lipstick, poisonous apples, and lacy black gloves can make you totally vamped without having to put on the cheesy pointed teeth or fake blood!

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Channel your inner extraterrestrial with this alien costume that is out of this world! Tease your hair sky high (maybe you can get some tips from Ashley Judd at the Emmys…yikes!), layer on the face paint, and slip on these long-fingered gloves. Add a microphone and make your boyfriend dress like Kanye to make it a couple's costume!

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Posted on October 26, 2012

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