In between Obamacare website glitches, and the NSA spying on almost everyone in Europe (if it’s Monday, it must be Spain), and a possible terrorist attack in China’s Tiananmen Square and so on and so forth, there’s also this pressing issue: What are you going to go as for Halloween?
And just in case your answer is “Holy cow, I have a great idea, the little woman and I will go as Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke,” well, sadly, bunky, you’re a little late to the punch lineup.
But don’t take my word for it. Go ahead, you know you want to, go to E! Online and check out the celebs (and some non-celebs, including someone’s dog; don’t ask) who have channeled the Little Twerk and her MTV Music Video Awards performance.
Paris Hilton! Hugh Hefner and wife! Joan Rivers! Isn't anyone a witch or a goblin anymore?
Now, you might think this is silly, but it’s no wild ghost chase. Halloween costumes give us insight into trends and newsmakers and the like — or aren’t you old enough to have dressed up as Richard Nixon, or the Blues Brothers, or Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky?
Nor can one overlook the pitfalls of choosing the wrong costume: Just ask actress Julianne Hough, whose blackface idea (an homage to “Orange Is the New Black”) landed her in hot water recently. Not that she was alone in her faux pas, and the Huffington Post has the photos to prove it.
According to New York’s Daily News, though, would-be Mileys won’t be all you’ll see as trick-or-treaters this year: “ ‘Minion costume’ topped Google's list of trending Halloween-related searches in October, so you will likely see tons of children and adults dressed as the charmingly kooky creatures from the ‘Despicable Me’ movies.”
Also big? Apparently, ex-teacher-turned-meth-dealer, a la “Breaking Bad” — though exactly how one would tell that that is a costume is a bit unclear.
Personally, I think if someone really wanted to combine trendy and scary, you couldn't go wrong with a very tan John Boehner (sort of a “50 shades of congressman”) costume.
Or even, horror of horrors, a President Ted Cruz.
Now that’s truly terrifying. The only thing scarier? A couple: President Cruz and Vice President Sarah Palin.
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