Ten topical Halloween costumes to avoid this year
If only because when you look back at the photos ten years from now, you may slap your palm to your face and think, "Did I really dress as the physical representation of WikiLeaks?!" And how many people did you see dressed as Zach Galifianakis's "Alan" from The Hangover during the fall of 2009? The answer, whatever the number, is too many. Because like an old episode of Murphy Brown, topical humor doesn't age well. Yes, that was a Murphy Brown reference. See?
Just go as a beer.
Here are the ten topical costumes to avoid this Halloween. You're better off just busting out that tired old Darth Vader or slutty-nurse-who's-also-bloody-for-some-reason outfit.
10. A Bedbug
Why It Won't Work: Arguably the grossest costume on this list, especially if you go with some realistic, shiny, polyurethane-slathered insect costume.
8. Casey Anthony
Why It Won't Work: Because you'll just look like a gas station clerk. Seriously, she's the most hated woman among Nancy Grace fans, but how many of them will be at your party?
7. Michelle Bachmann Eyes
Why It Won't Work: The eyes alone -- how could you get those done? You could go as the Newsweek magazine cover, but then you're going as a magazine.
6. Rick Santorum
Why It Won't Work: Going as the last-in-the-polls GOP candidate for president is never a good idea, Republican or not. And besides, you're just an old white guy in a suit. You may as well go as a banker.