The world might have been breaking out the pumpkin spice for weeks now, but October is more than just PSLs.
Halloween 2019 is fast approaching and soon the streets will be teeming with manchildren in mismatching Guy Fawkes masks and hoodies like rejects from “The Purge” movie series, or pumpkin ale-addled hipsters posturing at Brooklyn block bacchanalias.
Fortunately, we’ve devised a way to avoid the Halloween hackery. Ditch the stock Krueger claws and stay up to date with these eight unique Halloween costumes that best define the year’s craziest pop culture trends and news:
They say you are what you eat, and now you can be the Beyond Meat that every vegetarian, vegan and even burger lover is munching on this year with the “Sexy Beyond Burger” costume. The sexy mock meat getup complete with a “plant-based” signifying toothpick tassel is sold for $36.95 at risque online costume bazaar Yandy.
A can of White Claw
Ah yes, the bubbly lifeblood of millennial boozers who feel beer is too heavy and liquor too hard. The low-cal, hard seltzer has been such a hit that White Claw nearly ran out last month, throwing its 20-something fans into a fizzy tizzy. Now Yandy.com is allowing White Claw connoisseurs to become their favorite beverage with the sexy White Claw can costume. The “Hard Outlaw” two-piece set is $54.95 and sports the phrase “Outlaw, Party Hard” (a play on the meme “Ain’t no laws when you’re drinking the Claws,” reports Elle).
Risque Mr. Rogers
Tom Hanks stars in a biopic about Mr. Rogers, so it’s only fitting there’s a sexy costume version of the wholesome TV personality. “The Nicest Neighbor” costume, which is $59.99 on Yandy.com, also has an optional “Be My Neighbor” costume kit for an additional $12.95.
“Game of Thrones”
The “Game of Thrones” hype might have died down a bit after a lackluster final season, but that won’t stop fans from getting gussied up in their finest Khaleesi wigs and Jon Snow robes for Halloween. You can find the whole gamut of “GOT” getups at Amazon.com.
“Stranger Things” Scoops Ahoy couples costume
Celebrate “Stranger Things” being renewed for a fourth season with the “Stranger Things Scoops Ahoy Couples Costume.” You and your SO can now attend Halloween dressed in the adorable matching sailor’s uniforms of everyone’s favorite ice cream-scooping duo, Steve Harrington and Robin Buckley, available at spirithalloween.com for $49.99 each.
Lizzo with a flute
Few figures have created more buzz in 2019 than Lizzo. The flute-toting pop star, body-positivity activist and self-proclaimed “bad b—h” became such a sensation she sold out Radio City Music Hall twice recently. Unfortunately, there aren’t any stock costumes available as far as we can tell, but we suggest you MacGyver a Lizzo suit yourself with a flute — you’ll have to supply your own “Juice” — from Amazon.
Area 51 alien
Given all the hubbub surrounding Area 51 as of late, you’d be remiss not to make like this Oklahoma dad and poke fun at the extraterrestrial hysteria with an inflatable alien costume. Available at Amazon starting at $16.79.
“The Golden Girls”
Grab three friends and be everyone’s favorite gray-haired ladies for the ultimate group getup. Whether you’re a Blanche, a Dorothy, a Rose or a Sophia, all of “The Golden Girls” are here.