Yes, It’s Halloween Already

Halloween, the special day that comes once a year where we give the neighbors’ kids candy in hopes of not having to interact with them again till next year. Halloween costumes are popular, since I guess we don’t lie enough in our own lives. You have the option of reading many different online articles from smug, educated people making fun of the Halloween costumes others use simply to have fun on a Friday night, but this one is definitely the best one written by me, lazily. Here are some of the more popular costumes in 2014 that sum up where we are as a culture right now/were on the first page of Google. 

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Most Popular Men’s Costume:

“What Does ‘Empathy’ Mean?” Man

Hey amigo, this Mexican costume is great for telling people you have no sense of humor or empathy, without even having to open your mouth. This costume features a fringed poncho, long mustache, red trimmed sombrero, you supply the almost supernaturally punchable face. The pants create the illusion you’re riding the donkey, just in case you’ve actually made friends with a racist, the bestiality can still turn them away, (probably).  

Fabric: 80% Nylon, 20% Spandex, 40% You’re Just Too Sensitive, Man, My Mexican Facebook Friend “LOL’d,” 60% I Was Never Really Hugged As a Child.

Questions Science Can’t Answer About What Went Wrong With the Donkey’s Front Legs: (Infinite)

Top Speed at Which People Will Flee From You at a Party: (15 mph)

Odds That The Person Wearing This Costume Ever Used the Phrase “Cock Diesel” Unironically: (110%).

Questions Science Can’t Answer About Why You Actually Paid An Honest-to-God $64.99 For This: (Double Infinite)

Vague Notions That Perhaps This Wasn’t the Wisest Decision, And I Should Think A Little Bit More About Other People, and Put Myself In Their Shoes to See How Others View Me. (Varies, but only between moments of braying “Who Wants Tequila Shots???” at strangers while covering them with spittle).

http://www.partycity.com/product/adult+hey+amigo+mexican+costume.do?navSet=110767

 

Most Popular Women's Costume:

 

 

“Deep Down, I’m Really Not Sure About The Direction My Life Is Going In” Girl

Show your love of the Minions from “Despicable Me” as well as everything else! This costume will make you the talk of the party, as well as the muttering.

 

Fabric: 80% Nylon, 20% Spandex, 55% Come On, This Looked Really Cute In the Store, 45% Sighing Wearily While Mumbling: “Haters Gonna Hate.”

One-Eyed Master’s Helper Head: (2)

Terrible Lines You’ll Hear From Guys At the Party About the “One-Eyed Master” (Endless)

Denim Romper From Innocent Movie for Children Specifically Meant To Show As Much of Your Boob As Possible: (1)

Daddy Issues (Misc. pieces)

Overwhelming cold when the temperature drops below 70 degrees: (1)

Overwhelming cold when you realize that maybe I should’ve been around people who like me for more than just the way I look, and I shouldn’t have let Ted get away, he wasn’t so bad, right? (1, and more as you get older).

Bleary-eyed November 1st Realization That Everything Can Be OK, I Can Get Attention Other Ways Than This, I’m Better Than This, I Have More to Offer Than Just a Body… Right Before Making 12 Instagram Selfies While Doing Yoga: (1, for every year you wear the costume).

http://www.yandy.com/One-Eyed-Masters-Helper-Costume.php

Most Popular Costume For Couples: 

“I Want to Approach My Partner About BDSM, But I Haven’t Quite Found the Right Way Yet”

Fabric: 75% Nylon, 25% Spandex, 56% I’ve Been Meaning To Talk To You For a While, 44% I’m Just Gonna Throw This Out There.

http://www.partycity.com/product/leonardo+and+shredder+couples+costumes.do?sortby=ourPicks&size=all&carousel=true&navSet=170384

Happy Halloween, everyone! And remember, no one ever actually bit into a piece of candy and found razor blades. There’s always this year.

Greg Benevent lives in LA, writing and doing stand-up. You can find/harass him @gregbenevent and on Facebook.

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