If you really think about it, Halloween is pretty weird. It’s the one time of year you can dress up like a serial killer or impersonate an officer and it’s not seen as a bad thing. It’s also the only day parents allow their children to knock on strangers’ doors and ask for candy, even though all children are ever told is “don’t take candy from strangers.”
Aside from all the strangeness, it’s also the coolest holiday out there because it’s the one time of the year you can be anything you want or anyone you’ve ever dreamed of being. The possibilities are endless! So why is it that the same costumes are recycled over and over every year? I’ve compiled a list of costumes no one wanted to see this year, either because they’ve already been done too many times or they were one of the most-searched 2017 costumes and there were just too many out there. Halloween needs a little variety to keep it interesting.
Note: If you happened to wear any of these costumes, I’m sure you looked great.
1. A Cat: Unless you plan on adopting a black cat afterward (who, by the way, have the lowest adoption rates among all other cats thanks to the very superstition that makes them an appealing Halloween costume) burn those ears! There have been enough cat costumes to last us all a lifetime.
Alternate costume: Cat lady. Other than the fact that if you’re under the age of 10 this costume looks absolutely adorable, it’s also a great excuse to go outside in a robe and slippers.
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2. “I’m a mouse, duh!” Whether it’s written on your t-shirt or you’re in a black negligee and ears, Mean Girls was so 2004. This was funny the first 10 years people chose to wear this Halloween costume, but now it’s a lazy person’s excuse to throw on some ears and still think they’re clever.
Alternate costume: If you really can’t let Mean Girls go, you should’ve opted for Regina George’s spring fling attire, featuring the pink dress she could barely fit into and a head brace. Because no one can call you basic when you’ve put effort into creating that contraption.