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Pop culture favorites offer unique Halloween costumes

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Even though Halloween is just around the corner, with midterms and schoolwork on everyone’s plate,  the idea of creating a costume probably seems exhausting. Here are just a few quirky costume suggestions to set your creative gears back in motion.

Snapchat Ghost

Incorporate the classic Halloween spirit with your love for the embarrassingly addictive iPhone app for shameless selfies, Snapchat. Pair an all-white outfit with a cardboard background painted yellow. Bring a camera and make sure you let friends take as many regrettable pictures with you as possible. If you have a Polaroid camera, then you’re practically the party’s walking photo booth. You can even bring markers to let your friends write short messages or draw across your white shirt as they would on the app.

Horse ebooks

If you’re looking for the most bizarre costume you can find, this may be it. After the famous Twitter account @horse_ebooks revealed its identity at the end of September at the Fitzroy Gallery in the Lo-wer East Side, the account has seemingly gained even more attention. Known for its disjointed and random tweets, the account’s ensemble can be recreated if you wear a shirt with one of the infamously fragmented tweets such as “Imagine your kidney,” “Who Wants To Be A Golf Ball” or “Everything happens so much.” The Village Party Store on Eighth Street and Fifth Avenue sells strangely realistic horse masks to complete the look.


Feeling particularly adventurous? Try being a cronut. As fall’s topical combination of croissant and donut, you can channel some of the pride that comes with people camping out during absurd hours to see you. To achieve the perfectly delicious, circular shape, use either an inflatable innertube or a hula hoop. Cover it with brown fabric, with fluffy material like pillow feathers to put on top as the icing. This costume will entail a lot of work, but you can’t just earn the title of revolutionarily engineered pastry for nothing.

Jesse Pinkman

With post-“Breaking Bad” finale depression setting in, relive some of the television season’s most memorable moments as Jesse Pinkman. Dress with his recurring, bright yellow hooded sweatshirt, a beanie and slouchy jeans. If you’re looking to try your hand at fake make-up injuries, you could recreate his swollen black eye from season one.

A version of this article appeared in the Wednesday, Oct. 23 print edition. Hannah Treasure is a staff writer. Email her at [email protected]

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