Halloween is around the corner — do you know what you’re dressing up as? Halloween is a special time, when we can pretend to be someone else — living or dead — for a night (or two or three). Why not don a celebrity costume? – 2011 was a great year for celebrity gossip, and our list of our favorite characters that will surely earn you the best costume award wherever you head out on October 31. From Katy Perry’s cupcake bra to Lady GaGa’s dramatic makeup, celebrities as Halloween costumes are dominating many popular Halloween websites, as well as film phenomenons such as Captain America, Thor and The Green Lantern. Hot celebrity Halloween costumes in 2011 include Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga the late Amy Winehouse and even Michael Jackson. Whether you want to be your idol for the day or mock someone you’d never want to be (and anything in between), we’ve put together a list of topical celebrity-themed costumes for every appetite. Thanks to Free Things to Do in Houston and Free Things to Do in Denver as well as Free Things to Do in New York and Free Things to Do in Los Angeles for this reporting
In the News:
The NBA Lockout: If you’re an NBA fan, we know part of you is dying inside because the National Basketball Association has canceled the first two weeks of the regular season. Because it’s going to be a minute before your jersey sees the inside of a stadium, throw on your favorite NBA gear and grab a cardboard sign: “Will play for food” or “NBA Veteran. Anything would help. Porsche payment is due. God bless.”
Steve Jobs: For all you nerds out there, we found your Halloween costume. And this isn’t just for the people with 170 IQs. If you just love your iPhone or MacBook, grab your dad’s black turtleneck and classic circle specs. If there was ever a time to honor your CEO hero, it’s now.
Jersey Shore: One of the biggest selling costumes comes from the cast of the hit MTV show ‘Jersey Shore’. Both male and female costumes are being shipped to retailers and include DJ Pauly D, Mike The Situation, J-Woww and Snooki.
Celebrity Couples in the News: Ashton and Demi, Brad and Angelina, Jennifer and Justin, Kate and William, Katy Perry and Russell Brand, Justin and Selena, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, Rupert and Wendi Murdoch, Kimberly Stewart and Robert Pattison
Celebrities Who Died in 2011: Steve Jobs, Amy Winehouse, Elizabeth Taylor, Ryan Dunn, Mikey Welsh (Weezer), Bubba Smith, Betty Ford, Peter Falk, Jack Kevorkian, Randy Savage,
Celebrities who dress like it’s Halloween every day: Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Nicky Minaj, Snooki, David Arquette, Elton John, Marilyn Manson
Celebrities Who Made Headlines in 2011: Charlie Sheen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kim Kardashian, Ashton Kutcher, John Galliano, Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Murdoch, Kim Delaney, Nancy Grace, Kate Middleton, Pippa Middleton
Group Celebrity Costumes: The Real Housewives of [Wherever], the cast of “Jersey Shore,” the Seven Dwarfs, The Jonas Brothers, the Kardashians
Timeless Halloween-Friendly Celebrities: Cher, Michael Jackson, Jackie O., Audrey Hepburn, Presidents Washington, Lincoln, Nixon, Reagan or George W. Bush (and others), Cleopatra, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis
Non-Celebrities Who Became Famous in 2011: Sara Leal (Ashton Kutcher’s alleged mistress), Alex Torres (the copulating skydiver), Rebecca Black (“Friday”), Amanda Knox
Other Fun Ideas:
Toddlers & Tiaras: Who knew that a group of young children whose mothers liked to dress them like drag queens would make such a statement. The Toddlers and Tiaras girls really shook things up in 2011 and we think it’s time we celebrate them and the fact they will inevitably have a baby at their prom.
Kim Kardashian and Her Wedding Party: If your mom has been pushing her larger than life wedding gown on you for years and you have a couple of friends with white dresses, shall we introduce Kim Kardashian’s wedding party. If your mother is anything like ours,she has a dress lying around that looks somewhat like a creme puff, so throw that thing on.