By Ashley Parsons, Associate Editor
Halloween is here again! This year’s parties are sure to include parades of Mileys and Robin Thickes, as well as a stampede of “Sexy Fill-in-the-Blanks.” All these lookalikes mean one thing: competition. If you’re really trying to turn heads, you'll need to stand out. For all you last-minute folks, here are a few costume ideas that are sure to earn you a second glance. Hopefully these will help you trick someone into giving you their treats.
For THAT girl: Amanda
This year’s favorite train-wreck celeb will almost always make a fun costume. While Miley’s VMA attire (or lack thereof) is definitely dress-up worthy, another corrupted kid actress that would make a good costume is Amanda Bynes. All you need is a couple of magnetic earrings for your dimple piercings, an outrageously messy blonde wig for your court appearances, and some workout clothes for taking selfies at the gym. This low-maintenance outfit will get you some laughs, but doesn’t rob you of the chance to look good. Optional accessories include a cell phone for sending crazy Tweets and maybe a pipe to throw out the window.
For THAT guy: Youtube
For some guys that are really looking to score, keeping their mouth shut might be their best bet. If this is the case, you need a costume that does the talking for you. This costume only needs a large piece of cardboard and a couple markers to create. Draw the basic set-up of the Youtube video player, and come up with a creative title like this guy's: "Drunk Guy Makes Out With Hottest Chick At Party." Maybe you’ll even get a few replays throughout the night.
For the clever girl: North West
While Kim and Kanye’s little bundle of joy is totally adorable, their choice of name gives a perfect opportunity to make pun of them. The quirky girl can have some creative freedom while making this costume—a compass pointing northwest. It couldn’t hurt to incorporate some resemblance to the parents. Be sure to take four hours perfecting your contoured make-up and, just like dad, you can’t be seen without at least one of your watches. Have a blast, but be sure not to end up on film like mom.
For the clever guy:
The puns just keep on coming. This costume is great for groups of guys on the prowl. A little black and white make-up, some stripes, and a baguette is all it takes to make this look. This costume will make the ladies stop and think for a second before they realize how witty and irresistible you are. Now that you’ve turned on their minds, you can try and turn on the rest of them. After a few glasses of wine, you might even be able to fake the French accent.
For the funny girl: Zombie ______Zombifying your favorite celeb makes for a fun costume that allows you to look hot AND horrifying. It’s also a great chance to show off your make-up skills. A little liquid latex, cotton, and fake blood are all it takes to get gorey in no time. A few promising suggestions are Zombie Winehouse, Zombie Gaga or even, as modeled by yours truly, Zombeyonce. You’re sure to knock ‘em dead dressed as your favorite bleeding lady.
For the funny guy: 50 Shades of Grey
50 Shades of Grey has redefined the word sexy and has captured the attention of college girls and bored housewives alike. However, it would be difficult to walk into a party and expect to whip anyone into submission right away. This funny twist on the popular title is definitely original and is totally simple. Take a quick trip to your local Home Depot and choose which shade is going to get you…noticed.
Got any last minute costume ideas? Leave us a comment below! And check out Laurie's video with AOL on what your costume means for the end of your night. (Hint: Miley Cyrus' VMA outfit is a safe bet because at least you have the foam finger.)