Halloween Costumes To Look Out For (And Possibly Avoid Wearing) In 2015

Once again, the season is upon us to make one of the most important decisions of the year. It is time for us to use whatever creative powers we can manifest to pick out our Halloween costumes.

Whether you think they are funny, clever, disgusting, or downright unforgivable, the topical Halloween Costumes are coming. Much ado has already been made of a few of this year’s trendy costumes, the most notable of which so far being The Caitlyn Jenner costume that has since been pulled from the shelves. 2015 has been a busy year, however, and not all of the topical Halloween costumes will be considered by many to be terrible or offensive.

The Things We’ll Be Reminded Of

Remember “The Dress?” You know the one. You couldn’t log into your Facebook account without seeing it because every one was reposting it and asking you if it was blue and black, or white and gold. According to Mashable, it is going to be one of the Halloween costumes that we are going to see this year. Does it come in blue and black or white and gold? It’s both.

Halloween Costumes To Look Out For (And Possibly Avoid Wearing) In 2015 Remember that thing that happened for a week? [Courtesy of Yandy.com]Another thing that you likely couldn’t get away from earlier in the year was the hype and hoopla of Super Bowl. What was unavoidable wasn’t the fact that the Patriots won, or the controversy over Tom Brady and deflategate (which is topical and may likely inspire Halloween costumes of its own). When this year’s Super Bowl happened, people could not stop talking about Katy Perry’s halftime show. The Halloween costumes that will be popular from the event will not feature Katy Perry. Instead, prepare to see a lot of Left Shark Halloween costumes. EW seems to think that this one will be popular this year.

Left Shark had a good run. Good for him. [Image by Kevin Winter/ Getty Images] Left Shark had a good run. Good for him. [Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images]These are just a few of the Halloween costumes that will remind you about what went social this year. However, sometimes there are those who take it a bit far.

The Halloween Costumes Meant To Offend

One of the biggest controversies this year, still fresh on everyone’s collective mind, is Kim Davis, the Kentucky County Clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and went to jail for it. On Twitter, a Kim Davis costume kit circulates.

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Another thing that happened this year, angering many people, was the dentist who went to Africa and shot Cecil, a beloved lion living in Hwange National Park in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. The costume comes in two versions. One is a costume of a bloodstained dentist holding a decapitated lion’s head. The other version is Cecil exacting vengeance on the dentist who killed him. The second of these Halloween costumes is sold by PETA for more than twice the price of the first, according to The Daily Mail.

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Other than those, there is of course the aforementioned Caitlyn Jenner costume. Also, be prepared for political Halloween costumes this year, including Hilary Clinton, Donald Trump and John Boehner, who is also apparently a popular costume.

The Movie And TV Moments That Stuck With Us

It was a good year for movies, and entertainment in general. One of the Halloween costumes you’re sure to see this year is your friend in cargo pants, a utility vest and a blue shirt. When he sees three of anything, he’ll start waving his arms around strangely and the things he waves his arms at will start doing a weird dance with him. He will be Chris Pratt from Jurassic World, and the joke will never get old to anyone but you.

You and one of your bolder friends might consider a duet costume attempt as Cersei on her shame walk followed by a bell-ringing nun. This was one of the biggest standout moments on Game of Thrones this past season, a show which may inspire a lot of Halloween costumes this year.

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