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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Five Killer Ideas for 2012

Halloween is always a highly anticipated event and for good reason: lots of parties, collective booziness, comical costumes and well, let’s be honest, tons of interestingly dressed (or under-dressed) ladies. It’s one of those nights where it’s really hard NOT to have a great time. But with Halloween just around the corner, you may be at a loss for ideas on what to wear for that big house (or cramped NYC-apartment) party. But as always, we’ve got you covered this year with five killer head-turning costume ideas that’ll put your suits to good use on a fun-filled night of debauchery.

So let’s cut right to it:

1. Patrick Bateman (American Psycho)

    “I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don’t know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy. I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.”

Brett Easton Ellis must have seen it coming when he created one of the greatest Wall Street antiheroes we’ve ever seen. When it comes to on-screen psychopaths dressed to kill, few match the razor sharp tailoring of Ellis’ Patrick Bateman.

How to recreate the look:

    Charcoal Light Blue Pinstripe Suit
    Solid Blue Shirt with contrasting white collar option
    Red Power Tie or Red Floral Medallian Tie
    Clear Raincoat
    Fake chainsaw with fake blood
    Cassette walkman
    Silver business card case with mock “Pierce & Pierce” business cards
    Giant cell phone from the 80s
    An intense, psychotic seriousness on your face (think back on your best constipation face)

2. James Bond (Dr. No)

    “Shocking. Positively Shocking.”

No Halloween costume line-up would be complete without a James Bond get-up. With the new Bond movie, Skyfall, set to debut in November, we were torn between doing a Daniel Craig outfit and a Sean Connery outfit. After asking our readers who they thought was the best bond ever, it was clear who we had to go with.

How to recreate this look:

    Shawl Tuxedo Jacket
    Ribbed Tuxedo Shirt
    Black Bow Tie
    White Pocket Square
    Grapple Gun, Laser Watch, Cigarette Darts, Rocket Pack or any one of these awesome bond gadgets.
    Charm, suave and pure attitude topped off with a British accent

3. Tony Stark (Iron Man)

    “Then tell him to suit up… I’m bringing the party to you.”

The trailer for the new Iron Man just dropped a week ago, and it looks good, good enough to warrant a Tony Stark Halloween costume this year. Fortunately, the billionaire playboy who doubles as Iron Man also knows how to rock a loud suit to match his massive ego. Add a touch of Iron Man to the mix in the form of a fake “Arc Reactor” and you’ll have one of the sharpest and smartest costumes around.

How to recreate the look:

    Solid Charcoal Blazer
    White & Blue Fine Stripe Shirt
    Loud Patterened Tie
    Home-made Arc Reactor or Arc Reactor iPhone app taped behind shirt
    A cocky, quick, self-aggrandizing wit

4. Pee-wee Herman

    “There’s a lotta things about me you don’t know anything about, Dottie. Things you wouldn’t understand. Things you couldn’t understand. Things you shouldn’t understand.”

If you know who Pee-wee Herman is and grew up watching him than you know your childhood was a blessed one. But what you might not have known as a kid, was just how dapper this icon looked in a well-fitting suit.

How to recreate the look:

    Light Gray Suit
    Solid White Shirt
    Red Bow Tie
    White Loafers or White Sneakers
    White Socks
    White Pocket Square
    A cheesy smile and an overly enthusiastic personality

5. Psy (Gangnam Style)

    “Dress Classy. Dance Cheesy.”

He’s not a character from film or television, but he a worldwide pop legend with his youtube video breaking Guinness records as one of the most viewed videos of all time. Not only does the man know how to break it down in what could be a modern day Macarena, but he knows how to dress.

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