Halloween is the one night of the year when you can be anyone you want to be. Men dress as women, women dress as men, and it’s perfectly acceptable to wear the most outrageous outfits you can possibly imagine. Or as we call it in the gay community — Tuesday.
But whether you’ll be going to a party, hitting the clubs, or simply parading down the street, you’ll want to wear a costume that’s instantly recognizable and generates squeals of approval from strangers. Needing to explain who you’re dressed as = instant fail.
This year you’re bound to see plenty of Kim Davises and Donald Trumps, but if you really want to make a splash, go for iconic looks from pop culture. Regardless of your age, body type, gender, or orientation, your Halloween alter ego can be found on this list, and ready-to-wear costumes and wigs are available for most of them.
Tip: Don’t confine yourself to characters of your own gender — it’s Halloween! And if you want an evening that’s both festive and flirty, avoid over-the-head masks and costumes that hide your face (unless of course you like that sort of thing).