October 28th, 2011
09:28 AM ET
Charlie Sheen is dressing up as himself this Halloween - and he’s not the only one.
But, if you prefer to don a more original costume this season, check out our pop culture-inspired ideas below:
The royals: Prince William and Kate Middleton/Princess Beatrice
You may recall a certain royal wedding that took place earlier this year. (No, not Kim Kardashian’s lavish affair.)
For him: Can’t find a red jacket? Just add a sash to any blazer. For her: A wedding dress, wrap dress or skirt suit will do. Top the outfit off with a fancy fascinator (headpiece) and a copy of her sapphire and diamond ring.
Too cliché? Try channeling Prince William’s cousin, Princess Beatrice of York. Just wear a pale pink jacket and matching bow fascinator. (Try recreating her Philip Treacy masterpiece using a headband and pipe cleaners.)
Fun fact: The now infamous topper that Beatrice wore to Will and Kate’s wedding sold for $130,000 on eBay in May.
Katy Perry as Kathy Beth Terry
With her eccentric wigs and skimpy outfits, Katy Perry is an obvious costume choice. But if you’re hoping to stand out this year, dress like Perry’s tween alter ego, Kathy Beth Terry, instead. Wear a jean vest, pink mock turtleneck and big glasses to pull off the look. (If you’re really committed, you might consider wearing your old orthodontic headgear, too.)
Not sexy enough? Dress as Kathy Beth Terry post-makeover in Perry’s “Last Friday Night” video.
Beyonce and her baby bump
You get it.
Natalie Portman in "Black Swan"
Natalie Portman’s "Black Swan" look can be accomplished with a black leotard, tutu and tiara. Don’t forget to stock up on black eyeliner. The makeup really makes this costume.
If you have your heart set on padding your derriere this Halloween - but would prefer not to dress as Kim Kardashian – you might consider going as Nicki Minaj. The rapper is one of the most Googled costumes this year, reports NYDailyNews.com.
But with so many colorful wigs to choose from, it’s likely that no two Minaj costumes will look the same.
One costume expert’s YouTube video suggests using multiple diapers to achieve Minaj’s famous backside.
Wear a metallic jumpsuit and a box on your head to pass for the LMFAO Shufflebot. Just make sure the DJ plays “Party Rock Anthem” or your costume is going to feel a little behind the times.
Lady Gaga as Jo Calderone
While most Lady Gaga fans are busy taping Kermit the Frog puppets to their bodies, drawing big lightening bolts on their faces and gluing flesh-colored horns to their foreheads, this Gaga costume can be ready in a matter of seconds. Greasy black hair, a white shirt and black slacks will transform you into Jo Calderone, Gaga's alter ego.
The reality princess makes for a surprisingly recognizable costume these days. Wear a Kris Humphries jersey, tight pencil skirt and a 20.5-carat diamond ring. (What... you don't have a diamond that big?)
Feel free to pad your backside for a more accurate look.
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” doesn’t hit theaters until December, but it shouldn’t be too hard to pick Lisbeth Salander out of a crowd. The young private investigator from Stieg Larsson’s book has several piercings, a cropped haircut and, of course, a dragon tattoo.
"How I Met Your Mother's" Ted/the mother
On CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother,” Ted carries a yellow umbrella, which once belonged to the unknown future mother of his children. For this unisex costume, wear street clothes and carry a yellow umbrella to look like Ted or Ted’s future wife. (We would suggest being a slutty pumpkin, but Katie Holmes beat you to it.)
"The Walking Dead" zombies
According to a report by the National Retail Federation, as reported by CNNMoney, zombies are making a comeback – thanks to AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”
Brad Pitt as Billy Beane in "Moneyball"
Wear a visor and Oakland A’s paraphernalia to look like general manager Billy Beane this Halloween.
Lindsay Lohan has been a Halloween fixture since she donned an oversized pink polo shirt in 2004’s “Mean Girls.”
These days, to portray the star - who has been in and out of the courtroom - you must first decide which LiLo you want to be: Glam Lindsay or Jailbird Lindsay.
It really just depends on how you look in orange.
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