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Suit Up for Halloween: Five Killer Ideas for 2012

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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:

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:

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:

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:

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.

How to recreate the look:

There’s no reason why you can’t look fresh-as-death on Halloween. So gear up for a night filled with mingling and laughter. Just try not to mix up the phone numbers for “Mindy the Ballerina” and “Lindsay the Sexy Nun” in your phone.

Got any other ideas for suit-centric costumes? Share with the rest of us in the comments below!

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One thought on “Suit Up for Halloween: Five Killer Ideas for 2012”

  1. You made a slight boo-boo. The screencap of Connery you’re using is from Dr. No, not Goldfinger. In that film he wore a notch dinner jacket (yuck) and white peak lapel dinner jacket (awesome). 😉

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