Halloween Costumes For 2012: Topical Ideas You Can Run With (PICTURES)

It's that time of the year again! Halloween is just a month away, so we know you're already on the lookout for hilarious and culturally relevant costumes for 2012. I've got you covered with topical costumes for just about everyone.
 
We reminisced about the funniest and most ridiculous people, things and memes from 2012 that would make great Halloween costumes and came up with 29 suggestions. If you're a lady, there's scowling McKayla Maroney, Honey Boo Boo Child, ERMAHGERD girl and, of course, Courtney Stodden. If you're a guy, there's Jeremy Lin, Tebowie, Paul Ryan Gosling and (if you're down for drag) the "Sh*t Girls Say" costume. Plenty of these work for both sexes, like Botched Fresco Jesus or Clint Eastwood's Chair. The main thing is that they're ridiculous and topical and should be a hit at any Halloween party.
 
Click through our suggested costumes for Halloween 2012 below and vote for your favorites! Also be sure to check back next week when we present the funniest political Halloween costumes for 2012.
 
Jeremy Lin
You may not have the jumpshot, but rocking the jersey should be pretty straightforward.

Louis C. K.
If you're already balding and have a goatee than this one's a snap: Just throw on a black T-shirt and jeans, give your hair a red tint and sheepishly accept awards all night

Patricia Krentcil, "The Tanning Mom"
You'd better stock up on bronzer now.

Jimmy Fallon's Tebowie
Don some Ziggy Stardust makeup, a football jersey and some glittery shoulder pads and you'll be Fallon, Bowie and Tebow all wrapped into one.

Courtney Stodden
After all, Halloween is the number one time of the year to dress like... this.

Hot Cheetos And Takis
The perfect excuse to wear your normal clothes and snack all night.

Overly Attached Girlfriend
This one is less about having the perfect outfit than it is about perfecting the wide-eyed stare and creepy grin.

McKayla Maroney
Pull your hair back into a high ponytail, throw on some warm-up clothes, make your own (silver) medal and just be unimpressed with everyone's costumes all night.

Ridiculously Photogenic Guy
Step one: buy a purple T-shirt. Step two: look amazing in it, even while jogging.

Texts From Hillary Clinton
All you need are a great pair of sunglasses, a blackberry and Air Force One.

Botched Fresco Jesus
One Redditor actually perfected this costume. The trick is getting the blurry/crooked smile just right.

Sh*t Girls Say
Guys, dressing in drag this year will be as topical as ever

Bane
We all know you've been practicing the voice.

iPhone 5
Just don't use Apple Maps to give anyone party directions.

Ermahgerd Girl
Pigtails, 90s clothes, Goosebumps books... HERPER HERLERERN!

Clint Eastwood's Chair
This could also be called the "Invisible Obama" costume.

Spinning Lana Del Rey
The upside is you get to look glamorous. The downside is you'll get dizzy.

The 47%
You can probably just go as yourself for this one.

All Of "The Avengers" In One Costume
If they can put all of them in one movie, the least you can do is sew all of them together for your costume.

Honey Boo Boo
Drink some go go juice at the beginning of the night and you'll be good to go.

Kony 2012
Make a lot of broad statements to show how much you care. Also, maybe don't buy the t-shirt.

 
Replacement Refs
Just carry around a yellow flag. Don't worry about reading the rulebook.

Single Kristen Stewart
Whether you believe she's a "trampire" or not, it would be super ideal to just not have to wash your hair from now until Halloween.


 

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