Halloween 2012 - Celebrities Share Favorite Costume Ideas, Good and Bad
Interested in dressing like a celebrity for Halloween?
Well, before you get your Gaga glam on, pull up your Honey Boo Boo pigtails, buy a fake derriere for your Kim Kardashian costume (you can get a booty pant in shapewear at Macy's lingerie department -- just in case you need to know that) or pop on a mask of Barack, Mitt or (always in style) Elvis -- here's another approach.
We've been collecting stars' recollections of their own most memorable Halloween costumes for a while now and have found some to be terribly telling about the wearers.
Here are some of our favorites:
"I got to be Bret Michaels -- with the long blond hair, the guyliner, the rock clothes, holy jeans. But I looked more like Miss Piggy."
"There was one year I dressed as a zit and I don't think I'll ever do that again. Don't go as something hideous because it won't be a fun night. Definitely my best Halloween costume was when I went as a Russian spy. It was just a really good outfit. It was for a combined Halloween party with like, George Clooney and the South Park guys. They threw one of the best Halloween parties I've ever been to in my life. There were a bunch of really attractive men in Halloween outfits. It doesn't get any better than that. I remember seeing George and thinking, 'Wow, this is a good Halloween.' I didn't go home with anyone unfortunately but I was trying."
"Nicole Richie and I always dressed like twins, and one year, in sixth grade, we were Tinkerbell, the fairy. That was my favorite."
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Michael C. Hall
"I had a really sweet Stormtrooper costume when I was like eight or nine years old. It was the kind where you get in the box, then you have the mask with the rubber band, and the rest is a plastic top and little plastic legs. I really loved that one, though I must admit I fantasized about having a real full-on Stormtrooper costume."
"I remember having this mask -- you know, the kind that made your face sweat and was fastened on with rubber bands. This was a Casper the Friendly Ghost mask and I loved it. However, the eyeholes weren't big enough and I was running from one back yard to another when I hit a clothesline and was knocked to the ground. All the kids grabbed the candy and ran off. If that wasn't my favorite costume, it was the most memorable."
"I was the oldest of seven so I didn't have the pass downs. We didn't have a lot of money so I had to create my own costumes. Obviously I wanted to be Superman so I used magic markers and a blanket to make it. I thought it was really cool so I wore it every year. It became really tight and really uncomfortable because I got pretty big. I remember offering it to my brother and he said, 'Are you out of your mind?' Turns out he was gay so he made really elaborate costumes for himself and my younger brothers. Nobody wanted my costume. I wore it until I was 14. We still trick or treated at 14 to get free candy. I was maybe even older. In Iowa adults do it for drinks so I probably did it till I left Iowa."
"My favorite one I wore was one that I made myself out of paper-mache in college. It was kind of the H-Man. I wore it to a costume party and I won first prize. I left it in my garage for a couple of years and when I went to look for it, the rats had gotten to it. They had devoured practically the whole thing because paper-mache is made out of flour and water. So they attacked my award-winning mask!"
"When I was in the fourth grade, I thought it would be a great idea to go as [Vincent] van Gogh so I stretched this beret out so it would cover my left ear because you know he cut his ear off. I put a mustache on and my mother helped me make a painter's smock. I was definitely the only van Gogh girl or really van Gogh anybody in Macon, Georgia. I should bring that costume back."
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