Last updated: October 16. 2013 2:18AM - 894 Views
By Erin Rovin Weekender Correspondent

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Halloween. The most acceptable day of the year to dress up as your favorite slasher movie murderer or an inappropriately risqué version of a once wholesome character while you parade around your neighborhood or house party until you go into sugar shock.

Whether you are dressing your grown-up self or your kiddies, you can find a large selection of hilarious, scary, creative, or too cute costumes. I’m here to break it down.

Hilarious: At officialfoodcostumes.com, you can find some one-of-a-kind side-splitting infant costumes like a ketchup packet, shrimp, hot dog… the grocery list goes on and on. At least check it out for a good laugh. Adult and kids’ costumes are available, too.

Scary: Zombies and killer clowns are still topping the charts. You can also fall back on one of the trusty Freddy Krueger, Jason, Michael Myers, or Ghostface costumes; they always get the job done. And they’re really hard to kill.

Trending now: Google Stats show that the top costume trends for 2013 are Miley Cyrus, “Duck Dynasty,” “Breaking Bad” (is my baby too young to sport a Heisenberg hat?), Minecraft, Gatsby, Daft Punk, Minion (“Despicable Me 2”), and Daenerys (“Game of Thrones”). I think we’ve come a long way since the trending “Jersey Shore” costumes.

DIY: Do it yourself. Try sifting through a local thrift shop for an old prom dress. Cover it with blood and celebrate the release of the new “Carrie” remake.

Have a red hoodie? A bike? Well, you just need an E.T. doll. Check your parent’s attic. Perfect for a chilly night around the neighborhood as Elliott.

My nephew found a super scary killer clown mask. The shirt part of the costume was way overpriced for a one-time wear, and he wasn’t too crazy about it. We decided to watch “Stephen King’s It,” take an old t-shirt, cover it with dirt, sponge on fake blood, and went to town decorating it with glow-in-the-dark fabric paint and some of those fluffy fabric clown balls (giggle). It saved some cash, and we got to do a fun project. Splurge on the mask if you must choose.

I’m super excited for the Queen of Halloween herself, Heidi Klum, to reveal her costume at her 14th annual Halloween party. This year’s theme is “scary dollhouse.” According to Klum’s Twitter, she has been working on the costume since July. She never disappoints.

As for me… I still have no idea. Tweet @erinrovin or comment any suggestions on theweekender.com!

Whatever you do…

• Dig out your old Beetlejuice costume and twerk it with a matching Miley Cyrus getup from spirithalloween.com.

• Check out officialfoodcostumes.com just for a laugh, if nothing more.

• Visit Taney’s Costume Shop in Scranton, Cal-Ideas in Dunmore, Party City in Wilkes-Barre or Dickson City, or Spirit Halloween stores in Dickson City and Wilkes-Barre for babies’, kids’, and adult costumes.

• Get your DIY supplies at Michaels Arts & Crafts in both Dickson City and Wilkes-Barre.

• And remember, your picture will inevitably end up all over social media sites, so choose wisely and with a sense of humor! Have fun!

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