Dressing up for Halloween has always been a bit of a difficult one, as there's a chance that everyone is going to go as the same thing (i.e. this year you can bet there are going to be A LOT of Walter White's, and duos dressed up as Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke), or you could just try to dress up as something from year's gone by. But if you want to be original AND current, then we're here to help! Here's some characters from some of this year's movies that you could totally 'become' this Halloween.
THE MANDARIN (IRON MAN 3)
How to: Silk bathrobe (preferable with some kind of Asian design patten) over your own clothes, loads of big rings, unkempt beard, and your hair pulled back in a tight ponytail. Go around the party talking in a creepy accent. Done.
How to: Bald cap with a calculator glued to the back of it, then gets lots of long bars of metal (or some rulers if they're all out at the Long Bars Of Metal Shop), and glue them on to your clothes that you were going to throw out anyway, and lob a few flashlights on the front. Go around the party with a constant expression of anxiety. Done.
LIBERACE (BEHIND THE CANDLEABRA)
How to: Blow-dry the absolute SHIT out of your hair so that it's all bouffant-y, then buy a really cheap second hand suit, run a Pritt Stick all over it, and then drown the whole thing in glitter. Go around the party telling everyone how FABULOUS they look. Done.
JULIAN (ONLY GOD FORGIVES)
How to: A suit, or just the pants, shirt, tie and waistcoat from a suit. Then find a clear, big picture of Ryan Gosling and print it out. Colour it in red and purple, slash a few cuts across it, really eff it up. Then attach a rubber band and wear it over your own face. Go around the party not saying much. Done.
ANY OF THE JAEGERS (PACIFIC RIM)
How to: Find your old Transformers costume, remove any significant markings that would make it easy to identify as an old Transformers costume, beat it up a bit, throw water over it, and get in. Go around the party beating up anyone stupid enough to come dressed as a Kaiju. Done.
FAITH / CANDY / BRIT / COTY (SPRING BREAKERS)
How to: Get three of your closest pals, get into your bikinis, and strap a gun to your thigh. Go around the party acting in ways that would be your parents thoroughly appalled. Done. (Double points if you and your three closest pals happen to all be male)
THEODORA / EVANORA / GLINDA (OZ THE GREAT & POWERFUL)
How to: You've got three options here, The White Witch (wear a white dress, bring a fancy wand and glitter to throw about), The Wicked Witch (wear a black dress, put on a fake nose and paint your face green, cackle A LOT), or the third witch that nobody will really know who you're supposed to be, so maybe don't go as that one. Done.
JAY GATSBY / DAISY BUCHANAN (THE GREAT GATSBY)
How to: If you're going as Jay, wear a supremely well tailored white suit, calling everyone 'Old Sport'. If you're going as Daisy, wear some slinky but totally not revealing jazz-era dress and one of those long cigarette smoking sticks. Go around the party like you're better than everyone else there. Done.
TONTO (THE LONE RANGER)
How to: Long hair, face painted white with black vertical lines, no top, leather pants, bandana holding a dead bird in place. Where do you get a dead bird from? We don't know, and we don't want to know. Go around the party like you did a few years ago when you came dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow. Done.