5 favourite HallowMEME costumes for 2012

I love memes – those easily recognizable,  highly entertaining, and often annoying photos flying around the internet with sarcastic jokes written on them. A never-ending stream of them seems to rise up the rankings on Reddit all year, but Halloween is the time to bring these images to life. Hallowmeme parties have been going on for a few years.  They feature people dressed as Nyan Cat, the Bed Intruder, and double rainbow. But you can’t show up to the party dressed as last year’s meme: that’s party suicide!  To help out, here are a few of my favourite costume ideas for 2012:

1. Paul Ryan Beefcake

Just put on your worst-looking gym clothes and a backwards red baseball hat and you’re set. If you really want it to be authentic, you could buy this t-shirt, these shorts, and this hat . Be prepared to express some pretty offensive and condescending ideas about gender equality, women’s rights, taxes, and the middle class if you’re going to go as the beefcake.

2. McKayla is NOT impressed

This one was one of the most popular memes to come out of the London Summer games. The first item you should get for this costume is the silver medal – very important since this is what caused the expression in the first place. If you have about $500 kicking around you could by the official team jacket she was wearing, but a grey shell suit or hoodie would do. Don’t forget the scowl.

3. Overly Attached Girlfriend

The look in her eye always creeps me out when I see this meme. All you need for this one is a teal t-shirt from Target and you’re ready to go. You might also want to pick up a standard brunette wig to finish off the look. Be sure to work on your wide-eyed stare and creepy things to say about how possessive you are… knowing her personalized lyrics to Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” wouldn’t hurt either.

4. PSY (Gangnam Style)

This one is great. It comes with a little dance and everything…you would be the hit of the party! I don’t even need to explain what to buy for this one because there are already websites devoted to Gangnam Style costumes…check out www.psycostumes.com to build yours.

5. Ridiculously photogenic guy

This one is ridiculously easy. Purple shirt, black running shorts, stubble, smile, and you’re done. If you really want to get advanced, you can print out a pic of Zeddie Little, glue it to a piece of cardboard, and you have a mask, like this.

What’s your favourite meme of 2012, and will you be dressing as it for Halloween?

One Comment to “5 favourite HallowMEME costumes for 2012”

  1. For the ladies: get two large pieces of cardboard, cover them in brightly coloured duct tape (red or orange, for example), tape pictures of women to one side, then strap the boards to the outside of your arms. Congratulations. You’re a binder full of women!


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