10 Pop Culture Halloween Costumes for 2015

By Sarine Gulerian

It’s 2015, so a simple last-minute cat ears or a bunny tail won’t get you noticed. From this year’s news-makers to pop culture cliches, here are our All Hallow’s Eve “best costume award” nominees.

Netflix and Chill


The kids’ euphemism for hooking-up. Basically, the 2015 equivalent of dressing up as inflatable genitals — but a bit easier to explain to your parents. Simple, funny and you’ll have ice in your glass all night. This costume is ingenious and a conversation starter.

You need:

  • A red Netflix t-shirt
  • A bag of ice


50 Shades of Grey


Show your true colours. If your bank account is empty, this quirky idea is a quick Halloween costume fix.

You need:

  • Lots of dignity, in case you get caught running out of Home Depot with their entire grey scale collection.


Tinder Profile


Take a personal profile to a whole new level. Put your best face forward and get creative.

You Need:

  • Cardboard
  • Crayons, Felts, or whatever else you want to use
  • A bad date experience


New York Pizza Rat


The New York Pizza Rat stole the hearts of almost 8 million people who watched him on Youtube struggle to scurry away with a bit more than crumbs. It’s almost a guarantee that you’ll be the most famous rat at the party.

You need:

  • Mouse or rat ears
  • Photos of pizza plastered all over you—real pizza optional but recommended


John Oliver


Even John Oliver thinks that Sexy John Oliver is a brilliant costume idea. The Last Week Tonight show host has been on fire recently—not literally. Why not pay homage by dressing up like him?

You Need:

  • A wig
  • Glasses
  • A suit—pants optional
  • A sense of humour


Sexy Donald Trump


This is a hard venture, but you can sure as hell try to make Donald Trump sexy. Plus, if he ever—baby Jesus forbidwins the election, you can recycle it as a presidential costume.

You Need:

  • A wig or just a lot of hairspray
  • A sexy suit
  • Orange paint which should be evenly distributed all over your body with the exception of “tanning goggle” circles around your eyes—you want it to look realistic.


The Kardashians


There is an entire collection of costumes to be had. If you have enough pillows to spare, you can be Khloe Kardashian. If you have enough lip liner, you can be Kylie Jenner. If you have a spare pair of stilts, you can be supermodel Kendall Jenner. The combinations are endless for group costumes: Kimye, Kendall and Kylie, Baby North and Kim. 

You Need:

  • Lots of pillows which should be strategically placed around your breasts and your buttocks
  • Lots of heavy contouring
  • Lip liner
  • A fabulous dress


Grumpy Cat


The Grumpy Cat is arguably the biggest internet sensation right meow. It’s basically a modern twist on the sexy kitten—the purrfect costume for Halloween.

You Need:

  • Face paint
  • Cat ears
  • Resting bitch face


Snapchat Rainbow Face


You can wear whatever you want, all you need is a rainbow coming out of your mouth and taa-daa! You have a really cool costume.
You need:

  • Face paint
  • Straws—if you want to get krunk without ruining your makeup.

Amy Schumer


It has never been so easy to dress as the most relevant pop-culture It girl. There are infinite outfit variations if you want to be Amy Schumer for Halloween. The only  mandatory costume piece is the biggest bottle of wine at the liquor store.

You need:

  • Alcohol—a lot of it
  • Blond hair—or wig
  • A sassy attitude
  • Sweatpants—optional but recommended


Sarine Gulerian is a Vancouver journalist and wizard of words. She hopes to one day win the Pulitzer Prize.