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TV-Inspired Halloween Costumes

by AOL TV Staff, posted Oct 20th 2011 11:00AM
'The Walking Dead': more than just zombiesHalloween is just days away, but you've still got time to pull off an awesome conversation-starting costume.

Where better to look for inspiration than to the reality TV stars, possibly fake baby bumps and memorable TV characters that have made headlines lately?

From our favorite zombie dodgers, to Nancy Grace (optional accessory: an exposed nipple) in one of her 'Dancing With the Stars' ensembles, to a very clever new use for grandma's old Rascal scooter, we've got you covered with costume ideas for men and women.

After the jump, our picks for the hottest TV-inspired Halloween costumes, sure to give you all the tricks and treats you need to make the holiday as pop-culturally relevant as possible.

Share your own clever costume ideas in the comments ...

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The Ultimate Halloween Costume: You, the Average TV Viewer

by Rich Keller, posted Oct 30th 2010 11:00AM
Here's the way to dress like yourself, the average TV viewerHow to dress like You, the Average Television Viewer

The Costume: You, the Average Television Viewer, who has dutifully slogged through every show on television in order to find the perfect one.

What You'll Need: Basically, whatever clothes you're wearing right now. Or perhaps you can wear a set of your favorite pajamas, since that's probably what you don when sitting down for your evening's viewings.

You can also go for the outfit that most personifies the average TV watcher: White, nacho-stained, athletic T-shirt one-size too short for your beer belly, faded jeans one size too tight, bottle or can of beer and a remote -- slightly dented from throwing it at the television screen.

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'Glee' Halloween Costume: Rachel Berry

by Rich Keller, posted Oct 29th 2010 2:45PM
The Rachel Berry costume includes solid colors, a white smile and a fondness for Barbara Streisand numbers.How to dress like Rachel Berry of 'Glee.'

The Costume:
Rachel Berry, co-leader of McKinley High's New Direction glee club and girlfriend to school quarterback Finn Hudson.

What You'll Need: It depends if you're going as season 1 or season 2 Rachel. If season 1, you'll want to start off with a wig of straight hair, parted somewhere in the middle, and follow that up with a number of sweater shirts, preferrably adorned with various animals. Slacks or capris of various pastel colors or a plaid skirt completes the set.

If going for the season 2 look you'll need to purchase a Hannah Montana wig, cut it down to your neckline and dye it brown. Replace the sweater vest and plaid skirts with a solid-color two-piece outfit. You can also try for a polka-dotted sun dress or, if you want to get really nasty, the outfit she wore during 'Britney/Brittany.'

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DIY Kids' Halloween Costumes: Inappropriate TV Character Edition

by AOL TV Staff, posted Oct 28th 2010 1:10PM
Don Draper, 'Mad Men'
Throughout October we've brought you ways to turn your favorite TV characters into creative Halloween costumes. But what about the children? What pop culture-related costumes should your babies wear?

Kiddie show costumes are so played out. You don't want your daughter to be the sixth Dora the Explorer in her playgroup, do you? Exhibit some originality by going with one of TV Squad's awesomely inappropriate baby Halloween costumes.

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'Glee' Halloween Costume: Will Schuester

by Rich Keller, posted Oct 25th 2010 4:00PM
What do you need to dress like Will? Sweater Vests and Skinny Jeans.How to dress up like Will Schuester of 'Glee' for Halloween

The Costume: New Directions leader and Spanish teacher Will Schuester from FOX's mega-hit 'Glee,' played by the talented Matthew Morrison.

What You'll Need: Skinny jeans and sweater vests. This is the standard outfit for Schue in his role as glee club director. You can supplement with some button-down shirts and skinny ties, but the jeans and vests are mandatory.

You'll also need some skin-tone putty to enhance your chin as well as add a little cleft. Nothing too drastic; just enough for someone, Sue Sylvester, for example, to say that they want to put a diaper on it because it looks like a baby's bottom.

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'United States of Tara' Halloween Costumes

by Ryan McKee, posted Oct 24th 2010 3:30PM
How to dress up like Tara's six alters from 'United States of Tara' for Halloween

The Costume:
Tara's (Toni Collette) six alters from 'United States of Tara.' Put these costumes together as a group or choose your favorite one for yourself.

What You'll Need: This show offers a wealth of costume possibilities, but beer-guzzling biker Buck is the most recognizable if you're going solo and has the most potential for fun. When Tara transitions into this profane troublemaker, she always wears a trucker cap, extra large metal-framed glasses, sleeveless flannel shirt, faded tank-top, old acid-washed jeans and big black biker boots. The colors and logos change slightly. While picking items, just ask yourself if a drunken Vietnam War veteran would wear them.

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'Arrested Development' Costume: Never-Nude Tobias Fünke

by Ryan McKee, posted Oct 23rd 2010 5:00PM
How to dress up like Tobias Fünke from 'Arrested Development' for Halloween

The Costume: 'Arrested Development's' Dr. Tobias Fünke (David Cross) suffers from the extremely rare "never-nude" syndrome. He must wear very short jean cutoffs at all times to prevent anyone from ever seeing his pelvic region.

What You'll Need: Before choosing this costume, consider the weather forecast for Oct. 31st or make sure you'll be at an indoor party all night. This outfit won't protect you from the elements. It also lends very little to the imaginable so you cannot be easily embarrassed. That said, if you go through with it, people will give you bravery points all night.

Take an old pair of jeans, the more worn-out the better, put them on and mark a line three to six inches down from the top of your legs. Remove the paints and cut along the line with a pair of shears to detach the legs. Make it as jagged as possible because the more strings that hang down, the better.

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'Sesame Street' Costume: Katy Perry

by Ryan McKee, posted Oct 21st 2010 7:00PM
How to dress up like Katy Perry from 'Sesame Street' for Halloween

The Costume
: Katy Perry from her 'Hot N Cold' duet with Elmo. This turned out to be the most controversial 'Sesame Street' moment in recent memory -- making for a perfect sexy/ topical costume.

What You'll Need: Find a lime green dress that shows off your cleavage. It's difficult to find Perry's exact outfit, but plenty of similar ones appear when you Google search "spaghetti straps lime green dress."

The important thing is your cleavage be apparent. We're hate sounding like perverts, yet her low-cut dress is the whole reason parents became upset. Few people will remember the exact dress, but they will remember the cleavage.

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Kim Zolciak of 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Halloween Costume

by Amy Kuperinsky, posted Oct 20th 2010 7:30PM
Kim Zolciak, 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta'How to dress up like Kim Zolciak from 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' for Halloween

The Costume
: The busty blonde of 'Tardy for the Party' and 'Google Me' infamy. If you've ever wanted to wear a devastating wig -- this is your chance.

What You'll Need: As young as this new season is, Zolciak is already drawing weirded-out looks and damning criticism for her beloved wigs. Whether tousled or poufed out, you need a tired, long blond wig that's less Lady Godiva than waves-gone-wrong.

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Halloween Costume Ideas for 2010

by AOL TV Staff, posted Oct 20th 2010 2:30PM
Halloween costume ideasHalloween's almost here, so we're giving tips on how to dress like your favorite TV characters.

Check back in the next few weeks for more Halloween 2010 costume ideas.

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'Mad Men' Halloween Costume: Bert Cooper

by Jane Murphy, posted Oct 16th 2010 3:30PM
How to dress up like 'Mad Men's Bert Cooper for Halloween

The Costume: Bert Cooper (played by Robert Morse), the elder statesman of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce on 'Mad Men'.

We are already missing SCDP's wisest mad man (did he really retire? Just like that?). Anyone resplendent in Bert attire at the end of the month would be a welcome Halloween presence.

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Conan O'Brien Halloween Costume

by Jane Murphy, posted Oct 14th 2010 5:00PM
How to dress up like Conan O'Brien for Halloween

The Costume: Talk show legend Conan O'Brien, longtime NBC late night employee and the new franchise player at TBS.

What You'll Need: Stilts, if you are vertically challenged. At 6'7', Conan is the size of an NBA guard. OK, Conan is actually 6'4", but we're adding a few extra inches for the mane of thick strawberry hair with a life of its own.

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'Cougar Town' Halloween Costume: Jules Cobb

by Rich Keller, posted Oct 8th 2010 4:00PM
Use this image to make your own Jules Cobb costume for HalloweenHow to dress up like Jules Cobb from 'Cougar Town' for Halloween

The Costume:
The sexy, smart and highly needy Jules Cobb of 'Cougar Town,' played by comedy veteran Courtney Cox.

What You'll Need: A wig of long, sleek, black hair, for starters -- something that will border your face ever so slightly.

Add to that a tight sweater and jeans, sun dress, or a sexy number that your college-aged son thinks shows too much cleavage for a woman your age.

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'Chelsea Lately' Reveals a Terrifying 'Jersey Shore' Halloween Costume (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 15th 2010 2:20AM
'Chelsea Lately' Reveals a Terrifying 'Jersey Shore' Halloween CostumeIn what is surely just the latest sign of the apocalypse, you can now buy a 'Jersey Shore' costume for Halloween. Yes, for those of you who are incapable of dressing up like a skank or a Guido on your own, pre-made outfits are now available -- for low, low prices. (Note: 'TV Squad' in no way endorses or recommends buying these costumes; we just thought you might like to see them.)

'Chelsea Lately' (weeknights, 11PM ET on E!) has the full story, as the show welcomes the 'Shore's' Snooki and Pauly D. (It's apparently been a very full day of appearing on talk shows for the pair.) Host Chelsea Handler demonstrates the "Snooki" costume ... by having her sidekick Chuy Bravo come out dressed in one. It's an unfortunate moment that may well be permanently seared onto your retinas.

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Homemade DIY Costumes

by AOL TV Staff, posted Oct 27th 2009 1:00PM
Homemade DIY costumes are a must in this rough economy, so AOL TV is giving you tips on how to dress like your favorite TV characters without giving your wallet a bruisin.'

We'll show you how to score an affordable Adam Lambert wig, where to buy the cheapest accessories for your kids' costume and how to use everyday things around the house to complete your look.

So check out our creative options and let the ghoulish festivities begin.

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