>> Miley Cyrus. There are so many options for doing a Miley this year, but I had to go with her VMAs performance. The twerking, the foam finger, the little buns on her head that looked like horns... The costume makes itself. But please don't wear a nude bathing suit. It would be an impressive level of commitment, but a bathing suit isn't clothes, y'all. Especially not at the end of October when you need layers to thwart hypothermia.
>> Flapper. The latest movie version of The Great Gatsby came out a few months ago, and Downton Abbey is still popular even if we don't get new episodes stateside until January. Flappers in general have always been a Halloween mainstay, but I think more ladies than usual will be rocking the beaded skirts and long necklaces this year. Extra high-fives if you try to replicate a specific Downton costume.
>> Game of Thrones. Weirdly, I haven't seen this show yet (it's on my list!) but I know it's crazy popular and therefore another good contender for the always tricky group costume. Individually, I think Daenerys Targaryen and her dragon-hatching badassery will be seen the most.
>> A Fox. Have you seen the music video? If not, prepare to have that song in your head all day. Foxes are the new owls.
So, what are you wearing this year? What else do you think will be popular? Do you go for the topical costumes or do you like something more niche?