After a year of viral videos, stories and memes, here are 10 Halloween costumes you'll definitely see this year (or should consider for yourself!)
1. Miley Cyrus at the VMAs.
This costume, dubbed the 'twerking teddy' costume, is so popular it has sold out on Amazon.com. You will definitely be seeing a few Miley Cyrus' around during the Halloween season.
Another option is Miley Cyrus in Wrecking Ball. Would require a flesh-coloured morph suit and some paper mache skills.
Here's a tutorial on how to achieve the look:
or Sinead O' Connor - requires a latex bald head cap, some temporary tattoos of the letters B and Q and a giant envelope addressed to Miley Cyrus.
2. Cleo the Cat from Love Hate
All you need for this one is a cat costume and some fake blood and voila! Cleo the cat is alive and well.
3. That Rose of Tralee proposal moment
One of the most cringey moments in Rose of Tralee history, all this costume needs is a blonde wig, a turquoise maxi dress and a giant novelty engagement ring. Bonus points if you have a partner in a suit who will keep dropping to one knee all night but failing that, you can just say 'no, no, no, no, no, no not here, please don't do this to me' whenever anyone asks you a question.
4. Walter White from Breaking Bad
Already almost done-to-death, this costume just takes a yellow paint suit and some creativity with a pair of headphones - but even people who don't watch the show will know who you are.
5. Mayo fan waiting for Sam
This is one of the easiest costumes. Grab one of the skeleton onesies from Penneys and stand near a window. This costume would go down well in Dublin but Independent.ie takes no responsibility for what happens if you wear this costume in Mayo.
6. False Widow Spider
A spider costume is made by sewing two pairs of tights to a black top and filling them with rolled-up socks. Ladies can add wet-look leather leggings and heels whereas men could use black jeans and runners.
The false widow spiders have brown abdomens with cream markings so if you can ruin a brown tshirt by putting cream splats on it - even better.
Pulled-out cotton wool makes great fake webbing too.
7. Budget-related costumes
You could dress up as the Grim Reaper carrying a cancelled cheque for 850 (Michael Noonan and the bereavement grant) or as a pensioner and carrying a house phone. (representing their loss of the phone allowance.)
8. Love/Hate garda
This costume requires a green trenchcoat or mac and a grey wig. If no-one knows who you are you know you're costume is working- nobody was supposed to know who he was either!
9. Girl that caught on fire trying to twerk
Courtesy of Buzzfeed, the costume for the girl who caught on fire trying to twerk. Although the video turned out to be faked by American talk shot host jimmy Kimmel, it was still one of the biggest memes of the year.
10. Penis Beaker
This references a viral story on Mumsnet where a woman claimed her partner had a penis beaker to clean himself. This costume will definitely break the ice at any parties!
This costume, dubbed the 'Peru Two' went viral online after two young girls were detained in Peru on drugs charges. All this would take is a bun sock from Penneys and a black leather jacket.
Have you got any suggestions for costumes relating to popular memes and stories this year? Comment below or tweet us @independent.ie!