Well kids, Halloween is right around the corner, and the pressure is on, year after year, to find the absolute greatest costume of all time. I think we can blame much of this pressure on teevee and movies, which dramatize million-dollar Halloween parties with elaborate, ornate costumes — designed, of course, by well-paid professionals with sky’s-the-limit budgets. But even pop culture characters occasionally wear a dud costume; here are a few of the least imaginative, with the hope that they’ll adjust your self-imposed expectations just a bit.
Donnie’s Hoodied Skeleton, Donnie Darko
Look, I know the kid’s got a lot on his mind and all, but talk about half-assing a Halloween costume. A skeleton skirt, a hoodie, and his standard scowl? You’re hosting a goddamn Halloween party — how’s about trying a little, Donnie? You’ve got a giant imaginary rabbit to compete with, for God’s sake.