Dealing with the end of a great TV show is similar to dealing with a painful breakup, and we know you're breaking sad. But it's something we all have to come to grips with. Recently, we helped you out twofold by distracting you with another titillating show, The Walking Dead, and got you drunk. You're welcome. That's what friends are for. It's time to move on. So, please, for the love of God, leave your yellow jumpsuit and gas mask at home. It's bound to be a popular costume, but for those who are strong enough to separate themselves from the weak, we've rounded up 10 great Halloween costumes that don't reference Breaking Bad.
New Big Tex There's nothing like keepin' it local. About this time last year, we were mourning our beloved Big Tex, the face and voice of the State Fair of Texas. We even saw a few costumes mourning (or mocking) Big Tex Barbecue edition. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at), Big Tex 2.0 provides an equally entertaining Halloween costume that's sure to be recognized and applauded. And it's easy. Just grab your most western shirt, biggest belt buckle, some boots and a hat and go super heavy on the spray tan. Don't forget to make your arms look awkward as hell.
Daryl Dixon You get drunk with him when you play our Walking Dead drinking game. Nobody else on television is quite as charming and repulsive at the same time. But Daryl's warmed our hearts with his redneck ways and Southern drawl. Cut the sleeves off an old T-shirt, hang a dead squirrel around your neck and don't forget the most important part -- your crossbow.
Daenerys Targaryen Little girls who grew up dreaming of being a Disney princess are now grown up and dream of being Khaleesi, Queen of Dragons. Or at least we hope they do. The key here is all in the long blond hair. If you don't have it, you'll need to invest in a quality wig. Other than that, all you need is a long, flowing, gray dress. Bonus points for toting along a toy dragon.
Pinkie W.K. Stand out from all the other Bronies and Pegasisters devoted to the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. No need to be ashamed of your love for this children's cartoon. Even rocker Andrew W.K. is a self-proclaimed Brony. Pinkie Pie is his favorite because she knows how to party hard. Obviously. So, don your best Pinkie Pie cosplay and add that signature blood gushing from your nose because there's nothing like a good mash-up.
Aladdin If you've attended the last several Dallas Comic-Cons you know that it's pretty much a sea of fezzes out there. So, why not join the crowd and dress up as your favorite fez-clad character, Aladdin? Maybe you can even find a female companion to dress as Jasmine. C'mon, fezzes are cool. Grab your fez, a purple vest, and you're good to go. Don't ask me what all these bow ties are about.
Cast of Orange is the New Black If you've got a gaggle of girls eager to do the group costume thing, but you're not the most organized clique around, make it easy on yourself. Get your hands on some orange and tan scrubs, and BOOM: Orange is the New Black. With a colorful and diverse cast of characters to choose from, there's bound to be an inmate for every personality and look in your posse.
Miley Cyrus, VMA Edition Whether or not you've heard of Hannah Montana, you'd be crazy to not want to do this one. Even just a little bit. Because even if you didn't watch the VMAs, you've seen the footage. Here's what you'll need: a nude colored two-piece bathing suit and a foam finger. Pull your hair into two little buns on top of your head, bring along some teddy bears as your entourage, and don't forget to stick out your tongue. A lot.
Ron Swanson An oldie but a goodie. Start Movember a day early in preparation and celebration of Nick Offerman's upcoming visit to Dallas for Meat Fight on November 17. Six seasons in he's still the manliest, most badass man we know. You'll need a polo-style sweater, preferably in burgundy and a full glass of 16 year Lagavulan. Don't think you can pull this off without a thick mass of facial hair just waiting to be sculpted into the most perfect mustache on the planet. Don't even try to apply one of those fake costume store mustaches. Ron Swanson deserves better than that.
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Jess from New Girl This is an easy one for all you quirky girls out there. Just go out, and have a good time. For everyone else, you'll need a cute polka-dotted dress, black tights, giant bug-eyed glasses, and, of course, the signature bangs. Talk in an adorkable sing-song voice -- or a 1920s newsreel voice, if you're turned on.
Dumb & Dumber Celebrate the filming of the real sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, written and directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring the original cast (please, erase any memories of Dumb and Dumberer from memory). Break out your orange and powder blue tuxedos and top hats (you might still have some from back in the day), get a silly, horrible haircut and just cut loose. All bad behavior is excused when dressed as Harry and Lloyd.