Michael Richards

Terrible Halloween Costume Ideas - Michael Richards

What you'll need:

  • Kramer wig
  • Sport coat
  • A list of racial epithets

Michael Richards made headlines last year for his insane racist tirade at a comedy club. He's best known for playing funnyman Kramer on Seinfeld, but trust us, you won't be getting a lot of laughs with this costume.

Also if you've come up with a way to dress up as Mel Gibson, don't.

Character from Heroes

Terrible Halloween Costume Ideas - Heroes


  • Cheerleader uniform


  • Emo haircut
  • Hospital scrubs


  • Glasses
  • Katana
  • Be Asian

Heroes is now a massive hit show, so naturally people might want to dress up as their favorite character. The problem is that even the main characters are very nondescript. It's not like these heroes wear bright colored spandex. You'll end up looking like a cheerleader (see Sexy Fill-in-the-Blank), an emo kid, or an Asian guy.

If you can get some people together to do a Heroes group, you'll still look like a bunch people that didn't dress up.


Terrible Halloween Costume Ideas - Sanjaya

What you'll need:

  • The Sanjaya-hawk
  • A screaming 12-year-old girl

Please, nothing related to American Idol. Please?

Britney Spears

Terrible Halloween Costume Ideas - Britney Spears

Sarah Silverman Version

  • Nothing, just tilt your head sideways

Crazy Bald Version

  • Shave your head (or a bald cap if you lack the dedication)

Britney Spears, the queen of celebrity gossip, always seems to be a popular Halloween costume. If you must be Britney, we prefer the Sarah Silverman version which was demonstrated at the MTV VMAs.

There's another reason why this is a terrible idea. Where there's a Britney, there will inevitably be a K-Fed (which requires little more than a white baseball cap). That's something we don't need to see.


Terrible Halloween Costume Ideas - Borat

What you'll need:

  • Gray suit
  • Mustache
  • Borat movie quotes

Just like quoting the movie has become annoying and lame, so will dressing up as Borat for Halloween this year. Last year was the year to be your favorite reporter from Kazakhstan, so it's too bad if you missed the boat. You won't be a "great success" this year. (Sorry.)

Addendum: Hitler

Terrible Halloween Costume Ideas - Hitler

It seems like every year, some idiot high school kid thinks it's cool or controversial to dress up as Hitler. He goes to school and ends up causing a big media stir. Once and for all, let's make it very clear. DRESSING LIKE HITLER ISN'T COOL!