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October 29, 2012

Costume Inspiration: Some of TV’s Best Characters

I’ve never been much of a Halloween person growing up, which I blame my mother for due to the fact that I reused costumes for years in a row and wasn’t ever allowed to consume my weight’s worth of candy. However, I’ve always been a TV person, and there are a few characters that I’d love to dress up as in the future as I learn to get into the Halloween spirit.

1. Dr. Huxtable

If I was going to dress up as any man, it would be Cliff Huxtable. His style is comfortable and easy, yet iconic enough to make an impact at any party. Its also important to note that this costume is also perfect for cool October weather, casual Halloween parties, and hoarding candy corn on the couch while ignoring the trick-or-treaters knocking at your door.

2. Felicity Porter

Specifically, I’d be Felicity Porter after the tragic season 2 haircut and I’d wear a sign around my neck that says, “I hate my haircut as much as you do”.

(Felicity is much too polite to express what she really feels about her haircut in this picture, but behind her smile she hates JJ Abrams as much as the rest of America for chopping off her lovely locks.)

3. The Morgendorffer Family

I don’t have enough friends who love Daria as much as I do to pull this off yet, but eventually, myself and 3 of my friends will be the Morgendorffer Family for Halloween. I definitely will be Helen, because other than Daria, she’s my favorite Morgendorffer. Not to mention, the 90s made the skirt suit a vision of womanly power, and I’d like to bring that back… even if its just for Halloween.

4. Angelica Pickles


I don’t really think that being a baby for Halloween is very acceptable over the age of 5, however, I’d make an exception for TV’s meanest (but most adorable) cartoon toddler.

5. Angela Chase (and Jordan Catalano) 

Angela Chase is the embodiment of real 90s teenage angst that avoided over dramatization by network TV (cough, Dawson’s Creek). Her amazing fire-engine red hair defined so much of her character, and she makes the 90s grunge look beautiful and less… grungy looking. If I dressed up as Angela, I’d need a Jordan, of course, a date who is impossibly adorable and sensitive, but eternally unobtainable.