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This Halloween: Ghaddafi Zombie or OWS Tent?

Happy Halloween! Still trying to come up with a winning costume? Need suggestions?

Jack O' Lantern
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Here are a few.

TWITTER HASHTAG

This idea came from CNBC's Mary Catherine Wellons (@mcatwellons): Going trick or treating as a hashtag is both #trendy and #trending.

A DRACHMA

This is my idea--dress up in the cheapest and most worthless costume available. Technically, I guess you'd have to dress up as a Euro, though. Maybe be a Euro Gyro.

50% HAIRCUT

Just shave the leftist side of your head. (via @2feryou)

ZOMBIE DU JOUR

You'll never have a better chance to be a really scary member of the Walking Dead. This is the year of the Ghaddafi zombie, the Osama bin Laden zombie...even the Liz Taylor zombie.

NETFLIX RAGE

What better way to express your disappointment with the DVD/streaming service than by dressing up as a red envelope with a Return to Sender label on it? (This idea came courtesy of @DONCARRMAC on Twitter, who also suggested dressing up as Gilbert Gottfried with the AFLAC duck poo-ing on your head).

For an easier Netflix costume, I suggest dressing up as CEO Reed Hastings on a milk carton. He appears to be missing.

DSK

Given all the headlines this year about Dominique Strauss-Kahn, here's a new twist on the popular French maid Halloween costume. Go with a date who's dressed as DSK. Ok, this idea also came from @DONCARRMAC.

SUPPORT THE TROOPS

Take one Army camouflage uniform and turn it into two costumes--@trimmgi suggests one person wears the top, the other wears the bottom, and you both go as "upper and lower GI".

iCOSTUME

This is THE year to dress up as an Apple with a small bite out of it, a fitting homage to Steve Jobs. (via @rwalt1205)

NBA POVERTY

Dress up the kids as an entire NBA team holding signs saying, "Will work for $10 million + catered food + 57% revenues" (via @j2lovesfriday, who also suggests dressing up "as giant News of the World final edition holding a bag of hacked cellphones").

OWS

There are so many potentially fun ways to celebrate Occupy Wall Street, but if you're part of the 99 percent and don't have much cash, @doldmoose suggests you just cut a hole in a tarp (TARP, GET IT?) and go as an #OWS tent.

CHUCH TESTA

Talk about being very niche, hip, and on trend! "Go as anything," says @doughawkmedia, "but when someone says, 'What are you supposed to be, a (fill in the blank)?' Tell them, 'Nope, it's just Chuck Testa."

FATHER OF THE YEAR

Finally, to celebrate the nanny state, this one could be my favorite, a photo of father and child as whiskey and cigarettes. The photo came from @tzsawyer, who points out, "At least he's out with his child."

Enjoy trick or treating! I'm off this week, in Kenya working on a personal project with

New Life Home Trust

. Back next Monday!

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