The crippling pressure to find the most genius Halloween costume hits every October (right before the realization that your pumpkin treats habit is about to make you that girl). There are the holiday inevitables: black cats, a ghost costume made out of an old sheet, or whatever recently deemed "sexy" character (we're still side-eyeing this jellyfish). And, of course, there's always the possibility of dusting off last year's costume for round two. But, we have 25 reasons not to.
Leave it to the professionals — the people who wear costumes on a regular basis and have designers on speed dial — to help you through this challenging time. Since we’ve likely all experienced the singular disappointment of opening a store-bought costume to find its consistency is that of a Twister mat, the looks in the slides will certainly be better, way more special, and possibly even already in the corners of your closet. Ahead, we’ve broken down the dos and don’ts of Halloween disguises from the minimal to the humorous to the practically impossible. Yeah, we're looking at you, Heidi Klum.