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Here Are Year's Most Popular Halloween Costume Ideas From Ricky's

By Savannah Cox | October 5, 2015 8:31am | Updated on October 5, 2015 8:37am
 From "Duck Dynasty" to Nicki Minaj, this year's top costumes dip heavy into the pop culture jar.
In Search of a Halloween Costume? Here Are the Year's Most Popular Ideas
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What do Miley Cyrus, Pope Francis and Justin Bieber have in common besides an affinity for chain necklaces? They’re all top costume choices for Halloween 2015.

As the fall holiday approaches and the time to determine your Halloween get-up disappears, DNAinfo has rounded up some of the year’s trendiest costumes.

This year, funny women — from Tina Fey and her Technicolor Netflix creation “Kimmy Schmidt” to the Amy’s (Schumer and Poehler, respectively) — will likely make for popular costumes, according to Ricky’s NYC president Richard Parrott.

For the more musically inclined, the novelty and beauty shop president predicts that Nicki Minaj, Sia, Taylor Swift and her girl gang in the “Bad Blood” music video will be making the rounds on Oct. 31.

Television characters from series such as “American Horror Story,” “Broad City,” “Game of Thrones,” “Mad Men” and “Orange is the New Black” are trending for Halloween 2015, along with cast members of movies such as “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Clueless,” “Mad Max” and “Star Wars,” Parrott noted.

Parrott suspects that the psychedelic colors and patterns of the Mexican “Day of the Dead” holiday will be popular choices for those who wish to spend more time festooning their face than their body.

For those who prefer irreverence to imitation, Bill Cosby, Ben Affleck and his infamous nanny and escaped Mexican convict El Chapo offer themselves as easy, if ethically questionable, choices, Parrott said.

While pop culture will always be a popular source of Halloween costume inspiration, Parrott notes that over the past few years, costumes have taken on more DIY-elements that borrow more from personalized fashion than pre-packaged fear.

“The biggest trend we’ve been seeing in the past few years is a movement away from the ‘pre-made’ Halloween costumes that are corny, scary or cliché … overall, Halloween has taken its cues from beauty and fashion more than ever.” Parrott said.

“Women and men want to look great, they want the bodies they have worked hard on to be seen and not hidden away in a baggy pre-made costume. They want to be seen as original and adopt a persona for the night, and they don’t want to see other people in ‘their’ costume.”