It's October 25, and I still don't have a Halloween costume. I blame it on the fact that there are just too many things I like! At the present state I have decided that I want to go as a fictional New Yorker, because I love this damn city and the kooks who populate it, even the fictional ones. I might actually like the fictional ones more, now that I think about it.
From Annie Hall to Spiderman, New York City has played home to a myriad of cool costume inspirations. I mean, Elaine Benes is from New York! But so is Margot Tenenbaum. And Carrie Bradshaw. And Rachel Green... I could go on for days, but instead I've compiled all my options in the gallery below.
WHO: Annie Hall
MOVIE: Annie Hall
YOU'LL NEED: A closet full of Ralph Lauren menswear and expressions like, "La-Di-Da."
WHO: Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Monica, Joey, and Phoebe
TV SHOW: Friends
YOU'LL NEED: The Rachel, obviously.
WHO: The Nanny Named Fran
TV SHOW: The Nanny
YOU'LL NEED: The shortest dress you can imagine in the loudest print possible.
WHO: Tracy Singer
YOU'LL NEED: An oversized button down and tousled hair.
WHO: Marnie, Hannah, Jessa, and Shoshanna
TV SHOW: Girls
YOU'LL NEED: A plastic dress and some mood rings.
WHO: Loretta Castorini
YOU'LL NEED: A perm.
WHO: Jean, Roger, Lane, Peter, Don, Bert, and Peggy
TV SHOW: Mad Men
YOU'LL NEED: A mod dress or a three piece suit.
WHO: Blair, Little J, Serena, Dan, Nate, Chuck
TV SHOW: Gossip Girl
YOU'LL NEED: A school uniform and a make out buddy.
WHO: Derek Zoolander and Hansel
YOU'LL NEED: A snakeskin suit and some hair gel.
WHO: Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan
MOVIE: The Great Gatsby
YOU'LL NEED: Mens shirts and a flapper dress.
WHO: Carrie Bradshaw
TV SHOW: Sex And the City
YOU'LL NEED: A pink tank, a tutu, and Manolo Blahniks
WHO: The Tenenbaum Family
MOVIE: The Royal Tenenbaums
YOU'LL NEED: depending on which character you want to go as, you'll either need a serious side part and a faux fur coat or a red Adidas tracksuit.
WHO: Kramer, George, Elaine, and Jerry
TV SHOW: Seinfeld
YOU'LL NEED: A floral shirt to be Kramer, a Yankees hat to be George, some two-toned loafers to be Elaine, and a T-shirt and dad jeans to be Jerry.
MOVIE: Leon: The Professional
YOU'LL NEED: A ribbon choker, a lace-up velvet top, and a crochet cardigan.
WHO: Jane and Roxy Ryan
MOVIE: New York Minute
YOU'LL NEED: An "I Love New York" T-shirt and a red miniskirt. Tiny dog optional.
WHO: Spiderman and Mary Jane
YOU'LL NEED: A Spiderman costume and red hair dye.
MOVIE: The Dark Knight
YOU'LL NEED: A Batman costume and a very burly voice.
WHO: The Joker
MOVIE: The Dark Knight
YOU'LL NEED: A custom purple suit and some scary clown makeup.