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Keeping up with this months Halloween theme I’ve decided to compile my personal list of the Top 5 worst, or played out costumes. Please don’t take any offense if you had plans of doing any of these for Halloween :) It’s simply a plead to encourage more creativity this Halloween season. With places such as Party Stuff, Walmart, and almost every other store in Winnipeg selling affordable (and not so affordable) costumes, you shouldn’t’ have a problem contributing to the fun that Halloween parties have to offer. Hit the jump for the list…

5. What You Were Wearing Last Year
Chances are, the people you partied with last year will be the same people you party with this year. So change it up, trust me, they’ll notice if you have on the same wig as last year. An idea is to trade with a friend who is going to a separate party from you (avoid masks – yuck!)

4. Guys Dressing as Girls and Girls Dressing as Guys
It was funny before… but I think it is really played out now. It’s not really a big shock any more to see a guy dressed up as Britney Spears or Marlyn Monroe. So change it up this year and keep your balls/boobs on ;)

3. Playboy Bunny
Your lingerie + bunny ears is NOT a costume! :) I know the fellahs are going to be pissed at me for this one.. and don’t get me wrong – I am not discouraging it, just simply pointing out that it does NOT count as a costume! This includes Playboy bunnies, hookers, burlesque dancer, and who would have ever though that female devils wear red bras and thongs?

2. Clark Kent
I got to admit I’m guilty of this one, but there’s always a hundred different variants of Clark Kent’s at costume parties. I think its safe to say that this one is played out. You can get more creative than a Superman shirt, geeky glasses, and your Dad’s business suit!

1. Sports Jerseys
WOW – this is the absolute WORST costume ever. Wearing a Kobe Bryant jersey DOES NOT make you Kobe Bryant. Wearing your high school/college football uniform does NOT count as a costume – it just spreads a weird aroma around the room since you probably threw it on last minute and haven’t washed it from last practice. So, this is the ABSOLUTE worst – a NFL, NBA, NHL, FIFA jersey is NOT a costume!

I hope this weeks Top Tuesday gave you a great laugh! Please feel free to share some of the horrible costumes you’ve come across in the past in the comments. I hope everyone has fun this Halloween. Please drive safe and watch out for the kids running around the neighborhood. Trick or treat!!!!