Gigi Gabig

Staff Writer

If you are yet again stumped for the perfect Halloween costume, look no further than this article.We will never forget Karen Smith’s fateful four-word-comeback that echoes around the nation on the night of Halloween, “I’m a mouse, duh.”

If Mean Girls did not apply to your life before, it certainly does on October 31.Although you do not need to be well versed in Mean Girls references to know why college Halloween is highly anticipated by both genders, the movie once again encapsulates it perfectly.

“Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.”

So ladies and gentlemen, in the spirit of one of the best nights of the year, be creative.

One would not necessarily have to don a Cady Heron-esque look (bloody bride of Frankenstein), but let us try to remove the adjective “slutty” from the title of our costumes.

We do not have to make this a “conservative” Halloween per se, but as Florida Southern students I think we can do a little better than “slutty mouse.”

This year instead of having to face the incessant question of “what are you?” let us incorporate wit and fresh pop culture references into our costumes that make fellow partygoers kick themselves for “not thinking of that.”

No, pop culture does not mean Miley Cyrus.

Costumes ranging from a minimalistic facebook” (writing “book” on your forehead) to Robin Thicke – because let’s face it, we are going to see at least 100 Mileys this year.

If you decide to adopt a persona for the night, acceptable costumes include: Walter White, Jay Gatsby, the girls from Spring Breakers, Yeezus, Piper Chapman, Macklemore. Amanda Bynes, or Seth from Superbad – and don’t forget the empty bottle of laundry detergent.

And let’s not forget the host of recurring characters from Saturday Night Live: Gilly, Stefon, Drunk Uncle, the Californians, and anyone from the Lawrence Welk Show.

Or you can try a costume based on wordplay: North West (you will need a northwestern tshirt for starters), Sharknado, Brobot, 50 Shades of grey (literally), or a Pumpkin Spice Latte — because girls love their Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

If you are looking for a two-person costume you are not out of luck. In fact, group costumes are much more fun than a solo one:

Bob Ross and a painting, really any character from Arrested Development,  “Point A” and “Point B” on Google Maps, the beloved American Gothic painting, Walt and Jesse, The Fresh Prince and Carlton Banks, Mac and PC, Sarah Palin and John McCain, Daft Punk, and last but not least – Kim and Kanye.

Or as they say, the more the merrier, so try a group costume: the Napoleon Dynamite Crew, the cast of Clue, Tetris, the Rugrats, the Scooby Doo gang, the Seinfeld cast, the Sims, the many looks of Britney Spears, the Seven Deadly sins, the infamous Bridesmaids, or the Workaholics.

After reading this article, there is absolutely no reason not to have a killer costume – dress to impress. We attend an institution of higher learning, so let’s act like it and try to avoid any Mean Girls type fiascos– if we see you making out with Aaron Samuels, we’ll tell.

If all else fails, you can always fall back on dressing as the Plastics, duh.