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Hipster Costume Ideas for Halloween 2013

Every year I write a hipster Halloween costume list where I list various hipster-friendly costume ideas.

This year there was talk of a group of us dressing as the Doctors from Doctor Who OR as various Kurt Russells. Considering the Dr. Who costume is overdone, I like the idea of Kurt Russell, but my boyfriend and a few others already claimed the more interesting Kurts (Snake Plissken, R.J. MacReady) and I got left with his character from Overboard, who mostly wears a mullet and white tee (and I don’t have the boobs to compete).

kurt russell

Halloween is quickly approaching and I’m still not quite sure what I’m going to be. It’s my favorite holiday of the year, but when the time comes, I become PARALYZED WITH THE NOTION THAT I WON’T BE ABLE TO CREATE AN EPIC COSTUME AND I  END UP STAY AT HOME CURLED UP ON THE COUCH WITH A MUSTACHE GLUED TO MY UPPER LIP.

If you’re having trouble with costumes, here are a few last minute ideas:

terry richardson

Terry Richardson
-70s child molester glasses
-buzzed haircut
-clothing optional (if you do wear clothing, put on t-shirt/flannel and jeans)
-perpetual thumbs up

Note: Be forewarned, if you dress as Richardson for Halloween, there is a chance that someone might cathartically punch you.


-3 piece suit
-shave head, affix pipe cleaners to your head
-diamond earrings
-a burned copy of Weird Al Yankovic’s A Bad Hair Day.

Note: If you tape pipe cleaners down on your head, you can also go as R. Kelly.

hollywood mannequin

Hollywood Montrose
-asymmetrical glasses
-harem pants
-80s print button-up shirt
-big earrings
-a glittery baseball cap or jheri curl
-a mannequin head

Note:  Take this opportunity to let the 80s cliche gay character within you come out .

Hi mcdunnough

H.I. McDunnough
-Hawaiian shirt
-white undershirt
-black pants
-disheveled hair
-jail photo plaque OR a package of baby diapers

Note: OR if your hair is long…


Cameron Poe
-white undershirt
-mom jeans
-stuffed bunny

Note: Perfect your Nicolas Cage verbal rants and stare and you’ll make everyone in the room equally uncomfortable and turned on.

Golden Girls

The Golden Girls (group costume)
-shoulder-padded pastel suits
-red lipstick
-costume jewelry
-old woman wig
-a package of Depends

Note: Be forewarned, if you dress as The Golden Girls for Halloween, there is a chance that someone might cathartically hump your leg.


Dame Majorie “Maude” Chardin
-tan wool coat
-yellow scarf
-french braids
-old woman makeup

Note:  Try to find a tall and lanky man with a bowl haircut to walk around with you.


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  • Reply Leigh Ann October 15, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I would DIE to see a gang of various Kurt Russells on Halloween. Maybe you could be Stuntman Mike from Death Proof.

  • Reply Lisa October 15, 2013 at 10:52 am

    What about the Ropers from Three’s Company? Add Chrissy, Jack, Janet and Larry and you’ve got some good fun right there…

  • Reply Samantha October 15, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Awesome ideas! I’m shooting for the Golden Girls, will post pics and tag you if I can make it happen!

  • Reply Emily October 15, 2013 at 9:59 pm


  • Reply Tolly October 16, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I just want to add that I went as Ryan Gosling last year as a result of your suggestions Lauren, and it was my most badass Halloween costume EVER. Even when he’s a woman, the ladies love Gosling!

  • Reply Eddy October 17, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I happened to be shopping for spanks at J.Jill when I read this post. (Don’t ask) Right then and there I was suddenly overcome by the need to cathartically hump the “mature” lady in the next aisle over.

    Far from being freaked out, she thanked me and we went our separate ways.

    What do think about a Tootsie costume?

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