11 New Halloween Costume Ideas

Um … has 2010 been a crazy year so far or what? The Emmys and MTV VMAs had some show stopping celebrity looks, Reggie Bush forfeited his Heisman Trophy, and the winter Olympics made us all want to visit Vancouver. And when it comes to finding inspiration for your Halloween costume, what’s better than counting on the endless stream of succulent gossip this year?

So don’t waste another second — you don’t want to spend Halloween sitting at home carving a pumpkin into the spitting image of your mother, do you? We’ve got the top-notch costume ideas that will blow everyone else’s out of the water this year. They each come with a how-to guide for your makeup, hair and outfit, so you can win the jack-o’-lantern contest and walk away with the best costume of the year award (if that even exists).

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And if you’re just sick of hearing about Lindsay Lohan (as are we), we’ve got tips on how to jazz up age-old costumes that never fail, with makeup tips from MAC Senior Makeup Artist Romero Jennings. “You want people to know who you are without telling them,” Jennings says. And “you also don’t want to look like yourself with a bad wig on.”

Jennings also recommends taking a picture of your finished makeup look before walking out the door so that you can see how you’ll look in all those Facebook mobile uploads. Now, what are you waiting for? Let’s get this party started!

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