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7 pop culture Halloween costumes you should definitely avoid this year

You’re going to see a lot of these come October 31st.

LAST YEAR WAS a strong year for standout pop culture moments: Miley Cyrus’ twerk-a-thon at the VMAs, Daft Punk ruling the airwaves with Get Lucky and the end of Breaking Bad made for some good (if predictable) Halloween costumes.

2014 hasn’t been so good to us. The following costumes should be for last resorts ONLY.

Ice Bucket Challenge

ice-bucket-challenge-costume-1-e1408736512194 Source: Brandsonsale

*groan*

Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda look

Nicki Minaj’s very risqué cover for her equally risqué single Anaconda got everyone talking back in August.

Just released on UK iTunes and is now certified #Platinum in America #Anaconda #PolowDaDon #DaInternz @bigjuice205 on the boards baby!!!!!! #ThePinkPrint 11.24.14 Source: nickiminaj

While it may be ripe for lampooning come October 31st, we are making a formal plea for everyone to leave well alone.

American Apparel have pulled together this clearly Minaj-inspired ‘Rattlesnake’ look and it is as horrific as expected.

americanapparel Source: American Apparel

Don’t do it. Don’t.

Three-boobed woman

threeboobed Source: Jasmine Tridevil/Halloween Costumes

Jasmine Tridevil and her (fake) third boob captivated the internet last month, and while her unusual appearance does make her perfect fodder for a Halloween costume… We’d rather just forget.

Anything to do with Frozen

frozencostumes Source: eBay/Costume Express

We would put good money on there being dozens and dozens of Annas and Elsas wandering around town on Halloween night.

However if these Annas and Elsas are over the age of 12, you need to sit them down and ask them to let it go. Ahem.

Doge meme

doge-wow-so-costume-much-halloween Source: Know Your Meme

Very costume. Such tired meme. Wow.

Pharrell’s hat

pharrellshat Source: Amazon

You can definitely do better than this. Definitely.

Slender Man

slendermorph Source: Amazon

It may have been A-OK to dress up as horror meme Slender Man last year, but this Halloween it is off limits. For obvious reasons. Don’t go there.

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