How to dress as a meme this Halloween

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Stuck for a Halloween costume? Why not show off your high-brow reading habits and insider knowledge of current affairs with an outfit ripped from the headlines of this very paper. Forget twerking Miley Cyrus (yes, it happened in Brooklyn. It is still a painfully unfunny costume idea), the borough is full of clever costume ideas. Here are our suggestions:


The undead plants left over from Hurricane Sandy are a menace to us all! With a bit of green cardboard, some brown clothes, and a bloodied prop ax, you too can be the scariest tree in your ’hood.

Two-Face Charles Hynes

Two-Face is a Batman villain — he’s also Charles Hynes, the outgoing Democratic district attorney and possibly the incoming Republican one. Buy two suits from a thrift store — one red, one blue — cut them vertically into symmetric halves, and sew a blue right side to the red left side. Paint the right side of your face blue and the left side red

Hipster Maid

Look, hipsters have gotta pay for all those artisan pickles somehow, and, as we uncovered in an exclusive investigation, some of them are turning to cleaning houses. Buy a feather duster and some black-framed glasses — you’re in business.

Sandinista Bill DeBlasio

Our probable next mayor supported the leftist Sandinistas down in Nicaragua. We imagine he would have looked much like the curly-haired, bleary-eyed youth from his now-infamous college yearbook photo, but with military fatigues. Get a small white-guy Afro and some duds from an Army-Navy supply store.

Hospital on life support

It was the pun we never tired of when describing Long Island College Hospital — and what could be more appropriate for Halloween than the thing that would not die? Cut a hole out the top of a refrigerator box, draw windows and a Long Island College Hospital sign, and affix an intravenous tube and rolling stand from Film Biz Recycling, a prop store in Gowanus.

Film Biz Recycling [540 President St. near Third Avenue in Gowanus, (347) 384—2336,]. Brooklyn Army Navy Store [2005 W 8th St. near Avenue T in Gravesend, (718) 222—9292,]

Reach reporter Jaime Lutz at or by calling (718) 260-8310. Follow her on Twitter @jaime_lutz.
Updated 10:16 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Joey from Clinton Hills says:
visual puns make the worst costumes...just go as something sexy.
Oct. 28, 2013, 10:45 am

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