MORE

Top 10 Arizona-Themed Halloween Costumes

Top 10 Arizona-Themed Halloween Costumes
William Warby via Flickr

Halloween's just a few weeks away, so we've got some Arizona-themed costume ideas for you.

Check out our top 10 picks for Arizona costumes:

10.) Teabagger

Negative 10 points for correct spelling.
Negative 10 points for correct spelling.
Fibonacci Blue via Flickr

There's a reason there's a horror movie titled Red State.

Tips:
-Create a misspelled nonsense sign like "Keep yer gubmint hands off my Medicare!"
-Use pliers to pull out extra teeth (you need only about six total)
-Prepare hysterical rants about Obama and why he's the new Hitler

 

9.) Cactus

Horrible execution, kids.
Horrible execution, kids.
F Delventhal Flickr

Represent the only thing most people around the country know about Arizona.

Tips:
-Get a cactus costume
-Consider a sexy cactus costume

 

8.) Alien

Former Arizona Governor Fife Symington (left) with an alien.
Former Arizona Governor Fife Symington (left) with an alien.
CNN/ExtraterrestrialTV

Arizonans have always had a strange obsession with aliens, and most people still aren't over the "Phoenix lights."

Tips:
-Any ol' alien costume will do
-The Fife Symington costume would be most authentic

 

7.) Mormon

No caffeine for this guy!
No caffeine for this guy!
Patrick Denker via Flickr

A common species of Arizonan. Hit 'em right in the stereotype.

Tips:
-Bring along a kindergarten class full of children
-Wear the magic underwear
-The bicycle missionary is an easy one to pull off

 

6.) Jan Brewer

The paper-bag method.
The paper-bag method.

A lot easier than it sounds.

Tips:
-Store-bought Leatherface or witch costumes will do
-The paper-bag method also works
-Pour a glass of scotch to accessorize

 

5.) Old Person

Perfect.
Perfect.
Jim Linwood via Flickr

In addition to cacti, this is the other thing people know about Arizona.

Tips:
-Death scent
-Golf cart
-Long, drawn-out stories with no point

 

4.) Gun Nut

Pffffft. I've seen Obama-loving liberals with more guns than that. MORE GUNS.
Pffffft. I've seen Obama-loving liberals with more guns than that. MORE GUNS.
Pål Joakim Olsen Flickr

Stand your ground this Halloween.

Tips:
-Guns
-More guns
-One or two more guns
-NRA bumper sticker

 

3.) Joe Arpaio/MCSO Deputy

This photo is more than 20 years old, so if you're going as the fat man himself, add wrinkles and fat, and subtract hair. Keep the rapist glasses.
This photo is more than 20 years old, so if you're going as the fat man himself, add wrinkles and fat, and subtract hair. Keep the rapist glasses.
MCSO

This one's a real crowd-pleaser in the Latino neighborhoods.

Tips:
-Get three friends with darker skin to be on your chain gang
-If that sounds racist, that's because it is, and that's the point

 

2.) Meth-Head

The thin line between zombie and meth-head.
The thin line between zombie and meth-head.
Gianluca Ramalho Misiti via Flickr

Another staple of the Arizona landscape.

Tips:
-Just wear a zombie costume and carry around a meth pipe
-Use a meth-head mentality (like offering to have sex with a stranger in a public restroom in exchange for candy)

 

1.) The Sun

Is this the sun? It looks like the sun. Kind of.
Is this the sun? It looks like the sun. Kind of.
Alaskan Dude via Flickr

C'mon.

Tips:
-Find a store-bought sun costume
-Carry around a space heater so people know you're the Arizona sun
-Try to make a "dry heat"

Send feedback and tips to the author.
Follow Matthew Hendley on Twitter at @MatthewHendley.


Sponsor Content