Eight Halloween costume ideas for the discerning Torontonian, from the Ikea Monkey to the Cronut Burger
What you’ll need: Darwin is now going clothing free at an animal sanctuary, but you can revisit last winter’s media frenzy with a monkey ear headband and a cute shearling coat.
Extra Credit: You maintain a melt-your-heart abandoned expression the entire night.
What you’ll need: A cardboard mockup of a silver 2013 Ferrari California, and a brown sheet rigged up to some pulleys so you can “submerge” the car mid-party.
Extra credit: You spritz fellow revellers with a spray bottle of water.
What you’ll need: This one doesn’t require much to be scary: just wear a blue vest, greet guests with a smile and periodically say, “Welcome to the Kensington Market Walmart.” Chilling.
Extra credit: You buy a ton of Halloween candy and sell it at rock-bottom prices.
What you’ll need: With enough Styrofoam, paint and maple-bacon jam, you can recreate the ill-fated treat that made headlines for its caloric excess, and then for its high bacterial content.
Extra Credit: Toronto Public Health tells you to go home.
What you’ll need: Just a hoodie and a glazed-looking smile. Obviously, a crack pipe would complete the ensemble, but we don’t want you getting in trouble.
Extra credit: You find the video.
What you’ll need: A costume for the truly lazy. All you have to do is punch at your cellphone angrily and shout “Hello? Hello?” into the mouthpiece.
Extra Credit: You give up and switch to Wind Mobile halfway through the night.
What you’ll need: Two people: one in a hipster getup, holding a beer and a frisbee, and another dressed as a police officer (preferably of the shorts-and-bicycle-helmet variety). The officer can walk around pouring out drinks and writing tickets.
Extra credit: You prevent an actual crime.
What you’ll need: Copying the all-white look from the “Started from the Bottom” video shouldn’t be too hard. The finishing touches: assorted bling and this incredible makeup tutorial.
Extra credit: You get the white Bentley convertible he’s standing in, too.