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October Costume Review: Suicide Squad Takeover

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Packs of Harley and the Joker's tattoos are selling by the hundreds.

Packs of Harley and the Joker's tattoos are selling by the hundreds.

Packs of Harley and the Joker's tattoos are selling by the hundreds.

Starr Samkus, Online EIC and Trending Editor

According to the Chinese Horoscope Calendar, 2016 is the year of the monkey. But according to the general public, 2016 has become the year of the Joker, Harley Quinn, and the rest of the Suicide Squad gang. Everywhere you go, there’s a sign of the Squad. The mall, the movies (yes, it’s still playing in the theatres even though it was released over two months ago), school, even King Soopers!

Just one of the many Joker displays set up in a Spirit Halloween store.

Just one of the many Joker displays set up in a Spirit Halloween store.

I kid you not, I have lost count of how many chicks I have seen with Harley Quinn’s dip-dyed hair. I saw someone with the Joker’s smile tattooed on his hand! I liked the movie just as much as the next person, but sometimes you’ve got to let a movie just be a movie, okay? The Squad hype is getting out of control; it’s spread like a frickin plague. And it’s not over yet, ladies and gents. Oh no, not at all. Your 2k16 Halloween is going to be absolutely dominated by the guy with the green hair and the girl with a pudding problem.

No. It's not a dog collar. Be prepared to see girls of every age donning this choker this Halloween season.

No. It’s not a dog collar. Be prepared to see girls of every age donning this choker this Halloween season.

Halloween stores are dedicating entire sections of their establishments to the costumes of each Squad member. The hype is spreading from Harley and the Joker to El Diablo, Katana, and Deadshot. And the stores are not skimping on the accessories, so be prepared to see an entire life’s worth of booty shorts, ripped tights, midriffs, baseball bats, and bad hair-dye all in one night.

Several of the Squad's shirts hang on a large display in the front of one Halloween store.

Several of the Squad’s shirts hang on a large display in the front of one Halloween store.

The only other costume that has a chance of making a decent appearance on Halloween this year is Deadpool. So it’s either going to be skintight outfits or just plain old skin. Sounds delicious, right?
Now, if you’re going as any of the characters I just talked about, please know that I’m not trying to bash you at all in any way. I’m sure you’ll rock your costume. I’ve seen a decent amount of amazing Harley Quinn and Joker cosplays (so I know it’s possible that people other than the actors’ professional costumers can make it look good). It’s just that I’ve seen an even larger amount of Squad cosplays that made me want to hire Batman to punch my eyes out. I have faith in you though.
Well, my spunky Bears, Halloween is definitely going to be scary this year. One can only hope that it’ll be a really dark night. Stay dressed and stay classy. Please.

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