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The 10 Best Halloween Costume Ideas of 2016

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Our suggested modes of Halloween dress to scare the bejesus out of the neighbours.

Heading to a Halloween party next weekend? Cut through the crowd of Harambes and Harley Quinns with these costume ideas . . .

David Bowie

The ice-blue Life on Mars suit, the Ziggy Stardust lighting makeup, the Space Oddity space suit, the evil Goblin King in Labyrinth . . . it was like the man went out of his way to give fans a buffet of costume ideas at Halloween.

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Alan Rickman

Another entertainment legend gone too soon with plenty of options to choose from — Professor Snape’s black cape, his glam rock-inspired Sheriff of Nottingham, or Hans Gruber’s charcoal double-breasted suit. Yippee-Ki-Yay.

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Prince

Inject a bit of Purple Rain into the party by dressing as the artist formerly known as Prince. Any excuse to don a purple corduroy jacket . . .

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Gene Wilder

Another great performer you could pay tribute to this year — plus, if you’ve got a few vertically challenged companions, Ooompa Loompas make the perfect sidekicks. And you can use the leftover fake tan on . . .

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Donald Trump

To give your American friends the creeps, you just need another couple of cans of spray-on tan, a cheap, billowy suit, and a piece of roadkill to strap onto your head.

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Ken Bone

The unwitting hero of the 2016 US election and the perfect costume for the huskier gent. Red knitted sweater? Check. Disposable camera? Check. Pornstache? Check.

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Nigel Farage

Post-Brexit, the ghost of Nigel Farage is certain to haunt your Pommy mates. Only £3.23 on Amazon — no prizes for guessing customers also bought David Cameron and Boris Johnson masks.

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A clown

If you want to be the most hated man in the room. By far the worst thing to emerge from the United States in 2016 — and given this was the year Donald Trump secured a presidential nomination, it had plenty of competition.

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Ryan Lochte

A close relative of the previous suggestions. You just need a Team USA tracksuit, a swag of silver medals (and a head of silver hair), and a ridiculous excuse for why you were late to the party that no one could possibly believe.

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Zombie Pauline Hanson

Perhaps the most terrifying of the lot comes from our own backyard — the red-headed racist who came back from the dead in 2016.

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