Mediaite Presents: Halloween Costumes Ripped From The Headlines

Old Guy/Young Mistress


This is a great costume choice for a couple — who may either have a few years age difference between them or would like to pretend they do. October has been a hot month for old guys hooking up with the young girls, from David Letterman and his interns at the beginning of the month to Steve Phillips and his PA just recently. Optional third person choice — another woman dressed as a disapproving wife/long-term girlfriend. Warning: take this to the Roman Polanski extreme at your own peril!

Beer Summit


Just in time for Halloween, the Beer Summit and its participants are back in the news. Sgt. Crowley and Prof. Gates held their second Beer Summit this week, this time on their own in Boston. Pres. Obama and VP Biden weren’t there again, but that shouldn’t stop you from teaming up with a buddy — one as a professor, one as a cop — grabbing a few beers and ending racism forever!

Print Media Employee


Already a hot alter ego among many residents of the New York and Washington, D.C. areas year-round, this costume is in need of some extra ‘edge’ to reflect the trends of 2009. A bindle, dusty trousers, and harmonica should score you and a friend a ride in the boxcar of great Halloween costumes in no time. For extra credit, wear Gucci Loafers or Louboutins to complete the ensemble. Tell anybody who asks that you are a Condé Nast employee, thank you very much.

Meth-loving Andre Agassi


Agassi is back in the news after excerpts from an upcoming tell-all book revealed he used crystal meth in 1997. And, well “I’ve never felt so alive, so hopeful — and I’ve never felt such energy.” So dig out your day-glo tennis outfit, pop in an earring, find a solid wig and, of course, grab your racket. Also, Agassi said he liked to clean when he was on the drug, so maybe bring a broom too. Bonus points for losing 30 pounds to get into character. Note: Mediaite does not advocate using crystal meth “to get into character.”

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