Halloween is just around the corner, and if you're at a loss for inspiration, look no further than your favorite TV characters. Television has offered up some of the funniest, coolest, and well-executed costumes over the years. Here are ten TV Halloween costumes that are worth copying.
10. 'Mother Teresa' - Haley Dunphy From 'Modern Family'
Of course Haley Dunphy would slap on a look like this and call herself Mother Teresa in a move to appease her family. They have so-called "sexy" costumes for just about everything these days, don't they? Oh, teenagers...
9. 'Stomach Ache' - Darlene Conner From 'Roseanne'
The original run of ABC's "Roseanne" was known for its epic Halloween episodes and Season Three's "Trick or Treat" was a great example of what the show did to take the holiday to the next level. Darlene attempts to scare her sister by saying she has a stomach ache and then, in the spirit of "Total Recall" a creature pops out of her stomach. Unfortunately, Becky is not impressed. But we are.
8. Jackson 5, 'Black-ish'
Dre, AKA the Prank King, wants his family to dress up in a group costume for Halloween and their costumes are pretty on point. Leave it to the Johnsons to celebrate in style. Everyone else should just go home now.
7. Angela Chase - Danielle From 'My So-Called Life'
"My So-Called Life" unfortunately only lasted on season, but it did bless the TV world with one of the best Halloween episodes ever. In between a spooky supernatural storyline involving 1950s flashbacks and haunting high school visions, we get a look at Danielle's spot-on Angela Chase costume. The flannel, scowl, and red wig make the impression of her angsty big sis is pretty legendary.
6. Rosie the Riveter - Leslie Knope From 'Parks and Recreation'
When it comes to Halloween, you can count on Leslie Knope to go more inspiring, and less scary, with her costume. Case in point: her awesome Rosie the Riveter costume. And Anne's Gabby Douglas tribute isn't half bad either. They can do it!
5. Dr. Frank-N-Furter - Fez From 'That '70s Show'
"That '70s Show" takes place (it's in the name, you guys.) So, naturally Fez would pull from a pop culture sensation and just go with it for his Halloween costume. Classic.
4. The Doppler Effect - Sheldon Cooper From 'The Big Bang Theory'
"I don't care if anybody gets it." Sheldon has no time for your little brains. As far as science-obsessed geniuses go, he pulls off a pretty sweet Doppler effect outfit in a sea of tired costumes. He even has a sound to demonstrate what it means. So there.
3. Spudnik - Ross From 'Friends'
Oh, Ross. You're so clever. Combining the satellite Sputnik with a potato to form the costume "Spud-nik" is so you. Halloween is all about having fun. Nevermind the fact that everyone thinks you look like a "doodie."
2. Bionic Woman - Bill From 'Freaks & Geeks'
One of the reasons a lot of us can relate to Bill Haverchuck is because he absolutely loves television. He even honored his appreciation by being "The Bionic Woman" for Halloween. His "getting ready" mirror montage is one of the short-lived series' stand-out moments. OK, every Bill moment is a standout.
1. Three Hole Punch - Jim Halpert From 'The Office'
"The Office" always did Halloween right, but there's one look that always stands out in our minds. Jim is known for his effortless humor and nothing takes less effort than putting three holes on a shirt and calling it a costume. Bravo for helping us get through years of lazy Halloweens to follow.