The Weekly Ten: My Hipster Halloween

I’m a Hipster. I fully admit it.  The fact that I’ve said “I was hipster before hipster was cool” scares me a little. During Halloween my full monty of a hipster comes out. You see, dressing up as a slutty fire fighter isn’t my idea of an epic Halloween costume, going as Helga G Pataki is. Unless the slutty fire fighter is to be ironic…then I mean, it fits. But in general, I’m not really one for buying a costume, I like to let the creative juices flow. Although usually that ends with a last-minute scramble for something that could resemble some sort of costume, ie: buying shiny leggings and a big sweatshirt for a last-minute ’80s aerobic instructor. Or the year before, when I wore a black hat and calling myself a witch. High school was by far the glory days of my Halloween yearbook.

My original plan, for this year, was to be Ruth from “Hey Arnold.” It fits my obscure rule: The more times I can scoff and say “What, you don’t know who I am?” the better. And when I find someone who does know who I am…well, we become best friends for the night. Then I found a pretty dress so I’m being a fairy…I know. So as inspiration for the rest of you go-all-outters for Halloween here are my ten favorite dorky-hipster-internet themed costumes.



  1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

    Quail Man is such a good costume, hipster or not!

  2. Your Welcome says:

    As I am overseas right now, and my amazing group costume from last year probably wouldn't be understood over here I will pass the idea onto everyone. Last year my friends and I donned yellow flowered shower caps and yellow tanks with MON, TUE, WED on them. We wore black leggings and had the fancy vintage synchronized swimmer makeup on. We were a major hit, and won the costume contest at the bar we were at. If you can't guess what we were, then the awesomeness of this costume is lost on you, if you can then take it with my blessing. Super comfy and you don't have to do your hair!

  3. Jessica Zaleski - University of Florida says:

    I thought about dressing up as Helga last year!

  4. Lana says:

    A couple years back I went as a rock (big fluffy fleece gray ball…comfiest costume ever), and two years ago I was a marshmallow (two hula hoops, white fleece and whole lot of pillow stuffing). This year I'm going as a gnome. I LOVE halloween, and I love bringing out my creative side every October.

  5. Lisa says:

    Do hipsters even do Halloween? Aren't they so over dressing in costume? Wouldn't their costume be dressing like a regular person because it's ironic?

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  9. mollayyy says:

    I went as chuckie finster a few years ago… everyone who knew what i was loved it, everyone else wondered why i had a planet on my shirt and nerd glasses.

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