Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus (R) perform onstage during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for MTV)

It was a long, dark year for pop culture–which means it will be a long, dark Halloween with the same 10 or so costumes at every Halloween party. Here’s what they’ll be, so you can spend one extra iota of creativity and avoid them (/ultimately upstage them all).

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Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke
OF COURSE there are pre-fab costumes for Cyrus and Thicke. These will be the biggest money makers of the year–and an easy way to spot the uncreative and lazy at Halloween parties.


Duck Dynasty
You need camo. And duck whistles, presumably. Also, how did this become the most watched reality TV show in the world?

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Breaking Bad‘s Walter and Jesse
As the biggest non-Duck Dynasty TV event of the year, expect to see lots of porkpie-wearing dudes and shouts of “Gatorade me, bitch!”


North West
Who doesn’t love a perverse baby costume? This one will really sing in the hands of weirdos everywhere.

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Game of Thrones
There are so many to choose from here, but expect to see lots of Daenerys Targaryens. There’s also room for more conceptual turns, like wedding dresses covered in fake eblood.

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Ylvis Fox
What the fuck was this? Unfortunately, massive viral success plus cheap costumes means Halloween ubiquity. Maybe this is far enough behind that everyone’s forgotten it already, though.

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Fifty Shades of Grey
Okay, maybe the book’s not tethered to 2013 but the movie’s casting debacle was still a huge story. We predict the biggest “sexy Halloween costume” trend will be the main characters from this erotic (?) blockbuster.

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Some cat from the internet (your pick)
This was a big year for internet cats–they even got a movie. For you makeup wizards out there, Grumpy Cat is fertile ground. While Lil Bub is a lot trickier, we’re always really impressed with anyone committing to elaborate Keyboard Cat costumes.

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