While it might be difficult to stay friends with an ex when you have to see all of their DFMOs at Smokes', Street believes that it is possible to collaborate with them for Halloween. Here’s a list of ideas to get you awkwardly interacting with your former flame.
BRAD & ANGENLINA: BRANGELINA
Brad's abandonment of this relationship was easily the most important Brexit of 2016. Extra respect if you have the high school lover you ditched for this ex to come as Jen.
SELENA AND JUSTIN: JELENA
While one of you is celebrating your freedom from that same old love you’re so sick of, the other is wondering if it’s too late to say sorry. You might as well wear your heart on your sleeve this All Hallows Eve.
MICK AND BIANCA JAGGER: MIANCA
Get the person you kicked to the curb to actually look like Mick Jagger. Who knows, maybe you’ll fall in love all over again. But probably not—have you seen Mick lately?
MIKE & IKE: MIKE (POOR IKE)
Dressing as a candy is extra Halloween–y, and this makes the list because, in 2012, Mike and Ike broke up due to creative differences. To be clear, the brand is not named after a human couple—the candy itself ended its relationship. Some boxes displayed the name "Mike" scribbled over, and others displayed the name "Ike" scribbled over. It was basically the candy equivalent of cropping your ex out of your profile picture #TransformationTuesday style. No one cared about Mike & Ike before, and the attention that resulted from their break up was short lived. If this sounds familiar, then this is the costume for you!
TAYLOR SWIFT AND…UHHH…
If you have a long list of ex–lovers, have them all dress up as Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Connor Kennedy, Harry Styles, Calvin Harris and Tom Hiddleston. Who knows—maybe you’ll find your next mistake this weekend.
BRITNEY AND JUSTIN: BUSTIN
Those all–denim outfits are too good not to wear on Halloween just because you “broke up” and “don’t talk anymore” and “hate each other with the fire of a thousand suns.” Unblock your ex on some social media platform and DM them that you want your costume to be metaphor for your relationship: both seemed like a good idea at the time, both were embarrassing and both ought to be left in the past.
Donald Trump and The Democratic Party: Donaldcrat
As John Stewart shrewdly observed during his Late Show cameo appearance, Trump already looks like he’s wearing a Trump costume—so this shouldn’t be too hard. And it’s extra appropriate because, when you look back on your relationship, you both probably feel like asses. This costume allows you to express that.
Great Britain and the European Union: The (former) European Union
2016 will go down in history as the year of Brexit, one of the sloppiest and most confusing political breakups of all time. If nobody took your breakup seriously until it happened, this one’s for you. Get really historically accurate and have a previous ex come as Colonial America.