Clowns, ghosts, vampires, monsters – none of that’s scary anymore. Not when the real-life world is so bloody terrifying.
When the US president is, well, Donald f***ing Trump, there’s no dystopian world that can be stranger and more concerning than the one we’re in.
So, naturally, this year’s Halloween costumes will need to be a bit more grounded.
No more fantasy figures. If you really want to be scary (as you should, on Halloween), you’ll need to embrace something that’s causing real-life horror.
Think the snatching away of reproductive rights, an overwhelming sense that the world is going to sh*t, or the costs of healthcare.
Or, to go really 2017, you can be fake news.
But not just any fake news.
Don’t worry about stapling a bunch of newspaper clippings to a dress, because sexy costume legends Yandy have brought out what’s set to be the defining costume of this year: Sexy Fake News.
The Fake News costume is made up a dress covered in headlines, with the word ‘FAKE’ stamped across it.
‘Spread all the alternative facts in this exclusive Fake News costume featuring a white tank dress with a scoop neckline, thick shoulder straps, an allover newspaper design, “FAKE” printed in red across the bust, and a scoop back,’ reads the product description.
Handily, the dress could easily double up as a ‘Taylor Swift’s album cover art’ costume. Just cover up the ‘fake’ bit.
We’d strongly recommend wearing the outfit to a party just to speak over all the guests to let them know that everything they’re saying is fake news.
The world isn’t terrifying at all!
We can’t trust anything and our world leaders are constantly spouting nonsense!
Fake news! Ha! Ha! Ha!
If you’d like to buy your own fake news costume, you can get it from Yandy for $54.95 (£40).