October 19, 2012 | 6:00am
We are now about a week out from the Halloween weekend, which means two straight nights of party, puking and smudged makeup for some, and stress and heartbreak for others who procrastinated and can't figure out what to be for the increasingly ridiculous holiday.
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The Houston Press has been helping you with last-minute costumes for what seems like a decade, or at least the better part of the last one. Each year around this time, you will find Press employees walking the halls in makeup and barely-there costumes on the way to a photo shoot in the corner. Some are lucky to be wearing more clothes than others.
And some of us get turned into memes. Ahem. I never thought all that blue would ever come off.
Here is our annual Rogie's Gallery of last-minute Halloween costume ideas. Of course, we use the words "idea" and "last minute" extremely loosely.
Of course, you would probably want some sort of nude stocking deal for this costume idea, Prince Harry in Vegas, of course. Hopefully Houston is balmy on Halloween, right?
Why not just take Halloween pictures on Instagram, when you can be Instagram. Where was this taken at? The local coffeehouse? Your dorm bathroom? Slap a filter on yourself and be a star, dammit.
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A lot of oversexed (and undersexed) housewives will be getting their dominatrix on this season, but why to take the whole shades of grey thing to another level? Just make sure the dude that shakes up the paint cans at the hardware store doesn't see you.
Dig out your old Goosebumps books from your parents' house and be prepared to have a sore face in the morning from all the face-contortin'. ERMAGERD, ERT STURK THERT WERR!
HEYYYYYYY SEXXXXXY LAAAAAAADAY! Hot South Korean rap sensation Psy has taken the world by storm with "Gangnam Style" and its acid-drenched music video. If you undertake this costume, remember to clean up after yourself, or at least use "green" confetti.
And sometimes a Halloween costume idea sounds really great when you cook it up with co-workers, and then when the day comes to actually be Honey Boo Boo, you find that you just don't have enough sass or glamour to pull it off. But at least the Go Go Juice gets you through the rest of the day. And next morning.