8. Cat
Bad Halloween costumes—period. Why do people turn to the cat costume year, after year, after year? Is it fun to wear ears and a tail? We guess. But then be a lion or a cougar (and if you’re married to a younger man you’ll get bonus points for humor).

9. Fairy
Fairy wings are fun, but if you’re over the age of eight, they’re no longer cute. Save the Tinkerbell costumes for the little girls. Besides, as anyone who watched True Blood knows, fairies walk around looking like humans. There are no wings, no sparkle dust and no glittering gowns. Just don’t tell that to my daughter.