Halloween is right around the corner, and Boston is full of parties that you don’t want to miss.

District Howl at District Hall, The Harp, Ned Devine’s, The Green Briar, Halloween on the Harbor at MJ O’Connor’s Waterfront, and BOOnanza at MJ O’Connor’s Park Plaza, all with costume contest where you can win prizes from restaurant gift cards to cash prizes worth up to $500! You can get the full details here.

With that much money on the line, you need the perfect costume, and we’re here to help.

Check out a few of our favorite ideas for some inspiration:

Your favorite Emoji:


We have that one Emoji that is so us, so why not bring it to life? All you need is some cardboard, paint and a little sass.


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“Cereal” killer:


With some knives, cereal boxes and a little fake blood, you can make this very punny costume.


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Orange Is The New Black cast:


A TV series that everyone can’t seem to get enough of, and a bunch of unique characters makes for a great solo or group costume!


Just grab your jumpsuits and bad mustaches, and you’re ready to go.

 Photo courtesy of: http://www.phillymag.com/g-philly/2013/10/28/photos-best-gayborhood-halloween-costumes/


Jesse Pinkman and Walter White from Breaking Bad:


We’re still not over this iconic series and we’re guessing you aren’t either.


Embrace your inner Jesse with some baggy jeans and large t-shirt. As for Walter – dress in a button up shirt, jeans, loafers, throw on some glasses, cough all night, possibly wear a top hat, and tell people to “tread lightly”.

Photo courtesy of: http://www.highsnobiety.com/2012/06/30/breaking-bad-season-5-photos/breaking-bad-season-5-photos-2/


 Duck Dynasty Crew:

A beard, bandana and some cameo is really all you need to create the Duck Dynasty look. Better throw in your best Louisiana accent too.

Photo courtesy of: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/duck-dynasty_b_2820874.html


  Tom and Gisele (because obviously…):


Who doesn’t love Tom and Gisele?


A cute dress and heels that are runway worthy can make you into the perfect Gisele, coupled with that number 12 jersey, and you and your partner are on your way to being one of Boston’s favorite pairs.



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Shark Week:



This clever play on words is an easy costume for you and a group of friends.


Pick your day and your favorite shark and you’re good to go.



Photo courtesy of: http://www.everydaypop.com/cool-group-halloween-costumes/

What are you waiting for? Go find that costume, and win those awesome prizes!