Five Jewish pop culture icons to dress up as this Halloween

Larry David as Bernie Sanders on 'Saturday Night Live' SCREENSHOT
Larry David as Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live SCREENSHOT

While Halloween is not a Jewish holiday, there has definitely been a fair share of Jewish-inspired Halloween costumes, like this one:

Jew Man Group
Jew Man Group

Or the infamous Jewbacca:


Over the last decade or so, however, there’s been a new trend that’s been taking over the spooky holiday: pop-culture-themed costumes. Particularly in the Internet Age, popular memes, videos and gifs have inspired many a costume (expect many to be wearing the blue-and-gold dress, or donning a ‘pizza rat’ outfit this year). Equally trending are outfits that celebrities wear, whether you’re Miley Cyrus at the VMA’s, Taylor Swift in her Bad Blood music video, or Beyonce, in, well, anything.

As always, famous Jewish politicians, musicians, and actors have spawned hilarious and entertaining costumes come Oct. 31. For this year, we look at five in particular that you can expect to confront when you’re partying this weekend:

5. Paul Rudd’s denim-clad Wet Hot American Summer character, Andy

Paul Rudd in 'Wet Hot American Summer' SCREENSHOT
Paul Rudd in ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ SCREENSHOT

With cult films and television shows getting resurrected thanks to networks like Netflix, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp was perhaps one of the most anticipated of the year, thanks to its star-studded cast of Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler, and more. As a fan favourite, Paul Rudd’s womanizing, bad-boy character, Andy, is the most likely to get the Halloween treatment this year. Plus, it gives you a reason to break out that old denim jacket that’s been sitting in your closet since the 90s.

4. Harrison Ford’s iconic Star Wars character, Han Solo

Chewbacca and Harrison Ford in 'Star Wars' SCREENSHOT
Chewbacca and Harrison Ford in ‘Star Wars’ SCREENSHOT

Ever since news broke out that Jewish director J.J. Abrams was at the helm of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, it’s been the talk of Tinseltown. Many anticipate several Star Wars-themed characters to come out of the woodwork this Halloween, and Ford’s Han Solo is no exception. You’ll likely get special attention if you do this one with a group of fellow Star Wars-loving fans, especially if someone dons a Chewbacca (or better yet, Jewbacca) costume.

3. Amy Schumer 

'Inside Amy Schumer' SCREENSHOT
‘Inside Amy Schumer’ SCREENSHOT

Amy Schumer is without a doubt the most talked-about comedian of 2015, and thanks to the various costumes she wears throughout Inside Amy Schumer, there’s no shortage of ideas on how to mimic her, whether you drape yourself in yellow plastic, or simply walk around with a giant wine glass.

2. Bernie Sanders

Since Larry David mocked Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live, it became rather obvious that the presidential candidate and United States senator is absolutely ripe for parody. Plus, putting together a Bernie Sanders costume wouldn’t be that hard, either. Think of all the outbursts you could make about Super PACs, healthcare or the environment. Enjoy.

1. Drake in his Hotline Bling video

Seeing how Drake’s Hotline Bling broke the internet, and spawned hundreds of memes (including this one), it should come as no surprise that every single pop culture site has already predicted it being the most popular Halloween costume of 2015. All you have to do is shave your head, rock a full beard (check), and throw on a turtleneck, or an Air Jordan shirt and a red puffy jacket.

Happy Halloween!!!