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Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner costumes hot for Halloween


Oops, you did it again. You've waited until 10 days before Halloween to figure out what the heck you're going to wear.

According to current trends, you can expect to see plenty of kids and adults dressed up as Star Wars characters (R2D2 and Princess Leia are big ones) and Marvel superheroes.

And as with every year there is Disney, Disney and more Disney -- just name a character and it's likely in the running for top costume.

But if non-fiction is more your style and if you don't mind offending some people, you have a few good options this year:

Donald Trump: Like it or not, the Donald is hot. If you want to dress up as him for Halloween you're likely to have a lot of competition as Trump is the most searched costume according to Google Trends. Making this costume work is tough because it's all about the hair. Anyone without a Trump-like comb over will need a good wig. Walmart has one for $15.95. It's currently out-of-stock online. You could also go for a latex mask if you want the effect of frown-lines and undereye bags . If you have a dog, get him or her a Trump outfit on Etsy.com and you can be twins.

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Caitlyn Jenner: This costume sparked outrage and a Change.org petition , but Spirit Halloween has held its ground. You can get a Caitlyn Jenner wig for $16.99 or the wig and corset from the now famous Vogue cover for $49.99 .

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Cecil the Lion/Cookie Lyon: Celebrate poor Cecil's life by remembering him on Halloween. Yandy.com offers a sexy Cecil getup for $119 . And 20% of the proceeds will be given to a Global Conservation Organization to support global conservation initiatives.

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Okay, Cookie is not real, but she seems real and everybody loves Empire. Head to Macys.com and buy anything from the Thalia Sodi collection and your Cookie Lyon costume is done!


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Nedra Rhone has been a features reporter with the AJC for 10 years. She’s written about everything from fashion to food to news.