Celebrities might have more resources and plenty of people willing to take care of the practical details, but the most important part of any Halloween costume is always the idea. Even with brilliant execution, if the impulse behind the design is boring, the final product is going to be yawn-worthy. That’s why an overwhelming majority of people, both celebrities and the rest of us, only crush Halloween a few times in our lives.

Over the past few days, I have looked at way too many celebrity Halloween costumes. Because it’s my job and because I stalk people on Twitter in my off time, I feel like I have a pretty good grasp of what famous people decided to go as. Most of their choices fell somewhere between meh and pretty good, but six truly separated themselves from the pack. Unfortunately, I had to disqualify one from this list.

Sum 41 lead singer Deryck Whibley and his girlfriend Ari Cooper dressed up as his ex-wife Avril Lavigne and her fiancé Chad Kroeger in a hysterical good-natured middle finger, but a day later, Kroeger completely one-upped them by saying he and Avril wanted to reciprocate but the party they attended didn't allow it since the invite said to should dress as celebrities. Bam!

So, with all due respect to Whibley and Cooper, they’re out, leaving the following five costumes as Pop Blend’s favorite of Halloween 2012…

5. Kim Kardashian As Madison From Splash
First of all, ignore Kanye West in the above picture. He’s going with some kind of nautical theme, assumedly to play off his girlfriend, but it doesn’t work at all. He should have done his own thing. Tom Hanks’ character in Splash isn’t an easy dude to do; so, if he really wanted to coordinate, they should have chosen a different couple. You can’t match theme when your partner is a real character.

As for Kim, however, this outfit is a wonderful choice. Mermaid is completely in her wheelhouse, but I’m not sure there are many people in the world who would have expected her to choose this mermaid. Splash is an incredible movie. It was one of our first real tastes of how great Hanks could be, and Daryl Hannah is beyond sexy. Kim’s appreciation of this movie makes me like her better, and if you’re into movies, you should be impressed too.

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