Halloween Costume Or Occupy Wall Street Member? [Slideshow]

Can you tell the difference?

  • 130257793 Halloween Costume Or Occupy Wall Street Member? [Slideshow]

    Spooky! (Image via Getty)

    While there’s nothing scarier to Michael Bloomberg than Occupy Wall Street protesters, for the rest of us they generally are more zany than terrifying. But as we approach Halloween, the outfits worn by OWS-ers to make a statement about…something…can often be confused from your average New York costume party. (Especially when they all dress as zombies.)

    We’ve taken 18 images from Zuccotti Park as well as New York’s annual Village Halloween parade. Can you tell who is dressing up for candy, and who is dressing up to make a statement against big bank bailouts? Scroll down each photo entry for the answers, and remember:  “Occupy Wall Street protester” is not a good Halloween costume.

  • Spooky! (Image via Getty)

    Carved pumpkins bearing the Occupy Wall Street letters stand on Zuccotti Park near Wall Street in New York, October 25, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Definitely in the 1%.








    (Answer: Occupier)

  • A political costume, or OWS statement?








    (Answer: Halloween costume)

  • People like this are just a staple of New York, so technically this man could be a year-round thing.








    (Answer: Halloween costume)

  • Hobo costumes are always popular, both on Halloween and for people who have run out of clean clothing from living in a park for too long.








    (Answer: Occupier)

  • Maybe we should just call this slideshow "Homeless person or Halloween?"








    (Answer: Occupier)

  • A symbol of both corporate greed, or, well, Satan?








    (Answer: Occupier)

  • Zuccotti Park will be getting toilets soon enough, but this guy may have just brought his own.








    (Answer: Halloween costume)

  • The UBS sign should be a dead giveaway, but that is definitely a mask bought at Ricky's.








    (Answer: Occupier)

  • What better character to personify corporate greed than Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho character? Besides Gordon Gekko, but that's a little hard to pull off.








    (Answer: Halloween costume)

  • Okay, let's break this one down:
    The drums - 1 point OWS
    The tie - 1 point Halloween costume
    The face- since it's not a Guy Fawkes mask: 1 point Halloween








    (Answer: Halloween costume...we know, right??)

  • The cardboard box says Wall Street but the hastily thrown-together outfit screams "I have no idea what statement I'm making."








    (Answer: Occupier)

  • Could be a festive gathering for the Village Halloween Parade, or these people are about to all get pepper-sprayed.








    (Answer: Halloween parade)

  • Both a cool costume and a public service!








    (Answer: Halloween)

  • This guy is just dressed for the wrong season, no matter what side he's on.








    (Answer: Occupier)

  • Even if she is an Occupier, we hope she also dresses like this on the 31st.








    (Answer: Occupier)

  • Could be a statement on healthcare. Could be a chance to show off some fake butt. Could be both.








    (Answer: Occupier)

  • In Scream 5, Ghostface will give you a dollar before he kills you.








    (Answer: Occupier)

  • Just straight chillin.'








    (Answer: Occupier)

Comments

  1. scarrier? yeah they should be for the 1%. But “zany”? I’d rather say “epic”.