The Six Best Dual-Purpose Costumes for Halloween in New York

Did you lose your dirty wiener costume on the subway?
Can also be: Carlos Danger's new gig.

For Only: $29.99 at
Can also be: Get a friend to also go as Elmo and you can be Times Square's terrifying Furry shakedown artists.

For Only: $97, but it's pre-worn.
Can also be: Rachel Sacks & Thought Catalog buddies. Just add a copy of The New York Post and a middle finger!

For Only: Free, but your parents are going to be paying for their mistake for the rest of your life.
Can also be: Patrons at Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar in Times Square.

For Only: $4.99. For an extra $26, you and a friend could be the "Before" and "After" pictures.
Can also be: Cronut.

For Only: You can buy one for $23.90, but charge people $14,000.

Every year, New Yorkers fret over their Halloween costumes. As last night’s 3rd annual Hallowmeme proved, it’s hard to be clever without being too clever and totally confusing everyone.

That’s why we’ve created this helpful guide for outfits with layers: One topical to NYC (for the intellectualz) and one that’s totally obvious, so people will stop asking you what your costume is.

It’s a win-win!

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