News-Worthy Halloween Costumes 2017

Last year, we gave you news-worthy Halloween costumes you could slap together at the last minute. This year, we took it up a notch with a whole new round-up of classic, topical and easy Halloween costumes that will be the hit of your newsroom.
Fake News

From Elephant Journal

What you’ll need: Trench coat, ski mask, reporter’s notebook, fedora, note card, red marker
2017 is the year of Fake News, making it a popular and easy costume. Dress as your quintessential reporter, with a caveat. Label yourself as the fake news media and join the faceless trolls of the internet. If you want to take it up a notch, there is a “sexy fake news” costume from Yandy.
Level of difficulty: easy
 
 
 
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

From Amazon

What you’ll need: Hawaiian shirt, bucket hat, sunglasses
An oldy, but goody. This costume references the book and popular movie about the adventures of journalist Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo.
Level of difficulty: medium
 
 
 
 
 
Anchorman

From Creative Costumes

What you’ll need: fake mustache, press badge, bright suit
Be kind of a big deal this year as Ron Burgandy, star of San Diego’s channel 4 news team.
Level of difficulty: medium
 
 
 
 
Spotlight

From Daily Mail

What you’ll need: baggy clothes, determination, an Oscar
This 2016-Oscar winning pic follows The Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team’s investigation into child sex abuse in the Boston area by numerous Roman Catholic priests. The film not only was a triumph for investigative journalism, but also was lauded as the “least fashionable film ever.”
Level of difficulty: easy
 
 
 
 
Sean Spicer

From Etsy

What you’ll need: faux-shrubbery, suit, inaccurate crowd estimates, gum
Come as 2017’s favorite meme and former Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Loudly smack your gum and hide behind your shrubbery all night.
Level of difficulty: easy
 
 
 
 
Snapchat Filters

From YouTube

What you’ll need: Colored printer, skewer, headband, cardboard
Let people know of your social media skills and come as an ever-popular Snapchat filter. Follow along this five-minute tutorial for exact instructions.
Level of Difficulty: easy
 
Clickbait

From Ceros

What you’ll need: white t-shirt, tape, printer, children’s fishing rod
Print off 20 of your most click-baity headlines and tape them to the shirt—reel in readers all night long.
Level of Difficulty: easy
 
 
 

 
 

Happy Halloween from the News Media Alliance!

Kirsten is the Social Media and Blog Editor at the News Media Alliance.

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