October is finally upon is, and here at ComicsAlliance, and one of the best parts of the month is gearing up for Halloween with costumes! It’s the one time of year when even people like me who could never cut it in our Best Cosplay Ever feature can drop by the local department store and walk out with the ability to dress up as our favorite characters.

But is that really a good thing? I have my doubts, which is why I’m spending every day taking on the store-bought costumes inspired by our favorite things. Today, we're heading out into the blackest night of popup Halloween stores to look at Green Lantern costumes!

Option 1: Muscle Chest Green Lantern




Let's go ahead and start with the basics this time, shall we? I do like the cartoony stylings of this costume -- particularly those big dumb fluffy boots -- but honestly, is there anyone out there who doesn't work in the costume industry who thinks those "Muscle Chest" things are a good idea? Are weird square abs carved out of foam really better than just wearing a costume over your own gross torso? They always strike me as bizarre, and give me the idea that if you wear one of these costumes, you'll need to do something to distract from the fact that you're basically wearing an egg carton on your stomach.

Something like, say, having the most intense look anyone has ever had.




I usually don't comment on the models that are actually wearing these costumes -- because really, if you're dressed up as a taco on the plastic package of a Halloween costume, your life did not turn out as you expected -- but this dude is in-friggin'-tense. I have no trouble believing he would use unlimited power to make a giant fist out of lasers that he would then use to smash things. This guy has seen it all and is just waiting for you to talk smack about his muscle chest. A+.


Option 2: Sexy Green Lantern




Never before have I seen so much PhotoShop applied to a picture of a Halloween costume. Anyway, remember that time there was aGreen Lantern movie for a minute? Well, here's the sexy costume version of it, because what's sexier than a skinless green Ryan Reynolds?


Option 3: Secret Wishes™ Sassy Green Lantern




If you'd rather your sexy costume was a little more comics-accurate, you could always pick up this reasonably on-model version of Arisia. You know, the underage girl who used her power ring to give herself a sexy lady body so she could seduce Hal Jordan, which totally worked, which was weird, and which was then retconned out with a hilarious scene where it was basically revealed that she was legal in Canada or whatever? Oh, comics.


Option 5: Teen Tomar-Re Costume




Because there's nothing today's teens like more than dressing up as their favorite character from the smash hit Green Lantern franchise, Tomar-Re.

I will say that the mask from this one could be pretty handy if you were going as "Zombie Chicken" or something, but sadly, I don't think we're going to get a mask that matches the horrifying, dead-eyed intensity of that Hal Jordan model.


Option 5: Green Lantern Mask