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Ten People You See at Every Halloween Party

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5. The Politicians
This year it will be impossible for you to go to a Halloween party without seeing multiple people dressed as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Every year, however, you'll see someone dressed up as the president or another politician that's in the news (probably for bad reasons). It's a strange but undeniable fact of Halloween party life.
4. The Walking Dead
It wouldn't be a Halloween party without zombies. Even before The Walking Dead was the most popular cable television show this was a fact, but now it's really the truth. This costume is so easy to pull off because all you need to be is dead, and you can die so many ways. You do have to be careful hugging these people, though, or you'll end up with fake blood and white paint all over your costume for the rest of the night.
3. The Crew
The Crew is a lot like the Duo, expect the Crew is an organized group of people that coordinated an awesome theme, and they completely make the party. These are the people you want to get some pictures with. If you're planning on being a member of the Crew, you have to pull your weight. It's like being on a team, only instead of being an athlete, you're dressing up in costume to entertain.
2. The Last-Second Invite
This person was totally not doing anything for Halloween up until two hours ago. It was only then that they got the invite and had to throw something together at the last second. They use normal makeup to paint their faces into a skeleton or a half-hearted attempt at a zombie. They stick out like a sore thumb, but nobody is ever going to walk up to them and say how terrible their efforts turned out.
1. The Gore Lovers
These are the people who seem to have some training in Hollywood makeup and special effects, and it's making us uncomfortable. They really do seem injured, and we're wondering if we should call someone for help. These costumes push the envelope so much that they're almost not fun anymore — as in, we're getting sick looking at the inside of your chest cavity over here. Please do less next time.
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Ryan Yousefi is a freelance writer for Miami New Times, a lover of sports, and an expert consumer of craft beer and pho. Hanley Ramirez once stole a baseball from him and to this day still owes him $10.
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