Every year, there is a Halloween costume that comes to dominate. While many are calling it Berbenheimer’s year, I am full-on predicting that the pink will pale in comparison to TV’s favourite fictional YesChef – The Bear.
It’s already dominating the internet’s ‘last-minute Halloween ideas’ content factory. It’s in articles, tiktoks, reels, tweets, and group chats. The word Bear rounds out the top 20 most-searched Halloween costumes this week on Google.
People have been discussing the Bear as a Halloween costume on Reddit since September. We all know Reddit is where all the lads go for inspo. It’s like Bloke Core Pinterest. This has been such a long time coming that people have been buying carmy bits for their daily looks. Carmy’s hairstyle has become so coveted that the products his hairstylist used on his hair for the show have become bestsellers online. Also, Irish lads tend to have those tousled curls Carmy is known for, so it’s an easy one for anyone on their curl journey.
I reckon we’re about to see floods of people at parties dressed up the same, screaming Yes chef at each other across a sea of white teeshirts and blue aprons. You’ll have half the Carmy’s recreating the sexy looks and others with wooden spoons frantically stirring the pot.
What separates it from literally everything else is that Carmy is not only a relevant pop culture reference that indicates you have good taste. It’s also straightforward to do. You can get all the bits in an hour, and you can do it on the cheap. All you need are tattoos, a crisp white teeshirt, a blue apron, and some chef clogs.
If you’re the kind of person who is into fresh white teeshirts and good shoes then you probably have most of the bits already. Just remember the mussed hair and the perpetually stressed-out look. Smooth some wax through your hair for that signature Jeremy Allen White greased look and say, “Hi Cousin.”
You can make it a couples costume by having your bestie go as cousin Richie or even an actual bear. Then you could be the bears.
You’ll be more authentic than one of Marcus’s Danish desserts.
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