Have those vials of “tiger blood” at the ready — Charlie Sheen is the most likely character to come knocking at your door this Halloween.
Now, NewsFeed admits it’s not likely to be the real Charlie Sheen turning up at your house (that would be either cool or harrowing, depending on your viewpoint), but the former Two and a Half Men star has been announced as this year’s most popular Halloween costume, according to CNNMoney.
The announcement comes as no surprise after a year in which the 46-year-old shook the world to its very foundations with his departure from the smash TV show, in the process spawning a hit song, a revolutionary approach to life (#winning) and an eponymous drug.
Obviously there are some moral practicalities to consider when dressing your child up as a man convicted of numerous drug offenses, but NewsFeed is guessing that this costume will be relegated to grown-ups.
Sheen’s propulsion to the top of the costume charts marks a growing trend of pop culture influencing trick-or-treat attire. Favorite choices for girls this year include Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and and various characters from the cast of Jersey Shore.
How we put these outfits together is also set to change. With the recession showing no signs of releasing its bite, families appear to be reigning in their spending this year. A survey by PriceGrabber found that fewer than half of parents plan to buy a brand-new costume for their child this year, while 24% plan to make an outfit and a further 11% will borrow or recycle a costume.
So if you did want to go Sheen-chic this Halloween, a full costume including rubber mask and #winning t-shirt are retailing on eBay and pretty much everywhere else from around $23. Tiger blood not included.