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Posted: Friday, October 31, 2003 7:38 am | Updated: 2:01 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

On deadline for a Halloween costume? Turn to the headlines. Here are some ideas for "newsworthy" costumes:

• Pay homage to the late John Ritter by dressing in a Hawaiian shirt (a la his character Jack Tripper on "Three’s Company") and enlisting two women to dress as Chrissy and Janet.

• Model yourselves after Madonna and Britney Spears at the MTV Music Awards. One wears a tux, the other a wedding dress. And don’t be offended if people ask you to reenact "the kiss."

• Arnold the Governator. Wear a suit, pin "Vote for Ahnold" buttons to your lapel, pad your muscles and speak shamelessly in his accent.

• Ted Williams’ head. Wear all black and apply light blue face paint for a "frozen" look.

• Re-create the SARS crisis by wearing a mask and flinching when anyone coughs.

• Rush Limbaugh. Wear a suit, carry empty prescription bottles and talk bombastically about politics in a slurred voice.

• Recruit your significant other to dress up as an overexposed Hollywood couple. Two easy ones: Ben and J. Lo (suit with running shoes and wedding dress with stuffed derriere, respectively) and Ashton and Demi (trucker cap and old lady wig, respectively).

• Attach a plush tiger to your neck and apply fake blood. You’re Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy.

• Dress up as an Italian sausage and use face paint to give yourself a black eye. Claim you were racing a hot dog and a bratwurst and were sabotaged by Pittsburgh Pirates player Randall Simon.

• Dress up as "the" Chicago Cubs fan who was accused of preventing left fielder Moises Alou from catching a foul ball during Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series. Wear headphones, Cubs gear and glasses. Watch your back.

• Liza Minnelli. Her estranged husband, David Gest, has accused her of beating him, claiming her power comes from vodka. Wear a glittery dress, load up on makeup, carry an empty vodka bottle and wear boxing gloves.

• Jayson Blair. Wear glasses and wrinkled clothing and carry a homemade New York Times press pass and a notebook. Lie about everything.

• Martha Stewart. Wear a blond wig, domestic diva dress, apron and handcuffs.

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