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This Year's Best Halloween Costumes 

From Balloon Boy to Zach Galifianakis's character Alan Garner in The Hangover to a literal douchebag, here're the best costumes we found around the country this year.
Chad Fahnestock
Zach Galifianakis' Alan Garner in The Hangover, with baby, in Denver.
Rebecca Smeyne
Bob Ross, with some happy trees, at the Halloween Parade in the West Village.
Egan O'Keefe
Allen, 35, is a Douchebag. In St. Louis.
Gloria Levario
Zombraham Lincoln in Dallas.
Denis Jeong Plaster
Double Dare contestants at the First Avenue Halloween in Minneapolis.
Denis Jeong Plaster
Imperial forces penetrated the First Avenue Halloween in Minneapolis.
Hanna Quevedo
Shark attack in San Francisco's Mission District.
Gloria Levario
According to the Dallas Observer editors, this is "pretty much all you need to know about life in Northern Texas."
Rebecca Smeyne
Friendly diner waitress at the Halloween Parade in the West Village
Calibree Photography
Nightmare couple Slash and Amy Winehouse at Zombie Morrissey Night in San Francisco.
Egan O'Keefe
Andy, 25, "Chick Magnet." In St. Louis.
Keith May
Lauren Metsig, costume winner: The Angels, back from the dead, photographed at the Newport Beach Zombie Pub Crawl in Orange County.
Gloria Levario
Tooth Fairies in Dallas.
Denis Jeong Plaster
Spy and Spy end the détente at the First Avenue Halloween in Minneapolis.
Rebecca Smeyne
Zombie Snuggies at the Halloween Parade in the West Village.
Nate "Igor" Smith
Nightmare before Christmas' Jack Skellington at the Fools Gold vs. Trouble & Bass Halloween Party in Brooklyn.
Gloria Levario
Green man from Dallas.
Gloria Levario
There is a man inside Oscar the Grouch, in Dallas.
J. Knight
Swine flu and prison love in Denver.
Chad Fahnestock
Sexy cops, a national epidemic. Seen here in Denver.
Egan O'Keefe
Chris, 25, "Balloon Boy" Falcon Heene in St. Louis
Egan O'Keefe
Not just any zombies, Christina, 23, and Jeffrey, 24, are straight outta Zombieland. In St. Louis.
Egan O'Keefe
Sarah, 21, "The Insider." In St. Louis.
Calibree Photography
Zombee at Zombie Morrissey Night in San Francisco.
Calibree Photography
At Zombie Morrissey Night in San Francisco.
Hanna Quevedo
The Count in the Mission, San Francisco.
Calibree Photography
At Zombie Morrissey Night in San Francisco.
Hanna Quevedo
Zombie in the Mission, San Francisco.
Rebecca Smeyne
Damsel in distress at the Halloween Parade in the West Village.
Rebecca Smeyne
View Master... of Horror, at the Halloween Parade in the West Village.
Rebecca Smeyne
Alice and crew at the Halloween Parade in the West Village.
Nate "Igor" Smith
Rainbow Brite at the Fools Gold vs. Trouble & Bass Halloween Party in Brooklyn.
Patrick Range McDonald
Voodoo doll in WeHo, Los Angeles.
Shannon Cottrell
Timothy Norris
Vampire at Lucha VaVoom in Los Angeles.
Erin Broadley
Erin Broadley
Denis Jeong Plaster
Seeking the Holy Grail with John Cleese impersonator and co. at the First Avenue Halloween in Minneapolis.
Denis Jeong Plaster
Table talk at the First Avenue Halloween in Minneapolis.
Nate "Igor" Smith
Tired Telletubby at the Fools Gold vs. Trouble & Bass Halloween Party in Brooklyn.
Gloria Levario
Elvis lives in Dallas.
Calibree Photography
At the Exotic Erotic Ball in San Francisco.
Calibree Photography
At the Exotic Erotic Ball in San Francisco.
Rebecca Smeyne
Care Dudes at the Halloween Parade in the West Village.
Hanna Quevedo
Care Bears (emphasis on the "bears"), in the Mission, San Francisco.
Timothy Norris
Awesome mask at Hard in Los Angeles.
Rebecca Smeyne
Big genie Zoltar at the Halloween Parade in the West Village.
Denis Jeong Plaster
The other Zoltar, at the First Avenue Halloween in Minneapolis.
Keith May
The kids in Orange County still know who Pippi Longstocking is.
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Chad Fahnestock
Zach Galifianakis' Alan Garner in The Hangover, with baby, in Denver.
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