For Lady Gaga, every day is Halloween. Expect a lot of imitators this Oct. 31.
This Halloween, plenty of New Yorkers want to be The Situation, Lady Gaga or even a blue-skinned resident of Pandora.
Gaga’s flamboyant jumpsuits and Na’vi-inspired colorful face paints are being sold en masse this year, city retailers told amNewYork. It’s not just today’s wonders, however, that inspire: Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe are still popular old reliables.
Perhaps the slickest costume is a grimy rendition of the BP oil spill: a rigger outfit with a wrench, dead fish and a label that’s short for “bad planning.”
“Costumes are always very media-driven,” said Tony Bianci, manager of Halloween Adventure Store, New York City’s largest costume warehouse.
At Ricky’s NYC, the phone has been ringing nonstop with preorders for Lady Gaga’s bright blue jumpsuit featured in her “Poker Face” video.
“They sold out before they even got into the store,” said employee Kyle Elwin, pointing out that this is the first year customers can place their orders online.
Other quick sells include a series of “Jersey Shore” costumes, such as Pauly D’s black wifebeater stamped with a DJ sign.
Recently, another branch of the Halloween Adventure Store opened on the Upper West Side, filled with lacy outfits for women, such as a racy red vampire suit.
“This year, women are dressing especially sexy, lingerie-like,” said manager Charlotte Williams.
For kids, Harry Potter glasses and an array of “Toy Story” characters are big sellers, said Bianci.
Abracadabra Super Store in Chelsea is filling up reservations for elaborate Na’vi face paints, with makeup artists employed all Halloween weekend.
Vampire costumes are another big hit there, but they prevailed even before the “Twilight” era, said owner Robert Pinzon. “It doesn’t matter,” he said. “They just go with Halloween.”