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This Was Probably Your Halloween Costume 10 Years Ago

Way before ????? meant 'Happy Halloween.'

Monday, Oct. 31, 2005 -- Halloween. A day we painted up our faces and galloped around our neighborhoods asking for candy. A day when you could've logged onto Google and seen this charmingly old-school Doodle:

And if you indeed dressed up, it's pretty likely you picked a tried-and-true costume that's still classic no matter year it Jason Biggs rocking a Dorothy dress and, yes, pigtails.

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But it's always cool to dip into the pop culturally relevant costumes of the times, too. If you dressed up in 2005, you probably rocked one of these costumes. We're willing to bet on it.

  • Napoleon Dynamite
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    MTV VJ Quddus wasn't the only one who rolled up to his Halloween party dressed as the titular star of Jared Hess' 2004 strangely compelling indie flick. By 2005, the movie had gotten even bigger -- and Vote For Pedro T-shirts were literally everywhere.

  • Napoleon Dynamite...At Prom
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    Either you opted for the Pedro shirt or the throwback '70s prom suit, or a close approximation of it, like Ted Stryker did.

  • Ron Burgundy
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    Speaking of '04 holdovers, who could let Halloween float by without assembling a last-minute "Anchorman" squad? Quddus made a good Napoleon, but he could've been the Champ Kind to Damien Fahey's Burgundy. Total missed opportunity #whammy.

  • Harry Potter
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    Most top-costumes lists put the boy wizard near the top, and it makes sense. With the "Goblet Of Fire" film and the "Half-Blood Prince" book released that year, we were in the thick of our global Potter obsession. Come to think of it, we kinda still are.

  • Willy Wonka

    Tim Burton's "Charlie And The Chocolate Factory" remake came out in July '05, and Johnny Depp's slithering, strange portrayal of Willy Wonka had folks donning bug-eyed sunglasses and velvet overcoats to capture his essence for Halloween.

  • SpongeBob SquarePants

    By 2005, "SpongeBob" had been airing on Nickelodeon for six years. But when "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" came out in 2004, the floodgates opened, and our favorite pineapple-dwelling, yellow sea creature popped up everywhere the following Halloween.

  • A Jedi Knight
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    The "Star Wars" prequel trilogy concluded in 2005 with "Revenge Of The Sith," so Jedi fever was in the air, especially after -- spoiler alert -- most of the Jedi were killed by the end of the film. Even the red M&M captured the essence of the Jedi with his robe and lightsaber.

  • Darth Vader
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    If you weren't into the Jedi (aka the good guys), you might've found your inner Sith with a Darth Vader costume. It would've been only appropriate since "Revenge Of The Sith" was essentially Vader's (sorry, Anakin's) origin story.

  • Padmé Amidala

    And if you weren't into either, you probably went with Padmé because of how badass she was in every single piece of regally alien clothing she rocked throughout the three films. Natalie Portman or not, you could still look this exotically chic with some creative touches and attention to detail.

  • Gwen Stefani

    Gwen wasn't no "Hollaback Girl," but in '05, it was easy to become one yourself. All you needed was a tank top, arm decor and an attitude. And, oh yeah, some pretty expertly curled hair.

  • Donald Trump
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    Hey, remember when Donald Trump wasn't that idiot trying to run for president but was that idiot "firing" people on his reality TV show? Yeah, that was 2005, when "The Apprentice" had become a cultural phenomenon -- so big that Katie Couric dressed up like The Donald on "The Today Show." Chilling.

  • Meg Griffin

    "Family Guy" roared back to life in '05 after a two-year hiatus, and you didn't have to look far to find Griffin family costumes -- especially easy-to-assemble, pretty much DIY ones like Meg. And, yeah, sure...

  • Stewie Griffin

    OK, so this one's a bit harder to construct at home out of household materials. But hey, it's always worth a try, right?

  • Batman
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    Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" was released in summer 2005, ushering in a brand new era of bat-heroism that lingered well into the mid-2010s (and is probably still around now, tbh). To be fair, Batman never gets out of style, but '05 was a good year since kids actually had a reason to go all out dressing as their fave superhero.

  • George W. Bush (As A War Criminal)
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    The 43rd President of the United States was certainly a polarizing figure, and a decade ago, we were thick in the middle of two costly wars that seemed like they'd never end. Easy target, I suppose.

So, what was your Halloween 2k5 attire?