Hungry Girl: Trick or Treat! Try These Halloween Costume and Candy Pairings

10/26/2015 at 03:04 PM ET

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Lisa Lillien is the author of the popular Hungry Girl website and email newsletter, featuring smart, funny advice on guilt-free eating. She is also the author of ten books, six of which debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Read her blog every Monday for slimmed-down celebrity recipes and more.

Wondering how to pull off the hot Halloween costumes for 2015? I’ve got the scoop, plus the perfect Halloween candy to pair with this year’s costumes! (And, of course, the calorie counts ‘cuz that’s kind of my thing.)

Costume: Left Shark
Candy: Gummy sharks (8 small pieces = around 120 calories)

It feels like Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime performance was ages ago, but Halloween is the perfect opportunity to bring back Leftie! If you haven’t already ordered your official Katy Perry shark gear, just get yourself a pair of powder blue sweats, a matching hoodie, and a white tee. Draw black eyes and a shark mouth on your tee, and you’re good to go…

Costume: Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Candy: Mini jawbreakers (3 pieces = 60 – 70 calories)

Find your brightest yellow cardigan, your brightest pink pants, and your most un-jaded grin. HG tip: Salvation Army is a great place to shop for your Kimmy outfit. Just be careful with the jawbreakers – those things are super strong!

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Costume: Dancing Twins Emoji
Candy: Twix Bars (3 Mini cookie bars = 150 calories)

You’ll need a friend, a couple of black leotards, and, are those bunny ears? Yup. The twins could also be sporting bunny tails, but there’s no way to know! If you wanna really commit, a couple of blonde bobs are in order.

Costume: Elizabeth Banks as Lindsay in Wet Hot American Summer
Candy: Smarties Candy Necklace (1 necklace = 90 calories)

I spotted the jeans online, but you could always fake it by pinning a rainbow ribbon to your denim. And who doesn’t want an excuse to wear a candy necklace? Just don’t eat your costume too early in the night!

Costume: Kim Kardashian’s ‘Break the Internet’ Cover
Candy: Twizzlers Black Licorice Twists (4 pieces = 150 calories)

Grab your sleekest (and sparkliest) long black dress, a pair of fancy black gloves, and some hair gel (you’ll need it to coax your hair into that extreme up-do). For props, a champagne bottle and glass are in order. Warning: Get ready for both your costume and candy to be extremely divisive.

Costume: Minion
Candy: Banana Laffy Taffy (4 Fun Size bars = 140 calories)

BANANA! You know you’ve waiting for a reason to try out the overall trend. Throw on a bright yellow long-sleeve shirt, a pair of goggles, and some functional black gloves. Consider yourself Minioned.

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‘Til next time… BOO, I mean, CHEW the right thing!

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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