Halloween Countdown: Celebrity Scandals Costume Preview

Halloween Masks CroppedHalloween is fast approaching, and a potpourri of colorful celebrity scandals have occurred since last October. That means you’ll be faced with a confounding choice of costumes to choose from, so it’s better to start planning soon.

Many high-profile figures across industries found themselves in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons: major and minor indiscretions related to national security, sex, drugs, fashion, cars, food, finances, taxes and spouses.

PRNewser compiled a list by category of 30 people who made it through more than one news cycle. Some appear for the first time, while others tried to resurrect their reputations, with mixed results. We’ve also included links to the press coverage, in case you missed it.

Celebrity Faux Pas:
Paula Deen, Donald Trump, Justin Bieber, Oprah Winfrey, Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez

Politically Incorrect:
Anthony Weiner, Elliot Spitzer, Bob Filner, Mark Sanford

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Faux Celebrities:
Kris Jenner, Sydney Leathers, Amy and Samy Bouzaglo (Amy’s Baking Company)

Athletes Gone Awry:
Lance Armstrong, Manti Te’o, Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun

National Security Leakers / Whistle-Blowers and Careless Users of Gmail:
Edward Snowden, David Petraeus, Paula Broadwell, Jill Kelley

Halloween Masks Yale Art CroppedBusiness Blunders:
Jon Corzine, Marissa Mayer, Sheryl Sandberg

International Incidents:
Gerard Depardieu, Charles Saatchi

If you’re planning to wear a Halloween costume of any other infamous, but non-violent figures, let us know in the comments section below.

This is only a partial list of early contenders, and there’s still time for new scandals to arise between now and late October, so stay tuned.