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Halloween is approaching, and we're giving out treats: tips on how to dress like your favorite movie characters.

The Costume:
'The Hangover''s wreckless trio Alan (Zack Galifianakis), Stu (Ed Helms), and Phil (Bradley Cooper)

What You'll Need: For Alan: If you grow exceptionally scruffy hair, Alan's beard is the perfect excuse to let yours go wild. If not, buy some faux facial hair (Amazon). If you don't already own the other essentials -- a satchel/bag, plain khaki pants, brown belt, aviator sunglasses and a baby doll -- head to a local Salvation Army or Wal Mart, where you can also pick up a sky-blue onesie and cap for the toy tot. You can splurge for Alan's exact t-shirt at Urban Outfitters, but any worn tee with earthy graphics will do. The Costume: 'The Hangover''s wreckless trio Alan (Zack Galifianakis), Stu (Ed Helms), and Phil (Bradley Cooper)

What You'll Need: For Alan: If you grow exceptionally scruffy hair, Alan's beard is the perfect excuse to let yours go wild. If not, buy some faux facial hair (Amazon). If you don't already own the other essentials -- a satchel/bag, plain khaki pants, brown belt, aviator sunglasses and a baby doll -- head to a local Salvation Army or Wal Mart, where you can also pick up a sky-blue onesie and cap for the toy tot. You can splurge for Alan's exact t-shirt at Urban Outfitters, but any worn tee with earthy graphics will do. For the pièce de résistance, search baby bjorn on craigslist.com -- this won't get creepy -- where used ones will sell for around $20. Or, cut two holes into the bottom of a backpack and wear it backwards. For an easy alternative, visit NerdyShirts.com and order a 'Hangover' t-shirt.

For Stu: His wardrobe of khakis and beige polo shirt can also be found at a thrift shop or department store. Your must-haves are a missing tooth and rimless eyeglasses, both found anywhere Halloween goods are sold.

For Phil: If you're going for the "suave" look, find a slim-fitting dress shirt, black blazer, dress pants, gel and a comb. Slick back your hair and make sure to practice your confident strut. For the "hangover" look, throw on a wrinkled, light blue dress shirt (K Mart) with rolled up sleeves and fitted dark denim jeans (Wal Mart). Take a blow dryer to your hair for a shaggy look, then use bright red lipstick to simulate a split lip. Find a pair of Aviators at any gas station for a few bucks, and hang them off the first button of your shirt. Lastly, make and wear a fake hospital wristband.

Optional Accessories: If you're Alan, carry a bottle of Jagermeister and 4 shot glasses for a ceremonial toast with the wolf pack. Also, stuff a small pillow in your shirt (if you're not already packin' a muffin-top). If you're Stu, find someone to play Jade by wearing tiny jean shorts, flowy white top, a blonde wig, and a ring (visit a toy store or Amazon for a gaudy one that stands out).