Though plenty of Halloween costumes are trendy and timely, from characters currently on TV or in recently-released movies, to puns on pop culture or current events, there are also tons that are definitely timeless. And those timeless Halloween costumes you see every year are timeless for a reason, they'll never (apparently) go out of style and they'll never let you down. They're always relevant and always a good choice. The comfort, of course, is that you can choose to wear a timeless Halloween costume at the last minute, when you're at a loss for what else you should choose, or for costume parties that aren't even Halloween-related (yes, that's right).
Timeless Halloween costumes (think Ron Swanson's Halloween costume on Parks and Recreation that he wore every single year because it's his Halloween costume) can take some of the pressure off when it comes to choosing something to wear for Halloween parties or on the day of. And though, sure, you'd love to think of something original and clever ever year, it's sort of nice to have a back-up plan. But even if you do come up with something great to wear this year, never fear, someone else will pick up the slack because when it comes to these costumes, there's rarely a Halloween that goes by without them.