Do Not Dress Up as Your Ex for Halloween, Unless You Are Deryck Whibley and Your Ex Is Avril Lavigne

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When coming up with Halloween costumes, dressing up as the ex you hate ranks somewhere below “Slutty [Thing/Person/Animal]” on the originality scale. However, there is exactly one person who is exempt from this rule, and that is Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley. Deryck’s ex-wife, Avril Lavigne, recently announced her engagement to Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, whom nobody even knew she was dating. Instead of sending the happy couple a fruit basket, Deryck and his new girlfriend dressed up as Avril (him) and Chad (her) for Halloween. They posted a pic of their costumes on Twitter so the whole world could see.

Chad responded to the costumes with a tweet: “Hey Deryck loved the costumes! We were going to dress up as you guys this year but all the parties had celebrity themes haha.”

Think of the possibilities for other ex-couple celebrity costumes. Will Justin Theroux go as Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston as the Chanel commercial version of Brad Pitt? Maybe Seal can dress up as Heidi Klum’s new bodyguard boyfriend, which would be extra rich considering how much that lady loves Halloween. That is one trend I would be more than happy to see documented on a specialty Tumblr.

Like snorting a line of ants or dating Lindsay Lohan, dressing up as your ex for Halloween is one of those things you should only do if you are a celebrity. If you live in the same town as your ex, you will probably get your car egged by one of your ex’s friends before the night is over. And Halloween is all about candy, drinking, and trying to scare the shit out of people, not turning your bitterness about a breakup into a sort of weird holiday-themed performance art. Unless you’re Deryck Whibley, of course.