Pros: Gotham’s hero. Maximum crime-fighting potential. Pop culturally relevant.
Cons: We say this one is a win-win.
2. Over-excited Tourist
Pros: It’s the one time you can wear your “I heart New York” shirt outside without getting any dirty looks from your neighbors.
Cons: You’ll have to actually spend money on the marked up tourist stuff sold by the street hawkers. Don’t forget the Empire State Building pencil sharpener!
3. Statue of Liberty
Pros: Conveys a strong sense of patriotism. You can hide beer in your torch when walking past cops.
Cons: Your arm might get tired.
4. The cast of Sex in the City/Friends/Seinfeld/insert other TV show
Cons: In theory, this sounds great. In practice, keeping a group of anywhere between 4 and 8 people together is a logistical nightmare that will leave Carrie pouting in the corner while Kramer runs off with the sexy bumblebee.
Pros: You have an excuse to get a jump start on your moustache pre-Movember. You can finally put that flannel in your closet back into your style rotation.
Cons: You won’t be able to tell anyone what you are. A hipster never identifies as a hipster.
6. Secret Service Agent
Pros: You’ll be the mysterious one in all black. Bonus points for staying in character and pretending to be an actual agent to freak people out.
Cons: A full suit can be a hinderance on the dance floor.
Pros: Chicago icon. Timely.
Cons: Be prepared to find yourself in a fistfight with those dudes un-ironically wearing Romney masks.