Because the Halloween-buying blitz is now in full swing, we started surfing around, looking for costume trends. Many people love to dress up as celebrities, but some of the famous person-wigs we found had us scratching our heads. Take a look at who some of these crazy hairpieces claim to help you transform into -- and the people they actually remind us of.

Supposed to look like: Abe Lincoln
Looks more like: any middle-aged inhabitant of the "Planet of the Apes"


Supposed to look like: Willie Nelson
Looks more like: a 13-year-old Dutch girl

Supposed to look like: Barbara Bush
Looks more like: Harpo Marx
Supposed to look like: Cher
Looks more like: Howard Stern

Supposed to look like:
Dr. Phil
Looks more like: a lobotomy patient


Supposed to look like:
Elvis's sideburns
Looks more like: a lap dog chewing on your face
Supposed to look like: Michael Jackson
Looks more like: Rick James
Supposed to look like: Kenny Rogers
Looks more like: Jesus Christ
Supposed to look like: Newt Gingrich
Looks more like: Donald Trump

Supposed to look like: RuPaul
Looks more like: a Marilyn Monroe impersonator

Chicago-based writer John Thomas is the author of the novel "
Karaoke of Blood."