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Penn Badgley "Not Good" at Dressing for Halloween

USMagazine, Thursday, October 8, 2009, 3:05pm (PDT)

Move over, Dan Humphrey. Last Halloween, Penn Badgley tried another alter ego for size: a mullet-sporting hick named Dwight.andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; "I'm actually not good at Halloween costumes!" the Gossip Girl star claimed to Usmagazine.com at Wednesday's Hennessy Artistry Series FInale in New York.andnbsp; In 2008, Badgley, now 22, tried to go incognito to avoid being recognized by fans.andnbsp; ("In New York, a lot of young people come out for Halloween, and a ton of them watch the show," he explained.)

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His "disguise"?andnbsp; "I put on a long mullet wig, a fake moustache and a cut-off T-shirt," he told Us.andnbsp; "I went as 'complete white trash' and had my friends call me Dwight all night."

See the TV stars decked out for the 2009 Emmysandnbsp; The outrageous look didn't go unnoticed.andnbsp; "I think it drew more attention to me!" the actor (and boyfriend to costar Blake Lively) admitted.

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Just in time for the scary season, Badgley's horror flick The Stepfather comes to theaters Oct. 16.

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