Halloween is, hands-down, one of the best holidays of the year. No other holiday inspires people to become so amazingly creative. We poured over Reddit to find some of the best costumes out there. So, enjoy your mid-week distraction, and take a look at some of these awesome costumes.
1. An ode to Nana
Who doesn’t love their grandmother? This adorable little toddler really wants to be just like Grandma, so much so that she dressed just like her.
Next: A throwback to a great cartoon series
2. Sunday morning didn’t seem creepy until now …
For all intents and purposes, these men nailed their costume. That fact that they tried their best to stick to a proportionate size was genius. One of the biggest mistakes with costumes is making them too big.
Next: This guy didn’t get the memo.
3. Old wise man, huh?
Just imagine showing up to your friends party and not being able to get through the front door. A lot of people forget about function, but they do make up for it in creativity, and for that we appreciate their efforts.
Next: Here’s a costume that we can all get behind.
4. This would probably be scary to most conservatives
Political satire is always welcome at any party. They are great conversation pieces and ice breakers. If you haven’t figured it out already, SnugglyKoala dressed as “Universal Healthcare” and everyone benefits from that!
Next: Gotta give it up for simplicity!
5. Fairies are almost guaranteed every Halloween
Simplicity really does go a long way, especially when you put a little effort into the fine details and being creative and making your own version. We absolutely love this one for all of those reasons.
Next: Childhood cartoons were really in this year.
6. Take a look at this Fairly Odd couple!
Fairly Odd Parents is one of the greatest childhood cartoons out their — or at least it must be for this couple. Their accuracy to the characters is pretty phenomenal considering they even have a comparison photo with it.
Next: I would not want to come across this person in the woods …
7. Creepy AF …
Here’s the deal, people: Don’t hang out in the woods if your costume is anything like this. Two things will happen: One, you’re going to get the cops called on you, or two, you’re going to get punched. Either way is a bad way to spend Halloween. Also, well played, creepy pumpkin guy.
Next: This is the kind of family I want some day.
8. A family that zombies together, stays together
When it comes to parenting goals, this family nails it. Just imagine how every Halloween is for them. I don’t even want to know what it would be like to be their neighbor.
Next: You can’t celebrate Halloween if you don’t have a jack-o’-lantern.
9. Just more pumpkins killing pumpkins
It’s not a costume, but we came across it and were amused. Gotta give credit where credit is due.
Next: At least it’s not a spinner.
10. It’s always smart to be topical
For some reason that no one has been able to explain, fidget spinners and other similar products were all the rage this year. So you might as well take advantage of those topical trends and make something unique at the costume party.
Next: Trick ‘r Treat
11. Probably one of the funnier ones out there
Aside from its “nope” nature, this costume is awesome. It is an homage to a 2007 slasher thriller movie, Trick ‘r Treat, that was also hilarious. If you get the time to watch it, give it a go. You won’t be disappointed.
Next: Things that make you turn around and run
12. Purge, anyone?
The animal masks, the old western-style clothing, and the black and white creepy lighting are all elements to make you just say “nope” and walk away. Well done for their ability to give us the heebie jeebies through a photograph alone.
Next: It’s MAD!
One of the funniest magazines of the last century, MAD magazine was always there with the laughs. This guy did a great job of imitating the cover of almost every MAD magazine there was.
Next: Makeup does go a long way.
14. You missed a spot …
You know when you go to the store to buy the cheap makeup kits and they portray this perfect zombie, witch, or goblin in that product? Well, we think they are intending to sell their products to this person, because this makeup is on point.
Next: Somebody watched the NIN “Closer” music video too many times.
15. We get it. You like Halloween
Some people just go too far. In the biggest collective “SCREW THAT” that has ever been uttered, k3rmatron sent us away from our computer for a while. All that aside, this guy absolutely nailed it for the costume and we really hope that he was working at a haunted house somewhere.
Next: When in doubt, go with an ’80’s movie.
16. The Gate Keeper and the Key Master
If you don’t recognize the reference, then you have had a horrible childhood. This is the perfect couple costume for anyone out there who isn’t quite sure what to be for Halloween because it’s super cheap and easy to make. If you are still unsure about what we are talking about, watch Ghostbusters.
Next: The winner for creative and topical
17. Here’s one that will scare our president
When a man is constantly yelling about fake news, you eventually just have to start making fun of him. It’s obviously not fake if he has to repeat it, out of context, so many times. So here’s to you, daniellerae, for embodying the spirit of topical costumes.
Next: This guy might have some indigestion problems …
18. Mazel Tov!
This just made us laugh and applaud. Hopefully somebody in his office has some TUMS.
Next: If you’re going to do a couples costume, they might as well be a couple.
19. The artist types
Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz were two of America’s earliest and renowned artists. So, good on this couple for bringing them back into the fold.
Next: This kid gets into more trouble than Snookie at a bachelorette party.
Honestly, this is the most accurate version of this costume we’ve come across. the only thing is that you can probably expect everyone to just yell “CARL!” all the gad damn time.
Next: Everyone’s favorite cousin
21. It’s not Vinnie
Two pop culture references in one page?! You betcha, we did it. Anyways, let’s close out today’s distractions with an awesome homemade costume of Cousin It.
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