Dressing up for Halloween doesn’t just have to involve scary costumes that freak the dog out when you go downstairs, ready to leave the house. Be the comedian for the night with a hilarious outfit that gets a laugh out of everyone you encounter.
Halloween costumes are evolving; we’re getting smarter with our creations and pairing up with friends and partners to share out the hilarity. If you’re looking to spice up your get-up this year, with a full on funny costume, then look no further than this lovingly handcrafted list of the top ten ideas:
10) Be provocative
It just keeps getting funnier, Borat might have hit movie screens in 2006 (crazy!) but that mankini is still one of the best Halloween costumes if you’re looking to creep everyone out but at the same time make them cry with laughter. Nothing says terrifyingly funny like a bright green piece of material, barely covering your intimate parts.
9) Go classic
Classic cartoons are easily recognizable and will evoke nostalgia in everyone you meet whilst partying this Halloween. Go for a classic Mr. Men theme with brightly colored costumes, each depicting a different Mr. and Little Miss from the franchise. Mr. Strong, Little Miss Sunshine and the creepy Mr. Tickle will get everyone laughing.
8) Gender bender
Take a classic movie or TV pair, Princess Leia and Han Solo for example, and if you are a guy dress up as Leia and if you are a girl Han Solo. The gold bikini is necessary for this pairing but this costume idea has so many options to choose from…Tarzan and Jane, Ron and Hermione, Aladdin and Jasmine, Beauty and the Beast – go wild.
7) Give Jaws a run for its money
Sharks are having their moment, so embrace Shark Week a little later than usual and slip on a man eating shark costume, you can either have your head and shoulders sticking out the shark’s mouth (and look anguished all evening) or you can make some fake legs, using jeans stuffed with paper, and stick those out of the mouth instead. Go one step further and wrap lots of white tissue around the costume, with added cow toys and little houses to represent the one and only… Sharknado.
We’ve all secretly wished that our car was as cool as Optimus Prime i.e. it could turn into a giant robot and blow stuff up. Forget that and become a transforming car yourself. Get your hands on a costume, or make your own, which when you are crouched on the floor fits together to become a small car. Don’t speak all night, just make loud engine revving noises.
5) Dynamic duo
Team up with your best friend and each become one half of an amazing duo from our vast selection in pop culture. Miley Cyrus and a wrecking ball, Tom Hanks and his volleyball Wilson, Wednesday and Pugsley Addams…the possibilities are endless and once your friends see one of you dressed as a giant volleyball and the other donning a huge, scraggy beard they’re sure to laugh.
4) Get in the ‘spirit’ of things
Play with words and create a ‘so bad it’s funny’, pun based outfit. Slap on some black and white make up in the style of the band KISS and dress up in stereotypical French clothes (stripy t-shirt, thin moustache, beret, large bread baguette) and you can tell people you’re French Kiss…get it? French…Kiss…Okay how about sticking some small cereal boxes to a shirt, splashed with fake blood and wield a pretend knife for the evening, because you are a Cereal Killer. No? Whatever, it’s hilarious.
There’s nothing funnier than watching someone struggle to walk around in a Sumo Suit, and you could be that person to provide the entertainment. Find a narrow corridor and bounce between the walls to entertain your guests. We will not be held responsible for any broken household items.
2) It’s alive!
If you’re pregnant, or not, stick some doll arms through an old t shirt, complemented with a bit of fake blood, to make it look like the baby is bursting out of your stomach. It’s pretty grim, but hilarious.
1) A great pair
This get-up is sure to have everyone clutching his or her chests from laughter. Become one half of a bra with a close friend and stand abreast all evening to create a magnificent, bosom shaped costume. It’s as simple as that.
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