It’s finally October! The countdown to Halloween is on, which means you haven’t got long to create the perfect costume. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! Don’t be one of those lazy outfitters this year; jump on the dress-up bandwagon and get creative. The first rule of halloween costumes is make it relatable. The second is make it comfy. And the third, is make it flippin’ funny! Take a look at these 12 funny halloween costumes that’ll make your friends die of laughter.
1. Netflix and Chill anyone?
This is the perfect outfit for two. Comfy, cosy, and completely hilarious! There’s no need for awkward explanations when it comes to the classic Netflix and Chill. If your friends don’t know what this is (hard to believe) then they’ve been living under a rock for the last…well, forever. Doing the costume solo? Put the word ‘Netflix’ on your front, and pin ‘Chill’ to your back. This is one of the best funny Halloween costumes.
2. Starbucks Sisters – the perfect mix of sexy and sweet
You’re sure to attract some droolers in this tasty outfit. Grab a beige or white t-shirt dress at your local thrift shop, pin some scrunched ribbon around the top, and make scrolls out of some green card for the straw. Finally, for the pièce de résistance, simply print out the classic Starbucks logo and stick to your chest.
As soon as you walk through the door, your friends will be in stitches, and it’ll definitely whip up a storm on Instagram. P.s we wouldn’t recommend dressing as the transparent frappe cups. People’s mouths will be watering for very different reasons…
3. Be the most pop(corn)ular person at the party
Not only is this outfit amusing, it is cheap and easy to make. There’s nothing better than a halloween costume which makes your friends laugh, and costs you almost nothing. To make the popcorn, scribble some yellow marker on plain white A4 paper, scrunch it up tight, and pin to a simple white t-shirt. Carry a classic red and white striped popcorn box as your cute mini-me. You’ll be the star of the show with this cinema sweet look. This is one of our favorite funny Halloween costumes.
4. Let’s get political!
Go all out with this one. Take a leaf out of Katy Perry’s book, and take on a media figure everyone will recognise. Making fun of politicians and tv stars will always go down a treat. If you do it right, this kind of controversial outfit will have rooms full of people rolling on the floor laughing, and will rack up insane amounts of Facebook likes. If you can master a badass impression of your character, you’re in for a winner.
5. Oh Dear! and Holy Cow!
Go all out on the Silliness Scale with this one. Everyone says these phrases, but who on earth would dress up as them? You would! It might take your friends a couple of minutes to figure out exactly what you are, but let them work it out themselves. The laugh you’ll get when they realise what you’ve come as will make up for the awkward silence in between.
6. Steve Irwin and his beloved crocodile are the perfect duo
This costume is all about the impression. You can’t just dress as Steve Irwin, you have to be Steve Irwin. He’s famous for getting chronically excited over things other people have no clue about, so you’re going to have to work the room like he would. Oh, and you should really master the Australian accent too. Because without it, who are you? Just another beige mad man in a wig, that’s who.
As for your partner, never mind sexy bunnies, or cute pussycats; a crackin’ crocodile has far more character. People will be chomping at the bit to get a photo with both of you for their SnapChat story.
7. Sim-ple, but effective
Nostalgia is a huge part of halloween costumes, so you want to make something that every millennial kid can relate to. Who didn’t have a Sims phase? The classic shining green diamond above your head will give the game away, so ramp up the hilarity by wearing the blurred out “just out of the shower” cover for an extra cheeky kick.
8. The “she doesn’t even go here!” classic
Shake up the classic Mean Girls costume with these gems. Every party will have the Jingle Belles in their tiny Christmas outfits, but you’ll be the first one to change the go-to movie dress-up. Write the legendary “she doesn’t even go here!” on a small board, and there will be no question as to who you and your bestie have come dressed as. We all know Damian and Janis are the real cool crew anyway. This is definitely one of the best funny Halloween costumes.
9. Trigger everyone’s hilariously embarrassing freshman memories with this quirky outfit
Everyone has that one night stand they wish to forget. Take advantage of something embarrassing and make it damn funny instead. Halloween is the only time of the year when you’re encouraged to go out in public looking as ridiculous as possible. For one night only, swallow your pride, stick a lampshade on your head, and make your friends die of laughter.
10. Two heads are better than one
It’s time to get spooky. We’ve spoken about putting lampshades on your head already, so let’s go one step further, and stick another head on our shoulder! If you and your friends love American Horror Story as much as we do, then you’ll have everyone literally dying of laughter at this Bette and Dot Tattler costume. These woeful conjoined twins are sure to draw attention your way. But, please make sure to screw your other head on tightly. No one wants to see you loose your noggin.
11. Would you like fries with that? Obviously!
Be tempting and tasty as everyone’s favourite yellow snack this halloween. People don’t need to think twice about this outfit; they’ll see those all-too-familiar golden arches a mile off. By the time they get to you, their eyes will be watering just as much as their mouths. This will never go out of style.
12. Looking for love? Rock this outfit, and you’ll find it
Funny how you’re obsessed with dating apps, but you’re the only single person in your friend group… Stick to what you know with this halloween costume, and let the garms do the talking. You’ll make everyone laugh at the party and who knows, maybe you’ll find your perfect match.