8 Punny Halloween Costume Ideas That'll Make Your Friends Roll Their Eyes At You


Halloween, while being a perfect holiday in my eyes, is difficult for one reason, and one reason only: the challenge of coming up with a spectacular costume. First of all, there are so many dang options. Secondly, you want to think of something original, uniquely you, and knock-you-down funny. And third of all, you need to be able to execute it. Who has the time, though? Well, you must make time for it, my friends. And the perfect way to make sure you nail it this year is to come up with hilarious punny Halloween costume ideas that will have people, yes, rolling their eyes (because some people aren't down with that pun life), but also leave them feeling secretly, deeply jealous that they didn't come up with these ideas themselves.

But we don't need haters on Halloween. We just need puns. And candy -- lots of it. Oh, and the possibility of seeing a ghost. Is that really so much to ask for?

Strap on your thinking cap and break out the felt, guys. It's time to get going on brainstorming a costume that will have everybody at your Halloween party face-palming and asking you, “Oh, God, are you serious?”

Deviled Eggs

Adult Deviled Egg Costume, $38.95,

If you don't feel like splurging on the formal costume, I think a great way to make your own version is to get an all-white sweatsuit, and throw a felt, yellow yolk right on your tum-tum.

You can also make a big ol' egg out of poster board, and string it around your neck. Then, pop on some devil horns, and voila!

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Oh friends, it's the Halloween costume version of the band everyone loves to hate.

All you need for this bad boy is a t-shirt, a glue gun, and as many nickels as you are willing to spare. It looks like this guy used about 47, by my count.

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This is for the major dorks in the house: a combination of the most amazing of all the Lord of the Ring wizards, and everyone's favorite smartass alien creature from the '90s.

I don't know about you guys, but this costume is definitely one of my favorites I've seen so far this year.

Pot Head

Legalize Marijuana "Pot Head" Foam Novelty Hat, $30.95, Etsy

No, you don't need to tote around your uncle's bong while you trick-or-treat this Halloween. This punny costume is much more subtle than that.

You can go ahead and buy this hilarious foam hat on Etsy, or go the DIY route and simply fashion a beautiful pot of flowers to wear on your head.

Big Foot
Big Foot Costume, $36.95, Nightmare Factory,

Big Foot Costume Adult Size, $36.95, Nightmare Factory

No, we're not talking about everyone's favorite mythical monster — just a big freakin' foot.

While you're at it, why not have someone follow you around all night as a big tub of foot powder, or even a smelly pair of socks?

Ceiling Fan
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What do you think, sports fans?

All you need here are some pom-poms, a sweatshirt, and some iron-on letters for this classic get-up.

Cereal Killer
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All you'll need for this punny classic is your biggest plastic knife doused in red paint and some miniature cereal boxes to tape all over your shirt.

The best part about this costume, of course, is eating one big bowl of all the cereals you decide to use at once. It's all in the name of spookiness, right?

French Kiss
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This one is just a simple cross between being stereotypically French (the striped shirt, a baguette, and a beret) and the iconic face paint of legendary American rock band Kiss. Pretty easy, and pretty dang brilliant, if you ask me.

Chances are, if you have a favorite pun, there has to be a way to make it into a costume. You will undoubtedly be the funniest person at any spooky soiree you attend this year.