Funny Costume Ideas
Goofy, silly, wacky – whichever word you use to describe yourself, one thing is for certain: You love to make people laugh. Halloween Costumes is calling all class clowns, kids at heart and every other dirty little fun-haver to get the party started! In fact, full disclosure; there isn't a hostess with the most-est alive that doesn't secretly hope someone will arrive in a show-stopping, jaw-dropping, knee-slapping humorous costume to break up the sea of superheroes. (So. Much. Spandex.) The following is a roundup of our funny favorites to get your creative juices flowing. But if we know you, and we're pretty sure we do, you already have a shtick that gets 'em every time. You can just think of us as your wingman when you want to take the joke to another level.
Funny Gender Bender Costumes
Cross-dressing is a time-honored tradition and a rite of passage for every authentic jokester. Is there anything more entertaining than a busty French maid that lacks all coquettish grace and sports a half past five o'clock shadow? The lighter side of self-identification politics starts with costumes that make any dude look like a lady. The bigger, hairier or scarier you are, the funnier these getups will be. Just imagine a whiskey drinking, pregnant nun with a cigar hanging out of "her" mouth all night long … it's basically like, "hey, that guy, can we best friends?!"
She's got braids, and she knows how to use them! Odd Helga could be a Valhalla Viking, Swiss milkmaid, medieval bar wench (bring that unforgettable scene in Shrek to life!), or an Alpine farmer's daughter – the possibilities are endless! Bonus points if you also happen to have a way with goats and love cheese. (And really, who doesn't?) Because no matter the corseted character you choose to embody, this ensemble is guaranteed to give your adoring fans something to yodel about.
Chris Farley and Adam Sandler knew the hysterical quotient of a big, burly lunch lady, and their over-the-top SNL sketch became an instant classic. Put your own spin on everyone's favorite foodie with props like messy lipstick, a stock pot and ladle, ugly shoes, a unibrow, missing teeth, a ginormous mole or a pair of ill-fitting stockings with a lot of runs in them. Of course, this is an epic transformation that's best served with hoagies, grinders and a side of slop-sloppy joes!
Go Team Go
#SquadGoals = A group of your best buds joining the pursuit of becoming athletic supporters. This gaggle of cheerleaders knows that they are the backbone of the team, and that they can rally a crowd at the shake of a pompom! Suit up, inflate your assets and add a few "check me out" finishes (we think a blonde pigtail wig and fake eyelashes are nice touches). Who needs to be the captain of the football team when you get this much attention?
"I heard that you were feeling ill/headache, fever and a chill/I came to help restore your pluck/'cuz I'm the nurse who likes to ..." ... change bedpans, obviously! What else would a helpful hospital aide do? For those guys that are licensed in bedside manners, there's nothing that gets temperatures rising faster than a top-heavy dame in a short skirt ... except for maybe a suggestive prescription pad and a tray of Jello "shots."
Costumes That Show Off The Legs
Ariel wanted them to become part of our world. Spiders have six too many of them. Taylor Swift has them for days ... the answer is LEGS! A notable set of stems can be the very definition of your character. After all, no one knows what the Wicked Witch of the East's face looks like, right? Bottom line: Friends don't let friends skip leg day … because any costume that's short enough to show off your tan lines is going to get a laugh.
Sweating It Out
Move over Jane Fonda, this guy's about to do Richard Simmons proud! Great legs are a plus when you're an attainably fit, non-threatening, workout video star, but a BIG personality is essential. Nearly non-existent striped shorts are perfectly paired with a sparkling tank for a look that says, "LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!" Simply add some sweatbands, shoes with flair, and your smokin' hot dad bod to the mix. Sell the experience by convincing the guests on the dance floor to complete one of your low-impact routines.
For those who live to serve and protect, we salute you. When you’re out on the streets, you have to be able to move like a cheetah … a law enforcement cheetah. These short shorts leave you unrestricted, but only Reno 911's bravest and boldest (AKA Officer Dangle) could rock this look. We all understand that police work is very serious business, but you sir, are a master of comedy if you can keep a straight face in this cop's barely-there bottoms all night.
Your sweetness is their weakness this Halloween! Who can resist those caramel coconut concoctions, especially when served up by a leggy looker! If we're being honest, we know that the scouts must add an addictive chemical to the batter ... but when it gets down to it, there really isn't another fundraiser that's met with more fan appreciation. Simply slip into this *ahem* uniform, sell your treats ("for the right price" = buy the lady a drink!) and earn your party hardy badge (which, if it isn't a thing, it totally should be)!
Nerds rule and boys drool! The classic schoolgirl look gets a gam-tastic, geek-to-chic makeover when pretty pleats are topped with suspender-clad plaid. You don't HAVE TO remember how to graph an advanced quadratic equation (because, um, that's what ginormous calculators are for), but it certainly would be a fun party trick. Scratch that, stick to flirtatious, dorky pickup lines, like: "Hey baby, what's your sine?" or "Can you help me solve for x when x equals your number?" Throw in a few Star Wars fun facts, and you'll nab your dweeb-in-polyester-armor in no time!
Funny Business Wear
You've heard it before, and we'll say it again: Every girl's crazy about a sharp-dressed man! Barney Stinson proved that suits have swag, but sometimes being legen ... wait for it ... dary means standing out in a crowd of black ties with a look that reflects your personality. We're talking to you, too, wallflowers! Dear old dad was right when he imparted his most famous pearl of wisdom: Dress for the personality you'd like to have, not the one you were born with ... Maybe we're saying it wrong, but you know what we mean.
The wolves of Wall Street have nothing on you! Listen, we're not promising that Matthew McConaughey would chant this baller money suit's praises, but there's a good chance. Wear it to your interview at Goldman Sachs, or even at the local car dealership, and let the power of cold, hard cash compel you! Think it's lacking conservative appeal? Ask yourself this: Who doesn't want to hire the guy with his mind on his money and money on his mind?
Maybe you spent most of high school being the nameless, faceless dude who moved projectors from room to room and pretty much fixed any tech equipment teachers pretended to know how to use. It is a hard knock life for AV Club members because the guy in the control booth is always stuck behind the scenes ... until now! The sleeves and pant legs may have ended up on the cutting room floor, but this bar and block emblazoned colorful suit set promises to put you center stage. Take a bow, playa.
Mustache You A Question...
Do you know what separates the men from the boys? Yes, puberty, but we're actually referring to facial hair … which is the way that puberty works, we suppose. Either way, we can thank #Movember (no shave November) for reinvigorating the mustache trend. When you think about it, why did they ever go out of fashion, even for a second? Tom Selleck, Sam Elliot, Freddie Mercury, Hulk Hogan, Ron Burgundy … It kind of seems like sporting a whole mustache suit is synonymous with being awesome.
Is being "an animal" at something ever a bad thing? Boardroom or bedroom, "beast mode" at the gym, a "shark" at playing cards, the king of your *concrete* jungle – it all seems pretty complimentary. Not only will this jaguar-print suit help channel your inner pimp (which is an asset with the ladies?), it also tells the world that you take your party animal duties VERY seriously. Like where this is going? Then we suggest that you suit up and soak in the power of your newly discovered mammalian pull.
There's nothing wrong with his and her Gryffindor robes, but this Halloween you yearn to show the world that your Hermione completes you. Here at Halloween Costumes, we believe that it takes two to make a pun go right. Teamwork makes the dream work for Flo-Rida-inspired double entendre ensembles (like "booty call": her = faux big butt, him = cell phone costume) or simple witticisms (like "black eyed peas": black eye makeup and t-shirts with the letter "P" on them). There's even a punny couples costume for the guys who detest dressing up: Ladies, don your best butter stick costume and ask that he refers to you as his "butter half" all night. It's guaranteed to make guests melt (pun totally intended).
You've worked hard to climb that ladder, so why fight when you finally reach the top? You're both masters of the rat race! It doesn't matter whose office is bigger ... oh, she has a window? That's a game changer. It's a window that overlooks the same street Ferris Bueller danke schoen'd his way down in the 80's? Yikes. Well, if it makes you feel any better, you DO have the better stapler. In fact, we believe you're BOTH winners. Bread winners. In equally awesome solidarity ... still, if we were going to spend the day doing a job shadow, we'd pick her.
Have you ever awoken alone in your dorm room only to find that you lost a shoe, but gained a cat? Yeah, no, us neither. For real, we've always had "Buster" (our cat). But let's say that, theoretically, someone unintentionally took another person's kitty ... You know what, how about a cat pun or two? We're not lion when we say that Bonnie & Clyde-types will be feline fine dressed as this morally flexible duo, cat and a burglar. After all, it's meow or never if you want to live long and pros-purr ... seriously though, we didn't steal Buster.
There's no need to scramble for a last-minute costume idea because in a world filled with egg-straordinarily bad puns, our Deviled Eggs pairing promises to crack people up! The beauty of this devious disguise is that it's simple, recognizable and 100% cage-free. Seriously, don't egg us on. We could do this all day, no yolk. Challenge egg-cepted! So. Many. Egg-samples. Fine, we'll stop, but you really should consider coming out of your shell more often – your egg-migos need your sense of humor.
Tell me your biggest fantasy, you said. It'll be fun, you said. Can we cut to the chase? This one's on you Ms. "Let's Work On Our Relationship." Why wouldn't you be his first round draft pick no matter which game you two are playing (even if it's not football)? Pushing the topic further has you dressed up like a ball that is affectionately known as, "the ol' pig skin" and petrificus totalus on the wand wielding arm of Dumbledore's scruffier Hogwarts wizard classmate. You're into the beard? Oh, we see what you did here.
Embrasser c'est Francais. Did Blondie really have the foresight to predict that French kissing in the USA would catch on? Speaking in tongues, as far as we're concerned it doesn't get more American than KISS or more French than a beret (well maybe Gene Simmons' and Marcel Marceau's lovechild). Put these two things together, and you've got a surefire hit on your hands! Who's going to rock and roll all night and go to Paris every day? Shout it, shout it out loud ... YOU!
Rum and Coke
Yo ho ho and a bottle of Coke. That's not the way it goes? Well, YOU tell her that! She pillages, plunders and takes over ships helmed by Tom Hanks, so we've learned to pick our battles. Coca-Cola guy stays calm, cool and refreshing so she can Captain Morgan-pose on pretty much any treasure chest she wishes. And really, why would you want to quell her proverbial thirst? Everyone knows it's the rum that makes Coke a classic.