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25 Punny Halloween Costumes You Should Totally Try This Year

Take your creativity to the next level with a punny Halloween costume that makes your friends groan with laughter. Here are some that really take the prize.

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Creative outlet

How creative are you? Get your make on by creating a wearable outlet out of cardboard—or you can just jumpstart your costume by buying this T-shirt. Just wearing a punny outfit shows you’re creative. To come up with more punny costume ideas on your own, take a few tips from professional pun writers.

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Catcher in the rye

I think you can see where we’re heading with this… Find a nice loaf of rye bread and carry it around in a baseball mit. You’ll be representing one of the twentieth century’s most iconic novels.

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Deviled egg

Here’s another you can buy or DIY. Find yourself some construction paper around the house. Or invest in the egg costume of your choice—just don’t forget the devil horns.

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Chick magnet

If you’ve always wanted to be a chick magnet, now’s your chance.

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Goldman sax

It’s a toss up which part of this costume will be more challenging: sporting the all-gold bodysuit (or, for the more exhibitionistic, body paint) or jamming out a Halloween-themed solo on a toy sax? Monster mash would be appropriate.

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Holy guacamole

Keep that avocado trend going on the Gram. First, get your avocado costume. Next, top it off with a pair of angel wings or a halo. Get everyone in on the Halloween action, with these costumes that are great for the whole family. (That emoji t-shirt would be more than appropriate for this gang.)

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Dunkin’ Donuts!

What happens when you mix basketball players with donuts? Just sport your favorite team’s jersey under this giant donut costume and you’ll be scorin’ three-pointers in the punny Halloween costume contest.

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Ceiling fan

Throw on this “ceiling fan” T-shirt, then see how many friends you can get to raise the roof. We sense a whole new meme coming on.

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The grape depression

Draw sad faces on a few of the grapes on this bunch o’ grapes costume, and you’ll be bringing on the next grape depression. When folks ask why so sad, tell them you just found out why you’ll never see grape ice cream.

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Crazy cat lady

Wear this crazy cat lady shirt, add these cat-costume accessories, and pin a little plushy-toy kitten around your neck. It will be purr-fect!

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Daniel Rad-Cliff bar

Don’t settle for a simple Harry Potter costume, when this punny Halloween costume will take the prize. Glue some Cliff Bars to your Hogwarts cloak and you’ll have the judges (literally) eating out of your hands. While they’re noshing, entertain them with these anecdotes about what the real Harry Potter cast really thought about their costumes.

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Smart cookie

All you need is a cookie costume and a graduation cap or a pair of fake nerd glasses and you’ll be one smart cookie. Only real nerds and science geeks would appreciate these science Halloween costumes.

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Jack-in-the-box

This adorable Jack-in-a-Box costume is suitable for the smallest of trick-or-treaters, and it’s stroller compatible. Bonus points if your kid is actually named Jack! If you want more baby costume ideas, these are the cheapest Halloween costumes for kids that basically anyone can DIY.

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Hot dog

Don’t forget the fur babies! This hot dog costume for your pooch is a real treat. (Heyo!) Not a fan of the hot dog? Check out more hilarious and adorable Halloween costumes for dogs. No dog in the household? Check out these tiny guinea pig Halloween costumes.

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Hawaiian punch?

Start with this stereotypical Hawaiian tourist costume (or pull it together using clothing from your own closet), then take it to the next level of punniness by donning a pair of boxing gloves!

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Social butterfly

Print out logos of all the social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram and glue them to this cute butterfly costume. Now flit around being the life of the party.

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Greek yogurt

This punny Halloween costume starts with this Greek toga costume. Just paint the word “Yogurt” across the front of the sash, and you’re good to go. If there’s no time to watch paint dry, we’ve got you covered with the easiest last-minute Halloween costumes anyone can pull off.

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Cool whip

“Now watch me whip; now watch me nae-nae.” Every year some new dance trend hits the scene, but not many can be turned into punny Halloween costumes. Get this horse costume and add a tag that says “nae-nae”—you’ll make the whip and nae-nae cool all over again. To make this doubly punny as a couples Halloween costume, have your partner dress as a tub of Cool Whip. Or try one of these clever couple Halloween costumes.

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Pumpkin pie

You don’t always need to DIY punny Halloween costumes. Sometimes the best Halloween costumes are the ones that require minimal effort. Wear this pumpkin pi T-shirt for a subtle costume that speaks infinitely.

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French kiss

To pull off this punny Halloween costume, start with a French mime costume, then get just a tad more elaborate with your face paint by recreating your favorite band member from KISS. Here are more creative Halloween costumes you’d never believe are homemade!

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Wonder bread

At every Halloween party you can count on there being someone dressed up as Wonder Woman or Superman. Make yours a punny superhero costume. Wrap this red superhero cape around this adult Wonder Bread costume and you’re off! If you need a matching costume for your little one, there’s also a Boy Wonder version.

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Big foot

Now, this big foot costume might be a little corny (heyo!), but it will be a big hit at the next Halloween party you go to. Don’t miss catching a look at these 11 adorable vintage Halloween costumes that will make you long for the past.

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Chip on your shoulder

If having to dress up for Halloween has you holding a grudge, this is the costume for you. Or if you prefer to “hide out” in a crowd, check out these clever group costumes.

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Amazon Prime

At your wit’s end trying to think up a punny Halloween costume? Just find yourself an empty Amazon Prime box and write some prime numbers all over it. No AP boxes in your nearest recycling center (how is that possible)? Make like a tree, find yourself some prime numbers, and you’ll be good to go as the Internet’s most popular subscription service.

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