22 Halloween Costumes That Went Massively Viral

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Creative & Clever Halloween Costumes That Went Viral
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Everyone loves that time of the year when it's time to start thinking about what to be for Halloween. 

One of the best parts about picking out Halloween costumes is that you can go solo or plan something big with your friends, and there are tons of options for both.

It can be so hard to find good costume ideas that aren't massively played out (like pirates and witches) and without having to go as something absurd like "sexy corn" (yes, that is a thing and no... don't look it up — okay, fine, here you go).

That is why the Internet is a gold mine for creative costume ideas and not just because Google search exists. Anything remotely crazy in real life can be put on the Internet and become a viral sensation by the end of the day. And, to be honest, we'd rather talk about how many Pizza Rats and Left Sharks we saw at the Halloween party instead of trying to remember who wasn't dressed up like a vampire.

If you are the type of person who likes to dress up as something new every year, (I do too!) then consider this list your guide to all things Halloween. Instead of scouring the Internet for something original enough and emulates your style, take notes from some of our favorite viral sensations and cosplay costumes.

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The best part about these clever Halloween costumes? You don't have to spend an arm and a leg to get the look (well, for most of them anyway). Sometimes, the best part about Halloween is flexing those creative muscles and putting together an outfit using only a bed sheet and a wig.

So whether you're eating your weight in candy or drinking in a Cat Woman costume (or both — no judging here), make this Halloween one that you and your friends will want to top the next year and the year after that.

1. Orange is the New Black Red costume

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Red never looked so cute and non-threatening!

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2. BB-8 costume

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The cutest girl in the galaxy is dressed up like BB-8 from the new Star Wars movie. Put on roller skates and become BB-SK8; how cute!

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3. Emoji girls

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A simple, yet totally original costume idea for you and your best friend.

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4. The Hangover Alan and Baby Carlos costume

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Get the whole family involved with perfect Hangover costumes.

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5. Paralympian Josh Sundquist costumes

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Sundquist has been killing the competition for best Halloween costume for years and each one is better than the last.

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6. Kim Kardashian 'Break the Internet' costume

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Is there any magazine cover more iconic than the first official one that broke the internet? Grab a champagne bottle and sparkly black dress and you'll be the one to break the Halloween party.

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7. Disney's Aladdin costume

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The costume itself is great, but add a skateboard or hover board and prepare to have the coolest costume this year.

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8. Pulp Fiction Mia Wallace costume

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Combine sexy and scary with a Mia Wallace costume; extra points for the syringe in the chest.

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9. Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon costume

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The award for the best handmade costume goes to this mom who made the coolest Guardians of the Galaxy Halloween costume for her son.

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10. What color is the dress costume

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Remember when this whole thing totally pissed you off? Well now you can make yourself the topic of discussion this year!

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11. Inflatable T-Rex

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Inflatable costumes are easy and this one is perfect for Jurassic World fans.

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12. Ghostbusters Costume

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Ghostbusters costume is perfect for you and your friends, and we love it even more when it follows in the new movie's footsteps with an all-female crew.

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13. Regina George prom costume

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All you need for this one is a prom dress, some flowers... and a back brace. The perfect Mean Girls costume!

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14. Kylie Jenner

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Halloween doesn't have to mean scary costumes; you can go as the stylish Kylie Jenner. One look through her Instagram and you'll realize that options abound. And for those with infants, you can add your own Stormi to the mix!

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15. Despicable Me Minion costume

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This costume is great for children, adults, and everyone in between who loves Minions.

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16. Breaking Bad costume

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The best part about dressing up like characters from Breaking Bad is that there are so many costume ideas to choose from.

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17. Bob's Burgers group costume

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Dress up as the Belcher family from Bob's Burgers with your 4 closest friends or alone as your favorite character.

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18. Pizza Rat costume

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This costume is perfect for couples who want something fun and original to wear.

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19. Guardians of the Galaxy group costume

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Groot, Rocket Raccoon, and Thanos are great group costume ideas for kids and adults alike. The movie has so many unique characters that you can get everyone involved!

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20. Suicide Squad Harley Quinn costume

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You don't have to be female to rock an awesome Harley Quinn costume; and you know we'll be seeing a lot of these this even years after Suicide Squad's release.

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21. Star Wars Rey costume

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Dress up as Rey this year for Halloween. Bonus points if you bring BB-8 and Finn along with you.

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22. Netflix and Chill shirt

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Don't even pretend like this isn't the best costume you've seen. There are so many other variations of Netflix and Chill, too, so everyone will have their own take on it.

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Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes.

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