70 Best Funny (And Punny!) Halloween Costumes Ideas For 2019

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This year, go for humor instead of horror.

Halloween is one of the funnest holidays throughout the year.

Even though that whole trick-or-treat portion is designed for kids, people of all ages can still dress up and celebrate. In fact, if there was a poll between adults and kids to see who enjoys Halloween the most, it would probably be a close call.

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This year, Halloween falls on Thursday, October 31, 2019.

The origin of this spooky day dates back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. During this festival, people would light bonfires and wear costumes to keep ghosts away.

Popes Gregory III and Gregory IV deemed November 1 as All Saints Day, which is a day to commemorate all of the saints, but was also a move to curb the Samhain festivals. The evening before All Saints Day became known as All Hallows Eve, which would eventually be called Halloween.

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In modern times, Halloween is a day of festivities when people can enjoy trick-or-treating for candy, carving pumpkins, and wearing costumes.

At the end of the day though, easily the best part of Halloween is the costumes. It's so much fun to dress up!

Just because Halloween is normally associated with all things spooky and scary, doesn't mean we are limited to only those choices in our costume decision making. In fact, funny outfits or costumes with a clever pun are really popular.

Even though we enjoy dressing up, finding the perfect costume to wear is easier said than done and it helps to have some ideas to pull from. If you're looking for something more humorous to wear this Halloween, check out 70 of the funniest and pun-inspired costumes that you can rock this October 31.

1. A classic couple Halloween costume from the 90's film The Sandlot

Squints and Wendy Halloween costume.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect Sandlot costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

2. Funny pun Halloween costume on the "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" song

Cool Whip and a Lubber horse head latex toy animal head mask.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect whip nae nae costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

3. A more literal take on the term.

Pothead Halloween costume and Pot Head Stone Flowers Vintage Retro Sunset T-Shirt.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect 'pot head' costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

4. Whoa!

A news flasher Halloween costume - all you need is some scrap newspaper and some tape. And maybe a women's double-breasted trench coat with a belt.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect news flash costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

5. Ooh. Right through the heart of Cheerios too...

A 'cereal' killer Halloween costume you can make straight from the grocery store. All you need is a pack of one-serving cereal boxes, some red food coloring, some plastic knives, a little tape and a shirt you don't intend on wearing again.

6. Gosh guys!

The cast of Napoleon Dynamite Halloween costume.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect Napoleon Dynamite costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

7. When the avocado is blessed.

A holy guacamole Halloween costume. Pair a avocado costume with a hand-made sign for a hilarious punny costume for Halloween. 

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect "Holy guacamole!" avocado costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

8. Be nice to fish, kids.

Darla from Finding Nemo Halloween costume, complete with a Nemo Disney baby bath squirt toy you can put in a plastic baggy to look like the real thing.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect Finding Nemo Darla costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

9. The beeping sound is optional.

DIY The Operation Game Halloween costume, made out of a tan lycra spandex bodysuit, felt, tape and some random objects found around the garage.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect DIY The Operation Game costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

10. Fun mash-up

Amazon (Optimus) Prime Halloween costume that's super easy to make (if you collect all of your Amazon Prime boxes. Which means you're admitting your online shopping problem.)

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11. The extra member of the Wolf Pack.

You could either be the baby or be Alan from The Hangover costume. If you can manage to find (or make) a giant Alan head, go for the baby, or if you want the easy way out, just grab a Ripple Junction Men's The Hangover Baby Carrier T-Shirt, grow a beard (or wear a fake one) and get trick-or-treatin'!

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect Wolf Pack from The Hangover costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

12. Sing to me, Paolo!

Throw some of your own clothes and pieces of fabric together for a Lizzie, Isabella, and Paolo from The Lizzie McGuire Movie Halloween costume.

13. Love this!

The cast of E.T. Halloween costume is a simple one to do with this Elliot Costume Kit for Adults and E.T. The Extra Terrestrial Halloween costume accessories.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect E.T. The Extra Terrestrial costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

14. Classic comedy.

Lucy and Ethel from I Love Lucy Halloween costume.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect I Love Lucy womens candy factory costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

15. Too funny.

Dwight from The Office Halloween costume.

16. Careful with red there, buddy.

The Twister Game Halloween costume. This snarky DIY costume is easy enough — some white clothes, glue and felt pads should do the trick.

17. Here's Johnny!

Jack Nicholson in The Shining Halloween costume, complete with wood look hatchet axe prop.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect The Shining costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

18. You want fries with that?

This McDonald's french fries Halloween costume takes a good, creative person to make it look authentic.

19. This is amazing!

Chuckie Finster from Rugrats Halloween costume.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect Rugrats costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

20. When Flo met Jake.

Flo from Progressive and Jack from State Farm Halloween costume.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect Progressive costume and State Farm costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

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21. Fun idea!

A gumball machine Halloween costume.

22. Too cute.

A little Beauty and her Beast Halloween costume.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect Beauty and the Beast costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

23. Searching for lost teeth like...

The Tooth Fairy Halloween costume.

24. I don't always dress up for Halloween, but when I do...

A Dos Equis beer and The Most Interesting Man in the World Halloween costume.

25. Does this mean you get stuck cleaning up after the party though?

A dust bunny Halloween costume.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect dust bunny costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

26. Best couple at Dundler Mifflin.

Jim and Pam from The Office Halloween costume.

27. Smooth.

A chick magnet Halloween costume.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect Chick magnet costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

28. Free art lessons.

Boss Ross Halloween costume.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect Bob Ross costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

29. Well-played.

A one night stand Halloween costume.

30. How to know your commercial campaign is a success.

Jake from State Farm Halloween costume and the jealous wife in the commercial.

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31. No swinging though.

Sia's chandelier Halloween costume.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect Sia short blonde wig costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

32. Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!

Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus Halloween costume.

33. Such a fun idea.

Harry and Lloyd from Dumb & Dumber Halloween costume.

34. Is that coverage by insurance?

A Walgreen's prescription Halloween costume.

35. A true collectible.

A beanie baby Halloween costume.

36. Caught red handed.

A mouse trap Halloween costume.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect Mouse costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

37. Conga line!

Jim Carrey in The Mask Halloween costume.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect The Mask Jim Carrey Latex Masks costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

38. They're coming down the stairs...

Bananas in pajamas Halloween costume.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect Banana costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

39. Still trying to figure this one out.

Carried in a backpack Halloween costume.

40. Try not to trip.

A CVS receipt Halloween costume.

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41. Tag Kim K. in your Instagram posts.

Kim Kardashian's infamous champagne magazine cover Halloween costume.

42. Another hilarious pet costume.

Wonder bread Halloween costume.

43. Clever idea.

Plato Halloween costume.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect Plato beard costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

44. Stay squeaky clean this Halloween.

Soap and a loofah Halloween costume.

45. Who wins though?

Rock, paper, and scissors Halloween costume.

46. Not the Christian Grey you were expecting.

50 Shades of Gray Halloween costume.

47. How'd he get up there?

Elf on a shelf Halloween costume.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect Elf on a Shelf costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

48. Wilson never looked cuter.

The Wilson volleyball from Castaway Halloween costume.

49. Bonjour and rock n' roll all night.

French Kiss Halloween costume.

50. Wow!

Mulan's soldier friends Halloween costume.

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51. Fun costume idea.

A sno-kone Halloween costume.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect Colorful Clown Costume Wig, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

52. Special delivery.

God's gift to women Halloween costume.

53. Great costume.

Snuggle fabric softener Halloween costume.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect bear onesie costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

54. Spice up your life.

The Spice Halloween costume.

55. May also be used at Thanksgiving.

The black sheep of the family Halloween costume.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect Wooly Black Sheep costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

56. Someone call the IRS.

Identity thief Halloween costume.

57. This hot dog seems under-priced.

Vendors and a hot dog Halloween costume.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect Waiter Halloween costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

58. When you've got something to say to the world.

The middle finger Halloween costume.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect hand costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

59. Flashbacks.

Your awkward yearbook photo Halloween costume.

60. Adorable.

Starbucks baristas and a little latte Halloween costume.

(Find the accessories you need to piece together the perfect Starbucks costume, pricing, and reviews on Amazon.)

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61. The detective is in.

Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura, Pet Detective Halloween costume.

62. When you've been to one-too-many bridal and baby showers.

A mason jar Halloween costume.

63. A winning costume pun.

A runny nose Halloween costume.

64. The other guy doesn't look very happy.

Life giving lemons Halloween costume.

65. This is genius!

A stock photo Halloween costume.

66. Simple yet very funny.

The Kool-Aid character Halloween costume.

67. 2019 problems, am I right?

The world's worst fears: a low battery and low wifi Halloween costume.

68. Amazing.

A roller coaster ride Halloween costume.

69. Love this.

A sushi roll Halloween costume.

70. It's about time someone came up with this.

Taco-Belle Halloween costume.

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