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70 Best Funny (And Punny!) Halloween Costume Ideas

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Halloween is one of the best holidays of the year. There's nothing quite like going all out to get dressed up in funny Halloween costumes to poke fun at pop culture or become a ridiculous pun for the night.

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.

This year, Halloween falls on Sunday, October 31, 2020.

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 Halloween costumes that you can rock this October 31.

Funny Halloween Costumes for Couples

Dressing up with your favorite person? These hilarious couples costumes will ensure you're the best dressed at the party!

1. Squints and Wendy from "The Sandlot"

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For a good couples costume idea, try this iconic couple from "The Sandlot".

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2. A Dos Equis beer and the Most Interesting Man in the World

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You don't always dress up for Halloween, but when you do...

LaSuiveur Women's Crewneck 3/4 Sleeve Spandex Stretchy Fitted Bodycon Club Dress

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Mustaches Self Adhesive, Novelty, Short Boxed Fake Beard

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3. Soap and loofah

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Stay clean!

Soap Loofah Bubbles Adult Costume Set

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4. First world problems

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

1% Low Battery T-Shirt

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5. Taco Belle

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It's about time someone came up with this.

SPUNICOS Unisex Adult Taco Costume

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CosFantasy Princess Belle Cosplay Costume Ball Gown Fancy Dress

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Punny Halloween Costumes

When your costume is a play on words, you'll have everyone at the party laughing.

6. "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" song

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Cool Whip and a Lubber horse head latex toy animal head mask make up this punny costume.

Whoever gets to whip can get creative and draw up the Cool Whip logo on a big piece of cardboard while Nae Nae spends the night in a horse mask.

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7. Pot head

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For a punny take on the term, place a pot on your head and watch people laugh as they figure out what your costume is supposed to be.

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8. News flash

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A news flasher Halloween costume! All you need is some scrap newspaper and some tape. Layer with a trench coat that hides what you're wearing underneath and when the time is right, give everyone a flash!

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9. Cereal killer

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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.

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10. Holy guacamole

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

RUIZSH Angel Feather Wings and Halo Headband

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Floerns Women's Tropical Print Cami with Pants Sleepwear Two-Piece Pajama Set

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11. Dust bunny

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Throw on some bunny ears and carry around a duster and voila! Does this mean you get stuck cleaning up after the party though?

Bunny Rabbit Costume Kit

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12. Chick magnet

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Smooth.

Party America Chick Magnet Costume

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13. One-night-stand

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Extra punny, and super easy to DIY!

14. Mousetrap

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Dress up as a mouse and use your creative streak to shape a mousetrap out of wood or foam.

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15. Plato

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The punniest play on words.

16. God's gift to women

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Special delivery!

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17. Black sheep

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Ever feel like you're the odd one out in the family?

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18. Middle finger

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

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19. Runny nose

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A winning costume.

Rasta Imposta Runny Nose Adult Costume

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20. Life-giving lemons

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Grab some lemons and start handing them out. See who makes lemonade.

Life | A t-shirt that says Life

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21. Sushi roll

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Let me see you sushi roll!

Hauntlook Store Salmon Sushi Roll Halloween Costume

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Funny Group Halloween Costumes

Have a bunch of people to accommodate? These funny group costumes will do the trick!

22. "Napoleon Dynamite" characters

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The cast of "Napoleon Dynamite" Halloween costume.

Brown Afro Nerd Wig + Glasses Costume Set

Fanny Pack [80's Style]

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23. Rock paper scissors

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Who wins though?

Rock Paper Scissors Costume

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24. Spice Girls

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But instead of Baby and Scary, take the pun to the next level and be Pumpkin Pie Spice, Cumin, Nutmeg, etc.

25. Rollercoaster

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If you have a ton of friends in need of a group costume, this is for you!

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Funny DIY Halloween Costumes

Short on time or don't feel like spending money on a costume? Make one yourself!

26. Darla from "Finding Nemo"

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For a Darla from "Finding Nemo" Halloween costume, all you need is a purple sweatshirt (bonus points if it says Rock N' Roll girl) and a yellow plaid skirt. Of course, it's not complete without a Nemo Disney baby bath squirt toy you can put in a plastic baggy to look like the real thing.

Disney Nemo Plush

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27. Operation game

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DIY The Operation Game Halloween costume with a tan lycra spandex bodysuit, felt, tape, and tongs!

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28. Amazon Prime

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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.)

29. Twister game

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

30. Carried in a backpack

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Still trying to figure this one out.

31. CVS receipt

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And the longest costume award goes to...

32. 50 Shades of Grey

Not quite the Christian Grey you were expecting, was it?

33. Identity thief

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Just write a bunch of different names on nametags and stick 'em all over your shirt. Someone call the IRS!

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34. Awkward yearbook photo

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Attach some decorated cardboard to your back and wear your most embarrassing outfit.

35. Mason jar

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Very trendy.

36. Stock photo

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This is genius!

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Funny Pop Culture Halloween Costumes

Draw some inspiration from movies, TV shows, commercials, and more.

37. Alan and the baby from "The Hangover"

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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 costume from Amazon!

TV Store The Hangover Alan Deluxe Costume Set

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38. "The Lizzie McGuire Movie" characters

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

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39. "E.T." movie characters

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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.

Party City Elliot Halloween Costume Kit for Adults, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

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40. Lucy and Ethel from "I Love Lucy"

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The most iconic BFF Halloween costume.

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41. Dwight Schrute from "The Office"

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One of the most beloved characters on TV. Stay in character with a handful of Dwight Schrute quotes you can use all night long.

Disguise The Office Dwight Adult Costume

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42. "The Shining" characters

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Jack Nicholson in "The Shining" Halloween costume, complete with wood and hatchet.

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43. Chuckie Finster from "Rugrats"

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If you have a group, you can each be a "Rugrats" character!

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44. Insurance agents

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Flo from Progressive and Jake from State Farm are two of the most recognizable commercial characters.

Progressive Collection Flo Insurance Girl Costume

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45. "Beauty and the Beast" characters

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Dress up as Disney's Beauty and the beast — to make it unexpected, switch up who is Beauty and who is The Beast!

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46. Tooth Fairy

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Careful, people might start throwing their teeth and you and asking you for money!

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47. Jim and Pam from "The Office"

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The best couple at Dunder Mifflin.

3 Hole Punch Jim Costume

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48. Bob Ross

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Free art lessons!

Rasta Imposta Bob Ross Costume Kit

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49. Wife and Jake from State Farm commercial

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I guess this is how you know your commercial has been a success.

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Leisureland Women's Lightweight Knee Length Plaid Robe

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50. Sia "Chandelier" music video

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Get to swinging!

SUPRNOWA Women's Scoop-Neck Lycra Spandex Long Sleeve Leotard

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Missuhair Short Blonde Straight Wig

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51. Ms. Frizzle from "The Magic School Bus"

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Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!

The Magic School Bus Miss Frizzle Costume

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52. Harry and Lloyd from "Dumb & Dumber"

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When else do you get to dress up in a bizarrely-colored tuxedo?

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Rasta Imposta Men's Goofball Tuxedo

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53. Jim Carrey from "The Mask"

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Start a congo line!

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54. Bananas in pajamas

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They're coming down the stairs...

Bananas in Pyjamas

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55. Kim Kardashian "Paper Magazine" cover

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Break the internet.

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56. Elf on a Shelf

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Then you get to sit in the most bizarre places all night.

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57. "Castaway" cast

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Grab your volleyball and grow out that beard — you're a castaway now!

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58. French KISS

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The perfect play on words. Dress up in some French clothing, paint your face with the iconic KISS band paint and voila!

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59. Mulan's soldier friends

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Now you're ready to defeat the Huns.

60. Snuggle fabric softener bear

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You'll smell so good, everyone will be snuggling up to you!

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61. Ace Ventura

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Then you can play with the pets all night.

Ace Ventura Costume with Wig

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62. The Kool-Aid Man

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Gives you the power to bust through any wall in the house.

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Funny Food Halloween Costumes

Perfect for those who appreciate the finer things in life: food.

63. French fries

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Make everyone's mouth water with this costume — bonus points if you bring some fries along with you to share with the class!

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64. Gumball machine

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Whether you buy a costume or just throw some pompoms on a white tee, this costume is super cute!

Gumball Machine Costume for Women

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65. Hot sauce

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Feeling spicy?

Rasta Impasta Taco Bell Diablo Packet Costume

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66. Sno-cone

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Super chill costume! Make your cone out of felt or cardboard and throw on a rainbow clown wig to act as your ice.

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Funny Family Halloween Costumes

Get your dogs and your kids in on the costume action with these family costumes!

67. Beanie Baby

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If you want to bring your dog along trick-or-treating, add a TY tag and watch all of the 90's kids fawn over him!

68. Wonder Bread

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Another hilarious pet costume.

69. Hot dog stand

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Fun for the whole family!

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70. Starbucks baristas

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Another good one for the family!

Hauntlook Barista Apron Halloween Costume

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Fun World Cuddly Cappuccino Infant Costume

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Jill Zwarensteyn is a writer and Michigan native who covers trending topics, pop culture and astrology. When she’s not writing for YourTango, she is also a travel blogger and an actress.

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