When you go to a Halloween party, you can be sure that there are going to be plenty of witches, jokers, and other spooky clichés. There’s nothing wrong with that, but you might want to stand out and raise a smile rather than blurring into a crowd of scary clowns and skeleton makeup.
With our 47 ideas for funny Halloween costumes, you can ensure that nobody forgets your costume and that other guests or trick-or-treaters are left saying “why didn’t I think of that?”
Funniest Halloween Costumes of All Times
- Colonel Sanders and a Chicken
- Disembodied Head
- Alien Abduction
- Clippy The Office Assistant
- Army Men
- Living Meme
- Poop Emoji
- The Tooth Fairy
- Stick Figure
- Gru (and Optional Minions)
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- Paper Bag Astronaut
- A Bowl of Froot Loops
- Mario and Luigi
- Cereal Killer
- A Coin
- Big Mouth Billy Bass
- Tiger King
- No Wi-Fi, Low Battery
- Filter and No Filter
- Whoopie Cushion
- Lobster in a Pot
- Captain Hook Gets Eaten by a Croc
- UPS Driver
- Beanie Plush
This is one of those funny costume ideas that takes dark humor to another level. It’s a great costume idea for groups, as you can have one colonel and as many chickens as you like.
As clever Halloween costumes go, the dismembered head is right up there with the best. The costume can take a bit of perfecting, and let’s face it, it does not look comfortable. If you want people to be genuinely impressed as well as amused, this could be the costume for you.
A costume you can buy and slip-on that is guaranteed to bring some laughs. Just don’t’ expect to be comfortable.
For people of a certain age, who remember the computers of the late 90s and early 00s, this costume will send them into cold sweats. Clippy is definitely a hilarious and inventive costume.
This costume certainly takes some dedication, but it looks fantastic.
Funny DIY Halloween Costumes
This is one of the most impressive and funniest homemade Halloween costume ideas we’ve seen. It’s genuinely impressive, but keep in mind the fact that you will have to put plenty of work in getting it ready.
Who said funny DIY costumes had to be hard work? You all will have seen the “change my mind” meme. Now you can embody it for your party. Easy, funny Halloween costumes are hard to come by, but this is right up there.
You don’t need a lot of equipment for this one, just a bit of an artistic eye, and to be willing to go to a party dressed as poop.
When you really think about it, the tooth fairy is kind of creepy anyway. What does she do with all of those teeth?
If you really are insisting that you need a simple and easy costume then Superman could be the one for you. All you need is a t-shirt under a smart-casual outfit and…voila!
Another simple and effective costume that anyone can make at home. If you’re stuck for a costume, you can always get the electrical tape out.
Minions on their own may feel a little overdone, but that Gru costume takes things to another level. This works even better if you shave your head.
This one takes virtually no effort whatsoever, but it can still make people laugh at parties. It’s especially good if you want to create that nonchalant image when secretly you really do want to have the coolest costume at the party.
One of the simplest costume ideas out there, and great for both kids and adults alike. The paper bag astronaut can be prepared in a matter of minutes.
We don’t really know where to start with this one. It’s on the ‘surreal’ side of funny!
Also known as “cuteness overload”.
There’s nothing wrong with a pun costume, especially when it’s so easy to put together.
If you’ve ever seen the movie Finding Nemo, you’ll know why Darla makes the perfect Halloween costume. This one is so inventive without being hard to put together.
The ultimate “why didn’t I think of that?” costume.
You can even sing a repetitive song if you want, but don’t expect your friends and family to thank you for it.
For full character effect, walk around the party talking about Carole Baskin or claiming you are “never gonna financially recover from this.”
Creative Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples
A sight to truly strike fear into all who see it. Can we really imagine anything worse, and more petrifying, than no wi-fi and low battery? This is a fun DIY costume bound to bring a smile, and it’s easy enough to put together.
This costume seems a little harsh on one member of the couple, but it certainly did make us laugh.
You can rock the operation costume solo, or you can add a surgeon for a two-person costume that’s relatively simple but still humorous.
Fun Halloween Costumes for Kids
As adorable costumes go, this is right up there. We love the idea of adding a cute beard to your little kid, too. Just make sure you use makeup that’s easy enough to wash off or they might get some strange looks at kindergarten the next day.
Most of us have pranked our siblings or family members with one of these, but now you can be the whoopie cushion. Just prepare for a lot of “who smelt it” jokes.
As an adult, a DJ costume might be seen as a bit of an easy way out, but for kids, it is cute, fun, and effective. This cute kids’ DJ costume can be spruced up with a CD player so your kids can actually be the DJ.
Another costume that relies on a dark sense of humor. That said, it is also incredibly cute.
The scarecrow is a cute and funny classic, and you may even have a lot of the clothes lying around already. Just make sure you add lots of hay.
This doesn’t fall into the category of easy Halloween costumes, but it’s sure to get people talking!
Who knows where this idea came from, but the results are very amusing.
Because 90s film references definitely make the best Halloween costumes.
Hilarious Halloween Costumes for Pets
Excuse me, I believe I have a paw-kage for you.
As if dogs weren’t cute enough already, an Ewok costume takes things to another level.
This is a costume you can make at home, and it’s even cuter if you have a dog that is already a ball of fluff.