These Clever Costumes Prove That Puns Are All the Rage This Halloween
Make them laugh—and make them think!
We’re just a few days away from Halloween now, which means we’re in the height of costume-sharing season.
We’ve already had quite a few fails this year from online retailers. There was that “sexy” version of the outfit in The Handmaid’s Tale that was so offensive it had to be pulled off the shelves. Then there was that Halloween costume of a girl who had been ghosted, which hit a little too close to home. And if those weren’t bad enough, there’s this “Influencer” outfit being sold by Urban Outfitters, which is comprised solely of items you almost definitely already own.
But on the upside, there are plenty of people who are totally winning Halloween already. There’s this mother and son who are going viral for dressing up as T’Challa, king and protector of the fictional African nation of Wakanda, and his mother, Queen Ramonda.
As well as some couples’ who are rocking really great outfits with social commentary.
Best couple costume thus far ! pic.twitter.com/xUL7vTenfT
— 👸🤟 (@GoldeeenS0UL) October 15, 2018
But it looks like the rage this year is to create a costume that is original, clever, and most importantly, punny.
There’s this mashup of Tomb Raider‘s Lara Croft and high school junior Lara Jean Covey from Netflix’s new shot To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
Lara Jean Croft: To All The Tombs I’ve Raided Before pic.twitter.com/6rLBuzQGTf
— Nicole He (@nicolehe) October 27, 2018
There’s Ruth-Bader Ginsburg meets the Bee-Gees.
— Dr. Jennifer Glass (immigrated 1904) (@methanoJen) October 28, 2018
— Madison Malone Kircher But Watching Hocus Pocus (@4evrmalone) October 28, 2018
Cereal Killer, of course.
— Zombie Jami 🧟♀️ (@JamiJurich) October 26, 2018
If your name is Mark, you absolutely must go as “Question Mark” and speak only in questions.
Another year, another punny costume for my school’s Halloween carnival. This year I went as “Question Mark” and I only spoke in questions. pic.twitter.com/TfityXSSVR
— Dave Taylor (@BoothieBarn) October 27, 2018
And if you’re looking to get a little racy, you can always go as “Reverse Cowgirl.”
My sister just sent me this and said her costume is “reverse cowgirl” 😂❤️🤠 pic.twitter.com/KjsT8rQ7jC
— Shelby Sells (@sweaterpuppiez) October 27, 2018
For more great, last-minute costume inspiration, check out 23 Totally Genius Couples Costume Ideas.
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