17 Costume Fails You Should Avoid This Halloween

Halloween is a great time to come up with creative costumes, but you have to put some effort to the ordeal. If you don’t, you might end up like these examples. Once you got your tips and LOLs, celebrate Halloween early with “Frankenweenie,” in theaters now. Get Tickets.

1. Don’t use Grandma’s fur vest as clothing for your wolf man.

Maryland GovPics / CC BY http://2.0 / flickr.com/mdgovpics/8164424422/in/photolist-drsNWj-drsq31-drsfaG-drsyXC-drsygz-drsyxQ-drsowJ-dqSsTX-dqSE8d-drsxX4-drs8zX-drsBxr-drsHcm-dqSPLY-dqSh1D-dqT75F-dqTe5W-drsvK2-dqSsFm-drsxDR-drsBWg-dqSq53

and she’s not happy about the gloves either.

2. If you’re going to be a ghost, use a plain sheet.

Joe Goldberg / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / flickr.com/goldberg/277474865/in/photolist-qw8Bp-79aYG6-pT3g6t-fAZVtp-9dmBfk-ckkoHw-assoU1-7fQoZz-7eEPt-44NrL-d43Jid-9k1sav-3F45vZ-e8wKMi-78S7gz-8Pq3Xb-7eqP4x-oSe8xX-Muq8c-8QtuGH-awZmeR-h33jDx-azMmsX

And ask mom before cutting them up.

3. Mummies are another classic.

Allen Lew / CC BY http://2.0 / flickr.com/fine_al/1229771576/in/photolist-2SEUfd-7wnJo-7wnH8-dgZoNZ-dgZoSr-g1Le9R-g1KNQJ-g1Ljrp-g1EDcJ-gwmFi5-g1L3vt-2Lunw-dtoa8v-g1KTUv-g1L6Lr-gwm16W-g1L9Ub-g1LfMa-bGoGL-5M5viS-aFparx-6kCkFk-ben47D-dscDZ

But don’t use the one-ply toilet paper from the public restroom. It will tear immediately, and you’ll just be a sad person with toilet paper hanging off your shoe.

4. Cardboard boxes can be used tastefully…

Matt Mechtley / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / flickr.com/mmechtley/4747595726/in/photolist-8ewENJ-4ZjNzq-6CFXoS-8etnNM-bXy9LC-9k1pwB-apRej8-6DcDHb-84crmx-cSSXL1-5Lhoop-fQTT5-dVYF8y-2gLwT-cKzzP5-6BrqkU-6Bnfpk-6Brzfm-CsVcS-9mZds1-k5Q3i9-7cfnuv-7v

Sometimes. Not this time.

5. Wall-E is crying robatic tears right now.

andy orin / CC BY http://2.0 / flickr.com/mr_skeleton/8119884602/in/photolist-dnwwNo-72pmgg-8SGw2X-8etnWM-8ewENJ-4ZjNzq-6CFXoS-8etnNM-bXy9LC-9k1pwB-apRej8-6DcDHb-84crmx-cSSXL1-5Lhoop-fQTT5-dVYF8y-2gLwT-cKzzP5-6BrqkU-6Bnfpk-6Brzfm-CsVcS-

6. Store-bought costumes can be alright…

Quinn Dombrowski / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / flickr.com/quinnanya/8019722493/in/photolist-ddFb6t-9V47bm-guy9wF-9boXXd-guyaun-guxuUt-guxuyP-aDP7Rc-mRUrW-ba9txM-5PT7nq-mwiMr-5VKDeU-zfTza-bppouH-82HSto-pNd6Zn-69UAnT-5SgVBv-8RnqzN-7wikwu-9V1hc8

7. Oh, here’s the feminine version.

Andrea Parrish - Geyer / CC BY-ND http://2.0 / flickr.com/tinytall/5851233556/in/photolist-9V46Tb-6XAMvX-5o2sgV-9USAdh-9oc29S-7mXYnp-6kabxw-89JpQG-5JppCu-8uu7TJ-6vYtzp-8xEKtM-8TCJJo-6yoqEK-6vYtCk-7MgexC-7MgeF5-7McgHH-7MgeQh-6vYtF8-6w3F7

Sexy Cheshire Cat has a nice ring… doesn’t it?

8. Group costumes can be fun!

BluEyedA73 / CC BY http://2.0 / flickr.com/blueyeda73/1797000138/in/photolist-3JN6x1-5yqFXD-7cHgnW-aAmfiA-5yksPk-5yuZdh-aAiwEM-67hUp-pp9vfQ-5yuZn3-ayVAxi-ayYfPy-ayVAx6-ayVAxZ-ayYfPb-ayuqqW-ayuqqs-5ABH9o-5ABHpA-fA9qtm

But these aren’t the jems we were looking for…

9. Avoid draping yourself in trash bags.

Mike / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / flickr.com/nhsalumni/8508203972/in/photolist-yvqmn-yvqnL-aAPAT5-aALSgK-7bwfUy-yvrh4-yvreX-sHAvG-sHAuk-atiLni-bK7G-athunE-atiLkk-yvrgN-yvrgo-yvrhm-yvrh9-yvrfa-yvrhw-yvrfK-yvrgD-yvrg2-yvrgf-7dvu9G-yvrfk-yvreR-

10. If you use body paint, make sure to spread it evenly on your skin.

Clinton Steeds / CC BY http://2.0 / flickr.com/cwsteeds/5387393245/in/photolist-9d4Njr-5yitKh-5yinwy-5yFWfe-5yFW9V-5yLemu-5yLeQh-doLiCf-5yFVUr-5yFVYp-5BtjUA-5yLeuJ-5yFWii-doLhiw-5yLeYm-5yFVN8-5yLeGs-5yLeMf-rpjNK-5yLeVo-doLeDD-5BtjTu-8PP

You don’t want to be feeling blue at the party.

11. Also… make sure you actually buy enough paint.

Clintus / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / flickr.com/clintus/5992641252/in/photolist—pYjoc1-pFR5wQ-p2oNXN-p2rTp6-pFN4YQ-p2p7eG-pFKqwR-pYbaH2-pY1r9i-pYj1y1-pFQLgm-pFMENS-p2pard-pFQUUo-pW66qN-pYjzU9-pFKyzK-pW5RvJ-p2p5GJ-p2oYZm-65W3m-qaxmDJ-pFNYdZ-

HULK ANGRY THAT PAINT RAN OUT!!!

12. Oh, but don’t put too much on!

Infrogmation of New Orleans / CC BY http://2.0 / flickr.com/infrogmation/3064181614/in/photolist-5ELJru-78pYhc-5H8PJ6-5EGvbp-nRim1v-nyNY15-8QyCWA-5wXT2o-5L5Yn2-8HXPAF-8P23VT-5ELJrq-7avkEq-pBrTTn-7UfTNG-rq4E3-efsBTj-aXzaBB-hdcUgC-hde14K-

13. Construction paper is great…

Barry Solow / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / flickr.com/baslow/290028521/in/photolist-rCtnK-axSACq-aA15SD-axxcbG-axuw5x-azcA6F-ayuYUp-azcx9e-azfcEb-azcBeK-axgADs-ayuZec-ayAtLQ-azcDmn-ayxCHo-axgAd1-axSB2W-azczvv-ayxBSQ-azfawj-azfbKm-azfhAu-axxbJq

For posters, scrap books, origami… but not costumes. Paper will also inevitably crinkle and tear. Proceed with caution.

14. Avoid wrapping yourself in tin foil.

Quinn Dombrowski / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / flickr.com/quinnanya/2992199189/in/photolist-h2CEN8-47wSng-47wSBv-47AY49-seTuw-8Po5cK-73MMWL-q8Gza-64uK9-8JCsHW-8JCsC9-69Pkh-69PfA-69PnD-69Pig-8MYVws-5ypNzc-5ypJWK-5ytz99-5ypVt8-pcg4VR-5ypLyi-5yp

15. If you have to write what you are, you’re probably not doing it right.

Jason Scragz / CC BY http://2.0 / flickr.com/scragz/2284984226/in/photolist-4tV9cL-atmpMb-atmpCC-atmpFd-atmpNL-atiL5M-3K8f7q-r3y4J-3KVZWS-3Lj2e8-5zgTo5-3KW3qh-7ckeib-r4vxn-41nwx5-rnno6-atmprw-atmpzL-atiLaZ-atiLni-atiLkk-41nzEo-41in44-41

Even if you’re trying to be “ironic.”

16. Box + Description = You really didn’t try, did you?

Dennis Yang / CC BY http://2.0 / flickr.com/dennis/283720005/in/photolist-r595e-8TpUCY-dmj1oN-5xGvun-8PtCF8-5yw36f-fJRaVh-8LMhCX-koegTZ-koegEn-avVuHc-7b5bhL-6fMwgR-74kSXf-3cLSx1-6QC9H-5qe44p-e73aYa-5qe3PF-5rmM4M-7b5Mqf-3QCehh-5up7ck-aAB

17. If all else fails… be yourself, I guess!

jasonsmith87 / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / flickr.com/jason-r-smith/9440058238/in/photolist-fobLqN-nQ6DTf-4cQq2C-6pyRpg-fobLoG-ecjRcK-i3VsPJ-6SmQJL-opES48-opX7Wr-nB45bb-d6UxBE-d6UyfY-d6Uxb7-d6UBpU-d6UwiS-d6UAj7-d6UBeJ-d6UBkS-d6UxKN-d6Uy6A-d6U

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