Skip To Content
  • Halloween badge

These 21 Knockoff Halloween Costumes Are Hilariously Bad

Mario and Luigi who? I only know the Sidekick Bros.

Do you want to dress up as an officially licensed character for Halloween without paying officially licensed character money for a costume? Don't worry — your favorite local Halloween store's got your back.

Warner Bros. Pictures / Via

Here are 21 knockoff costumes that definitely don't look a thing like any copyrighted characters:

1. There's no way anybody could mistake Aquahero for Aquaman.

2. IDK who that is, but it couldn't possibly be Mario.

3. The hat on the right will turn you into Dustin from Stranger Things, but the one on the left will turn you into Justin from Stronger Rings.

4. No kid would ever mistake this dude for Bluey.

5. This makeup won't help you look like the Joker or Beetlejuice, so you might want to find something else for your Michael Keaton movie–themed Halloween party.

6. This is Harry Potter if he didn't put his name in the Goblet of Fire.

7. Five Nights at Freddy's? I only know Week Nights at Teddy's.

8. There's no Harley Quinn here, folks, just Carley from your calculus class.

9. I'm not sure if this is a knockoff Cruella de Vil or an unreleased look from Cruella 2: The Rise of Madame Evil.

10. That's not Bob Ross and his happy little trees — that's Retro Artist and his groovy pint-size pines.

11. These must be the Oompa-Loompas from the Timothée Chalamet version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

12. That's not Hatsune Miku — it must be her evil twin.

13. American Hero is my favorite Avenger.

14. I loved that Joaquin Phoenix movie Mr. Smiley.

15. Surely this isn't supposed to be Lara Croft from Tomb Raider.

16. There's no way this is the current US president.

17. This Squidward costume escaped from the dark timeline.

18. Why be Prince when you can be the Purple Artist, who's known for hits like "Prince Rain"?

19. I loved Lillie Robby Down as Ten in Unusual Events.

20. IDK who these people are — it couldn't possibly be the cast of Bob's Burgers.

21. And finally, if you're wanting to do a "Where's Waldo? in The Walking Dead" thing, then you definitely shouldn't buy this costume.

H/T: r/crappyoffbrands.

Psst! Did you hear that Tasty has its very own Halloween TV special? Snoop & Martha's Very Tasty Halloween premieres Thursday, October 21 only on Peacock. Check it out!

Snoop and Martha's Very Tasty Halloween