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    40 Halloween Costumes That Were So Good, They Went Viral (And It's Easy To See Why)

    They're so good, it's almost not fair.

    Halloween is almost here — do you know what your costume is going to be? If not, here are a bunch of incredible costumes that went viral in recent years to inspire you!

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    Or, if you're like me and have no plans to dress up, these are just awesome to look at!

    1. This girl made the best of being hit by a car and dressed up as the perfect Regina George from Mean Girls:

    2. And this guy teamed up with his pug to be an A+ Elliott and E.T. from E.T. the Extraterrestrial:

    3. Dressing up as a famous painting is also a cool idea. This guy dressed up as a van Gogh self-portrait:

    4. Ditto for this guy (who had a slightly different approach):

    5. And this artistic soul dressed up as a Picasso painting:

    6. This "I Scream Sundae" costume was also really creative:

    7. Another way to go? Funny! And I think it goes without saying that dressing as a sexy Clippy is very, very funny:

    8. Also funny? Dressing as a sexy Slimer from Ghostbusters:

    9. OMG, this one was also so funny:

    10. Dressing up as someone famous is fun too, especially if it's not the most obvious way to do it:

    11. And hey, if you dress as #8, you might as well get a friend to dress as his bestie too:

    12. Thanos from the MCU? Epic:

    13. This Ed (aka Kel) from Good Burger was spot-on too:

    14. And this Transformers-plus-Amazon mashup delivered:

    15. Speaking of mashups, this French-and-the-band-Kiss idea was super funny/cute:

    16. One more mashup people loved — Bert from Sesame Street plus Burt Reynolds:

    17. This couple's costume from The Shining was scarily good:

    18. Speaking of movie costumes, you gotta give it up for this Winifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocus:

    19. This Craig-from-Friday costume was great too, although if you leave the porch, people might not know who you are so easily, lol:

    20. This stormtrooper from Star Wars was also amazing:

    21. Now, THIS is how you do Marty McFly from Back to the Future II:

    22. THIS is how you go as Hannibal Lecter:

    23. And THIS is how you dress up from How to Train Your Dragon:

    24. One more movie costume idea — the Wet Bandits from Home Alone:

    25. OK, some other creative costumes...I love this "fire" one:

    26. And this Cosmic Brownie costume is hilarious and super easy to make (the muscles aren't so easy to get, but the dots...those are easy):

    27. These people went as black-and-white TV characters from the '50s:

    There was some debate in the comments about whether they really dressed like this or if they got help from Photoshop, but I don't see how you couldn't do this with some makeup and hair dye/spray.

    28. OK, wow, just look at this costume (not the pumpkin, but the surprise at the end):

    29. You can try, but you probably can't do a better Post Malone costume than this one:

    30. Or a better Steve Jobs than this (it helps he's at the Apple Store, lol):

    31. And — one more celeb costume — this guy nailed his Ed Helms from The Hangover (although it helps he REALLY looks like Ed):

    32. I have NO IDEA how you could do this, but it's amazing and might inspire someone somehow:

    33. This might not be timely anymore, but this guy's "Gordon Ramsay calling me an idiot sandwich" costume still makes me laugh:

    34. This costume was perfect for 2020...and frankly, would work again this year too:

    35. Any TV meteorologists out there? If so, this is where the bar is:

    36. This "man captured by a gorilla" costume is sure to inspire someone:

    37. This Ms. Frizzle costume from The Magic School Bus gets an A+ from me:

    38. This "sexy Halloween costume" is a little meta, but I laughed:

    39. This guy's "Che Guevara T-shirt" costume is also pretty meta, but I laughed at it, too:

    40. And lastly, Michael Myers on LinkedIn is so random and funny, I hope it inspires a whole more like it:

    Freddy Krueger on the Nextdoor app, for example, would be hilarious!

    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!

    A promo photo of Snoop Dog and Martha Stewart in Halloween costumes
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