We asked the BuzzFeed Community to share the most random things the kids in their lives have asked to be for Halloween. Kids are weird, man. 1. A platypus. Johncarnemolla / Getty Images "My 5-year-old son is going to be a platypus, his reason: because it is the only mammal that lays eggs. Naturally his 2-year-old sister has to be a half-hatched platypus."- melissafrawleyk 2. Ebola. Nixxphotography / Getty Images "I asked my boyfriend's 9-year-old son what he wanted to be for Halloween this year. He said 'ebola.' What??? How do you even think of that?" - aprilt46a3b0ecb 3. A superhero chicken. Digital Vision. / Getty Images / Morgan Shanahan / BuzzFeed "My youngest sister wanted to be a vampire chicken this Halloween. She opted to be a superhero chicken instead."- amandalynnpetry 4. A marshmallow. NOT toasted. Bhofack2 / Getty Images "My 4- year-old daughter wants to go as a marshmallow this year. NOT toasted."- sarahbelle0415 5. Tonya Harding with a wiffle bat. Chris Wilkins / AFP / Getty Images "Halloween, 1994. I was Tonya Harding. Wore an old dance costume, hung skates over my shoulder, and carried a wiffle bat."- ashleyka 6. Cinder-elephant. halloweencostumes.com "I was Cinder-elephant when I was 10 because my dad bought me a clearance Costco elephant costume, but I insisted on being a princess. I had a tiara, tutu and princess shoes to go along with my full-body elephant costume. Suffice it to say, it was the hit costume in the neighborhood."- kellyv4a611780a 7. Bubblegum under a shoe. buzzfeed.com - phelpsphan 8. A pile of dirt. Nastco / Getty Images "A pile of dirt, no reason behind it, just a pile of dirt."- potatolover516 9. A smoke detector. costume-works.com "My son wanted to be a smoke detector. And when I searched Pinterest for ideas, as one does, I realized that apparently he wasn’t alone. So odd."- lauraf36 10. Mailboxes. Tara Mccray / Getty Images "My 7-year-old daughter and her best friend are going as mailboxes this year. The kind in front of people's houses, not the blue post office kind. My daughter's mailbox is of course, pink. Because who doesn't have a bright pink mailbox?"- mksgb 11. A green bean and a bowling pin. Forest_strider / Getty Images - roxannes4c1b8f667 12. A cat's tail. Michael Blann / Getty Images "A cat's tail. Just...a cat's tail."- chelseac47392b67f 13. Tattoo from Fantasy Island. buzzfeed.com - l4261923e0 14. An egg. Mark Tomline / Getty Images "My 3- year-old stepson wants to be an egg. Not a chicken. Not a fried egg. Just an everyday white egg."- saraad 15. RU-FI-OH. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tristar "Rufio, from Hook... No idea when or where he saw the movie, but that was the request! #proud"- phoebec4dc69b137 16. An evil washing machine. Tatiana Nizovteva "An evil washing machine. It was by far the best costume I’ve ever made. It had settings like 'warm blood rinse' and 'bat dry' it was genius."- amoszkowski 17. An electric eel. 20th Century Fox "Last year, my son (then age 5) was determined to be an electric eel for Halloween because it’s his favorite creature. I couldn’t find one for sale ANYWHERE, so I bought supplies and made one myself. He still wears it around sometimes."- christieh4f1025174 18. A bloody eyeball. buzzfeed.com "My 5-year old daughter would like to be a bloody eyeball this year. She even drew a nice picture of herself wearing the costume. At least she looks happy…"- caitlinhblack83 19. Jake from State Farm. youtube.com "We had a trick or treater who was Jake from State Farm last year."- Shannon Sims Smith via Facebook 20. A shart shark. Pkphotoscom / Getty Images "My 9- year old decided that this year he wants to be 'shart shark', which is just what it sounds like: a shark costume on his upper half and a pair of white pants with a big brown stain on the butt on the bottom half. I have no idea where this idea came from, he's pretty original."- billie-jeans 21. A city of Boston recycling can. google.com "My nephew was a city of Boston recycling can. By choice."- lejohnson2022 22. Panera soufflé. Panera Bread "One of my second grade students wanted to be a Panera Soufflé."- collinsms617 23. A baked potato. Cobraphoto / Getty Images "I once dressed up as a baked potato. My parents tied pillows around me and wrapped me in tin foil. We even got that cheap temporary spray dye to turn my hair white and tied an empty sour cream container onto my head like a hat."- guzmanc89 24. McDonald's chicken nuggets. buzzfeed.com "A couple years ago my nephew wanted to be a McDonald’s chicken nugget for Halloween, so my sister made him a wonderful costume from scratch, BBQ sauce hat and all!"- shelbym4d0213eaf 25. A uterus. museumstore.hmns.org "My 4-year-old wanted to be a uterus for Halloween….. I don't even know where he learned that word."- deborahw4aae9e61c 26. A scary rectangular prism. Pixologicstudio / Getty Images / RakicN "When my youngest was 4 he wanted to be 'a scary rectangular prism' for Halloween. . .I was at a loss. . ."- Tara Nichols Wilkinson via Facebook 27. A murderous banana. Erdosain / Getty Images "My sister was a murderous banana. Wore a banana costume, carried a machete. Still don't know where she got the idea."- michelinas Want to be on BuzzFeed? Follow the BuzzFeed Community on Facebook!