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43 Genius Halloween Costume Ideas For 2020

These are so impressive, tbh.

We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to show us their best Halloween costumes of all time. Here are the genius results that you'll probably want to steal.

Halloween is obviously going to look different this year, but hopefully these costume ideas will be helpful to anyone who wants to feel festive at home, over Zoom, or on Instagram. Please continue to follow CDC guidelines (sorry, but that probably means no trick-or-treating, going to bars, or attending parties where you live). Enjoy!

1. A punny Kevin Bacon:

A woman dressed as a strip of bacon, holding bacon, wearing a name tag that says "Kevin"

2. The leg lamp from A Christmas Story:

Someone dressed in fishnet stockings with a lamp shade over their head
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"I even put battery lights inside the lampshade so it lit up."

batgrrl13

3. The patient from the Operation game:

A woman wearing sweats that have removable cardboard body parts labeled, and grilling tongs as the tool
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"All of the pieces were removable, and the nose even lit up when I turned it on. One of my favorites!"

BroadwayBelter

4. Ron Swanson and Tammy II from Parks and Rec:

One man wearing a robe with a rug-burned mustache, and a woman wearing censored leotard and glasses

5. CatDog from Nickelodeon:

Two women, each dressed as a cat and a dog, conjoined at the hip

6. This very literal The Devil Wears Prada costume:

Someone painted red, with horns, holding a Runway magazine and a Prada purse
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"I made the horns using Worbla, created a fake Runway cover, and glued a printed Prada logo onto a random purse. People seemed to really like the idea and execution. I had a blast!"

samuraifox

7. Sexy Patrick from SpongeBob SquarePants:

A woman dressed as "Sexy Patrick" from "SpongeBob," fishnet stockings and all

8. Bob Ross and one of his paintings:

Someone dressed as Bob Ross, and another dressed as a painting of nature with a hole cut out in the middle where their face is

9. Demi Moore and a blown-up Patrick Swayze in Ghost:

Someone sitting at a table, molding clay, with a blow-up doll of Patrick Swayze behind them

10. A punny "Deer" Evan Hansen:

Someone dressed as Evan Hansen (arm cast, blue shirt) from the Broadway Show, but also wearing antlers to look like a deer

11. Dennis Nedry and a Dilophosaur from Jurassic Park:

Someone dressed as Dennis Nedry in his iconic yellow jacket, and another person dressed as a Diophosaur, green paint and all

12. French fries:

A woman dressed as McDonald's French fries while wearing a barrette and striped shirt

13. Barf from Spaceballs:

Someone dressed exactly like Barf from "Spaceballs," even holding the bowl of food

14. A bunch of M&M's:

Four people, each dressed as a differently colored MM

15. The Queen of England:

Someone dressed as the Queen of England, with a white-haired wig, holding a stuffed Corgi

16. Ben Franklin and his kite:

Someone dressed as Ben Franklin, and another dressed as his red kite

17. Kuzco, Kronk, and Yzma from The Emperor's New Groove:

Side-by-sides of Kronk carrying Yzma in "The Emperor's New Groove," plus someone's Halloween costume where they're dressed the same and carrying their friend

18. Carrie at prom:

Someone wearing a prom dressed, with a prom queen sash, covered in blood

19. Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart, brownies and all:

Two people dressed as Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart, holding a tray of brownies, and wearing shirts that read "bakers gonna bake"

20. Regina George from Mean Girls:

Someone dressed as Regina George at the Sprint Fling, including the Burn Book and a back brace with a flower crown
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"I made the whole costumes with things I already had in the house, so the total cost was zero dollars! It was so fetch."

hotmessjessx

21. Mugatu from Zoolander:

Someone dressed as Mugatu, with a labeled grey sweater and fake white goatee

22. Okoye and her rhino from Black Panther:

One person as Okoye, in a red dress with a weapon, and another wearing a rhino onesie

23. Some Troll dolls:

Four friends dressed in unitards with colored tutus that match their color wigs

24. Towelie from South Park:

Someone draped in a grey towel, which they added a face to
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"I easily made it with felt and towels from Walmart."

christinak496661d3d

25. A giant meatball in a bowl of spaghetti:

Someone dressed in all red with a pasta strainer on their head and some fake noodles glued to their top

26. Black-and-white TV and movie characters:

Five friends in black-and-white makeup to appear as Old Hollywood TV and movie characters

27. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez:

Someone dressed as Selena in an iconic purple '90s dress, holding a mic

28. Mushu and the Matchmaker from Mulan:

One person wearing red sweats with a hood as a dragon's mouth, and another dressed as the Matchmaker from "Mulan"
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"You may look like a bride, but you will NEVER bring your family honor!"

genevievek4c95d6c1c

29. A pop art version of Bonnie and Clyde:

A couple dressed as Bonnie and Clyde, but with makeup over their faces so it looks like they're pop art caricatures

30. Life...including a basket full of lemons to hand out:

Someone dressed in all yellow, with a "Life" name tag, holding a basket of lemons
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"Cheapest last-minute costume ever. All I needed was a name tag and a $5 bag of lemons!"

MegHannSolo

31. Some DIY boxes of wine:

Three people dressed in different-colored dresses with saran wrap, spouts, and Franzia labels
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"Our skirts were made from the actual bags of wine that we sewed together with ribbon."

brittanyn4a86850f0

32. Jimmy Buffett in Jurassic World, double-fisting margaritas:

Someone dressed in summer clothes, holding two margarita glasses, with a fake dinosaur flying over head

33. Toy soldiers from Toy Story:

Four people painted green and posing as toy soldier toys

34. Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the 2001 American Music Awards:

Two people dressed in all-denim, perfectly matching Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's 2001 red carpet look

35. Lucy from I Love Lucy:

Someone dressed as Lucy Ricardo, with the signature red hair and outfit

36. Some ~cereal~ killers:

Five people dressed as cereal mascots, covered in blood

37. Guy Fieri:

Someone dressed as Guy Fieri (goatee, dyed hair, flames t-shirt), standing next to an open fridge
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"Took Halloween to Flavour Town."

narniascloset

38. Aladdin's magic carpet:

Someone draped with colorful fabric to look like the magic carpet from "Aladdin"

39. Two contestants on The Price Is Right:

Two contestants with name tags and poster board on their front side with their opening bids
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"My friend made the costumes. She's very artistic, and I think she did a great job!"

lindac473bae5a6

40. Foxxy Cleopatra from Austin Powers in Goldmember:

Someone dressed as Foxxy Cleopatra, with the iconic gold dress and Afro
buzzfeed.com / New Line Cinema

41. Sexy Gandalf the Grey and Sexy Gandalf the White:

Two woman dressed as scantily-clad Gandalfs
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"We originally wanted to be the Tower of Sauron and Isengard, but we settled for Sexy Gandalf the Grey and White."

Steph Sue

42. Chocolate Lady from SpongeBob SquarePants:

A woman dressed as Chocolate Lady from "SpongeBob," pushing her "mom" (a limbless skeleton) in a wheelchair
buzzfeed.com / Nickelodeon

43. And Mrs. Doubtfire:

Someone dressed as Mrs. Doubtfire, holding two pan lids over their burnt shirt

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