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17 Halloween Costume Fails That Were So Niche, Literally No One Knew What They Were

A case study in creativity, I fear..............

Recently, we asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to show us their most "niche" Halloween costumes that no one understood, and they surely delivered!!! So without further ado, here are the best Halloween costumes that required further explanation:

1. "Since I was a broke college student, this was the best I could do. When asked what I was, I’d put a hand on their shoulder, look them in the eye, and say, 'I’m all ears.' Those who got it loved it."

A person with a huge ear covering one ear and wearing a pantsuit with ears on it

2. "Larry David Rose, aka Larry David's head on David Rose's (from Schitt's Creek) body."

A person with a costume large forehead and gray hair on their head and wearing a Rose Apothecary T-shirt

3. "I was the ship that got stuck in the Suez Canal. It had been too long since it happened, so no one got it!"

A smiling person waring a multicolored checkered "Evergreen" apron

(This thing, in case you forgot.)

An "Evergreen" barge with multicolored containers on it in the water

4. "It made me sad that no one knew I was Melon Collie.'"

5. "Not me, but I dressed my son as Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, and almost no one got it. Everyone just thought he was a cute little girl, but the few who knew who he was thought it was great."

Young child wearing a ballerina dress and T-shirt and holding their hands up

6. "We were that meme of the dog on fire with the caption, 'This is fine, everything is fine.' Everyone just thought we were bears…"

Two people holding hands, holding This Is Fine mugs, and wearing brown bowler-type hats

7. "There was that time I ruled the party as the Queen of Spades — 'spade' is a kind of digging tool — not 'that girl in a tiara with shovels on her boobs.'"

A woman in a bodysuit with spades hanging off of it and wearing a crown and cloak, hugging someone in an orange jumpsuit

8. "This was a last-minute work-party Halloween costume. I had 20 minutes to find something in my closet, so I was 'a galaxy far, far away.' I even worked with a bunch of Star Wars fans, and no one got it."

Woman in a celestial dress and holding a box with "far, far away" written on it

9. "A spice rack."

A woman wearing a piece of wood with five Barbie dolls with signs on them — Ginger, Sporty, Posh, Scary, and Baby — hanging from her neck and resting near her chest

10. "Ruth Bader Sins-burg. The bloody knife says, 'I dissent.'"

A woman in a black robe, short lacy dress, and fishnets, wearing glasses and holding a knife

11. "I tried to elevate the basic black cat costume, so I went as a 'recently spayed cat.'"

A woman wearing cat ears and an animal neck cone and dressed in black with holes at the knees of her pants

12. "Ice Ice Baby — we thought it was an easy one!"

Two people in dark sunglasses wearing silvery "Ice" shirts and holding a baby doll

13. 'I (on the right) went as Babe-raham Lincoln and confused the hell outta everyone."

A person wearing a top hat, fake beard, bow tie, and a white T-shirt with a Stars and Stripes–themed bikini design, standing next to someone in a "Cornhole" costume

14. "We were Sgt. Pepper and Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds."

Person in jeans and a military jacket and hat and fake beard, and another in a psychedelic miniskirt with a long, cottony bottom and spiral glasses with flowers in her hair

15. "I was Jack from Titanic a week after it sank. The red heart on my lapel blinked all night long because 'My Heart Will Go On.'"

A person wearing a Titanic life preserver ring and a red heart lapel on their frayed suit

16. "Global warming."

A person in a hoodie and wearing a huge globe costume with paper "flames" at the bottom of it

17. And finally: "I was a potato."

A person wearing a large brown, round sack with holes for their arms

Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.