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30 Amazingly Punny Halloween Costume Ideas and How to Copy Them

A group of friends at a party dressed in their Halloween costumes.

Halloween is great for so many reasons, but nothing matches the clever wit of the costumes people come up with. 

Out of all the things and out of all of the people one could dress up as for that one day a year, there are folks out there doing the most and outsmarting all of us. These punny Halloween costumes are a way to let your creativity really shine and your smarts do the talking. Not to mention, they always get a good laugh at a Halloween party! 

That is exactly why we have collected not just our favorite costumes, but the punniest costumes out there. Because, after all, puns are the highest form of comedy.

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Hilariously Punny Halloween Costumes That You Need to Try Now!

Ice Ice Baby

A couple wearing Halloween costumes made of ice bags and sunglasses, holding a baby with a matching outfit.

Source: Thinking Closet

Everyone knows the classic Vanilla Ice “Ice Ice Baby” rap. So for all of you new parents out there who think they have to chill out with the costumes this year, think again! Have the two of you in “ice bags” and hold your baby. Bam – you did it!

Copy-Cat

A woman wearing a Halloween costume made of a catsuit with cat photos taped on her black shirt.

Source: Thinking Closet

We bet no one will copy this look at the party! It’s as easy as copying and pasting the same cat picture onto a black tee, add some paws and ears, and you’ll be cat-tavating for Halloween!

Chip On Your Shoulder

A woman wearing a Halloween costume made of a pink shirt and a yellow paper-folded chip on her shoulder.

Source: Club Crafted

Have a chip on your shoulder? Well show it off – everyone loves a good chip! This is another easy costume where you just need to add a touch of creativity onto a plain shirt to have one of the best costumes of the night. But what flavor would your chip be? We love sour cream & onion!

Holy Guacamole

A woman wearing a Halloween costume made of a green top with pictures of avocados taped on the front together with matching halo and feather wings..
Kathryn Wirsing

Source: Good Housekeeping

We all know guac is extra, but so are you! Deck out your favorite side to become the punny Halloween costume everybody is talking about. If you’re rockin’ a baby bump, you can make you the green of the avocado and your cute belly the seed inside. Just make sure you include the halo and everyone will be green with envy!

Iron Chef

An apron with a chemical symbol of iron on the front part.

Source: Buzzfeed

IRON. CHEF. GET IT?? Because “Fe” is… iron… yeah, you get it. Get a plain cooking apron and you can either hot iron the letters on or you can do it the old-fashioned way with a Sharpie and hope for the best! Either way, this puntastic Halloween costume will give all the science lovers a chuckle!

French Kiss

Two women wearing a Halloween costume made of a striped blouse, beret, French flag, baguette, along with face paint inspired by the band Kiss.

Source: Country Living

Ah, the elegance of the French mixed with some sarcastic American humor. What a combination! Give the iconic band KISS a French twist by putting on their classic makeup and pair it with a beret and French flag to make an even more crazy combination.

Taco Bell(e)

A man dressed as a taco and a woman dressed as Belle for Halloween.

Source: Katie in Kansas

This incredibly punny couple’s Halloween costume is perfect when going to a party as a duo! Going solo? No problemo! Dress up as a taco, but add a yellow tiara and some heels to give it some extra flavor. Just a warning, you will want to stop by Taco Bell by the end of the night for some midnight tacos.

Pig In a Blanket

A man wearing a Halloween costume made of a pig's snout, pink shirt, and pink blanket.
Image credit: Rachel Joy Barehl

Source: The Kitchn

Because after a certain age, you really just want to be comfortable all evening in a costume and definitely not cold on an October evening. Being a pig in a blanket is the perfect alternative if you don’t really want to dress up, but also want to have all eyes on you.

Plato/Play-Doh

A man wearing a Halloween costume that is a cross between Plato and Play-Doh.

Source: Your Tango

Yep. We had the same reaction too when we saw this. Maybe as your party trick you can philosophize the idea behind branding a child’s toy so closely to an ancient philosopher!

David Bowie/Buoy

Spencer R. Katz in a David Buoy Halloween costume.

Source: @SpencerRKatz

This one wins the punniest Halloween costume ever. All pop culture fans will absolutely rave over your David Bowie inspired costume. We can’t think of another way to put everyone else Under Pressure as you are burning the place down Ashes to Ashes with your fire costume.

Jon Snow White

A man dressed in a Halloween costume that is a combination of Jon Snow and Snow White.
mankardo

Source: Bored Panda

You all crowned him your king, but now he is also your queen. This really punny Halloween costume will bring together GoT and Disney lovers for a combination they never saw coming. 

The Atoms Family

A woman and a man in a Halloween costume that is a combination of Morticia and Gomez Addams and atom models.
SavioSega

Source: Bored Panda

What is there to say about this costume? It brings the love of classic movies and science together for the ultimate punny Halloween costume. In case you’re unfamiliar with the iconic movie: Addams Family = Atoms Family

When Life Gives You Lemons

A woman in a Halloween costume made of a yellow blouse and a nametag titled Life, holding a lemon.

Source: Club Crafted

When life gives you lemons, make the most out of not having an elaborate, yet hilarious Halloween costume! That’s how the saying goes, right?

Just a Couple of Nun Chucks

Two men dressed as nuns with Chuck nametags.
jacksjogren

Source: Bored Panda

Put down the weapons and pick peace instead! Grab a few nametags, call yourself Chuck for the night (or if your name already is Chuck, you get bonus points), and you are a pair of pun-filled nuns.

Blessing in Disguise

A woman in a Halloween costume made of a black ensemble with a "bless you" sticker, along with a disguise face accessory.

Source: Thinking Closet

Sometimes it is hard to see the blessing in disguise. For party guests at your next Halloween party, maybe the very blessing is right there to greet them!

Party Animals

A woman with a tiger mask and a man with a rabbit mask, dressed in formal attire for Halloween.
Brit + Co

Source: Good Housekeeping

Want something a little elegant, but still campy enough to not get shunned for not participating in Halloween? Dress it up then add an animal mask to be a couple of party animals!

Bread Winner

A woman with a tiger mask and a man with a rabbit mask, dressed in formal attire for Halloween.
Kathryn Wirsing

Source: Good Housekeeping

No matter your gender or role in society, everyone can be a breadwinner with this costume. And hey, maybe even a winner for best costume for Halloween, too!

50 Shades of Grey

A man in a Halloween costume dressed in a black shirt with various grey color palettes taped on the front.
Kathryn Wirsing

Source: Good Housekeeping

Want all the ladies this Halloween season? Well, we may not be able to help with that, but we can help with this really clever Halloween costume for them to get a kick out of!

Amazon Prime

A woman dressed as an Amazon jungle goddess with prime numbers taped on the front part of her green top.
Sarah Turbin

Source: Mental Floss

Be a person of the Amazon as you glue prime numbers onto your outfit. And what do you get? Free delivery and get any package within 5 days! That’s right – you’re Amazon Prime.

Deviled Egg

A woman dressed in a Halloween costume as the devil with a deviled egg model taped on her front.
Flickr, Jamie

Source: Mashable

Is it just you or are things getting spicy up in here? Oh yeah, it’s you as a Devil(ed) Egg who is about to be the favorite appetizer of this whole party.

Snakes on a Plane

A man dressed in an improvised snakes on a plane Halloween costume.
Reddit, Jonestrombone

Source: Mashable

So we made time for a good science joke already, now we need to add this up somehow to make a math one. Snakes on a ~plane~ is a great way to get out of that pop quiz in Algebra, right?

Nickelback

An individual in a Halloween costume made of a yellow shirt with several nickels taped on the back.

Source: Pop Sugar

Want to have a great Halloween costume but also don’t know what to do with all that loose change? We’ve been there! Glue all your nickels to your back for…well you get it.

Cereal Killer

A man dressed in casual clothes for Halloween with cereal boxes taped on the front of his shirt.
Flickr, Eli Christman

Source: Mashable

You never know who your friends really are. One day they are your buddies the next day they are taking your cereal’s life!

Spice Rack

A man dressed as a spice rack for Halloween with a costume made of a bra holding different bottles of spices.
Imgur, Laurennnn

Source: Mashable

This costume just screams “I am a man and I have never worn a bra before but Halloween is the perfect time to do it so I need to incorporate it somehow.” Nevertheless, the joke is pretty punny.

Eye Candy

A woman dressed in an eye candy Halloween costume made of wiggle eyes and candy bars taped on the front of her black shirt.
Image credit: Rachel Joy Barehl

Source: The Kitchn

Ooooh we love some good eye candy! As long as there are KitKats, we’re good to go. You’ll also be the perfect person to hang with on Halloween in case you run out of candy for trick or treaters!

Spoiled Milk

A woman dressed as spoiled milk for her Halloween costume made of a white dress with milk lettering, along with a vintage car and shopping bags.
@milibabes

Source: Pop Sugar

Grab a few expensive shopping bags and make your milkmaid debut because this Halloween you are spoiled milk! But the cute kind, not the gross kind you find in your fridge.

Creative Outlet

A woman dressed as a creative outlet for her Halloween costume made of a black ensemble with a drawing of an electric outlet with a colorful background hanging on her neck.
Sarah Turbin

Source: Mental Floss

We all need a creative outlet, right? Let it out on your punniest Halloween costume! Grab some cardboard and make any light spark some joy!

Spice Girls

A group of women dressed as spice girls for their Halloween costume made of a black ensemble and pictures of different spices hanging on their necks.

Source: Ting and Things

Do you and the gals not know what you want to do for Halloween this year? Now you do! Introducing the Spice Girls – pick your favorite flavor!

Indie Anna Jones

A woman dressed as Indie Anna Jones for her Halloween costume consisting of pair of pink overalls with matching nametag and whip.
Sarah Turbin

Source: Mental Floss

Grab your best indie clothes, some expedition equipment, and make sure your name is Anna (or grab a name tag) for the best play on words ever.

Running Nose

A man dressed as a runny nose for Halloween with a costume made of a white tank top with matching number plate and nose head gear.

 

Source: Your Tango

Why did the tissue run across the street? To catch the running nose of course! Dad jokes aside, you’re going to make friends with this pun-tastic costume.

Written by The Metamorphosis

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