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Clever Halloween Costumes

Updated on April 27, 2015

Last Years Costume Is So Last Year

A lot has happened in 2011, making for plenty of new options for Halloween costumes this year.

Long gone are the same old costumes from old movies and rock stars. Now we have the option to get clever, funny and modern.

So pack away last year's costume. You won't be needing it this year. This year, we've got options.

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For Adult Couples

The Big, Big Kids

For the couples out there, it's always fun to find a Halloween costume that's clever for the both of you. Here are a few ideas!

Wizard Wanda and Harry Potter

Kate Middleton and Prince William

Ball and Chain

Mr. Popper and a Penguin

Donald Trump and Barack Obama (with birth certificate)

Steve Jobs and an Apple

Edward and Bella

Jacob and Bella

Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez

Yellow (peanut) M&M and Green M&M

Any Dancing With the Stars Couple

Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus

Bill and Sookie (True Blood)

Kanye West & Taylor Swift

Mac and PC

Great Ideas from 2009 - Still Hold Strong Today

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For Solo Adults


If you want to fly solo this year and do a Halloween costume by yourself, here are a few fun ideas to try!

Charlie Sheen

Pregnant Beyonce, Kate Hudson, or Mariah Carey

Rebecca Black

Sarah Palin

Holmes on Homes

Antoine Dodson

Allstate 'Mayhem' Guy

The faux Sarah Palin gives a toast

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Adult Groups

Get the gang together

A lot of fun new groups came into our lives in 2011. Here are just a few honorable mentions.

Jersey Shore

The Smurfs

Bridesmaids and a Bride

Wizard of Oz Crew

Pirates of the Caribbean

'The Voice' Cast

Red Hat Society

The 'Twilight' Group

Mean Girls

Green Lantern

'The Hangover' Cast

'The Office' Crew

Sex and the City Girls

Desperate Housewives

The Smurfs Get a Little Rowdy

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Group Costume Ideas - Trendy & Funny!

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For Numerous Kids

The Whole Family

So you've got a lot of kids or a big family (or both) and you want to do a fun theme? Here are a few great ideas for matching your munchkins.

Oompa Loompas

Lollipop Kids (Wizard of Oz)

Octomom & Kids

Kate plus 8

Anne Geddes Poster

Care Bears

Different Cans of Soda

Angry Birds

Chips Ahoy Cookies

Little Einstein Characters

Really Angry Birds

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Get Angry! - Birds, That Is

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For One Kid

For one child instead of many

If you have one child or if your kids want to dress independently for Halloween this year, here are some ideas for when they go solo.

Justin Bieber

Puss in Boots (Shrek)

Horton Hears a Who

Where the Wild Things Are

Biggest Loser Contestant

Napoleon Dynamite

eTrade Baby

More Kids Costume Ideas

More Halloween Party Ideas

Are You Hosting?

Once you've found your amazingly unique Halloween costume, you can start to plan your Halloween party extravaganza. Once you've sent out your invitations, start thinking about your party foods and be sure to stock other snacks such as Halloween cookies and candy. Keep it festive and fun!

Find decor that is spooky! Traditional pumpkins are great, but add in spider webs, fog (if you can), ghosts (bed sheets), mummies and anything else that you can think of. Once you have the spooky factor, you can add in subtle touches like hay bales or corn stalks. Your guests will have so much fun with the theme!

Last but not least, don't forget your party favors! Guests will definitely want to go home with something fun as a reminder of the amazing party that you threw.

Set the Stage - Decorate Like a Pro

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Comments - What is your family going to be this year?

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      Gloria Freeman 

      6 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi you have a lot of fun costume here.

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      6 years ago

      I hope you sell a lot of costumes from this lens :)

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      6 years ago

      See the picture of the blue wizard, I Xiaofan .. really cute :)

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      6 years ago

      I like the Smurf theme. Everyone seems to be having fun anyway!

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      6 years ago

      interesting lens

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      6 years ago

      As an interesting read, I recommend it to my lenses.

    • Oneshotvariety LM profile image

      Oneshotvariety LM 

      6 years ago

      I have twins. Boy and a girl so I'm not sure yet, but now have more ideas. Great lens!

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      7 years ago

      Charlie Sheen and Sarah Palin costumes - cool lens!

    • squid-janices7 profile image


      7 years ago

      So many cute ideas! Love the Smurfs photo. Those would be easy to make at home and would be great for a family or a group of friends.

    • raegal75 profile image


      7 years ago

      I love the angry bird costumes! Great ideas here.

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      7 years ago

      Halloween is quite possibly my favorite time of year! I think my son and I will be a glass of milk and a cookie this year.


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