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Funny Costume Ideas for Halloween 2015

Updated on September 29, 2015

Funny Costume Ideas for Adults

Halloween is the only time of the year when adults are not only allowed, but encouraged, to act childish and play make-believe. So live it up! Here are a dozen funny costume ideas you can make at home plus a few you can buy online, as well as a video with a few last-minute ideas that might inspire you. You're sure to find something to put a smile on everyone's face.

A Few "Pun-ny" Costumes You Can Make at Home

Gum on the Bottom of a Shoe: Dress all in pink, tie a shoe on your head, and chew bubble gum.

Blessing in Disguise: Put on a pair of dark sunglasses and a dark hat, and wear a sash with the words "Bless you" written on it.

Cereal Killer: Dress all in black, and glue mini cereal boxes to your shirt. Stick plastic knives into the boxes.

Black Eyed Pea: Paint a large "P" on a white T-shirt and a black circle around your eye.

God's Gift to Women: Gift-wrap a large box and cut holes in the top and sides for your head and arms. Add a gift tag that says "To: Women" and "From: God."

The Highway: Wear a black shirt with double yellow lines painted down the middle, and glue or pin toy cars to the shirt.

Babysitter: Strap a toy doll to your rear end and sit on it.

Mail Carrier: Dress in a light blue shirt and dark blue pants, and sew a stuffed dog by the mouth to your pant leg.

Identity Crisis: Wear any color shirt, and stick name tags, each with a different name, on the shirt. This can also be called Identity Theft.

His (or Her) Shadow: Dress all in black, including black face paint, and follow your friend or partner around the Halloween party.

Holy Cow: Wear a black-and-white T-shirt, put a cowbell around your neck, and wear a halo made of a foil-wrapped coat-hanger.

Freudian Slip: Wear a dark slip and cover it with cut-out quotes from Dr. Freud.

Bull in a China Shop: Wear a Viking helmet, a Chicago Bulls T-shirt, or another signifier of bullness, draped with string loops holding ceramic figures or teacups, broken or not.

Bottom Line: Wear a severe black dress with a duct-taped line across the hem (tuck in a few fake dollar bills). Carry a ruler and a ping-pong paddle to enforce market discipline.

Funny Pre-Made Costumes Online

If you don't want to make something, Amazon has more strange costumes every year. Here are some of this year's choices. Search also on EBay: you'll see some in good taste, and some not.

Bigger Is, er, Better?

Go twirling around your Halloween party in an inflatable ballerina costume. This zany outfit includes a full-body inflatable outfit with a pink leotard, gold tutu, battery pack, and fan. It's funny for women, but even funnier for guys. Or check out more inflatable Halloween costumes on Amazon and elsewhere that can turn you into a sumo wrestler, superhero, hula girl, clown and more.

A Funny Costume Idea if You Can't Decide What to Wear

Can't decide on a costume? Then don't settle for just one! This adult Split Personality good guy/bad guy costume lets you go to the party as two personas: a normal, suit-wearing good guy, and a wild purple-zebra-stripe-wearing villain.

To add even more drama to the costume, you can add face makeup and a wild hairdo on the villain side.

Amazon also offers a cool superhero/journalist split personality costume, for those who don't want to be villains, even half-villains.

Have you ever dreamed of being a cover girl or guy?

Move aside, Kardashians. This Halloween YOU can be the subject of a cover story on National Enquirer.

Be the talk of the ball. But when the party's over, you can toss the magazine cover and shed any worries about being hounded by the paparazzi.

Cowboy and Trusty Friend

Not many homes, offices or stores allow pets, but if you come riding into the Halloween party on this inflated horse, you're sure to turn some heads and be welcomed with smiles.

Don't forget the cowboy hat (sold separately).

Jaws! This big blue shark might remind some party guests that the ocean isn't all about sipping margaritas on the beach. Great for seeking revenge on any of your friends who are planning a trip to Hawaii, Mexico, or the Caribbean while leaving you in the cold. Apparently there is an emergency hatch in this shark-shaped tunic that allows you to get a second arm out of the costume, but you have to hike up the hem of the costume to use the bathroom.

"It's a Generic Costume"


If you can't afford a "real" costume or don't want to create a "pun-ny" one at home, here's another option: get a generic bar-coded shirt like the one shown here from Zazzle.

At Zazzle, you'll find a variety of pre-made Halloween costume shirts that you can purchase online.

How to Come Up With Ideas for Pun-ny Costumes: Examples

What's Your Halloween Costume This Year?

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      LluviaDeArte 4 years ago

      Really funny costumes.Love the rude fingers. Thank you for writing it, just in time. I will be going generic this year.

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      chat2vishakha 4 years ago

      Very nice post.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Happy Halloween!

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      makemoneyonline5 5 years ago

      Cool lens and you found some beaut funny costumes!! Not normally a huge range online. Well done :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: theirs one in every blog

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      Vicki Green 5 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      I always prefer Halloween costumes that are funny over scary so these are right up my alley.

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      boutiqueshops 5 years ago

      LOL! I love your sense of humor! Great ideas here!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Life's tough

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      EdmondHoggeJr 5 years ago

      Great Lens on costumes for sure but Wow you are quite the Lens maker congratulations!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The Hey Amigo costume is not cool. It's a culture, not a joke!

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      Carolan Ross 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Once upon a time (when my sons were young) I was the costume queen - had a huge collection of costumes for both kids & adults. Hadn't done that in a few years and enjoyed this collection of funny costume ideas.

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      JerseyJames 5 years ago

      Great ideas

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      These costumes are hilarious.

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      HaHa! I loved these costumes, especially the one with the split personality.

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      Escapes2 5 years ago

      Great costume ideas! I like the "Shark ate my Costume".

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      Cheryl Paton 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Lots of good ones here. I like the Split Personality and some of the Pun-ny ones that you make at home. Fun lens.

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      Andrej977 LM 5 years ago

      The first one is the best!


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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Love the Split Personality costume in the intro! Great choices!

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 6 years ago from Texas

      Funny, Funny! Theses are good.

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      poutine 6 years ago

      Travelocity Roaming Gnome Costume is my fave in this lens.

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      ayejayjay 6 years ago

      I really like number 2, I want my boyfriend to do that..HAHAHAHAHAH....

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      greenlungsofpoland 6 years ago

      Lol don't think i'd be seen dead in any of these no pun intended greta lens still laughing

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for all the great Halloween ideas!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @LisaDH: lol if I could figure out how I would :)

      Trust me that one is original!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Here is my costume from last year. I was "Chicken Cordon Bleu" ( a food dish)

      Get a rubber chicken, put a cord around its neck and put the other loop loosely around yours, and put it on a blue shirt. VIOLA Chicken cord - on - blue!

      For added effect - place a plastic spoon and fork down its gullet and sticking out partially. Yes you may look weird with a rubber chicken choking on cutlery on your shirt but once people figure it out they will love it!

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      ErHawkns7100 6 years ago

      You've got some really funny Halloween costumes here.

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      Allanna 6 years ago

      I like this. It very funny.

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      JoyfulReviewer 6 years ago

      Nice costume lens ... thanks!

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      momsfunny 6 years ago

      Great costumes! I loved the split personality one to me it was the funniest. Think about trying to get it on.

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      JodiFromFlorida 6 years ago

      Great costume choices!

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      JodiFromFlorida 6 years ago

      Great costume choices!

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      HalloweenEnthus 6 years ago

      Very cool and funny costumes you have put into this lens.

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      toooooooooooooooo funny! Love the inflatable ballerina costume! Hysterical! :)

      Blessed by a Squidangel!

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      MyNashville360 6 years ago

      Funny and cool costumes

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      Fiona 6 years ago from South Africa

      I think I may have to give Babysitter a try - this lens made me LOL - blessed

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Funny costumes. Blessed by an angel.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      These are great!!! I am bookmarking this page!

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      PainMan1 6 years ago

      Great lens! Love the ballerina costume!

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      Diane Ellen 6 years ago

      I couldn't stop laughing! You have some really unique ideas here, thanks for sharing.

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      plrsource 6 years ago

      Great lens...

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Blessed and added to my new lens top-halloween-pages

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      These are pretty funny!

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      DuaneJ 6 years ago

      I enjoyed these funny costume ideas!

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      AmbrosiaPopsicle 7 years ago

      The fortune teller costume is epic, thanks for the great ideas!

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      spritequeen lm 7 years ago

      My daughter wants to be a Q-Tip: Blue outfit with white cotton batting on her head/feet! LOL Great lens!! These were fun!

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      pcgamehardware 7 years ago

      Great Halloween costume ideas... I like the "black eye pea" idea, I think I will try that this halloween and pester my friends all night.

      Great lens and thanks for sharing the cool halloween costume ideas...

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Really enjoyed my stay-great ideas-really funny costumes. I personally liked the Flamingo!

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      funcook 7 years ago

      These are hysterical! Great ideas - I'm adding you to my lensroll of Gross Halloween Recipes.

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      CliveAnderson LM 7 years ago

      Wow such cool designs. Fantastic lens really enjoyable, as well as being an eye opener. Thank you.

      Warm Regards,

      Clive Anderson

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      JJNW 7 years ago from USA

      Pretty cute & funny!

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      KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

      Very funny costume ideas ... Happy Halloween!

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      CeleryStalker LM 7 years ago

      Some of these would make me laugh for sure, might try one this year :) fyi your link in the inflatable costume area is broken

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      Fit_Over_40_Buzz 7 years ago

      I just found your lens. I like it a lot. Thanks for building it. Gave you a thumbs up.

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      ssuthep 7 years ago

      Great Halloween costume ideas. Love it.

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      Vicki Green 7 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      I love funny costumes. Thanks for the laughs! Not sure what I'll be wearing for Halloween this year.

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      bookdrawer 8 years ago

      Great ideas for funny Halloween costumes! I don't dress up but I enjoy watching everyone else be creative!