Cosplaying is easy, but cosplaying well? That's something else. Sure you can go online and buy yourself a costume (just no more Harley Quinn, please, we beg you), but the real show-stealers are the ones who make their own. And as you can see from this list compiled by Bored Panda, some people's ideas are seriously damn clever! Don't forget to vote for your favorite, and let us know what you think in the comments! (h/t: collegehumor)

#1 My Friend Went As A Man Trying To Walk Through A Hurricane For Halloween (No Wind Involved)

My Friend Went As A Man Trying To Walk Through A Hurricane For Halloween (No Wind Involved)

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Bunnies are better!! 2 years ago

I'm blown away by this!

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#2 Toy Soldier Costume

Toy Soldier Costume

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

This one is amazing

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#3 Just A Few Friends Dressed Up As A Roller Coaster

Just A Few Friends Dressed Up As A Roller Coaster

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tara hasani 2 years ago

i want to be their friend :))))

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#4 Peter Pan And His Shadow Cosplay

Peter Pan And His Shadow Cosplay

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

Aww this would make a cute couples idea. Hate to use the bathroom after the person on the right though.

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#5 Grayscale For Halloween

Grayscale For Halloween

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JEFF THE KILLER 2 years ago

1) How?!?! 2) Kewl.. XD

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#6 Here's A Pic Of Me From Senior Year When I Had Cancer. Naturally I Shaved My Head And Dressed Up As Professor Quirrel

Here's A Pic Of Me From Senior Year When I Had Cancer. Naturally I Shaved My Head And Dressed Up As Professor Quirrel

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

Finally, a Harry Potter one.

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#7 Disabled Guy Owns Mad Max Cosplay

Disabled Guy Owns Mad Max Cosplay

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Olivia W 2 years ago

Wow that looks like it took ages

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#8 Meet My Sister's Coworker, Jon Snow White!

Meet My Sister's Coworker, Jon Snow White!

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Cathy Shift 2 years ago

this one is old but it still makes me smile

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#9 Weatherman's Amazing Halloween Costume

Weatherman's Amazing Halloween Costume

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

I remember when they used to just stick those fun pictures of clouds, sunshine, rain, lighting on a magnetized board.

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#10 Vincent Vega Cosplay

Vincent Vega Cosplay

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

It's a gif, inside a gif...gifception!

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#11 Every Halloween This One-Legged Guy Makes An Epic Halloween Costume, He Just Revealed A New One

Every Halloween This One-Legged Guy Makes An Epic Halloween Costume, He Just Revealed A New One

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Caroline Cassano 2 years ago

Can you imagine how much strength would be needed for the flamingo!!

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#12 Filter > Pixelate > Mosaic

Filter > Pixelate > Mosaic

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Kristin Freudenthal 2 years ago

Oh my! Wow!

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#13 Little Red Riding Hood With Grandma

Little Red Riding Hood With Grandma

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Dhanya Munro 2 years ago

This is so cute.

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#14 Lactose Intolerance

Lactose Intolerance

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Cathy Shift 2 years ago

how does this not have more up votes?

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#15 Che Guevara T-Shirt Cosplay

Che Guevara T-Shirt Cosplay

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Michel M. Prins 2 years ago

Very nicely done

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#16 Pun Costumes Are Always Best: French Kiss

Pun Costumes Are Always Best: French Kiss

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GoodWolf 2 years ago

LOL the baguette

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#17 For Girls Dressed As Sexy Cats

For Girls Dressed As Sexy Cats

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2 years ago

I LOVE THIS!

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#18 Ginger Bread Man

Ginger Bread Man

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

HAHAHA!

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#19 Girl Turns Birth Defect Into Zombie Cosplay

Girl Turns Birth Defect Into Zombie Cosplay

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Jason Hook 2 years ago

She has an amazing sense of humor

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#20 Intellectual Property Guy

Intellectual Property Guy

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Rainbo 2 years ago

Hahahaha

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#21 I Dressed As Amazon Prime And Won My Office Halloween Costume Contest!

I Dressed As Amazon Prime And Won My Office Halloween Costume Contest!

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giulia earheart 2 years ago

Amazing!

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#22 My Friend Went As The Internet Explorer For Halloween

My Friend Went As The Internet Explorer For Halloween

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Bunnies are better!! 2 years ago

He should be asleep or something

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#23 Ice Ice Baby

Ice Ice Baby

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Michel M. Prins 2 years ago

Vanilla Ice would be proud

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#24 50 Shades Of Grey

50 Shades Of Grey

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Jason Hook 2 years ago

My personal favorite is charcoal grey, with shadow silver a close second

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#25 Arthur's Fist Meme Cosplay

Arthur's Fist Meme Cosplay

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AcousticGString 2 years ago

lol this is great!

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#26 Iron Man Cosplay

Iron Man Cosplay

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John L Kelly 2 years ago

A Man of Steel always trumps one of Iron, right?

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#27 Error 404

Error 404

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Sheryl 2 years ago

That's quite creative :D

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#28 Wonder Woman Cosplay

Wonder Woman Cosplay

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John L Kelly 2 years ago

Fill that with helium, and away we go!

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#29 Indiana Jones Cosplay

Indiana Jones Cosplay

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Cathy Shift 2 years ago

"my best friend, my life partner, my rock..."

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#30 He Said He Was Going To Do A Ghostbusters Cosplay... Didn't Expect This

He Said He Was Going To Do A Ghostbusters Cosplay... Didn't Expect This

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Chase Howard 2 years ago

Complete with crocs

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#31 Someone I Know Made This Halloween Costume

Someone I Know Made This Halloween Costume

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Rainbo 2 years ago

Took me a minute. But that's really good. Clever costume!

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#32 Dear Cvs, Thank You For Giving Me A 3 Foot Long Receipt When I Bought Some Tictacs

Dear Cvs, Thank You For Giving Me A 3 Foot Long Receipt When I Bought Some Tictacs

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John L Kelly 2 years ago

If you think that's bad, go buy groceries from Kroger. He he.

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#33 School Photo

School Photo

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Chase Howard 2 years ago

Awkward face... so accurate!

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#34 One Night Stand Cosplay

One Night Stand Cosplay

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

Not my Worst Wednesday night, I can tell you that!

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#35 Perfect Tyrion Lannister Cosplay

Perfect Tyrion Lannister Cosplay

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Jazlyn J. 2 years ago

the other set of feet poking out the bottom XD!!!!

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#36 Oh Deer And Holy Cow Costumes

Oh Deer And Holy Cow Costumes

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Michel M. Prins 2 years ago

Never seen these lines in costume forms. Well done

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#37 Just Some Potheads

Just Some Potheads

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2 years ago

Those are some classy potheads haha

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#38 Funny Spiderman Cosplay

Funny Spiderman Cosplay

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Chase Howard 2 years ago

Ooh! Right... right in the feels

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#39 Gravity Costume

Gravity Costume

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2 years ago

How do people come up with this stuff?? Lol

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#40 Spice Girls

Spice Girls

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Arabella ✞ 2 years ago

No they are dressed as hot sauce not spices.

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#41 We Went 'Full-On Ferrell' This Halloween

We Went 'Full-On Ferrell' This Halloween

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Amanda Weaver 2 years ago

This is amazing

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#42 Weather Reporter Caught In A Hurricane. No Real Wind Involved

Weather Reporter Caught In A Hurricane. No Real Wind Involved

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John L Kelly 2 years ago

I'm doing my best not to get blown away by this shot.

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#43 Awesome Halloween Costume

Awesome Halloween Costume

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Chase Howard 2 years ago

Jeez, don't walk across the road alone!

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#44 The Black Eyed Peas

The Black Eyed Peas

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Nash Nopper 2 years ago

I love this!

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#45 Cereal Killer

Cereal Killer

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Bunnies are better!! 2 years ago

Totally shows my perception of serial killer when i was younger

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#46 Lazy Halloween

Lazy Halloween

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Kat Blak 2 years ago

that Ron tho

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#47 The Avatar Destroyed My Cabbage Cart. Please Help

The Avatar Destroyed My Cabbage Cart. Please Help

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Smoofy 2 years ago

MY CABBAGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#48 Social Butterflies

Social Butterflies

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DINA SOTO-VARGAS 2 years ago

wow now thats cool

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#49 Three Great Sims Cosplays

Three Great Sims Cosplays

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Rachael Pye 2 years ago

They need to leave.their plate on the floor after eating....throw a hissy fit and wet themselves if the loo is occupied

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#50 Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts

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Timothy Kemp 2 years ago

RIP Bullfrog

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#51 My Friend's Controversial Halloween Costume

My Friend's Controversial Halloween Costume

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Lynnie Hendricks 2 years ago

Remember the whole is it blue or gold thing a few years ago? Yeah, let's not revive that one.

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#52 Formal Apology

Formal Apology

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Elisn Klein 2 years ago

NOOOO. (yes I love this so much)

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#53 Florence And The Machine

Florence And The Machine

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Vando Rock 2 years ago

that dude looks like Alex Turner from Artic Monkeys!!

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#54 Khaleesi

Khaleesi

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Totally Magical Unicorn 2 years ago

Cleverly positioned dragon to hide his bulge.

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#55 Han Solo Cup

Han Solo Cup

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Chase Howard 2 years ago

I don't get it....

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#56 Ceiling Fan

Ceiling Fan

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Eby FAshn 2 years ago

😂

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#57 The Best Pokemon Cosplay Ever

The Best Pokemon Cosplay Ever

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Eglė Liubinaitė 2 years ago

I remember this. When I walked in Mt.Coronet for the first time. Or the victory road... Or Mt.Moon.

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#58 Tumblr Cosplay

Tumblr Cosplay

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Grell C.T. 2 years ago

well this was our lil tumblr (and in her lil blue purse she had small paperhearts to give it to everyone) XD normal_IMG...471d35.jpg normal_IMGP9628-1-58b9118471d35.jpg

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#59 Someone You Can Count On

Someone You Can Count On

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Pi... 2 years ago

I thought she was cosplaying a fridge for a toddler...

#60 Identity Thief

Identity Thief

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Sharon Hahn 2 years ago

Clever

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#61 Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts

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Chris Causey 2 years ago

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Way dumb

#62 When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives You Lemons

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Silent Skeleton 2 years ago

I hope he chucked lemons at people (or at least lemon flavored candy)

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#63 Sugar Mama

Sugar Mama

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Bobbie Bee 2 years ago

Cute as hell.

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#64 Bag Of ‘Eminems’

Bag Of ‘Eminems’

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Your Friendly Neighbourhood Panda 2 years ago

This looks like a suffocation hazard :o

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#65 Netflix And Chill

Netflix And Chill

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DINA SOTO-VARGAS 2 years ago

so cute awww

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#66 Pot Head

Pot Head

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2 years ago

He looks like a guy that's fun to be around!

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#67 Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

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Katie O'Brien 2 years ago

All I could think of was 'Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal'.

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#68 It's An Inside Joke

It's An Inside Joke

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Elisn Klein 2 years ago

That is so terrible.... I LOVE IT

#69 CAT Scan

CAT Scan

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Katy de Haviland 2 years ago

She's wearing a barcode t shirt though..scan..

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#70 Jack In The Box

Jack In The Box

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bern Habubbi 2 years ago

This sort of needs a box..

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