Human beings don’t always build things to last. Sometimes, they make such obvious mistakes that casual observers can’t believe they didn’t notice their design idea flaws from the get-go. Alas, we’re all flawed (much like some designs!) and most of us have a blind spot when it comes to the things we’re involved in.

Nonetheless, bad designs are a lot of fun to look at and laugh at. And there’s no place who does it better than the ‘Crappy Design’ subreddit! We collected some of the best, newest, crappy design fails from the Reddit community, so scroll down and enjoy. Remember to upvote your fave product designs gone wrong, and drop us a comment telling us why you loved hating them.

We at Bored Panda love creative designs, but we also adore really bad ideas, too. When you’re done looking through our awesome list, check out our posts about epic design fails, the very worst kitchen designs, epically bad bar and restaurant designs, and structural nightmares. We’re sure you’ll love these funny fails.

#1

If Only They Realized

If Only They Realized

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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1 year ago

What kind of place were you shopping at to buy penis pasta.

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#2

My Sister’s School Health Clinic May Need Some Emoji-Education

My Sister’s School Health Clinic May Need Some Emoji-Education

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

They blew it big time

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#3

Sounds Like An Invite To Your Own Murder

Sounds Like An Invite To Your Own Murder

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1 year ago

Dun dun duuuun

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There are plenty of examples of bad design out there, but we can find some excellent designs here and there. And good design involves uniting the concept you have with the physical end-result of the product.

For instance, Ikea talks about how its design is “democratic” in that the company believes “good home furnishing is for everyone.”

#4

Honestly, If I Am Booking For Boston, That’s Kind Of Where I Would Like To End Up.

Honestly, If I Am Booking For Boston, That’s Kind Of Where I Would Like To End Up.

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knittin' kitten
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1 year ago

Mystery vacation for the adventurous travelers only

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#5

Anti-Plastic Book Wrapped In Said Plastic

Anti-Plastic Book Wrapped In Said Plastic

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Lipp
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1 year ago

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this could be the bio-degradable kind of 'plastic' that you see sometimes, probably says so on the back.

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#6

Cousins...

Cousins...

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1 year ago

Legal in Germany....

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Meanwhile, Apple values quality craftsmanship through and through. Company founder Steve Jobs said that “for you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”

#7

Trying To Figure Out What This Sign Means For The Past 5 Years

Trying To Figure Out What This Sign Means For The Past 5 Years

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

it's a silent protest against anything or everything- very exsistential

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#8

At The Local Gym

At The Local Gym

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Orillion
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1 year ago

Would it have killed them to paint some pants on him?

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#9

That's How I Broke My Leg

That's How I Broke My Leg

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

Looks like You won't be the last

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You’ve heard that “function over form” is an important aspect of design, but have you ever considered that they can be (and should) united into one seamless whole?

Postmodernist Frank Lloyd Wright, who dedicated his life to crafting organic designs, coined the phrase “form and function are one.” According to him, form and function ought to be in “a spiritual union” instead of vying for dominance over one another.  

#10

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Pinnacle Of Human Stupidity

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Pinnacle Of Human Stupidity

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

Not enough protection! Needs more packaging!

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#11

This Ad For Teeth Whitening

This Ad For Teeth Whitening

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Shelli Aderman
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1 year ago

Baby shark, do do do do...

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#12

My Friend’s Apartment Has A 1/2 Bathroom On The Ground Floor. This Is The View From The Street.

My Friend’s Apartment Has A 1/2 Bathroom On The Ground Floor. This Is The View From The Street.

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Naomi Wayker
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1 year ago

oof privacy

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In a previous interview with Bored Panda, the moderators of the ‘Crappy Design’ subreddit said that the community changed over the years.

“The original motivation for the subreddit was to point out crappy designs. Nowadays, most subscribers probably come here for entertainment. However, it is common to have meaningful discussion here on why or why not something is crappy design,” they said.

#13

I Hope The Electrician Knows The Sprinklers Schedule

I Hope The Electrician Knows The Sprinklers Schedule

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1 year ago

My God heading for a Darwin Award there

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#14

Ladies And Gentlemen Take A Look At This Gem

Ladies And Gentlemen Take A Look At This Gem

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Rowlie
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1 year ago (edited)

Poor pony, it must be very sick

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#15

Our Company Now Has 900 Of These Pens

Our Company Now Has 900 Of These Pens

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 year ago

Aaaaaaaaand I want a refund

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#16

This Backroad Near My House

This Backroad Near My House

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1 year ago

How is this not illegal?! Yes, let's paint a bit of it yellow, that'll do. Not close the road around it or anything....

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#17

Straight Pride Flag Looks Totally Gay

Straight Pride Flag Looks Totally Gay

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1 year ago

these two must be fun at parties....

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#18

To Stir Or Not To Stir. That Is The Question

To Stir Or Not To Stir. That Is The Question

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Orillion
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1 year ago

Shake it. Don't stir.

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#19

This Plaque Near My House

This Plaque Near My House

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Shelli Aderman
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1 year ago

OY!

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#20

Those Are Some Interesting Arms You Got There...

Those Are Some Interesting Arms You Got There...

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

it's called flexibility

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#21

The Implication That This Tooth Has Something Down There

The Implication That This Tooth Has Something Down There

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1 year ago

It’s hiding it’s cavity.

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#22

He's Calling Her To Ask Her For Her Number?

He's Calling Her To Ask Her For Her Number?

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

I hope she at least gave him the wrong one. Ps a "diez" button?

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#23

Finally A Realistic Mannequin In Women's Lingerie Store

Finally A Realistic Mannequin In Women's Lingerie Store

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Andy Warholla Jr.
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1 year ago

Oh...oh no...

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#24

Imagine Being Drunk

Imagine Being Drunk

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 year ago

Oh I always imagine being drunk

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#25

The Us Space Force Has Olive-Green Camouflage Uniforms ... For Outer Space.

The Us Space Force Has Olive-Green Camouflage Uniforms ... For Outer Space.

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Iulia Rus
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1 year ago

Apparently the justification is that it won't cost extra this way since they already have the uniforms. So it's not necessarily bad design.

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#26

Waiting To Engage In A Dining Experience At My Favorite Taco Establishment

Waiting To Engage In A Dining Experience At My Favorite Taco Establishment

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Alan Green
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1 year ago

Encourages good posture

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#27

So Xxxl Is Just A Stretched Xxl?

So Xxxl Is Just A Stretched Xxl?

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 year ago

Hahaha took me a second to see this one...

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#28

These Two Pens At My Office... Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

These Two Pens At My Office... Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

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Daritania Tejin
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1 year ago

If you ever use Permanent marker on a whiteboard, just go over it in the whiteboard marker. It will come off when you wipe then.

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#29

[oc] This Won The Design Competition

[oc] This Won The Design Competition

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

When I die- it will be safely

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#30

This Elevator

This Elevator

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Shelli Aderman
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1 year ago

Maybe they need to go to school? 🤣

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#31

The Single Worst Clock I Have Ever Seen. I Actually Said Aloud "Whyyyy"

The Single Worst Clock I Have Ever Seen. I Actually Said Aloud "Whyyyy"

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1 year ago

Good God this angers me! If it's in an art exhibition, fine. If it's at a doctors surgery or hospital as it appears to be, NOT HELPFUL!!!

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#32

These Stairs In My In-Laws Summerhouse. We Have Parties Here So Going Down These Stairs Drunk Is A Challange

These Stairs In My In-Laws Summerhouse. We Have Parties Here So Going Down These Stairs Drunk Is A Challange

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1 year ago

aren' t these called japanese stairs?

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#33

Let's Use Red To Indicate The Coldest Temperatures And Blue To Indicate The Warmest

Let's Use Red To Indicate The Coldest Temperatures And Blue To Indicate The Warmest

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

they really flipped the script

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#34

This Pennywise Halloween Costume

This Pennywise Halloween Costume

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

It is scary - what do you want :-)

Daria B
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1 year ago

Scarier than the original, in fact.

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Ray Ceeya (RayCeeYa)
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1 year ago

WOW that's actually scarier than the movie version. I guarantee that if you showed up at a Halloween party and didn't say a word and didn't tell anyone who you were, you would freak everyone out. Ohh better idea. Stretch this thing over a manikin and stand it in the corner. That's real nightmare fuel.

Matthew Jameson
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1 year ago

Pennydumb

knittin' kitten
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1 year ago

I'd take the original or new vs this guy

Elizabeth Miller
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1 year ago

Its actually scarier than the original

tuzdayschild
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1 year ago

This would scare the crap out of Pennywise

Chris DiFonso
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1 year ago

Pennywise the red nosed clown..er, clowndeer

Sea Urchin
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1 year ago

scarier than the real one

Luna Lovegood
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1 year ago

This is scarier than the original

Lisa loves cats
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1 year ago

I think this is scarier then the original...

Artist Known As Lisa
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1 year ago

Hello! I'm Lisa, and I love cats too.

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Val Izhakevich
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1 year ago

Rudolf having thoroughly enjoyed recreational cannabis?

Leslie Burleson
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1 year ago

That is fucking terrifying ! Way more frightening than the actual clown

Stranger things have happened
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1 year ago

It's even creepier

Elizabeth Miller
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1 year ago

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electricskuller
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1 year ago

i need to die

soy bean
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1 year ago

Where can I buy this ?_?

earringnut
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1 year ago

That's the Heat Miser thank you very much.

Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg! Hahaha

PsychoTRX
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3 weeks ago

thatll scare the sh!t out of me.

izuku midoriya.
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1 month ago

lol

Luca Fenton
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1 month ago

that is worst that pennywise himself

Shinomi Chan
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4 months ago

I mean this IS scary, just not in the inteded way...

Ila Chakravarthy
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11 months ago

ME: Mom, can we have "It"? MOM: We have "It" at home. "It" at home:

Jaeson Nam
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11 months ago

i mean atleast its still scary

Allen Vaskin
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11 months ago

scarier then the OG

Amiella Berendt
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1 year ago

I started cracking up and, amidst my laughter, I said, "Stuff of nightmares."

Jo Choto
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1 year ago

More terrifying than the real thing.

Turtleturleturtle
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1 year ago

Like the Greendale Human Being on Community

Debra
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1 year ago

Ohhhh Myyyyyy! (gulp)

Punyasloka Sahoo 17198
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1 year ago

I can't stop laughing

Rred2
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1 year ago

This is a Thing of Nightmares “Creepy”

SciFi Vortex
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1 year ago

Is that a kid with a beer gut?

Jaybird3939
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1 year ago

The bellybutton hits the spot!

Stacey Weaver
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1 year ago

I would set that thing on fire if I found it at my door.

Patricia Brown
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1 year ago

Yeargh!

Heather Reynolds Atwood
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1 year ago

That's scarier than the real thing!

Artist Known As Lisa
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1 year ago

So horribly wrong

Johanne Trudeau
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1 year ago

Holy crap!!!!

Leslie Burleson
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1 year ago

This looks like what an It costume would look like if I drew it .

BusLady
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1 year ago

That's scarier than the real thing. BTW, kid: where's your red balloon?

Julie Evans
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1 year ago

Lmao!

PjandBolt
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1 year ago

I don't see a difference.

Tor Rolf Strøm
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1 year ago

well, they got january embers right!

Toujin C'Thlu
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1 year ago

Looks like a really bad version of Sweet Tooth from the 'Twisted Metal' series

deanna woods
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1 year ago

This is what nightmares begin with.

XxInstantKarmaxX
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1 year ago

oh its worse

Suzieq
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1 year ago

And so flattering!

mummy pig
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1 year ago

Please don't kill me

Daniel Mason
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1 year ago

Reminds me of Syndrome from Incredibles

Marvaree Bailey
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1 year ago

Tbh this is scarier than the original, lmfao

Luna XD
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1 year ago

One of my classamates wore one of these for halloween...XD. Maybe its him, who knows

John Bell
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1 year ago

Is the kid pregnant

Ninja Kitty
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1 year ago

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH so funny that i laughed and my mom was like, what are you laughing at and i showed her and she was like, "kids these days, always looking at memes.". BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

Andrea Malone
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1 year ago

I want this soooo baaaad

NanZ
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1 year ago

It looks like a dog head

EeveeCatStudios YT
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1 year ago

Youll float 2!

Deku
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1 year ago

That’s scarier than the original

Lola
Community Member
1 year ago

I will never be able to unsee that.

Ed Souza
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1 year ago

From Wish.com

Salma Hernández
Community Member
1 year ago

Its more scary than actual Pennywise.

El Dee
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh, this is horrifying - brilliiant!

Martin Řezáč
Community Member
1 year ago

Marilyn Manson costume

Iggy
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1 year ago

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!

ANDREA SERRANO MORALES
Community Member
1 year ago

really accurate

Kikka io
Community Member
1 year ago

fear is afraid.

Diana Murtaugh
Community Member
1 year ago

THAT is scarier than Pennywise!

jevais
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1 year ago

Hate Halloween !

rhyan lumilay
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1 year ago

Not sure where will I be scared. The hair, the face, the design, the child bouncy belly, the low striped pants, the heap of clothes or the yellow toy car.

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#35

If Only Louisiana Were Shaped Like A Letter In The Word Love, This Would Have Worked Much Better

If Only Louisiana Were Shaped Like A Letter In The Word Love, This Would Have Worked Much Better

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Delgada
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1 year ago

but if the used the shape as an "L' letter and made "O" normally, this would actually work...

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#36

Someone Was Wearing These At The Mall And I Had To Double Take

Someone Was Wearing These At The Mall And I Had To Double Take

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

You will just never know for sure

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#37

This Tablecloth That Looks Like A Hair Carpet

This Tablecloth That Looks Like A Hair Carpet

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

when You are trying to ruin someone's appetite, recommended for people on a diet

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#38

It’s Supposed To Say Shoemaker

It’s Supposed To Say Shoemaker

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1 year ago

Dammit, feeling disappointed now.

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#39

This New Wall Art In My Office

This New Wall Art In My Office

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

I am trying to figure it out so it makes sense but it is everything no im

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#40

Washing Machine

Washing Machine

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1 year ago

Holy Crap I've seen some things but this is insane to a whole new level. So when it breaks and needs replacing you what, knock a wall down? Cool.

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