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Every Year These Friends Dress Up As A Different Version Of The Same Celeb, And The Result Gets Better And Better
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Every Year These Friends Dress Up As A Different Version Of The Same Celeb, And The Result Gets Better And Better

When a best friend joins the fun, anything you’re doing becomes twice as fun. But no duo can compare to a gang of seven besties. At least when it comes to Halloween group costumes. Meet Jamie Bell, Auburn Salcedo, and their friends.

Everything began eight years ago. “All seven of us were hired to work at a fashion blog offshoot of an advertising agency,” Jamie told Bored Panda. “Our boss was way too much to handle; eventually, it became an unbelievably toxic environment, so we all quit within two weeks of each other and have been best friends ever since!”

She also said that their first group Halloween costume idea wasn’t forced or anything. “We really didn’t overthink it that much; [it] just seemed like a natural thing for a girl gang to do.”

Choosing which of the popular celebrities to portray also happens very casually. “Reddit is very opinionated so that plays a role in the thought process, but we typically just have a quick convo the day after Halloween and one usually becomes the group favorite pretty easily!”

When the group settles on the actor, they start picking their characters. “We decide who’s dressing up as who through mud wrestling,” Jamie said. “But honestly, no. We have a pick order predetermined for the next 25 years.”

“We’re going to keep going with these funny Halloween costumes until we make it on The Ellen Show. It could take decades!”

“Lots of people are asking about the Genie Photoshop in 2015,” Auburn added. “Yes, it’s true that this is doctored. I was there for the photo but the original has me in full Genie make-up and quite honestly, it’s terrifying. Gave kids nightmares. In an attempt to save many people emotional trauma, I opted to have a pre-makeup photo of me added in. If you find the original you will either be frightened to your core or laugh hysterically. It seems to go both ways!”

Auburn also explained that in 2017 the besties were in 4 different cities and couldn’t make their funny costume photo happen. “We’ve vowed to never miss another year again!”

Scroll down to check out the best Halloween costumes from this gang, and for more Halloween inspiration, be sure to fire up these 50+ People Who Took Halloween Costumes To Another Level.

2018 Tom Hanks: Toy Story, Castaway, Apollo 13, Forrest Gump, Big, David S. Pumpkins (SNL), A League of Their Own

Image credits: Paige (Stark) Dall

2016 Bill Murrays: Garfield, Space Jam, Caddyshack, The Life Aquatic, Ghostbusters, Kingpin, What About Bob?

2015 Robin Williams: Mrs. Doubtfire, Mork, Jumanji, Popeye, Hook, Aladdin, The Birdcage

Full Disclosure: The Genie (OP/me…hi) is Photoshopped in (duh). I did full Genie makeup and it was horrific. I had nightmares from it and it was my own face. So yeah, I replaced it with a photo of Genie me pre-full face makeup. If you are looking for a Halloween scare, you can find the old photo… if you dare muahahaha!

2014 Will Ferrells: Elf, Blades of Glory, Zoolander, Anchorman, Night at the Roxbury, Semi-Pro, Talladega Nights

2013 Jim Carreys: Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Dumb & Dumber, The Cable Guy, The Mask, The Grinch, Ace Ventura, Batman Forever

2012 Johnny Depp: Fear and Loathing, Pirates of the Caribbean, Alice in Wonderland, Sweeney Todd, Cry Baby, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

And here’s a photo from a couple weeks ago so we can knock out all the questions about if we are really friends and what we look like out of costume

Their costumes have already earned them a lot of fans

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Night Owl
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4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They look like they had so much fun planning, dressing up and coming together. I hope the tradition continues.

ZombieGirl5591
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This was a fun post! I cracked up so bad at the Ace Ventura lady! lol omg

Dorothy Parker
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Really refreshing and creative. So tired of sex-object nurse, sex-object vampire, sex-object maid, etc. Dressed like men and still appealing and adorable.

Donna Reynolds
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a great idea! It would be fabulous if the celebrity they are doing that year surprised them with a visit.

Margaret Althea Elvenshadow
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In case anyone was wondering - this is what the original Genie makeup looked like! A quick search on her Facebook page yielded the original photo. 37373951_1...81b1bc.jpg 37373951_10213547213697580_5682707504631382016_n-5bcdea981b1bc.jpg

Amazon QT
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She looked awesome, don’t know why she’d have nightmares about that make-up.

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MonsterMash
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gorgeous ladies! Super creative and fun costumes, and they are so blessed to be in each other’s lives through out the years!

Mother Mary Helen
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These ladies are super cool and fun

Kelly
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A praise for the fantasy!

MysticalMan
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Friends and good hearted fun. Long may it be.

James Grey
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful. Great friendships are rare and priceless.

Phoenix
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So fun! Though, it says they live in different cities, but they clearly get together every Halloween. Curious how far apart everyone lives. Would LOVE to do with with my friends, but we're scattered ALL across the US!

Carmen Elena
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

great job! The best costume I can wear is my face painted as a ghost :/

Amazon QT
Community Member
4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great ideas for costumes tonight. Some look like the real thing!! Amazing.

Miikka Ukkonen
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I sure would be happy to have such friends.

Lu
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bill Murray ftw!!

We Were On A Break!
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nailed it in all costumes of all years (with the exception of cable guy), great job! Also the idea in itself as amazing

Maya Classon
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a great idea! People will understand who you are and you almost never run out of costume ideas!

Patrick McKemie
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wanna party with those guys! Great work!

Patricia Ross
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You had me at David S. Pumpkins

Laura Murzynski
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm not sure which I love more - the friendship, or the awesome creativity of the costumes! I think, tho, that the continuing friendship is the most amazing part of this post. Rock on!

Reggie Kraken
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All good apart from the Cable Guy one, surely a last minute job :D

Si
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When women dress in men’s clothes it’s usually done in a respectful way. When men dress in women’s clothes it’s usually done in a disrespectful way.

Michelle Dodson
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely brilliant! Very clever costuming ~

Caroline Driver
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's a neat idea, and it must help them to come up with ideas for costumes, I'd get paralysed with trying to decide what to dress up as

Dan Weiler
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Johnny Depp group failed to include Ed Wood. ☺

Amazon QT
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4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes Ed Wood would’ve been cool, but them all being ladies and Ed liked dressing in drag, not sure many would’ve gotten that character.

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Amazon QT
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think in her original post on facebook she stated that they just couldn’t get everyone together for that year.

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Alethia Nyx
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this, it is a brilliant idea!! But I have 2 points: A) what about 2017? and B) it'd be cool to see them do an actress, because there are some pretty iconic adaptable actresses out there too.

Amazon QT
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They didn’t do it that year...but I think in her original post on facebook she stated that they just couldn’t get everyone together for that year.

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Jessica Langmeyer
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

IMHO, they need to focus on female actors. It just doesn't look as convincing with some of the anatomical differences.

Miss Cris
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like to see the female version of all these characters

Sasy
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like that they do males only, because it is dressing in costume, if they picked an actress, for most things it would be just a girl in clothes. Off the top of my head I can,t think of any actress that vould be 7 costume looks, unless 7 Chers and you would end up running into at least two others, chance of running into another girl dressed as any that they did is rare, maybe not now with this hitting BP. Great job Ladies!

Daria B
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They could do Anne Hathaway, Elena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Natalie Portman, Marylin Monroe, Audrey Hepburn... Anyone who had a role as a super hero, in a Tim Burton film, or any actress with a long career in iconic roles.

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LGI
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4 years ago

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Original idea that is well executed. Why only male actors - is it because they are the only ones with enough roles to pull this off? If so I hope that it is not to long before some suitable female actors are able to meet this requirement

Amazon QT
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some women like to dress different for Halloween, at least there isn’t any “sexy version” of a regular costume like a lot of girls like to do.

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Ryo Bakura
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4 years ago

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Polygamy suddenly makes sense.

Vonskippy
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4 years ago

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Done by a group of straight male friends - NEVER.

Night Owl
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4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They look like they had so much fun planning, dressing up and coming together. I hope the tradition continues.

ZombieGirl5591
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This was a fun post! I cracked up so bad at the Ace Ventura lady! lol omg

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Really refreshing and creative. So tired of sex-object nurse, sex-object vampire, sex-object maid, etc. Dressed like men and still appealing and adorable.

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a great idea! It would be fabulous if the celebrity they are doing that year surprised them with a visit.

Margaret Althea Elvenshadow
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In case anyone was wondering - this is what the original Genie makeup looked like! A quick search on her Facebook page yielded the original photo. 37373951_1...81b1bc.jpg 37373951_10213547213697580_5682707504631382016_n-5bcdea981b1bc.jpg

Amazon QT
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She looked awesome, don’t know why she’d have nightmares about that make-up.

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MonsterMash
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gorgeous ladies! Super creative and fun costumes, and they are so blessed to be in each other’s lives through out the years!

Mother Mary Helen
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These ladies are super cool and fun

Kelly
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A praise for the fantasy!

MysticalMan
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Friends and good hearted fun. Long may it be.

James Grey
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful. Great friendships are rare and priceless.

Phoenix
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So fun! Though, it says they live in different cities, but they clearly get together every Halloween. Curious how far apart everyone lives. Would LOVE to do with with my friends, but we're scattered ALL across the US!

Carmen Elena
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

great job! The best costume I can wear is my face painted as a ghost :/

Amazon QT
Community Member
4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great ideas for costumes tonight. Some look like the real thing!! Amazing.

Miikka Ukkonen
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I sure would be happy to have such friends.

Lu
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bill Murray ftw!!

We Were On A Break!
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nailed it in all costumes of all years (with the exception of cable guy), great job! Also the idea in itself as amazing

Maya Classon
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a great idea! People will understand who you are and you almost never run out of costume ideas!

Patrick McKemie
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wanna party with those guys! Great work!

Patricia Ross
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You had me at David S. Pumpkins

Laura Murzynski
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm not sure which I love more - the friendship, or the awesome creativity of the costumes! I think, tho, that the continuing friendship is the most amazing part of this post. Rock on!

Reggie Kraken
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All good apart from the Cable Guy one, surely a last minute job :D

Si
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When women dress in men’s clothes it’s usually done in a respectful way. When men dress in women’s clothes it’s usually done in a disrespectful way.

Michelle Dodson
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely brilliant! Very clever costuming ~

Caroline Driver
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's a neat idea, and it must help them to come up with ideas for costumes, I'd get paralysed with trying to decide what to dress up as

Dan Weiler
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Johnny Depp group failed to include Ed Wood. ☺

Amazon QT
Community Member
4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes Ed Wood would’ve been cool, but them all being ladies and Ed liked dressing in drag, not sure many would’ve gotten that character.

Load More Replies...
Amazon QT
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think in her original post on facebook she stated that they just couldn’t get everyone together for that year.

Load More Replies...
Alethia Nyx
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this, it is a brilliant idea!! But I have 2 points: A) what about 2017? and B) it'd be cool to see them do an actress, because there are some pretty iconic adaptable actresses out there too.

Amazon QT
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They didn’t do it that year...but I think in her original post on facebook she stated that they just couldn’t get everyone together for that year.

Load More Replies...
Jessica Langmeyer
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

IMHO, they need to focus on female actors. It just doesn't look as convincing with some of the anatomical differences.

Miss Cris
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like to see the female version of all these characters

Sasy
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like that they do males only, because it is dressing in costume, if they picked an actress, for most things it would be just a girl in clothes. Off the top of my head I can,t think of any actress that vould be 7 costume looks, unless 7 Chers and you would end up running into at least two others, chance of running into another girl dressed as any that they did is rare, maybe not now with this hitting BP. Great job Ladies!

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They could do Anne Hathaway, Elena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Natalie Portman, Marylin Monroe, Audrey Hepburn... Anyone who had a role as a super hero, in a Tim Burton film, or any actress with a long career in iconic roles.

Load More Replies...
LGI
Community Member
4 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Original idea that is well executed. Why only male actors - is it because they are the only ones with enough roles to pull this off? If so I hope that it is not to long before some suitable female actors are able to meet this requirement

Amazon QT
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some women like to dress different for Halloween, at least there isn’t any “sexy version” of a regular costume like a lot of girls like to do.

Load More Replies...
Ryo Bakura
Community Member
4 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Polygamy suddenly makes sense.

Vonskippy
Community Member
4 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Done by a group of straight male friends - NEVER.

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