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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

A gang of seven besties are getting together every year to own Halloween, and they did it again. For 2019, Paige, Aida, Jamie, Lindsay, Lauren, Auburn, and Heather have become Ben Stillers, continuing the tradition of dressing up as famous actors’ iconic characters. They said they’re going to keep doing this at least until they make it on The Ellen Show. And they don’t care if this might take decades.

2019 Ben Stiller: Starsky & Hutch, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Zoolander, Tropic Thunder, The Royal Tenenbaums, Heavyweights, Happy Gilmore

Image credits: Paige Dall

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!”

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

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.”

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

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!”

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

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.”

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

“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!”

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

While trying to get on The Ellen Show, the gang has made headlines in numerous online publishers. “In past years, once the post goes viral, we have 2-3 messages an hour asking us for interviews or more information on our friendship. We’ve had the Today Show, Insider, Buzzfeed, Vanity Fair and tons of other media outlets we were so thrilled to be featured on! Bored Panda too!”

Their costumes have already earned them a lot of fans

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Ellen
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2 years ago

Forget the amazing costumes but who has that many friends as an adult?!

Night Owl
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2 years ago (edited)

... that also all live geographicaly close together or are willing to travel all at the same time to the same place every year

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tuzdayschild
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2 years ago

This is all kinds of awesome.

C
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2 years ago

A few female celebrities would also be cool.

Full Name
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2 years ago

Yeah I noticed that too.

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Ellen
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2 years ago

Forget the amazing costumes but who has that many friends as an adult?!

Night Owl
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2 years ago (edited)

... that also all live geographicaly close together or are willing to travel all at the same time to the same place every year

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tuzdayschild
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2 years ago

This is all kinds of awesome.

C
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2 years ago

A few female celebrities would also be cool.

Full Name
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2 years ago

Yeah I noticed that too.

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