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)

Tunnelsnake Report

#2

Toy Soldier Costume

Toy Soldier Costume

DrAwesome575 Report

#3

Just A Few Friends Dressed Up As A Roller Coaster

Just A Few Friends Dressed Up As A Roller Coaster

chuz0 Report

#4

Peter Pan And His Shadow Cosplay

Peter Pan And His Shadow Cosplay

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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

imadeyouanaccount8 Report

#7

Disabled Guy Owns Mad Max Cosplay

Disabled Guy Owns Mad Max Cosplay

bitjpl0x Report

#8

Meet My Sister's Coworker, Jon Snow White!

Meet My Sister's Coworker, Jon Snow White!

imgur Report

Cathy Shift
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

PassTheSyrup Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

NlGHTW0LF Report

#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

Josh Sundquist Report

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

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

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#13

Little Red Riding Hood With Grandma

Little Red Riding Hood With Grandma

kaz00m Report

#14

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose Intolerance

TombRaider9 Report

#15

Che Guevara T-Shirt Cosplay

Che Guevara T-Shirt Cosplay

plutonium-239 Report

#16

Pun Costumes Are Always Best: French Kiss

Pun Costumes Are Always Best: French Kiss

GoingAllTheJay Report

#17

For Girls Dressed As Sexy Cats

For Girls Dressed As Sexy Cats

warnockers Report

#19

Girl Turns Birth Defect Into Zombie Cosplay

Girl Turns Birth Defect Into Zombie Cosplay

CryoClone Report

#20

Intellectual Property Guy

Intellectual Property Guy

neomort Report

#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!

caronarnold Report

#22

My Friend Went As The Internet Explorer For Halloween

My Friend Went As The Internet Explorer For Halloween

Kona_Dlite Report

#24

50 Shades Of Grey

50 Shades Of Grey

måndag Report

Jason Hook
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#26

Iron Man Cosplay

Iron Man Cosplay

rossmiers87 Report

#28

Wonder Woman Cosplay

Wonder Woman Cosplay

Smarty Pants Report

#29

Indiana Jones Cosplay

Indiana Jones Cosplay

Humans Of NY Report

Cathy Shift
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"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

9999monkeys Report

#31

Someone I Know Made This Halloween Costume

Someone I Know Made This Halloween Costume

H3FT Report

Rainbo
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

hangintough Report

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

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

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#33

School Photo

School Photo

Joanna Goddard Report

#34

One Night Stand Cosplay

One Night Stand Cosplay

Micheal Worton Report

#35

Perfect Tyrion Lannister Cosplay

Perfect Tyrion Lannister Cosplay

GallowBoob Report

Jazlyn J.
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

hungryhungryhufflepuffs Report

#37

Just Some Potheads

Just Some Potheads

_annechung Report

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

Those are some classy potheads haha

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#38

Funny Spiderman Cosplay

Funny Spiderman Cosplay

penguinzrocknroll Report

#39

Gravity Costume

Gravity Costume

papthegreek Report

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

How do people come up with this stuff?? Lol

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#40

Spice Girls

Spice Girls

GonzoVeritas Report

#41

We Went 'Full-On Ferrell' This Halloween

We Went 'Full-On Ferrell' This Halloween

aubra_cadabra Report

#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
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#43

Awesome Halloween Costume

Awesome Halloween Costume

proskuneo Report

#44

The Black Eyed Peas

The Black Eyed Peas

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#45

Cereal Killer

Cereal Killer

gretchenhooks Report

Bunnies are better!!
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Totally shows my perception of serial killer when i was younger

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#47

The Avatar Destroyed My Cabbage Cart. Please Help

The Avatar Destroyed My Cabbage Cart. Please Help

ChibiDeathwing Report

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#49

Three Great Sims Cosplays

Three Great Sims Cosplays

WonderPhil92 Report

Rachael Pye
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#51

My Friend's Controversial Halloween Costume

My Friend's Controversial Halloween Costume

Barbarellaf Report

Lynnie Hendricks
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

goodtimesginger Report

#53

Florence And The Machine

Florence And The Machine

alexturnered Report

Vando Rock
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that dude looks like Alex Turner from Artic Monkeys!!

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#57

The Best Pokemon Cosplay Ever

The Best Pokemon Cosplay Ever

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Eglė Liubinaitė
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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.
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017