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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JEFF THE KILLER
Community Member
4 years ago

I love how they are wearing Halloween costumes in March XD

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#2

Toy Soldier Costume

Toy Soldier Costume

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 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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JEFF THE KILLER
Community Member
4 years ago

I would have never known without the comment...

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#4

Peter Pan And His Shadow Cosplay

Peter Pan And His Shadow Cosplay

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

Finally, a Harry Potter one.

Avalei Hibdon
Community Member
2 months ago

yes for the Harry Potter fans

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Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

Nailed it!

Napo Allenius-Tapiovaara
Community Member
4 years ago

I read Squirrel. Three times!!

Avalei Hibdon
Community Member
2 months ago

me too

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Bunnies are better!!
Community Member
4 years ago

do you stutter?

Emma Angell
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh, I thought it was E.T…

Avalei Hibdon
Community Member
2 months ago

lol

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Audrey La Jeunesse
Community Member
3 years ago

OHMYGAWD IT'S AMAZING!

Lilya
Community Member
4 years ago

YES!

Mala Sharma
Community Member
4 years ago

Excellent! Making the best of situations! Love it!!

Notchimine Mette
Community Member
4 years ago

Excellent Idea! Creepy! Did you make it smell funny? There should be smell coming out of the "face"...

Just a Purpler
Community Member
4 years ago

Shouldn't he have red eyes though?

Peter Chloupek
Community Member
4 years ago

Awesome

Karina Silva
Community Member
4 years ago

Genius! I hope you are doing well! I had cancer too.

Senibua Valesimede
Community Member
4 years ago

Two heads are better than one they say.

Anna Ivanovic
Community Member
4 years ago

Poor girl! Cancer

Julia Śliwińska
Community Member
4 years ago

haha awesome!

P.Brux FHell
Community Member
4 years ago

Quirrell's Voldy DID have a nose, so...

Sabrina Henneman
Community Member
4 years ago

Genius!

Kristin Freudenthal
Community Member
4 years ago

LOVE it!

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#7

Disabled Guy Owns Mad Max Cosplay

Disabled Guy Owns Mad Max Cosplay

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Cathy Shift
Community Member
4 years ago

also awesome

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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
Community Member
4 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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John L Kelly
Community Member
4 years ago

Some folks will do practically anything to make weather forecasting fun and enlightening.

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#10

Vincent Vega Cosplay

Vincent Vega Cosplay

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 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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Cathy Shift
Community Member
4 years ago

and the winner is...

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#12

Filter > Pixelate > Mosaic

Filter > Pixelate > Mosaic

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Fire Bird
Community Member
4 years ago

This looks just like when they have it on tv.

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#13

Little Red Riding Hood With Grandma

Little Red Riding Hood With Grandma

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Dhanya Munro
Community Member
4 years ago

This is so cute.

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#14

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose Intolerance

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Cathy Shift
Community Member
4 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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John L Kelly
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4 years ago

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All that's missing here are the broken eggs dripping down. :)

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#16

Pun Costumes Are Always Best: French Kiss

Pun Costumes Are Always Best: French Kiss

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Alia Gail
Community Member
4 years ago

OMG I LOVE THIS FRENCH KISS WITHOUT ROMANCE YES

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#17

For Girls Dressed As Sexy Cats

For Girls Dressed As Sexy Cats

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Kat Blak
Community Member
4 years ago

you should have dressed up as a cardboard box

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#18

Ginger Bread Man

Ginger Bread Man

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 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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Cathy Shift
Community Member
4 years ago

awesome

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#20

Intellectual Property Guy

Intellectual Property Guy

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Anna Brandigi
Community Member
4 years ago

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I didn't get a NSFW warning!

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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
Community Member
4 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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John L Kelly
Community Member
4 years ago

I'll bet my Opera sings better then yours does. ;)

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#23

Ice Ice Baby

Ice Ice Baby

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| TheArtAddict |
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4 years ago

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The baby doesn't seem to happy with being held against Ice.

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#24

50 Shades Of Grey

50 Shades Of Grey

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JEFF THE KILLER
Community Member
4 years ago

So. Many. Shades. XD

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#25

Arthur's Fist Meme Cosplay

Arthur's Fist Meme Cosplay

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Fire Bird
Community Member
4 years ago

Including me. I dont know what it is supposed to be.

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#26

Iron Man Cosplay

Iron Man Cosplay

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John L Kelly
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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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John L Kelly
Community Member
4 years ago

This takes "Dumb like a Rock" to new territory.

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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
Community Member
4 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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Community Member
4 years ago

What is it?

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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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

Awkward face... so accurate!

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#34

One Night Stand Cosplay

One Night Stand Cosplay

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John L Kelly
Community Member
4 years ago

And all with a Huge Smile, no less...............

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#35

Perfect Tyrion Lannister Cosplay

Perfect Tyrion Lannister Cosplay

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Jazlyn J.
Community Member
4 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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zheka
Community Member
4 years ago

l o l

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#37

Just Some Potheads

Just Some Potheads

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John L Kelly
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4 years ago

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...........and one Junkie.

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#38

Funny Spiderman Cosplay

Funny Spiderman Cosplay

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Cathy Shift
Community Member
4 years ago

i laughed waaaaaay too hard at this one.

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#39

Gravity Costume

Gravity Costume

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John L Kelly
Community Member
4 years ago

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Is this an ISIS infiltration technique.....?

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#40

Spice Girls

Spice Girls

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Chase Howard
Community Member
4 years ago

LMAO

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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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

I love this!

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#45

Cereal Killer

Cereal Killer

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John L Kelly
Community Member
4 years ago

Well, this is one way to get picked up.

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#46

Lazy Halloween

Lazy Halloween

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Kat Blak
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#48

Social Butterflies

Social Butterflies

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DINA SOTO-VARGAS
Community Member
4 years ago

wow now thats cool

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#49

Three Great Sims Cosplays

Three Great Sims Cosplays

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Chase Howard
Community Member
4 years ago

I've seen that at Comi-Con before! XD

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#50

Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts

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Timothy Kemp
Community Member
4 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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Chase Howard
Community Member
4 years ago

How?

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#52

Formal Apology

Formal Apology

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Elisn Klein
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

that dude looks like Alex Turner from Artic Monkeys!!

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#54

Khaleesi

Khaleesi

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giulia earheart
Community Member
4 years ago

Hahah!😂😂😂

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#55

Han Solo Cup

Han Solo Cup

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Chase Howard
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't get it....

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#56

Ceiling Fan

Ceiling Fan

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Eby FAshn
Community Member
4 years ago

😂

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#57

The Best Pokemon Cosplay Ever

The Best Pokemon Cosplay Ever

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Eglė Liubinaitė
Community Member
4 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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Jason Hook
Community Member
4 years ago

Social Justice Warriors UNITE

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#59

Someone You Can Count On

Someone You Can Count On

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Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

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

#60

Identity Thief

Identity Thief

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LilicatUK
Community Member
4 years ago

Dana and Fox M bahahahahaha!

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#61

Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts

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Chris Causey
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4 years ago

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Way dumb

#62

When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives You Lemons

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John L Kelly
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4 years ago

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.......Stick them in your pants. It pays to advertise, right?

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#63

Sugar Mama

Sugar Mama

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Skunk Drunk
Community Member
4 years ago

This one's pretty sweet...

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#64

Bag Of ‘Eminems’

Bag Of ‘Eminems’

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Your Friendly Neighbourhood Panda
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

so cute awww

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#66

Pot Head

Pot Head

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Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#67

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park