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Back in the old days, Halloween costumes were worn so ghosts and spirits would think you were 'one of them' and not bother trying to haunt you. If you think that's clever, then bear in mind that without the best Halloween costume, the same spirits and ghosts would have likely brought you back with them to the underworld in a hunt for fresh meat. So basically, the saying about necessity being the mother of invention comes to play hugely when talking about the first Halloween costume ideas.

These days, however, costume ideas have morphed into anything and everything you could imagine, and are as likely to be 'sexy' as they are scary. Are you still looking for last minute inspiration before your Halloween party? Well, these creative Halloween costume ideas, compiled in a list by Bored Panda, are seriously ingenious, and you probably won't have time to pull them off. The ideas though... They show you that if you think outside of the box and are smart about it, the possibilities are literally endless! So get scrolling and start thinking about your own DIY Halloween costume!

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My Super Adorable Headless Maya

My Super Adorable Headless Maya

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Our Daughter, Claire, Dressed Up As Grandma Completed With A “Granny” Style Clothes, Homemade Wig, Pearls And A Walker Built By Daddy. Claire Walks Well Without Assistance, But Stroles Along With Her Walker

Our Daughter, Claire, Dressed Up As Grandma Completed With A “Granny” Style Clothes, Homemade Wig, Pearls And A Walker Built By Daddy. Claire Walks Well Without Assistance, But Stroles Along With Her Walker

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varwenea
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Super cute baby as granny. Kudos for the PVC pipes walker. Nice!

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Halloween Is Christmas For Us Amputees

Halloween Is Christmas For Us Amputees

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Halloween Costume Made From Halloween Decorations

Halloween Costume Made From Halloween Decorations

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stunning and gorgeous! Need a 360 pic to show off the different angles of 3D deco.

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Picasso Painting Halloween Costume

Picasso Painting Halloween Costume

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My Wife Have Been Waiting For This Halloween Since We First Heard We Were Having Twin Girls

My Wife Have Been Waiting For This Halloween Since We First Heard We Were Having Twin Girls

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Aaron Kara
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They do not look happy, or they're playing the characters...either way, they're doing a good job

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#10

I Think My Aunt Nailed This Hocus Pocus (Bette Midler) Halloween Costume

I Think My Aunt Nailed This Hocus Pocus (Bette Midler) Halloween Costume

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#11

My Daughter’s Wheelchair Made The Perfect Foundation For Her Halloween Costume

My Daughter’s Wheelchair Made The Perfect Foundation For Her Halloween Costume

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Hijabi Harley Quinn

Hijabi Harley Quinn

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Catherine Hankinson
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think this looks awesome. I love how you've done the "hair" it's really clever. Cosplay is for anyone, anywhere.

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Brought Along My Little Drogon To A Halloween Party

Brought Along My Little Drogon To A Halloween Party

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My Daughter's Maleficent Costume Made By My Wife And Mother-In-Law

My Daughter's Maleficent Costume Made By My Wife And Mother-In-Law

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My Sister Needed A Costume For Her And Her Friends So I Put Together This For Them

My Sister Needed A Costume For Her And Her Friends So I Put Together This For Them

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Harry Potter Family Costume

Harry Potter Family Costume

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#21

Dressed Up As An Anti-Vaxer For Halloween Party. It Was A Hit

Dressed Up As An Anti-Vaxer For Halloween Party. It Was A Hit

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My Sister-In-Law Made The Best Costume I Have Ever Seen. Mr. Boogey Man. Ironically, She Is A Therapist And Helps Folks With There Personal Boogey Mans

My Sister-In-Law Made The Best Costume I Have Ever Seen. Mr. Boogey Man. Ironically, She Is A Therapist And Helps Folks With There Personal Boogey Mans

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#24

My Name's Borat

My Name's Borat

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#25

My Friend Didn't Really Have A Name For It, But She Made It Herself

My Friend Didn't Really Have A Name For It, But She Made It Herself

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#26

Well We Were Supposed To Be Cleopatra And Caesar.. Classic Case Of Miscommunication

Well We Were Supposed To Be Cleopatra And Caesar.. Classic Case Of Miscommunication

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America In 2018

America In 2018

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So My Friend Dressed Up As Buddy The Elf For A Halloween Party And Ran Into This Guy On Campus

So My Friend Dressed Up As Buddy The Elf For A Halloween Party And Ran Into This Guy On Campus

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This was just a few days ago at Kennesaw College in Georgia! Will Ferrell was canvassing for Stacey Abrams.

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My Daughter Wanted To Coordinate Costumes With Me, But I Was Already Set With A Deadpool Costume. As A Result, Here Is Negasonic Six-Year-Old Warhead

My Daughter Wanted To Coordinate Costumes With Me, But I Was Already Set With A Deadpool Costume. As A Result, Here Is Negasonic Six-Year-Old Warhead

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My Husband’s Halloween Costume He Made From Scratch

My Husband’s Halloween Costume He Made From Scratch

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Costume Contest 2018

Costume Contest 2018

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#37

My Favorite Beanie Baby

My Favorite Beanie Baby

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love that you even included her name, date and poem on her heart tag--also, she's in mint condition!

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#38

My Friend Dressed As Everyone's Favourite Neighbour For Halloween

My Friend Dressed As Everyone's Favourite Neighbour For Halloween

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#39

Best $40 I Ever Spent

Best $40 I Ever Spent

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

yeah I'd be screaming and running the other way if I saw that xD

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#41

So My Wife Did My Son’s Makeup

So My Wife Did My Son’s Makeup

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My Wife And I Announcing Our Pregnancy

My Wife And I Announcing Our Pregnancy

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Are you expecting a mutant, or a male child with large... expectations? Lol.

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I Think My Son Makes A Good Edna Mode

I Think My Son Makes A Good Edna Mode

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Friend Of Mine Went As Banksy's "Balloon Girl" For Halloween. Decided To Snap This Photo

Friend Of Mine Went As Banksy's "Balloon Girl" For Halloween. Decided To Snap This Photo

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Me (Fat Guy In Blue) With My Albatross. The 5 Month Obsession Of Using EVA Foam And PVC Pipe To Dress A 17 Hand High, 2000 Pound Horse As An AT-AT

Me (Fat Guy In Blue) With My Albatross. The 5 Month Obsession Of Using EVA Foam And PVC Pipe To Dress A 17 Hand High, 2000 Pound Horse As An AT-AT

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So much treats and oats must have been promised for this.

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#48

Turns Out Drunk People Have A Hard Time With Puns

Turns Out Drunk People Have A Hard Time With Puns

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#49

My Daughter Shaved Her Head To Be 011 For Halloween

My Daughter Shaved Her Head To Be 011 For Halloween

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Grandpa Is Ready For Halloween

Grandpa Is Ready For Halloween

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