The holiday season is upon us: we’ll soon be feasting upon pumpkins, followed by turkeys (plump and with tiny pilgrim hats), and, well, more turkeys (plumper and with tiny Santa hats). Since Halloween is closing in on us like the Grim Reaper, you’re probably thinking about what costume to wear if you haven’t ordered or sewn your own already.

Our Bored Panda witches and warlocks have been busy casting summoning spells and concocting the perfect list of Halloween costumes. We hope you’ll enjoy them and that they’ll inspire you to show everyone who’s boss while you’re out trick-or-treating and dancing all night long at your Halloween bash.

You think you love Halloween? Odds are, we love it more. Way more. In fact, I’m pretty sure that pumpkin juice flows through our veins. Check out Bored Panda’s posts about Halloween here, here, here, here, and here. It’s scary how many of these we’ve summoned from the Pumpkin Realm. [Roll of thunder followed by an evil cackle]

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9-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Dresses Up As Beetlejuice For Halloween

9-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Dresses Up As Beetlejuice For Halloween

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

This is one of my faves.

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My Son Is 4 With Cerebral Palsy. Every Year My Amazing Wife Builds Him A Costume To Go On His Wheelchair

My Son Is 4 With Cerebral Palsy. Every Year My Amazing Wife Builds Him A Costume To Go On His Wheelchair

He's been obsessed with Polar Express so this year he went as a train engineer. Woo woo!

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

That is an awesome costume.

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#3

An 88 Year Old Woman And Her 92 Year Old Husband Attend A Halloween Party

An 88 Year Old Woman And Her 92 Year Old Husband Attend A Halloween Party

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago

This is wonderful! I hope that they had lots of fun!

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Halloween is a great time to let out your inner creative imp. Whether you want to show off to your friends, leave a great impression on that girl or boy that you like, or scare off spooky spirits like Sam and Dean from Supernatural, it’s imperative that you look good.

And for that, you need a costume. Something different from the crowd. Something that stands out. Something that hasn’t been done before.

#4

My High School Art Teacher's Amazing Van Gogh Costume

My High School Art Teacher's Amazing Van Gogh Costume

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Looks like he just walked out of the painting.

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#5

The Little Girl That Was Mesmerized By Michelle Obama's Official Portrait Last March Dressed Up As Her This Halloween

The Little Girl That Was Mesmerized By Michelle Obama's Official Portrait Last March Dressed Up As Her This Halloween

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

She is so adorable.

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#6

Halloween At The Office

Halloween At The Office

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Giorgio Prodoti
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1 year ago

every office should be like this

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However, there’s nothing new under the sun, so instead of going for total originality that might backfire, instead, go for something a bit unusual but make your costume well.

After all, it’s the quality of the costume and your ability to roleplay that pirate/knight/Jedi/superhero that counts most, not just impressing others with your innovative ideas. We’d rather dress to the nines as Castiel (some of us already wear trench coats almost daily) than pretend to be some niche character from some show nobody’s ever seen.

#7

Best Halloween Duo I’ve Seen This Year

Best Halloween Duo I’ve Seen This Year

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N G
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1 year ago

Her stubble grows fast

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#8

Daughter Becomes Dad As Costume

Daughter Becomes Dad As Costume

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Tara
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1 year ago

Aw, a mini he

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#9

My Heart Melt When This Popped Up On My Feed

My Heart Melt When This Popped Up On My Feed

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Now that is a president worth voting for lol.

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There are many traditions associated with Halloween and one of them has to do with keeping away fairies if you’re Irish or have ancestors back in the Land of a Thousand Welcomes. According to local folklore, if you don’t want your things stolen by those darn pesky fairies on October 31, you should dress up, carve faces into pumpkins, light blazing bonfires, and keep yourself surrounded by black cats. Otherwise, the fairies might get you. In fact, we heartily recommend surrounding yourself with cats throughout the year. Just in case.

#10

No, No. Too Scary For Me

No, No. Too Scary For Me

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

Way too scary, can't handle this, too spooky

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#11

My 6 Year Old Sister Wanted To Be Coraline For Halloween And For Me To Accompany Her As The Other Mother. Here Is Our Result!

My 6 Year Old Sister Wanted To Be Coraline For Halloween And For Me To Accompany Her As The Other Mother. Here Is Our Result!

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Lotte
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1 year ago

damn that makeup tho

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#12

This Kid's "Tired Mom" Costume

This Kid's "Tired Mom" Costume

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Tara
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1 year ago

The kid on the leg is my fave

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#13

Tripod Got My Vote At The Costume Contest

Tripod Got My Vote At The Costume Contest

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Took me a moment to get the pun.

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#14

My Nephew Had A Six-Hour Heart Surgery The Day Before Halloween. This Is How They Solved His Walking Restriction For Trick Or Treating

My Nephew Had A Six-Hour Heart Surgery The Day Before Halloween. This Is How They Solved His Walking Restriction For Trick Or Treating

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eliana
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1 year ago

this is so sweet including him and making sure he doesn't feel left out aww

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#15

She Even Giggles When You Poke Her Belly Button

She Even Giggles When You Poke Her Belly Button

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Bear_Panda_dear
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1 year ago

Awwwwwwwwwwwww...... How has no one commented how cute she is! Bless her heart

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#16

I Don’t Know If The Town Is Ready For My Trick Or Treaters Or Not

I Don’t Know If The Town Is Ready For My Trick Or Treaters Or Not

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Cyndi H
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1 year ago

Doggo is fully into it... Love this!

Débora Gualberto
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1 year ago

And his (beautiful) eyes just makes it more creepy 😍

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Komal Aprajita Pandey
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1 year ago

i can see the black cat crossing the road in backgroung

Laugh Fan
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1 year ago

Running for its life!!

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Samantha Robinson
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1 year ago

*Scrolling down from top* Me: It's not so bad. *Gets to dog* Me: Holy s**t!!!"

Pretty Pangolin
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1 year ago

Yes, I blurted "Oh goodness!" out loud.

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Analyn Lahr
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1 year ago

"Here kids, take the candy, take it all. And here's some leftover pot roast for the dog."

Nebo
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1 year ago

the dog is the best part

Kasey Earls
Community Member
1 year ago

I love when kids (and dogs) like to go the scary route!

Kai
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1 year ago

This is so freaking good!

Kristof De Smet
Community Member
1 year ago

That would scare the hell out of about everyone in my town!

Stephany Miller
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1 year ago

Banner the super hero service dog. Her face book is amazing her mom does amazing artwork for a good price as well

Meagan Christiansen
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1 year ago

I love Banner and her mom 😍 I was so excited to see her when scrolling through this post.

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Sara Samul
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1 year ago

The dog is involved too, love it!!

Iva Kazalova
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1 year ago (edited)

Them ribs on the husky though 😳😳😳😳

Paula Robertson
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1 year ago

Very clever and well done.

Reagan James
Community Member
1 year ago

The dog actually creeps me out a lot!

A B C
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1 year ago

Oh wow, the doggo is great!

Lou Wow
Community Member
1 year ago

Zomber doggo!

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jillian rodriguez
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1 year ago

Very detailed, love it!

Jolanda Dracus
Community Member
1 year ago

perfect. love this idea

LunarEssence
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1 year ago

Imagine bath time for the husko

EpicFangirl
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1 year ago

heheheh good ded doge

Ami Temi
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor kitty.

Mali
Community Member
1 year ago

that dog is absolutely stunning

Danielle Renee
Community Member
1 year ago

the dog is amazing!

CodingGirl04
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1 year ago

I love this! Jealous!

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow--even the dog. Awesome!

Diane Sweet
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1 year ago

Whoa...

Cindy Collins
Community Member
1 year ago

The dog looks so awesome! Love how he is in on it too!

Viv Hart
Community Member
1 year ago

Oooo, now this is scary!

Faith Nicole
Community Member
1 year ago

That dog.! 😶

Baali Venomax
Community Member
1 year ago

Zombie fans!

Donald Holder*Doc
Community Member
1 year ago

Gorgoues dog!

Linda Kvamme Cirocco
Community Member
1 year ago

Yikes!

Bob Connely
Community Member
1 year ago

Pure genius!

Thomas Turnbull
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh the horror!!!

April Vereb
Community Member
1 year ago

aren't they a little young to be watching the walking dead? that dog tho!

May Day
Community Member
1 year ago

YIKES

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
1 year ago

I love that they included their dog and what a beauty he is!

June Degarmo
Community Member
1 year ago

cool

Magic lady
Community Member
1 year ago

The dog steals the scene with the makeup job . However the girls look really in character and frightening

Annette Rainbow
Community Member
1 year ago

I think to dog is enjoying this way to much lol

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
1 year ago

Love the cohesion!

Helena Becenti
Community Member
1 year ago

Awesomeness!!! Well done!!!

Robin Hite
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow very realistic

Monica Siciliano
Community Member
1 year ago

fantastic!!!!

Jonathan Reiter
Community Member
1 year ago

Whoa! How did they get the doggo to consent to that? Awesome SFX Makeups!

Meagan Christiansen
Community Member
1 year ago

Look up Banner the Superhero Service Dog on Facebook. She does cosplay all the time.

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Pamula Furness
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1 year ago

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!!!

Sandra Graves
Community Member
1 year ago

😂

Brenda Owens
Community Member
1 year ago

Very good.

Melissa Salim
Community Member
1 year ago

omg so cute

Susan
Community Member
1 year ago

NICE ONE!

Michelle Doms
Community Member
1 year ago

wow wow wow!!!

Miranda Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

wolfy!!

The lion tamer
Community Member
1 year ago

I know it's a tradition in your country, but what do child psychologists have to say about this?

Let’s All Just Try And Be Decent
Community Member
1 year ago

Not ok with this on the dog.... too realistic. Could be really bloody traumatising for anyone who sees it. It's not exactly common to dress your pet as if they've had half their side chewed off

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#17

Just In Time For Halloween, Anglerfish Costumes

Just In Time For Halloween, Anglerfish Costumes

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Beans
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1 year ago

Very clever, and terrifying

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#18

My Daughter’s Preschool Had A Costume Party Last Halloween. There Were 9 Princesses, 2 Super Heroes, And 1 Garbage Truck. She Was The Garbage Truck

My Daughter’s Preschool Had A Costume Party Last Halloween. There Were 9 Princesses, 2 Super Heroes, And 1 Garbage Truck. She Was The Garbage Truck

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Daring to be different. Good on her.

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#19

She Refused To Smile The Entire Time In Costume

She Refused To Smile The Entire Time In Costume

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Dolicious
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1 year ago

Living the role, thumb up!

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#20

We Won The Yuk Yuk's Comedy Halloween Costume Challenge

We Won The Yuk Yuk's Comedy Halloween Costume Challenge

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Tara
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1 year ago

I love people with a sense of humor

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#21

Some Cop In My Hometown Winning Halloween

Some Cop In My Hometown Winning Halloween

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Dolicious
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1 year ago

Nice pigture

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#22

A Wild Horseshoe Crab In Its Natural Habitat

A Wild Horseshoe Crab In Its Natural Habitat

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Tara
Community Member
1 year ago

Yikes. The realistic crab costume looks like it ate a small child.

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#23

I Was Asked "Why Didn't You Dress Up For Halloween?"

I Was Asked "Why Didn't You Dress Up For Halloween?"

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Who doesn't know Wednesday from the Addams family?

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#24

Created A Mask Of My Face For Halloween

Created A Mask Of My Face For Halloween

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Incognito
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1 year ago

creepy and so realistic!

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#25

My Best Friend Handmade A Skunk Costume For My Kid’s First Halloween

My Best Friend Handmade A Skunk Costume For My Kid’s First Halloween

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

too cute.

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#26

Mexican Climbing A Wall Costume

Mexican Climbing A Wall Costume

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Giorgio Prodoti
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1 year ago

there's some genius

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#27

My Wife Was In An Accident About 2 Months Ago Resulting In A Severe Brain Injury. We Thought We'd Make The Most Of The Situation

My Wife Was In An Accident About 2 Months Ago Resulting In A Severe Brain Injury. We Thought We'd Make The Most Of The Situation

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Cyndi H
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1 year ago (edited)

Aww look at Scooby!

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#28

I Told A Kid In My Neighborhood I Loved His Costume. He Replied With Asking Me If I Would "Bite His Shiny Metal Butt"

I Told A Kid In My Neighborhood I Loved His Costume. He Replied With Asking Me If I Would "Bite His Shiny Metal Butt"

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Cyndi H
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1 year ago

Bender Bending Rodriguez... Futurama will always be one of my all time favorites!

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#29

Freddy Mercury Halloween Costume

Freddy Mercury Halloween Costume

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DforDorothy
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1 year ago

Stunning resemblance!

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#30

I Don't Know Whose Kid This Is But I Love This Costume

I Don't Know Whose Kid This Is But I Love This Costume

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

That is just adorable.

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#31

Pretty Unique Halloweeen Costume - Dead Body On Mount Everest

Pretty Unique Halloweeen Costume - Dead Body On Mount Everest

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Dolicious
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1 year ago

Never seen sth like it before. Cool ;-)

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#32

My Nephew Was Bob Ross For Halloween

My Nephew Was Bob Ross For Halloween

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Jacey Brenda King
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1 year ago

That's possibly the sweetest thing I have ever seen. Thank you.

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#33

What A Fun Guy. Get It. Fun Guy

What A Fun Guy. Get It. Fun Guy

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Fatima Nasser
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1 year ago

this fungus looks like burnt pancakes lol

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#34

Some Girls Want To Be Disney Princesses For Halloween. Others Walk A Different Path... It's The Expression That Really Sells It

Some Girls Want To Be Disney Princesses For Halloween. Others Walk A Different Path... It's The Expression That Really Sells It

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Giorgio Prodoti
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1 year ago

so cute

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#35

For Her First Halloween, She Became A Free Elf

For Her First Halloween, She Became A Free Elf

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ʕ·ᴥ·ʔkoalaʕ·ᴥ·ʔ
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1 year ago

Master gave doggy a sock! Doggy is FREEEE!!

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#36

My Daughters As Maria And Luigia

My Daughters As Maria And Luigia

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Tara
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1 year ago (edited)

Adorable costumes and a play on names

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#37

I Made An Ewok Costume For My Daughter

I Made An Ewok Costume For My Daughter

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

I love it that she's collecting candy in a stormtrooper helmet

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#38

My First Halloween As A Double Below The Knee Amputee. Forrest Gump And Lieutenant Dan

My First Halloween As A Double Below The Knee Amputee. Forrest Gump And Lieutenant Dan

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Beans
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1 year ago

For authenticity he should have closed his eyes!

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#39

Just Wanna Brag On My Girlfriend’s Son. He Killed It As Eleven, This Year

Just Wanna Brag On My Girlfriend’s Son. He Killed It As Eleven, This Year

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Helen Haley
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1 year ago

Freakin nailed it

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#40

Joker: The Beginning

Joker: The Beginning

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Incognito
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1 year ago

so that's how it started!

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#41

My Friend Won The Halloween Costume Contest. Are You Surprised?

My Friend Won The Halloween Costume Contest. Are You Surprised?

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Asat Voong
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1 year ago

Kim, you lost weight?

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#42

Straight Outta Hell

Straight Outta Hell

The hubs and I are super into the holiday and go all out with months of sfx work. Everything is made from scratch and if it's not, its been reworked to make a custom piece.

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

These are awesome.

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#43

I Figured Out How To Use A Sewing Machine And Made My Son A Jawa Costume

I Figured Out How To Use A Sewing Machine And Made My Son A Jawa Costume

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Kevin Buri
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1 year ago

oo tee neeeee!!

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#44

Mom Crocheted This Xenomorph Costume For Her Son

Mom Crocheted This Xenomorph Costume For Her Son

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

Insane crochet skills, go mom!

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#45

My Son Just Discovered Metallica, He Can’t Wait For Halloween

My Son Just Discovered Metallica, He Can’t Wait For Halloween

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Sarcastic Cow
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1 year ago

Cutellica!

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#46

Some Makeup And Scar Putty Turned Me Into The Nightmare Version Of My Favorite Emoji

Some Makeup And Scar Putty Turned Me Into The Nightmare Version Of My Favorite Emoji

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Tara
Community Member
1 year ago

Awesome. And creepy. And cool. I love it

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#47

My Lara Croft Cosplay

My Lara Croft Cosplay

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Dolicious
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1 year ago

Yeah, vintage Lara!

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#48

Best Costume At My Office Today. The TV Rolls Around

Best Costume At My Office Today. The TV Rolls Around

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

This is terrifying!

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#49

My Halloween Costume Is A Band-Aid

My Halloween Costume Is A Band-Aid

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Karin Fedosova
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1 year ago

walter ?

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#50

No One Knew Who He Was... Either We're Too Old Or The Costume Sucks...

No One Knew Who He Was... Either We're Too Old Or The Costume Sucks...

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Beans
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1 year ago

How can anyone not know who he was? Home Alone is like shown on reruns to the max every freaking Christmas.

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