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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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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#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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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.

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My High School Art Teacher's Amazing Van Gogh Costume

My High School Art Teacher's Amazing Van Gogh Costume

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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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Halloween At The Office

Halloween At The Office

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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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Daughter Becomes Dad As Costume

Daughter Becomes Dad As Costume

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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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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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#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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#12

This Kid's "Tired Mom" Costume

This Kid's "Tired Mom" Costume

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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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#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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#15

She Even Giggles When You Poke Her Belly Button

She Even Giggles When You Poke Her Belly Button

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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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#17

Just In Time For Halloween, Anglerfish Costumes

Just In Time For Halloween, Anglerfish Costumes

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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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#19

She Refused To Smile The Entire Time In Costume

She Refused To Smile The Entire Time In Costume

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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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#21

Some Cop In My Hometown Winning Halloween

Some Cop In My Hometown Winning Halloween

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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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#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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#24

Created A Mask Of My Face For Halloween

Created A Mask Of My Face For Halloween

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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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#26

Mexican Climbing A Wall Costume

Mexican Climbing A Wall Costume

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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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#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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#29

Freddy Mercury Halloween Costume

Freddy Mercury Halloween Costume

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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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#31

Pretty Unique Halloweeen Costume - Dead Body On Mount Everest

Pretty Unique Halloweeen Costume - Dead Body On Mount Everest

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#32

My Nephew Was Bob Ross For Halloween

My Nephew Was Bob Ross For Halloween

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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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#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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#35

For Her First Halloween, She Became A Free Elf

For Her First Halloween, She Became A Free Elf

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#36

My Daughters As Maria And Luigia

My Daughters As Maria And Luigia

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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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#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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#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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#40

Joker: The Beginning

Joker: The Beginning

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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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#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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#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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#44

Mom Crocheted This Xenomorph Costume For Her Son

Mom Crocheted This Xenomorph Costume For Her Son

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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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#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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#47

My Lara Croft Cosplay

My Lara Croft Cosplay

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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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#49

My Halloween Costume Is A Band-Aid

My Halloween Costume Is A Band-Aid

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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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