Halloween is just around the corner and it’s about that time of the year when we are getting all crazed and creative while pumping those brain cells hard to come up with the coolest costumes. But the good news is that the best inspiration always comes from the things around us.

And from the year we've had so far, it seems like this Halloween will be the party of the century. Think of COVID deniers, anti-vax "Karens" callin’ corporate, a trash bag that represents GOT’s final season, and many more out-of-the-box ideas that have been packed into this prep list by Bored Panda. And even though the costume winner is more or less obvious—Steve Martin, where are you?—we suspect the grey hair paint and plastic mini flies will be flying off the shelves this year.

For more ways to win Halloween this year once and for all, check out our previous posts with killer costumes here, here, and here.

#1

My Son’s Hand Made Halloween Costume. He’s Been Working On It Since April

My Son’s Hand Made Halloween Costume. He’s Been Working On It Since April

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Bardhi's Dad
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Wow! Incredible!

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#2

We’ve Watched Beauty And The Beast Too Many Times To Count. She Is Lucky She Has The Cutest Beast That Puts Up With Her Shenanigans

We’ve Watched Beauty And The Beast Too Many Times To Count. She Is Lucky She Has The Cutest Beast That Puts Up With Her Shenanigans

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1 month ago

cuteness overload!

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#3

My Grandma Found A Clever Way To Incorporate Her Walker Into Her Halloween Costume

My Grandma Found A Clever Way To Incorporate Her Walker Into Her Halloween Costume

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Mike Crow
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1 month ago

That’s cool!

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To find out what’s trending this Halloween, Bored Panda reached out to Miranda Enzor, a writer and Halloween lover who runs the blog “Spooky Little Halloween.”

Miranda noticed that these days, more and more people are opting to create their own costumes rather than purchasing costumes from stores. “I haven't been to a ton of stores this season because of the pandemic, but when I've visited... I've noticed a LOT of costumes still hanging around.”

But most Halloween cult classics never go out of fashion, like witches, vampires, and ghosts.

#4

Kid Won The Best Costume Award At His School

Kid Won The Best Costume Award At His School

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Katrin
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1 month ago

Oh that’s so cute!

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#5

Social Media Post And The Reality Behind It

Social Media Post And The Reality Behind It

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1 month ago

This should be first!

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#6

You Better Be Scared

You Better Be Scared

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1 month ago

They are immune to the volts

Jo Johannsen
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1 month ago

But not to the sugar rush. 😂

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banana
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1 month ago

That smile, where the dad looks like he's close to laughing. So sweet.

AzKhaleesi
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1 month ago

OMFG that is the cutest thing EVER

Zophra
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1 month ago

This is my favorite!

Marky Mark
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1 month ago

"Oooh, ahhh, that's how it always starts. Then later there's running and um, screaming." - Jeff Goldblum

Midget
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1 month ago

BE AFRAID. BE VERY AFRAID.

Cathy Carey
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1 month ago

Awesome!

Kim
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1 month ago

Adorable!

Bob Belcher
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1 month ago

OMG that's so adorable

jasper
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1 month ago

Aww...!

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1 month ago

Very Interesting...

Meme_inspector12
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1 month ago

awwww!

glowworm2
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1 month ago

That is adorable.

Perfumista Perfumista
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1 month ago

shaking in my shoes

Mike Crow
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1 month ago

Lol

MammaG
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1 month ago

Love this!

Linda HS
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1 month ago

Adorable!

Carole Deem
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1 month ago

Dad right in there with the costume

Jensen Bush
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1 month ago

unleash the beasts

Eve
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1 month ago

So cute!

Honey
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1 month ago

omgomgomg i love this!

Full of Giggles
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1 month ago

Cuteness overload!

GirlFriday
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1 month ago

OMFSM! That is amazing.

Sabrina Fisher
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1 month ago

10,000 volts? That's it? Humans never learn! lol

Leonel Roque
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1 month ago

Fav!!

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The Halloween blogger said that she’s a huge fan of looking in your own closet for costumes. “It's so easy to pull together your favorite pop culture character from clothing you already own. It also takes off the pressure of having to be screen-perfect.”

She said that as long as you get “that major detail of your character right, you can get ‘close enough’ on the others.”

#7

Mermaid On Wheels

Mermaid On Wheels

Since becoming a wheelchair user 3 years ago I wanted to dress up as a mermaid, because I figure on land they would use wheelchairs too. Finally got the chance at a Halloween party. It took around 3 hours to do my makeup - my disability affects my fine motor skills so it was a bit tricky! I was happy with how it turned out though and loved being a mermaid for a night.

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Bardhi's Dad
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1 month ago

Beautiful!

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#8

My First DIY Costume. I Was Medusa

My First DIY Costume. I Was Medusa

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PERFECT!

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#9

Please Pray For My Dog. He Just Realized We’re Insane

Please Pray For My Dog. He Just Realized We’re Insane

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Tara Brooks
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1 month ago

I can’t even handle how much this made me laugh. I want to me friends with these jokers 😂

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Miranda lovingly calls Halloween the “misfits' holiday.” She believes that “It's the one holiday each year where everyone fits in. It has no rules—you're free to make your own.”

Most importantly, “You can go creepy and scary, you can go spooky and cute, or you can even just share your love of the fall season if you don't celebrate Halloween.”

That’s how the Halloween festivities stay relevant: “You can celebrate it differently every year, so it never gets old,” she concluded.

#10

Couldn't Get One This Year, So Here's My Halloween Costume From Last Year

Couldn't Get One This Year, So Here's My Halloween Costume From Last Year

It was funny getting compliments or gross comments from guys, then responding "THANKS" in my deepest man voice. I swear one guy jumped 5 feet straight up.

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1 month ago

This is hilarious it needs to be higher lol

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#11

Our Daughters First Halloween Costume

Our Daughters First Halloween Costume

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Rachel Grieshop
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1 month ago

They can be loud.

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#12

Madlass

Madlass

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1 month ago

The Horror!!

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2020 has surely thrown some big time curveballs. And if there’s something we can possibly forecast about the Halloween costume trends, it’s that there’s gonna be a lot of pop references and characters to choose from.

With coronavirus ravaging the globe, we've spent more time than ever soaking up the TV shows, drama, and social media lately. And it’s no secret that most Halloween costume trends are inspired by things we love to binge on, like Tiger King and Little Women. Other times, it’s something that made an impression in a not necessarily good way, like the GOT finale.

The costumes are also likely to be inspired by bold and funny characters like Lars and Sigrit from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.

#13

My Toothless Is Ready For Halloween

My Toothless Is Ready For Halloween

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Pepper Pots
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1 month ago

That is super duper cute

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#14

I Decided To Be Brave!

I Decided To Be Brave!

For this Halloween I decided to be brave, and just own the chemo head. Embracing the bald if you will, and I think it ended up pretty cool! All creds go to my bestie for painting me, she's got some serious skill! (Cyantivity on Instagram if anyone is interested).

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ADHORTATOR
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1 month ago

Impressive!

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#15

Jewbacca

Jewbacca

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tuzdayschild
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1 month ago

May the Schwartz be with you!

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But all predictions aside, the top searched 2020 Halloween costume on Google is Cobra Kai, which references the 1984 film The Karate Kid. The top ranking can be attributed to the Cobra Kai series that aired on Netflix about the original characters 34 years later.

Whatever you decide to go for this Halloween, you can always dress up in the comfort of your home and go DIY-fueled bananas. I mean, take some crazy pics, and unless you’re on trick-or-treat duty, stay inside for some horror movies, Zoom calls, or card games with your family.

#16

I Just Want Everyone To Know That My Two-Year Old Insisted On Being “Pants” For Halloween

I Just Want Everyone To Know That My Two-Year Old Insisted On Being “Pants” For Halloween

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tuzdayschild
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1 month ago

And he nailed it!

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#17

Reverse Pleasantville Halloween Costume This Year. Black And White In A Color World

Reverse Pleasantville Halloween Costume This Year. Black And White In A Color World

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Frency S.
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1 month ago

they look great!

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#18

If You Don’t Understand This Costume, You’re Too Young For Me

If You Don’t Understand This Costume, You’re Too Young For Me

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Truth Monster
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1 month ago

Howdy Ho Neighbor!

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#19

Costume Test For Zero

Costume Test For Zero

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Perfumista Perfumista
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1 month ago

Now that's a cool social distancing costume

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#20

Wednesday And Morticia Adams

Wednesday And Morticia Adams

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Monday
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1 month ago

Okay this is cool.

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#21

Steve Martin's Costume

Steve Martin's Costume

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Mike Crow
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1 month ago

I think more would vote for the fly than Pence.

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#22

A Buddy Of Mine And His Salty Halloween Costume

A Buddy Of Mine And His Salty Halloween Costume

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CREATIVE!

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#23

My Uncle's Halloween Costume Is The Scariest Thing He's Ever Known, His Ex-Wife

My Uncle's Halloween Costume Is The Scariest Thing He's Ever Known, His Ex-Wife

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Sabse
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1 month ago

Bwahahaha! 😂

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#24

5y Girl As Pennywise

5y Girl As Pennywise

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Sabse
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1 month ago

First thought: my god! 😨 Second thought: why does this little girl know about Pennywise?? 😰

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#25

May The Force Be With You All This Halloween

May The Force Be With You All This Halloween

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Jeff
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1 month ago

His dad would be so proud of how nice of a young man he has become.

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#26

Game Of Thrones Writer

Game Of Thrones Writer

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tuzdayschild
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1 month ago

GOT is gone but the pain still lingers.

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#27

I'll Be Confusing Trick-Or-Treaters Again This Year

I'll Be Confusing Trick-Or-Treaters Again This Year

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Go and get 'em

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#28

Fortune Teller And Crystal Ball (Baby Bump)

Fortune Teller And Crystal Ball (Baby Bump)

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Tara Brooks
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1 month ago

Absolutely stunning

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#29

Pretty Stoked With How My Peggy Bundy Turned Out

Pretty Stoked With How My Peggy Bundy Turned Out

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tuzdayschild
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1 month ago

You nailed it!

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#30

My Little Toad, Toadbert, In His Wizard Halloween Costume

My Little Toad, Toadbert, In His Wizard Halloween Costume

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😍🐸

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#31

Yip Yip Yip, Uh-Huh, Uh-Huh

Yip Yip Yip, Uh-Huh, Uh-Huh

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Sabse
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1 month ago

Awwwwww😍

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#32

Everyone's Been Making The Same Pirate Joke Since I Lost My Leg, So I Said Screw It. Happy Halloween

Everyone's Been Making The Same Pirate Joke Since I Lost My Leg, So I Said Screw It. Happy Halloween

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1 month ago

Arrrr!

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#33

The Scariest Costume Of All

The Scariest Costume Of All

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chaitu cherry
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1 month ago

this is a absolute horror of my life...........

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#34

My Homemade Oogie Boogie Costume

My Homemade Oogie Boogie Costume

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tuzdayschild
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1 month ago

Creepy good

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#35

Dressed As My Cat Murnau For Halloween This Year

Dressed As My Cat Murnau For Halloween This Year

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Rowlie
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1 month ago

Murnau is a little confused

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#36

32 Weeks Pregnant, Most Relatable Costume

32 Weeks Pregnant, Most Relatable Costume

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Hayasahibaa
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1 month ago

Awesome 😂😂

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#37

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

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Dopey dog: "Thank god she's dead now let's get these costumes off and escape"

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#38

He Was This Close To Cutting Off An Ear

He Was This Close To Cutting Off An Ear

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1 month ago

Wow!

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#39

"I'm Your Other Mother, Silly"

"I'm Your Other Mother, Silly"

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tuzdayschild
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1 month ago

no no no

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#40

I Wanted To Show Off Seymour’s Halloween Costume. Don’t Worry. His Mom Is A Professional Groomer, No Cheap And/Or Harmful Products Used

I Wanted To Show Off Seymour’s Halloween Costume. Don’t Worry. His Mom Is A Professional Groomer, No Cheap And/Or Harmful Products Used

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1 month ago

LOVELY! (IMMA JUST COMMENT IN ALL CAPS FOR XTRA EFFECT)

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#41

Went As Freddy Mercury Krueger

Went As Freddy Mercury Krueger

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tuzdayschild
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1 month ago

Singing "Another One Bites the Dust" when he comes for you.

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#42

Hope You Guys Like My Costume, Emily From Corpse Bride

Hope You Guys Like My Costume, Emily From Corpse Bride

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 month ago

That movie is awesome. When my boys were like 2 and 3 they (we) watched it over and over and over.

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#43

My Friend Needed A Turtle Costume For A Party, So I Made This

My Friend Needed A Turtle Costume For A Party, So I Made This

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A.E. Marlowe
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1 month ago

Thought it was Tom Cruise based on that first picture.

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#44

An Attempt Was Made

An Attempt Was Made

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Perfumista Perfumista
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1 month ago

My god! I can't tell you and Angelina Jolie apart.

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#45

Princess Lineup

Princess Lineup

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1 month ago

"with miners" HAHAHA

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#46

My Boy And I Are Irondad And Spider-Son

My Boy And I Are Irondad And Spider-Son

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Bardhi's Dad
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1 month ago

Great! You look unbeatable together

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#47

Last Year My Wife Was Mushu And Mulan, This Year It's Ash And Pikachu

Last Year My Wife Was Mushu And Mulan, This Year It's Ash And Pikachu

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YAY POKEMONZ

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#48

I Need A Hero

I Need A Hero

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1 month ago

My fav omg

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#49

The Most Expensive Part Of This Costume Was The Pizza

The Most Expensive Part Of This Costume Was The Pizza

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1 month ago

Lol

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#50

The Best Halloween Costume

The Best Halloween Costume

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Inioluwa Adewara
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1 month ago

Omg was this handmade or bought because this is amazing, i'm also an Among us Player and i absolutely love this

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