The most successful people in the world had to fail many times before they achieved the thing they were striving for. It is like Winston Churchill said: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” So we don't have to be discouraged if something doesn't turn out as planned, the important thing is to go on.

While we do that, we not only can learn from those mistakes but also just laugh at them as not all failures are so serious and detrimental. Sometimes they are just a result of miscommunication or maybe they lead to an even better outcome. Like these Halloween fails. There is not much to learn from them but they really can give a good laugh. So enjoy this list that Bored Panda collected from all over the internet!

#1

Was At My Kid’s School For A Costume Parade. One Dad Misunderstood In The Best Way Possible

Was At My Kid’s School For A Costume Parade. One Dad Misunderstood In The Best Way Possible

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DennyS (denzoren)
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2 months ago

He's the only parent that got it right!

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If you are trying to do something, there is a good chance that you will encounter some bumps along the road and that is what will make you better as you will find out how to avoid them. You may try to DIY a Halloween costume and it can turn out to be nothing like you pictured it in your head, or, like some of the people in this list, you might not have realized you’re the only one who’s excited to celebrate it. 

It might get frustrating or embarrassing, but in the end, you should be able to laugh it off and make sure that the next time you are more prepared and know exactly what you are doing. 

#2

My Team Said We Were Dressing As Dominoes…

My Team Said We Were Dressing As Dominoes…

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Michelle C
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2 months ago

But if he stands on the other end it can be Dominoes Pizza

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#3

I Was Told The Theme Was Greece And I Dressed Accordingly

I Was Told The Theme Was Greece And I Dressed Accordingly

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DennyS (denzoren)
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2 months ago

I would have never guessed the movie so you're not alone. Lol

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Sure, fails that entered this list are not that serious and they probably didn’t have a big impact on anyone’s life. But being able to deal with failure regardless of whether it’s bigger or smaller is an important part of being human, because to make mistakes is human.

The first step to deal with failure is to acknowledge it and let yourself feel all the emotions that come with it. Ignoring the anxiety, embarrassment, sadness or anger may lead to further issues so allowing yourself to analyze your feelings will help you take proper measures to make yourself feel better. 

#4

We Were Supposed To Go As Bikers But He Didn’t Get The Memo

We Were Supposed To Go As Bikers But He Didn’t Get The Memo

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Bored Cats
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2 months ago

I think he looks AMAZING

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#5

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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Ellis Reed
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2 months ago

I'm sure this was 100% planned, but still makes it a funnier couple's costume

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#6

10 Yrs Ago Went To A Party Dressed As Myself 10 Yrs In The Future. Nobody Realized It Was A Costume & They Avoided Me All Night. Folks Kept Trying To Rescue My Wife From Me. Joined Some Smokers On Front Lawn, The Party’s Host Saw Me Out There, Came Out To Apologize For The Noise.

10 Yrs Ago Went To A Party Dressed As Myself 10 Yrs In The Future. Nobody Realized It Was A Costume & They Avoided Me All Night. Folks Kept Trying To Rescue My Wife From Me. Joined Some Smokers On Front Lawn, The Party’s Host Saw Me Out There, Came Out To Apologize For The Noise.

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Bored Cats
Community Member
2 months ago

I need to do that next time my neighbors are too loud

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#7

My Team Said We Were Dressing As Pirates…

My Team Said We Were Dressing As Pirates…

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Bored Cats
Community Member
2 months ago

When you watch too much baseball

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It can be talking to a friend and just venting, going for a walk or taking a bubble bath. Be careful not to indulge in unhealthy coping methods like eating junk food or drinking excessive amounts of alcohol.  

Also, it is important to not allow those negative emotions to take over. If it was a mistake that really affected your life, you may develop a fear of taking on the task that led to that mistake to ensure you won’t fail again.

#8

Happy Halloween From Your Local Discount Jedi I'm Also The Only One Dressed Up At Work

Happy Halloween From Your Local Discount Jedi I'm Also The Only One Dressed Up At Work

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DennyS (denzoren)
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2 months ago

They don't have the force abilities like you.

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#9

I Remembered The Time That I Wanted To Dress As “Cotton Candy” For Halloween And Handmade My Costume

I Remembered The Time That I Wanted To Dress As “Cotton Candy” For Halloween And Handmade My Costume

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Bored Cats
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2 months ago

Support

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#10

I Was Bilbo For Halloween! (Everyone Else At The Party Was Sexy And I Didn’t Get The Memo)

I Was Bilbo For Halloween! (Everyone Else At The Party Was Sexy And I Didn’t Get The Memo)

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Samantha Lomb
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2 months ago

Who says Bilbo isn't sexy?

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This sentiment is understandable but this kind of solution may be restricting. If you are in need of inspiration, just look up the most successful people in the world or inventors whose innovations changed our lives completely. 

Take J. K. Rowling, who went to 12 different publishing houses with Harry Potter before Bloomsbury accepted it and released it in 1997. And we all know how that went. If you need another example, the actress Jennifer Aniston, who is considered to be one of the biggest celebrities was struggling at first. She had to work part-time jobs like a telemarketer, waitress and bike messenger at the beginning of her career as the shows she was in weren’t successful.

#11

This Pennywise Halloween Costume

This Pennywise Halloween Costume

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Piet Puk
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2 months ago

Even scarier then the real thing!

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#12

First Halloween In My New Neighborhood And Didn’t Get A Single Trick Or Treater

First Halloween In My New Neighborhood And Didn’t Get A Single Trick Or Treater

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Ellis Reed
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2 months ago

Trunk or Treat has killed trick or treating 😐

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#13

This Horrifying Teletubby

This Horrifying Teletubby

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Bored Cats
Community Member
2 months ago

I want you to go crawl on a hole.

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Coming back to what Churchill said, failure is not the end, you just have to find another way and not lose the enthusiasm of trying. Besides, if people always did well in everything they started, we wouldn’t have this hilarious list.

What do you think of it? Can you remember a Halloween when nothing went as planned? Share your stories in the comments and don’t forget to upvote the photos that made you laugh the most!

#14

Decided To Throw A Halloween Party For The First Time In Years. Just Found Out No One Is Coming

Decided To Throw A Halloween Party For The First Time In Years. Just Found Out No One Is Coming

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Sue Lynn Chan
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2 months ago

I'm so sorry.

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#15

Epic Fail By My Dad, Not Trying His Costume On Before We Got To Disney World Florida

Epic Fail By My Dad, Not Trying His Costume On Before We Got To Disney World Florida

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Ellis Reed
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2 months ago

He could salvage it with a back t-shirt underneath the jacket. No saving that makes though...

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#16

Don't Call It A Pumpkin Fail. I Very Specifically & Intentionally Carved A Portal To Another World

Don't Call It A Pumpkin Fail. I Very Specifically & Intentionally Carved A Portal To Another World

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Bored Cats
Community Member
2 months ago

Of course! Why would anybody say otherwise?

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#17

These Halloween Decorations

These Halloween Decorations

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Russell Ellwardt
Community Member
2 months ago

This says, leave us alone. Well done.

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#18

Ghost Cupcake

Ghost Cupcake

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MotherofGuineaPigs
Community Member
2 months ago

it looks like a friendly cloud

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#19

I Needed Some Edible Eyeballs For A Halloween Party Snack. These Were Inside A Larger Bag

I Needed Some Edible Eyeballs For A Halloween Party Snack. These Were Inside A Larger Bag

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Bored Cats
Community Member
2 months ago

The bag kind of looks like a pillow

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#20

These Halloween Socks At Rite Aid Say 'Creery' Instead Of 'Creepy'

These Halloween Socks At Rite Aid Say 'Creery' Instead Of 'Creepy'

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Bored Cats
Community Member
2 months ago

I read cheery for a moment

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#21

Bought This Cool Halloween Bottle Opener. The Skulls Prevent It From Getting Under The Cap

Bought This Cool Halloween Bottle Opener. The Skulls Prevent It From Getting Under The Cap

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Beta
Community Member
2 months ago

Shave it down a bit

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#22

Brilliant Halloween Decorations On This McDonald's Door

Brilliant Halloween Decorations On This McDonald's Door

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

You can't say they didn't warn you.

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#23

Pumpkin Fail

Pumpkin Fail

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Stephanie A Mutti
Community Member
2 months ago

Failed or SPECTACULAR WIN?

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#24

These Halloween Decorations

These Halloween Decorations

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Pumpkin Spice
Community Member
2 months ago

Trick or Trat!!!

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#25

Happy Halloween Here’s Some Cdndy

Happy Halloween Here’s Some Cdndy

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
2 months ago

easily fixable

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#26

Outstanding Window Display, Spirit Halloween

Outstanding Window Display, Spirit Halloween

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PenitentEyeball
Community Member
2 months ago

W I D E

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#27

Lol In Honor Of Halloween To My Halloween Pumpkin Carving Fail Last Year.. My Attempt At A Toothbrush

Lol In Honor Of Halloween To My Halloween Pumpkin Carving Fail Last Year.. My Attempt At A Toothbrush

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DennyS (denzoren)
Community Member
2 months ago

Add a handle and you've got a bloody knife.

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#28

True Blood Pumpkin Fail

True Blood Pumpkin Fail

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Bored Cats
Community Member
2 months ago

I can kind of see a dog that has puny eyes

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#29

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween!!

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tw 72
Community Member
2 months ago

This is what I felt like after eating all of the leftover Halloween candy!

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#30

Pumpkin Fail Again

Pumpkin Fail Again

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Box Knight
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2 months ago

Awww man...

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