20 Funny Pop Culture and Meme Inspired Halloween Costumes For Adults

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David S. Pumpkins From "Saturday Night Live"

David S. Pumpkins costume
Via halloweencostumes.com.

SNL characters are always a good choice for Halloween, and Tom Hanks's bizarre David S. Pumpkins character is going to be YUGE this year! You can learn to DIY this costume here.

Halloween is right around the corner, and you are way too cool to go to your annual party dressed up as a boring old sexy witch or zombie. Instead, why not put your finger on the pulse of pop culture and go as one of these hot (and hilarious) characters?  Plus, if you're craft-challenged, as I am, you'll be happy to find that all of these get-ups are easy to make (or purchase). What are you waiting for? Get going!

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Whip and Nae Nae

Whip and Nae Nae costume
Via Costume-Works.com.

The song Whip/Nae Nae by Silento was as inexplicable as it was ubiquitous, so why not bust out that awesome horse head mask you've got in your closet (What? Doesn't everyone have one lurking in their closet somewhere?!) and pull together this fun partner costume? You're guaranteed to get a laugh!

 

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The Kids from Stranger Things

Stranger Things Halloween costume
Via YouTube/Tess Christine.

In 2016, the internet couldn't get enough of the Netflix show Stranger Things. This Halloween you're bound to see lots of characters from the show, from the gang of kids, Eleven, Barb; even the alphabet and Christmas lights Ouija wall.

One YouTuber has come up with a step by step tutorial for creating DIY Stranger Things costumes for groups or solo cosplayers. Check it out here.

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Snapchat Filters

Snapchat Dog Makeup Tutorial
Via YouTube/Eyedolize Makeup.

The Snapchat dog filter has been everywhere this year! If makeup-based costumes are your thing, there are countless online tutorials that can help you achieve your favorite Snapchat filter look, including puking rainbows and various puppy dogs. This YouTube tutorial shows you how to get the look pictured here.

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The Dead Legends

Purple Rain Prince costume
Via fancydressball.co.uk.

2016 was a tough year for music and Hollywood icons. Bring them back to life for one night only this Halloween!  David Bowie, Alan Rickman (AKA Severus Snape from the Harry Potter movies), Prince, Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder)... take your pick! Or get a group together and do them all.

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Creepy Clowns

creepy clown costume
Via Halloweencostumes.com.

For whatever reason, and to the chagrin of just about everyone, creepy clowns are having a moment this year. Get in on the horrifying action with one of many absolutely terrifying clown costumes on the market. Take your pick - they're all awful!

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Colonel Sanders and his Chicken

Via Troy Aker on.

Colonel Sanders is back, and this KFC-inspired costume is bock-bock-brilliant! 

(What? It's not like I could call it "finger lickin' good, right?")

 

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Dr. Hannibal Lecter from "The Silence Of The Lambs"

Via jdsamford on Imgur.

Are the lambs still screaming, Clarice? This is a classic pop culture ensemble that puts you in the running to win any costume competition.

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The Grady Sisters From "The Shining"

Via Reddit. SuperSweetSauce

Redrum, REDRUM! The scary twins from The Shining are instantly recognizable... and terrifying.

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Deflategate Football

Deflategate Costume
Via costumeish.com.

That silly old deflated football controversy just goes on and on, which means it's always a great time to rib your favorite sports team with this Deflategate costume. Just be careful where you wear this one.... I'm looking at you, New Englanders!

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One Night Stand

Via ouknouk.inf.

One Night Stand! Hahahaha... I get it. Because he's a nightstand. I see what you did there.

Very punny!

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Ron Swanson

Ron-Swanson-Halloween-Costume.jpg
Via We Know Memes.

Get psyched for Movember with this excellent (and simple!) Ron Swanson costume.  Fans of Parks & Recreation love Ron's deadpan delivery and manly lifestyle, and this costume is a simple way to pay tribute to the man, the mustache, the legend, Ron Swanson. 

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Grumpy Cat

grumpy-cat-costume.png
Via YouTube.

Grumpy Cat is this generation's Garfield, and she's also a pretty easy costume choice. Really all you need is her trademark scowl and some ears, but if you're a little more adept with a sewing machine, you can click here to watch a costume tutorial on YouTube.

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Bender From "Futurama"

Via funnycoolhalloween.com.

This Bender (from Futurama) costume is so perfect, it hurts.

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Ermahgerd Girl

hallomeme-ermagerd-girl.jpg
Via Hallomeme.

The Ermahgerd Girl is one classic meme costume that is instantly recognizable to all of the cool kids (those who read Web Humor naturally). All you need is some 70s style clothes, pig tails, and an armful of Gershbermps (Goosebumps) novels.

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Sexy UPS Guy

Via funnycoolhalloween.com.

Oh hello there, Mr. Sexy UPS Guy. You can deliver your giant package to me any day.

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Ken and Barbie

Via Princess Pinky Girl.

This one only works if you're already really, really ridiculously good-looking. 

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Business Cat

Via Snap_Judgement on Reddit.

Everybody loves a good Business Cat meme or comic! That's why he's one of the most famous cats on the internet

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So Doge. Very Meme.

doge-costume.jpg
Via Pinterest.

Such easy. Very costume. Much lazy.

Click here to learn learn more about Doge.

 

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Rage Faces

Via clara_smith on Instagram.

Simple and easy, yet soooo funny! Just like me. Wait... forget that last part.

NEXT UP: Got a baby you'd love to torture, er... dress up in a funny costume? Check out this list of baby costumes that totally WIN Halloween.

OR... You will crack up over these poor DIY'ers who tried their hardest but still FAILED at making yummy Halloween treats.