Halloween might be over, but this spooktacular celebration has left a brilliant trail of funny 2015 Halloween costumes in its wake. This year truly kicked ass in the costume department, with everything from celebrity children and Internet-famous animals to memes being turned into costume form. Thanks to social media, everyone's costumes are there for the world to see, and man, were there some hilarious gems. Some were simple, yet super clever. Others were creative copies of cult-classic characters. The rest were puns, which is outstanding. It's hard to imagine 2016 ever being able to top this year, so for now, let's just revel in the best year of Halloween costumes the universe has ever seen.
Keep in mind, a funny costume isn't an easy thing to accomplish. You need to capture the subtle brilliance of the reference you're trying to make, without making your goal too obvious. You want people to get it without you having to explain it. You want to walk into a room and have everyone go, "OMG, you're ______! That's genius!" And no matter how obscure it may seem, the right people will understand your costume and praise you for your effort. That's what a whole mess of people did successfully this Halloween. Here's a roundup of the funniest costumes of Halloween 2015.
1. North West's Side-Eye
Yeah, I'm pretty sure she said, "NO CAMERAS."
2. The Grumpiest Grumpy Cat
I think it's safe to say Grumpy Cat would approve of this outfit. Reluctantly though, of course.
3. Zombie Waldo
Poor thing is eternally lost.
4. Gleeful Ghost Dog
Have you ever seen such a happy spirit?
5. Sad Pop Art
If I knew how to use the term "on fleek" in the appropriate context, I'd say this is totes on fleek.
6. North West Goes to Dance Class
Baby girl, you were born camera ready.
7. Mean Girls Homage
These two just made "fetch" happen.
8. Punniest Pun-stume EVER
Holy Cow and Oh Deer. WINNER.
9. 50 Shades of Gray
This title was meant to be turned into a color palette costume.
10. Taylor Swift's Cats
Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson, be still my heart.
11. CVS Receipt
It's the simple things that are truly magnificent when made into Halloween costumes.
12. Ceiling Fan and Identity Thief
Pun costumes separate the smart from the not-so-smart.
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