9 Clever Halloween Costume Ideas: Puns, Lou Reed & More

It's nearly Halloween, and you know what that means: Time to put on your dancin’ shoes, push up your breasts, tuck in your pichula, and leave your inhibitions in the closet. This is the one holiday where you don’t have to worry about pissing off your in-laws, seeing your parents, or making small talk with co-workers in reindeer outfits.

For those of you who haven’t thought past that “sexy queen,” “sexy air force pilot” or that goddamned Jack Sparrow outfit, we’re here to help. Here's a short list of offbeat and cheeky costumes for wordplay fans and those who have a propensity for puns.

*Plus you can make most of these costumes in under 20 minutes*


This is like a bad dad joke. Bee + Leaf = Belief.

Deer In Headlights

This one might piss off your vegetarian friends, but it's kind of funny, you have to admit.


Retro-GRADE fashion sense get's an A+.

Just pair any retro outfit you've been dying to wear, and put a grade on your face. Might as well be an A.

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover

Genius, she wins. It's easy to dress up as the Simon & Garfunkel song "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover." Just write all those ways on you. Thanks to Paul Simon, you won't be lacking in ideas.


Not sure if going as Zombie Lou Reed is distasteful or a total tribute. We'll go with awesome.

Devil With A Blue Dress On

Blue dress + Devil horns = All the costume you need. On the downside, the song will be stuck in your head all night.


Make a radio, put it on your head. Bonk into people all night. Extra points for saying you're a creep, a loser.


Again with the head costumes. Still, this one is pretty easy, not to mention sexy. Who wouldn't want to make friends with the girl who could fry you an egg at the end of the night?

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Mummy Dearest

Kudos to Jessica Simpson for coming up with this one. You don't even have to be pregnant to pull it off.