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35 Punny Halloween Costumes That Will Get a Big Laugh This Year

Take your creativity to the next level with a punny Halloween costume that makes your friends groan with laughter

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Punny Halloween costumes you’ll literally laugh out loud at

If you’re searching for a clever, ironic and all-around funny Halloween costume this year, these creative minds have you covered. If you’re the jokester of the group, you likely want to show off your wit and have one of the best Halloween costumes. Look no further. From a holy cow to a deviled egg and a bureau-cat, these unBOOlievably punny Halloween costumes will surely get a few laughs. There are even a few family Halloween costumes that the kiddos will think are amusing. Let the Halloween puns, jokes and costume fun begin!

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A-peeling banana

Nutritious and funny! This is one of those punny Halloween costumes that’s guaranteed to get laughs. Who doesn’t love a good fruit pun?

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Chick magnet

Think you got game? Sport this chick magnet Halloween costume for some laughs—and a way to break the ice. Bonus points if you use these hilarious chicken puns all night.

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Cat burglar

Getting your paws on this punny Halloween costume is pretty easy. Grab a cat mask, striped shirt and sack to complete the sneaky look. If you want to dress up your actual kitty, check out these purrfect cat costumes for Halloween.

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A chip on your shoulder

A costume that doubles as both a joke and a snack? Sign us up!

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A blessing in disguise

You’re a blessing, and everyone knows it. Just add some funky glasses and a stick-on mustache to give your friends a chuckle. See more Halloween costumes for couples that are just too clever.

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Oh deer and a holy cow

These two went above and beyond by making their own costumes from scratch and surely made people smile along the way. And we love the Halloween makeup ideas they rocked!

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Bureau-cats

Spice up your go-to black cat costume with a pun everyone will love. This also makes a great work-appropriate Halloween costume.

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Vine is dead

As a spooky joke, dress up as your favorite app that no longer exists. If you don’t want to buy anything extra, learn how to make your own fake blood.

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Spring fever

Nothing like a little reminder of the warm weather in the heart of chilly fall. And don’t miss these vintage Halloween photos with costume ideas you can still use today.

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Social butterfly

Your unhealthy social media habit can actually make a pretty cute costume! These last-minute Halloween costumes are absolutely genius—and you already have everything right in your closet.

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When life gives you lemons…

Hand them out to confused pedestrians on the street. If creepy is more your thing, don’t miss these scary Halloween costumes that will give everyone nightmares.

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Shark week

The best week is solely dedicated to the predators of the sea. This makes a great teen Halloween costume too.

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Deviled egg

You can finally put those devil ears you wore in college to good use again with this simple and hilarious punny Halloween costume. If you’re looking to create an outfit for your little one, take a look at these cheap Halloween costumes for kids that you can DIY.

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Dr. pepper

The most adorable Dr. Pepper you will probably ever see. We love a funny (and adorable) baby Halloween costume!

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Pig in a blanket

Get your friends together for a cozy take on everyone’s favorite hors d’oeuvre.

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Chilly pepper

For this one, you can use clothing you already own and get crafty for the DIY pepper. You can also just buy one from the grocery store to carry around.

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Greyhound bus

A much cuter version of the dreaded bus that smells like a mix of fast food and sweat. See more of the best dog Halloween costumes that will make everyone stop and stare.

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Bearista

This one is beary clever and beary easy to pull together for a last-minute punny Halloween costume. Need more costume inspiration? Here’s what you should be for Halloween, based on your zodiac sign.

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Spice girls

Channel your inner ’90s teen and your love for flavor with this amusing group costume for your girl squad.

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Ice, ice, baby

Baby Vanilla Ice is indisputably the highlight of this costume, but as a family, you’ll undoubtedly receive many compliments. This could make a great pregnant Halloween costume as well.

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Bee-yonce, Hawaiian punch, fantasy football and a ceiling fan

A group photo filled with punny Halloween costumes! We’d grant all these kids the award for “best costume.”

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Taco Belle

Perfect for Disney lovers and taco aficionados! If you want to go full-on Mickey Mouse, check out these Disney Halloween costumes for all the superfans.

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Identity thief

Plaster a bunch of “Hello my name is…” stickers all over yourself for this easy and comical costume. A little effort with big results.

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Avocado toast

A cute spin on this millennial favorite.

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Kevin bacon

Skip Footloose this year and just go as the star himself.

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Domino’s pizza

This clever costume is perfect for the pizza-loving couple. Bonus points if you have real pizza with you. To keep the laughs going (in addition to your punny Halloween costume), share these Halloween memes that are just too relatable.

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Judy garland

For fans of The Wizard of Oz, instead of dressing like Dorothy, try Judy Garland for a unique twist.

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Wonder Bread woman

A creative spin on your favorite superhero. It’s a fun Halloween costume idea for women!

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Honey boo boo

Everyone knows Honey Boo Boo, and even the haters will think this the clever.

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Mornings suck

Zoe Kravitz is always an inspiration, but she really hit the nail on the head with this one. Don’t miss these Halloween party games that will get everyone in the spooky spirit.

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Black-eyed peas

No elaborate Halloween face paint needed for this costume. Feel free to dress like an actual pea, but using a letter “P” is simpler. See more ideas like this at The Thinking Closet.

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Copy cat

Another punny Halloween costume idea from The Thinking Closet that you’ll just want to copy (cat).

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Cereal killer

Who wouldn’t want to be Tony the Tiger holding an ax?

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Party animal

You’ll really be showing off your inner self with this one. Plus, you’ll be comfy too!

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Dunkin’ donut

Just add a jersey and maybe a basketball to your donut costume for the ultimate punny Halloween costume. Once you’ve picked out your costume, check out these cheap Halloween decorations that will make your home spooky, festive and creative.

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Emma Taubenfeld
Emma Taubenfeld is an assistant editor for Reader’s Digest who focuses on digital lifestyle topics such as memes, social media captions, pick-up lines, and cute pets. When she’s not working, you can find Emma reading corny young adult novels, creating carefully curated playlists, and figuring out how to spice up boxed mac and cheese.