Funny Halloween Costumes

Halloween is a time for tricks and spooky costumes. But sometimes you and your teens have had enough of the blood and gore of the holiday and are looking for funny Halloween costume ideas instead of scary ones. Fortunately there are a lot of fun things that you can do to have the funniest Halloween costume ever.

finger puppetsMost teens are on a constant quest to be accepted by a certain group of their peers. When they are looking for funny Halloween costumes, they want to be able to find something that everyone will think is funny. This is why it is so important to incorporate your teen’feedback in this process. Unfortunately, your sense of humor and your teen’sense of humor may not be the same. You want to make sure that your teen’costume will be humorous for his crowd of friends even if it doesn’t make complete sense to you as a parent.

If you are thoroughly perplexed as to what types of costumes your kids and their friends will think are funny, below you will find a few ideas that may get your creative juices flowing.


Group costumes are some of the most hilarious and easy to create. Group costumes are generally costumes that take the involvement of several people. For example, your teen could go with a date to the Halloween party dressed as a pair of dice. All you need is a square box for each teen and some paint. Other good group and date costume ideas include dressing as a pile of leaves. Each kid dresses as a leaf and all the kids pretend to fall down from the tree together or reenact being raked into a pile. When dressed as playing cards your teen could be part of a pair, three-of-a-kind or even the whole poker table. Dress your teen in grey and he can be the missing link or a member of a chain. These ideas are simple, inexpensive and fun because you are instantly incorporating your teen into a group.

Original and creative

Originality is key when it comes to teens and Halloween costumes. It is embarrassing for a teen to go to a Halloween party in the same costume that was worn last year, or to be in the same costume as someone else at the party. Use your creativity to think of something really clever. Pop-culture, your teen’interests, and popular social topics are all pools of information where you can draw your ideas from. A Halloween costume that is a play on words is always funny. An example would be pinning socks and underwear to your clothing and dressing as static cling. The possibilities are endless! And remember that you do not have to spend a fortune to get a great costume. Some of the funniest costumes are created from items that you may already have lying around your house.

A list of ideas

Sometimes it is helpful to look at a list of ideas for inspiration when you are looking to create a funny Halloween costume for your teens. Below is just such a list. In reading this list of Halloween costume ideas consider how you could modify these ideas to make it work to obtain the costume your teen is looking for:

Cereal Killer Costume
Gum Under the Chair Costume
Snowman Costume
Speed Bump Costume
Traffic Light Costume
Bag of Jelly Beans Costume
Basket Of Laundry Costume
Christmas Tree Costume
Cousin It Costume
Hillbilly Costume
Hula Dancer Costume
Miss America Costume
Mr. or Mrs. Potato Head Costume
Nerd Costume
Pair of Blue Jeans Costume
Pizza Costume
Popcorn Box Costume
Race Car and Driver Costume
Scarecrow Costume
Super Baby Costume
Too Much Coffee Man
Tourist Costume
And much more!

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