120 People Who Absolutely Nailed Their Halloween Costumes (New Pics)

Halloween, as we know it, would be nothing without the costumes. However, coming up with an original look year after year (especially if you’re a dinosaur like me and were born in the last millennia) is not that easy.

So, to save your tushy in 2021 and give you some ideas, Bored Panda put together a list of some of the most brilliant Halloween outfits we’ve seen.

From Freddie Mercury Krueger to Post Malone, remember, it’s not how much money you spend that counts, rather, it’s the ability to think outside the box and the guts to try something new that will set you apart during the spooky celebration.

Heck, you can even copy your favorite costume from this list. Whatever. There are no rules! And if you need more inspiration, fire up our similar articles here, here, and here.

#1 I Cannot For The Life Of Me Understand Why Small Children Take So Long To Grow Up. I Think They Do It Deliberately, Just To Annoy Me

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#2 Freddie Mercury Krueger

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#3 Rosey The Robot From The Jetsons. Handmade Costume By My Roommate

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#4 Post Malone For Halloween. Turned Out Better Than Anticipated

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#5 My Friends Airbender Halloween Costume

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#6 My Wife

The last few years she’s cosplayed like male characters for Halloween and it’s hilarious to see her transform. Besides the vest ($20), everything was put together from things we had around the house. The cravat is the sash of a silk dress. The tie pin is a thumbtack. She’s sitting in front of a piece of art we have that we propped on the floor.

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#7 Luna Lovegood For Halloween

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#8 A Happy Belated Halloween From Our Artsy Family

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#9 I’m Doing A Costume A Day For October. Today Is Day 1/31. Lumiere From Beauty And The Beast

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#10 Entering A Costume Contest Next Weekend

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#11 My Friend Rae, Has Her Own Latex Company, This Is Her Handmade Costume This Year

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#12 Helping My Friend With A Halloween Costume. I Think We Are Off To A Good Start

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#13 My Front Man Costume, Thoughts?

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#14 This Costume

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#15 After Getting Hit By A Car This Year, I Thought This Was The Only Appropriate Costume For Halloween

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#16 Happy Halloween From The Torrance Family

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#17 Halloween Is Coming

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#18 Happy Halloween

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#19 Put Me In Coach, Just Give Me A Chance

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#20 A Local Bar Holds St. Patrick Swayze Day Every Year For His Birthday, Here Is My Costume

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#21 Best Day Of The Dead Dancer Costume Ever

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#22 Adam’s Family Halloween

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#23 Scooby Doo Halloween Family

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#24 Covid-19 Test

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#25 Imagine Seeing Someone Wearing This On Halloween

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#26 My Daughter’s Bat Morph Suit

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#27 I Decided To Dress Up As A Vampire For Halloween

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#28 All Set For Halloween

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#29 Halloween Costume Is Done

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#30 I Put My Halloween Costume On A Week Early And Was Too Excited To Not Share How It Looked

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#31 เพราะเราคือพื้นที่ปลอดภัยของกันและกัน เมื่อคุณแม่มาแต่งตัวฮาโลวีนกับหมวยครั้งแรกค่ะ ????️‍?❤️

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#32 Working On My Halloween Costume, 80% Complete So Far

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#33 I’m Up For Tenure Today And Figured This Was The Best Way To Put A Spell On My Admins. Fingers Crossed

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#34 We Are Venom

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#35 Morticia And Gomez

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#36 My Doom Suit I Made For Halloween This Year

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#37 Covid Ruined My Halloween

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#38 My Wife Made Her Own How To Train Your Dragon Costume From Scratch For Halloween

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#39 I Dressed Like A Hobbit For Halloween. Thought You Guys Might Appreciate

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#40 Our Gravity Falls Halloween

My roommate and I dressed ourselves and the house up for Halloween this year as Soos, Stan, and The Mystery Shack. It was a hit with the neighborhood! Sorry for the late post, too busy with party and recovery from said party. No refunds!

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#41 Sweeney Todd – Halloween 2020

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#42 Was Told My Wife’s Halloween Makeup Belonged Here

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#43 Ollo Citizens Of Metrocity

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#44 Every Halloween I Dress Up As Dwight For School. I Make My First Graders Call Me Mr. Schrute And We Discuss Which Bear Is Best

You would be surprised about how many 6-7 year olds watch The Office

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#45 My Brother Won A Costume Contest (Built The Bike Himself)

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#46 Pulled This Prank On My Brother 2 Years Ago

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#47 My Medusa Build Using Foam Mats From The Dollar Store

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#48 Probably My Best Halloween Costume

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#49 The Perfect Halloween Costume

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#50 It’s Showtime

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#51 My Half-Finished Lemongrab From Adventure Time. Kind Of Silly But I Think It’s A Good Look For Me

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#52 This Year’s Costumes. Hope Everyone Has A Great Halloween

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#53 Demon Lord – Mask By Immortal Masks

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#54 My Witch Costume From Last Year

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#55 I Was A Victorian Ghost For Halloween

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#56 I’ve Come To The Realization, Dressing Up As The Opposite Sex For Halloween Is Significantly Underrated

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#57 This Was My Costume Last Year

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#58 Danny Devitos Penguin

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#59 A Krampus A Day Keeps The Xmas Away

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#60 My 13-Year-Old Wanted To Be A Creepy Rabbit So I Made Him This

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#61 How Many Times I Gotta Tell You, My Name Ain’t Ernie No More, Its Ice

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#62 Got A Little Groovy This Year As A Lava Lamp

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#63 On My 3rd Round Of Detailing My New Chatterer Mask-Thought I Would Share The Progress So Far

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#64 Thought I’d Share My Family’s Halloween Costumes Pre-Covid. Sucks So Bad That Halloween Festivities In My Area Have Dwindled Even More

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#65 My Halloween Costume, Thorny From Supertroopers

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#66 Family Costume Halloween 2020

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#67 Dressed Up As An EA Executive For This Halloween! Scariest Thing I Know

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#68 5 Years Ago, My Dad Made Me This Blaze Costume For Halloween. Honestly Was The Best Halloween Ever

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#69 Fire Nation Suki For Halloween

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#70 My Filipino Mom In 1985 Dressed As Pris From Bladerunner On Halloween

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#71 Pyramid Head And Nurse Halloween 2020

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#72 My Wife’s Fat Thor Costume For Tonight

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#73 It’s All Just A Bunch Of Hocus Pocus

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#74 My Halloween Costume

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#75 Hello October

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#76 My Bird Person Costume

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#77 My Halloween Costume From 2019 Bc I Still Think It Looks Cool

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#78 Easiest Costume Every Year

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#79 Here’s Johnny. A Little Unsettling How Much I Resemble Jack Torrence. Happy Halloween All

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#80 Beauty And The Beast

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#81 I’m Doing A Costume A Day For The Month Of October. Today I Went As The Fever Dream That Is The Crimson Chin

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#82 My Sister And Cousins Win Halloween

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#83 I Promise There’s Only One More Jumpscare To Come This Week But Can’t Guarantee There Won’t Be More For The Next

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#84 Stitched Doll

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#85 But Remember, We’re The Wet Bandits

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#86 We Had Twins During Covid. This Was The Only Costume That Made Any Sense In My Mind

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#87 My Boyfriend And I Were 3 Kids Sneaking Into A Rated R Movie

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#88 Never Gonna Give You Up

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#89 Wife And I For Halloween

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#90 Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice

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#91 It’s 2020, So Of Course I Had To Be A Plague Doctor

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#92 My Fiancée And I In Our Costumes From Last Year. Good Times

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#93 My Halloween Costume Last Year

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#94 A Wilderness Explorer And Kevin, The Most Beautiful Bird In The World

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#95 Vice Presidential Debate Fly

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#96 He Just Wants To Clown Around

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#97 Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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#98 My Friends (Standing) And I (Kneeling) As The Goats Of Glam Rock

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#99 Work Accident

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#100 My Very 2020 Halloween Costume. An N95 Fits Inside The Mask, And The Atomizer I’m Holding Is Filled With Hand Sanitizer

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#101 My Halloween Costume: Mary Poppins! Been Working On It All Summer In Quarantine

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#102 Going Through Old Photos And Dug Up Some Of My Halloween Costumes

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#103 Cut My Beard Off For This Year’s Look

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#104 Our Family’s Halloween Costume That Nobody Got To See Last Year

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#105 My Brother As “The Dude”

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#106 Made My Costume! I Wanted To Have One Of Those Creepy Paper-Mache Pumpkin Masks From The Early 1900s So I Made It

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#107 My Homemade Papier-Mâché Angler Fish Costume

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#108 My Favourite Costumes Worn Over The Years

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#109 My Wife And I As Freddie Mercury And Jarrett The Goblin King A Couple Years Ago, She Ended Up Winning The Costume Contest

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#110 My Fiancé And I Celebrating At A Halfway To Halloween Party

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#111 Happy Halloween From Zamunda To Queens

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#112 My Luna Lovegood Costume This Halloween

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#113 This Year I Decided To Be A Murderous Mermaid For Halloween! It Took Me About 4.5 Hours

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#114 Mike Pence Halloween Costume

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#115 Happy Halloween From The Simpsons

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#116 Wanted To Dress Up As Jessica Rabbit For 10+ Years. Tonight Was The Night

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#117 I Hope To Make A Splash With My Halloween Costume, But That’s Okay Because It’ll Be In A Seaplane

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#118 My Friends And I Did 8 Different Britney Spears In Drag For Halloween This Year

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#119 My Group Cosplayed As Our Characters This Halloween

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#120 Our First Date Was On Animal Crossing Due To The Pandemic. A Bit Over 6 Months Later And Here We Are! Happy Halloween

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