When you were a kid you could dress as a kid and get away with it. But now? Man, if your Halloween costume isn't thought-provoking you may as well not even leave your house.
Gone are the days when you could re-wear the same thing year after year. Now it takes weeks of planning and coordination with your friends to get things juuuust right.
So here are 19 of the most clever costumes we could find so you don't have to look any further.
1. Your Fave TV Show
This guy chose "Cheers", but this is the easiest way to encapsulate an entire show, not just a character.
Cover yourself in sponges and you're all set! For an added touch to really hammer the point: print out some selfies and stick them on there, too!
3. Third Wheel
Okay so maybe you're riding solo in the date department this year, but your friends have a super cute couple's costume. No problem! You're officially in on the joke if you go as the third wheel.
4. Fantasy Football
If you already have the jersey but feel like going as the player on the back is a cop-out, buy a wizard cap and you're all set!
5. Lost Costume
This one is sure to get a laugh from any computer buff out there. It's easy, it's cheap, and it's quick (in case you somehow forgot when Halloween is)
6. Pigs In A Blanket
This one is great because it's cozy and you can fall asleep at any point during the night and people will think it's part of the costume.
7. Ceiling Fan
Not only will you be supporting everyone's favorite ceiling appliance, but you'll also get to be punny, which is the best thing in the world.
8. Social Butterfly
Another thinker. The best part of this is you can wear leggings ALL NIGHT! And you can also self-promote by writing your handles on each print out.
9. Formal Apology
Easy, cheap, and an excuse to wear those fancy clothes you bought three years ago. Plus, you're already apologizing for anything that may happen over the course of the night.
This costume costs as much as you let it cost.
11. Blessing In Disguise
Know what else is a blessing in disguise? Being able to avoid people you don't want to talk to because you're in a disguise.
12. Chip On Your Shoulder
Corrugated cardboard has never been so useful! Plus, you could decided to use actual chips and then have snacks all night (that's what I would do)
13. Deviled Egg
15. Identity Thief
The perfect way to hide a potential hangover...SUNGLASSES!
16. Cereal Killer
This one is a classic, but ALWAYS a crowd pleaser.
You can just walk around all day threatening people with the darkest secrets you have on them (playfully of course).
18. Life Giving You Lemons
It would help if you then also had some lemonade on hand.
19. Taco Belle