Has Halloween Costume Panic taken hold? You'll know if you've been stricken if you're experiencing the symptoms; shortness of breath, sweaty palms, and chills every time you see the sweet aisle at Tesco. The question of what to wear to a party becomes a source of polyester-related anxiety.
With the knowledge that your outfit will be shared with thousands of social media followers (possible exaggeration), and your friends’ game being upped every year, the pressure to find an unusual Halloween costume that's original, inexpensive, not too try-hard, not sexist and not a cat costume seems almost insurmountable. Luckily we’ve gathered some funny Halloween costume inspiration so you don’t have to be the boring one and go as a cat this year.
1. Netflix and chill
SO INVENTIVE. Give up any chance of pulling in it though.
2. A Ginger Bread Man
Obviously this only works if you're a redhead, but if you are then congratulations! You can make the world's most inexpensive Halloween costume and look bloody hilarious.
3. Your ex
'Hey Sarah, what are you dressed as?'
Can you even imagine the legend you'll become when you pull that one-liner out at the party?
4. A cocktail
Equally applicable to humans, although nowhere near as cute.
5. A whip and a nae nae
You'll look really cool and down with the kids, even if you're still not sure what the phrase means any more…
Picture: Costume Works
6. A social butterfly
So clever. Much pun.
Picture: Pinterest/Allison Wood
7. A crazy cat lady
You'll basically be dressed as you on a lazy day but with the stuffed animals stuck to you clothes rather than on your bed. Not that I have stuffed toys on my bed. ANYWAY.
8. Homer Simpson from hell
Precision not needed. The worse it looks, the more you get to shit up your friends.
9. A paperclip
May cause people to involuntarily grasp their iphones in childhood trauma–related panic.
10. A cereal killer
This one will save you even more money because you can feed yourself for a week on cereal.
11. Donald Trump
Because Halloween is a time to think about the real horror in the world.
Picture: Pinterest/Carbon Costume
12. A chick magnet
Because you're so cool and don't take yourself seriously and want everyone to know it (it also makes for a great chat up line).
13. A one-night stand
Picture: Getty Images/Ethan Miller
14. A fart
You know and he's going to get so many free drinks at uni. This, too, could be you.
15. A formal apology
Ideal for when you forget Halloween is like, tomorrow, and you don't have time to buy a new outfit.
16. A Sexy Poo Emoji
Confuse all the misogynists by being sexy but also human feces.
11. Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro
Camila Medes and Lili Reinhart served us hilarious Halloween inspo this year, and a great reason to buy a Vote For Pedro t-shirt.
Picture: Camila Mendes Twitter
12. Love and Laughter
Emoji's have never made going as an emotional state for Halloween easier. You could keep it light like these two and go as love and laughter, or try your hand at the mind blown emoji if you're a makeup whiz.
Picture: Jaymee Mak Twitter
13. Jurassic Park
This couples costume is perfect if you have a spare dinosaur costume lying around...
Picture: @aleenasworld Twitter
One of our ultimate favourites, try the play on words that is Eminem and M&M with this great couples costume.
Picture: @Th3B3anBurrito Twitter
15. The Instagram Age
If you're boyfriend doesn't suggest this one this year, he doesn't deserve to celebrate Halloween with you.
Picture: @GoldeeenS0UL Twitter