15 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Inspired by 2018's Best Memes

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Love Halloween but always seem to leave your costume until the last minute? Don’t worry, we have the best last-minute Halloween costumes that are not only inspired by the best memes of the year, but will pretty much guarantee you place in the top three of any costume contest. 

From sassy Cardi B to the moth and lamp trend — there is something for everyone. Plus, you can find most of the things you need right in your closet. Whatever you do, just avoid these offensive costumes

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2018 Justin Bieber

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Lady Gaga in ‘A Star Is Born’

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Walmart Yodeling Kid

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Squinting Woman

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Sassy Cardi B

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Cardi B Listening to Her Own Music

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Queer Eye’s “Can You Believe?”

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Lil X and Noah Cyrus Pre-Breakup

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Moth and Lamp

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Lindsay Lohan in Mykonos

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Gym Kardashian

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Smug Cheerleader

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Michaela Coel Smirking

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Neymar Rolling

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Yanny or Laurel?

Source : https://www.distractify.com/trending/2018/10/25/7YBae/last-minute-halloween-costumes

30+ Knock-Off Halloween Costumes That Aren't Even Trying to Hide Their Shamelessness

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Shameless rip-offs exist in every industry and that’s because branding works. Oftentimes, manufacturers try to capitalize on the marketing dollars of a bigger corporation by offering a product or service that is close enough to what they’re selling. Consumers get the benefit of flexing like they’ve got the name thing for a lower price, and the knock-off brand gets that sweet bottom dollar.

But there’s an unintentionally hilarious side-effect of these knock-off brands: the ridiculous names that people come up with in order to avoid getting mercilessly slaughtered by corporate legal teams for copyright infringement.

Because these knock-off companies don’t have the kind of coin to cover licensing fees, they often come up with “creative” solutions to signal to their customers or unsuspecting buyers that they’re selling them a product from their beloved film, video game, comic book, or movie. 

A recent Twitter thread uncovered some of these Halloween gems that are absolutely hilarious. Enjoy.

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NOTIONLESS

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Two for the price of one.

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Video Game Guy

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Where’s the Stripey Dude?

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Juice Demon

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Ladies Sexy Factory Worker Costume

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Creepy Husband

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Hungry Rebel Girl

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Mischievous Worker

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Blue Speed Mouse

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Supportive Burger Wife

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A-Lad-In A Costume

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Chica Peligrosa

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Kansas Sweetie/Beauty

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Minegame

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80’s Purple Musician Costume

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Mid-Week Honey Costume

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Dark Northern King Wig

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Brave Warrior America

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Comb-over Candidate

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Pubescent frog of Silent War

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Anonymous Star

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The rice is strange

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Cutthroat Pirate Girl/Man

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Woodland Warrior and Wicked Trickster

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Heroic Maria

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Samuria

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Lost Adult

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A TickTock Orange juice

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Galaxy Rebel.

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Unusual Events

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Biscuit Beast

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Men’s Out of Space Costume

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Sexy Trash Monster

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Wizzrd Boy

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Sidekick Bros

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Bossy Salem Sister

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Dead Parents and Red and Blue Hero

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Stalker

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Tomb Looter

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Adult 4chan Man costume deluxe

Source : https://undefined/humor/2018/10/23/ZmsaMz/halloween-ripoff-costumes

13 of TV's Best Halloween Costumes

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Halloween is my favorite holiday, so it makes sense that I go nuts for Halloween-themed anything. Be it snack cakes, drinks, clothing, heavy metal bands, or movies and TV shows.

Actually, especially TV shows. It’s always so much fun to see your beloved characters dress up or get involved with some general spookiness. I mean, The Simpsons Halloween specials? I rest my case.

But there are some TV shows that take Halloween to the next level, especially when it comes to crafting the perfect costume for its characters. Here are some of the best to have ever graced the small screen.

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‘The Office’ – Two Heads are Better than One

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‘Bob’s Burgers’ – Edward Scissorhands, Mommy Mummy, and Gene’s U.N.I.T.Y. Queen Latifah.

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‘Community’ – Queen Alien and Ripley.

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‘Modern Family’ – Princess Fiona

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‘Stranger Things’ – Ghostbusters

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ – Sexy Pumpkin and Hanging Chad

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‘Parks and Rec’ – Rosie the Riveter and Gabby Douglas

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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ – Salt and Pepper

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‘Glee’ – The Rocky Horror Glee Show

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‘Frasier’ – Cyrano de Bergerac

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‘Friends’ – Spudnik

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‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ – Vijo Morganstein

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‘New Girl’ – Public Serpent

Source : https://undefined/entertainment/2018/10/09/2wRGyT/halloween-episode-costumes

7 Halloween Costumes You Won't Believe Were Actually Invented

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In a way, it feels like the more we progress as a society, the less there is to invent. After all, we have computers so small they fit in our pockets, vacuum cleaners that move themselves, and all the nutrition of a regular meal packed into a beverage — and that’s just in America. Don’t even get us started on what’s available in Japan.

So, as autumn rolls in and apple-bobbing grown-ups are beginning to think up their Halloween outfits, we’ve compiled some of the strangest costumes you won’t believe were actually invented. They range from trendy to straight-up offensive, with a lot of trashy in the mix.

This list will confirm the notion that just because a concept was approved, it doesn’t necessarily make the idea behind it a good one. Or at the very least, it’ll leave you scratching your head, thinking WT actual F?!

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Ghosted Costume

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Chinese Person Costume

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Sexy Handmaid Costume

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Sexy Burka Costume

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Pregnant Kylie Jenner Costume

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Native American Hottie Costume

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Ugly Halloween Sweater

Source : https://undefined/trending/2018/09/24/Z1YfxDe/offensive-halloween-costume

Insensitive Halloween Costumes You and Your Kids Should Definitely Avoid This Year

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Halloween 2018 is quickly approaching so it’s just about the right time to agonize over what you’ll dress up as this year. With so many successful box office movies and memorable pop culture moments, this year is sure to showcase some awesomely creative, comical and stunning costumes. 

And although we don’t have a crystal ball, it’s fair to imagine that Halloween will also see its fair share of racially insensitive and otherwise tasteless costumes. Remember the time (pre-Meghan Markle) that Prince Harry dressed up in a Third Reich uniform? The more we progress as a society and become increasingly exposed to diverse narratives, the more we look up to and admire cultures that are different from our own. And that is definitely a good thing.

But what happens when your kid comes home and all she can talk about is how she wants to dress up as her favorite POC (person of color) character for Halloween? From Moana and Coco to Crazy Rich Asians, a lot of this year’s movies showcased incredible non-white characters worthy of being lauded and admired, though it might not be your kid’s place to honor them with a disguise. And even when they’re not racially appropriative, a closer look at some cute and funny costumes will reveal they’re in fact quite problematic — at best.

Below, a few costumes people of any age should probably reconsider.

Moana

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Moana is arguably one of the best films Disney has released in recent memory. A spunky Polynesian teen (Moana) embarks on an adventure to save her people, and all kinds of madness ensues. Oh, and did we mention The Rock is in it? <3

But all adorability aside, Moana might not be the best costume to pin up on your Halloween mood board. Last year, Sachi Feris wrote a post called “Moana, Elsa, and Halloween” for the blog Raising Race-Conscious Children that quickly went viral. In it, she detailed an important conversation she had with her daughter who wanted to dress up like the Polynesian character: “I don’t like the idea of dressing up using the same traditional clothing that someone from Moana’s culture may have worn because that feels like we are laughing at her culture by making it a costume. A child whose family is Polynesian could dress up using that type of traditional clothing but Moana’s culture is not our culture.” 

Although many lauded Sachi for making her daughter aware of cultural appropriation at such a young age, her ideas did receive backlash too, as People reported. In any case, she started an important conversation about not making cultures into costumes.

Anne Frank

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It’s kind of crazy that this needs to be said, but dressing your young daughter up as the persecuted teenage diarist is not a very cute idea. Several costume stores half-decided that it was a questionable choice, but instead of removing the outfit from their shops altogether, decided to change the name from “Anne Frank costume” to “Child’s 1940s Girl Historical Costume.” Another store, Wellindal, sells the disguise with the copy “World War II Evacuee.” Except, Anne Frank didn’t… Nevermind. Best to stay away from this one.   

Coco

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While there’s nothing wrong with belting “Un Poco Loco” or Coco‘s other hit song, “Remember Me,” it might be best to keep your appreciation for this film in the musical realm this Halloween. Disney was lauded for finally representing Latin culture within its film franchise empire, and it also introduced many Americans to the Mexican tradition the Day of the Dead. 

While some might be eager to flock to the drug store for face paint or buy a ready-made Mama Imelda costume online, one person took to Twitter to explain why dressing up as a sugar skull is not the best idea: “I must say that as a Mexican [it] is way more offensive that you reduce a traditional festivity to a Disney film than the costume. Coco is not the Day of the Dead or part of it.” 

Hollidappy goes on to explain, “Día de Los Muertos is an important holiday in Mexico. It is a time for reflection, prayer, and honouring the deceased. It is a spiritual and culturally-specific holiday, so sugar skulls are not just pretty make-up for every white girl to paint her face with. They mean a lot more than that.”

Native Americans

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While we can all agree that Pocahontas was awesome, dressing yourself or your kid up in Native American costumes is definitely not. Simon Moya-Smith, editor of Indian Country Today, explained why in a conversation with Culture Trip: “Cultural exchange requires both parties giving permission, whereas cultural appropriation is outright theft.”

In a Teen Vogue video entitled “My Culture Is NOT a Costume,” Valerie Reynoso goes on to explain why native garb doesn’t make for a choice Halloween costume. “We’re seen as TV characters, you know, just like the savage with the fringes and these boots that aren’t even accurate,” she said. “Even our body paint has meaning and then, you know, you just put on this cheap paint that you probably got at the dollar store for fun because you thought it was funny. Like, my existence is just comical or hilarious to you.”

Chola

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From Rihanna to Kim Kardashian, everyone is obsessed (again!) with Chola culture. But the Mexican-American subculture recognizable by its big hoop earrings, drawn-on eyebrows and heavy lip liner is not a trend, and when people wear the styles of marginalized groups, it’s not fashion. That’s called cultural appropriation. 

As an article on Cosmopolitan explains, cholas and chongas “tend to face racism, sexism, and classism. In other words, making a mockery of these real-life identities is a jerk move.”

Asian costumes

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We loved Crazy Rich Asians just as much as the next person, but not blindly enough to wear any old traditional Asian outfit as Halloween costume. And you probably shouldn’t either. 

Cultural appropriation is using the aspects of someone else’s culture out of context and without any knowledge of the people’s history. Plus, it’s really hard work to become a geisha, and lathering some white paint on your face before going around the neighborhood asking for candy is exoticizing Japanese traditions, and is essentially a slap in the face to their culture.

So when you start shopping for your and your kids’ costumes this year, Susan Scafidi, author of Who Owns Culture: Appropriation and Authenticity in American Law has a few quick tips to share. She told USA Today that a good idea when brainstorming a Halloween outfit is to put yourself in the characters shoes figuratively before driving out to Party City to put yourself in their shoes literally.

Per her conversation with the site, these are the three rules of thumb Susan encourages people to follow when shopping for Halloween:

Source: Think first about the source culture. Is this a culture that has been historically discriminated against or oppressed (blacks, American Indians). If so, proceed with caution.

Significance (or sacredness): What’s the significance of what you’re taking? Is it something that is of major cultural significance, or maybe even something sacred, or is it just a run-of-the-mill ordinary item, an everyday commodity? (American Indian headdresses, Scafidi said, are the “equivalent of military medals. They’re not just decoration or hats or jewelry or something ornamental. They mean something.”)

Similarity: And finally, think about the similarity of what you’re doing. Are you interpreting or being inspired by someone else’s culture, or are you just making an exact copy?

So, what will you and your kids wear this year?

Source : https://undefined/trending/2018/09/14/Zc46YV/2018-halloween-costume-ideas