Halloween is just days away, but some people have spent months working on their costumes. And the results are absolutely worthwhile. Behold the most original, the most creative and the most eye-popping DIY costumes on the internet.
Star Wars costumes are gonna be huge this year. But none, perhaps, as huge as this Jabba the Hutt outfit worn in a Halloween parade held Oct. 25 in Kawasaki, Japan.
Last year, he was a foosball player; we’ve also seen Paralympic ski racer-turned-motivational-speaker Josh Sundquist dress as the leg lamp from A Christmas Story, a flamingo, and a nibbled-upon gingerbread man (see ’em all here). This year, Sundquist gets extra punny with his outfit, as you can see above.
This T-Rex costume by Tollefson Designs on Instructables is made even more kick-ass by its accompanying background information:
Our oldest daughter dreams of being a paleontologist when she grows up. to celebrate that she asked to be a T-Rex skeleton for Halloween.
The creators also note that they visited a local science museum for research and further inspiration. Like all Instructables entries, the post offers step-by-step instructions on how to simplify the complex skeleton and transform it into wearable art.
The thought of President Trump is indeed scary, and costume variations on the Donald will no doubt fill the streets this Halloween. But there might only be one guy clever and creative enough to mount a costume that pays tribute to Trump’s most distinctive feature: his hair. Rob Cockerham, who details his creative process on Cockeyed.com, models his handcrafted costume in the above video. (“It’s kinda weird,” opines Cockerham’s young camera operator.)
Mo Khan’s Aladdin costume has already gone viral, thanks to his clever use of that “dope magic hover carpet board.”
This is the most chipper and cheerful video about Sadness (from Inside Out) ever, but this tutorial from YouTuber Ingrid Nilsen is also spot-on and totally do-able.
At Comic-Con, professionally executed superhero costumes are all over the place. We’re guessing at this woman’s office, she was the only Hawkgirl. No wonder she won the top prize. Kudos for making it professionally appropriate with the tasteful addition of sleeves—but for absolutely not compromising on the weaponry.
This might be the best meme-themed dog costume of our times.
Person Who Dressed As
Snail Slug With Slime Trail for president 2k16.
SPIDER HORSE. Not quite as uncanny as spider dog, but still ... hoof bump.
Teeny tiny Ozzy!
What did we miss, and what costume are you working on? Tell us in the comments!
Top image: Paris Phi wears a costume during a Halloween event in Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Jabba the Hutt costume photo by (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)