11 Clever DIY Meme Halloween Costumes To Wear This Year

If you are anything like the staff here at Gurl, chances are good that you are moderately-to-severely invested in meme culture. You love them. You live for them. You collect them, consume them, and dispose of them as quickly as they are supplied to you. Perhaps, you may even be ready to take your love for memes to the next level. If that is the case for you, you should probably consider wearing a meme-inspired costume this year.

Meme costumes are great because, if you choose right and do it the right way, it will go over super well. Maybe not so much in real life, exactly–most people at whatever party you’re going to might not exactly  “get” your “Bella Hadid’s Homeboy” costume–but when you post it online? The praise and adulation will be well worth all the explaining you had to do at your friend’s Halloween party in her parents’ basement. Plus, best of all, most meme-based costumes are pretty easy to throw together with stuff you probably already have in your closet. So, check out these clever DIY meme costumes that you should probably wear this year:


The Babadook

The Babadook is a meme with many layers--it is part of one of the best tweets of all time and, more recently, a meme that took the internet by storm this past summer when it was decided that the Babadook is actually a gay icon. Basically? It's the perfect costume for 2017. Honor this by wearing your best Babadook costume, topped off with some rainbow flags to show what you're really all about.

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Pennywise the Clown

It, if you will recall, was one of the biggest, most profitable movies of the year. There was also this whole thing about people wanting to have sex with Pennywise the clown. It's all a blur to me now! Anyway, now is as good a year as any to go as Pennywise the clown. Whether you want to make it sexy or not is up to you!

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Salt Bae

Salt Baewas one of the first memes of 2017, and, if we are being honest, the most impactful, too. Honor this by dressing in his image.

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Jughead

Are you, like, really weird? If so, you should probably go as Jughead from Riverdale. If you're really feeling the meme aspect of the look, you can wear a sign around your neck that has Jughead's "I'm weird" speech written out in its entirety.

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That Guy Who Did It To 'Em

You know you have to do it to 'em.

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Kermit Sipping Tea

Ah, yes. This one is super recognizable and easy to pull off. All you have to do for this look is wear a green sweater and put a sign that says "but that's none of my business" around your neck. Just don't forget your tea!

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Evil Kermit

Or, perhaps, you are feeling the darker side of Kermit--if so, go for a dark cloak, and, if you can swing it, a Kermit head.

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Arthur And DW

Two iconic memes. Two great costumes. Can't really go wrong with either!

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Mocking Spongebob

Spongebob is always a good, meme-y costume option, but if you want to be extra current, you can go with the Mocking Spongebob option.

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That Guy Who Has The Power Of God And Anime On His Side

Remember him?? This is him now. Feel old yet?

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Hipster Ariel

An oldie but a goodie. All you need is a long red wig, 3-D glasses, and a lot of misplaced angst.

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