BY Jen T. Tuazon
Many movie and TV characters dress in hilarious costumes for their Halloween scenes. Here are some of the silliest, most creative, and just downright funny Halloween costumes from movies and TV.
12. The Mindy Project (TV, 2012)
Morgan Tookers as a “Urinal”
When it comes to Halloween, Morgan Tookers believes “Funny costume trumps sexy costume.” His idea of a funny costume? A urinal, which he describes as the “pinnacle of wit, funny, topical, and edgy.” His other costume ideas include a condom, a butt, a tampon, Ace Ventura, and sperms.
11. Mean Girls (Movie, 2004)
Karen Smith as a “Mouse”
Asked what she was dressed as for Halloween, mean girl Karen Smith pointed to the ears on her head and gave the now pop culture-classic reply: “I’m a mouse, duh!”
10. Cougar Town (TV, 2010)
Bobby Cobb as “Windy Guy”
With the upturned umbrella, raised hair, and a necktie suspended horizontally, Bobby Cobb just nailed his Windy Guy costume!
9. Philadelphia (Movie, 1993)
Joe Miller as a “Lawsuit”
Only Denzel Washington, who plays lawyer Joe Miller in the movie Philadelphia, can get away with such a lazy costume: he slapped on copies of “laws” on his suit and declared himself a lawsuit!
8. Beavis and Butthead (TV, 1995)
Butthead as “Nachos”
When trick-or-treaters Beavis and Butthead are refused treats for not wearing costumes, Butthead throws melted cheese all over himself and goes as nachos. Nachos rule indeed!
7. Modern Family (TV, 2012)
Steve as a “Sugar Daddy”
Party guest Steve proved to Cameron Tucker (played by Eric Stonestreet) that people still come up with witty costumes for Halloween.
6. E.T. (Movie, 1982)
E.T. as a “Ghost”
Halloween was the perfect time to sneak the alien “E.T.” out of the house. Covered in a white blanket, E.T. was able to wander the streets freely as a “ghost.” So simple, so ingenious, and so adorable!
5. The Late Show with David Letterman (TV, 2012)
Trick-or-treater as a “Dental Floss Stick”
One of the annual skits on the Late Show with David Letterman is the “New Halloween Costumes” segment where trick-or-treaters knock on a fake door dressed in unique and hilarious costumes, such as this green (and gross!) dental floss stick.
4. The Late Show with David Letterman (TV, 2012)
Trick-or-treaters as “Martin Scorcese’s Eyebrows”
In trying to help the audience guess the costume, David Letterman described it as “a bit of film-making magic right on your doorstep. Film buffs will know this immediately.” Who can forget the acclaimed director’s scary eyebrows?
3. The Late Show with David Letterman (TV, 2010)
Trick-or-treater as “Justin Bieber’s Hair”
David Letterman has featured many funny Halloween costumes over the years, including a pair of Crocs, an ingrown toenail , twisted wires behind a computer, Heinz ketchup sachet, and Cindy Crawford’s mole. But by far the funniest has to be pop star Justin Bieber’s iconic hair.
2. The Karate Kid (Movie, 1984)
Daniel Larusso as “Shower”
Hands down one of the most memorable scenes in movie history: Daniel Larusso dressed as a shower for the Halloween school dance. One just can’t get enough of the creativity of this costume!
1. The Office (TV, 2009)
Jim Halpert as “Facebook”
Jim Halpert’s aversion to putting on costumes leads to his wittiest non-effort by far: he writes the word “book” across his face and goes as “Facebook.” But his creativity backfires when he is mistaken by a co-worker as “Bookface,” to which Jim’s classic reply was: “Yes, I’m the popular social networking site known as Bookface.”