6 ‚ÄčEasy DIY Punny Halloween Costumes

These funny costumes aren't just for word nerds.

It's okay if you procrastinated your Halloween costume or just don't feel like breaking the bank for something you'll just wear once. You can put together one of these easy and clever outfits by using items you might already have in your closet or from a quick trip to the thrift store.


Cereal Killer

  • Mini-cereal boxes
  • Fake blood
  • Plastic knives
  • Sense of humor

Attach the cereal boxes to a sweatshirt, viciously stab the boxes with plastic knives and decorate with fake blood.


Ceiling Fan

the ceiling fan costume

  • Pom poms
  • Skirt
  • Shirt or pennant with "Go Ceiling!" text
  • Enthusiasm

Go Team Ceiling! Be a cheerleader for the Ceiling sports team this Halloween.


24 Karat Gold

24 Carrot Gold halloween costume

  • 24 carrots
  • Gold spray paint or gold dress
  • Gold jewelry

Attach 24 carrots to your gold outfit to create 24 karat magic in the air.


Leaf Blower

  • Hat
  • Glue or tape
  • Leaves
  • Oxygen

Attach the leaves to the hat, making sure some leaves dangle in front of your face. When someone asks what your costume is, start blowing on your leaf.


Chicken Cordon Bleu


  • Blue shirt
  • Rubber chicken
  • Cord

Wearing your blue shirt, attach the chicken to the cord, and voila, you've got a chicken cord on blue.


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