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Have your friends ever rolled their eyes at your dad jokes? Are you too lazy to buy a whole Halloween costume you’ll wear once and, as soon as the night is over, toss in the back of your closet? You’re in luck, because there are actually lots of clever costumes you can put together with (very) minimal effort. Without further ado, here are some of the best pun costumes (most of which you can create from items you already own).

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1. The Cat’s Pajamas

What you need: Pajamas and cat ears.

Equal parts comfy and cute.

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2. An SAT Tudor

What you need: An SAT prep book and a frilly, collared shirt.

Whether or not you walk around quizzing people on vocabulary and math equations is up to you.

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3. French Kiss

What you need: A beret, a striped shirt and makeup inspired by the band Kiss.

When you’re a Francophile who’s also a metalhead.

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4. fantasy football

What you need: A football jersey and a wizard hat.


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5. Dunkin’ Donuts

What you need: A T-shirt, a basketball and a doughnut.

This one would be a real hit in New England. Bonus: It’s caffeine-free.

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6. A Bear-Ista

What you need: Animal ears and a Starbucks cup.

Rawr, one triple shot skinny vanilla latte, coming right up.

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7. Witch Doctor

What you need: A stethoscope and a witch hat.

Alternately, you could ditch the stethoscope in favor of scrubs.

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8. Copy Cat

What you need: A black T-shirt, cat ears and many photos of the same cat.

Bitch Cat stole my look.

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9. A Chip on Your Shoulder

What you need: Any shirt with a potato chip taped to the shoulder.

Permission granted to have a bit of an attitude all day.

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10. A Spice Girl

What you need: Any dress and a few jars of your favorite spices.

Posh is so 1995; 2020 is all about turmeric.

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11. Lin-Manuel Miranda Hobbes

What you need: A ‘Hamilton’ T-shirt, a red wig and a Cosmopolitan.

The duo we never knew we needed. Honestly.

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12. A Pig in a Blanket

What you need: A pink shirt, pig ears and your most comfortable blanket.

Classy hors d’oeuvres but make it Halloween.

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13. Reigning Cats and Dogs

What you need: A crown and a stuffed animal.

You can also add a blanket-cape, to really hit the regal idea home.

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14. Blackmail

What you need: Black clothes and stamps.

You’ve gotta keep fellow partygoers on their toes, you know?

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15. Smartie Pants

What you need: Black pants, tape and Smarties candies.

The best part? You get to eat Smarties all night.

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16. It’s Raining Men

What you need: An umbrella with photos of famous guys taped to it.

If it happens to start raining on October 31, you’ve absolutely won the night.

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17. Queen Bey

What you need: A white T-shirt, a crown and the letter ‘B’ somewhere on your person (we’d probably tape it to our shirt).

Optional: Blasting Homecoming: The Live Album from your phone.

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18. Captain America Ferrera

What you need: A blue vest, a yellow nametag and a ‘Captain America’ shield.

Did America Ferrera leave the cast of Superstore at the beginning of this year? Sure, but everyone knows a good pun is timeless.

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19. Shark Tank

What you need: A tank top and a photo of a shark.

Are you a Barbara or a Daymond?

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20. Party Animal

What you need: A cocktail dress and animal ears.

I’m a mouse…duh.

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21. Anna Winter

What you need: A bob wig, big sunglasses and a parka.

Vogue meets arctic temps.

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22. French Laundry

What you need: A beret, a striped shirt and a laundry basket.

Kudos to your foodie friends who can ID Thomas Keller’s iconic California restaurant.

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23. French Toast

What you need: A beret, a striped shirt and a piece of toast.

For a lower-brow twist on the French food theme, just grab some bread and a striped tee.

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24. a gingerbread person

What you need: A red wig and a loaf of bread.

Obviously skip the wig if you're a natural redhead...

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25. netflix and chill

What you need: A red shirt, a printed out Netflix logo and a bag of ice.

Best of all, your drink will never get warm.

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26. babe lincoln

What you need: A cocktail dress and a tall black hat.

You could go all out with a beard, but the dress and top hat should do the trick on their own.

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27. when life gives you lemons

What you need: A nametag that says 'Life,' and a basket of lemons.

Plus, you can slice up those lemons and use them in Halloween cocktails.

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28. a smart cookie

What you need: Nerdy glasses and a box of cookies.

The best events are BYOS (bring your own snacks).

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29. maroon 5

What you need: Maroon clothing and a printed out letter 5.

Is this the height of laziness? Yes, and for that we salute you.

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30. tie-die

What you need: A tie and zombie makeup.

Very ~on trend~.

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