The 39 Best Punny Halloween Costumes for Dad Joke Enthusiasts

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If your friends have ever rolled their eyes at your dad jokes, pun Halloween costumes will be right up your alley. Also, who wants to buy a new costume they'll wear once just to toss it in the back of their closet as soon as the night is over? These 39 picks aren't too over-the-top to go trick-or-treating in with the kids, and aren't so uncomfortable that you can't nosh on all the sweets and seasonal desserts or just curl up to watch a not-too-scary movie. 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. Podcaster

You’ll need to make sure some weisenheimer doesn’t try to eat your Tide Pod, which is so 2018, bro.

2. Spelling Bee

Because online puzzles are the best, and Wordle just doesn’t make a cute costume.

3. 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 any track from Renaissance from your phone.

4. Bad Bunny

Get ready to sing “Moscow Mule” when it streams.

5. Whispering Angel

Remember to keep your glass full, as if you needed an excuse to keep the rosé flowing all night.

6. Green Party

In case anyone asks, Howie Hawkins was the presidential candidate in 2020.

7. Acrobat

Finally! A worthy reason for stretching your leg over your head all those times during your studio workouts.

8. Amazon Prime

  • What You Need: a Wonder Woman costume and a box with "2, 3, 5, 7, 11..." written on it (prime numbers, get it?)

Maybe making fun of your little home shopping problem is the way to gain some control over it?

9. Nunchucks

This solves the costume dilemma for both you and your bestie when you come as a pair of nunchucks.

10. The Cat’s Pajamas

Equal parts comfy and cute.

11. An SAT Tudor

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

12. French Kiss

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

13. Fantasy Football

Touchdown—and both the jocks and the nerds will both love this pun.

14. Dunkin’ Donuts

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

15. Lin-Manuel Miranda Hobbes

The duo we never knew we needed. Honestly.

16. A Cheesy Joke

Get ready to memorize an evening’s worth of knock-knock jokes stat.

17. Shark Tank

  • What You Need: a tank top and a photo of a shark.

Are you a Barbara or a Daymond?

18. Party Animal

I’m a mouse…duh.

19. Anna Winter

Vogue meets arctic temps.

20. French Laundry

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

21. French Toast

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

22. A Gingerbread Person

  • What You Need: a red wig and a loaf of bread

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

23. 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.

24. Babe Lincoln

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

25. 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.

26. A Smart Cookie

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

27. Maroon 5

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

28. Tie-Die

South out to zombies, a perennial Halloween favorite.

29. A Bear-ista

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

30. Copy Cat

Bitch Cat stole my look.

31. Witch Doctor

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

32. 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.

33. A Pig in a Blanket

Classy hors d’oeuvres but make it Halloween.

34. A Spice Girl

  • What You Need: Any dress and a few jars of your favorite spices

Posh is so 1995; 2023 is all about turmeric.

35. Reigning Cats and Dogs

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

36. Blackmail

  • What You Need: black clothes and stamps

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

37. 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.

38. Bread Winner

It's not about the Olympics, it's about keeping a roof over our heads.

39. Smartie Pants

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

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