It’s a fact of life: whenever somebody makes something successful, other less scrupulous people will rip off that thing to make a quick buck. This is never more true than during Halloween season. Go into any disreputable costume store and you’ll see shelves full of costumes like Flora the Explorer, SpongeRob Rectanglepants, or Breadpool.

This week, Entertainment Weekly correspondent Dana Schwartz went on Twitter to ask people to share their favorite Halloween knockoffs, and boy did people deliver. You could probably go the rest of your life wearing ripoff costumes on Halloween. You shouldn’t, but you could. In the meantime, here are 15 of the funniest. (via Bored Panda.)


1. Where’s Waldo?

Photo Credit: @TheRealFaizanH

Can you spot him? He’s in the library learning about copyright loopholes.

2. Minecraft

Photo Credit: @ValAndreaWay

Do you ever feel like your child respects you too much? Buy them this costume.

3. Neo and/or Priest

Photo Credit: @haleysaurusrex

Hey Morpheus, have you heard of our Lord and Savior JC? Whoa.

4. Harry Potter

Photo Credit: @mikaylafw

Are you a Griffermore, Ravenblah, HuffPuff, or Slitherikmsdlfkjdfv?

5. Katniss

Photo Credit: @TheMuseSappho

100% used! We take clothes from corpses and pass the savings onto you!

6. Ron Swanson

Photo Credit: @MattTheGweat

Isn’t it time your baby learned to like scotch?

7. Beetlejuice

Photo Credit: @dannygberg

Say his name three times and get really bummed out.

8. Captain America

Photo Credit: @maddybt90

Pair him up with his superhero pals: Metal Guy, Eye of Hawk, Immortal Viking, and Green Steroid User!

9. Crusader

Photo Credit: @mickeyralph

Even the child costume model hates it.

10. Cher from Clueless

Photo Credit: @danaschwartzzz

The creator of this costume just discovered a thesaurus!

11. Sonic the Hedgehog

Photo Credit: @muddymudskipper

Also known as Sonic the Tweaker.

12. Oompa Loompa

Photo Credit: @officesubmarine

Oompa Loompa doopity don’t.

13. Batman

Photo Credit: @cupcake83

Who will he fight next? The Jokester? Riddle Asker? Penguini? or Cat Lady?

14. Darth Vader

Photo Credit: @RhettMitter

Duke, I am your stepfather.

15. Prince

Photo Credit: @muldersbff

Have you heard his new single Fuchsia Precipitation?



h/t: Bored Panda