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?
Can you spot him? He’s in the library learning about copyright loopholes.
Do you ever feel like your child respects you too much? Buy them this costume.
3. Neo and/or Priest
Hey Morpheus, have you heard of our Lord and Savior JC? Whoa.
4. Harry Potter
Are you a Griffermore, Ravenblah, HuffPuff, or Slitherikmsdlfkjdfv?
100% used! We take clothes from corpses and pass the savings onto you!
6. Ron Swanson
Isn’t it time your baby learned to like scotch?
Say his name three times and get really bummed out.
8. Captain America
Pair him up with his superhero pals: Metal Guy, Eye of Hawk, Immortal Viking, and Green Steroid User!
Even the child costume model hates it.
10. Cher from Clueless
The creator of this costume just discovered a thesaurus!
11. Sonic the Hedgehog
Also known as Sonic the Tweaker.
12. Oompa Loompa
Oompa Loompa doopity don’t.
Who will he fight next? The Jokester? Riddle Asker? Penguini? or Cat Lady?
14. Darth Vader
Duke, I am your stepfather.
Have you heard his new single Fuchsia Precipitation?
h/t: Bored Panda