People Who Went hard at HalloweenWhether it’s a smart political reference, a brave joke or just a bloody brilliant piece of construction, some people just know how to do Halloween right.
Halloween is a time where everyone can shed the skin of who they are and become anything they want to be.
No matter your age, job, location, or sense of humour, it’s a holiday that embraces diversity and there’s definitely a costume out there for everyone.
Each year, I never fail to see some pretty impressive costumes that end up going viral due to their clever innovation.
Here are 19 examples of people that went hard at Halloween.
1. Van Gogh
One can only imagine how long it took this guy to turn himself into the famous ‘Starry Night’ painting by Van Gogh. Those paint strokes, man.
I don’t know how this pair managed to put together this crazy Anglerfish costume. But I do know it’s hella scary.
The overhanging blue bulbs are a nice touch, too.
3. Being deported by Trump
This costume could be seen as insensitive, but is actually a powerful political statement, as well as a clever build.
The model Trump is actually kinda amusing, too.
4. Man who 3D-printed his own face
It takes some commitment to go as far as 3D-printing your own face in order to make a belting Halloween costume.
I’m also guessing it scared a fair few people at the party, too.
5. Dead head in fridge
Few people would think of building a whole fridge around themselves to create the illusion of a preserved human head.
This costume is seriously impressive and I just love the attention to detail - check the notes on the fridge and the classic box of Eggos.
6. Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons makeup
I just love this incredible makeup look created for Daenarys Targaryen from Game of Thrones. From the bloodied lip to the dragon-eye. It’s a unique and professional-looking take on this iconic character.
7. Acid Trip
Of all the things humans can find terrifying, an acid trip has the potential to be up there.
This gal tapped into that basic fear, with a pretty awesome acid trip makeup look that probably had everyone freaking out.
8. Walt Disney fresh from the freezer
This one gets points for its originality and obscureness, not to mention it’s amazing attention to detail.
From the black and white Steamboat Mickey, to the snow-dusted moustache and surprisingly accurate signature on the name tag...this is Walt Disney if ever I saw him. (Well, if he’d been cryogenically frozen.)
9. A functioning Pacman arcade game
It takes some thinking to find a costume your friends will really be entertained by.
And I mean really entertained...this guy’s Pacman arcade game costume was fully interactive, which his pals no doubt loved.
10. A rollercoaster
This clever costume ended up going viral after its participants gave it a little test drive in the street.
Not only do I love the construction of this costume, the theatre and spectacle of it only add to the effect.
11. Maxi pad costume
If you’re easily offended you might want to look away.
This costume is one that might seem shocking to a lot of people. Otherwise, I think this is just a pretty accurate depiction of what most women dread every month.
And you gotta give it to the wearer - that’s a inventive way to use an old mattress protector.
Everybody on the internet was surprised and impressed when a chap called Chris Miller managed to create an almost-real life Bender of Futurama.
Chris and a friend apparently built the costume together, giving it eyes that could be controlled by a hand-held servo. Unsurprisingly, it later went on to be a finalist in a costume contest.
13. Hovering Boba Fett
One man took the sci-fi costume a step further when he converted your ordinary Boba Fett costume using a homemade jetpack.
The column of flames hid his legs and he used platform shoes made from rollerblades to make himself taller. The result: a freakin’ cool costume.
14. Where The Wild Things Are
These character masks from Where The Wild Things Are are seriously accurate. Made from paper mache, these kids definitely got every detail right, and they were completed with glow-in-the-dark eyes!
15. Genie on a magic carpet
This floating genie costume would be sure to have heads turning. Though the concept looks advanced, it’s actually super simple (http://www.instructables.com/id/Genie-on-a-Flying-Carpet/).
(Clue…it just requires a zimmer on wheels to keep the carpet stable.)
16. Pregnant zombie
This pregnant zombie costume was enough to give everyone a scare at the 2009 Texas Frightmare Zombie Walk.
The wearer, Amanda Frite, wasn’t actually pregnant in real life (it was all fake see here for the wearers snaps ). But if you did happen to be pregnant, this’d be a good one to pull off.
17. Toy army men
You gotta give the credit to this bunch of office dwellers.
Not only were they organised enough to successfully co-ordinate this convincing costume (and play it out at work); they even went as far as covering their faces to create the plastic painted effect.
18. Halo Red vs. Blue
Shawn Thorsson is renowned for his incredible Halloween costumes. Perhaps the most popular one being his Halo-themed set of Red vs. Blue characters, in which he dressed his friends in authentic-looking armour from the videogame.
19. Darth Vader TIE fighter
This Star Wars-themed costume built around a wheelchair gives me all the chills.
From the carefully constructed TIE fighter wings to Darth Vader headgear and even a red lightsaber...this costume kicks most other Star Wars costumes’ butts.