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06/10/2017 23:31 SAST | Updated 09/10/2017 21:12 SAST

These Tasteless Halloween Costumes Will Scare Up (The Wrong Kind Of) Attention

They're weird and wacky, but mostly tacky.

Halloween is a time when normally meek and mild people show another side: Often, a tasteless and tacky one.

Not that there is necessarily anything wrong with that ― it all depends on the crowd. 

But sometimes people who’ve spent most of the year being well-behaved, kind people have a hard time determining the right amount of tastelessness appropriate for them.

That’s where HuffPost Weird News steps in.

We’ve found 25 costumes with varying degrees of weird, wacky, tasteless and tacky. Amazingly, dressing up as a heaping pile of dung is relatively restrained compared to some of these (we’re talking to you, Pickle Apron Guy).

  • Happy Poop
    HalloweenCostumes.com
    Sure this costume is the epitome of crap, but there isn't a person at the Halloween party who won't want to take a selfie with the person who wears it. Of course, some may not want to stand too close.
  • Subtle And Not Gross-At-All Pickle Apron
    3Wishes.com
    Here's a thought experiment: Imagine the Pickle Apron Guy meeting someone at a Halloween party and actually taking them home. I can't, either.
  • Giant Tampon
    WonderCostumes.com
    So you hate crowds, but are forced to go to a Halloween party. What will you do? The answer is this giant tampon costume. You might even get an entire room to yourself. Well, you and the Pickle Apron guy.
  • Kangaroo
    HalloweenCostumes.com
    Yes, this kangaroo costume is ridiculous and accentuates the badonkadonk in a manner some might find unflattering. But before you start hating, please note one thing: That there pouch is pretty decent for holding small amounts of contraband. We'll wait while you go online to order.
  • Halloweenie
    CostumeSuperCenter.com
    It takes a lot of balls to be a Halloweenie, but the person who does will certainly be acclaimed at certain types of Halloween parties. I bet the Pickle Apron guy will be angry: "Why are people hanging around that guy? His costume lacks the subtlety and taste of mine."
  • Piggyback Stripper
    HalloweenCostumes.com
    Forget that old saw about the eyes being the window to the soul. It's Halloween costumes that really prove a person's true personality. And the person who shows up with the Piggyback Stripper is telling the world, "I am a sensitive, loving human who only wants to make the world a better place for future generations." OK, fools, let's make it rain!
  • Crying Baby Mask
    HalloweenCostumes.com
    Every Halloween party is going to be filled with creepy clowns. If you really want to creep people out, this all-too realistic crying baby mask will do the job. Trust us: We road-tested it at a Starbucks on Labor Day. No, we're not allowed back.
  • Eggplant
    HalloweenCostumes.com
    Want to know how things have changed in the last five years? Look at this eggplant costume. Half a decade ago, this costume would have been worn by a foodie or a vegan. Now, it's likely to be worn by bros who want to advertise their sexual potency. To anyone who dares to wear this, we hope you find that peach of your dreams.
  • Giant Douche
    WonderCostumes.com
    You're going to see a lot of douches at Halloween parties, but there's something to be said for being upfront and open about it.
  • Sexy Remote Control
    3Wishes.com
    We don't like to judge but, frankly, dressing up as a TV remote control is problematic. Remember, the remote control often becomes stuck between couch cushions.
  • Sexy Pink Panther
    3Wishes.com
    It's an annual dilemma: You want to dress up as a sexualized version of a cartoon character, but don't want to permanently scar children by dressing up as someone they might recognize. The solution may be this hot-and-bothered version of the Pink Panther. Or not.
  • Skimpy Clown Costume
    3Wishes.com
    Scary clowns are all the rage this Halloween, but few costumes are as scary as these bikini briefs. And while clowns are known to be cheeky, few are as cheeky as the back view of this get-up, if you get our drift.
  • Down For The Count
    CostumeSuperCenter.com
    Yes, this is a polarizing costume. But make no mistake: the guy who is "Down For The Count" is going to be asked to pose for a helluva lot of selfies. And even those who are disgusted will take sneak photos so they can gripe about the guy on social media. Just saying.
  • Skeleboner
    CostumeSuperCenter.com
    Previously when I looked at skeleton costumes, I always felt like they were missing something, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. Now, thanks to Skeleboner, I can (but I'm not sure I want to).
  • Sleeping Dude-y
    3Wishes.com
    One glance at this "Sleeping Dude-y" costume and you might think, “Ugh. Some bro thinks he’s funny dressing up as a princess while still trying to maintain his hetero image.” Actually, that’s what we think on the second or third glance as well.
  • Trump Piggyback
    RideOnTrump.com
    Piggyback costumes are big this year, but the Trump version is the only one that makes Halloween great again.
  • Sexy Elmo
    WonderCostumes.com
    This Elmo costume is the perfect kiddie-character-made-sexy costume for a shyer woman. It won't freak out the kids, but it's still playful. However, I still wonder if Elmo's pet goldfish, Dorothy, is hiding somewhere.
  • Sexy Edward Scissorhands
    CostumeSuperCenter.com
    This Sexy Edward Scissorhands get-up sends mixed messages. It definitely has a certain goth girl appeal, but those scissors on the costume look sharp and might scare people away. Of course, that might be a good thing.
  • Sexy Bambi
    CostumeSuperCenter.com
    Oh deer. Yet another childhood-ruining sexy outfit for Halloween. This one is actually more discreet than others we've seen -- except for the way Bambi is sticking out his tongue in desire. We're feeling kind of awkward now.
  • Sexy Playboy Dog
    CostumeSuperCenter.com
    Hugh Hefner's recent death may inspire a whole rash of Halloween Playboy bunnies, but none of them hold a carrot to having a canine be your playmate. It's the most cuddly form of patriarchal sexism we've seen this year. 
  • Eleven From 'Stranger Things'
    SpiritHalloween.com
    My daughter loves "Stranger Things" so I showed her this costume of Eleven. "Cool," she says. So I asked her if she wanted to be that for Halloween. "No," she says. "Everyone's going as her." There you go.
  • Pot Brownie Baker
    SpiritHalloween.com
    Cute outfit, but here's some cold hard truth: Anyone who dresses as a pot brownie baker and doesn't actually bring brownies to the party is a buzzkill. If you can live with that on your conscience, fine with me.
  • Sexy Chucky
    SpiritHalloween.com
    "Gee boss, we've run out of charming children's characters we can sexualize and Halloween's coming. What will we do?"
    "We have no choice. Go to Plan B."
    "Plan B? Are you sure?"
    "We have no choice. It's the only way."
    "I don't know ... it seems too much."
    "Do it! Make Chucky sexy!"
    Cut to crowd: "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!"
  • Praying Mantis
    HalloweenCostumes.com
    Dressing up as a praying mantis is weird enough, but if you really want to bug people, tell them you're making a statement about how insects can be religious as well. If anyone gripes, just say, "Hey, at least I'm not the Pickle Apron guy."
  • Inflatable King Kong
    CostumeSuperCenter.com
    Sure, everyone loves a gorilla costume, but they can get so hot. This King Kong costume stays inflated with a mini-fan and can provide a cushion should you fall off a couch, or the Empire State Building.
  • Beer Wench Piggyback
    SpiritHalloween.com
    This "piggyback beer wench" is actually a multi-use costume. Not only can you wear it to Halloween parties, you can wear it to anything vaguely Oktoberfest-related. Some people may find it offensive, but take heart: You're still going to be more popular than the Pickle Apron guy.
  • Frank The Fish
    Big Mouth Inc.
    You could spend months trying to create an elaborate costume that wouldn't be nearly as creepy as this fish mask. My eyes! My eyes!
  • Rubber Duckie Mask
    Big Mouth Inc.
    Whether you're Huey, Dewey or Louie (does it really matter?), people will definitely say "Woo hoo!" to this rubber duck mask that has no connection at all to "Duck Tales" (so back off, Disney!). You can't see very well out of the damn thing, but that's a small price to pay for fashion.
  • Mask For Barbie Doll
    Photo by Apel Dille
    Hey, your Barbie probably gets bored of looking gorgeous in a plastic way. Allow that doll to express her inner monster with this plastic mask that will surely give Ken a scare.
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