Halloween Costumes Inspired By 2018's Best Memes

There are two types of people: people who want to be scary for Halloween, and people who want to be clever. Sure, eliciting a scream is impressive, but sometimes Halloween is just a chance to brag about your obscure and varied pop culture knowledge — and what's more obscure and varied than memes? In 2018 alone, we've had an unbelievable number of things go viral on the internet, and while some are virtually impossible to explain with words, let alone wear on your body, there are a decent amount that you can bring to life this Halloween using what you probably already have at home.
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Sure, memes can also be scary. For instance, I don't want to know what would happen if someone actually ate a Tide Pod, and getting into an argument with a cast member on American Chopper would for sure send shivers down my spine. But for the most part, many of the memes this year are just stupid enough to be funny. Please don't try to think too hard about them, and instead read ahead to find the Hallo-meme for you.
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Tide Pods

There are three basic elements to a Tide Pod: Blue, orange, and white. This can be as simple as blue jeans and an orange shirt, or a full paper-mache contraption that you wear around your shoulders. Whatever you choose, you'll arrive at the party looking like a SNACK.
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The FBI Agent In Your Computer

This costume ultimately requires nothing more than an FBI jacket, which is actually pretty easy to get your hands on. However, you can give it that sprinkle of internet absurdity by fashioning a cardboard laptop to put your face through, or wearing a headset and microphone that you use to communicate with your subject — then ask the FBI agent in your computer what they think of it.
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Gym Kardashian

Listen, the job of this slideshow isn't to explain these memes to you, but even if it was, I couldn't explain Gym Kardashian if I tried. All I know is that if you'd like to walk around this Halloween as a swole Kimoji queen, you can keep things sleek and lip-kitted out up top with this muscle suit below.
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American Chopper Argument

This is a couple's costume of sorts, but it's anything but romantic. Instead, find your nearest enemy and pull straws for who gets the handlebar mustache. The other gets a black baseball cap. Throw in some tattoos and black T-shirts, and you're ready to debate everything from gender to Garfield.
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Squinting Woman

This meme has the advantage of involving clothes you actually want to wear. Clear heels, black ripped pants, a black camisole, and a pink blazer make up the clothes for this particulate costume. All that's left is to throw on some gold hoop earrings and pink-tinted sunglasses — then stop, squint, and catch your breath.
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Yodeling Boy

AKA Mason Ramsey. While in a short time he's already released his own music, this costume pays homage to our first glimpse at the viral star: yodeling in Walmart. You just need jeans, a white button-down, a bowtie, cowboy boots, and eleven years of yodeling practice to top it off.
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Is This A Pigeon?

This still from The Brave Fighter of Sun Fighbird, Katori wears a light blue dust jacket over a red button-up and light-wash jeans. The only accessories you need are a book and a pair of glasses, but if you want to take it to the next level, craft yourself a yellow butterfly and position it above your hand using some wire. Is this...a relatable costume that will make me seem cool at parties?
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Yanny or Laurel?

This one is a bit more in-the-eye-of-the-beholder, but who would turn down the opportunity for a good couple costume? While you can't wear a sound, per se, you can still wear something as simple as "Yanny" and "Laurel" t-shirts to represent the iconic internet debate. Just don't be surprised if people start picking sides.
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Johny Johny Yes Papa

I hate this video and don't want to spend another minute watching it, but if you want to terrorize your peers, then all you need is a mustache, red t-shirt, jeans, and red sneakers. But if you start singing the song you are uninvited to my bonfire.
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Trumpet Boy

Another couple's costume, this time with everything you need in your closet. However, this isn't as much about the clothing as it is about the attitude. One of you just needs a trumpet and some perseverance, and people will know exactly what's going down.
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