8 Easy Halloween Costumes That Will Win You ALL The Compliments

Illustrated by Anna Sudit.
You've patiently waited all year, keeping a running list of viral moments from the past nine months. Then, finally, the first costume pop-up store opened its doors in your neighborhood. Friends, it's now socially acceptable to talk about Halloween costumes.
Halloween is truly a holiday for Internet nerds. You get to show off your meme savvy and put your trending-topic know-how on display — all with a crazy-good topical costume. This year has given us a lot to work with. Internet pets rose to their potential; relationships were torn apart by a poorly lit picture of a dress. With a wealth of material in front of us, we need to narrow down the list to the most clever and least time-consuming costumes we can whip up this year — ones that no one else will have. (We hate to break it to you, but you're not the only one considering a Minions group costume this year.)
In case you haven't been obsessively tallying up viral moments, don't fret: We did all the bookkeeping for you. Ahead, eight totally unique costumes you can put together in a flash. These will win you all the compliments for months afterwards.

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