Genius Pun Costumes That Made People Look Twice To Understand

Princess of the North

It does not take a genius to dress up in a costume, but it does take some brains to get dressed up well. There are those who simply buy a costume online and call it a day, and then there are those that get pretty creative with their outfits, concocting getups from some fairly random puns and ideas.

From the woman who dressed as a mail-order bride to the girl who completely reinvented the meaning of Taco Bell, here are some of the funniest pun costumes we have seen.

Princess of the North

This guy has all the qualities of Snow White as described by the Grimm Brothers: Skin white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as ebony. So, we completely understand his choice of costume, as the notorious apple-eating princess.

Princess of the North

Instead of dwarves, however, he opts for wildlings as his company, making a hybrid costume of Snow White and Jon Snow. We are guessing that we should refer to him as Jon Snow White, Princess of the North.

Mix and match genres

Anyone who is a fan of the sci-fi Xbox franchise, Halo, will be a fan of this costume. Well, they will be a fan of part of this costume anyway.

Mix and match genres

This guy pretty much merged two vastly different genres, he could not get more creative even if he tried, basing his costume on a play of words and dressing up as Halo Kitty. This is a pretty great pun-ny costumes, we do have to admit.

Mr. Grey will see you now

Who wouldn’t want to be dressed up as the attractive and mysterious Mr Grey? This guy, apparently, does not want to at all. In fact, he would much rather dress up as a different sort of 50 Shades of Grey character.

Mr. Grey will see you now

That is, he literally covered himself in fifty shades of grey. Now, he looks like quite a wild character that is way less put together than the cold and callous looking Mr Grey that we all know.

The real hero of every office

Every time we look at this costume it just gets better and better. Dressing up as Amazon Prime? Absolutely genius. Especially when considering that this guy went to his office’s Halloween party dressed in this costume.

The real hero of every office

Anyone who works in an office knows exactly what superheroes Amazon prime really is, coming to the rescue all the time. We are pretty proud of this guy for his costume, and his office loved it too, awarding him first place in their costume contest.

Floating eyebrows and all…

Ever wondered what would it would look like if T’Challa from Black Panther met the Pink Panther? Well, this guy over dressed up as the crossover of the two just to ease your curiosities. Finally, the moment we have all been waiting for has finally arrived.

Floating eyebrows and all…

Here we have the ultimate of hybrid costumes: the Black Pink Panther. He even nailed the floating eyebrows! We really must say, the detail in this costume is truly admirable.

Scariest costume award

Everyone knows that feeling of horror in the pits of your stomach, but we will just describe it to jog your memory.

Scariest costume award

You are in the middle of something of vital importance on your computer, when the screen suddenly turns to this dismal shade of blue and this message of doom pops up telling you that it is time to restart your computer and lose everything. Well, this guy nailed how horrifying this scenario is, dressing up as The Blue Screen of Death.

Anime meets rock band

If you have ever wondered what it would look like if you crossed over the Japanese shōjo manga series, Sailor Moon, with Freddie Mercury, the lead vocalist of the rock band, Queen, then look no further. Here we have someone dressed up as Sailor Mercury, complete with a mustache, handbag, and frilly blue skirt and bow.

Anime meets rock band

Just look at the guy sitting behind him on that bench, recoiling in fear. If we were him, we would probably go up to this guy and high five him on his costume.

Relativity gets weird

We have little doubt as to the fact that this is just a family of scientists who are way too much into their Halloween costume that it has simply been transformed into something that more epic than we could have ever imagined.

Relativity gets weird

Honestly, there should be a spin-off of the Addams family movies called “The Atoms Family: Relativity is Weird.” We can imagine it would just be a cool show of awesome, and kind of freaky, science experiments.

Second place goes to…

This busy bee worked fairly hard on his costume, and yet he claims to have only come in at second place in his work’s dress-up competition. Just by taking a look at his facial expression, we can tell that he is not too happy about how he placed.

Second place goes to…

We wonder what the guy who came in at first place was wearing. We think this guy’s costume set the bar pretty high, dressing up as a ZomBee.

The most famous explorer of them all

We have all heard of famous explorers, like Indiana Jones, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, or even Dora the Explorer. One explorer, however, that many of us fail to include on the list of famous explorers is the most commonly used explorer of all: the Internet Explorer.

The most famous explorer of them all

This guy, on the other hand, has certainly not forgotten about good old Internet Explorer, and has even dressed up as this explorer to prove he is a loyal fan.

You are what you wear

We wonder why this guy says that it took everyone quite some time to figure out what he was dressed up as, when it seems pretty clear to us exactly what he is. With all these baby chickens stuck onto a giant magnet, there is nothing else he could be but a ‘chick magnet.’

You are what you wear

Well, with a costume like that, he is certainly making sure that he fully encompasses this getup. After all, which girl could resist such hilarity.

A classic

This guy made such a classic mix-up, no pun intended. When his wife asked him to dress up as Homer, she was referring to the character from the Simpsons.

A classic

However, he thought she meant a completely different Homer and showed up dressed as Homer, the classical historian of Ancient Greece, attributed with authoring both the Iliad and the Odyssey. Well, at least his wife and child are in theme, although this mess up would make for a classic episode of the Simpsons.

Not your typical Nun names

It has crossed our minds, at least once or twice, that it can not be a mere coincidence that the word nunchuck has the word ‘nun’ making up half of the word.

Not your typical Nun names

This thought also seems to have crossed the minds of these two hilarious guys, who have taken this thought and turned it into a full-blown costume. They decided to dress up as people named ‘Chuck,’ as clearly shown by their name-tags, who are nuns.

Rock and bread rolls

Voilà! Here we have the ultimate of rock bands, the leaders of romantic rock, the French Kiss. They probably write either French ballads, or romantic rock. Honestly, we are more curious about what the latter would sound like. Well, either way, we have to say the commitment to this costume is pretty cool.

Rock and bread rolls

We certainly can not imagine carrying around a baguette for the night, however this guy did just that for the sake of the costume. Oui oui, and rock on.

Costume completed by the baby

There is no one in this picture that seems to be more into this costume than the baby. After all, he is the punchline of this “Ice, Ice, Baby,” costume.

Costume completed by the baby

Well, we do have to give it to his parents for being so creative and including their baby in their family costume in such a genius way. This will most definitely be a photo that will be hanging in this kid’s college dorm in years to come.

Spot on

When this woman was told to dress up with the group as Dominos, it seems as though she is the only one that mistook this instruction to mean the pizza chain and not the game.

Spot on

Or, perhaps they all got it wrong and it really was supposed to be the pizza chain. We would like to think that it was the latter of these two options. After all, dressing up like a slice of pizza sounds like way more fun than tiles.

Slashing prices

In this costume, there is only one action that this horrifying character is engaged with, and that is slashing prices. Yes, this is probably one of the corniest costumes we have ever seen.

Slashing prices

This guy is dressed as Black Friday the 13th, and we can not help but laugh at how absurd this is. Just take a look at those sale tags on his freaky mask. We are not sure why this is so funny, but it just is.

A different sort of Iron

There is Iron Man, who wears a red superhero suit made of iron, and then there is this guy, who dressed up as different sort of Iron Man altogether. We think he is probably the most useful superhero of them all.

A different sort of Iron

After all, it is not every day that we are faced by a supervillain, but it is not unusual for us to be faced with a mountain of wrinkled laundry and that is when we need help the most.

Here comes the bride

Last time we checked, the song went “here comes the bride, all dressed in white.” It most certainly did not go “here comes the bride, being delivered by the postman in a box,” but here is a woman who has made light of the mail-order bride industry.

Here comes the bride

She dressed up as a physical bride being held as though a package by a mailman, ready to be delivered to one lucky recipient. We think that this costume is as hilarious as it is cynical.

Poet on top, party down below

Most of us who have taken some sort of literature class has heard of Edgar Allan Poe, the American author most famous for his mysterious short stories and macabre poetry. This guy, however, would like to introduce everyone to a much more saucy and seductive character: Edgar Allan Ho.

Poet on top, party down below

Yes, he may look like Poe, with a smart looking vest and a raven perched on his shoulder, a clear reference to Poe’s famous poem titled “The Raven.” Yet, those fishnets say a whole different story.

Bun intended

Aw, this is possibly one of the cutest gingerbread men we have seen in quite some time, but it sure is not the classic delicious gingerbread man that we are used to seeing in our local bakery window.

Bun intended

This guy is really funny, the way he hung loaves of bread around his neck with the sign saying “Ginger bread man.” He really is taking full advantage of the fact that he has red hair and it is awesome.

Rock on in Wonderland

When we think of the 1980s hard rock band, Alice in Chains, we think of images like the long haired vocalist and guitarist Jerry Cantrell, rocking out alongside the equally cool looking drummer Sean Kinney.

Rock on in Wonderland

This guy, however, took the band’s name to a whole new level and interpreted dressing up as this band as dressing in a costume as Alice from “Alice in Wonderland,” complete with a number of gold chains draped around his neck.

Intergalactic cups

We can not imagine what the ending of Star Wars would look like, if Han Solo spent his time hanging around in a giant Solo cup. What we can say, though, is that it probably would not have ended so heroically, and would probably just be about intergalactic bars.

Intergalactic cups

We do not have to use our imagination, though, to think of what he would have looked like in such a film – this woman has successfully dressed up as Han Solo Cup.

Holier than Swiss cheese

This guy is on one holy mission, and that is campaigning for lactose intolerance. Complete with posters and a t-shirt, he is on his way to be the head preacher for this cause, encouraging others to “Choose Jesus, Not Cheeses.”

Holier than Swiss cheese

Well, while choosing Jesus does seem to have some spiritual incentives involved, we do wonder what this guy’s cheese-less religion is offering as an incentive. So far, it sounds like a sad, dairy-free life to us.

Scary sailor

Our favorite sailor has been completely warped into a totally unrecognizable character from the one-eyed spinach eating cartoon that we know and love.

Scary sailor

Yes, this may look like Popeye the Sailor from the neck up, but this is actually a hybrid costume of Popeye the Sailor and Sailor Moon, to create the ultimate mix of Popeye the Sailor Moon. This girl may be rocking this costume, but this is actually the costume of our nightmares.

Just chilling

Most people are aware that when someone suggests to “Netflix and chill,” they are really referring to something else entirely that is a little more than just chilling.

Just chilling

Not this guy, though. When he asks if you are keen to “Netflix and chill,” rest assured that he is referring to simply cooling down while holding a bag of ice. Maybe this is not what he means by this phrase all the time, but definitely over here he can’t be referring to much more.

Dr. Eleven

We have not met too many people who do not love Eleven from the series Stranger Things, and we have not either encountered so many people that do not think that Dr Strange from Stranger Things is one of the coolest superheroes of all the Avengers.

Dr. Eleven

But somehow, this guy makes these two epic character simply hilarious by combining the two into one costume to create Doctor Stranger Things. We can’t help but laugh at how ridiculous this is – just look at that waffle necklace!

Creative and corny

This costume is pretty funny once we stopped to think about it for a second. This couple are wearing galaxy printed outfits to represent the universe, whilst also dressing up with stethoscopes to represent the medical system.

Creative and corny

With these two components to the outfit, they are dressed as universal healthcare. We have to give it to them for being pretty smart. We certainly can not say that we would be able to think of such a costume.

Waldo got bitten

This guy kind of looks like the sort of person who has never heard of Where’s Waldo before and someone dared him to dress up as this character for Halloween.

Waldo got bitten

It looks as though he got all mixed up, dressing up as a were-waldo instead of just Waldo. If this is what the character Waldo actually looked like, we can not say we would be too excited to look that hard for him in the books.

Bran-tastic

Everyone at these cosplay conventions tries to outdo one another, but we think that this guy’s costume wins every award that you can win at these things. We genuinely are impressed by his creativity, with a box of bran cereal on his back, dressed in a Hodor costume.

Bran-tastic

For those of you who are not GoT fans, although we can not imagine why not, then we’ll just explain that Hodor carried Bran around on his back for a good chunk of the series.

A flavorful bunch

Whoever in this group made the suggestion that they dress up as the Spice Girls is even funnier than we would have assumed this suggestion to be.

A flavorful bunch

With each of these girls dressing up as a different spice, there is no arguing that they are the Spice Girls, just not the Posh, Sporty, Scary, Baby and Ginger Spice Girls that we are used to. Instead we have Paprika, Rosemary, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Oregano, Curry and Basil Spice Girls.

Not all heroes wear capes

This superhero themed costume party was officially won by this guy, who showed up as the ultimate Bat Man. Well, according to us he is a winner anyways.

Not all heroes wear capes

Just look at him holding those baseball bats and wearing this T-shirt and cap with a bat emblem emblazoned on both, as though being good at baseball is a worthy superpower. Well, there is one thing that we hope this guy can actually save, and that is his team from losing the game.

Gandalf, the TV sitcom wizard

We had no idea that Gandalf from Lord of the Rings was secretly Alf from the ’80s TV sitcom, but here we have the ugly Alf crossed over with Gandalf. He must have used some crazy cool spells to disguise his alien face.

Gandalf, the TV sitcom wizard

Whatever the case, whoever is behind this costume is really quite the smart one, dressing up in this cool getup creating a hybrid costume that we would just go right ahead and call GandAlf.

She is for ce-real

Now here is one murderous cause that we can get behind, and that is destroying a box of cereals.

She is for ce-real

Even we admit of being guilty to smashing through a box of cereal in one sitting, and if that is such a crime, then we can safely say we will probably be guilty of it again. This girl seems to be pretty proud of committing such sins and we have to applaud her, as well as stand behind her, on this worthy cause.

Grim and glorious

What would you get if you combined the chainsaw-handed monster fighter Ash Williams from the comedy horror television series, Ash vs Evil Dead, and the macabre, pale, death-obsessed Wednesday Adams from The Addams Family? You would get this woman, who is dressed as Ash Wednesday.

Grim and glorious

We actually think this girl is pretty cool, picking this epic costume to dress up in. It really is a play on the Christian holiday Ash Wednesday, and we are here for it.

It’s what is on the inside that counts

If you want to understand this guy’s costume, just know it is an inside joke. No, really, we are being serious. He literally is dressed up as an inside joke, complete with a sign attached to a t-shirt that has a picture of an x-ray of ribs printed onto it.

It’s what is on the inside that counts

If he pulls down his shirt, you would not even see the sign or the costume, which we guess makes it an inside costume as well.

Is it too late now to say sorry?

When people say that they would like to extend a formal apology, we do not think that they really intend on getting all dressed up in a suit and tie and then saying sorry whilst dressed in such a getup.

Is it too late now to say sorry?

Yet, this young lady took a whole new spin on the phrase ‘Formal Apology,’ and we have to say we think she onto something. Next time we find ourselves having to apologize, you can bet there will be a tie involved.

Simple, but spot on

They do say that the couple who puns together stays together, and we are sure that this goes for this hilarious couple.

Simple, but spot on

They took a whole hilarious spin on the band name “The Black-Eyed Peas,” and literally painted black onto their eyes and wore white t-shirts that say the letter ‘P’ on them. They do say that beauty may fade but humor most certainly lasts forever and this couple is here to prove exactly that.

Not the movie we remember

The force is strong with these jokesters, who completely spun the concept of a Lego Star Wars movie on its’ head.

Not the movie we remember

Last time we checked the trailer, when Lego announced that they were making a Star Wars movie, they did not mean that they were dressing up Jedi warriors as lego blocks and having them fight against one another, but now that we have seen this costume, we can safely say we would not be entirely opposed to such an idea.

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