Spooky Season is upon us and if you haven’t figured out the perfect creative Halloween costume that will leave your friends wishing they thought of it first, we got your back. We are bringing you 20 meme-inspired Halloween costumes that anyone can do.

Memes objectively make great Halloween costumes. Depending on your personal flavor of niche internet subculture, there is a unique, nostalgic, relatable, and hilarious meme costume calling your name. In a world where humor exists online just as much as in real life (or more”>, why not bring some of these digital ideas to life?

We did our best to include some of the easiest-to-achieve meme costumes, as well as the most recognizable ones, ranging from 2022 meme content (i.e. Florence Pugh and her Aperol Spritz”>, to older and ever-relatable meme content (i.e. Jay Z drinking wine in a durag”>. So let’s keep it fun and not problematic this Halloween with these 20 meme-inspired costumes!

1. Britney Spears “Dump Him” Tee

20 Easy Meme-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

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You don’t have to be going through a breakup to appreciate this classic moment from Britney Spears. With the resurgence of #FreeBritney in the cultural zeitgeist, this throwback couldn’t be more relevant.

What you need for this costume:

All you need for this fit is the iconic “Dump Him” tee, which you can find with a simple search online (there are many options on Etsy“>, a faux fur trim tan coat, a navy blue hat, a blond wig worn in pigtails, navy blue sweats, a hot Starbucks drink, and the attitude of a newly free celebrity.

2. Meg Thee Stallion Pumpkin Head *2022 update*

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What better way to celebrate Halloween than dressing up as the Pumpkin Queen herself, Meg Thee Stallion. Each year, Meg Thee Stallion gallops into Spooky Season wearing a large Pumpkin on her head, while doing Hot Girl things around the house. From reading with a mimosa in hand to watching TV in bed, this costume is for Hot Girl homebodies everywhere.

What you need for this costume:

All you need for this costume is a spooky carved out pumpkin with a hole big enough for your head and hair, silky pink pajamas, and a wine glass filled with an orange drink of choice. 

3. Joanne The Scammer

20 Easy Meme-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

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Joanne The Scammer is the evil hooded kermit in us all. If you don’t understand that metaphor, you’ll find answers in #17.

What you need for this costume:

All you need for this look is a faux fur coat, a quivering lip, your best caucasian voice, a messy wig and an even messier attitude.

4. Drake (with straight backs”>

20 Easy Meme-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

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With pursed lips selfies and hairstyles rotating with each month, 2022 Drake is giving IG baddie, and honestly I’m not mad at it. While this option might not be the stereotypical meme, it’s perfect for anyone short on ideas that happens to have braids in already or can do them quickly before the 31st.

What you need for this costume:

All you need to meet Drake up your braids is a Black outfit and phone case, a mirror worthy of a thirst trap selfie, pursed lips, and a massive silver chain. 

5. Steve Harvey

20 Easy Meme-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

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In 2021 we saw the revival of Steve Harvey as a style icon. Harvey’s signature bald head and mustache make the perfect template for a unique but recognizable halloween costume.

What you need for this costume:

All you need for this look is a bald cap and mustache, a monochrome green outfit including a trench coat, pants and tie, and black sunglasses. Steve Harvey gets a lot of fits off throughout the year, so check out his Instagram for more ideas.

6. Florence Pugh and her Aperol Spritz

20 Easy Meme-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

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This meme involves Florence Pugh walking into the premier of “Don’t Worry Darling” at Cannes Film Festival, notably unbothered by the chaos and drama surrounding the film. If you’ve ever waltzed into work late, dressed better than everyone else and with coffee in hand, magnetize that feeling by ten and you get this viral memified moment. 

What you need for this costume:

For this costume you’ll need a monochrome purple shorts set, with matching heeled sandals and a purse, black sunglasses, a full wine glass filled with an aperol spritz, and of course, an unbothered attitude.

7. Bratz Doll with Wild Hair

20 Easy Meme-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

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This Bratz doll had a wild night, or took a very long nap, or maybe she just forgot to wrap her hair last night. Nevertheless, the internet had a lot of fun conjuring up ideas about what led to the infamous photo where her makeup remained perfectly intact but her hair looked like she got electrocuted.

What you need for this costume:

All you need to achieve this look is a full face of makeup, a pink scrunchy, and to put your hair up in the messiest way possible.

8. Ice Spice 

@anisafarah_ all the home girls gone feel this one??? #fyp ♬ original sound – BADMAN LISA?

You thought I was feeling you?? *laughs hard, crys harder*

After going viral as a TikTok sound, the phrase “You thought I was feeling you?” trended on Twitter and was referenced to all over the internet. Popularity of the song and phrase is in part due to Spice’s distinct red afro and the catchy Instagram caption lyrics.

What you need for this costume:

For this outfit all you really need is a red afro and a little bit of spite.

9. Arthur Fist

20 Easy Meme-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

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Arthur’s Fist is a reaction meme featuring a screen capture of the protagonist character Arthur from the children’s’ television show. This meme came to represent various infuriating or frustrating circumstances.

What you need for this costume:

For this meme you need a yellow sweatshirt, blue jeans, a clenched fist, big glasses, bear ears, and something to be mad about.

10. Michael Jackson attempting to hide

20 Easy Meme-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

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This classic meme captures the spirit of not wanting to be perceived after doing something either morally shaky or incredibly embarrassing.

What you need for this costume:

To best encapsulate this meme you need a red poplin shirt, a blue tie, a package, a black wig, dark trousers, and an embarrassed hand covering your embarrassed face.

11. Blue Monday Painting by Annie Lee

20 Easy Meme-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

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What you need for this costume:

For this costume you’ll need a white nightgown, hair rollers, blue slippers, a calendar and the exhaustion of 2020 resting on your back. Bonus points if you have a blue rug and comforter to set the tone of a true Blue Monday.

12. Ben Affleck and his Dunkin Donuts coffee

20 Easy Meme-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

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Ben Affleck has become well known for his taste for Dunkin Donuts over the years, so this costume has options. My favorite rendition of the Ben Affleck meme is the one where he is carrying several packages with a large iced coffee on top, but Ben carrying several iced coffees wearing a Believe in Boston tee is a close second. You can also make this a two person costume by adding J.Lo joining Ben for Dunkin

What you need for this costume:

For this outfit you’ll need a love of iced coffee, a slightly unkempt beard, and a nice local boy next door Bostin fit.

13. I Love New York

20 Easy Meme-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

New York also known as Tiffany Pollard, is a reality star that we will never forget. Her hilarious antics on “The Flavor of Love” and her spin-off “I Love New York” not only made for great reality tv content, but she gave us some of the most relatable meme content of all time. 

What you need for this costume:

For this costume you need a white tank top, pink tinted sunglasses, black leggings or jeans, a pillow to lean against, and to cross your arms and look straight forward like you’re waiting on that “we outside” text from your friends.

14. Carmy in the Kitchen from “The Bear”

20 Easy Meme-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

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If you’re interested in TV Twitter at all, you’ve probably heard of The Bear Hulu and/or seen the hilarious tweets about people who can’t really cook using a photo of Jeremy Allen White as Carmy in the kitchen.

What you need for this costume:

You can rock the Carmy look with a fitted white T-shirt, blue apron, fake (or real”> arm tats, and a silver utensil. 

15. Jay Z drinking wine

20 Easy Meme-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

Source: @JAY_Z_Daily 

What you need for this costume:

Grey sweatpants + black durag + red wine = a regular Friday night in your 30’s and also a great costume idea. You can’t miss with this classic.

16. Will Byers Crying Meme

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Arguably one of the most viral memes of 2022 so far, Will Byers crying in the car meme will be just recognizable enough with a side by side photo even if you haven’t seen the latest season of Stranger Things.

What you need for this costume:

The most important part of this meme is the bowl cut wig and a plaid shirt. Anything else is just toppings.

17. Evil Kermit

20 Easy Meme-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

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“Hooded Kermit,” also known as “Evil Kermit” points to our innermost demons or naughty thoughts. This is one of my favorite memes on the entire list because there are so many relatable versions. It’s like we all have the same inner demons! 

What you need for this costume:

For this costume you need a green bodysuit or frog costume, frog eye glasses, and a black hoodie for evil Kermit. This could also work as a two-person costume.

18. Dude with a sign

20 Easy Meme-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

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Have something to say? This meme is especially fun for anyone with strong opinions, because you can add any social commentary you’d like on the sign.

What you need for this costume:

All you need is a big cardboard box with a message of your choice on it, sunglasses, and a suit.

19. Bob the Builder with hoops

20 Easy Meme-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

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If you haven’t seen this meme you won’t be the only one. This is the kind of meme-inspired costume only true meme addicts will know about, so if you’re looking for a fit that will weed out the frauds, this one is it.

What you need for this costume:

This costume requires a black wig with an exaggerated side part, big (BIG”> hoops, a yellow construction helmet, blue overalls and an orange shirt, and a toolbelt that you’ve never used.

20. Old man from squid games

20 Easy Meme-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

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There are Squid Games costumes you can easily find online, but you can really take your costume to the next level by turning it into this hilarious meme featuring player number 001, Oh Il-Nam. This meme is used to compare joy and despair, often in the form of “before” and “after”.

What you need for this costume:

You can find tons of new and pre-worn costumes online. Just make sure your look for one Oh Il-Nam’s number, 001, or simply get some white mask tape to cover the number and use a sharpie to write 001.

Want even more costume ideas? Check out our hilarious video where editors dressed up as memes for our 20th Anniversary. 

 

What are you going to be for Halloween? Let us know in the comments below!