Here Are 10 of the Most Unconventional Halloween Costume Ideas You Have Ever Seen for Halloween 2016!

Most Unconventional Halloween Costume Ideas
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If you’re bored of the same old Halloween costumes, here are ten of the most unconventional Halloween costume ideas you have ever seen!


The annual festival of Halloween is generally considered a family affair—going trick-or-treating with the kids in the neighborhood, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns and dressing up into anything you want for the night! While everyone loves the traditional festivities, we’re sure you’re bored of wearing the same old, run-of-the-mill Halloween costumes, and are looking for some different Halloween costume ideas in order to stand out. According to Google, some of the most popular Halloween costumes this year are Harley Quinn, Deadpool, and Game of Thrones and  Pokemon Go! characters. So, if you want to be unconventional, we suggest you stay away from those. For Halloween party-goers with a competitive streak and a creative edge, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 10 of the most unconventional Halloween costumes you have ever seen and some DIY Halloween costume ideas just for you!

#1 Instagram Filter

Finally, a costume that’s both clever and easy on the wallet! The Instagram selfie costume is a big hit with Halloween partygoers in 2016. All you require is a frame made of poster boards and a few markers. To push the envelope further, stick a sheet of colored cellophane paper of your choice, and create your favorite Instagram filter! Who doesn’t love that sepia look?

#2 Kim Kardashian

If you’re searching for a celebrity to dress up as this Halloween 2016, look no further than reality TV actress, Kim Kardashian! The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is hands-down one of the most popular people on the planet right now, and a Halloween costume based on her is easy to DIY at home. All you’ll need is a long black wig, some sunglasses, sky-high heels and the tightest dress you can find! Don’t forget some stuffing to fill up your “lady lumps” to get the full Kim Kardashian look!

#3 Emojis

Who doesn’t love using Emojis? After Quantico actress, Priyanka Chopra channeled her inner dancing girl emoji at the Emmys this year, others are following suit. Take your pick from dozens of fun emojis and mix it up to make sure all eyes remain on you and your partner during Halloween 2016!

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#4 Donald Trump

After the Barack Obama Halloween costume became so popular a few years ago, it’s time to show your support for your favorite presidential candidate! Naturally, since Donald Trump gives us so much more to work with than Hillary Clinton does, take a stab at dressing up as the iconic real estate mogul. A tuxedo with his trademark red tie, oodles of spray tan and a wig of Trump’s famous flyaway hair should do the trick!

donald trump halloween costume

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#5 Smoking Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Making light of the recent controversy around smartphone giant, Samsung (in which they recalled several Galaxy Note 7 phones after complaints of explosions), an innovative fellow came up with the novel idea of sticking several boxes of Samsung phones to his t-shirt and blowing smoke out of them!

#6 Orange Is the New Black

The latest trend in costumes based on TV shows is the prison jumpsuit look from Orange is the New Black. Channel your inner prison chic with a DIY Alex and Piper costume from the hit Netflix drama! A pair of handcuffs and bad hair will definitely complete the look. If you aren’t a fan of the show, pick a character of your choice like a doctor in scrubs from Grey’s Anatomy, or even a creepy zombie from The Walking Dead!

#7 Tetris

You’d be lying if you said Tetris wasn’t your favorite childhood game! The colorful blocks are simple to make at home, and the bright colors, as well as the asymmetrical shapes, will ensure that you and your partner remain the center of attention at this year’s Halloween costume party!

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#8 Google Maps

Betha and I rocking our #couplecostume ????#googlemaps

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Whenever you felt lost in life, the trusty Google Maps have always come to your rescue, right? Pay a humble tribute to the application that has saved you in times of need! Fashion some DIY headgear for the red pins; stick some pasteboards with street names on your t-shirt and you’re ready to go!

#9 Household Products

If you’ve ever been accused of being slightly obsessive-compulsive, let your freak flag fly high this Halloween 2016! Take your pick from a wide range of DIY unconventional Halloween couples costumes, like a bottle of shampoo and a loofah, or a mop and a bucket!

#10 Beer Pong

Happy Halloween! #beerpong #couplescostume #awesome

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What’s the best way to make an entrance at a Halloween costume party? Yes, that’s right … dress up like everybody’s favorite drinking game! Beer Pong is one the silliest costumes for couples, and is sure to elicit a hearty laugh at your Halloween party this year. Other great unconventional Halloween costume ideas for couples are a bottle of wine and cheese, or even a rum and coke!

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