This has been one of the most epically long Halloween weeks in years and it’s still going. Halloween isn’t until Thursday, but folks broke out their costumes this weekend. They went hard all weekend—so hard, in fact, that dozens of Halloween costumes hit the Internet and instantly went viral.
The theme this year was “obscure reference that only makes sense side-by-side with a photo on Twitter.” Which is fine, because if you want a costume to go viral, it has to be funny on Twitter. This has been the case every year for a while, but it was especially true in 2019, when most of us seem to be communicating solely in memes.
Some of the costumes below are amazing on their own, but most of them are elevated by the fact that they make no sense unless someone explains them. These costumes might be bad at parties, but they’re perfect on social media. Enjoy scrolling through and thinking about what weird, specific Spongebob you’ll be next year. Or on Thursday. There’s still time!
Here are 38 of the best and most viral Halloween costumes of 2019, weekend one.
1. The Creative Baby Name Lady
This one goes out to Lakynn pic.twitter.com/ye1JjDBMLJ
— Michael Benjamin (@mfbenji) October 26, 2019
2. Bette Midler from Hocus Pocus…and a sexy lifeguard?
our costume ideas were a little different! pic.twitter.com/H5g4KprD0V
— layne (@laynewoodworth) October 26, 2019
3. Baby Jean-Ralphio of Parks & Rec
YOUR SON IS AN ABSOLUTE LEGEND. https://t.co/SVM2EMVfG5
— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) October 26, 2019
4. The Best Housewives and Veggie Cat Meme of All Time
so about my costume last night pic.twitter.com/TN3HE1PT4B
— cødy (@CodyPalm) October 26, 2019
5. OG Buffy
— Joel Kim Booster (@ihatejoelkim) October 27, 2019
6. Susan Atkins Post Dog Food
happy halloween i’m Susan Atkins after Cliff Booth bashes her face in with a can of dog food. party time excellent ✌ pic.twitter.com/bIzuzoUZno
— britt hates (@MissBrittHayes) October 27, 2019
7. Communist Luanne Platter
— Biscuits for Smut (@sugamommma) October 26, 2019
8. The And I ᵒᵒᵖ Meme
and i ᵒᵒᵖ pic.twitter.com/AKRmtwnCRf
— ellie sunakawa (@elliesunakawa) October 26, 2019
9. Dino Pole Dancer
She can take all my money, honey! pic.twitter.com/VFP22vDzKl
— malone (@_malone_xx) October 26, 2019
10. A Very Specific Dancing Kermit Succession Mix
— Oliver Sava (@OliverSava) October 27, 2019
when the succession theme song hits pic.twitter.com/YDKhIrCSFA
— Nick Usen (@nickusen) June 2, 2019