Original Funny Halloween Costume Ideas

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    Original Funny Halloween Costume Ideas

    Dressing up for Halloween is a fun way to express yourself and your innermost desires. If you've always been the funny person in your group, you're sure to want a funny costume. Here we put together a few ideas to inspire a great costume that'll be the envy of any Halloween party.

    Great original Halloween costume ideas (Julie Birch/iStock/Getty Images)

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    Hole In Body

    If you've got the money and a desire to really impress your friends this Halloween, invest in this impressive, high-tech costume idea. By putting a small digital video camera on your back and shooting behind you, and then linking the video to a portable DVD player strapped to your stomach, you can create the illusion of a wide hole going straight through your stomach. You could also use an ipad if you have one.

    A hole in the gut (Getty Thinkstock)

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    Cheech & Chong

    While there are prepackaged costumes enabling you to mimic this dynamic comedy duo, it's far easier to head to the thrift store and pick up some tan Dickies, red suspenders, a white undershirt and a beanie for Cheech and a bandanna and denim vest or blue work shirt for Chong. With these inexpensive outfits, you'll have plenty of money left over to get two wigs and a fake moustache.

    Cheech & Chong (Getty Thinkstock)

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    Mr. Invisible

    This massive costume enables you to perform a magic trick and disappear. The classy tuxedo costume comes with a top hat and an invisible collar, leaving you to look extremely tall and very invisible. If you're already on the tall side, you'd be well-advised to watch your head whenever you enter doorways.

    Tall and see-through (Getty Thinkstock)

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    Big Baby

    Do your friends ever tell you that you're acting like a total baby? Now's your opportunity to prove them right with this outrageous costume making you look like a baby in a high chair. The illusion is fun to look at and the message is bound to get some laughs.

    Big whining baby (Getty Thinkstock)

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    If you aren't afraid of showing off what God gave you, consider buying a mankini and adding a tacky moustache. This Borat costume is sure to get you a lot of laughs, but it also takes a lot of guts to pull this one off. Consider taping things down so you don't risk letting anything slip out.

    Sexy and scandalous (Getty Thinkstock)

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    The Birds

    This is another costume that can be purchased or made at home. To recreate the horror movie's effect, visit the thrift store and purchase a 1960s-styled suit or dress. Then visit a craft shop or a Halloween store and purchase some crow Halloween decorations. Place these on wires and attach them to your suit. For a gory effect, add some fake blood where the birds have attacked you.

    Pecking order (Getty Thinkstock)

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    Barbie or Ken Doll

    To create a one-of-a-kind costume for minimal cost, find a large cardboard box, cut out a front window and decorate it to look like a Barbie box. Put on some sharp duds and then wire yourself into the box. For extra effect, consider wiring in a comb and mirror to the back of the box.

    Barbie in the box (Getty Thinkstock)

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    Adam & Eve

    While you aren't really showing off skin in these outfits, it still takes a bit of bravery to look like you're wearing next to nothing. Simply find a flesh-coloured bodysuit, hot glue some fake fig leaves over your private parts and, voila, your costume is ready to go. Don't forget to bring an apple or a plush snake around with you to remind people of your willingness to give in to temptation.

    Adam and Eve (Getty Thinkstock)

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