7 Obvious Halloween Costumes for 2016 And Their Creative Alternatives
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7 Obvious Halloween Costumes for 2016 And Their Creative Alternatives

Don't show be the bear from Revenant, be the pile of leaves!

7 Obvious Halloween Costumes for 2016 And Their Creative Alternatives
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The scariest part of Halloween isn't walking through a haunted house or listening to a ghost story or even reading the nutrition label on a bag of Brach's candy corn--it's showing up to a Halloween party wearing the same "creative" costume as someone else. Unintentional outfit matching is embarrassing enough (thanks, picture day episode of Lizzie McGuire), and it's even worse when the offenders had been under the impression that their idea was unique. In an attempt to prevent fashion faux pas this All Hallow's Eve, here's a list of sure-to-be-overdone costumes (aka "obvious" costumes) and their actually creative alternatives.

1. Obvious: Harambe

Creative: Dan Van Coppenolle

Who wants to spend all night in a gorilla costume? Instead of mourning Harambe's death, let's celebrate the man who gave him life (or at least a name).

2. Obvious: Barb from Stranger Things Creative: Hilda Mercado, Stranger Things uncredited camera operator

There are no small parts, only small camera operators.

3. Couple's Obvious: Ryan Lochte and Burglar

Couple's Creative: Two Rio gas station patrons

Because some ghost stories only need to be told once.

4. Obvious: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Creative: Lin-Manual Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda, but with a stick shift! People love puns a Hamil-ton.

5. Obvious: Dog Snapchat filter

Creative: Rewind Snapchat filter

Remember all the twin emoji costumes of 2014? Yawn! That's how you'll feel about the dog Snapchat filter come October 31st. Instead, try the rewind filter! Live your whole night backwards!

6. Obvious: The bear from The Revenant

Creative: The pile of leaves from The Revenant

Remember that part when Leo hides under the piles of leaves? I think that happened. So classic!

7. Obvious: A youth playing Pokemon Go

Creative: A person driving a car hitting a youth playing Pokemon Go

This high-concept costume is not for the faint of heart, but the payoff is definitely there.

Feel free to leave your obvious turned creative costume ideas in the comments!

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