Halloween Parades
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The tree is lit, the mistletoe is hung, and there’s a fat man on the roof. That must mean it’s everyone’s favorite excuse to eat eggs and throw chocolate (or the other way around): Halloween! It’s the time of year when everyone reaches deep into their psyche and pulls out a costume idea that will set the world ablaze. Or at the very least will get your drunken photos onto TMZ.

This year, many people decided to mock what you and I hold most dear by dressing up as their favorite, or least favorite, Muppet characters. Let’s take a peek at some of the best and most embarrassing hilarious pictures that I stole from Flickr, shan’t we?
Here we’ve got a couple of giant-headed roommates, Bert and Ernie. C’mon guys, you couldn’t find some stripey shirts?
Two extracool points go to this Two-Headed Monster for remembering that the one on the left has horns that go up, while the one on the right has horns that go down.
Boy, that Cookie Monster costume looks warm, doesn’t it? I guess Big Bird wouldn’t know, since he can’t see a damn thing.
Ignore the wolf-in-grandma’s-gown, take note of the Swedish Chef. I give an extra point for the bow tie, but I’ll take it away again for thinking he has a goatee.
Golden teeth and golden tones (and a few feather boas) make this costume extra nifty.
This Doozer costumes looks more like a chubby construction worker. The confused look on his face make him look like a construction worker who lost his favorite wrench.
I can imagine that a Gonzo costume is near impossible to pull off, so I’ll give points for the purple tux, as well as convincing his girlfriend to go as Camilla.
Guess what Elmo’s thinking about today? That’s right, Elmo! Let’s ask a baby what Elmo looks like. Hey baby…
A very strange attempt at a Jim Henson costume. I guess the gray beard means this is 1989 Jim Henson, though I don’t understand the Kermit puppet with his neck on fire. Though I really don’t get the lady next to him. I’m afraid to ask.
This Pepe costume might be my favorite of the bunch. She’s got the extra arms (and the strings to make them work), the blue hoodie, and the spiky hair to simulate antennae. 100 Muppet points to you, King Prawn!
Sweetums in da house! This is one really well-made costume. I want to buy one, then run around town with a suitcase, shouting “Wait up, you guys! I wanna go to Hollywood!”
Statler and Waldorf here get my approval for actually being two old guys. Oh, and the portable balcony doesn’t hurt either.
Halloween? Uh huh, uh huh. Book! Book book book. Yip yip yip.

Now let’s take a look at some repeated costumes I found. Then we can compare and thrown toilet paper over the house of the loser.
Red Fraggle showed up at a couple of parties. Both Reds have the red shirt/yellow face combo, but only one managed to grow pom-poms on her head. Oh, all for the sake of Halloween!
No Halloween is complete without a few Kermit the Frog impersonators. Kermit #1 gets cool points for bringing his own banjo, though Kermit #2 gets supercool points for actually making her costume out of a green jacket. Nice historical reference, and I’m sure it was completely intentional.
This one’s a no brainer. Oscar #3 wins by default for having a trash can without two gangly legs sticking out from the bottom.
And here we’ve got three sets of Kermits and Piggys. The first pair obviously put a lot of effort into their costumes, while couple #2 looks more bored than if they were watching the Muppet Treasure Island Sing-Along. Of course, the brilliant pairing of a child and a dog makes us all forget that the first two ever existed.
And let’s finish up with some group shots. In the first picture, I really enjoy the Yip-Yip Martians, as well as the brave attempt at the Two-Headed Monster. Super Grover and Guy Smiley are neat, but the icing on the cake is… Farley? No, Sherlock Hemlock. No, Green Anything Muppet. Yeah, that’s it.
I like the mix of giant heads and real people in this one. Kermit and Piggy are completely awkward, but they look great alongside Lew Zealand, Bunsen and Beaker, and most of the Electric Mayhem. Take note of the failed attempt at Scooter in the back there.
Lastly, a traditional family picture, which I think is way too adorable for words. The hand-made Oscar does it for me, though I doubt he’d much enjoy living in a Rubbermade can.

That’s all for this year! Happy tricking and happy treating! Save a Mars Bar for me.

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