Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon is at it again, asking his devoted Twitter fans to use a hashtag to relay their funniest stories, this time about their worst-ever Halloween costumes. And this is about as relatable as it gets — since most of us have been dressing up for Halloween since we were little bittie babies, we've all gone through the shame of either forgetting to get a costume until the last minute or completely misreading the room and wearing the wrong costume to the wrong party. I know I'll never forget dressing up as a Power Ranger for Halloween and, despite the Power Rangers being hugely popular, being made fun of for not being something spooky? Third grade was tough, man.
We've collected here some of our favorite costume fails. These people definitely screwed up their Halloweens, but at least they got a good story that might land them on The Tonight Show out of it?
This was Jimmy Fallon's big ask.
It’s Hashtags time! Describe your biggest Halloween costume fail and tag it with #MyWorstCostume. Could be on the show!— jimmy fallon (@jimmy fallon)1571690821.0
Hold on — you're telling me they're creepy and they're kooky?
@jimmyfallon My sister wanted to be Wednesday Addams so of course I was Cousin It. We live in Texas so it was 90° a… https://t.co/KTO14pq7lW— Nicole Booth (@Nicole Booth)1571694782.0
"This year, I'm going as an enigma."
@jimmyfallon When your sister got the good costume and you had no idea what the hell you were! #MyWorstCostume https://t.co/7f1djKSzyp— Dan Johnson (@Dan Johnson)1571694108.0
This pumpkin is pushing the boundaries of the possible; exploring what can and cannot be, for pumpkins.
@jimmyfallon My daughter has been adamant since July that she wants to be a Pumpkin Astronaut for Halloween. The ma… https://t.co/iFVHZJmVDH— JB (@JB)1571691918.0
Parents should discourage their kids from thinking of themselves as trash.
@jimmyfallon In 5th grade I begged my mom to let me dress up like a bag of garbage. She was mortified but went alo… https://t.co/PL7KRHgv7Z— Candy (@Candy)1571691343.0
Tonight! The World Halloween Championship is on the line!
@jimmyfallon I bought a wrestling mask from Spencer’s and wore it to a party. There was a girl there who freaked ou… https://t.co/MswYCFyqwy— Greg (@Greg)1571691098.0
Do moms love raisins? Is that a thing?
@jimmyfallon As a toddler my mother swore being a raisin was where it was at so she’d wrap me in black garbage bags… https://t.co/XRmLLIVIo5— LynnAnne (@LynnAnne)1571691533.0
With great power comes great responsibility.
@jimmyfallon I begged my band director to let us paint our faces for our concert on Halloween night. I showed up wi… https://t.co/Ze5dzkiLGz— Elle (@Elle)1571692625.0
Truly the scariest Halloween costume I've ever seen.
@jimmyfallon @jimmyfallon my friend @brcourt tried dressing as The Penguin from Batman Returns and we just called h… https://t.co/o4RkeN8bxq— Matt McGloin (@Matt McGloin)1571706292.0
It should've been a delicious costume.
@jimmyfallon I wore a brown t-shirt, pillow wrapped around my waist and 2 cardboard pieces on top of everything and… https://t.co/OBiZuXtuLz— Tanielle Kazmierczak (@Tanielle Kazmierczak)1571691383.0
God bless America.
@jimmyfallon My mom convinced my brother and I to dress up as Sarah Palin and John McCain when we were in elementar… https://t.co/bLjgBHPdiN— Savannah Charles (@Savannah Charles)1571692365.0
In writing, clarity is of the upmost importance.Generally, when you write anything, you want to err on the side of being too clear as opposed to not clear enough. But for this tweet? The second I read "I went as a side of bacon" I knew where it was going. He didn't need to add "I was Kevin Bacon." We know you were Kevin Bacon, my man. We know.
I don't understand, and I don't know if I'm supposed to.
@jimmyfallon I told my mom that i didn't know what i wanted to be for Halloween. She got frustrated so she put a ha… https://t.co/Y1mrZUFGu2— Lumpy Dumper (@Lumpy Dumper)1571690940.0
Ah yes, the thing we all most remember about Michael Phelps: his height.
@jimmyfallon One time I dressed up as Michael Phelps by wearing all of the medals I could find. People kept telling… https://t.co/sIVk33AzXu— Ryan Bartholomee (@Ryan Bartholomee)1571691224.0
You have to be willing to suffer — even die — for your
@jimmyfallon When I was younger I cut some holes into a yellow beach ball & wore a yellow shirt & went as Pac-Man P… https://t.co/nxZIRzz1YP— Mattchew (@Mattchew)1571692535.0
A baby's gotta do what a baby's gotta do.
@jimmyfallon My friends and I were the rugrats one year.. one of the boys was tommy pickles and he actually wore a… https://t.co/b6pifIlTOb— Stace Face (@Stace Face)1571692572.0
This is legitimately a good idea.
@jimmyfallon A gumball machine made from different colored balloons. They popped from all the bushes out trick or… https://t.co/6ZT9zb6I4D— Heather H (@Heather H)1571692684.0
Both were born in the USA.I never thought about it before, but yes, the only difference between Bruce Springsteen and The Fonz is a guitar. And yet, they're both about the coolest Halloween costumes I can think of. Really, you get a leather jacket and you can't go wrong.
Not even one?Such a bummer for my man here. You dress up like a kissing booth, you expect at least one person to give you a kiss. Maybe that guy who's dressed up as the Penguin/Joker/all of our uncles? You know he's not getting a kiss anywhere else.
I would've gotten it.
@jimmyfallon As a 30-something man, I wore a blue hoodie, sunglasses, and held a sign saying “She doesn’t even go h… https://t.co/JiHDJl1ta2— Peter F. (@Peter F.)1571695119.0
Hey, five bucks is five bucks.
@jimmyfallon My mom dressed me as a cat and stuffed me with curtains and pillows. I could barely walk but I won 5 d… https://t.co/MWn8j92hui— Kelly Murphy (@Kelly Murphy)1571695166.0
At least he doesn't have that awful connection to Voldemort.
@jimmyfallon I went as Harry Potter one year but forgot the scar. So I was a nerd with a stick. #MyWorstCostume— Jacob Helmrick (@Jacob Helmrick)1571695344.0
Old-timey children are the creepiest children.You know a costume is scary when it frightens even the person who's wearing it. I do appreciate the use of the "Tbh" in this tweet, though. The fact that it's coming out as an admission means she hid her fear of herself from her dad all these years.
Sushi sounds so good right now, oh my god I honestly can't believe it.
@jimmyfallon I was a giant sushi roll with chopsticks in my hair. I couldn’t fit through doorways and everyone thou… https://t.co/ssEiCosQNK— Amber Morton (@Amber Morton)1571701528.0
It's like looking into a mirror...
@jimmyfallon I dressed up as a nerd when I was 12, thick suspenders, bow tie, and big glasses. The owner of the fir… https://t.co/SVGaxIMeF9— Rose Soucie (@Rose Soucie)1571702911.0
"Honey, please just go along with this! Everyone will get it and think it's so funny!"You just know there was someone dressed up as a tampon at a party across town who had to keep telling everyone they weren't a q-tip.
Weird flex but okay.
@jimmyfallon At 8yrs old I decided to dress up as a “Single Mom” for a church Halloween party... I wore curlers in… https://t.co/y9uUzXvQWF— Good Vibes Mommy ✌🏽 (@Good Vibes Mommy ✌🏽)1571691114.0
This friend was for sure fired.
@jimmyfallon I wouldn't say it's a fail, but I walked into my best friend's workplace dressed as a giant cat. He wa… https://t.co/ddme9LlBTa— Nathan Miller (@Nathan Miller)1571692104.0
Next time, enunciate.
@jimmyfallon My son begged for a purple crayon costume. I spent two weeks sewing it. When he saw it, he burst into… https://t.co/KDbwQekyeN— Linda Burke (@Linda Burke)1571694516.0
How committed to the bit was this guy?
@jimmyfallon One year for Halloween I dressed up like Gru from Despicable Me. I wore a fake rubber nose to work tha… https://t.co/myW60oMj2s— Nate Myers (@Nate Myers)1571701640.0