halloween costumes The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016

Jacob Shelton
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The most important question of 2016 is obviously, “What are you going to be for Halloween?” Are you going to take advantage of these 2016 Halloween ideas or are you going to lazily go as yourself yet again? Are you going to put some effort into your life for once? 2016 Halloween costumes are going to be dominated by the grab bag of Internet pop culture.

It’s up to you to decide if you want to dress up as something that everyone will immediately connect to, or if your 2016 timely Halloween costumes are going to make everyone squint their eyes before finally admitting that they don’t get it. If you need some topical 2016 costume ideas, then you're in luck.

The hard thing about creating a topical Halloween costume is that you can’t just pick a YouTube video and tell everyone that you’re YouTube for Halloween (or whatever your terrible idea was), you have to dress up as something that people understand. Your topical Halloween costumes of 2016 have to elicit a broader response than, “At least you dressed up.”

If you’re going out on Halloween, you’ve got to get into the spirit and wear something fun. If you need some ideas, feel free to take any of these pop culture Halloween costumes of 2016 and make them your own. Just remember, by voting up your favorites, you now owe Ranker 10% of any candy you may collect. 

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Eleven is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Eleven

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Barb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Barb

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A Pokestop is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
A Pokestop

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The Mexican Wall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
The Mexican Wall

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Ken Bone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Ken Bone

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Primitive Spongebob is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Primitive Spongebob

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Harambe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Harambe

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Hodor Holding a Door is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Hodor Holding a Door

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Chewbacca Mom is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Chewbacca Mom

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Retired Bernie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Retired Bernie Sanders

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Arthur is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Arthur

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Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Arya Stark

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Daniel, of Damn, Daniel Fame is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Daniel, of Damn, Daniel Fame

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Ted Cruz as The Zodiac Killer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Ted Cruz as The Zodiac Killer

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The Bear from The Revenant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
The Bear from The Revenant

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Coughin' Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Coughin' Hillary Clinton

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Sad Papaw is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Sad Papaw

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Dictator for Life Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Dictator for Life Donald Trump

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Dat Boi!!! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Dat Boi!!!

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Gyarados is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016

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Ryan Lochte is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016

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Brexit is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Brexit

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Shia LeBeouf's Missy Elliot Ta... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Shia LeBeouf's Missy Elliot Tattoos

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The Vacant Supreme Court Seat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
The Vacant Supreme Court Seat

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A Freshly Cupped Michael Phelp... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
A Freshly Cupped Michael Phelps

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Sad Ben Affleck is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Sad Ben Affleck

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A Seated Colin Kaepernick is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
A Seated Colin Kaepernick

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Fuccboi Obama is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Fuccboi Obama

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The iPhone 7 Airbuds is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
The iPhone 7 Airbuds

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The Olympic Twins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
The Olympic Twins

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A Man and His McChicken is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
A Man and His McChicken

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Holtzman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Holtzman

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Jury Duty Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Jury Duty Taylor Swift

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The Oregon Militia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
The Oregon Militia

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The Brandon Dassey Video Confe... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
The Brandon Dassey Video Confession (Requires Three Friends and a Pair of Jncos)

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Jaelin and Brianna is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Jaelin and Brianna

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Werner Herzog Playing Pokemon ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Werner Herzog Playing Pokemon Go

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Hank and His Swiss Army Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Hank and His Swiss Army Man

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Black Phillip is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Black Phillip

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Saint Pablo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Creative and Topical Halloween Costumes for 2016
Saint Pablo