10 Halloween Costumes that Your Kids Won’t Understand

by Parent Co. October 22, 2015

Halloween is awesome for parents because it’s pretty much a free pass to embarrass our kids. And what better way to do that than by dressing up in costumes they can’t even identify?

1 | The Face on a Milk Carton

Not only is this one super irrelevant, but it’s also a good one to use to segue into the “Don’t talk to strangers” conversation. You need to grab onto those teaching opportunities whenever you can, am I right?

2 | The Etch A Sketch

Grownup Etchasketch “Ohhh, I get it, Dad. You’re the front of a red bus, right?”

3 | The Yellow AOL Instant Messenger Man

lead_large “Oh, sure. A yellow walk sign!” Don’t worry, AngelLUV82, your legacy still lives on in our hearts.

4. A television set

“Ohhhh, you’re a microwave!” Do kids ever turn dials anymore? Just wondering.

5 | An Original Gameboy

nintendo-gameboy-costume “That’s not what a Gameboy looks like.” Sigh.

6 | Pac-Man

Pac-Man-Halloween-Costumes “You’re some sort of bird…?” YEAH, if birds were really awesome at eating dots and killing ghosts, AM I RIGHT?!

7 | A Flip Phone

If this isn’t showing your age enough, you can also go for the slightly more complicated, rotary phone. Note: always, ALWAYS call it a number sign instead of a hashtag.

8 |The Tamagotchi

Tamagotchi They’ll have no idea what this tiny-screened egg is, but you’ll know how cool you are. And that’s all that matters.

9 | A Furby

7abf5d73265b359e725469d4f12f463f “My mom? Yeah, she’s just bad at making owl costumes.”

10 | Any of these

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