Gritty halloween costume

With memes essentially established as millennials’ main form of communication, it was only about time they took over as 2018’s favorite Halloween costumes.

This year, the moth and lamp couple costume was a big hit (because, obviously). The moth and lamp memes originated this summer after a redditor posted a photo of a moth outside his window. It soon spiralled into an internet-wide joke about moths being attracted to lamps and inspired these couple costumes. Pretty good for a generation known too well for ghosting and one-sided romance.

So me and hubby were a moth and lamp last night

— Big titty moth gf (@trvshl0rd420) October 28, 2018

Happy Hallowmeme from Moth and Lamp. 🦋💡☠

— ˗ˏˋMeghanKathleenˊˎ˗ (@meghankathleen) October 28, 2018

Comedian Larry Owens dressed up as child Cardi B (and kinda nailed it). The costume was a spinoff of Cardi B’s photo that went viral earlier in the summer, with the caption, “My momma said y’all have to play with me,” that led to a series of “My momma said” memes. The Daily Dot has reached out to Owens for comment.

Some went for their version of A Star is Born, which Yahoo has named costume of the year. The movie, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, pulled in $250 million at the box office this weekend, and has inspired a series of memes since the trailer was released. 


— Ayo Edebiri (@ayoedebiri) October 28, 2018

Nina Dobrev dressed as a real “A Star is Born”for Halloween 😂

— Lady Gaga Now 🌟 (@LadyGagaNowNet) October 28, 2018

This couple went the extra mile and used a dog:

We couldn’t decide on a Halloween costume for Biscuit so we just made him the dog from A Star is Born.

— Max Miller (@RuinMyWeek) October 25, 2018

And then there’s Gritty, the mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers, that went viral earlier this year. Last Tuesday, their Twitter account made a call out to people who dressed up as Gritty, and they got all kinds of responses:

just a normal commute!

— maya kosoff (@mekosoff) October 27, 2018

This is Gritty Nick, and his wife Kate. Kate has Itty Bitty Gritty on board.

— Bill 🎃 🎃 🎃 Matz (@BILLadelphia1) October 23, 2018

Gritty! 🧡🖤

— Samantha Salvisburg (@samsalvisburg) October 25, 2018

Just your favorite iconic duo #gritty #phillyphanatic

— ashley b (@beamster101) October 23, 2018

And you can’t go wrong with Gritty pups:

This is Stanley. He’s a Grih-Tzu.

— Chip Chantry (@ChipChantry) October 25, 2018


— Iggy Smalls (@NoBiggyItsIggy) October 24, 2018

— tarynfranchetti (@beejolie) October 24, 2018

What a time to be alive.


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