Twelve Disturbingly Jarring Homemade Muppet Costumes

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Halloween is just around the corner, which means you're probably only now getting around to thinking about your costume. One easy route — year after year — is to "go Muppets." There are so many colorful options, too: Kermit! Gonzo! Miss Piggy! The options are seemingly endless, so we'd like to offer a word of warning: Do not replicate any of the following dozen homemade Muppet costumes. They are all sorts of weird, and some are downright wrong. Take our advice and play it simple. Buy a mask from a costume shop and get it over with, because these are just ... they're a bit much.

Fozzie Bear, but with a tiny head and huge body.

Bloody Swedish Chef.

Animal on a motorbike.

A competitor, dressed as Animal from the Muppets, in action during the New Zealand Cyclocross Championships sponsored by AJ Hackett Bungy, held at Jardine Park,  Queenstown, as part of the Queenstown WInter Festival. The men's event was won by Dan Warren from Hastings while Anja McDonald from Dunedin won the women's event. Queenstown, New Zealand, 2nd July 2011
Photo: Tim Clayton/TIM CLAYTON

Bunsen, lifesize and dancing like your dad at a bar mitzvah.

Kermit and Gonzo, made out of (eek!) balloons.

Beaker's got a gun.

Sesame Street Martians–who-are-also-zombies-now.

Some cannibalistic muppets march on Queen St W. -- A horde of 7000 Zombies participants, including an undead wedding, lumbered through downtown Toronto in a slow creeping pace during the annual Zombie Walk.  Canada.  22nd October 2011
Photo: R. Jeanette Martin / Demotix/Copyright 2011 Demotix, all rights reserved.

Animal? Ke$ha? Steven Tyler? Captain Jack Sparrow?

Intense Miss Piggy, Part I.

Intense Miss Piggy, Part II.

Two members of Dutch environmentalist group Milieudefensie (Environmental Defence) wear Miss Piggy costumes as they join a protest against the further expansion of livestock farming in The Hague on September 23, 2011.  AFP PHOTO/ANP/PHIL NIJHUIS netherlands out - belgium out (Photo credit should read PHIL NIJHUIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: PHIL NIJHUIS/2011 AFP

Beaker creepily channeling Elvis.

Animal on the slope.