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Twelve Disturbingly Jarring Homemade Muppet Costumes

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.

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.

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

Intense Miss Piggy, Part I.

Intense Miss Piggy, Part II.

Beaker creepily channeling Elvis.

Animal on the slope.

Photos: Tim Clayton/TIM CLAYTON; R. Jeanette Martin / Demotix/Copyright 2011 Demotix, all rights reserved.; PHIL NIJHUIS/2011 AFP