There are a lot of different kinds of Halloween costumes. You can go with classic pop culture references, the safest bet when it comes to something most everyone at a party will recognize. You can go with everyday objects or animals, which are fun and easy to create (often with just makeup or hair). You can go with obscure cultural references that you personally love but mean you’ll be explaining your look all night long. Or you can go with one of the most popular memes of the year, which means that while you’ll likely get a ton of laughs, your costume may not age well. That’s exactly what Chase Mitchell (Instagram user @chasemit) decided to do), and TBH, I’m obsessed.
The meme he and his friends decided to go with was the “jealous girlfriend” meme, borne of a stock photo rife with potentially hilarious caption options. The photo shows a man and woman walking together hand in hand while another woman walking by. The woman walking by is smiling and the man in the couple is looking at her whistling while his girlfriend looks at him in disgust. (Fun fact: The stock photo is listed “Disloyal man walking with his girlfriend and looking amazed at another seductive girl” on Shutterstock.) You’ve likely seen the meme all over Twitter, and it actually has an entire backstory on Shutterstock that brings context to the most famous photo of the set.
Mitchell and his two friends recreated the meme perfectly with a Halloween twist. While next year this meme will all have likely been pushed out of our brains by a thousand new ones, this year, this costume is a huge winner.
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