COVID-19 has ruined a lot of things, like once-almighty gym chains, retail stores, and, for a couple of months, toilet paper stockpiles. It's also put a damper on public gatherings of all sorts, which caused a lot of socio-political contention when it came to religious congregations and even police brutality protests. While at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, everyone thought that a few weeks of self-isolation would do the trick, it turns out that Holidays, like Halloween, are now "ruined."
While social distancing and mask-wearing mandates vary from state to state, the idea of going door to door to different strangers' houses doesn't sit well with a lot of people, even if they do believe the virus is "a hoax." So what are spooky holiday lovers to do? Give up on showing off their costumes and getting drunk next to a dude dressed as a banana surrounded by Joe Exotics?
These folks decided to do what everyone else is doing "in these uncertain times" and that's move the festivities online to Zoom. Sure, it might not be as fun as cleaning up orange-dyed cocktail and Reese's cups puke out of your carpet, but you can make the most out of the situation by staying in a stationary position and get super creative with the constrictions of being confined within a screen.
Like this TP apocalypse before and after guy.
He looks like a mash-up of a Fallout character and Harvey Dent. It'd be tough to walk around with that sign above his head, but for Zoom, it works quite nicely.
"This is fine."
Yes, meme costumes are always a good choice but ones that typify the experience that is the year 2020 are all too appropriate, like this one brought to life. The best part? It's a really simple costume to pull off.
Any 'Hotel Transylvania' fans out there?
That's a pretty great Mavis, and because people aren't going to see the bottom half of you, if Amazon messed up your delivery of the stockings, then you're good.
This is a little on the nose, and might mess with people's heads once they're on Zoom.
Plenty of dumpster fire costumes out there, and they're all good.
A very, very good Belle Delphine.
What's cool about this group costume is that the entire department got in on it.
Now this is a Halloween tragedy, seeing this costume in person would've been amazing.
You can also get creative with your Zoom backgrounds to create a costume. Thrifty and nifty.
Unintentionally hilarious stock photos also make for good costumes.
I always knew the Invisible Man was real.
I think Chris Hemsworth would approve.
Pretty sweet hammerhead.
Car dealerships unite.
Zombie teachers...better than a zombie student zooming into class I guess.
Another low cost solution that uses modern technology.
Hufflepuffs are so underrated.
This would work well over Zoom or in person too.
Well, furries don't need an excuse to put their fursuits on.
But the fact that it's Halloween sure helps a lot.