Here's How to Make the Year's Best Memes into Halloween Costumes

Be the talk of your Halloween party by dressing up as one of the memes (Hero Cat! Apparently Kid!) the Internet couldn't stop sharing this year

01 of 09

HAVE A MEME-ORABLE HALLOWEEN

HAVE A MEME-ORABLE HALLOWEEN
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Ready yourselves, guys, gals and ghouls: Halloween is almost here. Of course, one of the most important preparations for this spooky holiday is getting the right costume. You can always fall back on the classic: Frankenstein's monster, sexy nurse, police officer. Or you could try something a little more timely. No, we're not talking about Elsa from Frozen. Stand out from the crowds of witches and warlocks by dressing as one of 2014's most popular memes. From the Apparently Kid to Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda," there's an Internet-approved costume here to suit every taste.

02 of 09

SUMMER LEONARDO DICAPRIO

SUMMER LEONARDO DICAPRIO
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The Meme: In July 2014, DiCaprio was spotted running gleefully through the grass with a water gun, and the Web went wild.

What You Need:
• Disheveled shorts and boxers
• Classic Super Soaker
• Sunglasses
• Carefree attitude
• Millions of dollars (optional)

03 of 09

NICKI MINAJ'S 'ANACONDA'

NICKI MINAJ'S 'ANACONDA'
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The Meme: This costume don't want none unless you got buns, hon. Minaj inspired everyone to embrace the booty this summer with her new hit – even Ellen DeGeneres attempted a little .

What You Need:
• Butt pads for added booty confidence
• Denim short shorts
• Pink high heels and bra top
• Metal chair
• All the twerking you can handle

04 of 09

HOTTIE THUG JEREMY MEEKS

HOTTIE THUG JEREMY MEEKS
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The Meme: Jeremy Meeks managed to steal the hearts and shares of thousands of online ladies when his dreamy mugshot (for felony weapons charges) was posted to the Stockton Police Department's Facebook.

What You Need:
• Orange jumpsuit
• Black permanent marker for tattoo application
• Colored contacts for those piercing baby blues

05 of 09

THE OSCARS SELFIE

THE OSCARS SELFIE
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The Meme: If you are going to be any kind of selfie for Halloween, be the star-studded selfie (Jennifer Lawrence!, Brad Pitt!) that crashed Twitter on Hollywood's biggest night.

What You Need:
• White suit
• Heavily promoted cell phone
• Lots of well-dressed friends, or the nerve to take photos with different groups of strangers

06 of 09

THE BITING FOOTBALLER

THE BITING FOOTBALLER
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The Meme: The World Cup was full of drama, but none quite as bizarre, or buzzed-about, as Uruguay's Luis Suérez biting an opponent.

What You Need:
• Dentures
• Uruguay soccer jersey
• Cone of shame

07 of 09

APPARENTLY KID

APPARENTLY KID
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The Meme: Noah Ritter was given the microphone during a local news broadcast at a county fair, and he had a lot to say – most of it was the word "apparently."

What You Need:
• Red-head wig (for non-natural gingers)
• Green-and-white-striped shirt
• Microphone
• The confidence of a scrappy young upstart

08 of 09

SAD JACK WHITE

SAD JACK WHITE
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The Meme: The White Stripes performer was spotted at a Chicago Cubs baseball game looking rather grim, but that didn't stop the Internet from having its own fun with the photo.

What You Need:
• Black wig or hair dye
• Chicago Cubs shirt
• Face powder
• Disdain for all things baseball-related

09 of 09

HERO CAT

HERO CAT
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The Meme: We've all heard about dogs saving lives, but Tara the cat earned felines some major hero points when she scared off a canine attacking her young owner.

What You Need:
• Cat ears
• Face paint
• Footie pajamas
• Medal of honor

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