Remember yesterday when we brought you the Five Best Halloween Costumes out there? Well, for every “best of” there is, alas, a “worst of” as well. Scary for all the wrong reasons, today’s selections represent the Five Worst Dance-Music Halloween Costumes. So consider yourself warned, and proceed with caution.

5. Skrillex

You can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll see at least five Skrilly get-ups by the time you turn that calendar to November. But not all of them will reek of as much desperation as this one. Not a good look here, though the MySpace-style selfie does add to the vibe—we’ll give him that much. [Editor’s note: We’ve just found out this is actually James from Hadouken, playing a little joke. Guess that’s our Halloween trick for this year!]

4. Daft Punk

This one’s not horrible, but it’s not good either. The bottom four-fifths of these outfits are pretty half-assed, and the guy on the left looks less “Around the World” and more 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Also of comical note here: the domestic kitchen background.


Sorry to keep harping on the backgrounds, but hey, when there are posters this bad in the room, and you try to Rasta-fy your outfit by 10%, you might end up looking a little more like Ras Trent than Sky Blu. Seriously, bros, Target sells better LMFAO outfits.

2. Steve Aoki

Admittedly, there are scores of horrible Steve Aoki Halloween attempts on the internet—many of them perpetrated by women—but this one’s bad in all sorts of ways, and the peace sign, the t-shirt, and the glasses are just the start. What’s probably most off-putting for us, however, is that it reminds us of that episode of The Simpsons where Krusty the Clown does the benefit gig and ends up offending the crowd with his painful me so solly” Chinese-waiter impression.

1. Pauly D

You can buy your way into a lot of bad costumes this October (see entry on LMFAO), and Pauly D’s likeness is not immune to the trend. But this one takes the cake for pretty much the worst outfit ever (with minor points given for the fact that it looks a little like David Cross is modeling the kit in the left-hand shot). Really, we can only imagine douchebags of the highest order trying this one on—which is pretty “meta,” if you think about it.

Seen something even worse out there? Tell us about it in the comments section below.

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