We all knew they were coming, and sure enough the inevitable meme costumes were busted out this All Hallow’s Eve.
The apparent winner for this year is the “distracted boyfriend” meme. The example below racked up over 7000 retweets and was made into a Twitter moment.
Plenty of people were impressed.
I appreciate the attention to detail of getting the perspective right on this. This is no half ass meme effort
— Cameron Hurley (@cameronhurley) October 29, 2017
The obvious problem with this incarnation of the meme is it requires all three participants to stand in the right positioning for the tableau — not ideal for moving about.
Costumes with a fixed camera angle make it a nightmare to navigate stairs
— David Cole (@batchout) October 29, 2017
One girl found a way to rock the meme-look solo.
Taking accuracy to new levels (Noice! Smort!)
Then things got real meta real fast.
But not everyone appreciated the real-life memeage.
Your meme costumes won’t age well. Looking at you ‘Distracted Boyfriend’ ??
— ✦❋ David Hackett ✺✧ (@sangio_davese) October 29, 2017
Scotch taping a sign to your sleeve is NOT a costume.
Plus, it offends me. It just does.https://t.co/e7ErpSvlSL
— ?BLACK☘️IRISH? (@I3LACKIRISH) October 29, 2017
Okay everyone calm down. This time next year “distracted boyfriend” will be in the Internet vaults along with ‘I can haz cheezburger’ and Gangnam Style, so let’s just enjoy it while it lasts.