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The Definitive Ranking Of Nicktoon Halloween Costumes

Ranked by an OMG Wow factor.

Probably the biggest question people ask themselves in October is, "What am I going to be for Halloween?!" Last-minute costumes can be fantastic, but if you actually have time to plan out your outfit, do it.

Over the years, classic Nicktoons sported some pretty dope costumes. (Some better than others, of course.) We decided to rank them, based on an "OMG Wow" factor. Feel free to steal their costumes for your own this Halloween. Or, don't. Whatevs.

  1. Patrick Star
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    Patrick literally says, "I don't know who I am," and we don't either. He looks to be channeling Groucho Marx, but that's all we've got. But since a pair of glasses isn't really a costume, Patrick wins the Worst Costume Award.

  2. Chuckie Finster
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    Chuckie's face is exactly how we feel about his simplistic werewolf costume.

  3. Patti Mayonnaise
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    Doug's true love didn't really put a lot of thought into her costume. So, sorry Patti. Your costume has very little OMG Wow factor.

  4. Doug Funny
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    Nickelodeon's OG Nicktoon went as Race Canyon, who's basically Indiana Jones. While Indy is always amazing, Doug's costume isn't. Honestly, there's not a lot to it.

  5. CatDog
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    Dog went as a vampire or "Dogula," while Cat went as Duke Kahanamoku, who is believed to have popularized the sport of surfing. TBH, CatDog just going as themselves is scarier. An animal that '90s kids still don't know how it poops is definitely terrifying.

  6. Skeeter Valentine
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    Doug's BFF went as a rocket ship. This costume could've been badass, but Skeeter seemed to put minimal effort into it.

  7. Squidward Tentacles
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    Killjoy Squidward actually managed to do something fun and dressed up as the Flying Dutchman. He's getting a better ranking than he should, simply because he managed to go more than five minutes without playing that annoying clarinet.

  8. Phil and Lil DeVille
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    OK, now although their costume isn't ~super~ amazing, they both do look cute as a couple of bats — especially Lil, who kept her bow in her hair.

  9. Phil Shortman
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    Arnold's grandpa went as a decrepit ghoul or something, but since he went to the trouble to paint his whole body a pukey green color, he'll get a higher OMG Wow factor.

  10. Sheen Estevez
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    Sheen's costume is ranked this way simply because he did NOT go as Ultra Lord. Again. Variety will get you far in life.

  11. Dil Pickles
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    Because Dil looks so beast in his spider costume, we're going to ignore Tommy, Angelica and Kimmy's costumes, because they're basic.

  12. Hugh and Judy Neutron
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    Jimmy's parents went as Frankenstein's Monster and his bride, and they actually look pretty fantastic. This is one couple costume that'll never get old.

  13. Heffer Wolfe
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    It's hard to tell from the pic, but Rocko's BFF gets a glow-in-the-dark tattoo of a jack-o-lantern's face on his stomach. Since that's both badass and random, we're duly OMG Wowed.

  14. Timmy Turner
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    After wishing to be an actual mummy, Timmy's completely rotting body is both disgusting and slightly mesmerizing. Cosmo and Wanda don't get to be on this list, because they can transform into anything they want, whenever they want.

  15. SpongeBob SquarePants
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    Normally, SpongeBob's ghost/Flying Dutchman costume would get a bad ranking, but since he shaved off enough of his head to show his brain, we'll much more OMG Wowed.

  16. Rocko
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    This wallaby went as the superhero Really Really Big Man (RRBM). That costume had to be squishing Rocko's head, so since he suffered for his art, he gets a higher OMG Wow factor ranking.

  17. Sandy Cheeks
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    Come on, this is a genius costume. Limited by lack of air underwater, Sandy saw her opportunity and took it.

  18. Elmer (and his boil)
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    The normally nerdy kid gets a serious upgrade to becoming a kind of ghoul-like version of Crash Nebula. Crash Nebula himself is pretty ballin', but a ghoul Crash Nebula is sheer gold.

  19. Helga, Phoebe, Eugene, Harold and others
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    These. Costumes. Rule. Seriously, the amount of detail and work that went into making themselves look like aliens is applaudable, considering they're a bunch of fourth graders with a limited attention span. Plus, they managed to convince everyone in town they really were aliens. Mission accomplished.

  20. Trixie Tang, Veronica, Tad and Chad
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    Of course the Dimmsdale rich kids can afford some spectacular costumes. TBH, those Jack-O-Bot costumes are super dope. I mean, they're huge and they fly! They look like some kind of Halloween super villain or something — like an evil version of Iron Man.

Happy Halloween!

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