Whether you love them or loathe ‘em, ugly sweater parties are one of the kitschiest Christmas traditions. You know the drill. Find the most hideous-looking red and green, blinged out, holiday-themed sweater that looks like it belongs in the museum of ugly clothing and wear it with pride, all for the sake of being festive. In case you are one of those people who lives for ugly sweater parties, you will be happy to know that you don’t have to wait until the holiday season to put on your party pants. Hello, Halloween ugly sweaters, a new tradition mirroring ugly Christmas sweaters that is so about to happen.
This year, since many of us will opt to stay home and stay safe during the pandemic, it might feel like a lot to put on a Halloween costume and get super dressed up for an occasion we’re celebrating kinda solo. An ugly Halloween sweater is just the thing to feel like you’re truly participating in Halloween (and you get to stay warm and comfortable all day/night long).
In case you want to channel the Christmas spirit into Halloween even more, you should also think about investing in a Halloween tree. Because yes, they exist as well.
The best ugly Halloween sweaters:
This multi-colored number, featuring horror monsters, will probably increase your chances of winning the top honors at the bash. It’s creepy and even the color choices are totally hideous.
From far away, this looks like a regular ‘ole Halloween sweater. But the closer you get, you realize it features a bunch of furry black cats and orange pumpkins. Okay, so this isn’t an “ugly” Halloween sweater, but we love it just the same.
This arsenal of ugly Halloween sweaters gives you plenty to choose from, including this random dinosaur sweater to a llama dressed up as a pumpkin sweater, to a skeleton sweater with a glittery pumpkin in the place of its heart sweater. So fun! So tacky! We love it!
Cheesy counts, right? “I’m just here for the boos” with a ghost enjoying a pint of beer while eyeing other drink options is hilarious and cute and garish at the same time.
The font reminds us of a Hallmark Halloween card, and the candycorn and ghosts are the perfect touch to this ugly sweater.
It’s bright orange, baby. You’ll definitely stand out with this one. Though the pattern is less obnoxious, we’re still calling this an “ugly Halloween sweater” because when else would you wear this aside from Halloween?
“Frequent flyer.” Get it? Ha ha! We actually think sweater is pretty darn cool, but maybe we’re just cheesy.
Okay, maybe this is less “ugly” than it is goulishly fantastic, and dare we say…stylish? We love the option of wearing it with a collared shirt underneath in case it’s chilly or we just want a more preppy look.
This is your standard ugly “Fair Isle” sweater, except the normal patterns are replaced by skulls and skeletons. We love!
This ugly Fair Isle sweater features monsters like Frankenstein (technically Frankenstein’s monster) and Dracula.
This sweater is designed to look “vintage” but we’ll just call it like we see it: It’s tacky, and there’s a whole lot going on, including a starry pattern and spooked out black cat on top of some pumpkins.
Since Beetlejuice is, well, disgusting, this makes for the perfect ugly Halloween sweater. But honestly, we will forever love Michael Keaton’s Beetlejuice, and will probably watch it on Halloween.