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These Halloween Family Photos Are As Awkward As It Gets

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We've seen some hilariously bad family photos in our time, but nothing quite says awkward like families wearing some of the weirdest, most batshit crazy Halloween costumes.

Over at Awkward Family Photos, the guys behind the project have their own awesome set of quirky, throwback family photos that left us giggling and at the same time asking, "What the hell?!" We discovered that pumpkin and Pillsbury dough man costumes can be creepy, clown make-up is always scary no matter what decade it is, and we now want to revive the Smokey The Bear getup from this set.

Mike Bender, co-creator of the viral blog, tells LAist what sort of Halloween photos he loves the most: "I've always been a fan of the homemade costumes. There is just something gloriously awkward about mom turning you into a toilet for halloween or clearly phoning it in with a garbage bag costume. We've all been the person with the worst halloween costume at the party at some point in our lives and that's what makes it so lovable."

Awkward Family Photos will be having a photo exhibit of more of their wonderful snapshots at Blue C Sushi in Hollywood from Nov. 6 to Jan. 4, 2015. More details to come soon at this link here.