People dress up as characters from movies, video games, and television all the time, and the results range from completely bad ass to utterly pathetic. One of the hardest type of costumes to pull off, for obvious reasons, is that of a cartoon character. The Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy have without a doubt been the most successful and popular animated series in the United States for at least the past decade, and it follows that many of the shows’ characters have inspired some pretty creative costumes. Not all are are great, but it’s the effort that counts around here. After the jump, enjoy a gallery of Family Guy, The Simpsons, and South Park costumes.