The Wild, Weird, And Wonderful Shoppers Of Walmart

By: Calla Conway | Published: Jan 31, 2022

Walmart is the definition of a one-stop shop. You can have your taxes and nails done, pick up everything on your grocery list, and meet some wild and wonderful characters – all in one place. Everything and anything you want is in this popular store. It even features plenty of things you don’t want to see.

Fair warning: This list of Walmart shoppers might contain images you weren’t prepared to see. But we recommend that you give these pictures of Walmart patrons a chance. Even the wildest characters have a relatable story behind them, so get set to be pleasantly surprised by the people of Walmart. 

Shopping In Style

This Walmart shopper made everyone smile. He decided to get his regular grocery haul complete with all the trinkets from his home, including a stuffed parrot, a flower, and a Captain America bag.


He deserves a Ph.D. for his creativity and decorating style. Who knew electric wheelchairs could look this cool? If you’re going to live life on wheels, you might as well do it in style. This is how the man rolls, and he is clearly doing it right.


Game On!

These two express their love for each other by wearing matching camo on their date nights at Walmart. They had dinner in Blimpies and then decided to play video games for free. This is honestly a pretty cool date night idea. 


They are definitely compatible. It truly seems that they are made for each other. Both would rather play video games in Walmart than buy them to take home. Some would say this is a stingy move, but we say it’s a genius lifehack!

Plunger Challenge?

Is there an online trend that is making people put plungers on themselves while in Walmart? Apparently, the rule is that you have to post a picture on social media for everyone to see.


If this is the next TikTok trend, we might all be doomed. This weird idea is similar to those who ate Tide Pods, but thankfully, less dangerous. What we don’t understand is why people consider the plunger challenge something to brag about. We must assume that they simply have nothing better to do. 

Happily Ever After

We can’t imagine why anyone would spend their wedding day in Walmart, but we’re sure these two have a good reason for making this choice. This couple kept their event so low-key that they simply headed to Walmart’s photo booth to have their wedding picture taken for only $4.


Simplicity is key. This may be strange for some who are used to Instagram-worthy pictures, but this newly married couple stripped away any unnecessary fluff and kept all the essentials in place. Love and Walmart are all you need. 

Duck Tales

Imagine what this duck will tell his friends once he gets home. He will probably describe how his owner could not find a duck sitter, so he had to be taken to Walmart for some very important cheese shopping.

It seems the duck has his own opinion about the woman’s preferred dairy brand. Or maybe he is waiting until they get to the bread aisle. Either way, this duck does not seem to be having the time of his life.


Happy Easter, Mister!

This man waltzed into Walmart, carrying with him goodies galore. He is a walking, talking embodiment of Easter. He achieved this look by sticking eggs and bunnies on his coat to celebrate his favorite holiday. This man was clearly inspired when he began creating this costume.

As expected, children flocked around him. Parents followed suit, checking the man out and making sure he was just a sweet old guy who loves dressing up. His costume is cute, but parents always have to be vigilant when it comes to the safety of their kids. 


Plastic Bags Are Not Toys

This mom was probably too busy to notice the plastic bag on her kid’s head. If she did see it, she seems remarkably unbothered by it. Just to be clear – plastic bags are dangerous to play with like this. You should never place one over your head. 

Some believe this is an example of poor parenting, but we’re sure this mom snatched the bag away the moment she noticed what her kid was doing with it. Plastic bags are choking hazards and should be kept away from kids. 


Hair Care Or Nightmare?

Having long healthy locks is attractive. But this may be too much. Imagine the amount of shampoo you’d need to buy to maintain this beautiful hair. Though Walmart can provide this woman with all the hair care products she needs, a little haircut surely wouldn’t hurt.

Her lengthy locks might be a hazard. She could trip over her own hair or get it caught in a machine. Whatever her goal is, we recommend she trim it or at least tie it in a bun for safety’s sake.


Is This Performance Art?

It is unclear why this woman has been strapped to a pillar in Walmart. Is it because she is a shopaholic and her husband has had enough of her endless purchases? Or did her kids tie her up so she’d stop telling them they couldn’t have toys and chocolate?

Perhaps she is in the midst of a performance art piece intended to make a statement about capitalism. Whether she got on someone’s nerves or she is doing this for the sake of TikTok content, it is rather funny.


Nightmare Beings Needs To Shop Too

Sometimes, we think Walmart should screen the customers it allows into its store. Allowing someone who looks like they’ve stepped out of your worst nightmares to enter the store might scare away some customers. 

Imagine seeing this figure staring back at you as you round the corner into the video game aisle. Would you run away or simply ask him where the dairy products are located? Given the menacing way he’s looking at the camera, we’d suggest backing away slowly and then making a run for it as soon as you can! 


Where Did This Man Come From?

Did this man step out of a Christmas party or a Halloween celebration? He is wearing a cowboy hat, so maybe he is a cowboy? But those shoes make him look like he escaped from Santa’s workshop. Is he a cowboy elf? Perhaps he’s an extra in the new Will Ferrell movie. 

What is he doing in Walmart’s ornaments section? It makes more sense to believe he is an elf on an errand. Santa Claus may have told him to buy some Christmas ribbons.


Work It, Baby!

This man is such a character. He is also an avid fashionista. It takes a ton of creativity to combine the colors and clothes he is proudly wearing. He is also brave enough not to care what other people think. He is clearly slaying it!

He perfectly color-combined his orange long-sleeved shirt with similarly colored shorts. He then topped these with sunglasses, a classy hat, and as a finale, showed off how much fashion he can stomach – literally. 


Shop Until You Drop

This man took to heart the statement, “Shop until you drop.” It is unclear if he spent the entire day filling his cart. What is evident is how exhausted he seems to be. Indeed, he had no choice but to lie down and sleep in the middle of the store.

He may just be in the midst of a power nap. After his brief doze, he might feel recharged and ready to start shopping again. We all need a rest once in a while – let him sleep in peace.


If Sam Eagle Became Human

Sam Eagle is a character in The Muppets. This man was probably so inspired by Sam Eagle’s looks that he decided to grow his beard the same way. The only thing that’s unclear now is the reason why he is in Walmart.

He might be looking for a razor and shaving cream to trim his neckbeard. He could also be looking for a mirror because he hasn’t seen his reflection for years. Either way, we wish him the best of luck.


Fashion Backwards

Either this man was in a hurry to get to Walmart or he got up before the sun rose, did not turn on the lights in his bedroom, and decided he could put on a shirt in the dark. We appreciate the faith he had in himself, but that doesn’t change the fact that his shirt is on backward.

The funny thing is, he will probably start a new trend. Let’s hope this fashion statement does not go viral for our sanity’s sake. Let us also wish that he saw the error of his ways and corrected his attire.


The Kid Has Had Enough

Grocery shopping is boring for kids. But this grandma insisted that she bring her grandson with her. Apparently, the boy has had enough of looking at organic produce and meat, so he decided to use his head to make his grandma stop shopping – literally.

Kids only want to see the fridge stocked with food. They couldn’t care less how all those items got there. We wonder what grandma will do when she’s had enough of her grandkid’s antics.


What Does The Fox Say?

What will the fox say if you ask what it’s doing in Walmart’s nail care aisle? Would you even dare to ask, or would you rather just guess? Our guess is that he was at a cosplay event, got hungry, and decided to buy some snacks.

Props to his Tanooki Mario theme costume, though, because he nailed it perfectly. Our only critique is that the cute stuffed animal he has with him might be a tad overboard. Apart from that, we’re loving the look!


This Goat Is The G.O.A.T.

Here is another Walmart patron you would never expect to see. It is common for families to bring their pets to the store. Small dogs are even seen in baby carriages. But this woman wanted to stir things up. She did not just bring her pet – she bought her goat.

Plus, her goat is in a baby backpack. Either this is a special kind of goat, or she mistakenly thought she brought her baby with her but actually picked up a farm animal. We hope it’s the former!


Valentine’s Day In Walmart

Where else should you celebrate valentine’s day but in Walmart? To prove that love knows no limits, this man decided to dress up as Cupid and spread his version of love to Walmart shoppers.

His Cupid outfit comes complete with a sparkling antenna, wings, and heart-shaped glasses. He even has a bow, and those are (safe, suction-cap) arrows in his hand. With that gear, who doesn’t want to be hit by one of Cupid’s enchanted arrows? We just need to know which Walmart he frequents!  


Dressed To Impress

The star of this picture is certainly dressed to impress. They clearly feel very comfortable in this cozy-looking getup. Being yourself is important. Not caring what other people think is equally essential in life. Other customers are staring, but this person doesn’t care in the slightest. 

The man wearing the cap doesn’t seem impressed. He looks more shocked than surprised. Is he in awe of this person’s bravery or is he jealous? Or does he think the gray dress isn’t flattering? We will never know.


Girls Just Want To Dress Up

Some women were born to dress up. They don’t believe in the art of dressing down. This Walmart shopper believes that if you are going to buy a can of beans in Walmart, that errand is always worthy of a gown and a killer makeup look.

This picture went viral because she wore her fashion sense loudly and proudly, complete with makeup, jewelry, and gorgeous lashes. Her outfit certainly fits her choice of cosmetics. If you’ve got it, as they say, you must flaunt it!


Horsing Around In Walmart

Walmart is like a box of chocolates from a joke shop – you never know what you’re going to get or if it’s going to be delicious or disastrous! This store did not know they were going to be getting a man at the checkout counter looking like a satyr.

Finding pants that will fit his legs may be a challenge. If he is looking for socks, finding ones that are the right size may require some special effort. However, we have to say, this is quite a cool look. It’s certainly unique!


Confused Customer?

Is this man another confused Walmart customer, or does he know what he is doing? Planning for a party is hectic. As shown by the iced tea products in his cart, he may have come from a party and was ordered to go out and buy more beverages. 

It seems he had no choice but to go to the store in this outfit. Running out of iced tea probably counts as an emergency in his household. Being the man of the house, he’s got to do the right thing, whether he likes it or not.


Hi, Mr. Leopard Guy

Leopard print will never go out of style. This guy has probably been slaying it with this outfit for decades. Though some believe his fashion sense may be a bit confusing, he believes his choices totally make sense.

His dungeon master vibe – seen on the upper half of his body – is perfectly paired with the wooden doll parts attached to his arm. This morbidity is balanced by the leopard skirt that screams of his love for the musical Cats.


Follow The Paper Trail

Everyone knows how it feels to walk out of a bathroom stall not knowing there is toilet paper stuck under your shoe. But this woman actually had toilet paper in her pants. The difficulty lies in how to tell this woman she has toilet paper trailing behind her.

In this case, not telling her seems better as it may save both of you from embarrassment. However, if you decide to take her picture without her knowledge, maybe you have an obligation to let her know about the paper trail? Just sayin’.


Blue’s Clues

It is easy to guess this woman’s favorite color. She is wearing her color preference loud and proud, from head to toe. If you think that’s about as much blue as one person can handle, take a closer look at her shopping cart.

It is not enough that she is covered in blue. She is also buying toys that have a blue hue. Whether the items are for her cat, dog, or child is unclear. What is obvious is that Walmart employees have dubbed her “Blue Lady.”


This Is How She Rolls

Walmart shoppers are a breed of their own. This woman is one example of a patron who doesn’t care that she came to shop with rollers in her hair. She may have forgotten to pick up some supplies while also forgetting to remove her hair curlers.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This woman is waiting to achieve beauty as soon as her rollers do their job. Patience is a virtue, and it will only take a few hours for her hair to be done.


27. Too Lazy To Go To The Fitting Room?

Sometimes, Walmart is too lenient with its customers. It allows people to do anything they want. This man clearly did what he wanted to do, and he didn’t care what anyone else thought.

He also did not mind that there might be kids in the store. Instead of going to a fitting room, he decided to try on clothes in the middle of the store. Was he in such a hurry that he couldn’t make the effort to walk a few paces to an enclosed space, or did he just not care?


Gender Identity

This Walmart worker is standing her ground. She is announcing to the whole world – or at least to the shoppers nearby – how she wants to be identified. Cheers to her for making an effort to be true to her feelings. The world could use a bit more honesty. 

We hope, though, that the sign is something she herself made and not a prank someone did for fun. Gender identity needs to be respected and recognized, whether one works for Walmart or not. 


The Sixth Element

Remember the Bruce Willis movie, The Fifth Element? The guy in the picture is, fortunately, not Bruce Willis but a man who seems to be copying the costume of one of the characters in the film, Leeloo.

We give him some points for effort, but all in all, he is not doing a good job. The least he could have done was create a better costume and not merely use materials lying around his garage. If you want to dress to impress, you need more than a mop and duct tape.


America’s Next Top Model

Walmart is filled with people who love the skin they are in and who are not afraid to tell the world who they really are. This long-legged beauty is showing off a killer set of high-heels and equally fierce fashion sense.

This person could give even the most professional America’s Next Top Model contestants a run for their money with the way they are slaying in that outfit. Go out and work it, girl! The world is your oyster, and we are impressed.


Superwoman, Is That You?

Maybe this woman is aping Superman’s fashion sense, making the “underpants on the outside” look her own. She could also have been in a hurry. Perhaps she just forgot that underpants go first. 

We always want to see the best in people, so we would like to believe that she is actually starting a new fashion trend. How fast this trend will become viral is anybody’s guess. Would you want to wear something similar? Either way, you have to admit, she’s a brave one. 


Some Like It Hot

Walmart’s electronics department is open to customers who are not afraid to push the boundaries of what a proper dress code should be. For instance, this woman probably found the weather so unbearable that she had to strip down to feel comfortable.

That was not enough, though. She also decided to head to the air conditioning units Walmart was selling to maybe try out the merchandise. Fortunately, the store does not discriminate and welcomes everyone and anyone who wants to enter its doors.


Jeans Plus Shorts Equals Jorts

This man is probably a fan of Jane Fonda’s fitness videos. Never mind if his getup is super 80s – the 80s are back in fashion! He is clearly rocking the headband and his jorts. What better time to get your basic household needs than after a jorts-filled workout.

Though working out in jean-shorts may be a bit difficult, cheers to him for the effort. His legs show that he is clearly doing his repetitions religiously. That’s more than most can handle.


The Value Of Motivation

A lot of people are going through body dysmorphic disorder. We should, therefore, be kind when we see those who are suffering from this condition. At times, Walmart customers wear clothes that might not be too flattering for their specific body type.

It’s best to let them be and spread the awareness that loving your body is critical. Taking care of yourself is an important step to feeling and being happy. After all, you only have one body, so you must treasure it.


Mixed Signals

This guy is sending us mixed signals. His philosophy in life seems to be expressed by his shirt, which says, “smooth talker, straight shooter.” We believe him. But his underpants are saying something different.

We will give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that he may have been drunk the night before and so mistakenly grabbed his girlfriend’s or wife’s underpants when he left for work this morning. Perhaps he just really likes pastel colors and an extremely tight fit – who are we to judge?


Need A Break?

Parenting can be difficult. It gets less hard if you have someone with whom to share your responsibilities. This mom and dad took a few minutes off from parental duties to have some fun. 

Never mind that their kid is patiently waiting for them to stop playing and give him some attention. To be fair, the stuffed toy the parents will get – if they do win – will likely go to that kid in the shopping cart. At least we hope it does!


A Diaper-Wearing Ballerina

There is a lot to unpack in this picture. First, the man is clearly wearing a tutu. Does that mean he is a ballerina? Second, why is he wearing a diaper? Plus, why is he standing in the bucket aisle, and why does he look so confused?

Perhaps he’s worried because neither the purple nor the pink buckets will go with his aquamarine tutu. Is he going to attend a Halloween party, or is he doing all this for a dare? This is another of life’s mysteries that need to be solved.


Boss Baby

This baby is safe and sound from germs, thanks to its mom, who is making sure no one gets to touch or even be near her child. You can never be too careful. Many first-time parents are shocked at how complete strangers will come up and touch their newborn baby. 

COVID-19 ushered in a new era in which everyone stays vigilant against viruses and follows health protocols. The sign on this baby basket is an additional reminder that you must practice social distancing. 


Nail Care Or Nail Nightmare?

Is this woman trying to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records, or is she just too lazy to get a manicure? We will never know, but either way, she seems proud of her fingernails. It certainly is an achievement!

How she is able to shop comfortably or do basic chores with those nails is a mystery. Still, cheers to her commitment and dedication. Unfortunately, she’ll need to grow those nails a lot longer if she wants to break the world record.