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Easy halloween costume ideas for guys

Dressing up for Halloween is more fun than dressing up for any other function. No ties. No smart shoes – it’s the one time in life when you want someone to look at you and tell you you look weird. 

And your costume says a lot about you. Joker says you’re an edgy guy. Men In Black says you’ll be careful all night in fear of ruining your dad’s suit. Peaky Blinders says you’ve bought a hat and you really want to show it off. 

So, here are some ideas to make you stand out from the crowd.

Choose a theme you like and pick something or someone from it

Choose a theme you like and pick something or someone from it. 2000s? Becks. 2010s? Ronaldo. 2050s? Messi Jr Jr.

Halloween costume ideas for guys

  • Be unique. Chances are, people will go with the biggest character from a show. People love Game of Thrones but when everyone goes as Jon Snow – the party becomes a Jon Blizzard. Go as someone random instead. Go as Grey Worm or Hodor. When was the last time anyone dressed up as Rickon Stark? 
  • Be sexy… Cool Halloween costumes for guys work if they’ve got a bit of an edge – and they’ll definitely help you get noticed. Feeling good about how you’re looking? Go for an outfit that’ll show off the gun show. Shirtless costume ideas include every Dwayne Johnson character, a lifeguard, and your dad looking in the mirror after he’s done eight press-ups.
  •  …But not too sexy. Some costumes just aren’t meant to have that much sauce. Whilst you can go as a hot circus clown or a hot Kevin from The US Office, don’t tell your friends you got that idea from us. Unless they love it. Then dedicate the party in our honour. Cheers.
  • Throw it back (not like that). Go for a retro feel with your costume. Choose a theme you like and pick something or someone from it. 2000s? Becks. 2010s? Ronaldo. 2050s? Messi Jr Jr.

We’ve all got different tastes so use those for Halloween costume inspiration. And what you like is your choice, but there’s definitely some stuff to steer clear of too.

Halloween costume ideas for guys to avoid

You want your costume to be the life of the party – but there’s some stuff to avoid so that your night doesn’t turn into a nightmare.

  • Go easy on the paint. If you painted your homemade costume you might end up leaving a path of destruction. And if there’s grey paint all over the sofa/bathroom/other person at the party, they’re going to look straight at the guy dressed as the Remy the rat from Ratatouille. 
  • Don’t cover your entire head. What’s the point of going to a party if you can’t talk to anyone or eat the snacks without changing your costume? Batman without his mask is just a rich dude with a cape fetish. 
  • Don’t go too big. So, don’t turn up in a costume that will be hard to move in – like Doug Dimmadome, owner of the Dimmsdale Dimmadome. We’re not usually the type to encourage you to fit in – but this is a party and you can’t get in if you don’t fit in.

To be honest, it doesn’t matter what you come as – your friends will be just as happy that you’re there to hang out.

Oh, and we can’t guarantee anyone will find what you come up with scary. If you want scary just dress up as a sending a risky text or watching a sex scene with your parents or something.