The 49 Best Halloween Costumes for Men This Year
HALLOWEEN SOMEHOW finds a way to sneak up on all of us every single year. While making time for pumpkin picking and carving is an obvious necessity of the season, so is shopping for a top-notch Halloween costume. But much like carving a pumpkin, choosing a costume can be unexpectedly irritating and troublesome.
Before you start Googling every costume under the sun, hone in on who you want to be this spooky season. Are you looking to become your favorite Marvel character with all the bells and whistles or do you want to keep it simple with just a one-piece costume? Perhaps you’re hoping to channel something like your favorite HBO show or horror movie? There are hundreds of options out there, but many times the best Halloween costume is the one where you’re going to feel the most comfortable.
If you’re a guy who’s more into the DIY aspect of building a costume, there’s something on this list for you. But even if you’re the type who wants to get all the parts without any scouring (in other words, an easy Halloween costume you can pull together at the last minute), there’s definitely something on this list that will fit your needs. Check out the 49 best last-minute Halloween costumes for guys.
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There are a ton of Stranger Things costumes out there to choose from but nothing is more chill and laid back than this Argyle costume. With it comes the t-shirt, button down shirt, pants, and visor. All you need to add is the wig (not included) and a pair of slip-on Vans.
A King Tut costume might be chilly outside but it will prove to be an appropriate costume indoors at a Halloween party. You get a shirt, a collar with an attached cape, a pair of gauntlets, a headpiece, and necklace and skirt (sandals not included).
Never has it been easier to be *check’s notes* Chester Cheetah? Get this ultra-comfy fleece made directly from the brand and roll into the party with a giant bag of those deliciously cheesy snacks.
Bust out your best Captain Morgan pose with this Pirate get-up.
If you’re going to be braving the cold on Halloween then a toasty warm Sasquatch costume might be the move.
Run like Forrest in this costume inspired by the iconic movie, flowing beard included. Just be prepared to hear “Run, Forrest, run!” the entire night.
Spooky red balloons not included. A little too intense for your liking? You can also go as a regular clown, not the famous villain from IT.
Put on some blue suede shoes and be prepared to rock ‘n’ roll throughout the night.
If you and your friends waited until the last minute, outfit yourselves and be the Average Joe’s team, inspired by the funny movie.
A warm costume that’s going to also stay relevant through December 25th. Go full mischief by being the Grinch.
Putting on a Halloween costume may not get any easier than stepping into this Top Gun-inspired flight suit. Never has it been more time-relevant to don the iconic suit.
You won’t win the award for best costume but you will garner some laughs with this cheeky tee. Add some fake blood or fake cuts to play up the humor and get away with hardly having to dress up.
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Athlete uniforms from the ’80s just hit differently. This Halloween, show off your best Jackie Moon hook shot.
Every Halloween party needs as Batman. This top-rated Dark Knight costume has over 1,500 five-star Amazon reviews and includes intricate details like a muscle chest, attached boot-tops on the legs, a molded utility belt, and mask with attached cape. It’s time to save Gotham this Halloween.
Here, put this on. You’re the disco king now. Time to get funky.
This top-selling robe is the perfect springboard for your favorite Jedi costume. If you want to DIY your Star Wars costume, this year start here.
A classic duo costume, this set makes dressing as Wayne and Garth super easy. We agree it’s not the best Wayne’s World costume around, but it covers the bases enough so people will know what you’re going for. Plus, it’s always funny when someone has a slightly bad costume at the party.
An officially licensed Randy Savage costume doesn’t have to go this hard, but it does. In this costume you get his signature jacket, shirt, pants, hat, and hand wraps. Add the wig kit to fully experience what it’s like to be the Macho Man.
A Burt Macklin costume will make any Parks and Rec fan chuckle. Have your significant other go as Janet Snakehole for a funny couples costume.
With Daredevil: Born Again coming to Disney+ in spring 2024, the future series is bound to be a hot costume idea for fans of the MCU universe.
Every Halloween party needs a DD (Designated Dinosaur).
Looking for two tickets to the gun show? This five-piece set inspired by Thor: Love and Thunder provides an actual excuse to show off your gym gains on Halloween this year.
Over 300 five-star reviews have been given to this affordable Freddy costume. Included are the signature shirt and mask. Some reviews recommend sizing up on the mask.
Your Yellowstone costume will be 10x more legit with this Rip Wheeler getup. Included is the officially licensed ranch jacket and a pair of shades (boots, gloves, and hat are seperate).
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For an easy House of Dragon costume this Etsy seller is making some pretty high quality Daemon Targaryen digs. Time to flex your GoT fandom.
If you’re going to do a Minion’s costume, you might as well go all out. This one comes with the goggles, jumpsuit, and gloves. We see this as a solid idea for family-friendly Halloween parties.
Squid Game captured everyone’s attention last year and it’s likely going to be another costume everyone wants this year. Play red light, green light with your friends in this show-accurate outfit reproduction. If you dare…
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If you’d rather be a Squid Game guard, this set makes the costume a sinch. With the jump suit comes the triangle mask, but if you want to customize further you can grab the square mask or the circle mask on the same site. Just don’t reveal your face or else.
Be the Squid boss with the angular black mask inspired by Squid Game. All you need is an all-black outfit and a black cloak to complete the costume—and to speak in a menacing voice.
Channel Ted Lasso with this sweatshirt from the official WB store. Add a pair of track pants (which you can also buy on the WB site), a white visor, and a whistle to complete the look. Oh, and that must-have mustache.
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Hit that smeeze for your TikTok in this spot-on Rick costume. Enlist a friend to be your Morty and crank that Soulja Boy all night long.
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Inspired by the latest Purge movies, this LED mask is a fast grab for those making a costume on-the-fly. The only downside is the lights can make the mask tough to see through, so we recommend only wearing it for photo ops. If you want the OG Purge mask you can get the classic grin face here.
Kylo Ren might have ditched his mask in the latest Star Wars movie, but who cares. The mask adds to the mystic of this high quality costume.
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Another Star Wars costume idea is Boba Fett. This costume is totally cozy and comes with a nice helmet.
This mildly amusing costume is a great conversation starter for any single guy on Halloween night. Tacos not included.
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Black Panther 2 won’t be released in theaters by Halloween, but if it’s as good as the first one, you’ll be happy you went full-on “Wakanda forever” before every other guy scores this costume next year.
All you need is to grow out your mane, throw on your black jeans and combat boots, and, bam—you have the easiest and most stylish Game of Thrones costume for men.
Before you get ready for No-Shave November, try out an adhesive mustache and an easy apron costume from your favorite cartoon sitcom. Pro tip: Bring your own burger to the Halloween party as an accessory for your costume. It doubles as a snack.
Another mustache-centric costume idea, this Mario costume is a an easy all-in-one dig. Comes with the hat, gloves, fake mustache, and a jumpsuit with a built-in padded belly.
It doesn’t get any more real than this furry, life-size Chewbacca getup. Sure, it’s a hefty investment, but if you count yourself among true Star Wars fans, you’ll look like you stepped straight off the movie set. Prefer a hero? Han Solo is always an option.
Honestly speaking, it doesn’t get more classic than a Ghostbusters costume. When in doubt, you can wear this year after year—no one will ever get tired of it. Plus, you can always wear it with your friends for an iconic group Halloween costume, too.
Wear your American pride on your sleeve quite literally in this starry get-up that would make Uncle Sam proud.
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Now here’s a Pac-man costume that doesn’t skimp. It’s officially licensed and comes with a jumpsuit, shoe covers, foam stomach, and gloves. Have your friends dress as the four ghosts (Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde) if you want to make an epic group costume.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are a classic Halloween group costume idea. Make sure you’re Rafael, then have your friends pick the rest of the TMNT costumes here. What’s cool is this costume is officially licensed and comes with the shell and headband (swords can be bought seperately from the Nickelodeon store).
When your social schedule calls for something a little more sophisticated and less creepy, any costume that involves a blazer or a suit can work. You could also double as Jay Gatsby, if you prefer.
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If you’re a dad to a toddler, you need no introduction to Baby Shark. Carry around your tot in a costume that will make them giggle all night long.
A good Deadpool costume is one that’s not too serious. This top-rated costume comes with a built-in muscle chest, which is downright hilarious if you ask us.
Where’s Waldo is a Halloween classic. Grab this super easy costume and get speedy two-day shipping (only if you’re an Amazon Prime member).
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For one night and one night only, show the people what your childhood dream looked like. This badass ’80s rockstar wig comes fully outfitted in sleeve tattoos—all you need are some dark shades to complete the look. Practice your air guitar in the mirror before going public with it.
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John Thompson is the Gear and Commerce Editor at Men’s Health, where he covers fashion, grooming, gear, and technology. He was previously the Style & Gear Editor at BroBible.com, and a commerce writer for TheManual.com. His interests include shopping for rare vintage clothes and following his favorite baseball team, the Kansas City Royals.
As the entertainment and news editorial assistant for Good Housekeeping, Adrianna (she/her) writes about everything TV, movies, music and pop culture. She graduated from Yeshiva University with a B.A. in journalism and a minor in business management. She covers shows like The Rookie, 9-1-1 and Grey’s Anatomy, though when she’s not watching the latest show on Netflix, she’s taking martial arts or drinking way too much coffee.
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