If you love dressing up, it’s never too early to start planning your next Halloween costume. Halloween is the one night of the year you can step out of your house looking as cool, scary, kooky or ridiculous as you want. And the best part is that people won’t question your sanity no matter what you wear. With this in mind, Halloween is a great opportunity to simply enjoy yourself in an outfit that makes you feel good.
When it comes to choosing a costume, there’s plenty of scope. Amazon always has a solid range of costume options for either last-minute fixes or elaborate, well-planned combinations.
We’ve put together a list of twenty Halloween costume ideas for men that will last year after year without going out of style. These costumes aren’t connected to the latest movie blockbusters. So, no matter what party, in what year you rock it, turning up in one of these solid choices will win you plenty of praise and attention. On top of that, their ageless appeal means you’ll always have an option in the wardrobe for any last-minute, dress-up emergencies. Plus, a number of these options are ideal for creating couples or group costumes for a more coordinated approach.
Take a look at these Halloween costume ideas for men and find the one you think will set you apart this All Hallows Eve.
1. Eforpretty Yacht Captain & Sailor Costume Set
BEST LAST-MINUTE COSTUME
The great thing about this Eforpretty Yacht Captain & Sailor Costume Set is that it’s quick, it’s fun and it at least looks like you’ve made some effort. Combine the set with a white shirt, smart pants and a nice, shiny pair of black shoes, and you’re really cooking. The set includes a hat, a corn cob pipe, a set of aviator sunglasses and a temporary anchor tattoo, so you can be ready to set sail in a matter of minutes with this easy-on, easy-off costume. You could also add a few cuts, scars and boating related injuries for a scarier Halloween look.
2. Elope Where’s Waldo Adult Costume Kit
MOST NOSTALGIC COSTUME
Bring everyone’s favorite children’s book character to life with the Elope Where’s Waldo Adult Costume Kit. If you and your friends are heading out on the town, this could turn into a fun hide and seek type game, especially when fueled by alcohol. This kit comes with a red and white striped long-sleeve shirt, a red cap and round, fake glasses. You just need to add a pair of jeans and sneakers.
3. Spooktacular Creations Robin Hood Costume
If you want a costume that looks amazing yet doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, consider this Spooktacular Creations Robin Hood Costume. It comes with everything you need to pull off the Renaissance character but still costs less than $30. The set includes a leather tunic, a long-sleeve shirt, a hood, a vest and a cape as well as gloves, a belt and a pair of pants with boot covers. All you need to add are a pair of boots and a bow and arrow.
4. Rubie’s Ghostbusters Marshmallow Man Costume
BEST GROUP COSTUME
The Rubie’s Ghostbusters Inflatable Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Costume is another option which never seems to lose it’s Halloween appeal. This costume is a must if your party happens to include terrorizing the streets of New York. Alternatively, it’s a great choice if you just want a fun and friendly costume this Halloween. If you’re heading out with a group of friends, get them to dress as the Ghostbusters and enjoy a night of ghost busting fun.
5. California Costumes Men’s Vampire Costume
BEST BUDGET COSTUME
Whether it’s born from Interview With a Vampire, the Twilight Series or Bram Stoker’s classic, love for vampires has been a thing for decades and that trend isn’t going anywhere. That’s especially true when vampires look as good as this California Costumes Very Cool Vampire Costume. The high collar shirt and vest combine with a large cape to deliver an outfit fit for both classy and casual occasions. Pair it with jeans and black shoes for a quick and budget-friendly answer to your dress up dilemmas. Add a pair of fangs and a few drops of blood from either corner of the mouth and your outfit is complete.
6. Neon Nightlife Men’s Light Up Creepy Puppet Mask
This Neon Nightlife Light Up Creepy Puppet Mask may not be a complete costume by itself, but it almost could be with its unique look. The creepy, battery-powered mask offers 3 display settings: full on, slow blink and fast blink. It’s an ideal choice for an event where the lights are going to be low, like clubs, bars and raves. Onlookers will find you hard to miss. Plus, you can choose between blue and pink or red and green combinations. Wear it with a suit for a Joker-esque style get up or simply add dark jeans and a hoodie for a scary vibe.
7. Rubie’s Official Inflatable Dinosaur Costume
MOST POPULAR COSTUME
Undoubtedly one of the most popular costumes is the inflatable dinosaur. You’ve likely seen them before on YouTube, at a theme park or just walking down the street. These costumes are everywhere and here to stay. This Rubie’s Official Jurassic World Inflatable Dinosaur Costume lets you take on the shape of your favorite dinosaur with choices including the tyrannosaurus-rex, pteranodon, triceratops and, of course, the velociraptor. If you’re heading out with friends, why not make a heard and chase down some unsuspecting prey?
8. Morph Novelty Piggyback Costume
We’re not sure why you would want to ride a Donald Trump, but in case that’s always been your dream, the Morph Novelty Piggyback Costume has you covered. Simply pull on the costume over your legs, and stuff the fake legs with newspaper or old clothes to create a convincing looking piggyback ride for yourself. In addition to the Trump version, this Morph Novelty costume is available in 29 other varieties, including Power Rangers, Vladimir Putin and dinosaurs.
9. VIVO Ghillie Suit
If you want a costume that you can use after Halloween and you happen to be an avid hunter, wearing a ghillie suit might be the ideal costume. Often used by snipers to camouflage themselves against their surroundings, these suits are great for creating “monsters” for Halloween and for hunting season in the months to come. This particular suit comes with a hood, a shirt, pants and a gun cover.
10. Cosplaysky Adult Jedi Costume
BEST NERDY COSTUME
Since the late 70s when Star Wars: A New Hope hit cinemas, donning Jedi robes and other related Star Wars costumes for costume events has always been a hit. Even today, picking up a lightsaber and fighting the Dark Side remains a hugely popular choice. This Cosplaysky Adult Tunic Hooded Robe Jedi Costume comes with almost everything you need (except a lightsaber!) to look the part. If you have a partner or group of friends, don’t miss the opportunity to embrace the Force and create a whole band of Star Wars-related characters — although maybe forget about Jar Jar.
11. Amscan Viking Warrior Halloween Costume
BEST PLUS SIZE
Viking warriors were mammoth men ready to conquer new lands and live on frozen tundras. It’s no surprise that the best costume for bigger guys is this Amscan Viking Warrior Halloween Costume. With a surprisingly authentic appearance, this set comes with a brown tunic complete with chainmail sleeves as well as a belt, faux fur leg warmers, a faux fur trimmed cape and a horned helmet. Practice your warrior cry and you just might win the best costume contest this year.
12. BuyCostumes IT Pennywise Clown Costume
MOST TOPICAL FOR 2019
Although this is an article about Halloween costumes that win year after year, we couldn’t help but include Pennywise, the clown from IT. Pennywise has returned to the big screen yet again in 2019, but this clown is a classic villain, scaring children and adults alike for decades. The BuyCostumes IT Pennywise Clown Costume comes with everything you need to pull off a convincing Pennywise, including a shirt, a belt, a mask and a makeup kit.
13. Kooy Inflatable Alien Costume
BEST COSTUME FOR THE FUNNY GUY
If kooky is your dress up game, this Kooy Inflatable Alien Costume is definitely for you. You’re sure to get plenty of attention and you’ll be hard to miss as you are carried around/abducted by a giant green alien. It’s made from 100 percent polyester, which means it’s durable and can withstand plenty of gentle probing throughout the evening. Once on, the battery operated fan keeps the costume inflated. This outfit is so quick and easy that you’ll be ready to head out the door in seconds.
14. Men’s Mummy Costume
BEST COSTUME FOR DADS
If you’re a dad, it’s always fun to dress as a mummy (*tumbleweed rolls by*). But in all seriousness, with this high-quality Fun Costumes Men’s Mummy Costume, you’ll definitely look the part. The 100 percent polyester construction gives the jumpsuit plenty of strength while the zipper on the back actually makes getting in and out really simple. The costume even sports longer strips around the hands and neck to ensure that all your skin is covered for a more convincing look.
15. Dreamgirl Men’s Officer Ed Banger Costume
It’s well known that women are allowed to dress in sexier than normal attire on October 31st. But why should they have all the fun? Bring out your sexy side with the Dreamgirl Men’s Officer Ed Banger Costume. This set comes with the shirt, the hat, the armband and the nameplate. Add sunglasses, handcuffs and black pants to complete the look.
16. Leg Avenue Top Gun Flight Suit Costume
BEST COSTUME FOR MEN ON THE PROWL
With over 400 five-star reviews on Amazon, the popularity and quality of the Leg Avenue Men’s Top Gun Flight Suit Costume speaks for itself. The popularity may, of course, come from the unforgettable Top Gun movie, but there’s something to be said for how cool a flight suit and a pair of aviator glasses looks anyway. This suit includes a zip up front and several sewn on badges including a specific “Top Gun” badge on the chest.
17. Disguise Duffman Classic Simpsons Costume
BEST FOR THE SOCIAL MAN
He may not be a main character in The Simpsons, but Duffman is definitely a favorite. The mascot and spokesman for Duff Beer is the definition of cool with his muscle arms and belt full of beer. And you can take on his persona for just one evening thanks to the Disguise Duffman Classic Costume. The set comes with a Duffman jumpsuit, a hat, a detachable cape and a belt that can hold four cans of beer for you and your friends.
18. Morphsuits Original Color Costume
You’ve likely seen a man dressed in a morphsuit before. Whether this was during Halloween or at any other party, there’s a good reason such costumes appear regularly. Morphsuits are super easy and rather creepy. Plus, they work as a costume year after year thanks to their generic nature. The jumpsuits are made from four-way stretch material to ensure durability, and they’re available in 13 different colors.
19. Tipsy Elves Men’s Skeleton Jumpsuit
Tipsy Elves claims that this costume takes you from “naked to awesome in just one zip!” And we’re likely to agree with that assessment with this practical costume. The jumpsuit is printed on both the front and the back with a skeleton pattern, and can be worn zipped to the neck for a friendly look or zipped all the way up to the top of the head for a more gruesome skeleton. When fully zipped, mesh eye covers allow for full visibility. And, as an added bonus, this jumpsuit includes zippered pockets to keep your valuables safe and by your side throughout your Halloween celebrations.
20. Forum Novelties Deluxe Pirate Captain Costume
The pirate outfit is another classic that’s been around for years. Even before the release of Treasure Island, Peter Pan and the Pirates of the Caribbean, people have always found pirates fascinating, so except plenty of intrigue (and rum) coming your way if you turn up in this Forum Novelties Deluxe Pirate Captain Costume. Unlike your average swashbuckler, this costume is for the captain and includes a tricorn hat, lace jabot, jacket, waistcoat, knickers and knee-high boot tops for a top-to-bottom pirate look.