The 85+ Best Halloween Costumes for Men Who Finally Want to Win That Costume Contest

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Do you have any friends that go a little too extra for Halloween? Well, we are that friend, and so finding the best Halloween costumes for our readers is something we take very seriously.

Halloween is right around the corner at this point, so there should be no more waiting. This is the one night of the year you can step out of your house looking as cool, scary, sexy or ridiculous as you want. It’s the one night of the year when you can really feel like a kid again. So instead of phoning it in with a last-minute costume idea, why not go all out for Halloween 2022?

Here at SPY, we’re on a mission to make sure you have the greatest Halloween ever, whether that’s helping you buy the famous 12-foot skeleton from The Home Depot, making the most epic Halloween display, picking out the best Halloween candy, or coming up with fun, topical Halloween costume ideas. The SPY team works hard to stay on top of the latest product trends and pop culture happenings, and we worked hard to come up with the ultimate list of the best Halloween costumes for 2022. Our list mostly focuses on the best Halloween costumes for men, but anyone can find inspiration from the costume ideas below.

If you want to DIY your costume, then we’ve got costume ideas, tips and props for creating a one-of-a-kind getup. If you prefer something more straightforward, we’ve also included our favorite ready-to-wear costumes. Retailers like Party City and Amazon always have a solid range of costume options for either last-minute fixes, scary picks or elaborate, well-planned characters. Of course, there are always plenty of Halloween-specific retailers like Spirit Halloween that pop up once a year before returning to their spooky hovels November-September. 

We’re confident that anyone who still needs Halloween costume ideas will find the inspiration they need below. So keep reading to find the perfect costume for you.


The Top Halloween Costume Ideas of 2022 for Men

As the big day gets closer and those Halloween party invites start rolling in, let’s cover the best Halloween costumes for men in 2022. At the top of our guide, you’ll find our favorite topical costume ideas based on 2022 events, movie releases, and memes. Last year, Halloween 2021 was all about Squid Game costumes, and we still expect that to be a popular costume in 2022.

If you’re just looking for the top Halloween costumes ideas, then we anticipate the most popular Halloween costumes of 2022 will be:

  • Top Gun Pilot
  • Stranger Things Hellfire Club
  • The Queen (may she rest)
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Elvis
  • Barbie and Ken
  • Daemon Targaryen from House Of the Dragon
  • Rip Wheeler
  • Shrek
  • Wordle
  • Ted Lasso
  • Euphoria teens
  • Lil Nas X

1. Top Gun Pilot

With the enormously successful release of Top Gun: Maverick, a pilot will surely be one of the most popular costumes in 2022. There are a few different ways to go about the look, including a jumpsuit or a leather jacket bomber, but the hat and aviators are essential. Sure, you’ll probably look a little basic next to all the other wannabe fighter pilots, but who cares? The movie ripped, and this Halloween costume will too.

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Top Gun Maverick hat, halloween costumes for men Courtesy of Amazon

J+P style military aviators, Halloween costumes for men Courtesy of Amazon


2. Stranger Things

Stranger Things took over the world this past summer. Like, completely. So much so, that it singlehandedly made Kate Bush’s 1985 hit “Running Up That Hill” a hit once again in 2022. Some might even say it was the song of the summer. This past season brought us everywhere from Hawkins to California to Russia and gave us a brand-new enemy to despise — Vecna. While there are a number of different ways to rock a Stranger Things costume for Halloween this year, we suggest a “Hellfire Club” member (because that Hellfire Club T-shirt is absolutely sick), Vecna himself, Argyle’s hippie-esque pizza outfit and, of course, throwback Eleven from season 1.

Interested in dressing as Eddie the Banished? Then combine the Hellfire Club t-shirt pictured below with this 80s rocker wig.

Hellfire Club T-Shirt Courtesy of Amazon

Vecna Mask Courtesy of Amazon

Argyle Costume Courtesy of Amazon

Eleven Costume Courtesy of Amazon


3. The Queen

Welp, it finally happened. Her Majesty, The Queen of England has finally passed away after 96 years on this Earth and 70 years on the throne. Not to be, uh, mean, but realistically speaking, she does make an iconic Halloween costume. And it’s a plus if you have a couple of corgis to add to the mix.

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4. Avatar: The Last Airbender

We absolutely cannot wait for Netflix’s live-action version of Avatar: The Last Airbender. The cast was recently announced and it looks like it’s going to be killer. So, what are we wearing this Halloween? An Aang costume. It’s mandatory.

best men's halloween costumes, Avatar: The Last Airbender Courtesy of Amazon


5. Jeffrey Dahmer

Alright, it’s controversial, but it’s relevant and kind of easy to pull. Ryan Murphy’s Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is taking over TV screens recently on Netflix and for good reason — the series is phenomenal. Evan Peters’ portrayal of the American serial killer and cannibal quite literally sends shivers down our spine. Recreate the look with a blonde wig, a pair of large glasses and a plaid button-down shirt. Maybe stain some blood on it, too.

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6. Elvis

With the release of yet another blockbuster movie with Austin Butler’s Elvis, we’re anticipating the king of rock and roll will be another popular costume. This classic look is complete with a speckled jumpsuit, a decorative belt and a scarf. If you want to go above and beyond, grab an Elvis wig so you’re head to toe.

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7. Barbie & Ken

Looking for a couple’s costume? You won’t do any better than Barbie and Ken this year. While everyone anticipates Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the upcoming Barbie movie in 2023, we suspect Barbie-related costumes to be all over the place this Halloween. Throw yourself into these vintage Barbie cases or throw a Barbiecore trend look together with hot pink pieces you’ve collected over the past year.

Barbie & Ken Costume Courtesy of Amazon


8. Daemon Targaryen from House Of the Dragon

In August 2022, HBO finally released the much-anticipated Game Of Thrones prequel, House Of the Dragon. It was said to have drawn in 10 million viewers worldwide, making it the largest audience of any new HBO original series ever. That said, we expect a number of costumes from the show to dominate this Halloween season, but for now, we’re throwing Daemon Targaryen your way. Get ready for the beginning of it all.

Daemon Targaryen from House Of the Dragon Courtesy of SKY Costume


9. Rip Wheeler

Looking for the Yellowstone costume? Dress up as ranch hand Rip Wheeler this Halloween. This costume is complete with everything you need to rock the look, making things a ton easier for you.

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10. Shrek

Shrek has become one of the most enduring memes and beloved characters in all of pop culture, and the ogre has earned his spot at the top of our guide to the best Halloween costumes of 2022. This is also a really flexible costume, as you can go full-ogre with a green rubber mask or simply use ogre-ear headbands. If your partner or bestie is willing to be Donkey or Princess Fiona, you’ve instantly got a couple’s costume or group costume.

shrek mask Courtesy of Amazon

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11. Wordle

If 2022 could be summed up with one new game, it would be Wordle. Everything you’ve been playing on your PS5 can’t even compare. Like Stranger Things, Wordle took the world by storm this year. This is an easy costume to rock with a simple T-shirt purchase from Etsy, or if you want to make it into a fun group costume, grab a couple of buddies and wear shirts with different letters in green, yellow or grey boxes.

Wordle Shirt Courtesy of Etsy


12. Ted Lasso

It’s safe to say that Ted Lasso‘s gotten us through the past few years, and the second season brought back our beloved characters for another welcome chapter. This unexpected college-level American football coach has become a staple of comedy, and we’re guessing his familiar getup will be another popular choice for Halloween costumes for men this year. The outfit is going to get pretty DIY, but it’s relatively easy to throw Ted’s look together. And everyone who has fallen in love with the show will know exactly who you are.

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J+S Premium Military Style Classic Aviator Sunglasses Courtesy of Amazon

Mustaches Self-Adhesive Walrus Fake Mustache Courtesy of Amazon


13. Euphoria

It might feel like forever ago, but Euphoria season two actually aired in 2022. Yep, it’s been quite the year. While you can really throw together any revealing outfit and just add a little bit of face glitter to the mix, you can never go wrong with Maddy’s carnival look from season one or perhaps young Cal Jacobs’ singlet look from wrestling practice.

Maddy Cosplay Costume Courtesy of Amazon

Glitter Courtesy of Amazon

Go Softwear California Colors Wrestling Singlet Courtesy of International Jock

DALIX Large Duffle Bag Courtesy of Amazon


14. Lil Nas X

Looking for a Lil Nas X costume in 2022? Good, you should. The man is a legend. One of our favorite Lil Nas X costumes from last year was the Montero State Prison look from his music video “Industry Baby” with Jack Harlow. All you need are some hot pink scrubs and white prison numbers on the chest to nail the look completely.

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15. Lady Gaga 09 VMA Costume

If you’re on TikTok, there’s a solid chance you’ve seen the reemergence of Lady Gaga’s iconic 2009 VMA performance of “Paparazzi” all over the place. Just thinking about it gives us chills. Help bring this incredible moment in music history back into modernity by repping the look from the performance.

Lady Gaga VMA 09 Costume Courtesy of Walmart

Fake Blood Courtesy of Amazon


16. Carmy from The Bear

Another series that dominated 2022 was The Bear on Hulu. This series follows a world-renowned chef named Carmy (played by Jeremy Allen White) who takes over a family deli in Chicago after the death of his brother. It’s left viewers with laughs, tears and anticipation for another season. This costume is way easy to pull off, simply throw on a cream or white tee, a blue apron and black pants. Maybe add some forearm tattoos while you’re at it. We had the chance to learn from The Bear‘s costume designers regarding where to purchase the actual tee they used on Carmy, so if you want to complete the look as legit as you can, you’re in luck. Check that article out here.

Gildan Tees Courtesy of Amazon

Chef Works Apron Courtesy of Amazon

Fake Tattoos Courtesy of Amazon


17. Love Island Cast Member

Another show popular this past summer? Love Island. Be the newest bombshell to enter the villa this Halloween with either a thong bikini, 5-inch inseam men’s swim trunks (or shorter) and, of course, a clear water bottle with your name on it.

Personalized Clear Water Bottle Courtesy of Etsy

Thong Bikini Courtesy of Amazon

ASOS Red Swim Shorts Courtesy of ASOS


18. Buzz Lightyear

Lightyear, Pixar’s newest movie within the world of Toy Story, came out in June 2022 and while it wasn’t the world’s best-received movie, it still warmed the hearts of many. That’s why Buzz himself is one of the best costumes for Halloween this year. This can also be a great couples costume by adding Woody or Little Bo Peep to the mix.

Buzz Lightyear Costume Courtesy of Amazon


19. Inventing Anna

Lots of TV has really taken over 2022. Inventing Anna was another one that took the world by storm, based on the infamous scammer and fake German heiress Anna Delvey. Rock her in-prison look this Halloween, which is probably the most recognizable (and funny) of the looks Delvey pulled off.

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20. Minion

After the newest Minion movie came out earlier in 2022, a Minion is on our radar as one of the best Halloween costumes to rock this year. It’s creepy, funny, odd and exciting for an adult to wear something like this, so we’re sure you’ll get a couple of uncomfortable laughs from your buddies and wide eyes from kids.

Minion Costume Courtesy of Amazon


21. Squid Game Costume

Squid Game technically came out in 2021, but the show’s popularity continued in 2022 with the announcement of a new season in the works. It felt like more people were dressed as Squid Game characters last year than any other television show in the history of the universe, so we’re guessing this costume will be popular again this time around. This tracksuit is still available but will sell out quickly once Halloween gets closer, so don’t procrastinate.

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22. Among Us

Although this one is also a little dated since Among Us was most popular back in 2020, you simply can’t go wrong with an Among Us costume. Plus, they’re way too funny.

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23. She-Hulk

After She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is likely to be a popular costume this Halloween due to its launch on Disney+ in August 2022. The series follows Tatiana Maslany playing Jennifer Walters, a woman playing your average attorney who also happens to be a massive 6’7″ green superhuman. This costume comes with everything you need aside from green face paint, which we also offer down below.

She-Hulk Courtesy of Amazon

Mehron Makeup Fantasy in Green Courtesy of Amazon


24. FBI Agent

With news of the surprise raid on Donald Trump’s Mar a Lago compound, the FBI is all over the news again. So if you’re looking for topical Halloween costume ideas for 2022, then an FBI agent is easy-lifting. Simply combine this FBI jacket with sunglasses and khakis for a perfectly timely costume. If your friend or partner dresses up as Joe Biden or Donald Trump, you instantly have the perfect group Halloween costume. (For fans of Andy Dwyer on Parks & Rec, this can also serve as a Burt Macklin costume.)

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25. Hot Dog Costume

Something you’ve considered (or have been) for Halloween in the past? A hot dog. But you have to do it again because of that hilarious meme from I Think You Should Leave. After all, we’re all trying to find the guy who did this!

Hot Dog Costume Courtesy of Amazon


26. President Joe Biden

Slip this latex mask on, don a suit and tie, and you’ll look like our President of the United States in no time. Just don’t forget the aviator sunglasses and maybe a stuffed German Shepherd to carry around! This year, fans of the president may also be looking for Dark Brandon costumes. With a little ingenuity and some DIY crafting, this mask can be used to create your own Halloween costume out of the political meme.

Heionia Joe Biden Mask Courtesy of Amazon

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27. Dr. Fauci

This poor man’s name has been on our tongues more than he ever wanted it to be. But, whether he likes it or not, Dr. Fauci has become a cultural icon and a household name ever since the world went downhill in 2020 due to COVID-19. Now that monkeypox is making its rounds, step outside this Halloween dressed as the man, the myth, the legend himself: Dr. Fauci.

Funny Dr. Fauci Photo ID Courtesy of Etsy

Men's Lab Coat Courtesy of Amazon

Silver Men's Wig Courtesy of Amazon


28. Inflatable Dinosaur Costume

Undoubtedly one of the most popular costumes is the inflatable dinosaur. You’ve likely seen them 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 herd and chase down some unsuspecting prey?

Inflatable Dinosaur Costume Courtesy of Amazon


29. Bob Ross

What do you need to make an awesome Bob Ross costume? This Bob Ross costume kit has everything you need (except the dad jeans) to rock one of the top Halloween costumes of 2022. You’ll receive the beard, wig, a button-up shirt, and a paintbrush. Even better, this is easy to turn into a couple’s costume. All you need is a painted canvas costume for your partner.

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30. Inflatable Dinosaur T-Rex Costume

When you show up to the Halloween party riding a tyrannosaurus rex, you know you will get some compliments. This classic Halloween costume for men is always a winner, and the inflatable costume offers a fun twist on your typical Party City fare. Available via Amazon Prime, you can order this days before Halloween and still have a costume.

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31. Germaphobe

COVID-19 is here for yet another Halloween, and with the addition of monkeypox and the slew of other seasonal illnesses that start spreading come October, we’ve all become permanent germaphobes. So show it off with this extra germaphobic costume that will keep you safe from head to toe. Don’t forget goggles, gloves and a mask for a super extra look.

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32. Purge Killer

We’ve all been obsessed with The Purge series for years. You know, the movies in which one night finds that all crime is legal. In the flicks, you’ll see a slew of scary masks people wear to protect their identity when causing a stir around town. This mask is definitely one to consider, and it will freak some people out.

Poptrend Halloween Mask LED Light up Mask Courtesy of Amazon


33. Arthur

Even though the show is canceled, Arthur will always be a classic Halloween look we fully support. This year, we’re celebrating our favorite aardvark by wearing him as one of the best Halloween costumes for men in 2022. You should be good to go with a yellow crewneck, round glasses and aardvark ears. Maybe it’s smart to keep your fist in a ball for most of your time wearing to mimic that ever-so-popular Arthur meme, too.

Gildan Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt Courtesy of Amazon

Aardvark Ears Courtesy of Etsy

Big Mo’s Toys Wizard Glasses Courtesy of Amazon


34. Space Cowboy Jeff Bezos

Welp, Jeff Bezos went up into space. That was a thing. And he may or may not have ruined cowboy hats for us entirely. With that being said, one of the best Halloween costumes of the year will most certainly be Cowboy Jeff Bezos. And it’s easy too — all you’ll need is a cowboy hat and blue spacesuit.

Enimay Western Cowboy Hat Courtesy of Amazon

AIGASEA Astronaut Costume Courtesy of Amazon


35. Lil Nas X Montero State Prison Jumpsuit

Lil Nas X’s music video “Industry Baby” with Jack Harlow came out in 2021, but it’s still iconic. Clad yourself in a classic Montero State Prison jumpsuit from the video. This will include a little DIY (you’ll have to find a way to print your white prison number on your chest yourself), but we have the perfect hot pink scrubs to get you started.

Read More: The Best Lil Nas X Halloween Costume Ideas

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36. Candyman

Candyman is a classic horror movie and therefore has produced a classic Halloween look for men. Here are a few things you should throw together to complete the look.

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37. David Rose From Schitt’s Creek

Ew, David. The hilarious series has taken the world by storm and has garnered quite the cult following. And it’s no wonder because the characters are so memorable. To transform into the show’s lead, David Rose (played by Dan Levy), you’ll simply need the following:

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Halloween costume David rose wig Courtesy of Amazon

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38. Michael Myers

The slasher from all the Halloween movies has become a modern classic, and after the sequel hit theaters last year, this look has solidified its place in the lexicon of Halloween costumes for men. We bank on seeing at least a few of these no matter where we go out this year, and if you’re looking to match, you don’t need much to pull off one of the most iconic horror villains in cinematic history. Just the infamous mask and a navy coverall.

Homelex Halloween Michael Myers Mask Courtesy of Amazon

Halloween costume Michael Myers Courtesy of Amazon


39. Tiger King

Tiger King costumes have been seen out the ass since 2020. Since then, we now consider this cultural phenomenon a costume to be seen year after year after year. It’s instantly recognizable and always hilarious. This kit includes all the accessories you’ll need to pull off Joe Exotic from the Netflix hit docuseries, including a blond mullet wig, necklace, mustache and earrings. Also, don’t forget to add a sequined top for good measure.

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40. Spongebob Squarepants

Spongebob Squarepants has become one of the most beloved pop-culture figures of the 21st century, with an appeal that genuinely spans generations. This year, go as everyone’s favorite pineapple-dwelling sea creature. Rubie’s, the same company that makes the popular inflatable dinosaur, also makes an inflatable Spongebob Squarepants costume for adults.

Spongebob Squarepants Costume Courtesy of Amazon


41. Viral TikTok Star

It’s hard to keep up with the trends on TikTok because they come and go like the weather. But these accessories embody the most popular fashion trends on TikTok in 2022.

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42. Death of Cryptocurrency

Who can forget the great crypto crash of 2022? The death of cryptocurrency has caused some hardship, but we can’t help but be not totally surprised that an unregulated currency tanked as established financial markets also struggled. This year, we think a clever costume would be the “death” of cryptocurrency, complete with a Dogecoin shirt, a demonic skull mask and other Bitcoin or Ethereum accessories.

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More Easy Halloween Costume Ideas for Men

We’ve got plenty of costume ideas for couples, kids, superhero fans and horror aficionados, but we wanted to put all of the best Halloween costumes for men into one place. Below, you’ll find tons more men’s Halloween costume ideas that are perfect for 2022. Unlike the costumes above, the remainder of our list focuses on easy Halloween costume ideas for men that will be relevant year after year. Many of these costumes come ready to wear and don’t require any DIY work.

So if none of the options above piqued your interest, we’ve put together even more Halloween costume ideas to conquer any costume party. Turning up in one of these solid choices will win you plenty of praise and attention. On top of that, several 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.


43. Harry Potter

Not only is this one of the best easy Halloween costumes, but it’s also one of the best last-minute Halloween costumes, especially if you’re a Harry Potter fan who already has a wand or red-and-yellow scarf on hand. Even if you don’t, a couple of simple props are all that’s needed to pull off a Harry Potter Halloween costume — makeup to create a lightning bolt scar, a wand, glasses and a robe. You can purchase many of these items on sites like Amazon, and they’re also easy to find at local stores like Spirit Halloween.

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44. Medical Doctor Surgeon Costume

For many people, there are few things scarier than going to the doctor. So turning up in this Forum Novelties Men’s Medical Doctor Surgeon Costume is sure to put the fear into plenty of other party guests, especially if you pair the included cap, gown and mask with a blood-covered butcher’s knife. The costume is made from 100% polyester and works well as part of a couple’s costume with another hospital-related outfit.

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45. Ghostbusters Costume With Inflatable Backpack

Considering Ghostbusters: Afterlife finally came out earlier this year, the Ghostbuster fever has officially kicked back in. Celebrate the return of everyone’s favorite ghost-busting heroes with this Ghostbusters Costume With Inflatable Backpack. In addition to being topical, this officially licensed costume is quick and easy, making it a great last-minute costume choice. Inside the pack, you’ll find a 100% polyester printed jumpsuit with a zipper closure and an inflatable proton backpack.

Ghostbusters Costume With Inflatable Backpack Courtesy of Amazon


46. Rubie’s IT Pennywise Clown Costume

Pennywise from the IT movies, based on the popular Stephen King novel, is a major horror icon and always a great costume idea. This clown has been scaring children and adults alike for decades, and now you can too. The Rubie’s IT Pennywise Clown Costume comes with everything you need to pull off a convincing Pennywise, including a shirt, a belt, a mask and wig. Halloween clown costumes just don’t get better than this.

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47. Kooy Inflatable Alien Costume

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 will be hard to miss as you are carried around/abducted by a giant green alien. It’s made from 100% 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.

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48. Brave Men’s Roman Gladiator Costume

If your favorite film is Gladiator or 300, or you love Roman history, this Spooktacular Creations Brave Men’s Roman Gladiator Costume is for you. It’s a comprehensive outfit and boasts body armor with an attached cape, shoulder guards, wrist guards, pin-on medallions and leg guards. To complete the outfit, you’ll want to add a sword and shield and find some sandals. Plus, it’s easy to make part of a larger group outfit or pair with a Roman princess if you need a couple’s costume idea.

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49. Maxim Party Supplies Adult Astronaut Costume

Given America’s recent return to space, why not celebrate the occasion this Halloween with this Maxim Party Supplies Adult Astronaut Costume? Pair super cool shades with the jumpsuit to complete the spaceman look. The jumpsuit includes several high-quality elements, such as a USA Flag, the NASA Logo and a Commander Logo patch. For functionality, you’ll also find two zippered pockets that simplify storing your phone and other essentials.

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50. Bodysocks Inflatable Surgeon Lift You Up Costume

If you want a dose of gore in your Halloween outfit this year, consider the Bodysocks Inflatable Surgeon Lift You Up Costume. The smart design of the inflatable outfit makes it look like you’re only half a person being carried by a doctor, with the lower part of your body ripped away. The costume is made from polyester and uses four AA batteries to operate the fan that keeps the costume inflated. Plus, this unisex outfit is easily stored for other events or next year when not in use.

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51. Disguise Adult Jack Skellington Costume

We’re not sure whether Jack Skellington falls into a Christmas or Halloween costume category, or both, but either way, people are sure to love you dressed in this Disguise Adult Jack Skellington Costume. You can’t deny The Pumpkin King’s fun appeal, and in this 100% polyester, officially licensed outfit, which is made up of a jacket, ascot, bowtie and character, you’re sure to turn plenty of heads. To complete this outfit, add a pair of smart black shoes and spend a disproportionate amount of time asking, “What’s this?”

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52. Fun World Adult Scream Costume

Scream 5 officially came out this year, which brought the Ghostface costume back on trend, even though it never really left. This kit has everything you’ll need to pull off the iconic ’90s slasher, including a robe, mask and belt. This begs the question: “What’s your favorite scary movie?” This costume set is available with Prime shipping, and we think this is one of the best Halloween costumes on Amazon for horror fans.

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53. California Costumes Full Moon Madness Costume

Like vampires, Frankenstein and a mummy, werewolves are a timeless choice for a Halloween outfit. What’s great about this California Costumes Men’s Full Moon Madness Costume is that it delivers a mix of classic Halloween style and an impressive amount of scariness. This outfit is made up of a plaid shirt with attached faux fur and a motion mask. Simply pair it with some sneakers, jeans, a bad attitude and a tendency to howl, and you’re good to go.

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54. Rubie’s Batman

This was a year of a great  Batman, and we’re sure there will be at least a few Pattinson wannabes out and about this Halloween. This costume from Rubie’s comes with everything you need to complete the classic look, including the winged hood, belt, cape and black attire.

Rubie's Batman Courtesy of Amazon


55. California Costumes Colonial Costume

Even though this colonial costume will look like you belong in the stage production of Hamilton, the set — which comes with pants, a cravat necktie, black boot covers and a coat — does not include singing chops.

colonial men's costume Courtesy of Amazon


56. Dreamgirl Men’s King of Egypt Costume

You don’t have to go on an archeological dive at The Great Pyramids to discover this Egyptian royal costume, which includes a headpiece, a shirt, and a skirt with an embellished waistband.

king of Egypt costume Courtesy of Amazon


57. California Costumes Men’s Soul Taker Costume

If you want to go for a scary Halloween costume, this soul-taker look will spook some folks and fully hide your identity. It comes with a one-piece black hood and mesh overlay for the added scary effect.


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58. Rubie’s Buddy The Elf Costume

Let’s say it together now… ready, 3… 2… 1… GO! “SANTA!” Even though it’s Halloween, you can still ring in the Christmas spirit. The Buddy The Elf costume comes with a tunic top, belt and yellow leggings.

buddy the elf costume Courtesy of Amazon


59. FantaLook Men’s ’80s Rockstar

This one could go a couple of different ways. Sure, it could be considered a rockstar look, but throw on a leather jacket and you’re suddenly a bad-ass biker dude. Plus, with the bandana motif, you’re ready to go. Plus, if you’re looking for Stranger Things costume ideas, then this wig is a great look for dressing up as Eddie the Banished.

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60. Sexy Lifeguard

What makes this lifeguard costume sexy? That’s really up to you, dude! But with the right confidence, we’re confident you can turn this costume into a real winner. Leave the hoodie at home and show off a little skin, or wear the full ensemble and stand out in the crowd. Plus, since it’s available via Amazon Prime, you can get it in time for Halloween.

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61. Scooby-Doo One-Piece

If you’re looking for something the whole family can partake in, try dressing up as the members of Mystery Inc. You can never go wrong with Scooby-Doo himself.

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62. Men’s German Oktoberfest Costume

Celebrate Halloween in traditional German garb, because if you’re going to drink beer, you might as well do it in good ‘ole Oktoberfest style. The costume includes a shirt, suspenders, knee socks and an Alpine Hat. The beer stein is not included, although you can find one here if you’d like to complete the look.

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63. Rubie’s Deadpool Costume

The best part about this Deadpool costume is that it has built-in muscles, so you can rock the shredded superhero look without lifting a weight.

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64. Dreamgirl Men’s Disco Costume

Bust out those dance moves like the jivin’ cool cat that you are. The wig isn’t included, so make sure to pick up one of those if you want to go for the full look as pictured.

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65. Fun World Men’s 3D Zombie Costume

Halloween wouldn’t be complete without a little undead action. This zombie costume covers you from top to bottom and doesn’t leave any gory details.

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66. Rasta Imposta Men’s Kool-Aid Guy Costume

Bust into any Halloween bash as the Kool-Aid Guy and you’ll be the life of the party.

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67. California Costumes Storybook Prince Costume

Why be The Bachelor when you can be Prince Charming? This costume comes with the royal jacket, but the devilishly good looks are up to you, big guy.

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68. California Costumes Men’s Big Foot Costume

Bring the iconic cryptoid to life this Halloween by donning this full-body costume, which includes gloves and some really big feet.

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69. Eforled 1920s Men’s Gatsby Gangster

It’s officially the ’20s again, so it makes sense that Gatsby-era costumes and attire make a comeback this Halloween.

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70. Eforpretty Yacht Captain & Sailor Costume Set

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 cooking. The set includes a hat, a corncob 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.

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71. Elope Where’s Waldo Adult Costume Kit

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.

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72. California Costumes Robin Hood Costume

If you want a costume that looks amazing yet doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, consider this California Costumes Robin Hood Costume. It comes with everything you need to pull off the Renaissance character but still costs less than $45. The set includes a long-sleeve shirt, a hood, a vest, gloves, a belt and a pouch with boot covers. All you need to add are a pair of pants, boots and a bow and arrow.

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73. California Costumes Men’s Vampire 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 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.

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74. 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. Snipers often used to camouflage themselves against their surroundings, these suits are great for creating “monsters” for Halloween and hunting season in the months to come. This particular suit comes with a hood, a shirt, pants and a gun cover.

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75. WYKBPX Adult Jedi 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 WYKBPX 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.

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76. Ruble’s Adult Deluxe Storm Trooper Costume

Sticking with the Star Wars trend, you can really go all out with this Storm Trooper costume. It’s actually a jumpsuit with molded pieces made of foam, and it also comes with a two-piece helmet.

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77. Morph Viking Warrior Halloween Costume

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 Morph Viking Warrior Halloween Costume. With a surprisingly authentic appearance, this set comes with a brown tunic complete with faux-fur shoulder pads, faux-fur leg warmers and a horned helmet. Practice your warrior cry, and you might win the best costume contest this year.

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78. Men’s Mummy Costume

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 look the part. The 100 percent polyester construction gives the jumpsuit plenty of strength, while the zipper on the back makes getting in and out 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.

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79. 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.

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80. Disguise Duffman Classic Simpsons Costume

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.

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81. 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.

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82. 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.

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83. 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 expect 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 includes multiple layers including the shirt, pants, belt and hat, and is designed comfortable and breathable for an easy look. 

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84. Black Body Supersuit Costume

If you’re looking to go completely undercover, this black superhero bodysuit zips all the way up hiding your identity. The jumpsuit includes a pullover mask you can zip or unzip for eating and socializing, and the spider theme is loosely based on Spider-Man, without actually copying the iconic Marvel protagonist.

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85. Blippi

Anyone who currently has a toddler in their life knows that the internet sensation Blippi is all the rage, so the popular Youtube personality makes for a great costume if you have any little ones. It’s quite easy to pull off, and all you’ll need is a pair of orange suspenders, a bowtie and a light blue button-up shirt.

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86. Disguise Men’s Genie Deluxe Adult Costume

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87. Harry Potter Voldemort Costume

While so many people stick to the main three characters, why not mix it up this Halloween and take on The Heir of Slytherin with this Harry Potter Voldemort Costume? This USA-made, officially-licensed costume includes Voldemort’s recognizable robe with its oversized, wizard sleeves and high collar, as well as a mask to give you that white, plain-faced appearance. To complete the outfit, add some Voldemort-style gloves and a wand.

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88. The Dude Bathrobe Halloween Costume Men

Finally, we’ve got one more pop culture classic and an evergreen Halloween costume idea for men — The Dude. You can buy an officially licensed costume below, but this is also one of our favorite easy DIY costume ideas for men. All you need is a bathrobe (or cardigan), some sunglasses and a laid-back attitude.

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Need More Inspiration? Check Out SPY’s Guide To Halloween 2022

Now that we’ve covered 88 of the best Halloween costumes for men, it’s time to start planning the rest of your Halloween. And if none of our costumes tickled your skeleton bone, then we’ve got plenty more ideas for you (and the whole family) below.

Updates: This article was last updated on August 31, 2022, at which time we added an additional costume set for Harry Potter fans.


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