If you’ve ever attended a Halloween fancy-dress party before, you’ll know that the later you leave sorting out your costume, the worse it’s inevitably going to be. Luckily, we've got some great men's costume ideas to help you get ahead of the curve in time for Halloween.
Whether dressing up for trick or treating with the younglings or attending a gore-fest gala, you’re going to want some spooktacular inspiration. That's why for this article we’ve rounded up some of the best Halloween costumes for men. From chilling to charming, all of our favourites are available to buy in the UK on Amazon to save you a trip to the shops!
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There is undoubtedly a Halloween look out there to perfectly fit this year's theme, whether that is frightening, funny or flirtatious. Aside from solely thinking about the fashion aspect of your costume, there are some practical factors to consider. That’s what this buying guide is for!
Remember, costumes don’t always have to be scary, and it can be just as much fun to wear a halloween that's ridiculous and silly. These are not only great for Halloween, but any fancy-dress situation you might find yourself in.
Generally speaking, Halloween costumes aren’t made from the best materials. As they tend to only be worn once a year they're usually made from some type of cost-effective synthetic fabric. Polyester is the most common choice as it's relatively durable, so you will certainly get a few wears from the garment.
Now and then you may come across a costume that's made from cotton, or a cotton-synthetic blend. These will often be of better quality and feel more comfortable when wearing it. Just don’t get your hopes up as these costumes are rare.
When it comes to guys' Halloween costumes, as with most clothes, they’re usually sized from XS - XL. This isn’t very informative and could leave you having to go through the rigmarole of exchanging your costume if it doesn’t quite fit right. After all, do you know what size you are in a toga robe?
To avoid this situation, we would recommend checking to see if the manufacturer has provided a sizing guide. This will save you disappointment, hassle and possible embarrassment if you were to risk wearing it without trying it on first. It’ll take you less than five minutes, even if you know you always wear a large.
One thing that is certainly worth keeping an eye out for is whether or not your costume comes with additional props, such as a hat, mask or belt. These inclusions will help you bring your character to life, and save you having to source them yourself.
However, plenty of costumes are advertised with props and clothing that are not actually included with the outfit. Doing this gives the illusion that you’ll look better than you imagine. So to help you avoid this setback, we’ve noted exactly what is included with your purchase in the specification table underneath each costume.
Finally, if you're planning on re-wearing your costume at future events, then you’re likely going to want to be able to wash it. Unless the smell is part of the overall effect? Although that might be taking it a step too far!
Polyester outfits will usually need to be washed or sponge-cleaned by hand, or sent to the dry cleaners. This is because they can be a bit too delicate to be thrown into a washing machine, especially if they have fragile embellishments.
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Adult Dinosaur Inflatable Costume
A Joyful Jurassic-Inspired Dinosaur Costume
Official Pennywise Deluxe Costume
Pennywise, but Not Pound Foolish
Aerobics Instructor Costume
Bring It Back to the 90s
One for the Brave Lads
The Dark Knight Rises Costume
Be the Dark Knight on the Dark Night
Grim Reaper Phantom of Darkness Costume
A Classic Reaper Costume That's Not So Grim
Official Ghostbuster Adult Fancy Dress Costume
Be the One That They'll All Wanna Call
This dinosaur costume is sure to be a massive hit with the whole family. The free-size costume fits most adults between 4 ft 6” and 6 ft 2”, and is inflated with air from a detachable fan that will have you at full T-Rex glory within seconds.
With this Halloween costume, you're likely to be the talk of the event. With all the room inside you should even be able to fit a small speaker, so you can have the Jurassic Park theme playing as you stomp around!
Truly one of the most frightening fictional characters of all time, Pennywise is the reason so many folk are petrified of clowns. From Stephen King's novel IT, we have chosen to go with the 90s Tim Curry iteration of the costume, simply because we think it's the freakiest.
This outfit comes with everything you'll need to horrify your family, friends and neighbours, from the jumpsuit to the mask and wig. Although, we would recommend picking up a red balloon if you sincerely want to nail the character.
If you're looking for something that's guaranteed to get some chuckles, then this 90s-inspired home VHS aerobic workout costume will undeniably to do just that. This costume pays homage to Mr. Motivator, with the signature bum bag and cap to complete the look.
Best of all, this costume is available in a range of sizes, so it should fit the majority of blokes out there. Time to start practicing your best home workout moves to show off when you get to the party!
You've got to be a brave lad to take on this costume. Not only is it more revealing than pretty much anything else on the list, but wearing nothing but a loin cloth and a cape in late October requires a certain amount of fearlessness.
However, if you're keen to turn some heads, they do say fortune favours the brave. Note that this costume only includes the wrap, belt, robe and wrist cuffs, so you might have to raid the kids' toy box for the sword and shield.
Batman is undoubtedly one of the most popular Halloween costumes of all time. A sure-fire hit, things have changed over the years and nowadays you won't be donning spandex à la Adam West. No, this jumpsuit comes with a built-in six-pack and pecs, so you need not worry if you haven't been quite so disciplined with your workout routine.
Furthermore, this costume comes with a cape, utility belt and mask. All that's left to do is prepare your best scowl and work on the accent.
If you're looking to strike fear into the hearts of your partygoers, or your children, then there are few scarier characters than the Grim Reaper. Said to be the personification of death himself, this is your chance to don the signature dark robes and scythe.
To save you from having to do skeleton make-up this costume comes with a veil that will maintain an ominous look, without the hassle of putting on face paint. The only downside is that you'll have to pick up your own scythe. There's a sentence we never thought we'd say!
Getting the ball rolling is this iconic costume from the classic 80s movie Ghostbusters. It includes the tan jumpsuit with Ghostbusters logo on the front and sleeve, and has an inflatable proton pack and gun. All the ghouls at the party are not going to be sure where to turn!
While you likely won't be able to blast and catch ghosts with your inflatable weapon, you'll surely impress your family and pals. Plus, you get to play the role of Bill Murray for an evening, and what's not to love about that?
Planning to go trick or treating this year? Or perhaps you're organising a Halloween bash? Either way, we've found some of the most hair raising costumes to have you and your family looking the part this October!
It may still be a little while until the big night, but there really is nothing scarier than last-minute panic buying! So whether you're taking the kids out, or attending an adults only event, we hope this article has given you some ideas for costumes that are certain to make you the centre of attention. So, what you waiting for?
Author: Lewis Clark
No. 1: Eupaja｜Adult Dinosaur Inflatable Costume
No. 2: Rubie's｜Official Pennywise Deluxe Costume
No. 3: Smiffys｜Aerobics Instructor Costume
No. 4: Orion Costumes｜Spartan Warrior
No. 5: Rubie's｜The Dark Knight Rises Costume
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