Do you want some men’s Halloween costume ideas, but could not figure out where to start? This article will give you some tips on how to be the talk of the party and impress your wife, children, girlfriend or whatever. Now, the list is as random as it gets. But I limit the list to what I think would not hurt your pockets. Some of these are just effective makeup, along with a mishmash of old clothes to fit the theme.
Cheap Men’s Halloween Costume Ideas And Still Make You The Talk Of The Party
Before going on the men’s Halloween costume ideas, do you know when the tradition started? The belief about All Hallow’s Eve as the night when the boundary between the living and dead become obscure, allowing ghosts and elementals to walk among us, started with the Celts around 800-900 BC. While Halloween costumes of today are typically meant for trick-or-treating or parties, the ancient Celtic tradition called for people to wear costumes and masks to hide themselves from the creepy visitors.
On that happy note, let’s go on with our men’s Halloween costume ideas.
1. Men’s Halloween costume ideas: Clown
Remember Stephen King’s iconic character, Pennywise? There’s a reason why clowns are near the top of the list in men’s Halloween costume ideas. They are creepy as hell. And if that’s not enough, there’s actually a mass murderer by the name of John Wayne Gracy who dress up as “Pogo the Clown” as his day job. Besides, you can take advantage of the Clown craze sweeping the US right now. You might get beaten up, but at least that’s zeitgeist.
2. Men’s Halloween costume ideas: Christian Grey
Seriously though, what could be an easier men’s Halloween costume than dressing up as Christian Grey. All you need is a suit, probably some handcuffs as a reference. And the character is again relevant with the upcoming sequel on Valentine’s day 2017. You might have to remind the ladies who you are by being a dick. Kidding!
3. Men’s Halloween costume ideas: Nurse Joker
This men’s Halloween costume is easy on the budget as well. You can find makeup tutorials on how to do Joker’s face on YouTube. As to the costume itself, you can choose DIY or buy online. It doesn’t cost much when you order, but it’s better if you do it yourself. You just need an old lab coat, some DENT sticker that you can print on your own, some MP white belt, black socks, and white shoes.
4. Men’s Halloween costume ideas: Christian Bale in American Psycho
This one is also easy to follow. You can wear any of your dark suits but don’t forget the red tie. If you don’t have any see-through anorak, a transparent raincoat will do. This men’s Halloween costume won’t be complete without the axe, however, which can be tricky when you are going to a party where majority of the people don’t know you.
5. Men’s Halloween costume ideas: Ryan Gosling in Drive
Finding the quilted scorpion jacket might be tricky. There are some available online but they cost a hundred bucks. One benefit of buying, however, is you can use this jacket for daily use just because of how cool it is. You will also need Aviator glasses, brown leather driving gloves, white boots, black denim, toothpick, and a hammer.
6. Men’s Halloween costume ideas: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby
Billionaire? Check. Eccentric? Check. You can gatecrash a party or storm outside in indignation and nobody will fault you for it. You are, after all, The Great Gatsby.
Or you can just dress up like this guy. Here’s a clip from Ben Makeup Artist giving a tutorial on how to do Heath Ledger’s iconic makeup:
These are just some of the cheap men’s Halloween costume ideas while still allowing you to retain your coolness factor. Aside from being affordable, they are also quite easy to do for those last-minute party invitations. You don’t have to burn some money for a costume you will use once. Unless, of course, you can afford it.
You can also check out these articles if you want more wardrobe ideas. I am personally liking the Nurse Joker costume and might actually go to a Halloween party wearing it. Which of these men’s Halloween costumes would you don? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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