8 Halloween Costumes for Men That You Can Wear Again


There’s only 9 days left until Halloween, which means you should really start working on your costume. As I said last week, I’m a big fan of simple and inexpensive costumes that involve the clothes you already own instead of pre-made store bought costumes. We’ve already discussed these kind of costumes for women, so now it’s time to move on to look at costumes for men that you can wear again.

1. Vampire

This costume is a Halloween classic. Vampires are smooth enough to seduce a date for the night or scary enough to participate in a more gory soiree. To make your vampire look scary put on traditional vampire make up: pale face and black shadow around the eyes to make you look undead.

What You Can Wear Again

  • White button down shirt
  • Black pants
  • Black shoes

Strictly Halloween

  • Black cape
  • Vampire fangs

2. FBI Agent

We’ve already talked about this look for women last week and it’s the same outfit for both genders. Group costumes are always better than individual ones, especially if you get a really dedicated group, so I encourage you to get a bunch of your friends together for this costume and spend the night guarding the candy, alcohol, or even random guests for the night.

What You Can Use Again

  • White button down top
  • Black dress pants
  • Black blazer
  • Aviator sunglasses

Strictly Halloween Items

  • Fake ear piece or, if you’re in a dedicated group, real walkie talkies to communicate with the whole night
  • FBI badge

3. Nudist on Strike

Perfect for those last minute costume parties that you didn’t plan for, the Nudist on Strike is the bare minimum of Halloween costumes. Have a list of complaints about the nudist camp prepared for people who ask about what you’re dressed as.

What You Can Use Again

  • Literally whatever you want to wear. Just pick something from your closet and throw it on.

Strictly Halloween Items

  • A cardboard sign around your neck reading “Nudist on Strike”

4. Athlete

If you’re really into sports than this is quite possibly the easiest costume for you. Just put on some athletic bottoms, maybe get some eye black and a ball/equipment, and you’re set.

What You Can Use Again

  • Team jersey
  • Athletic shorts/pants
  • Athletic shoes

Strictly Halloween Items

  • Eye black
  • Sport equipment (if you don’t already own some)

5. Hawaiian Man

Want to keep your costume nice and cheesy? Be the Hawaiian Man. He’s from anywhere in the world, but he’s spent way too much time in Hawaii at his hotel’s tacky luau.

What You Can Wear Again

  • Swim trunks
  • Hawaiian shirt (if you have one)
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses

Strictly Halloween

  • Lei
  • Hawaiian shirt (if you don’t have one find one at a thrift store)
  • Bonus points for using body paint to give yourself a glorious sunburn and only drinking from a coconut shell

6. Genius

Do you like to rattle off random facts and trivia? Use that skill to your costume’s advantage and dress as a genius.

What You Can Wear Again

  • Button down shirt
  • Dress pants
  • Loafers
  • Tweed jacket optional
  • Bonus points for carrying textbooks or any academic props

Strictly Halloween

7. #1 Fan

This is another look that both men and women can pull off. If you really like a band, movie, TV show, book series, or anything like that, flaunt it! You can stay as simple as jeans and a t-shirt showing your adoration or go all out with armfuls of props.

What You Can Use Again

  • The t-shirt you already have in your closet
  • Jeans
  • Any shoes

Strictly Halloween Items

  • VIP backstage pass
  • Autograph book with your obsession’s “signature”
  • Dolls/action figures
  • Poster
  • Really any little accessories you can find that will prove your undying love for whatever you like
  • Bonus points for finding and carrying around a life size cut out all night

8. Chick Magnet

If you prefer funny to gory costumes, the Chick Magnet is here for you. Not only is it a fairly simple costume, it will get some laughs. Just buy a bunch of attractive dolls at the dollar store and tape them all over your body.

What You Can Wear Again

  • Literally anything you want

Stricktly Halloween

  • Dollar store dolls

Halloween is a great holiday full of fun parties. Finding a good costume without spending too much can be stressful though. Don’t let that ruin your Halloween spirit though. Just search your closet and dress up what you already own.

Florida Memory.Pine Crest School students wearing Halloween costumes in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 30 May. 2007. Online image. Flickr. 22 Oct. 2014. https://flic.kr/p/h7jPo1


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