Even though the Bechdel test is still alive and well, when it comes to men’s Halloween costumes, somehow the costume idea lists always feel ho-hum. They’re either over-the-top wacky or require you to basically just wear a suit.
So, we dug a little deeper and uncovered the best men’s Halloween costume ideas for 2022. Below, you’ll find horror classics like Michael Myers to trending costumes like Daemon Targaryen and Eddie Munson.
No matter your motivation level or how last-minute your prep is, you’ll find everything from “I thought my partner was planning mine and am just now figuring this out on October 30th” to “cosplay is my life and no one actually knows what I look like.”
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The Best Men’s Halloween Costume Ideas (2022)
1. Han Solo (Star Wars)
We’re more of a Chewbacca ourselves, but that costume comes with hairballs so Chewie’s snarky sidekick is a great plan B. And no one’s quite as handsome, cool, and suave as Han Solo. And Poe. And Finn. Anyway, here’s this Star Wars costume!
2. Harry Styles
Styles is the center of a frankly terrifying fandom, in the middle of a movie controversy, and Taylor Swift’s ex. Why wouldn’t you want to dress up as him for Halloween? The options are endless.
Feather boas, flamboyant one-piece jumpsuits, floral suits. Whatever you do, the bolder the better. More is more. We’re on our 4th cup of coffee.
If you don’t have a full suit of armor fit for a god or want to go full cosplay, then you can in one of his laid-book looks. We like the one where he’s cooking breakfast for us in the morning.
4. Gomez Addams
Ok, yes, it’s a suit. But Gomez Addams is easily one of the most romantic characters in fiction and, with the new Wednesday show coming to Netflix this November, the Halloween costume will be on trend as well.
5. Doctor Strange Costume
There’s no universe where Doctor Strange’s cape doesn’t look cool. It looks even cooler in the one where we actually say Benedict Cumberbatch correctly.
6. Homelander Costume (The Boys)
Homelander was the main antagonist from The Boys before Jensen Ackles came to town. To dress up as him, just imagine Ken in a wannabe Captain America outfit acting like a Chad.
We promise you’ll figure it out. Right after you learn how to not obliterate everything with your new laser eyes. Yeah, you’re not getting that deposit back.
7. Ted Lasso Costume
He’s still taking the world (and the Emmy Awards) by storm, so cosplaying as Ted Lasso is just as relevant as it was two years ago. And, all you need is a tracksuit, mustache, a coach’s whistle, and some quick one-liners.
8. Elvis Presley Costume
The hardest part with dressing up as Elvis? Trying to decide what iconic look to go with. Early clean-cut Elvis? Bedazzled over-the-top Vegas Elvis?
We honestly can’t decide. Can we phone a friend for help? Anyone got Austin’s number? Are we at 20 questions yet?
9. Michael Myers
There’s a reason Halloween’s Michael Myers is a classic costume. Grab some coveralls, a mask, and a (preferably) fake butcher knife. Unless you’re working in the kitchen that night. Those things are the worst for cutting tomatoes.
10. Air Dancers
11. Billy Butcherson (Hocus Pocus)
This 17th century zombie costume is both classic and current thanks to the new film. Billy, the unexpected hero from Hocus Pocus got a bit more screen time in Hocus Pocus 2 and finally got to explain the love triangle. We always knew it was more of a rhombus.
12. Ken Costume
The upcoming Barbie movie means it’s the perfect time to go as the ultimate boy toy this Halloween. We stan a neon 80s Ken, but there are plenty of options like Tuxedo Ken, Beach Ken, What Is Wrong With Ryan Gosling’s Hair Ken, and more.
13. Maverick (Top Gun)
Original? No. Hot? Yes. For a quick and easy costume, you can’t go wrong with any character from Top Gun. For this Maverick-inspired costume, grab some aviators, a leather bomber jacket, a white t-shirt, jeans, and some bad boy swagger. Now available at Costco.
14. Dream (The Sandman)
Still living your best emo life, go by 10 different names, and have siblings that are also a bit extra?
Have you considered you may be The Sandman himself, the Lord of Dreams, Dream of the Endless, the Prince of Stories? Since you’re already wearing a black trench coat and your hair is already black, you can skip the costume shopping and work on convincing a raven to be your loyal companion.
15. Daemon Targaryen
Daemon swept us off our feet in the Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon and you can too this Halloween. If you want to cosplay in full warrior garb, we recommend heading to Etsy now, but other Daemon costumes are available on Amazon or at Spirit Halloween stores. Now, can you please help us across this moat?
16. Eddie Munson (Stranger Things)
17. The Dude (The Big Lebowski)
To go as The Dude, grab a chunky sweater from your girlfriend’s closet, an oversized V-neck t-shirt, and pajama pants. You don’t even have to comb your hair for this one. But you do need a White Russian.
18. Guy Fieri
Did someone say Welcome to Flavortown? Complete this iconic look with some bleach, hair gel, goatee, shades, and button-up flame-print shirt and bam – House of the Dragon–Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives crossover.
19. Carmy Berzatto (The Bear)
Still got your apron from that one kitchen job that made you swear off all kitchen jobs? Throw it on with a white t-shirt and start calling everyone Chef for the costume that will make everyone else say yes, Chef this spooky season.
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