What costume should I wear for Halloween?

Not sure what costume to wear for Halloween? Don’t fear! Get in the Halloween Spirit and let us help you decide how to dress up this Halloween! Tell us a little about yourself and Costume Guy, our resident expert, will help point you to a step-by-step DIY cosplay guide that best suits you. Find the perfect Halloween costume in no time at all!

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182 questions answered by Costume Guy…

  • Someone asked:
    I'm a 6'3", 26-year-old male.
  • Someone asked:
    I’m 15-years-old.
  • Someone asked:
    I'm a 22-year-old female and wicked lazy. I have a bunch of black clothes and can do fun makeup?
  • Someone asked:
    I'm a tall male with long hair.
  • Someone asked:
    I've got shaggy hair, tall and skinny, and have a baseball jersey.
  • Someone asked:
    I am a male, 6'3", pretty slim, brown hair, and glasses. I'm working on a budget, something recognizable that I could easily wear out to a club?
  • Someone asked:
    I'm a bearded and bespectacled, 6', 23-year-old white guy looking for something on the slightly more cost-effective side. Last year I won a contest by dressing up as Doug Funnie and changing into Quailman halfway through the party. The year before that, I went all out as Dustin from Stranger Things with a group of friend making up the rest of the cast. All that to say, I'm super into Halloween costumes, but I'm more strapped for cash than previous years. Any ideas? Of all my interests, I'm most into Star Wars, music, and art. (I love the Run DMC costume you have posted but $$$)
  • Someone asked:
    I'm 5'10" and Hispanic. I'm 22-years-old and have medium hair. I'm open to any good idea. I'm in college so a cheap costume would be ideal.
  • Someone asked:
    I am 145cm tall and I am 11-years-old.
    • Costume Guy replied:
      You've got a ton of options for Halloween ?. Your first stop should be our favorite costumes ⭐ to narrow down your search.
  • Someone asked:
    I am a 5' 8" black male. Don’t want to spend more than $45 just shaved so no facial hair, but I can always buy fake hair. Mini fro but willing to wear a wig. Love comic, movies, and I’d prefer something recognizable.
  • Someone asked:
    A five-person group looking for a funny recognizable costume that can be easy to make or purchasable. We're college-age males.
  • Someone asked:
    I'm a 5' 10" black man with a beard. I am light skinned complexion with short hair. I'm 180lbs. and into anything.
  • Someone asked:
    I'm 22-years-old, gay, and friendly.
  • Someone asked:
    I am a 6'3" 25-year-old male. I'm 225lbs with black curly hair and looking for a 90s themed costume.
    • Nate replied:
      You should first take a look at The Best Costumes from the 90's. A solid option would be Dennis Nedry from Jurassic Park.
  • Someone asked:
    6'6" African American male, 235lbs. Short hair with long beard, not willing to shave it off!!! Into all sorts of things i.e. movies, comics, anime anything! Beard not going anywhere is MOST IMPORTANT.
    • Costume Guy replied:
      Hmmmm... we feel you on the beard my man. Here's a list of costumes for men with beards. We don't have a costume for him yet, but doing an M’Baku costume from Black Panther would be awesome.
  • Someone asked:
    I’m a black guy, and I’m trying to find a funny costume that would be funny at a college party. I’m 20 and I’m 6’3, any dope ideas?
    • Costume Guy replied:
      You can check out our punny costumes for some inspiration. ? Or like I mentioned earlier, since it'll be a college party, you can do one of Kanye's recent hilarious outfits, like the LaCroix water bottle costume, or his outfit with Little Pump from the music video.
  • Someone asked:
    19 M I'm 6'1 and Hispanic (darker skin). Friday's party is at our frat house and Saturday is at a club. The past two years I was Bobby Shmurda (prison jumpsuit) and Captain Crunch (with a play on "d**k in a box"). What should I be?
    • Costume Guy replied:
      Looks like you're into some interesting costumes lol If you wanna do music again, you can try to do something like Kanye's SNL outfit with the LaCroix. You would have to make it yourself. Or you can do his oversize outfit from the "I love It" music video. Look up a tutorial on Youtube on how to do it. A lot of people have made these videos showing a step by step guide.
  • Someone asked:
    Hi, I’m a 6’0” 180lbs 20 years old guy. I’m looking for a cheap costume, the theme of the party is “games or videogames” thanks!
  • Someone asked:
    male, 21, six feet tall, college student, interests are drinking, mafia movies, and sports
    • Costume Guy replied:
      What about something creative like this guy (Bud Light Knight)? You can also do Scarface or some of the most iconic characters from the mafia movies.
  • Someone asked:
    27 years old 5'7 I'm looking for a costume where I can so some of my muscles
    • Costume Guy replied:
      Bane would be great. Or if you like video games, you can do some Street Fighter Characters like Ryu or Akuma. Or you can go shirtless and be a Baywatch Lifeguard. ?

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What should I be for Halloween 2018?

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