Halloween costumes can come in all shapes and sizes, from Humpty Dumpty, to Captain Hook, to a giant fried egg, if that’s what you’re into. It being Halloween, though, and the time for all things scary, why not go for some of the greatest villains in horror movies? They’re classic, they’re spooky, and they’re far more interesting than that skeleton outfit you’ve got hidden away in the attic. Consider some of these options, and then enjoy Halloween the way it’s supposed to be enjoyed – by terrifying people when you jump out of a dark alley.
Michael Myers, Halloween
It’s Halloween, so let’s take our first piece of inspiration from the Halloween series. Michael Myers is a classic and easy to put together costume for the more low-maintenance among us. This costume really just needs three things: a mask, a dark-colored jumpsuit, and a prop machete. With minimal effort, you still get maximum effect, as you channel the terror that is Michael Myers. This costume is creepy and horrifying, and sure to get some compliments. Pro tip: if you really want to go all out for the creepy factor, just add a bit of fake blood to the knife.
Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street
This is another of the Halloween costume ideas for men that is straightforward and classic. With a striped sweater, a hat, a mask, and a hand prop, you can really get under the skin of one of cinema’s most enduring villains. There’s a reason there are so many movies about Freddy Krueger, and that reason makes him the perfect costume for Halloween.
Hannibal Lecter, The Silence of the Lambs
Once again, a mask is the main ingredient in this costume idea. What can I say? Some of the greatest horror movie villains wear masks. It’s a theme. Anyway, complete this outfit with an orange jumpsuit, or even a straitjacket if you really want to go for it. Hell, you could even get your friend to dress up as a guard, who could wheel you around in a trolley. Actually, that’s a double win, as you’d have a kick-ass costume, and you’d get wheeled around all night.
We couldn’t do a post about Halloween costume ideas for men without including Pennywise. If you really want to catch the current mood, then this one’s a no-brainer. It’s also pretty easy to put together, with since the Pennywise costume comes complete with a clown suit, a wig, and a character mask!
What are you planning on dressing up as for this Halloween? Share your Halloween costume ideas with us in the comments section below.