College Halloween costumes guys can rock this year
In today’s post I rounded up all the coolest Halloween costumes for college guys.
Even though college girl Halloween outfits tend to get more attention on this Spooktacular day…
Dudes love brainstorming clever ideas and dressing up just as much (if not more) than their female counterparts.
As a college student, Halloween is an event you look forward to all year.
Dressing up, going to parties, and having fun with friends–what’s not to love about All Hallows’ Eve?
To help you pick out something kickass to wear:
I put together a list of 40 Halloween costumes for college guys. Below are some of the best ideas to copy this year.
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First up on this list are the most impressive college Halloween costumes ideas.
If you have the time and want to go all out, you can’t go wrong with recreating one of these amazing examples.
1. Inflatable Dinosaur Suit
I’m sure you’ve seen the popular inflatable T-Rex costume running around.
But a Diplodocus suit? Nah–now that’s a little more creative.
2. Max from Where The Wild Things Are
This nostalgic Where the Wild Things Are idea is easily a top choice for college guys.
I don’t see how being a Wolf King for Halloween isn’t badass.
3. Creative Portal Halloween Costume
This Portal inspired costume idea is genius.
It also gets points for being easy to DIY with a friend. Now you just have to decide who’s going to be which half.
4. Skeletor (from the 80’s show, He-Man)
Everyone knows there’s nothing cooler than a bad boy.
And Skeletor is the ultimate bad boy.
5. Giant Whoopie Cushion
This costume is an easy segue into all those fart jokes you have up your sleeve.
6. Exposed Anatomy
Love being shirtless?
This Halloween costume idea is the perfect excuse to flaunt your bod.
7. Dwight from the Office
The Office is still relevant which is why dressing up as Dwight is a great choice.
If you have an Angela to go with you – even better.
8. Pointing Spiderman
Look no further for an easy idea to coordinate with your best friend.
9. Guy Fieri
This look will have all the ladies asking you to take them to Flavor Town.
10. Rod Kimble from Hot Rod
The perfect choice for all the college guys who like to party.
P.S. Here’s how you can DIY this Hot Rod costume (if you’re feeling crafty).
Speaking of parties:
Don’t forget to bring your I.D. so everyone knows you’re old enough to party.
12. Oscar the Party Animal
This crazy good idea is easily one of the best college Halloween costumes for guys. Oscar even moves in the trash can.
It’s creative, funny, and you can be sure that no one else will be wearing it.
Video: Oscar the Grouch Costume for Guys
Copy the idea with these step-by-step instructions.
13. Wes Anderson Halloween Costumes
Wes Anderson movie buffs will understand the look these two college guys were going for.
14. Van Gogh
If you already have a red hair and beard, a Van Gogh costume is a shoo-in.
Video: How to Be Van Gogh for Halloween
Easy Halloween Costumes for Guys
Fun ideas to go with when the path of least resistance is the one you want to take.
15. Charlie Brown
Some men lose their hair earlier in life than others.
Take advantage of it by using this idea!
16. Clark Kent
You probably already own a suit of some kind, so all you really need is the Superman tee and some glasses.
17. Jake from State Farm
A red shirt of any kind will work for this easy college Halloween costume idea.
18. Baseball Player
Got a friend who plays baseball?
Borrow their uniform for the night to save money on this look.
19. Math Nerd
Get ready to hear a lot of bad jokes if you go as a nerd for Halloween.
20. DIY Ghostbusters
A simple way for you and the boys to show that you’re all part of the same crew.
Get a printable Ghostbusters logo here.
Let’s be real:
Procrastinating is wayyyy too easy.
Just because you didn’t plan ahead doesn’t mean you can’t dress up, though.
These clever college Halloween costume ideas have your back. Because they can be slapped together in no time at all.
21. Mean Girls Homage
You can literally throw together this look in minutes, score!
22. Sticky Notes Everywhere
Just put sticky notes all over your body and call it good.
23. Freddie Mercury Halloween Costume
Kill two birds with one stone:
Get a head start on No Shave November and look cool on Halloween.
24. Lonely Island Throwback
I think this has to be my favorite last minute Halloween costume for guys.
The Lonely Island video still holds up 10+ years later.
25. DIY DoodleBob
NEHOY MENOY HOY MENYOY!
26. Jeff Spicoli
Fast Times at Ridgemont High fans can appreciate the bagel in the pants look.
27. John Cusack in Say Anything
Guys in college can replicate an iconic movie moment with minimal efforts. Nail the look with a trench coat and the help of a cardboard box!
Amazing Halloween ideas with absolutely no shaving required.
28. The Dude
“I’m not Mr. Lebowski. You’re Mr. Lebowski.
I’m the Dude. So that’s what you call me.”
This costume is 100% cool.
29. Alan Garner from The Hangover
Embrace your eccentric side and your facial hair by using this last minute Halloween costume for guys.
I know Halloween is over now but I think everyone still needs to see my little brother’s costume pic.twitter.com/ZP6rMogSsU— Sarah🌻✨🍋💛 (@SarahLoughran_) November 1, 2018
The beauty of this Halloween costume:
You only need jeans and a striped tee to go with your bangin’ beard. Get tips on how to style your beard like Drake here.
31. Marathon Runner Forrest Gump
An idea for the college guys who just felt like letting their beard grow out.
– “There’s like 7 costumes you can pull off with a beard.”
So you might as well face the facts:
Lumberjacks will always be perfect last minute costumes for men with beards.
Most superheroes are clean shaven:
But Aquaman is one you can rock with hair on your face.
Do you want to really let your sarcastic side shine?
Try one of these college Halloween costume ideas. They’re witty as hell.
34. Woman Bent Over Squinting Meme
The hardest part of putting together this costume might be finding heels in the right size.
35. Ron Swanson
Make sure to get all the bacon and eggs you can while dressed like Ron.
36. Russell, the Kid from UP
Don’t be afraid to let everyone know what your favorite Pixar movie is.
37. How do you do, fellow kids?
This idea will help you seamlessly blend in with the cool crowd at college parties.
Bonus points if you can do any sick skateboard tricks.
38. The Royal Baby
Prince William’s kids are a little bit older now…
Update the idea by using Prince Harry’s face instead!
39. Old Greg
One of the more obscure but still funny Halloween costumes for guys in college is Old Greg.
If you know, you know….I’ll just leave it at that.
40. Awaken With JP Costume
Halloween is the time to get ultra spiritual and bring your enlightenment to a whole new level.
Final Thoughts on College Halloween Costumes for Guys
So those are our top 40 picks for coolest costumes for college guys to wear in 2021.
Many have been around for years and I expect them to continue to popular for years to come. They’re favorites for a reason, after all!
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