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40 Kickass Halloween Costumes for College Guys
In today’s post I rounded up all the coolest Halloween costumes for guys in college.
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.
Not for the candy, though. Because pounds of sweets are no longer the highlight of the holiday when you’re a young adult.
Dressing up, going to parties, and having fun with friends are the things you really look forward to. Figuring out your costume for All Hallows’ Eve can be a challenge, though.
To help you pick out something kickass to wear:
I put together a list of 40 Halloween costumes for college guys. In it are some of the coolest ideas to copy this year.
Table of Contents:
- Best College Halloween Costumes for Guys
- Easy Halloween Costumes for Guys
- Last Minute Costumes for Guys in College
- Last Minute Costumes for Guys With Beards
- Funny Halloween Costumes for College Guys
Best College Halloween Costumes for Guys
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 wrong with recreating one of these amazing examples.
1. Sauropod Suit
Shop the idea: Inflatable Dinosaur Costume
I’m sure you’ve seen the popular T-Rex costume running around.
But a Sauropod suit? Nah – now that’s a little more creative.
2. Max from Where The Wild Things Are
Shop the idea: Wolf Max Jumpsuit
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 He-Man
Shop the idea: Skeletor Costume
Everyone knows there’s nothing cooler than a bad boy.
And Skeletor is the ultimate bad boy.
5. Giant Whoopie Cushion
Shop the Halloween idea: Whoopie Cushion Costume
This costume is an easy segue into all the fart jokes you wanna make.
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
Shop the idea for guys: 2 Spider Man Costumes
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
Use for this easy costume: Washable Marker | Yellow Shirt | Construction Paper
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
Shop this idea for college guys: State Farm Name Tag
A red shirt of any kind will work for this easy college Halloween costume idea.
18. Baseball Player
Shop the idea: Baseball Uniform Costume
Got a friend who plays baseball?
Borrow their uniform for the night to save money on this look.
19. Math Nerd
Copy the costume: Scientific Calculator | Button Down Shirt | Glasses
Get ready to hear a lot of bad jokes if you go as a nerd for Halloween.
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Last Minute Halloween Costumes
for Guys in College
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
Get the same look: Hoodie | Paper Sign | Sunglasses
You can literally throw together this look in minutes, score!
22. Sticky Notes Everywhere
Shop the last minute costume: Sticky Notes
Just put sticky notes all over your body and call it good.
23. Freddy 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
Copy this costume with: Cardboard Sign | Black Pants
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
This idea uses: Open Button Down Shirt | Bagel
Fast Times at Ridgemont High fans can appreciate the bagel in the pants look.
27. John Cusack in Say Anything
Copy this guys Halloween costume: Cardboard Box | Trench Coat | Black Jeans
Guys in college can replicate an iconic movie moment with minimal efforts with just the help of a cardboard box
Last Minute Costumes for Guys With Beards
Amazing Halloween ideas with absolutely no shaving required.
28. The Dude
For this idea you’ll need: White Tee (preferably stained) | Bathrobe | Flip Flops | Cargo Shorts | Bob Wig
“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. Hangover Halloween Idea
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
Recreate the idea: How to Style Your Beard Like Drake
The beauty of this Halloween outfit:
You only need jeans and a striped tee to go with your bangin’ beard.
31. Marathon Runner Forest Gump
An idea for the college guys who just felt like letting their beard grow out.
32. Lumber Jack
– “There’s like 7 costumes you can pull off with a beard.”
So you might as well face the facts:
Lumber jacks will always be perfect last minute costumes for men with beards.
But Aquaman is one you can rock with hair on your face.
Kickass last minute costume ideas for guys - with and without beardsClick To Tweet
Funny Halloween Costumes for College Guys
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
Copy this Halloween costume for guys: Khaki Slacks | Maroon Shirt | Thick Mustache
Make sure to get all the bacon and eggs you can while dressed like Ron.
36. 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?
Copy this costume: Skateboard | Plaid Button Down Shirt | Red Hat
This idea will help you seamlessly blend in with the cool crowd at college parties.
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
Copy the costume: Pink Leopard Leggings | Purple Tee | Green Ribbon + Fake Flower
Halloween 2019 is the year 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 2019. Many have been around for years and I expect them to continue to popular for years to come.
They’re favorites for a reason!
What are you going to wear for Halloween this year?
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