College Halloween costumes guys can rock this year
In this post I rounded up all the coolest Halloween costumes for college guys.
While college girl Halloween outfits tend to get more attention on this Spooktacular day, they’re not the only ones out there having fun. Dudes love brainstorming clever ideas and dressing up just as much (if not more) than their female counterparts!
And when it comes to being a college student, Halloween is an event you look forward to all year long.
Dressing up, going to parties, eating candy and painting the town red 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.
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 go wrong with recreating one of these amazing examples.
1. Inflatable Dinosaur Suit
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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
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This nostalgic Where the Wild Things Are idea is easily a top choice for college guys.
First and foremost, this outfit is practically pajamas which means you get to be comfy all night long. And secondly, I don’t see how being a Wolf King for Halloween isn’t badass.
3. Creative Portal Halloween Costume
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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.
7. Dwight from the Office
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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.
10. Rod Kimble from Hot Rod
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The perfect choice for all the college guys who like to party.
P.S. Here’s how you can fully DIY this Hot Rod costume (if you’re feeling crafty).
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 Mens Costume
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. Patience is key, but boy do the efforts pay off!
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!
17. Jake from State Farm
A red shirt of any kind will work for this easy college Halloween costume idea. Secure yourself a name tag paired with a trusty pair of khakis and you’re golden.
For the uninformed – this is a reference to a commercial which has transcended into various memes and parodies.
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…
Better yet, beat them to the punchline with a barrage of calculator gags and Big Bang Theory quips.
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.
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
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.
Throw it back to when times were simpler and YouTube was still in its infant years. The Lonely Island video still holds up 14+ years later.
25. DIY DoodleBob
NEHOY MENOY HOY MENYOY!
It’s amazing how far poster paper and markers will take you on your journey for a last-minute outfit.
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!
Last Minute Halloween Costumes for Guys with Beards
Amazing Halloween ideas with absolutely no shaving required.
29. Alan Garner from The Hangover
References to The Hangover always slap.
With this last minute Halloween costume for guys you’ll be able to embrace your eccentric side and your facial hair all at the same time.
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.
– “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-min costumes for men with beards.
Most superheroes are clean shaven:
But Aquaman is one you can rock with hair on your face.
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.
35. Ron Swanson
Make sure to get all the bacon and eggs you can while dressed like Ron. I must stress not a lot of bacon and eggs, but all of the bacon and eggs.
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, and especially if it’s a Onewheel.
38. The Royal Baby
Prince William’s kids are a little bit older now…
Update the idea by using Prince Harry’s face instead! Or insert the Royal family member of your choice.
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.
Final Thoughts on College Halloween Costumes for Guys
So those are our top 40 picks for coolest costumes for college guys to wear this year.
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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