The Best Last Minute Halloween Costumes for Guys | 47 Ideas for Procrastinators

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Quick & simple Halloween costumes for guys

Sure, you could’ve decided what to wear for Halloween weeks ago.

But when an easy, low effort costume is all you want – there’s really no need to bother.

guy in distress because he need a Halloween costume at the last minute

Similar to how diamonds are made under pressure, some of us have our best ideas in the eleventh hour. There’s just something about an impending deadline that gets the creative juices flowing.

After all:

Inspiration often strikes when you least expect it.

And according to a scientific study, even procrastination has its benefits. Go figure.

So:

Here are 47 last minute Halloween costumes for guys that prove a lack of planning is the ultimate catalyst for creativity.

Table of Contents:

  1. The Best No Effort Halloween Costumes
  2. Last Minute Costumes for Guys With Beards

 


 

47 Little to No Effort Halloween Costumes

If you’re looking for easy costumes with normal clothes, you’ve come to the right place.

1. Febreze Air Fresher


This first idea is clever as hell and I can’t stop laughing at it.

2. Johnny Bravo

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Johnny Bravo is the perfect go-to costume for guys who like to work out.

3. Toilet Paper Roll

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Whether you want to say you’re dressed as a toilet or paper towel roll is up to you. I think toilet paper roll is funnier, though.

4. Terrance and Phillip

It’s so easy to DIY this Halloween costume and the final look is surprisingly accurate. 

5. Ace Ventura, Pet Detective

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This idea will have you all righty for a party in no time!

Save money by DIYing the tutu (don’t worry, there’s no sewing required).

6. Hansel from Zoolander

Blondes will have no trouble rocking this simple Halloween costume for guys.

7. Game of Twister

Only wear this costume if you want girls to flock to you.

8. Sexy Patrick Star

Feel like showing off your legs this Halloween?

9. White Trash

 

 
 
 
 
 
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All you need to copy this idea are trash bags and crumpled up newspaper. It’s so simple but so clever.

10. Mannequin Costume

If you have an extra crutch lying around, dressing up as a mannequin is a no-brainer.

11. Arthur

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This easy costume with normal clothes caters to guys who already own a yellow shirt.

Transform yourself into Arthur for the night just by wearing a pair of glasses and some homemade ears.

12. Gum on the Bottom of a Shoe

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The funniest costumes are usually the most creative ones.

13. Glasses Guy Meme

Memes like this one make for some pretty good Halloween ideas.

14. Peter Parker

Like Spider Man…

…just without the commitment of wearing a mask all night.

15. Chance the Frapper

Keep your Halloween look simple by working with what you’ve already got!

16. Marty McFly

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Who doesn’t love Back to the Future??

The orange vest is what really pulls the look together. And, if you’re a hunter, you probably already own something similar. 

17. Step Brothers

Characters from Will Ferrell movies will never not be great men’s Halloween costumes.

18. King Bob from Recess

This guys last minute Halloween costume is genius way to throw it back Saturday morning cartoons.

19. Wiki Leeks

 

 
 
 
 
 
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When you’re short on time, puns are your friend.

20. FedEx Delivery Guy

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I’ve got a package with your name on it 😏 happy Halloween 🎃😈👻 #halloween2015 #FedEx #lastminutecostume

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You can always just wear your work clothes for Halloween and call it a costume.

21. The “Ex-Boyfriend”

While this dude’s idea might have backfired a little, I’ve gotta give him props for the creativity.

22. Green Giant

It’s amazing what a little bit of green paint can do in a pinch.

Plus, this idea will help you stand out in a sea of Hulks!

23. Milk Gone BAD

A simple Halloween costume for guys that’s totally BADass.

I imagine something similar to the milk carton hood could be made out of cardboard.

24. Salt Bae

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Another meme-tastic idea you can pull off with the normal clothing in your closet!

25. Grass

Yep, just glue grass all over your body and call it day. It doesn’t hurt that the costume is beyond cheap.

 

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26. Fancy Clothes Nacho Libre

Nacho Libre costumes might be overdone, but this one isn’t!

27. Pumpkin Man

I LOVE this idea! I’m sure 90% of the people you run into on Halloween will love it, too.

28. Mr. Clean

Bald men can appreciate a no effort Halloween costume like this. 

Even if you’d need to shave your head for the look, it’s still a pretty easy idea. 

29. One Night Stand

Here’s another DIY costume that goes to show you that cardboard boxes have endless uses.

30. Indiana Jones

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The hat, satchel and maybe even the whip, can be thrifted!

31. Dustin from Stranger Things

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Dustin is a cute, relevant, and (most importantly) easy as hell costume for Halloween.

32. Ricky Bobby

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you ain’t first, you’re last! 🏆🏁☝🏻 #halloweekend #rickybobby #shakeandbake #knightcastle #halloween #taladeganights

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Talladega Nights is one of my favorite movies so I think this idea is totally rad.

33. Gym Teacher

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Dressing as a gym teacher for Halloween just means breaking out your shortest shorts and your tallest tube socks.

34. Beavis and Butthead

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Metallica and ACDC shirts paired with funny expressions will get the job done on Halloween night.

35. Bottle of Sriracha 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you want to show off your love of Sriracha in the creepiest way possible, try this idea.

36. Contestant on The Price is Right

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Last minute Halloween costumes for guys don’t get any simpler than this! All you need is a name tag.

37. Nudist on Strike

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Wear normal clothes as your costume on Halloween by being a nudist on strike.

38. A Box

Desperate times call for desperate measures….

…there are no stupid costumes on Halloween, right?

39. Ed from Good Burger

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This 90’s character costume is too perfect!

 


 

Last Minute Costumes for Guys With Beards

Halloween ideas for men who have no interest in shaving off their glorious beards.

40. Yukon Cornelius

This is a top choice for guys with red to red-ish facial hair.

41. Mr. T

Not only is this costume super cool, it’s super simple to DIY at the last minute.

42. Homeless Where’s Waldo

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Creativity will take you far when parting with your beard is just not an option.

43. The Brawny Man

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Brawny Man is a classic Halloween look for men. It can be rocked with or without a beard!

44. Wonder Whoa-Man

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A last minute costume for bearded guys who are more in touch with their feminine side and aren’t afraid to show it.

45. Silent Bob

 

 
 
 
 
 
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46. Tour Guide

 

 
 
 
 
 
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It’ll be up to you to make sure no one in your friend group strays too far.

47. A Sexy Nurse

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This costume is where sexy and funny collide.

 


 

Final Thoughts on Simple Costume Ideas for Guys

I have to hand it to these guys, those were some truly creative and amazing costume ideas. Hopefully they helped you decide on one to pull off at the last minute.

Be sure to leave to comment and let us know what you’re going as on Halloween this year!

 

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Charlie
Charlie

I'm Charlie, one of the co-founders of College Life Made Easy: a lifestyle blog that focuses on helping students navigate college life on topics of finance, organization, dorm living and more. 2015 graduate of the Ashland Institute of Massage. Originally from a little bit of everywhere (Air Force brat). Lover of Birkenstocks, rainy weather and miniature things.

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