Best Halloween costumes for men

Jennifer Manfrin

Best Halloween costumes for men.

Do you remember when you were a little boy and couldn't wait to put on your Halloween costume for a party or to go trick-or-treating? Dressing up for the holiday isn't just for kids. As a matter of fact, there are numerous opportunities to wear a Halloween costume as an adult, like competing in a costume contest at work or taking your kids door-to-door for candy. We've put together some tips to help take the fear out of choosing this year's Halloween look.

Decide between a mask and a full costume.

A Halloween costume set that transforms you into a ghost, a creepy clown, or any number of ghoulish characters is convenient, but a mask by itself also has its perks. Yes, a full costume might come with a handful of accessories, but a fun mask like Trick or Treat Studios Halloween II Michael Myers mask offers some realistic details. What's more, a mask by itself often costs less than a full costume, and it gives you the freedom to finish the costume with your own creativity.

Let the classics inspire you.

Some Halloween costumes never go out of style, which is good news if you're feeling nostalgic about your childhood this October. You can't go wrong when you suit up as a superhero, a warlock, or a vampire. And who could forget the classic pirate costume? A get-up like California Costume's Cutthroat Pirate will give you a fun, stylish look while stirring fond memories from Halloweens past.

Turn yourself into your favorite villain.

Even good guys like to take a walk on the dark side this time of year, and there are many looks available that will allow you to summon your alter-ego for the night. That's why we love the timeless look of the Star Wars Darth Vader mask. It's an inexpensive costume choice that could easily be completed with a black cape or black clothing you already own. It's also a great option for Star Wars fans.

Transform yourself into something original.

Choosing a unique costume is a great way to get noticed. It's also a fun way to conceal your identity. We suggest the SecondSkin Spandex/Lycra bodysuit -- available in a multitude of colors -- if you want a comfortable foundation for creating your own one-of-a-kind costume. Or, if you choose, you could wear the suit by itself and keep others guessing who is under the unique disguise.

Don't let Halloween creep up on you without a costume to wear this year. Whether you're going for a scary, funny, or traditional look, now is the perfect time to decide how you want to transform yourself for all the events and activities you have planned this holiday.


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