Top 20 College Halloween Costumes For Guys
Are you a college guy looking for a great idea for a Halloween costume? It can be challenging to find just the right costume—we understand! So, we’ve put together a list of Halloween costumes that are just right for college guys!
When it comes to inspirations for a costume, you can look to many sources. For instance, you might consider your favorite horror movies. Is there a character from one of those movies you could dress up as? Or what about your favorite book?Check Price on Amazon
If you like history and have a favorite time period, then you could choose one of your favorite historical figures. Or do you have a hobby? Do you know what your profession will be after you graduate? These are all the many places you can find ideas for costumes…but there are even more. You just have to be a bit creative.
Halloween Costumes for College Guys
Here are some fun Halloween costume ideas you might consider!
1). A Dinosaur
Yes, we’re serious. If you love dinosaurs or will eventually become a paleontologist, then why not dress up as a dinosaur? This will be a unique costume—who else is doing to come to the party as a dino?
For this, you may need to buy a dinosaur costume. It might be an inflatable dino costume, or just one made out of fabric. Either way, you’ll be the hit of the party!Check Price on Amazon
2). Max from Where the Wild Things Are
Max is one of the main characters from this wonderful children’s book. And he’s somewhat of a mischievous character! However, in the story he ends up taming the wild things and they make him their king. If this character is a bit like you, then this would make a great Halloween costume for you!
All you need to dress up as Max is a crown and a white jumpsuit. That’s it! If you’re really creative, you could even add a tail to the back of your jumpsuit.
Here’s a scary, evil character from the 80s show He-Man. He’s a supervillain and is sure to put the fear in people at the party!
You may need to buy the Skeletor costume, as this could be challenging as a DIY project.
4). Giant Whoopie CushionCheck Price on Amazon
OK, guys have this funny humor about farts and things. We get it (well, maybe!). Whoopie cushions have been around for ages and continue to be a great practical joke. So, why not dress up like one?
For this costume, you can either buy it. You could also DIY this by purchasing a very large pink shirt. It needs to be oversized. You should also have a pink hat to match, then pair the shirt and hat with black jeans. You can draw a picture of a whoopie cushion on the front, and/or a guy farting! We have to warn you, though, that this costume may not impress your date. So, you may want to consider another costume if you plan on taking a date to a Halloween party.
5). Oscar the Party Animal
This costume is based on Oscar the Grouch, from Sesame Street. If you can relate to Oscar’s love of cookies, living in a trashy place (Oscar lives in a trashcan), then you may want to consider dressing up as Oscar.
For this costume, you’ll actually need Oscar in a trashcan, and then you can dress up as a garbage man. You’d need a jumpsuit, a baseball cap, and gloves for this.
6). Van Gogh
Do you love art? What about the artist Van Gogh? If so, then this might be the perfect Halloween costume for you!
All you need is red hair and beard, pain splattered all over your face, a yellow shirt, a denim jacket spattered with paint, and some jeans. That’s it!Check Price on Amazon
7). Clark Kent
Here’s a great costume for nerdy guys! Dress up as Clark Kent from the Superman movies and comics! Clark is a very surprising guy. He seems so mild mannered and easy going…until there’s trouble and he jumps into the nearest phone booth!
For this costume, you’ll need a Superman t-shirt, a white shirt, and jeans. And black eyeglasses! That’s it!
8). Jake from State Farm
Jake was one of the most famous faces for State Farm Insurance. In fact, he wasn’t an actor, but was a real employee at the company. He tried out for the commercial, and then went on to become a hit!
If you’d like to dress up as this iconic character, then you’ll need a red polo shirt, dark pants, and a name badge that says, “State Farm” with the name “Jake.” What a great costume and it’s not even very difficult to put together!
9). Baseball Player
Do you enjoy baseball? Who doesn’t enjoy this summer sport? When you have friends around, beer, peanuts and people screaming at the ump, you know you’re having a great time!
For this costume you’ll need to buy a baseball uniform costume or borrow a costume from someone who’s on your university’s team!
10). Math NerdCheck Price on Amazon
Are you a math nerd? Do you enjoy mathematics? If so, then this might be the costume for you! All you need is a plaid short, a pocket protector (or a calculator), eyeglasses, and khaki pants. That’s it1
11). Forest Gump as the Runner
Remember the movie Forest Gump? At one point in the movie, he leaves his home and takes up running. Forest starts running and never stops. In fact, he runs across the country! As he’s running he seems to pick up friends who join him along the way!
If this sounds like you, then why not dress up as Forest the runner? This is an easy costume. All you need is a red baseball cap, a fake beard, a yellow t-shirt, red jogging shorts, white socks and tennis shoes. That’s it!
This is another iconic character—the lumberjack. These guys are always thought of as real he-men! That’s because they could swing an axe all day, working to cut down trees. Their work was pretty dangerous and difficult, but these guys were known for being strong and staying with it.
This is another easy costume! For this one, you’ll need a red flannel shirt, a pair of jeans, suspenders, boots, and a fake beard and axe.Check Price on Amazon
13). Rocky Balboa
Here’s a guy who was determined and strong! Rocky Balboa! Who doesn’t love these movies? This would be another great costume idea for guys!
All you need for this costume is some gym shorts, boxing gloves (maybe borrow from a friend?), and that dark hair and smirk. There you have it! Though, if it’s cold outside, you may want to wear a shirt with your gym shorts!
Do you love mummies in those old horror movies? Who doesn’t! They’re quite scary! You’re sure to terrify your friends by dressing up as one of these horrific creatures!
All you need for this costume is toilet paper. You read that correctly! Just get dressed in jeans and a t-shirt, and then wind the toilet paper around your entire body! To make it scarier, be sure to put dark makeup on your eyes, and splash some fake blood here and there. That’s all there is to it!
The human body is really amazing. Just think of all the bones and the wonderful job they do! They provide the framework for our muscles, organs, and more! So, why not go to the party as a skeleton?
What you’ll need for this costume is a black long-sleeved shirt and black pants. You’ll also need some white & black makeup for your face, and white paint (or fabric pens) for your clothes. Take the white paint or fabric pens and draw bones on the shirt and pants—both front and back. Then take the white makeup and cover your face but use the dark makeup around your eyes and on your nose. You’ll look pretty convincing!Check Price on Amazon
If you’re an aggie student, then why not consider dressing up as a farmer? This is a great way to honor your future profession!
All you need for this costume is a red flannel shirt, some dungarees, and boots. You might also make a button that says “USDA Organic” pin.
17). 50 Shades of Grey
This costume isn’t what you think! While it is inspired by the name of the movie, this costume is a little bit different.
What you’ll need for this costume are 50 shades of gray paint swatches. You can get these from any hardware store. Once you have these, you’ll need to glue them to a black t-shirt. Just use a random design—it will look impressive!
18). Elton John
Go back in time to when Elton was still a young guy, like you. He was known for dressing in sequins, glasses with large, colorful frames, and more!
All you need for this costume is a baseball hat with sequins, a very shiny shirt and pants, and some very large eyeglasses!Check Price on Amazon
19). Mister Rogers
Everyone knows Mister Rogers! He was the sweet-natured man on the show who taught everyone about being friends and neighborly.
What you’ll need for this costume is a red sweater, white tie, blue plaid tie (or something similar), khaki pants and blue tennis shoes.
20). Jon Snow from Game of ThronesCheck Price on Amazon
If you’re a fan of the show, then this would be the perfect costume for you. This one isn’t very easy to DIY, so you’ll probably need to buy the costume for this one!
There you go! We hope you’ve found some inspiration for a great costume for your Halloween party! Have a great and safe time!