30 Genuinely Easy Halloween Costumes For Men

Spooky season is here, and if the idea of spending hours (and hundreds of dollars) laboring over your costume brings you out in hives, we've got you. If the dress code dictates you must dress up, these costumes make it easy. Some can be created using things you already have in your closet, others require only the most basic and cheap purchases and a little DIY. Whichever way, these men's costumes will take you minutes, not hours, to put together, and nobody will be able to accuse you of not making an effort. Want to take it one further? Grab a partner, and try a cheap DIY couples costume instead.


An oldie but a goodie, this costume requires one thing: a roll of toilet paper.

Men in Black

This costume is great for guys who have a black suit and some dark sunglasses.

Damian From Mean Girls

"Oh my god, Danny Devito, I love your work!"

A Member of F Society

You can pick up a Mr. Robot mask on Amazon.


All you need is a white t-shirt, black pants, a hat, and some white face paint. Suspenders are optional.

Killer Cook

Grab an apron, a fake knife, and throw on a bloody Halloween mask, and you're good to go.


All you have to do to be a ghost is cut a couple holes in a white sheet for your eyes, and you're all set.

Ozzy Osbourne

A long black wig, sunglasses, and black clothes are all you need to be the Prince of Darkness. Oh, and you'll need to master that accent.


All you need is a Western shirt, jeans, a cowboy hat and boots, and a laid-back attitude.

Clark Kent

The perfect office-to-party costume, just throw a Superman t-shirt on under your suit, and add a pair of geeky glasses.

Identity Theft

Stop by your nearest stationery store and pick up all you need for this easy costume.


What, you don't have an axe lying around?

Bob Ross

All you need is a blue shirt, a curly wig, and an artist's palette. Extra points if you can persuade someone to go as your work of art.

When Life Gives You Lemons . . .

Write "life" on a white t-shirt and bring a lemon along with you to the party to create this costume.

Danny Zuko

Locate your leather jacket, throw on a white t-shirt, and whip out the hair pomade. You're greased lightnin'!


I mean, this one barely even needs clothes, how easy can you get?


If you have any kind of red bathing suit and a whistle, you can pretty easily be a lifeguard.

Black Eyed Peas

The band may not be doing much these days, but you can still be a black-eyed pea by drawing a P on your shirt and coloring around your eye with black eyeliner or paint.


If you're short on time, you can just draw your favorite emoji on a white t-shirt and spend the evening making the same face as the one on your shirt.

Cousin Itt

Brush your hair over your face and throw on some glasses to be this well-known character from The Addams Family.

Ace Ventura

Quiff up your hair and wear a Hawaiian shirt to get this look easily. Stuffed animals are a great addition, too.


How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? He would chuck one piece of wood, labeled "chuck." Done.

Forrest Gump

If you're ready to run, Forrest, run, you'll need a dirty white t-shirt, some shorts, a hat (preferably with the Bubba Gump logo), and a very long beard. Then get running!

Jughead From Riverdale

Why not dress as our favorite Riverdale character for Halloween this year? To be Jughead, you'll need to be in all black with a leather jacket, for sure. Jughead's other staples are his gray beanie and flannel tied around his waist.


All this costume requires are black pants, a striped shirt, black gloves, a black hat, and a mask. Make sure you're sneaky all night so you don't blow your cover.

Error 404

OK, for the superlazy and maybe anti-Halloween type, this costume is for you. Grab a t-shirt you don't want, write "Error 404 Costume Not Found" on it, and call it a day.

Ross Geller From Friends

Make sure you wear two name tags that say both "Ross" and "Dr. Geller" so everyone knows who you are. Also, if you walk around yelling, "Pivot!" and "We were on a break!" no one will be confused about your costume. Promise.

Peter Pan

Be the boy who never grows up with just green leggings and an oversize green t-shirt. You could even carry around a tiny Tinkerbell doll for fun.


Be a sexy vampire by dressing up the outfit with a blazer and bow tie. Paint some fake blood on your shirt for effect, and don't forget the vampire teeth.