Halloween costumes come in so many forms. There are
scary costumes, costumes from different decades, occupation costumes, and just about a million ideas to choose from. When you’re not sure what to wear on Halloween, reaching for something hilarious is never a bad idea. Whether your aim is to be the hit of the Halloween party or just the coolest dad on the block, these funny Halloween costumes for men will get the job done.
October 31 is pretty much the only day of the year where you can get away with wearing just about anything. (But you do have to wear
something — nakedness is not an option, people.) It’s the one time when you can wear a t-shirt that makes you look like a hot sauce packet or head-to-toe Christmas elf regalia and absolutely nobody will think to question your sanity. A funny Halloween costume is the perfect way to take full advantage of this.
I doubt that I’m alone in thinking that the world could use a bit more fun and laughter these days. Halloween is the ideal time to share a laugh with everyone around you, and these funny costumes for men are a great place to start.
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Want to make your guy look like he’s being abducted by aliens? This hilarious
inflatable alien pick-me-up costume from Party City will do exactly that. The costume is made like a jumpsuit where your legs go into the green alien legs and your body sticks out from between the alien’s arms. The entire costume stays inflated with a battery-operated blower on the inside. Though it is sort of hard to tell just by looking where the man wearing the costume ends and the giant green alien begins, there is no denying that this is an out-of-this-world Halloween costume choice. 2 A “Jake from State Farm” Halloween costume for men
For men who don’t want to stray too far from their everyday attire, but still want to join in on the fun of the holiday with a funny Halloween costume, this
Jake from State Farm polo shirt is one humorous option. Simply pair this red polo with khaki pants and you’re done.
When someone asks, “What are you wearing,
Jake from State Farm?” the reply is obviously “Uhh, khakis.” You’ll definitely have everyone at the Halloween party in a fit of laughter with your bit. To turn this into a couples costume, all you need is a robe, some pajamas, and a pair of slippers to re-enact the commercial yourselves. 3 Men’s exercise instructor Halloween costume
You’ll be sweatin’ to the oldies à la Richard Simmons in this
Party Shack 80s workout costume from Amazon. The costume includes pink leggings, turquoise leg warmers, a turquoise leotard that says “work it’” across the chest, pink arm bands, and a pink terrycloth headband. The costume is made from 100% polyester, hand wash only. Reviewers note that the leggings run a bit small, so it’s a good idea to size up if you’re not into a skin-tight look. This funny men’s Halloween costume pairs best with jazz hands, crew socks, and a boom box blasting ‘80s dance hits. You can even add a curly wig and a killer faux mustache to really put this look over-the-top. 4 Sale air dancer Halloween costume for men
Those obnoxious air-filled tubes that dance about wildly in the wind outside of car dealerships and furniture stores are hilarious to imitate. (Go on and try it — you know you want to!) It’s even amusing though to watch someone do an impression of these inflatable tubes when they’re wearing this
air dancer costume. The bright red onesie boasts the word “sale” in giant yellow lettering down the front and includes tassels around the wrists. The best part of this men’s Halloween costume though is the helmet-shaped hood with a goofy grin, googly eyes, and yellow strips of fabric sprouting from the top. 5 Men’s Operation board game costume
Looking for an amusing men’s Halloween costume that can double as an interactive party game? Look no further than this
hilarious onesie costume based on the board game Operation. Just like the man on the operating table in the game, this nude-colored zip-up onesie features bright red boxers with white hearts all over them. It also has graphic decals of a broken heart, wishbone, apple, pencil, wrench, butterfly, sunglasses, a tooth, a bone, and a lightning bolt across the torso and legs. Though the decals don’t actually come off of the onesie, the costume does include a set of tweezers and a red clown nose to complete the look. 6 Men’s Shark Attack Halloween Costume
shark attack survival Halloween costume from Target is just perfect for guys who want to get all the laughs on October 31. Clearly, the wearer isn’t really getting eaten by a shark, but the suspender-style costume surely makes it look that way. The costume does only include the shark tunic held up by suspenders that loop over the shoulders, so you’ll need to pair it with a shirt if it’s cool out or just swim trunks if you want to look super authentic. Between the blood splatter detailing on the shark and teeth that appear razor-sharp, it looks hilariously real. But, wearer beware: This costume may or may not make the music from Jaws get stuck in your head and stay there all Halloween night long. 7 Taco Bell hot sauce men’s Halloween costume
When I was in high school, I had a friend who collected Taco Bell hot sauce packets with all of the different funny little sayings on them. I’m absolutely sure he would have loved wearing one of these
Taco Bell sauce packet t-shirts for Halloween. These hysterical tees are as easy to wear as they are hilarious. Just like the sauces themselves, they come in a variety of colors based on the type of sauce — orange for hot, red for fire, black for diablo, and green for salsa verde — and each with a different silly saying. The Etsy shop Shop FlamingoUA has a total of eight different designs available. 8 Buddy the Elf men’s Halloween costume
No, you’re not getting your holidays mixed up. This costume just takes the two best holidays and turns it into a hilarious crossover. You can dress just like the character made famous by Will Ferrell in the movie
Elf when you don this Buddy the Elf Halloween costume. Walk around saying things like, “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?” and “What’s a Christmas-gram? I want one!” Grab old gum off of the sidewalk for a snack, whip a bottle of syrup out of your sleeve and pour it over spaghetti, and watch everyone around you dissolve into fits of laughter this Halloween. 9 A punny Men’s Halloween costume
Some of the silliest Halloween costumes are also the simplest — this
chip on your shoulder costume idea for men is the perfect example. Will it take people around you a moment to notice that the bright yellow ruffle placed perfectly on your shoulder is actually a costume? Probably so, but that’s the absolute best part about punny Halloween costumes like this one. It’s a literal chip on your shoulder. OK, it’s actually a screen printed photo made to look like there’s a chip on the shoulder of your shirt, but you get the idea. Pair it with your own comfy pants for an easy costume that will get plenty of laughs. 10 An Ace Ventura Halloween costume for men
Jim Carrey’s hilarious performance in the 1994 film
Ace Ventura Pet Detective made the zany main character a mainstay in the world of funny Halloween costumes in the decades since the film’s release. Recreate his iconic look with this pet inspector costume kit from Party City that includes a Hawaiian shirt, ID badge, stuffed monkey, and lookalike wig. The red and black striped pants and combat boots are unfortunately not included in this costume kit, but between the shirt, monkey, ID badge, and the wig, there’s no doubt that people will know exactly who you are when you let out a hearty “Alrighty then!” 11 An inflatable balloon animal Halloween costume for men
If you had planned to have a balloon animal maker at your Halloween party, but didn’t book one in time, the next best thing is to just
become an actual balloon animal yourself. This bright red inflatable balloon animal costume from Spirit Halloween lets you do just that. Shaped like a dog, this hilarious one-size-fits-most costume stays inflated from ears to tail with a battery-operated blower hidden within the costume using four AA batteries. This is one funny men’s Halloween costume that really pops. (Get it?) Just don’t let any kids come near you with a safety pin. 12 A cassette tape Halloween costume for men
For the guy who likes a good pun and doesn’t take himself too seriously, this
Hauntlook cassette tape costume from Amazon will transform you into this Halloween’s one-hit wonder. This one-piece costume is shaped like a cassette tape and simply slides over whatever comfortable outfit you want to wear on Halloween. Both sides of the cassette tape are marked the B side with “Do you remember?” in handwritten font across the top like an old-school mixtape. Who knows what jams this hilarious throwback costume will inspire the DJ to play at this year’s Halloween bash? 13 A baked potato Halloween costume for men
Instead of a stud, be a spud in this one-piece
Hauntlook baked potato costume. My husband was once jokingly messing with a friend and called them a potato. But, because the word potato is inherently funny and the vegetable itself is pretty tasty when topped with a mound of butter, cheese, and sour cream, the joke didn’t really land. If you wear this roomy, zip-up tater with toppings on Halloween, you don’t have to worry about landing the joke, because a walking spud wrapped in foil is always a hit. You may just be too hot to handle. 14 A funny manager shirt Halloween costume for men
Some of the funniest Halloween costumes for men are also the easiest ones to put together. In the case of this
costume from Etsy, all you have to do is wear this black t-shirt that reads, “tell Karen I’m not here” with a name sticker labeled “manager” paired with whatever pants you want. Keep it casual with a pair of jeans or really step into your managerial role with some slacks and maybe even throw on a blazer for good measure. Just make sure everyone can still read your shirt — it’d be a real shame if Karen found you. 15 Men’s funny cow costume for Halloween
This is one funny Halloween costume for me that is
udder-ly hilarious. The one-piece cow costume from Tipsy Elves has a hidden full front zipper, with cuffed long sleeves and full-length pants. The stuffed hood comes complete with sewn-on cow ears and metallic gold horns, but the best part of this costume is the interactive udder pocket. Stick your hands in the pink pouch’s gloved areas and your wiggling fingers become the cow’s udders. Made from 100% polyester, if you spill (squirt?) some milk on it, just throw it in the washing machine and hang up to dry.
Now, go out and get all the laughs on Oct. 31 in one of these hilarious Halloween costumes for men.
This article was originally published on
Sep. 23, 2021