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Halloween Costume Ideas For Grown Ass Men

Photo by Clare Sausen

When it comes to Halloween, men fall into one of two categories: those who love going all out with a crazy costume and those who dread having to think of something and put forth the effort it takes to pull it off. Contrary to popular belief though, you can easily don an awesome Halloween costume while maintaining style. First thing’s first—no masks. While we’re at it, avoid inflatable costumes as well. We’ve compiled a list of handsome costume ideas that will leave you looking like the life of the party.



Television’s favorite dysfunctional secret agent, Archer, is a perfect way to look great while still participating in the holiday festivities. Don’t be afraid of the makeup—just use liquid eyeliner to draw in the expression lines for the comic book look. For the hair, try Some Hair Goop for a strong hold and shine, while remaining touchably soft.



Derek Zoolander

Break out your blue steel and go full Zoolander this Halloween. All you’ll need is a graphic t-shirt, bandana, and as much pomade as you can get your hands on. If you want to really go for it, a little bit of guyliner goes a long way. For an extra prop, grab an Orange Mocha Frappuccino and exercise caution around gas stations.



Walter White

While you could take this look pants optional, for this Walter White costume all you’ll need is a good bowler hat, a bag of rock candy and a bitchin’ goatee. To make your facial hair the star of the show, add in some Whisker Sauce for smooth and conditioned fuzz. With your newfound confidence, you won’t have any issue getting the other party-goers to “say your name.”



Jon Snow

Winter is coming, friends. A Jon Snow costume is the perfect way to show off your curls, while keeping toasty under your (hopefully faux) fur cape. To enhance your own curls—or fake your way to them—try a Hair Forming Cream to keep locks defined. With your rugged good looks and a (again, hopefully fake) sword on your belt, the Khaleesis will come flocking.



Che Guevara

Now is the time to break out your kanga and let your flow go wild. Though it may undermine your Marxist messaging, try a mustache & beard comb to keep your beard intentionally scraggly while ensuring you remain tangle-free. If you want to take this costume to the next level, consider going for the meta Che t-shirt costume, but beware—the real Che would not approve.



Ron Swanson

Not only is a Ron Swanson costume the perfect excuse to show off an impeccable ‘stache, you can also drink as much whiskey as you want out of your prop mug. Remember, “clear alcohols are for rich women on diets.” Now, back to the mustache— you’re going to want some serious hold to ensure ultimate uniformity. Consider a mustache wax to keep everything in place and don’t forget to sabotage your local government.



Bob Ross

If you’re trying to go full-Bob, grab a squirrel and remind the overly drunk party guests that there are no mistakes—just happy accidents. While not all of us are born with Bob’s incredible ‘fro, you can always pick it out with a styling brush. You better start growing your beard out now, then all you’ll need is a paintbrush and blinding, relentless optimism to pull off a convincing look.



Thanks to some pop culture inspiration and an inclusive line of men’s styling products from The Grooming Lounge, you can be the most handsome one at this year’s Halloween party. But please, keep these looks inside—we don’t need any more adult men trick-or-treaters than we already have.



This article was written and appeared on . Grooming Lounge and our Founder, Mike Gilman, were quoted a lot, so we borrowed the article. Giving them credit -- hope it's OK.

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