Homemade Halloween Costumes for Men

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Homemade Halloween Costumes for Men
Make your own Halloween costume this year. (Diane Collins and Jordan Hollender/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Dressing up for Halloween isn't just for the kids anymore. Halloween is a holiday when adults can get in touch with their inner child. But you don't have to go out and buy an expensive costume at a costume shop. Men can make lots of cool or funny costumes after a quick trip to a thrift store or a party store for accessories.

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Go as a hippie for Halloween. Pick your favourite 1960s hippie, such as Jerry Garcia or Jimi Hendrix. Simply use an old pair of your jeans or buy a pair at the thrift store. Make bell bottoms out of them by cutting the jeans up the sides about five or six inches. Glue or sew brightly-coloured fabric in the openings in the jeans, widening them. With the jeans, wear a tie-dyed T-shirt or a long tunic shirt. Pair the outfit with a peace sign necklace, a long wig, a headband and a beard.

1980s Rock Star

Go as a rock star from the 1980s. Go to a thrift store and find a pair of jeans that are very tight. If you can find them, choose jeans with an acid wash or in a bright colour, such as purple or yellow. With the jeans, wear a tight T-shirt. Use fabric paint or a marker to write the name of an '80s band on the T-shirt. With the jeans and T-shirt, wear a long wig and tease the hair to make it big. A mullet wig is another option. Put on a little eyeliner to complete this look.

Construction Worker

Choose this costume if you don't have too much time or money to put into your costume. Simply wear a pair of jeans and a flannel shirt, or no shirt at all. Pair the clothes with a tool belt and a hard hat. Wear some boots to complete the costume.


Get back to childhood and go as a Lego block. Choose a large, rectangular cardboard box. Spray paint the box in a typical Lego colour, such as blue, red or yellow. After the paint has dried, paint empty butter tubs or whipped cream containers the same colour. Glue them in two rows of three on the front of the box. Cut the flaps off one end of the box and cut a space for your head in the top and your arms in either side. Put the cardboard box on and paint your face the same colour as the box, using non-toxic face paint.

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