How to Create Original Halloween Costumes for Men

Written by Philip Johnson. Posted in Mens

Halloween is almost here, and if you haven’t been planning your costume for a year now, then you’re probably in  a bit of a crisis and in dire need for some inspiration. Although the Halloween costume industry is well enough developed and you can find costumes for every character you can imagine, nothing is better than coming up with your own idea, and showing up with an original costume. Sometimes, the best costumes are DIY and are based on a lot of imagination, on referencing a popular persona or event, or being somehow relevant to the times. In what follows we are going to give you a few ideas on how to create an original Halloween costume for men; you’re not going to find an actual unique idea for costume, but we will teach you how to use your imagination and inspiration in order to come up with something that represents you and is in the true scary spirit of this holiday.

Halloween is Scary

Initially, Halloween was mainly about creating scary, monstrous costumes that could frighten people. The results were especially horrific since people made their masks and costumes at home, inspired by urban legends or myths, and later on, by popular media. If you want your costume to be really successful, you have to make it scary; nowadays everyone wants a sexy costume where they basically dress in whatever fantasy they have. Everyone is a comic book superhero, a really cool and handsome villain, and the girls are always sexier versions of their favorite characters or personas. So try to go back to your roots; what were the scariest characters in your childhood? Who were the monsters that frightened you, be they from books, movies or games?

Use Makeup

Indeed, this may be a bit harder to accomplish for men, but if you’re willing to go all the way, then you can definitely take a trip to the nearest Halloween store and buy some special makeup. But first of all, you have to find, or create your unique idea. There is plenty inspiration on the internet, but again, using your own resources will turn up a more original result. Moreover, you don’t have to search for something that is difficult to create; other types of makeup masks come with tutorials on how to create them yourself. You can also ask for the help of a girl friend, because let’s face it, they have more experience in handling makeup tools and applying.

The Easy Way Out

The easiest way of getting an original Halloween costume is to order it online; choose a favorite character and look for Halloween costumes for men online. Sometimes, you can create your own costume, and it takes a few simple pieces to get the idea going and people to recognize who you are. Halloween is also about having and being fun, about not caring so much for appearances, even though the costume is appearance. The idea is to feel free to express yourself however you want and not be afraid of looking a little ridiculous.

These are just a few ideas that will help you create your own costume. However, if this seems like too much effort, we invite you to check out some already designed costumes on greathalloweencostume.com. There you will discover classic costumes as well as a lot of original ideas.