Despite best intentions, it is all too easy to forget to take the time to prep a Halloween costume. It can also feel like a waste to invest in an outlandish costume that you’ll only wear once. However, there are plenty of famous men whose looks are simple to replicate with a few accessories and the right attitude, including this year’s Netflix stars like Assane Diop of Lupin and the Duke of Hastings from Bridgerton as well as historic favorites like Andy Warhol and Indiana Jones. Below, men’s costumes that are ridiculously easy to pull off.
Was anyone more charming than Assane in Netflix’s Lupin this year? And lucky for you, he is a stylish dresser with a few signature pieces. A driver’s cap, a great wool coat, and a handful of stolen jewels and you will be able to get away with anything… well, almost.
Dark Gray Herringbone Wool 8 Panels Cap
This cap is incredibly multipurpose: it can also work for Great Gatsby, Peaky Blinders, or Newsies costumes.
Maybe you haven’t put in enough time on the courts this year, but that’s no reason you can’t look like a tennis pro. Dig your racket out of the back of the closet and get your hands on a pair of some of this tennis great’s signature aviator sunglasses for a look that will make the crowd go wild.
Ray-Ban Aviator Gold
You probably needed a pair of aviators anyway. It helps to buy costume pieces that you can wear in real life too.
The long-anticipated sequel to 1986’s classic Top Gun is out next year—which makes this Halloween the perfect time to break out your best fighter pilot gear, before it becomes everyone’s go-to costume
Men’s Deluxe Long Sleeve Coverall
All it takes to quench your need for speed is a pair of coveralls and some colorful patches (or even paper cutouts, if you’re really running behind.)
Duke of Hastings, Bridgerton
The Duke of Hastings may not be coming back for Season 2, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be a welcome guest at your Halloween-party.
The “Ontario” Slim Fit Mandarin Collar Jacket
A slim-fit Regency jacket and a white shirt, and you are on your way to causing scandals all over aristocratic London.
You might still be waiting on science to finally crack the hoverboard technology, but that’s no reason to hold back from getting a little Back to the Future into your Halloween.
Mens Puffer Down Vest
The fashion world is having a blast from the past of its own, so you might as well make the trend work in your favor. Layer to the max with Marty’s quintessential jean jacket/down vest combo for the ultimate throwback flare.
What better time to embrace your inner rockstar? There’s no wrong way to Bowie, but we’re especially partial to the Ziggy Stardust era for it’s myriad costuming opportunities.
Paisley Cotton Long Sleeve Shirt
Halloween is nothing if not an opportunity to go over the top with glitz, glitter, or, in this case, pattern.
Fabiana Sterling Silver Chain Necklace/19.6″
Honestly you could get away with only wearing Connell’s chain necklace. It was practically a star in its own right and it even has its own Instagram account!
Mirroring this infamously stylish and style-obsessed writer (“a,” he once said) calls for embracing the full dandy. Think: velvet blazers, fur-trimmed coats, pinky rings—anything that screams opulence.
COLLECTION Velvet Loafers
The blue trim on these velvet loafers add a theatrical flair that Wilde would appreciate.
There’s really only one instance in which “archaeology professor” is synonymous with “cool Halloween costume” and Indiana Jones is it. For the full effect, we suggest a tiny golden statue (a whip might just be asking for trouble).
Men’s Outback Hat, Fall Brown
The good news is that you can never go wrong with a stylish fedora, which means not only have you found a uniformly flattering Halloween costume accessory, you’ve also got your go-to headwear for fall locked in.
Halston is simultaneously a fashion icon and a Netflix star, thanks to the recent mini-series. Even better if you can find a Halsonette or two for a group costume.
Slick back your hair, apply some self-tanner, and slip into Halston’s signature black turtleneck. For bonus points, add a white blazer (don’t forget the pocket square!).
James Tiberius Kirk
Boldly going where only this iconic Star Trek captain has gone before is just one yellow sweater, a pair of black pants, and a glittery Star Fleet badge away.
Men’s Lightweight Merino Wool V-Neck Sweater
An ochre wool sweater can pull double duty as a Halloween costume and a seasonal staple thanks to it’s on-trend autumnal shade.
Want to be comfy—and we mean really, really comfy—at your Halloween soiree? May we suggest taking a page from The Big Lebowski playbook. Throw a chunky sweater or slouchy robe on over your coziest pajama pants and an old tee. Just add a White Russian and you’re good to go.
Men’s Original Westerley Sweater
A signature patterned sweater? The Dude abides.
Find a spot near a painting and let the artwork do the talking when you’re adopting this pop artist’s penchant for all-black ensembles.
Men’s Short Straight Costume Wig
The simplicity of this artsy costume makes sporting a wig entirely worth it.
He may not be the character you most want to emulate from Mike Judge’s classic Office Space, but for a night of terror but it’s hard to beat this middle management nightmare for sheer real world misery-infliction.
So, if you could go ahead and put on your best white-collared shirt and suspenders, that’d be great.
Let’s be honest, you’ve always wanted to be 007. And while we can’t promise the cars, gadgets, or martial arts skills, we can guarantee that you’ll be the (shaken, not stirred) toast of any party you turn up to in a Bond-style tux.
Trim Fit Stretch Wool Tuxedo Jacket
The satin-finish collar is a must to the full Spy Who Loved Me effect.
No one really wants to walk around all night in a skintight Superman bodysuit, but the man of steel’s alter-ego makes life (and costume planning) much easier.
Superman Classic Logo T Shirt
Layer a t-shirt feature Superman’s shield underneath your everyday suit and oxford, then feel free to pull your shirt open at every “rescue” opportunity.
Make sure everyone knows where you stand on the “Beatles or Rolling Stones” debate with a costume inspired by this beloved musician and activist.
2 Pairs of Round Wire Costume Glasses
Like David Bowie, there are plenty of iconic John Lennon looks to choose from, but for sheer simplicity (and the imperative to not give yourself a bowl cut) we like anything that includes his famous round framed glasses.
America’s favorite creepy, kooky, and altogether doting TV patriarch is the perfect blend of Halloween appropriate and approachable. The keys to the costume? A patterned suit, a killer mustache, and a black-clad “cara mia” to complete the Addams Family vibe.
Skinny Blazer with Stripe
Just like the Addams family themselves, this blazer may be out there, but it works. Don’t forget that mustache to top it off though.
We can’ decide whether the best thing about dressing as this troubled Tenenbaum from Wes Anderson’s cult classic The Royal Tenenbaums is the ease, the cool-factor, or the built-in couples costume courtesy of Richie’s adopted sister/soulmate, Margot.
Add your favorite camel coat and a sleek pair of sunglasses and this costume is ready to roll.
Admittedly there are many looks that can evoke Harry Styles, from pearl earrings to wild suits. But the simplest, and our favorite to date, is his get-up for the 2021 Grammy Awards: a simple feather boa and leather jacket.
Ostrich Feather Boa
You’ll be the life of the party with this boa, trust us (and Harry).
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