These 10 men’s Halloween costumes you can make at home include Bob Marley and Mad Hatter. Good costumes for men who don’t have time to make an elaborate costume.
In the photo is my husband Bruce in Jamaica, “dressed up” as Bob Marley. How’s that for a men’s homemade Halloween costume idea? You can’t really tell from the picture, but the mask in the photo is actually made out of Jamaican sand and wood. It’s stunning in real life. I suppose Bruce could carry it around on October 31, as his costume 🙂
To make a Bob Marley costume, you need:
- Rasta Imposta The Original Tam With Dreadlocks (unless you already have Bob Marley dreads, in which case why are you searching for a Bob Marley Halloween costume, dude?)
- Bob Marley Men’s Rasta Smoke Tie Dye Shirt with the man himself enjoying what he’s famous for.
- Bob Marley Rasta Spray Sunglasses which, like the Tie Dye shirt, you’ll be able to wear after the Halloween party is over.
Those links will take you right to Amazon, so you can check the prices and reviews of your Bob Marley Halloween costume.
Halloween Costumes for Men – From Bob Marley to Mad Hatter
If you’re a bookish guy (eg, teacher, librarian, writer, avid reader), you might want to check out Literature and Book Character Costumes for Halloween. The Evil Winged Monkey is amazing, and the Waldo Halloween costume for men is hilarious.
Check these ideas out first, though…I included a variety of creative costumes that are easy to make at home, plus a few links to costumes on Amazon. Sometimes shopping online is quicker and easier. Since time is money, buying a costume might be cheaper and less hassle in the long run. Even the Bob Marley Halloween costume requires some shopping, unless you have the dreadlocks and Rasta accessories at home.
Mad Hatter Halloween Costume
Remember Alice in Wonderland? The Mad Hatter Halloween Costume for Men is a classic idea for guys who like to have fun on October 31! “Anyone can go by horse or rail, but the absolute best way to travel is by hat,” said the The Mad Hatter to Alice in Wonderland.
This Mad Hatter costume is officially licensed (but not as to fly), and comes with a jacket, bow, pants, hat/hair, and shirt front. Does not include socks, makeup, or shoes. The costume pictured isn’t a last minute homemade Halloween costume for men – unless, of course, you have a Mad Hatter top hat, velvet smoking jacket, crazy striped pants, and huge clownish bowtie at home. The following Halloween costumes for men are easier to make at home. I also include a few links to Amazon Halloween costumes, in case you want to take the easy route…
Classic Mad Hatter Men’s Halloween Costume
Leg Avenue’s 5 Piece Classic Mad Hatter Costume for Men is more elaborate than the first Mad Hatter costume I shared. This one includes a fitted jacket with ribbon trim, a green checked vest, striped bow tie, gloves and insanely incredible hat featuring peach satin ribbon and attached hair.
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As you can see, it’s a bit more “Halloween” than the first Mad Hatter costume. It’s darker, with more of an evil streak. You need to decide if you’re an evil Mad Hatter or a silly Mad Hatter, and choose the Halloween costume that suits your image.
Go camping for the October 31 long weekend! Wear all your camping or hunting gear – khaki shorts, hiking shoes, backpack, canteen with Johnny Walker’s, etc. This isn’t the most creative mens homemade Halloween costume, but it’s fast and easy (a true “DIY” Halloween idea).
For a creative and unique Halloween homemade costume for men, consider combining two ideas. For instance, the Bob Marley costume can be combined with the camper Halloween costume idea…can you imagine Bob Marley camping on October 31? Now we’re talking!
HAIRY Potter – not Harry Potter
This is a gardeners’ Halloween costume, not a literary book character. This Hairy Potter wears a gardening apron with the pockets filled with gardening tools, flower seed packets, etc. Carry a watering can or a potted plant – something a gardener would carry. This is an easy, fun homemade Halloween costume for men who like to garden.
Harry Potter Halloween Costume for Men
The Harry Potter Deluxe Robe Costume is for men who want to be the real Harry Potter, not the funny Hairy Potter.
This men’s Halloween costume includes a robe with lined hood, clasp and Hogwarts embroidered emblem. This costume doesn’t include the shirt, tie, glasses, pants or shoes. I’m sure you could come up with those costume accessories at home, though! That’ll be the “homemade” part of the Harry Potter costume idea 🙂
The Three Monkeys
Remember the Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil monkeys? You can be them for Halloween this year!
Wear sunglasses and earmuffs. Put a piece of duct tape over your mouth. Write on your shirt “Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil.” Isn’t this a fantastic idea for a men’s homemade Halloween costume? Until it comes time to rip the duct tape off your mouth, of course. This might work in combination with the homemade Bob Marley Halloween costume idea.
Hell on Wheels
Dress up as a devil (those costumes are easy to find, both secondhand and new). Wear roller skates or roller blades. don’t drink or you’ll run someone over.
Half Asleep/Half Awake
This is what you wear to work everyday! You’ll need to get your scissors and sewing materials out – so this isn’t exactly an easy Halloween costume for men to make. Cut a pair of pajamas in half, and sew a men’s dress shirt to the top. Sew a pair of trousers to the bottom. You’ll be half in your pj’s and half of your dress suit. Half Asleep is a creative Halloween costume idea for a man, but it also takes some work.
Joker “Halloween Costume” Mask
The Batman’s Joker Halloween Mask is a good solution for guys who don’t want to dress up in a full costume at Halloween, but want to scare the pants off the trick-or-treaters, coworkers at the office Halloween party on October 31, or the wife when she’s getting out of the shower.
This Joker Halloween mask is part of Rubie’s Costume’s Heroes and Villains Collection. It probably wouldn’t work with the Bob Marley Halloween costume idea, nor could you make this mask at home.
The Joker – Full Halloween Costume for Men
If you want the full meal deal (the whole Joker Halloween costume) check out the Dark Knight Deluxe Joker Costume And Mask. It’s awesome! This Halloween costume for men includes the purple jacket, shirt, pants, vest, tie, gloves, wig and makeup kit.
Dress in black from head to toe, and use yellow paint or felt to draw a yellow line down the front of your body. Wear a bandana under your eyes like the robbers of the days of yore – or a stocking over your head. Carry a plastic gun (at your own risk), and a bag full of Monopoly money. You’re highway robbery!
This is another extremely fast and easy mens’ Halloween costume idea. It’s no Rasta Bob Marley, though.
Get a cow costume – or make one out of black clothes, a cowbell around your neck, an udder on your belly. Put a pair of angel’s wings on your back and a halo on your head. This idea isn’t the easiest men’s homemade Halloween costume idea, but it’s creative and fun!
Wear a gray sweatsuit or jogging suit, and stick a couple dozen nametags that say “Hello my name is…” all over your body. Put random names in the nametags: Judy, Mike, Kim, Susan, Kamal, Jimbo, Fido. This is an extremely easy Halloween costume for men and it’s kinda funny.
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If you’re not interested in these Mad Hatter, Bob Marley or other homemade Halloween costumes for men, read Food Costumes to Make at Home.