22 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Men That Every Cool Dad Will Love

Because dressing up for Halloween doesn't have to be a chore.

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When you're looking for Halloween costume ideas for kids and Halloween costume ideas for women, the options seem endless. Unfortunately, that's just not quite the case when it comes to Halloween costume ideas for men. There just aren't as many ideas out there—at least, not at first glance. Meanwhile, plenty of the readily-available, in-store options can look silly or even tired...and they're usually sold at inordinately high prices too. Besides, when you're throwing something together last-minute, you don't have time to run to the store. Enter our cool, easy DIY men's Halloween costumes for the guys in your life. Whether it's you, your husband, your boyfriend, or your son who's interested in a few new ideas for Halloween, we have a feeling there'll be at least one outfit on our list that gets their creative juices flowing. These ultra-creative ideas are inspired by some of our favorite TV show and movie characters, and more. Sure, you can go as a team (or try one of these costumes out with a best buddy), but even if you're going solo to a Halloween party this year, there's something for you here. The best part? You can scrounge up most of what's needed to make each of them from his—or your!—own closet.

DIY Mr. Rogers Costume

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It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood! This nostalgia-inducing costume takes cues from "the land of make-believe"—and it'll have you making friends left and right.

DIY Sherlock Holmes Costume

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Sleuth, spy, and find clues this Halloween in a DIY Sherlock Holmes outfit that'll have all your friends wondering "whodunit." A few detective-approved accessories—and the signature coat, of course—are all you need.

DIY Property Brothers Costume

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Who doesn't wish they had a "property brother" to call their very own? Grab a friend, slap on "Drew" and "Scott" name tags, add a few home improvement tools, and you've got an instantly recognizable get-up.

DIY Phil from Modern Family Costume

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If you're a dad who loves the show, you're probably already halfway to Phil status. 😁 You won't need to look far to locate the elements of this TV-inspired costume. We suggest you simply binge-watch a few of the most recent seasons to prepare, and don your most comfortable khakis and plaid button down shirt.

DIY Jack from When Calls the Heart Costume

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When Calls the Heart left its viewers shocked and saddened when heartthrob Jack Thornton was killed off during the season 5 finale. Why not make the dream of every "Heartie" come true with this blast-from-the-not-so-distant-past costume? (Bonus points if you've got an Elizabeth Thatcher on your arm!)

DIY Throwback Blake Shelton Halloween Costume

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Before he had a gig on The Voice and Gwen Stefani for a girlfriend, Blake Shelton had shoulder-length locks that he tucked behind his ears and topped with a cowboy hat. Throw it back to Blake circa 2005 with this funny costume idea.

DIY Adam Levine from The Voice Halloween Costume

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Another The Voice coach that you could easily embody for Halloween? Adam Levine! A tropical shirt, faux tattoo sleeves, and maybe even a homemade "Choice Button" will do the trick—and don't forget to put your feet up on tables all night.

DIY Han Solo from Star Wars Halloween Costume

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Women want him, men want to be him. Here's your chance! Channel Harrison Ford as Han Solo with this easy last-minute Star Wars Halloween costume.

DIY Home Improvement Halloween Costume for Men


Tim Allen recently said he's "very interested" in a Home Improvement reboot, so there's truly no better time to take on Tool Time. Get your guy friend to go as the Tim Taylor to your Al Borland.

DIY Desi from I Love Lucy Halloween Costume

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Talk about the ultimate couple's costume! Just throw on a suit and straw hat—with a red-headed funnywoman by your side, everyone will know who you are for Halloween.

DIY Willie Nelson Halloween Costume

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The country music icon is easy to imitate with a red, white, and blue guitar strap, cowboy hat, and bandana headband (optional).

DIY The Good Doctor Halloween Costume for Men

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Okay, okay, so you could pass for any old doctor in this costume, but the addition of a few details, such as a name badge reading "Dr. Shaun Murphy M.D." point to the protagonist of the ABC series.

DIY Forrest Gump Halloween Costume


Run, Forrest, run to your dresser, where you probably have everything needed to create this DIY Halloween costume.

DIY Maverick from Top Gun Halloween Costume

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With the sequel to the 1986 film on the way, there's never been a better time for dudes to dress up as Tom Cruise's character.

DIY Magnum P.I. Halloween Costume

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Whether you grow one yourself or stick on a false one, the Tom Selleck-inspired mustache is absolutely essential for this men's Halloween costume.

DIY Chip Gaines from Fixer Upper Halloween Costume

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Make October 31st #DemoDay when you dress up as the HGTV star.

DIY The Stranger from The Big Lebowski Halloween Costume

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The Dude is overdone. Consider Sam Elliott's mysterious character for your Halloween costume instead.

DIY Johnny Cash Halloween Costume

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Got a guitar? Dressing up as the "Man in Black" is as simple as, well, wearing black.

DIY Danny from Grease Halloween Costume

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If you have a leather jacket, you can easily become John Travolta's cool-guy character. But if you want more of a challenge, opt for the rarely-done "sporty" look—complete with crew socks, short shorts, and that little black comb. You could even adorn a red t-shirt with spelling out Rydell High School.

DIY Jack Pearson from This Is Us Halloween Costume

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Men want to be him, women want to be with him. No, we're not talking about James Bond, but rather the ideal dad featured in the hit NBC show.

DIY Duck Dynasty Halloween Costume

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Cut the sleeves off a camo shirt for a fun men's Halloween costume inspired by Louisiana's most famous duck-hunting family.

DIY Superman Halloween Costume

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It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's the easiest last-minute Halloween costume for men!

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