Halloween is coming, and as a bearded guy, you have the foundation for some creative costumes. Whether you have a short beard, long beard, stubble or a goatee, we’ve got a getup that takes advantage of your facial hair situation.
Here are our 10 favorite Halloween costumes for bearded guys.
1. Richie Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums
Throw on sunglasses, a tan suit, a striped tennis headband and you’re ready to go. Don’t forget the glum expression.
2. The Dude from The Big Lebowski
If you’re already rocking a goatee, this one’s easy. To channel The Dude, put a shaggy wig, an oversized tribal print cardigan, purple v-neck, and striped PJ pants on your shopping list. An air of nonchalance helps.
3. Running Forrest Gump from Forrest Gump
For brothers with long beards, consider going the “run, Forrest, run” route. You probably already have everything you need in your closet. Look for a white Nike t-shirt or a yellow v-neck, red track shorts, athletic knee-high socks, and white sneakers (the more beat up, the better). Throw on a Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. hat over your unkempt locks.
4. "Hotline Bling" Drake
Still relevant, plus you’ll be ridiculously comfy and cozy on Halloween night. Just put on a gray ribbed turtleneck sweater, jeans, and Timberlands and break out your funkiest dance moves.
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5. Vincent Van Gogh
Ginger bearded brothers will own this costume. Buy yourself a ratty old blazer and go to town on it with a paintbrush. Do the same with a white button-up and your face.
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6. Bob Ross
Add a little nostalgia to your Halloween by dressing up as this soft-spoken 80s icon. That ‘fro is key. Complete the ensemble with a button-up shirt, slim fit jeans, and a paint palette.
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7. Jon Snow from Game of Thrones
A wise choice if you’ve got scruff or a shorter beard. Get a shaggy wig if you don’t have Snow’s signature long curly hair, dress in all black, and throw on a shaggy fur wrap – or fur cape if you’re feeling fancy.
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8. Brawny Man
Got a Buffalo plaid shirt? Then you already have 50% of your Brawny Man costume. Add a fake ax and hold a roll of the very masculine paper towels to complete the outfit.
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9. Jax Teller from Sons of Anarchy
For those of you who are already motorcycle riders, this one will be a cinch. Wear a leather vest over either a plaid shirt or blue hoodie.
10. ZZ Top
The guys of ZZ Top are talented musicians, but their wizard-status beards have achieved a fame – and following – of their own. Country-fy the standard rock’n’roll all-black getup with a cowboy hat and Western boots. Add an inflatable guitar and shades to make it more obvious.