Do you find yourself getting caught out last minute shopping for a costume every year, or trying to superglue one together hours before you’re celebrating Halloween? Check out our top 5 Halloween Costume Ideas For Gay Men In 2016 to get some inspiration
Halloween is fast approaching, and picking out a costume for the annual affair can be difficult. Don’t worry we’ve got your back! Keep reading to get some inspiration for this year’s spooktastic season!
1. Ash Ketchum / Pikachu
With Pokémon Go taking the world by storm this summer, now is the perfect time to dress as either Ash Ketchum or his yellow companion, Pikachu.
For couples, this makes the perfect joint costume idea. With a little yellow paint, jeans and t-shirt, plus some cardboard or foam cut outs, Pikachu is one costume that can be easily put together.
Alternatively, go minimalist with yellow swimwear, tail and ears, or get toasty with a Pikachu onesie which might make dressing up as the Pokémon for the cold October night even more attractive.
Although becoming Ash Ketchum might take a little more effort to combine all the elements (white and red baseball cap, blue and white shirt, Pokémon ball, backpack, and gloves) Ash and Pikachu is a great couple’s Halloween costume.
Costume complements, gotta catch ’em all!
2. Olympic Diver
This one’s a cinch. All you need is some fake tan, some Veet (or another hair removal cream of your choice), teeth whitener, and a pair of Team GB speedos.
Oh and of course some six-pack abs! But, if those aren’t showing up, a little strategically placed fake tan can help you make the most of your natural shape – think the Spartans in 300.
Pull this one off and people will be making this face at you quicker than you can say “Rio 2016”.
Death definitely becomes these guys! And thankfully achieving this classically debonair look is simple.
For clothing, a dress suit, shirt, shoes and bow tie will help you look like a million spooks. For makeup, all you need is black and white face paint, and an anatomy book to help make sure you’re drawing the bones correctly.
Check out this video makeup tutorial on how to paint a skull you’ll be dying to show people.
If you’re truly trying to terrify your friends this Hallowe’en, then look no further than the next American Presidential candidate. If his unnatural straw coloured hair and orange tinged skin aren’t enough to frighten the living daylights out of anyone who meets you dressed as Trump, simply spout out some of his most notable sayings.
Phrases like “Make America again,”, “I’m going to build a wall,” “I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her,” and “[Mexicans] are bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists” will showcase that you’ve gone all in for this Hallowe’en costume.
A navy suit and red power tie are enough to complete the costume, but to really knock this one out of the park, brush up on impersonating Trump’s voice to perfect the illusion.
Here’s Alec Baldwin impersonating the New Yorker. Study closely:
5. Mario & Luigi
With Super Mario Run about to launch on the iPhone, Mario is going to run and jump back into people’s lives. A red t-shirt for Mario, (leather) dungarees, a red cap, moustache and gloves are all you’d need to be Nintendo’s iconic Italian character
Throw in a giant cutout mushroom and you’ll be flying.
Check out our list of Halloween Costumes For Lesbians In 2016 too.
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