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From Top Gun: Maverick to the penultimate series of Weird stuffblockbuster movies and shows continue to capture the imagination – giving rise to some of the best Halloween costume ideas.
While you can always fall back on the classics (like a vampire, devil, ghost, or werewolf), there are plenty of other options for pop culture buffs looking to nod to the big and small screen. Check out 12 of this year’s best Halloween costumes for men, inspired by this year’s hit movies and TV shows.
1. Top Gun flight suit
Top Gun: Maverick renewed interest in the 80s classic. This one Top Gun costume is one of the best Halloween costumes for men who are obsessed with the 80s classic movie and this year’s sequel. If you can grow a fine mustache it might look even better (or you can just order a fake mustache from Amazon.) Don’t forget to pair it with aviator goggles or a bomber jacket for the full effect.
Top Gun Flight Suit Halloween Costume
2. the boys Homelander Jumpsuit
Even if you haven’t seen the Emmy-nominated show, you’ve seen the meme. Homelander is the strongest superhero in the boysuniverse. But that selfish smile that has gone viral is also very much a part of his character. Whether you share those qualities, this Homelander jumpsuit costume is sure to make a fun Halloween fit.
The Homelander costume for boys
3. House of the Dragon Daemon Targaryen Overcoat Costume
Possibly one of the biggest shows of the year, House of the Dragon will probably be one of the best Halloween looks this season as well. You’ll pull it off with this Daemon Targaryen costume, as long as you add a white blonde wig (you may have to style it yourself to get its ‘do’).
House of the Dragon Daemon Targaryen Overcoat Costume
4. Michael Myers Halloween Costume for Adults
Another installment of the classic slasher franchise is out just in time for the spooky season. Watching or not, this Michael Myers Halloween costume (from the 2007 Rob Zombie-directed film) is timeless and instantly recognizable.
Michael Myers Halloween Costume
5. Squid Game Guard Costume
It’s all been a bit quiet about when the new season will be released — rumored to be sometime in 2023 or 2024 — but you can still dive back into the Emmy-winning Netflix series. Anyway, this officially licensed squid game Red Guard costume literally works as a terrifying look.
‘Squid Game’ Red Guard Costume
6. The Batman Halloween Costume
The most recent the batter film starring Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz was remarkably darker than some of its predecessors. This easy Batman costume is mysterious, then – but to really sell it, you’ll need to walk through your party or neighborhood with a tight jaw at all times.
The Batman Halloween Costume
7. Weird stuff Demogorgon mask
Weird stuff feels a bit like adult kids TV, the kind of thing you can do with the whole gang – while your younger kids might be a little bit terrified. This latex Demogorgon mask from Rubie’s is a tribute to the alien monster from the popular horror show. If you’re looking for something a little less terrifying, you can always pull on an official Surfer Boys Pizza t-shirt and ditch it.
Stranger Things Demogorgon Mask
8. Obi-Wan Kenobi Costume
Star Wars has kept the content coming for superfans. First there was The Mandalorianthen Boba Fett’s book. And finally, Obi-Wan Kenobian in-depth look at one of the franchise’s favorites – making this classic Star Wars Jedi costume more popular than ever. Add a blue lightsaber for the complete look.
‘Star Wars’ Jedi Costume
9. The rings of power Elrond Cosplay Costume
Lord of the Rings fans made the new one Rings of Power prequel series a bona fide streaming blockbuster. A pair of fake Elven ears and this Leaves of Lorien brooch complete the look.
Rings of Power Elron Halloween Costume
10. Ride-A-Red Inflatable Costume for Adult Birds of Prey
It may not be the most subtle thing, but if you don’t feel like putting together a whole fit, why not just ride around on an inflatable bird of prey for an easy Jurassic World-inspired Halloween costume?
Inflatable Riding-A-Red Raptor Costume for Adults
11. Adult Rick and Morty Rick Costume
Rick & Morty is back on Adult Swim for its sixth season, making it one of the cutest costumes this Halloween. This official Rick & Morty costume comes with a mask and a two-in-one lab coat and T-shirt, so all you need to do is add brown pants and black shoes. Decorate your lab coat with some fake blood or weird goo, and you’ve got a crazy (animated) scientist look.
Rick and Morty Rick Costume for Adults
12. Adult Elvis Deluxe Men’s Halloween Costume
Austin Butler perfectly channeled the King of Rock in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic — and so can you with this luxurious Vegas-era Elvis costume from the 1970s music legend. (Even Priscilla Presley gave the film a thumbs up.)
Elvis Deluxe Men’s Halloween Costume