DIY Men’s Halloween Costumes Every Cool Dad Will Love

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DIY Men’s Halloween Costumes Every Cool Dad Will Love


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When you're looking for Halloween costume ideas for kids and Halloween costume ideas for women, the options seem endless. But when it comes to Halloween costume ideas for men? Well, not so much. It seems there just aren't as many ideas for dudes out there—but we are here to prove otherwise! Enter these super cool, oh-so-easy DIY men’s Halloween costumes for the guys out there who want in on all the fun come October 31.

Sure, there are plenty of readily available costumes from the store or Amazon, but if we’re being honest, those can look a little generic or even silly (and don’t even get us started on the insane prices!). Besides, when you’re throwing together a last-minute Halloween costume, you don't even have time to run to the store and sift through rack after rack. Instead, raid your own closet to put together these quick, ultra-creative men's Halloween costume ideas. You’ll recognize some of your favorite TV show and movie characters that are sure to get a laugh from your fellow party-goers and trick-or-treaters.

So whether it’s you, your husband, your boyfriend, or your son who’s on the hunt for a funny Halloween costume, we have a feeling there'll be at least one outfit on our list that gets their creative juices flowing.

DIY Farmer Halloween Costume

Photo credit: Brian Woodcock
Photo credit: Brian Woodcock

Using our templates, you can make this costume in a hurry. Simply trace the USDA Organic logo onto a 6-inch diameter piece of card stock, then color the design in with green and brown felt pens. Glue a safety pin to the back and attach to overalls.

DIY Jack Pearson from This Is Us Halloween Costume

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox Television
Photo credit: 20th Century Fox Television

The perfectly imperfect dad of "The Big Three" from the hit NBC show has an early '80s look that is easy to imitate. And everyone knows Jack is a hopeless romantic when it comes to his wife, Rebecca, so make the night one big grand gesture with a DIY couples Halloween costume.

DIY John Dutton from Yellowstone Halloween Costume

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Photo credit: Paramount

Portrayed by Kevin Costner, the patriarch of the Dutton family from the hit show Yellowstone is an easy costume to pull off. Just grab your best Western gear!

DIY Mr. Rogers Halloween Costume

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Photo credit: Getty Images

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 new friends left and right.

DIY Sherlock Holmes Halloween Costume

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Photo credit: Getty Images

Celebrate 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 Halloween Costume

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Photo credit: Getty Images

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 Halloween Costume

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Photo credit: ABC

If you're a dad who loves the show, you're probably already halfway to Phil status 😁. We suggest binge-watching a few of the most recent seasons to prepare, and don your most comfortable khakis and plaid button down shirt that you likely already have in your closet.

DIY Jack from When Calls the Heart Halloween Costume

Photo credit: Bettina Strauss
Photo credit: Bettina Strauss

When Calls the Heart left its viewers shocked and saddened when heartthrob Jack Thornton (spoiler alert!) 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 a lovely Elizabeth Thatcher on your arm!)

DIY Throwback Blake Shelton Halloween Costume

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Photo credit: Getty Images

Before he was a judge on The Voice and had Gwen Stefani on his arm, 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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Photo credit: Getty Images

Look to The Voice for even more men's Halloween costume inspiration. Be Adam Levine for the night in a tropical shirt, faux tattoo sleeves, and maybe even a homemade "Choice Button." Even better if you can get a buddy to go as Blake Shelton!

DIY Han Solo from Star Wars Halloween Costume

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Photo credit: Mondadori Portfolio - Getty Images

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

DIY Home Improvement Halloween Costume

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Photo credit: TBS

Tim Allen of Home Improvement fame played the original handyman (and arguably everyone's favorite) on the popular TV show's Tool Time. Get your guy friend to go as the Tim Taylor to your Al Borland for this throwback costume idea.

DIY Desi from I Love Lucy Halloween Costume

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Photo credit: CBS Photo Archive - Getty Images

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

DIY Willie Nelson Halloween Costume

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Photo credit: David Redfern - Getty Images

The country music icon is easy to imitate with a red, white, and blue guitar strap, cowboy hat, and signature bandana headband. If you really want to go all in, we suggest a wig with braids.

DIY The Good Doctor Halloween Costume

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Photo credit: Bob D'Amico - Getty Images

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 this popular ABC series.

DIY Forrest Gump Halloween Costume

Photo credit: Paramount
Photo credit: Paramount

"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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Photo credit: Paramount

With the sequel to the 1986 film on the horizon, there's never been a better time for dudes to dress up as Tom Cruise's character. Grab yourself a wing man or two and serenade the ladies with your very own rendition of "You've Lost That Loving Feeling."

DIY Magnum P.I. Halloween Costume

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Photo credit: NBC Universal

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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Photo credit: HGTV

Make October 31st #DemoDay when you dress up as the HGTV star. Keep the clever banter going all night long with a Joanna by your side.

DIY The Stranger from The Big Lebowski Halloween Costume

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Photo credit: Working Title Films

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

DIY Johnny Cash Halloween Costume

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Photo credit: Getty Images

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

DIY Danny from Grease Halloween Costume

Photo credit: Paramount
Photo credit: Paramount

John Travolta's infamous cool-guy character is as easy as throwing on a black leather jacket. But if you want more of a challenge, opt for the rarely-done "sporty" look—complete with crew socks, short shorts, a little black comb, and a red t-shirt with felt letters spelling out 'Rydell High School.'

DIY Superman Halloween Costume

Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

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

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