The best Halloween costumes for men

Melisha Kaur
Bill Skarsgard as Pennwise from "It": AP

As Halloween is rapidly approaching, it’s time to talk costumes.

If you’re aiming to win best-dressed at the upcoming parties, then look no further. Our costume guide for men is brimming with brilliant fancy dress ideas that will help you celebrate the haunted holiday in epic style.

1. Pennywise Costume

There are few things more creepy than a killer clown, so why not dress up as bloodthirsty Pennywise from Stephen King’s ‘It’. This bundle comes with a clown jumpsuit, gloves, mask and wig to finish the look. Now all you need is some balloons.

£42.45, Amazon, Buy it now

2. Adult Star Wars Darth Vader

The force is strong with this Darth Vader costume, which includes a plastic face mask, chest piece with an attached cape and a light saber. Wear it with black trousers and shoes to look like one of the galaxy’s most powerful Sith Lords.

£31.99, Fancy Dress Ball, Buy it now

3. The Joker Suicide Squad Costume

Inspired by Jared Leto’s Joker from Suicide Squad, this colourful costume should to help you win some scare points. Transform into the iconic villain for the night with this purple duster jacket – which is designed with an attached printed t-shirt.

£39.98, Escapade, Buy it now

4. Adult Scream Stalker Halloween Costume

Nothing says scary quite like a ghoulish-masked figure. This creepy costume comes from the blockbuster slasher movie, Scream, and comes with a hooded robe, belt and mask. Complete the look with black gloves and a blade covered with fake blood.

£23.98, Jokers’ Masquerade, Buy it now

5. Edward Scissorhands Costume

Go Goth with this slick ensemble inspired by Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands. Complete with a pre-styled wig, the outfit is your best bet for a 90s Halloween party and is designed to fit most adult sizes up to a 44-inch chest. It also includes a pair of gloves with attached foam blades.

£39.99, Amazon, Buy it now

6. Spiderman Morphsuit

Who needs a radioactive spider? This morphsuit lets you transform into one of the most popular superheroes in little to no time. Made from polyester and spandex, its eyes are easy to see through and reinforced stitching has been used at stress points for added strength. Available in four sizes.

£38.99, Amazon, Buy it now

7. Vampire Costume

A fang-tastic costume that looks sexy as well as scary. This dapper look includes a long-length cape, a red waistcoat and cravat. It’s dry clean only and can be purchased in a medium or large size. Stick on some fangs and fake blood to finish off your look.

£50.99, Smiffys, Buy it now

8. Disney Frozen’s Olaf Costume

For a more light-hearted look, try this fun Olaf costume from Disney’s Frozen. Made with easy-to-use Velcro fastening, the outfit comprises a padded snowman bodysuit complete with long sleeves and character detailing.

£30, George at Asda, Buy it now

9. Ghostbusters Fancy Dress Outfit

Fans of the classic eighties film can become a ghost hunting hero in this beige jumpsuit, which features the trademark Ghostbuster logo. The outfit fastens at the front by a zip and comes with an inflatable proton pack.

£22, George at Asda, Buy it now

VERDICT: If you’re looking to try something new this year, then the creepy Pennywise Costume is a winner. A classic fail-safe option is the Edward Scissorhands Costume – which is super-easy to wear, while the Scream Stalker outfit ought to scare the bejeezus out of anyone.