15 Men’s Costume Ideas That Are Exceptionally 2018

How many of these would you
recognize?




Written by Morgan Mandriota

2018 has been a wild, wicked
year, and it’s not over yet. Thanks to a veritable smorgasbord of viral memes,
shocking testimonies, and celebrity news, there’s no shortage of funny and
provocative men’s costume ideas for Halloween.
To celebrate the ghoulish day
lurking right around the corner, we’ve handpicked this list of 2018’s most
original men’s costume ideas. So here it is, The GentleManual’s official best
costume ideas for solo party-goers, couples, best friends, and groups of
friends:
Solo Men’s Costume Ideas


If you would rather do your
own thing this year, we have you covered. This collection of personal costumes
is sure to impress your friends and make people laugh:
Weed-smoking Elon Musk

Men's Costume Idea Elon Musk Smoking

Elon Musk, an extraordinary
businessman, may just be the Einstein of our generation. With billion-dollar
companies and products like electric cars, hyperspeed travel tunnels, and
rockets under his belt, Musk publicly smoking weed on The Joe Rogan Experience
in September was a big fat question mark.
For this clever costume, throw
on a Tesla T-shirt, a pair of black headphones, and make flashcards of Musk’s
most recent (and bizarre) tweets. Bring a cigar or vape pen as props, but try
not to ravage your lungs for the night.
Mark Zuckerberg in Court

Men's Costume Ideas Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg made national
headlines when testifying before US Congress to discuss the Facebook-Cambridge
Analytica scandal earlier this year. One of our more sartorial costume ideas on
this list, dressing like The Zuck this holiday will make you the most
sophisticated dude at the party.
Combine a cornflower blue tie
with a navy suit jacket and a cold smirk on your face. Carry a manilla folder
titled “Your Data” to perfect the Zuckerberg testimony look.
Stephen Hawking

Men's Costume Ideas Stephen Hawking

In honor of the late cosmologist
who passed at age 76 in March, dressing up as Stephen Hawking will serve an
homage to the brilliant works he brought to life.
All you need is a pair of
glasses, a gray suit, and a linen shirt to pull the look together. Go above and
beyond by communicating all night via a text-to-voice app on your smartphone.
Colin Kaepernick in Nike

Men's Costume Ideas Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick had been a
big topic in politics and sports since starting a protest against police
brutality, and he was launched back into the spotlight last month when featured
in Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign.
For the Kap look, wear a
49er’s Jersey, a wig, some Nikes, and a “Believe in something, even if it means
sacrificing everything” sign. This celebrity costume is sure to make a
statement (or spark a debate) at any Halloween party.
Jay-Z in a Helmet on a Jet Ski

Men's Costume Ideas Jay-Z

Chances are you have seen this
viral meme of Jay-Z riding a jet ski with a helmet on since it hit social media
in July.
Wear a red helmet, a life
vest, and possibly a blow-up jet ski, to ride your way into waves of laughter.

Couples Costume Ideas

Halloween with your
significant other can be a challenge. Your partner may want to do something
cute whereas you want to be ironic, crazy, or funny. Here are stylish couples
costume ideas for men and women that will make you look sleek while keeping
your girl happy:
Prince Harry & Meghan
Markle

Men's Costume Ideas couples

In celebration of the Royal
Wedding held in the United Kingdom last May, suit up yourself and wife up your
lady as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Temporarily color your hair
red-blonde, carry an English flag with you, and greet friends by doing the
royal wave all night. For a classic, everyday Harry look, throw on an eclipse
blue tie and suit.
Nick Jonas & Priyanka
Chopra

Couple costumes ideas for men

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
each have impeccable style and come together to form one of the most polished,
good-looking couples in Hollywood.
Wear a black bowtie with a
black patterned suit, and sport an Indian flag pin to honor their recent
engagement and Mumbai visit. You’ll be the best-dressed man (and couple) at the
Halloween party. If you have access to the party playlist, be sure to blast The
Jonas Brothers.
Justin Bieber & Hailey
Baldwin

Couples costume ideas for men Justin Bieber
So the Biebs is probably not
your role model. But with rumors circling of a possible under wraps marriage
last month, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are a hot topic in pop culture
right now.
Rock a fitted hat, a Thrasher
hoodie or T-shirt, a messy blonde wig, and a bunch of temporary tattoos to pull
off this comfortable yet trendy couples costume. It’s a “No Brainer.”
James & Alyssa From End Of
The F***ing World

mens costume ideas for couples

To celebrate the August 2018
announcement that Neflix is renewing The End Of The F***ing World for a second
season, dress as the unique couple, James and Alyssa.
To look like James, go to a local
thrift shop for a red Hawaiian shirt and pair it with oversized denim jeans.
Write the word “PSYCHOPATH” on your forehead, but please leave the hunting
knife murder weapon at home.
Offset & Cardi B

Mens costume ideas for couples offset and cardi b

Cardi B had one of the most
widely discussed pregnancies of 2018. If you and your lady are expecting, you
can take this opportunity to dress as Cardi and Offset at their baby shower.
Wear a black turtleneck and
denim jacket with flashy jewelry, and draw some face tatts. Blast Migos from
your phone all night so people know who you are (if your girl’s fancy dress,
bun, and belly aren’t enough).
Best Friends Men’s Costume
Ideas


Are you and your best friend
going to a Halloween party together? Are you guys trying to come up with
hilarious matching costumes ideas? Make everyone laugh and showcase your
personalities with any of these men’s costume ideas:

Kanye & Lil Pump

2018 men's costume ideas kanye and lil pump

“I Love It” by Kanye West (or
self-proclaimed “ye”) and Lil Pump took the music world by storm last month. If
you’ve seen the music video or their recent SNL performance, then you already
know what this big costume idea is all about.
Purchase puffy suits, gold
chains, and giant slippers for the music video look. You can also
do-it-yourself by getting crafty with two large boxes. For their SNL
performance attire, purchase Fiji Water and Pellegrino costumes online.

World Cup Teams France &
Croatia

men's costume ideas 2018 word cup
The 2018 FIFA World Cup was
one of the biggest sports events of the year. France won the final match
against Croatia by 4-2, granting the country a two-time winner of the World Cup
title.
To dress up as France vs.
Croatia, you and your best friend can either wear countries’ flags colors or
allocate some extra cash to purchasing legit soccer uniforms. Whoever dresses
up as France must wear a crown to deem himself the winner.

Group Costume Ideas

When you’re teaming up with a
group of friends for Halloween, it can be frustrating to get everyone to agree
on one solid idea. Here are a few group costume ideas that are sure to make
each of you stand out:
Queer Eye Fab 5

men's costume ideas for groups queer eye
Released in February 2018,
Queer Eye is a series that anybody can watch and enjoy.
Recruit four other friends,
dapper up with suits and skinny ties, and help spread the important message to
fellow party-goers that this Emmy-winning Netflix reboot promotes: acceptance of
and love for yourself and others.
Black Panther Characters

Men's costume ideas black panther

Due to its phenomenal
screenplay, casting, cultural significance, and various other factors, Black
Panther grossed over $1.3 billion in earnings and broke box-office records
after hitting theaters in February.
Squad up and transform into
these five Marvel characters by getting crafty with war paint. Create the
costumes yourselves with patterned silk scarves and body suits, or purchase the
gear at a costume store.
Crazy Rich Asians

mens costume ideas 2018 crazy rich asians
As the first Hollywood film in
over 20 years to feature an all Asian-American cast, and the highest-grossing
romantic comedy in a decade, Crazy Rich Asians was a knockout film.
Mirror the frills and style of
this outlandishly endearing cast by sporting suit and tie. In this case, the
more extravagant patterns the better. Print designer labels and stick them all
over your clothing.
You can go with any of these
2018 men’s costume ideas and receive outstanding reactions when you walk into a
Halloween party.
How many costumes would you be
able to recognize on this list? Let us know in the comments below.
Morgan Mandriota

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Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.