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Halloween is one of the best holidays for kids thanks to its focus on free candy, dressing up in costumes, and going out after dark. But that doesn’t mean the fun stops once you become an adult. It just means that the costumes get bigger and you can buy your own candy, which sounds like a negative but is actually a positive (no more wasting time on lame candy corn when you can get straight to the good stuff).
Whether you’re dressing up for a costume party, want to show a little Halloween spirit (boooo!) at work, or like to get in on the fun with trick or treaters, these costumes will both terrify and delight (and some are even comfy too).
From freaky to funny, these adult costumes are guaranteed Halloween party hits
DINO FUNFor a costume that is a hit at any Halloween or wedding party, the inflatable Jurassic World T-Rex costume is truly an outfit for any occasion. Except driving. Don’t drive in this costume.
Rubie's Costume Men's Jurassic World T-Rex Inflatable Costume, from $49 at Amazon. Amazon
A TWO-IN-ONE DINOSAUR PAJAMA COSTUMEIf you want to go the more comfortable dinosaur costume route, we recommend the unisex dinosaur pajamas, which are both a costume, and the thing you can wear to bed when you’ve had too much candy or ‘candy.’ That means alcohol. Stay hydrated!
Honeystore Unisex Costume, $43 at Amazon. Amazon
JUST ADD A HATA witch’s hat is the quickest and easiest way to make a Halloween costume without spending much time or money. Add one witch’s hat to an all-black outfit, throw in the odd cackle, and cast a spell or two on a small unruly child for good measure.
Leg Avenue Women's Large Ruched Witch Hat, $33 at Amazon. Amazon
YOU'RE ALL SHOOK UPThe great thing about an Elvis Presley impression is that even bad ones are still passable. Just shake your leg, lift your lip, throw in a ‘thank you very much’ and enjoy wearing a costume that anyone can identify.
Rubie's Elvis Now Deluxe Aloha Costume, $62 at Amazon. Amazon
FEEL THE NEED FOR SPEEDWhat’s that? There’s a new Top Gun movie starring Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Miles Teller and Jennifer Connelly coming out June 26, 2020 and titled Top Gun: Maverick? No, we weren’t aware, why do you ask, Goose?
Leg Avenue Top Gun Flight Suit Men's Costume, from $72 at Amazon. Amazon
Why so serious?The great thing about investing in a Joker costume is that it becomes relevant again every 5-10 years.
Rubie's Costume Batman The Dark Knight Deluxe Joker, $80 at Amazon. Amazon
DON'T KISS THE CHEFWe don’t think anyone will be sending their food back to your kitchen as the bloody cook, which reinforces why it’s always a good idea to give your compliments to the chef.
Halloween Bloody Butcher Costume, from $19 at Amazon. Amazon
WAKANDA FOREVERIt’s Wakanda Forever, or at least on October 31 with this T’Challa/Black Panther costume. Be the saviour of a nation and reap the rewards in free candy with a costume that comes with a chest plate, jumpsuit, boot covers, and lots of respect.
Rubie's Mens’ Deluxe Black Panther Costume, $63 at Amazon. Amazon
THE INNOVATORWho runs Wakanda? Shuri. Sorry, Blank Panther…with A LOT of help from his little sister Shuri.
Rubie's Women's Deluxe Shuri Costume, $47 from Amazon. Amazon
TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADERIf you want a costume that is part alien, part grim reaper, part ghost, and 100 per cent inflatable, we’ve found your match. Also, you have very specific taste.
Xnferty Halloween Costume, $31 at Amazon. Amazon
With great power comes great merchandising opportunityIf you like your superheroes with a lot of attitude, some major facial scarring and a well-earned R-rating, then you’re going to love this Deadpool costume.
Rubies Men's Marvel Universe Deadpool Costume, $53 at Amazon. Amazon
A TRUE MILLENNIALOh what, you don’t think avocados are scary enough for Halloween? Ever spent $10 on three avocados only to get them home and realize you missed their freshness window by minutes? Terrifying.
Boo Inc. Fresh Avocado Halloween Costume, $30 at Amazon. Amazon
Hiya, Georgie! Aren't you gonna say hello?Why should you stick to a traditional 'male' Pennywise for Halloween? This is an equal opportunity holiday which means equal opportunity to give your co-workers nervous sweats during the company Halloween party.
Leg Avenue Women's Scary Clown Costume, $62 at Amazon. Amazon