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15 Super Easy College Halloween Costumes for Guys

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It’s finally Halloween season and there is no better time or place better for it than college.  Even so, whether you’re a freshman without ideas or a senior who’s done it all, finding easy Halloween costumes for guys is a chore. 

You don’t want to be left out of the fun, but you just haven’t found that perfect combination of clever, simple and fun that will kill it at the party. 

This article lists some of the best ideas around for Halloween costumes for guys that will take minimal effort. 

1. Superman/Clark Kent

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DC Comics Superman Classic Logo Men's T-shirt, Small, Blue
  • Officially licensed merchandise
  • Authentic Designs with Detailed Artwork.


Dressing like a superhero is kind of a major investment. However, a Clark Kent and Superman combo is perfect for anyone who wants to make a comic book splash without going full tilt. 

All you need is office apparel, glasses, and a Superman shirt. The result is a costume that takes no time to put together and looks clever for referencing Superman’s secret identity. 

2. Arnold and Gerald

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Hanes Men's EcoSmart Sweatshirt, ash, Small
  • Cozy 7.8-ounce fleece made with up to 5 percent polyester created from recycled plastic
  • Pill-resistant fabric with high-stitch density for durability
  • Lay flat collar keeps its shape wash after wash
  • All the comfort of Hanes with our famous tag-free collar
  • Either tagless or with easily remove the tear away tag for comfort


Arnold and Gerald are peak millennial nostalgia. A teal sweater, red plaid shirt, jeans, and sneakers will make the bulk of Arnold’s costume. 

A red sweater with the number 33 in white, jeans, and sneakers will do for Gerald. After that, it’s just a matter of basic paper arts and crafts to get the heads and hair right.

The Hey Arnold! cast in general offers some seriously easy costumes for guys. 

3. Brawny Paper Towel Man

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Alimens & Gentle Men's Button Down Regular Fit Long Sleeve Plaid Flannel Casual Shirts Color: Red, Size: X-Small
  • Pocket: Two Styles of Pocket Design - One Left Pocket and Both Side Pockets Available. The Two Pockets styles are Produced with 10oz Thick Flannel Fabric.
  • Color: All Colors In Stock, Wholesale Order Available, Customize Order Available.
  • Fits True to Size And Regular Fit Style Make You Feel Good and Conformtable When Wearing;
  • Produced By Soft Cotton Fabric Which Gives Most Comfortable Wear;
  • Dry, Laundry, Machine washable / handwash in cold water. Hang dry and Low iron if necessary.


If you’re a young college-aged man, then there’s a pretty good chance you own red flannel and have at least the beginning stages of a beard. If so, the Brawny Paper Towel Man might just be your best bet. 

Add on blue jeans, boots, and a brown belt and all that’s left is a little hair gel and an actual roll of Brawny paper towels to seal the deal. 

Related: 70 Genius College Halloween Costume Ideas for Girls

4. Chick Magnet

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If you’re willing to put in just a little bit more effort, Chick Magnet is a wonderfully groan-worthy idea. It’s a classic example of a common colloquialism and taken literally. 

All you need is to make paper or cloth magnet big enough to wrap around your shoulders. Finish it by super gluing some cutout or plushy chicks on the end and you’re golden.  

5. One Night Stand

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Hiasan Checkered Tablecloth Rectangle - Stain Resistant, Waterproof and Washable Table Cloth Gingham for Outdoor Picnic, Holiday Dinner, 60 x 120 Inch, Grey and White
  • Premium Fabrics: Hiasan checkered tablecloths are made of high quality durable polyester. Your package will include 1 grey and white Gingham table cloth measuring 60 W by 120 L inch.
  • Waterproof and Spill-proof Table Cloths: Featuring a fade and tear resistant polyester fabric, our table covers easily protect your tables and furniture from scratches, stains and sun rays.
  • Decorative Table Covers: These plaid tablecloths are applicable for any indoor and outdoor dining occasion either for decorative or functional uses (Cafes, dinners, brunches, Potlucks, picnics and more).
  • Multipurpose: Our stain resistant table cover is fit for every oblong table (Tea table, dining table, farm table, coffee table and more).
  • Easy Cleaning Instructions: All liquids, even wine, can be quickly wiped clean with a wet cloth or napkin. Machine washable, no bleach.


Once again, a common phrase taken literally is one of the simplest ways to put together a solid costume. In this case, all you need to do is dress up like an actual nightstand. 

It just takes is a square piece of wood or particleboard with a hole cut out of it. Add a tablecloth and some typical nightstand-y items and it’s all set. 

6. God’s Gift to Women

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Hallmark All Occasion Wrapping Paper Bundle with Cut Lines on Reverse - Dark Blue and Gold Stripes (3-Pack: 105 sq. ft. ttl.) for Christmas, Hanukkah, Birthdays, Graduations, Father's Day, Weddings
  • Each roll in this 3-pack of premium wrapping paper measures 30 inches wide by 14 feet long for 35 square feet per roll. 105 square feet total in the set.
  • Three striking, metallic designs: Dark blue with gold geometric line design; Dark blue and gold diagonal stripes; Dark blue with gold cross-hatch diamond pattern.
  • Each roll of navy gift wrap features grid lines on the reverse side for straight cutting and perfectly wrapped presents.
  • Classic, versatile designs easily elevate any gift, from birthday and graduation presents to wedding and groomsmen gifts.
  • Crafted from high-quality paper materials, Hallmark's eco-friendly gift wrap is made with paper from well-managed forests. Made in the USA with European paper.


If those dad-joke costumes weren’t simple enough for you, then look no further than God’s Gift to Women. All you need is to get a big box you can wear, wrap it up like a gift and label it “To: Women, From: God.” That’s it. 

Just make sure the irony hits home. You don’t want to be a braggy jerk. 

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7. Men In Black

So maybe it’s the day before Halloween and you haven’t given a second thought to what you’re going to wear to the party. Fear not, you can still eke by with a basic Men In Black get-up. 

A black suit and tie are all it takes to make the bulk of it. Throw on some matching black sunglasses and create a neuralyzer out of tin foil and you’re party-ready! 

8. Twister Board

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WinSpin 24" Twister Game Spinner Template Body Twister Moves Board Sport Twisting Game Group Game for Parties and Events
  • [Twisting Your Prize Wheel]: 4 delicate printed and distributed templates for twister game, can turn your prize wheel into a fun party game in a moment, serving you a safe home game with your families and friends, ideal for home gatherings, church activities, parties, schools, clubs, exhibitions or supermarkets
  • [Fitting Size]: Fits 24" WinSpin prize wheel, other 24" wheels need hole position adjustment by yourself
  • [Free Circle Combination]: 20pcs 7 7/8" separate color circles for you to design layout according to your places without considering space limits, also for you to DIY circle position arrangement to add challenges and excitement
  • [Self-adhesive Fastener]: Allows circles to be positioned on carpet tightly, achieving anti-skid effect to safeguard your happy time
  • [More Game Ideas for Fun]: Comes with Game Ideas Instruction for providing you lots of fun ideas with your prize wheel; For example, team building by playing traditional twister game


If you’ve got an all-white outfit and you’re feeling just a little bit crafty, then look no further than being a human twister board. Simply pin some colored circles on your clothes and make a basic twister spinner. 

If you want to go the extra mile, put a circle on your crotch and make the spinner hit that color every time. Laughing and eye-rolling are sure to follow. 

9. Error 404

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Error 404 Costume Not Found T-Shirt Funny Lazy Halloween T-Shirt
  • error 404 costume not found t-shirt
  • this funny tee shirt is the perfect costume or outfit for lazy people for halloween 2018. ideal for programmers, coders and computer nerds.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem


Ok so maybe you truly don’t want to put any effort into a costume at all. Even more, you want people to know just how little you worked on it. Well here’s a perfect idea to encapsulate all that cool apathy. 

Gather together a plain white T-shirt and a large sharpie. That’s the hardest part. Now write “Error 404 Costume Not Found” across it. When it comes to Halloween Costumes for Guys, it does not get any easier. 

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10. Netflix and Chill

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Mens Fitness Taco Funny T Shirt Humorous Gym Graphic Novelty Sarcastic Tee Guys (Dark Heather Grey) - S
  • SUPERIOR DESIGN: Crazy Dog T-shirt branded tees are designed and printed in the USA. We screen print our graphic tees with state of the art equipment to ensure vibrant colors and lasting durability. Our awesome funny shirts are the perfect gift for any occasion.
  • NEW FAVORITE SHIRT: We have our tees manufactured to be the best super soft high quality shirts. Our vintage lightweight fitted tees are made from ringspun cotton to get that comfortable fit and feel. Our sarcastic tees have the funniest sayings, while hilarious they are cool at the same time and are perfect when you're binging movies on the couch or chillin at the gym.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: Whether you're cute and adorable or sarcastic and nerdy, get ready to have fun with this graphic tee. Machine washable (wash/iron inside out in cold water/low heat, hang dry,). Larger sizes are available - 3XL 4XL and 5XL – for most novelty designs. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, we will provide an immediate exchange.
  • VIVA MEXICO: This shirt is perfect for Cinco De Mayo, Día de Muertos, celebrating heritage, or simply showing off a love of Mexican food. Everything south of the border is just a little bit more fun with this tee.
  • MENS FIT: This is a men's shirt; Check our other listings for this design in women's and youth sizes. Our tees are slim fit so order a larger shirt if you're between sizes. Larger sizes are available - 3XL 4XL and 5XL – for most designs. Check out all of Crazy Dog T-Shirt tees for funny shirts for men.


If you liked the simplicity of Error 404 but want to up the ante a little, then it’s time to get yourself a red shirt! Next, print out the iconic Netflix logo and grab a bag of ice on your way to the party. 

Voila! You are now Netflix and Chill incarnate. 

11. Identity Thief

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C-Line Pressure Sensitive Peel and Stick Badges, Hello My Name Is, Blue, 3.5 x 2.25 Inches, 100 per Box (92235)
  • Name badges are ideal for small meetings, seminars and conferences
  • Easy to peel off and apply
  • 3-1/2 x 2-1/4 inches
  • Blue
  • 100-count


If you happen to have a stack of stickered name tags lying around or you live near Office Depot, then you’re already 90% done with your Identity Thief costume. Fill out a couple of names and stick them all over your body. 

It’s a perfect costume if you want to do the whole literal phrase thing without yet another sexual angle to it. 

12. Police Officer

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Leg Avenue Women's Police Costume, Black, Medium/Large
  • Quality materials used for all Leg Avenue products
  • 100% designed and tested for the toughest situations and environments
  • Whether you are a professional, recreational user, or even casual, Leg Avenue will fit the mold for all types of people
  • Weave Type: Woven


Here’s one of the most classic easy Halloween Costumes for Guys. Dressing like a police officer is something boys have done since their very first Trick or Treat. You can get it prepackaged from Amazon or just wear all blue with some fake gear.

It’s a great idea for guys who either don’t want to draw too much attention to themselves or want to go full ham with the sexy uniform gambit.

13. Guy Fieri

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Benny's Red Flames Bowling Shirt S
  • 96% polyester, 4% spandex
  • Dry wicking stretch fabric
  • Same print on back



If you’re down to be a little more bombastic, then Guy Fieri will definitely turn some heads. The cheesy goatee and frosted tips are easy to put together. 

If you manage to find that iconic shirt, then all you need are some Oakley’s as the cherry on the sundae. 

14. Egg

The only reason Egg isn’t easier then Error 404 is because you’ll need to use some scissors and yellow paper to complete it. That’s at least 10 more minutes of extra effort. 

A plain white T-shirt with a paper sunny egg is another “Get Out of Jail Free” card for when Halloween sneaks up on you. 

15. 50 Shades of Grey

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Amazon Essentials Men's 2-Pack Slim-Fit Crewneck T-Shirt Shirt, -Anchor/Navy, X-Small
  • Fits close to the body for fitted, slim silhouette
  • Smooth and comfortable lightweight jersey fabric
  • Crew neckline
  • Tag-free
  • An Amazon brand


We couldn’t end this list without throwing in another reference taken literally. Walk into any hardware store and raid the gray section of the paint swatches. Snag up every single one and then throw some glue or pins in your basket. 

Cover yourself in gray swatches and wait for people to finally get it. It’s actually cleverer than you’d expect. Wear a Gray shirt for extra points! 


There you have it. Just about any of these choices could be put together hours before showtime. In the end, all you might need are the clothes you already own and the most basic of arts and crafts kits. 

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Written by The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis is a lifestyle blog about the journey of college to adulting. Here you can find the tips for college, self-improvement, adulting, and more.

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