Do you have your Halloween costume picked out yet? If not, don’t sweat it! With a beard, you’re halfway to an amazing Halloween costume.
Here’s why: You can quickly transform your beard into any number of looks, without the need for an expensive costume. Have a leather jacket? Grab a bandana, style your beard with some beard balm, and voila! You’re a badass motorcyclist. Wondering what to do with that old yellow rain coat? Go as a weathered tugboat captain, and use your beard comb to comb it down for that wiry, unruly look.
Bottom line: You don’t have to go crazy to crush it on Halloween this year. These 14 costume ideas for guys with beards are easy, quick and you can probably pull them off with stuff you’ve got laying around the house.
Arg! This costume is a classic, and if you’re in a pinch, Ol’ Black Beard is super easy look to pull off. All you need is a drawstring shirt, black trousers, and a burly belt. (An eyepatch certainly helps, too.)
How to Style Your Beard: Pirates beards come in all different shapes and sizes. A few ideas: Add a braid at the chin ala Jack Sparrow, or use your beard brush to comb it out for a fuller look.
A badass biker is the perfect solution if you’re hours from the Halloween party without a costume to wear. Don your favorite black leather jacket, a pair of jeans and a white T-shirt. And top the look off with a pair of sunglasses and a bandana.
How to Style Your Beard: Use your barber scissors to trim a ducktail beard for that Sons of Anarchy look.
Chances are you don’t have a Kelly-green coat and stovepipe hat laying around. But if you do (or you want to buy one), go as a lucky leprechaun. An added bonus: You can wear the costume again on St. Pat’s.
How to Style Your Beard: Go with a full chinstrap beard (sans mustache) and dye it orange.
4. Bad Santa
As Santa, you’ll be the star of the party. But you don’t have to go as a saintly Old Saint Nick. Give your Santa a bit of an edge like Billy Bob Thorton.
How to Style Your Beard: Dye your beard white and let it grow. This is the perfect costume, if you’re rocking a "yeard" (a year-old beard).
5. British Aristocrat
Dust off your tailcoat and grab a Colonial blouse and rock the night away as an Earl or Duke. Just make sure you keep your nose in the air all night.
How to Style Your Beard: A Verdi beard with a rolled mustache is perfect for the snooty artistocrat.
6. 70s Disco Dude
Get ready to dance the night away in this costume. Rock a leisure suit (like the Beegees) or some bellbottom jeans and a sleeveless tank, and you’ve got it made.
How to Style Your Beard: Just give your beard a trim with your barber scissors and you’ll be good to go.
A great beard-mustache combo is essential for an authentic steampunk look. Head to the party dressed as a steampunk conductor: All you need is a Victorian-inspired getup, some steampunk goggles, and you’re all set.
How to Style Your Beard: The classic Verdi with the ends of your mustache rolled tight is quintessential steampunk.
8. Rock Star
Whether you’re inspired by the guys of ZZ Top or 80s hair metal icons, the rock star look is always in style. To do it right, grab a leather jacket, lots of jewelry, a bandana, and get ready to head bang all night.
You can’t go wrong with a Game of Thrones theme in 2019. So whether you plan to go as the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, or Drogo, you can’t go wrong.
How to Style Your Beard: Go with a long, flowing look and add a braid at the chin.
10. Renaissance Noble
Head back to the Middle Ages and be Lord of the party. A great Renaissance costume requires a plush, velvety jacket or tunic, some tights and a Robin Hood hat to match.
How to Style Your Beard: A super-long ducktail beard is perfect for any Renaissance-inspired costume.
11. Pro Wrestler
All the best pro wrestlers have beards. Macho Man Randy Savage, Big Show, Daniel Bryan all rock burly beards, and whether you’re going as a WWE superstar or a made-up brawler, a beard will help you sell it.
How to Style Your Beard: The bigger the better. Use your beard brush to give it some brawn.
12. Garden Gnome
This isn’t just a great costume for bearded gentlemen; it’s also the perfect couples' (or even family) costume. Just grab a blue shirt, a big golden buckle belt, a pointy red hat, and pointed-toe shoes (if you can find a pair), and you’re good to go.
How to Style Your Beard: Dye it white and go with a burly Old Dutch beard.
13. Sea Captain
Head out as Captain Ahab or the Gorton’s Fisherman. You can pull it off with a comfy cableknit turtle neck sweater or your bright yellow rain coat.
How to Style Your Beard: Use your beard comb for that wiry look, and add a little gray to it.
Every wizard – from Gandalf, to Dumbledore – has an epic beard. So if you've already got an awesome beard, you're basically 95% of the way to being a wizard. Just add a cool robe, a staff and a wizard hat and you're good to go.
How to Style Your Beard: The longer the better; go crazy with the white dye for that classic Gandalf look.
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