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Halloween Costume Ideas

Here are some Halloween costume ideas!  All of these costumes could be made by you at home with a little time and effort.  These pictures were taken by me at DragonCon over the past few years.  Some of these pictures have been featured previously here at ONCE UPON A GEEK, but they merit being shown again for Halloween ideas.

A brilliantly funny take on “Iron Man”

Iron Man

Ladies… you can pretty much pick any sexy-looking thing out of your closet and just call it a costume.  No guy is going to argue with you.


A few white cardboard boxes + scissors + tape + black marker = Genius Cardboard Stormtroopers!

Cardboard Troopers

Lego’s and patience are required to make “Lego Fett”

Lego Fett

Red Bathing Suit/Underwear + Blue Wig = Sexy version of Thing 1 & 2 from “Cat in the Hat”

Thing 1 & 2

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Costumes!

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

Hancock Prisoner costume!  Very clever!

Hancock Prisoners

Death from Sandman.  Easy and subtle costume.


Be creative, just don’t expect to always roll a Natural 20.

20 Sided Die

Got a Pirate Flag?  Then you’ve got a costume!

Jolly Roger Girls

Axl Rose!  Mimicking a celebrity can be fun!

Axl Rose

Indiana Jones and friends.  Fairly simple, but immediately recognizable.

Indiana Jones

Build yourself a Wii!  Be your own plaything.  🙂


Duct Tape… check!  You’re done!

Duct Tape Girl

1950s Zombie Family!  Easy and the whole family can play along.

1950s Zombie Family

Life-sized Tetris!


The All-Spark from Transformers. Subtle, but smart.

Transformers All Spark

Sometimes a costume is as easy as just wearing underwear; like this Droog from Clockwork Orange.


Pac-Man Fever!


Funny hats and lots of alcohol are all that’s required for Devo!



Trick or Treat!

22 thoughts on “Halloween Costume Ideas

  1. How I laughed at Iron Man – that was really clever.

    And to Erika: I’ve got some half-chewed red duct tape that Zachary (my dog) nibbled on for a half hour. It’s yours if you take the pics 🙂

  2. Those are really cool. IRON MAN was cool, lego, wii, pacman, tetris was one of my favorite. Loved all of those sexy collections but not the “duct tape”

  3. This really is terrific, my son loves star wars lego and nearly always annoying me about it – your site has solved many of my doubts. Time for lots more browsing!

  4. Loved the Hancock prisoner costume! What a creative idea! These are all great. Glad I found your site. Feel free to visit mine as well!

  5. So the default costume for females is “wear something slutty and call it a costume, nobody will argue”. Excellent.

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