I hope by this time you’ve already got your costume(s) planned for next weekend, but in case you’re one of those typical “procrastinating boys”, we’ve put together a few ideas. It’s the one day a year you truly get to be who you’ve always wanted to.
It’d be a shame for any of us young men (and women) to think we’re too old to dress up and not take advantage. Come on, live a little! While we’re a little late, hopefully this gets your creative juices flowing in time for the big day:
Expectation setting – every year I find a decent costume online or in a store and I’m sticker shocked by the outrageous price. Supply and demand boys! Get used to it and be ready to drop $50+ for anything worth wearing.
Group Ideas FTB
Boy Scouts – some of you may know how epic of a display the boys at EF Tours in Boston put on last year. Every guy on their sales and customer service team secretly planned to all be Boy Scouts and take the office competition by storm. They ended up winning box seats to a Bruins and Celtics game! Let this be a lesson – power in numbers. Costumes were relatively cheap. Make sure to buy early as they sold out.
Indy special teams – for those from Boston, we were all slightly worked by how the game last weekend wasn’t a blowout. It was looking like a legit game… until Indy’s special teams tried to pull a fast one. Someone’s gotta capitalize on this, boys! Can’t be hard to put together: buy some blue socks, find that old pair of baseball (or football) pants, buy this jersey, wear eye black (burn a wine cork), and look like these two idiots:
Ninja turtles – always a classic and well received if you actually buy the costumes. Great for a gaggle of four. Lots of options here:
Trump – wig, suit you own, smirks, done. You’ll look like this handsome shmuck in no time.
The Gronk Spike – find a Gronk jersey if you don’t own one and buy a large spike for your head. You could find a cylinder cone, throw it upside down and cover it in tin foil. Or snag a street cone, cut two eye holes and wear it on your shoulders after wrapping. Or be extremely lazy and just buy a birthday cone/hat.
And there it is folks. Best of luck to you all this Halloween. We wish you a sweet and scary one!