I love Halloween, but I hate the annual brainstorming session that accompanies the Halloween holiday, starting weeks prior. My biggest issue is that I’m a grade-A cheapskate. I refuse to pay an arm and a leg for an expensive costume, if I can–by my sheer creativity–come up with something on a shoestring. I would liken my Halloween costume hunting behavior to George Costanza’s philosophy on paying for parking:

Why should I pay, when if I apply myself, maybe I’ll get it for free.

Yes, the same could be said for costumes. So, as you browse through this list, keep that frugal sentiment in mind because I typically don’t pay for a costume unless I absolutely have to.

This list is broken down into two very distinct parts:

  1. Halloween Costumes Ideas for those that will be shaving more than normal
  2. Halloween Costume Ideas for those that will be shaving less than normal

Halloween Costume Ideas for Those Shaving More Than Normal

Jason Alexander (George Costanza)

I thought it only fitting to include him first because he is referenced in the above video. 

Uncle Fester

Yul Brynner

Mr. Clean

Sinead O’Connor

Patrick Stewart (aka Jean Luc Picard)

Jason Statham

Rupaul –either version, depending on whether you want to simply shave your head or manscape your entire body.

Duane “The Rock” Johnson

Halloween Costume Ideas for Those Shaving Less Than Normal

Zach Galifianakis (in his natural element)

Nacho Libre (Jack Black)

Grizzly Adams

Abraham Lincoln

Gandalf the Grey

Mr T. — “I pity the fo!”

Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp)

Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane)


Whether you think shaving more or shaving less is going to help your Halloween costume game, depends on the look you would like to sport. I can tell you that there is a big difference between a quick head-shave and taking the time to grow your beard out to Hagrid proportions. Planning ahead will be helpful, but in the case of shaving your head, you may want to plan on time to grow your hair back in the odd event that you may need it for something (say a job interview) in the coming six months.

And, if you’ve never done it before you will most certainly want to make sure you look good bald. Believe me, some people can pull it off much better than others. What type of body hair Halloween costume ideas did we miss in this list? Please place them below in the comments!

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