October has finally arrived, bringing with it autumn leaves, pumpkin-flavored drinks, and the approach of Halloween. No matter what age you are, Halloween is a holiday that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re excited about the piles of free candy or about the rocking Halloween party you’re going to attend, this end of October event is definitely something to get excited about. Of course, one inevitably has to go through the trials and tribulations of trying to find a great Halloween costume. For men, this can sometimes be especially challenging – you may not feel as if you have as many options as the ladies do. However, that doesn’t have to be the case this year! Browse our list below for some Halloween 2013 costume ideas that will keep you looking classy all night long.
1. Jay Gatsby
When “The Great Gatsby” came out in theaters in May 2013, it was a huge hit. Women everywhere swooned over Leonardo DiCaprio’s portrayal of the dashing Jay Gatsby, an elusive millionaire. Not only does Jay Gatsby have money, but he has style, as well! The look is easy to replicate in a white tuxedo with a notch lapel. For bonus points, wear your hair slicked back and have a cocktail in your hand at all times. If you’re doing a couple’s costume, have your date dress up as Daisy Buchanan! Maybe you can buy her a new pearl necklace or bracelet for this occasion.
2. James Bond
People from all generations know and love James Bond. Dressing as James Bond is a popular Halloween choice each year, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t own it! Your first order of business is to find yourself a classic black tuxedo. Make sure that it fits well and complements your body – the real James Bond wouldn’t be seen looking sloppy! Finish the look with a subtle black bow tie , and accessories such as a silver wristwatch and a fake plastic hand-gun for added effect. If you have your heart set on a James Bond Halloween costume but don’t want to spend a fortune on it, consider recycling a past tuxedo.
3. Put Together Party Animal
Want to wear a really creative, crazy costume, but still want to look sharp and classy at the same time? Luckily for you, this is totally possible! There are plenty of novelty tuxedo vests that can really add a kick to your 2013 Halloween costume. These vests can be worn on their own with dress pants or with a jacket over them, depending on how formal you want to be.
Consider this costume idea: invest in a leopard print tuxedo vest, pair it with black tuxedo pants, and go shirtless underneath it. If you’re feeling really inspired, add a pair of cat ears and use face paint to add whiskers. Take a look in the mirror, and boom, you have yourself a classy party animal costume! You’ll have a great time prowling the dance floor in your DIY leopard costume.