First off, growing a beard is respectable. Major props, and now that you have one, might as well make it part of your Halloween costume. Here are the best beard Halloween costumes that will show off the most impressive part of your body–that glorious beard.
14 Magnificent Beard Halloween Costumes
Whether your facial hair is long or short, bushy or trimmed, a lumberjack is the perfect Halloween costume for you! And you probably have everything you need already in your closet, perhaps with the exception of a sturdy pair of suspenders. All you need is a plaid shirt, your favorite jeans, a beanie, and a fake axe and you’re set.
2. Bob Ross
This mellow painter was known for his perfectly frizzy, afro-like hair and beard and you can pull off this easy beard Halloween costume with an afro wig, light blue shirt, and a paint palette you can pick up from any craft store.
3. Tom Hanks in Castaway
A classic movie character that will transcend time, Tom Hanks’s character Chuck Noland in the movie Castaway is an amazing beard costume to pull off if you can. This requires a fairly unkempt face of fur, so prepare as needed. Besides the long hair and beard, you’ll need a volleyball named Wilson, and a very distressed loin cloth.
Hugh Jackman in X-Men’s Wolverine has a very distinctive beard and if you have mad grooming skills, this could be a very impressive beard Halloween costume. Here are some fun Wolverine accessories (including foam claws!) that will complete the package.
I don’t know many people who can accomplish a Gandalf-acceptable beard, but if you can…this costume is epic! And if not, this beard kit is a very affordable alternative to painstakingly not shaving for a year. Just saying.
Merlin’s beard, this would be a fun Halloween costume! It takes decades to grow a beard this ancient, so you might want to opt for one of these quick fix Dumbledore options.
7. Mr. T
I pity the fool who will pass up this amazing beard Halloween costume. I mean, that patriotic t-shirt and massive chain is a must! This vest would be a good addition.
8. Chuck Norris
I remember watching Walker Texas Ranger as a kid and afterward, my brothers and I would have karate-kicking matches that would make my mom yell at us to knock it off. If you’ve got a beard that could take a roundhouse kick to the chops, then you owe it to Chuck Norris to pull off this costume.
9. Forrest Gump
Perhaps the best part of Forrest Gump is when he engages on a cross-country run and his beard gets longer and longer each state line he crosses. Grab yourself a pair of short red running shorts and a Bubba Gump hat. If you have the beard, it won’t take much else to finish the look.
10. Abraham Lincoln
It takes a closer look to see why Abraham Lincoln’s beard is so unique…he had no mustache! This would be a fun beard costume to pull off if you were game to shave the ‘stache. The bow tie is non-negotiable.
11. ZZ Top
This famous rocker had a beard almost as notable. There aren’t many people nailing a ZZ Top Halloween costume, and maybe because a beard this epic takes decades to grow. If you can’t wait that long, try this close second.
12. Obi-Wan Kenobi
Put your beard force to good use by dressing up as Obi-Wan Kenobi, who had a handsome face full of hair. Here’s a little costume help if you need inspiration.
13. Rick Grimes from the Walking Dead
Walkers don’t stand a chance around Rick Grimes from the TV show The Walking Dead. He has subtle stubble that would be easy to whip into shape for Halloween. You’d need a bloodied-up sheriff’s costume to complete the look.
14. Jack Sparrow
This beard Halloween costume will require some fancy braiding skills, and while I don’t know many beard braiders out there, I’m sure there is a YouTube video showcasing the finer details of beard braiding. Oh wait, there is! Kind of weird, but strangely satisfying.
Well, there you have it. If you’ve ever wondered how many beard Halloween costume possibilities there are, this is just the tip of the iceberg. If you’ve got fur on your face, you’re at a great advantage, sir. Showcase that glorious facial hair this Halloween!