18 Halloween Costume Ideas That Will Actually Terrify Him


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As the years progress, our scary childhood costumes become a thing of the past while we make way for stilettos and short skirts. The concept of having a legitimately scary costume has gone out the window, and girls now revert to the ever so obvious sexy kitten or slutty Disney princess. I say we bring the old ways back, and try our hardest to scare our friends, or, more specifically, our special male friends. Never underestimate the hilarity behind giving your guy a good scare, because sending a chill down his spine every once and a while will be sure to keep him on his toes (and provide endless entertainment for you, which is of the upmost importance). Here are a few ideas that are sure to send him running in the opposite direction this Halloween.

  1. Borrow all of your friend’s cats and show up as a crazy cat lady. Keep them all on leashes and assign them names like “buttercup” and “Ryan Gosling” to maximize the crazy.
  2. Dress as his mom by tossing on a short wig and some boot cut jeans. Spend the night reminding him that he has an exam next week and he should really be home, studying.
  3. Go as a bride, but buy an actual wedding dress instead of a costume. Don’t forget that shouting “Commitment!” is much scarier than “Boo!”.
  4. Wear an apron and pearls. Tell him you’re dressed as, “A wealthy stay at home wife,” or, more specifically, your future role in the relationship.
  5. Buy a Cinderella costume and act totally normal. Shortly before midnight, chuck your stiletto at him and run away.
  6. Cover yourself in fake blood and carry around a butcher knife. Constantly threaten him throughout the night, and when he asks what you’re dressed as, tell him, “Me, if we ever break up.”
  7. Dress as Cruella DeVil. Spend the night stroking his hair and commenting on what a nice coat it would make.
  8. Find a blue bird costume and go as “Twitter.” Constantly throw gold stars at him and scream “RT” every time he says something.
  9. Stuff a pillow under your shirt and attach a sign to your belly that say’s “(insert poor dude’s name here)’s child.”
  10. Cut leg holes in the bottom of a trash can and wear the object for the night. Tell him you’re dressed as, “every girl he’s been with, up until now.”
  11. Be Daisy Buchanan, and have him dress as Gatsby. Keep reminding him that Gatsby died for loving her too much.
  12. Dress as a sexy nun, and deny him sex at the end of the night.
  13. Wear all black and tape a sign to you that says “Your responsibilities.” Spend the night hanging off his shoulders, weighing him down and ruining the party.
  14. Be your dad, and keep reminding him that he has your blessing.
  15. Go as yourself after a successful divorce where you won everything and left him piss poor. Dress head to toe in designer clothes and spend the entire night talking about your house in the Hamptons.
  16. Buy an orange jumpsuit and some handcuffs. When he asks what you did to wind up in jail, tell him that you found out another girl had a crush on him and you “took care of it.”
  17. Dress as Bella Swan. Continuously call him Edward and ask him to please bite you so that you two can start your supernatural lives together.
  18. Get a group of your friends to dress as each one of his ex girlfriends. Periodically beat the shit out of each of them as the night progresses. 
Lucky Jo is much less medicated than her mother and sister, and she tends to think that’s a good thing. She's the newest full-time addition to the Grandex office, which is probably why they gave her the shittiest desk. In her free time she enjoys scaring small children, judging her peers, and condescendingly talking to GDIs at Starbucks. Follow her on twitter for cat memes and complaints. Email her at lucy@grandex.co.

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