Funniest Halloween Costumes for Dudes.

Halloween is less than a week away and I have to admit, my lack of preparation for the date is WAY spookier than anything I’m likely to see on that night.

Those of you that are familiar with the pBd Halloween traditions know that, where we come from, Halloween is sort of a big deal.

Not because we love the holiday all that much, just because we have this party.

For our neighborhood.

Every year for the past 5 straight.

It’s expected.  It’s anticipated.  It’s tradition.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t mess with traditions.

Plus?  I love it.  I really, really do.

I just don’t love cleaning my house.  Or coming up with knock-your-socks-off décor.  And yummy treats that make people want to hi-five me with their bellies.

I like all of those things to happen, because I love people to um, love me.  I just don’t like being in charge of the behind the scenes ugly of actually making things happen.

I need a party fairy.  Who is free and also amazing.  One that will do all of the work and leave me all of the glory.

Know where I can get one of those?

Yeah, me neither.

But, I do know a thing or two about fantastic costumes for kids.  The kind that will maybe make your kids hate you a little, but will simultaneously make all of your non-judgy mom and dad friends fist bump you for being so cool.

4 Halloween Costumes Your Kids Won’t Have the Sense to Appreciate For Awesome Kids

1.  A shirtless werewolf or a sparkly vampire.  None of The Dudes could pull off an Edwardian vamp, but a shirtless werewolf with a chip on his shoulder?  Oh, we’ve so got this…

jacob black halloween costume

My kids are actually huge Twihards thanks to my undying devotion as a 29-ish year old fangirl.  The even play Twilight with the girls on our street and fight over who gets to be Edward and who has to be Jacob.  Everyone appreciates glitter!

2.  An indie rocker.  When #3 informed me that he was gonna be a rockstar when he grew up, I have a sneaking suspicion that he maybe meant the other kind.  You know, with the latex pants and the leather jackets (What? We sorta have a thing for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and old school Guns and Roses).  But, this kind is just so him…

rockstar costume kid

3.  A nerd.  With the high waters, and the glasses, and the finger in the nose?!  Okay, so the nose picking part is optional.

nerd halloween costume 

4.  Napoleon Dynamite.  With sweet jumps and a pocket full of tots preferably.

napolean dynomite halloween

5.  Just let them be whatever the heck THEY want.  In our case, that’s two dead things and an extraterrestrial.

halloween 2012

Want to peep even more of our ideas?  These and a few other of our Halloween ideas are being featured on the Ouidad Blog today!

*pBd Admits It’s Free: The Toyota Camry is a loaner courtesy of my participation in the TWIN (Toyota Women’s Influencer Network).  It will be here for Halloween and it might be wearing a costume.  We’ll have to see about that!  Everything else was handmade or bought with my one cheese in case you were wondering.


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  3. says

    Lazy party planner secret #8 (there aren’t more than that because I’m lazy): Don’t get the house THAT clean, because those people are going to track in all sorts of stuff, and spill and drop food and whatever and you are going to have to REALLY clean after they leave. So vac and dust and to the bathrooms; save your energy for pulling the ring pull on the bean dip and changing the porch light to a purple bulb.

    Sheesh your kids are cute. My mom was the world’s best at the homemade costume. It was not beyond her commitment to her child to smoke a cigar to give me a stogey for my hobo costume.

  4. says

    My kids are so specific about what they want to be. It was more fun when they were little and didn’t have opinions. We will have one green power ranger and one rock star/70’s chick. I’m going to try to dress up as Mable from Gravity Falls (because I’m cooler than my kids).

    • Dumb Mom says

      Get this. #2 who is almost 8, actually told me to just pick him a costume, don’t tell him, and surprise him with it. He was very excited about his alien.

  5. says

    I had so many great plans for our house looking amazing for Halloween. It didn’t work out this year, too busy. Hopefully next year!

    I love all the costume ideas, I am just not that creative!

    Stopping by from Mama Kat’s!

  6. says

    My ten year old has been telling me for weeks that she wants to be a giant Gummi Bear for Halloween. Whaddaheck?! I am so not crafty mom. Thank god she changed her mind. #gratefulforninjas

  7. says

    My son was going to be a ninja like he was last year. Last night he informed me that he wants to be Frankenstein. Ooooook I haven’t gone costume shopping and he wants something very specific. This should be fun. lol I love your ideas and if you come across any helpful fairies, please send them my way! Dropping by from mama kat’s

  8. says

    I’m loving Napoleon Dynamite. I saw that on another website recently. Too funny!!

    Buddy has the exact same costume as #1. Because he doesn’t have school next week, they are doing his Halloween party today. He wasn’t allowed to wear the mask (no masks, blood, or weapons at school), so he’s rocking the evil jester sans mask.

  9. says

    We’re doing ninjas this year, mainly because we’re poor…uh, financially challenged thanks to unemployment. But hey, the minute we suggested it, they went for it. :) “2 dead things and an extraterrestrial”…lol

    • Dumb Mom says

      We did ninja last year. This is actually the first year I bought the younger 2 costumes. They were sick of being whatever their brother had chosen the year before. I need to do a Halloween costume swap next year. I swear we have at 11 of those things laying around here.


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