Believe it or not, a lot of people actually spend months and months (and months) preparing perfect Halloween costumes. However, if (like 96 percent of us here at GQ) you’re not that way inclined, then just look in your wardrobe ahead of the evening and work with what you’ve already got.
There’s plenty in there that can form the basis of an easy, digestible men’s Halloween costume that requires minimal damage to the bank account. And so, we’ve rounded up the best low-hanging fruit from the realms of film, fashion, and beyond to make your costume—and your night—a successful one. (A word of advice: If you’re concerned that a person of your complexion can’t pull off one of these costumes, you’re probably right.) Happy Halloween, folks.