Halloween and cosplay events give both men and women a chance to dress up as whatever they want and truly express themselves. Nevertheless, one must not forget that there are countless ideas to be considered when searching for a good costume and looking for an inspiration.

This article will give you a detailed overview and act as a comprehensive guide as to how you can dress up for Halloween or cosplay. This guide is specifically suited to you if you are a black man digging for some useful ideas.

1.  MICHAEL JACKSON FROM THRILLER:

Admit it, this name probably popped up in your mind first and foremost when you started thinking about a costume for Halloween. Well, the King of Pop was not always a fair-toned man, he was also black when he was young. Not to forget the fact that he is a popular musician who is recognized by a lot of people globally, be it a young kid or an old person. As such, a King of Pop costumeis every black man’s dream.

In fact, every year on Halloween, many men dress up as the King of Pop. If you want to take a step ahead, why not dress in his bright, orange suit from the famous song ‘Thriller’? Sounds like the perfect idea for Halloween as it is a scary yet stylish look!

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2.  GUSTAVO FRING FROM BREAKING BAD:

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In case you do not know, Gustavo Fring was a boss in Breaking Bad. Gustavo Fring would be more suitable as a cosplay character as you might want to look more scary or funky on Halloween while Fring is a sober personality. Take on the character’s look by wearing a yellow suit and frameless glasses, and you’re all set to go!

3.  GERALD FROM HEY, ARNOLD!

If you’re looking to goof around this Halloween, then Gerald is your ideal Halloween character to dress up as. ‘Hey, Arnold!’ is a 90’s show and it was the most favorite show of a lot of children at that time; a show that is still watched by many adults today to recount the old memories. The main characters of the cast may be Arnold and Helga, but that doesn’t mean that we forget Arnold’s best friend Gerald. To refresh your memory, Gerald is the skinny kid from show with a very high hairstyle.

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4.  LUKE CAGE FROM THE DEFENDERS:

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One of the latest additions to the famous Marvel cast is that of Luke Cage. Luke Cage is a black man who is tall and sturdy on the outside, but very soft and kind hearted on the inside. If you want to imitate someone, and you’ve run out of options on Halloween this year; Luke Cage is a great character to look up. The bright-yellow shirt will be enough to make you recognizable this Halloween!

5.  DIY PRINCE FROM PURPLE RAIN:

One of the music icons you can imitate is none other than everyone’s favorite – Prince. For a cosplay, you can dress up as his vintage-like outlook from the music video Purple Rain. His whole outfit is purple-themed and don’t forget to wear those glasses and hold a guitar to tune in to your favorite song!

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6.  NICK FURY – THE AVENGERS:

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If you are an Avengers fan, there is a high probability that you like Nick Fury too for The Avengers would be incomplete without him. Not to forget that Nick Fury has protected Mother Earth from aliens and if it were not for him, the world would have ceased to exist because of the aliens’ attack. He holds the position as a leader of the team S.H.I.E.L.D. Nick’s distinguishing feature is that while he doesn’t have any superpowers, his dominant personality makes men tremble with fear and act subservient to him.

7.  ARTHUR ASHE:

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A sports cosplay sounds like a perfect idea, right? You can easily turn this idea into reality by dressing up as Arthur Ashe and playing on the courts on Halloween. So, don’t wait and pull your racket and shuttlecock out of that old box to get ready for your next tennis match! Your sunglasses will complete the Ashe look so wear them too. Looks like someone is going to get popular very soon, good luck!

8.  WILL SMITH FROM FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR:

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Just by the looks of it, you can easily tell that Will Smith is an easy-going, street-smart teen who has the charismatic ability to make people like him – something which happened in the 1990s. The 1990s audience (now adults, obviously) wish to dress up as their favorite character, whether it is a cosplay or Halloween.  You can decide what type of styles you prefer; a sophisticated look or the “outgoing type” Will.                                                                                                       

9.  T’CHALLA – BLACK PANTHER:

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When it comes to a cast of African-Americans, superhero movie lovers would think of the famous Marvel movie “Black Panther”. Once they think of it, their mind wanders to the heroic-personality of none other than T’Challa. What is better for Black Panther lovers than dressing up as T’Challa for a successful cosplay or at the special occasion of Halloween? Take a look at this iconic figure, and you will be nothing short of impressed!

10.  RUN DMC:

Another African-American costume that can be worn is that of ‘Run DMC’. This hip-hop trio makes us go crazy. RUN DMC has a high net-worth and what’s important to note is that their black outfits are very simple to imitate and very easy to make yourself. Gear up to wear that Adidas suit, your bucket hat and favorite sneakers to be like one of them!

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