In today’s post: Find 10 ideas for easy Halloween costumes for teen boys you can put together at the thrift store. This post is sponsored by Savers®.
Halloween can be tricky territory for teens. Are they too old to go trick or treating? Too old to dress up? Too old to have any fun at all? Well, wherever you stand on the trick or treating question, no one is too old to dress up and have fun! But by the time your kids are teenagers, they’ve generally outgrown the character costumes and need something with a bigger cool factor (especially teen boys!). So today I’m sharing 10 easy + cool Halloween costumes for teen boys.
Our favorite place to start when putting together Halloween costumes is Savers®. It’s a huge thrift store with a seriously giant Halloween section, which makes it easy to mix used items with new accessories to put together any look you’re going for. Savers (also known as Value Village™ or Unique® in other parts of the US) also has a giant selection of brand new costumes if you’d rather grab one and go. The nearly endless selection of new and used items means you can find what you need for a fun and unique costume this year. And at the end of the post I have a $50 Savers card giveaway to help you do just that!
10 cool Halloween costumes for teen boys
Teen boy costume #1: 70’s guy
One of my favorite things about Savers is that you can find clothes from every era that make it easy to put together a “decades” costume. Mix and match with new accessories to create a costume no one else will be wearing. To assemble this 70’s costume, look for:
- a super cool vintage leather jacket
- a button down shirt
- bell bottoms (if you can’t find any, make you own by cutting the side seam up to the knee and gluing in a triangle of extra fabric)
- an amazing wig from the Halloween accessories section
Teen boy costume #2: 50’s guy
This super easy Halloween costume for teen boys uses items you already have in your closet! To make it, look for:
- a black leather jacket from Savers
- jeans, a white t-shirt, belt and sneakers from your closet
Teen boy costume #3: Nerd
This is another costume you can easily put together at Savers using a mix of used items and new accessories. Look for:
- suspenders and bowtie in the Halloween accessories section
- sunglasses (pop out the lenses and add tape in the middle)
- a button down shirt
- pants (make them too short by rolling them up to the inside and securing with safety pins)
- argyle socks and Converse for a retro feel
Teen boy costume #4: Lumberjack
Paul Bunyan goes hipster in this popular costume for teen boys that’s easy to put together with a mix of used items, new accessories, and closet staples. Savers is a great place to find boots and other footwear to complete your costume. Look for:
- a flannel button down
- work boots
- a beanie
- suspenders and an ax from the Halloween accessories section
Teen boy costume #5: Piggyback Wrestler
Savers has a great selection of new costumes, including popular inflatable costumes and “stuffed” costumes. My boys are still laughing at this hilarious Piggyback Wrestler costume.
Teen boy costume #6: Pirate
A pirate is a classic Halloween costume, and at Savers you can either put it together from used items, or keep life super easy and purchase the costume new along with an accessory kit (that’s what we did!). Savers has thousands of brand new costumes and accessories to fit just about any theme you can dream up. We liked that the store’s own Alterego™ line of costumes are made to fit lots of body sizes with elastic waists. Look for:
- Animal costume – think basic animals + woodland creatures
- Mythical costumes – think Fairy, Unicorn, Dragons, Centaurs, Wizards, Gypsy’s, Sorcerer and Sorceresses
- Princess costumes
- Dark Shadow costumes – think Vampires, Goth, Day of the Dead, Skeletons
- Witch costumes – think trendy, glam, + vintage
Teen boy costume #7: Bank Robber
This fun Halloween costume for teen boys couldn’t be easier! Look for:
- black pants
- black and white striped shirt
- black beanie
- black mask
- money bag from the Halloween accessories section
Teen boy costume #8: Doctor
It’s easy to find a variety of uniforms at Savers to put together any number of costumes. Look for military uniforms, sports gear, and more. To put together this doctor costume, gather:
- matching set of scrubs
- toy stethoscope from the Halloween accessories section
Teen boy costume #9: Error 404
Sometimes the easiest costume for a teen boy is one that starts with a plain t-shirt. Draw a Jack-o-lantern face on an orange shirt, turn red t-shirts into Thing 1 and Thing 2 costumes, or start with a white shirt and pants to make a stick figure costume. Or keep it casual with this funny “error 404” costume loading shirt. Look for:
- a plain t-shirt from Savers
- download the cut file to add iron-on vinyl OR just use a Sharpie for a super low-effort costume
Teen boy costume #10: Surfer dude
This is another super easy Halloween costume for guys that you can put together with a mix of used items from Savers and things you already have in your closet. Look for:
- a Hawaiian shirt
- sunglasses, visor + necklace from the accessories section
- swim shorts and flip flops
To find even more Halloween inspiration and ideas, visit the Savers website, which has hundreds of costume ideas. Then head to your local store to put together your unique look for Halloween. I was seriously impressed with the size of the Halloween accessories section – everything we needed was right there. Savers even has knowledgeable costume consultants on hand to help. And you can pick up some Halloween home decor while you’re there!
To enter to win a $50 Savers Gift Card, visit Savers.com for costume inspiration, then come back here and leave a comment telling me which idea you like best. Contest open to US residents only. Must be over 18.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Savers. The opinions and text are all mine.