So Halloween is coming up and you want to nail it this year with a really clever costume that plays to your unique appearance. We don’t blame you. But as a tall thin man, what are your options? What are the funniest Halloween costumes for tall guys? How can you use your blessed height and slender frame to your advantage?
These are all good questions, which is why here at TallSlim Tees we’ve got you covered. This is our comprehensive guide to the best costume ideas for tall guys this Halloween. Browse these fun Halloween costumes for tall guys to get some inspiration on what you can dress up as this year!
If spooky is what you’re going for, look no further than Slenderman. The subject of a viral meme now turned into a movie, Slenderman is basic nightmare fuel. And of course, his stature is part of his name, so as a tall slender man, you really can’t go wrong here.
The tentacle things are optional. You just need a suit, long finger gloves, and one of those full body suits to wear underneath that covers your face. Let your height and build complete the look all on its own. This is one of the best Halloween costumes for tall guys out there, no doubt.
Brother and sidekick to the world’s most famous plumber, Luigi is a recognizable and fun tall character. Amazon or your local Halloween store generally has this costume on hand if you feel like picking one up, but don’t expect it to fit well.
You may have to get crafty to make this work, but one of our long sleeve shirts in green is a good start. Bonus points if you have a friend or significant other who can be your Mario.
For anyone unfamiliar with the Nintendo world of characters, Waluigi is the arch-rival of Luigi, and Wario is the arch-rival of Mario. So if you want to wear overalls and Luigi is too fun, make it a little darker and mischievous and go as Waluigi instead.
This is a great option if you want to partner with a fellow tall guy and match your costumes. One can be Luigi, one can be Waluigi. Simple and clever.
Gumby is near and dear to me. This was my favorite show as a kid, and my first watch was a Gumby watch. But there’s no way around it…this is a hard costume to pull off. You either have to buy a Gumby costume that probably won’t fit very well or make it yourself.
But it's definitely worth the work if you want to make it yourself. You’ll definitely turn heads and get lots of smiles as the original tall skinny claymation character who made teal cool. Out of all the Halloween costumes for tall guys, this one is one of my favorites.
Human Totem Pole
There’s a legendary scene from Little Rascals where the boys throw on a trench coat and fake beard while sitting on the shoulders of other boys. It’s been done plenty of times for Halloween costumes.
There were even a couple boys who tried this move to get into a movie (you can see the picture above). It’s pretty easy to manage as a tall, skinny guy already; all you really need is a trench coat and a fake beard to pull it off.
Waldo is an easy costume to find and pull off. He’s been around forever and is an iconic tall slim man. If you’re a procrastinator and need to pull something off last minute, this shouldn’t be too hard to throw together. Everyone loves Waldo. You'll have people asking where you went all night if you go with this Halloween costume for tall guys;).
If we’re being honest, Sagat was the tall one from the iconic Street Fighter video game. But Dhalsim was super skinny and had the ability to stretch his limbs for miles, so with that trait alone he belongs on the list. You’ll only want to try this one out if you live in warmer climates - being topless all night could work against you in the cold.
Blanko from Space Jam
If you don’t know who Blanko is, you need to go watch Space Jam pronto. Blanko is one of the “Monstars” who steals the basketball talents from a real life basketball player. That real life player in the movie happens to be Shawn Bradley, a guy who stands 7’6″ tall.
I guess you could throw on a Shawn Bradley jersey from his NBA days and go as him too, but it would be a lot more fun to go as his monster counterpart. These Halloween costumes for tall guys are simple and perfect for this Halloween.
There are few characters taller and skinnier than the Pumpkin King from The Nightmare Before Christmas. He’s recognizable and been around a while, so this Halloween costume for tall guys does have potential to get overdone. However you can mix it up by being Jack in his Santa costume from the movie to really stand out this Halloween.
Short Guy On Stilts
This is one of the more clever Halloween costumes for tall guys we’ve seen and it wouldn’t be too hard to put together. Nothing will call attention to your height more than…calling attention to your height. This is pretty versatile as you don’t have to be too skinny to make it work, although it helps if you have long skinny legs that could pass as stilts.
Man In The Yellow Hat
My kids always call this guy Curious George’s dad. Whatever you call him, he’s a famous character that’s tall and thin, so if you really like the color yellow, jump in to this one.
Looking for a cute couple's costume you can do with your wife? Have her dress up as Curious George and now you have the perfect duo. Or both dress up in yellow and have your kid or puppy hop in a monkey suit. This costume is great for families, too!
Inflatable Air Tube Dancer
This is a legit costume you can buy, complete with a pump and everything. You will definitely turn heads when you have an inflatable costume, but we can’t vouch for the fit or comfort of these things.
You can get clever and wear a sign that says “Mattress Sale” to make it clearer what your costume is; that’s how these guys most often find employment.
Jolly Green Giant
In the tall community we simply refer to this costume as the old stand by. It’s basically the default when you just can’t think of anything else. Dress up in all green and you’re good to go (our Tall Long Sleeve shirts in Green are the perfect top for these Halloween costumes for tall guys). If you want to make a leaf toga you certainly can. For ease and recognition, this is a very popular pick.
Another good pick for ease and recognition is Shaggy from Scooby Doo. You won’t generally have to explain your costume, especially if you carry a stuffed animal Scooby Doo around with you.
Of course, if you actually DO own a great dane then you pretty much better start shopping for those bell bottoms now because do you really have a choice? Put together a collar for your pup by combining a blue collar with this classic tag - it's simply too perfect to pass up.
Admittedly this isn’t exclusively for skinny guys because any tall guy could pull this off. But Bigfoot is an infamously tall creature, so anyone with the height can take this one on. The only challenge is finding a costume that will actually fit you.
If tall, famous, hairy creatures are in the lineup, you can’t pass up everyone’s favorite Wookie. Much like the sasquatch, you probably don’t have to be skinny to make this work.
And similarly, these Halloween costumes for tall guys tend to run on the expensive side, so be prepared to splurge this Halloween if you have your heart set on this one. Options range from collector's costumes to more affordable pajama-style suits - but it's up to you!
This will gain in popularity as more Avatar movie sequels are released. But you would still be recognizable as one of these blue giants. This is another warm weather one because you don’t get to wear much. You also have to be comfortable spending a good chunk of time on your costume - painting your entire body blue is no trivial thing.
Groot is definitely one of the harder costumes to create. It takes a combination of mask (or sunglasses!), outfit, makeup and possibly more. Obviously it’s hard to transform yourself into a sentient tree, even if you are already the height of a tree. But Groot is a crowd pleaser for sure.
The original American to make tall and slim fashionable…how could you go wrong? You really only need a suit and top hat. Grow your facial hair all month so you can get it just right by the time Halloween rolls around and you’ll be good to go.
You might not score any points for originality, but giraffe print is an excellent way to stand out. Towering over a crowd already gets you noticed, but be the tall giraffe in the room and you’re likely to get people wanting to take photos with you. Halloween costumes for tall guys like these are simple to find on Amazon and fun no matter what your Halloween plans are this year.
If you were born after 1982 you probably don’t remember this guy, but he was all the rage at McDonald’s for a time. Mac Tonight was a dude in a suit with a giant moon for a head who played the piano. His Happy Meal toy was highly coveted in my group of friends growing up. And the man underneath it all was none other than Doug Jones (a prominent tall Hollywood actor who played countless tall characters throughout the years).
If you’ve seen Hocus Pocus (and who hasn’t) then you’re familiar with this character. You start off thinking he’s bad, but ultimately he’s good. So if you’re undecided on your persona this Halloween, Billy could be an excellent choice. Plus, his mask and costume are easy to find.
Star Trek fans rejoice! Saru is a well known character on Star Trek: Discovery. Unfortunately this one will require some next level skill to pull off and it doesn’t appear to be a mask you can buy quite yet. But if you have a Hollywood make up artist next door, finding the Star Trek suit should complete this Halloween costume for tall guys.
The Shape Of Water was an Academy Award winning movie that won Best Picture and Best Director. It was also nominated for Best Costume Design, so Amphibian Man is definitely legit. Sadly this one might be out of reach for most because only the mask appears to be available. Since the rest of this costume is far too extra, throwing on a simple tall blue shirt would suffice.
Pale Man is a creature from the movie Pan’s Labyrinth. The good news is you can find the mask and gloves online, because figuring out how to embed eyes in your hands might be a deal breaker. This one is pretty terrifying and quite fitting for Halloween if you’re going the spooky route.
Abe Sapien is a character from the first Hellboy movies, not the more recent reboot. Again, this mask is available online, so while you’ll probably have to explain to a lot of people who/what you are, at least this Halloween costume for tall guys is a conversation starter.
Remember that Fantastic Four movie, Rise of the Silver Surfer? It’s pretty obvious that a lot of computer animation goes into the Silver Surfer, but the actor under all that was a fellow tall skinny friend. This is an easy one to pull off too, as you only need a full body spandex suit and surf board.
This one is next level creep - a perfect look for Halloween. This character comes from the episode “Hush” of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and is the only episode to ever be nominated for an Emmy. Jones is a ghoul gentleman who, with his friends, steals the voices of people so they can’t scream when their hearts are cut out. Halloween costumes for tall guys like these will send a chill down your spine, and they're perfect if you want a scarier costume.
Are We Missing Anything?
Have some ideas or suggestions we should add to our list? Let us know so we can add a few more! Feel like you really nailed your Halloween costume? Send us photos and we’ll post them here to help inspire your fellow tall slim men! Happy Halloween and good luck you scary tall guys.