There are many cheap costumes that plus size men can make themselves. Some of these are fast and easy to make; others are more elaborate and will additional time and effort. Most men don’t have the time or inclination to sew, so it’s important to make no-sew costumes and accessories. You can find much of the clothing you need for your cheap homemade costume in thrift shops such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army. You can also find cheap costume materials and accessories at your local fabric store, dollar store, toy store or costume store.
Cheap Plus Size Halloween Costume Idea for Men: Pirate
Get a black pair of pants and a black linen or satin shirt. Also find some tall black boots. When you put your plus size pirate costume on, leave your shirt tails out. Put on a black belt over the shirt. Another idea is to get a colorful sash to tie around your waist. Wrap another sash in a matching color around your head and tie it on the side. Attach a stringy mustache and beard to your face with spirit gum. For added effect, get a long wig, then braid some of the strands and add beads to the ends. To make your plus size pirate Halloween costume complete, hold a toy pirate gun or pistol. You can also make a cool plus size Jack Sparrow pirate Halloween costume.
Cheap Plus Size Halloween Costume Idea for Men: Renaissance
There are several different plus size Renaissance costumes you could wear. Become a monk by wearing a long brown robe and a rope around your waist. Add a short wig with a bald center, a large cross and sandals. You can also make a Renaissance peasant costume simply by wearing some brown pants with a white long-sleeved linen or cotton shirt and a brown vest and black boots. Cut holes in the vest and thread a shoelace through the holes to make the Renaissance peasant costume look more authentic.
You could also wear a knight costume for Halloween. Find some black pants and a two gray fleece sweatshirts, one with a hood and one without. Also find some black boots, a black belt and long gloves. Lay the sweatshirt over some newspaper and cover it with silver spray fabric glitter on one side. Allow it to dry, then turn it over and spray the other side. Cut the top off of the hooded sweatshirt, leaving a rounded collar around the hood. Spray this with spray glitter, as well. Repeat the spray glitter application as many times as it takes to create the look of chain mail.
Get a three yards of gray or red fleece fabric from a fabric store. Using a tape measure, measure the length from your shoulders to about three inches above your knees. Double that measurement, then cut the fabric down to that exact length with very sharp scissors, using a straight edged ruler or table edge to keep the edge straight. Also measure yourself from shoulder to shoulder, add 2 to 4 inches and cut the fabric to that width. Attach a strap to the inside of a clean plastic garbage can lid to create a knight’s shield. Spray paint it silver and add simple decorations such as crosses. Finish your cheap plus size knight costume by carrying a toy sword.
Cheap Plus Size Halloween Costume Idea for Men: Hippie
Find some bell-bottom pants, a brightly colored shirt and an oversized cloth vest. Carefully draw a circle on the front of the shirt using a circular object as a guide. Make the circle into a peace symbol. Go over the peace symbol with fabric paint. Another option is to wear a peace symbol on a cord around your neck. Get a brightly colored sash to make a headband, and another sash to to around your waist. Find some old glasses frames, remove the lenses and attach colored film to the frames with glue. Get a long wig. Wear sandals and carry a prop like a tambourine
Cheap Plus Size Halloween Costume Idea for Men: Gangster
Find a double-breasted pin-striped dark gray suit. Find a dark, long-sleeved button down shirt and a white tie. Get a dark gray fedora hat and attach a satin ribbon around it with craft glue. Also get a satin handkerchief to put in your pocket. Wear black shoes and carry a toy tommy gun. Alternatively, you could wear black and white two-toned Oxford shoes and a shoulder holster with a toy pistol.
Cheap Plus Size Halloween Costume Idea for Men: Sailor
Find a long-sleeved shirt and pair of pants in white or navy. If you can’t find a cheap sailor shirt, add a collar to your shirt. To do this, get some fleece fabric in the same color as your shirt and cut it into the shape of a large bib. Hot glue the collar into the back neck area of the shirt. Apply two white ribbon strips to the end of the sleeve and the edge of the collar if your sailor suit is navy blue. If it’s white, use blue ribbon. Buy a cheap white sailor hat at a costume store. Tie a short satin tie around the collar. Add some navy iron-on decals to the shirt if desired.
These tips will help you to come up with a good-looking cheap plus size costume for Halloween. For more ideas, read Creative Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas for Adults, Cheap and Easy Halloween Costume Ideas for Adults and Top Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas.