9 Iconic Halloween Costumes Ideas for Black Men

(Photos from Left: Myles Aronowitz/Netflix, Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

9 Iconic Halloween Costumes Ideas for Black Men

Embrace your Blackness with these cool costumes.

Published October 19, 2016

Still looking for a Halloween costume? Look no further than these strong Black men for your inspiration.

  1. Doughboy

    He might have lived in LA, but Ice Cube’s character in Boyz n the Hood was rarely seen without his Detroit Tigers hat. Wear one — plus a black sweatshirt or button-down and a curl wig — and it will be 1991 again.

  2. Michael Jackson
    (Photo: Steve Granitz/Getty Images)

    Pick your favorite era, then head online to find the perfect ready-made costume. Or keep it simple with black-and-white pieces from your closet.

  3. Dollar Bill

    Bernie Mack’s attention-grabbing character was hands down the best part of The Players Club. Grab a brightly colored jacket, a bowler hat and a dollar sign pendant and there’s “gon' be trouble, trouble.”

  4. Dave Chappelle as Rick James

    All you need is a zebra-print jacket and a cornrow wig with beads and you too can be Chappelle’s hilarious take on the “Super Freak” singer.

  5. Luke Cage
    (Photo: Myles Aronowitz/Netflix)

    Rock a bald head, a holey hoodie and a pair of jeans and you can be Marvel’s breakout star of the season, as portrayed by Mike Colter.

  6. Prince
    (Photo: Richard E. Aaron/Redferns)

    Pay tribute to the Purple One with a frilly shirt and a jacket in his favorite color.

  7. Prince Akeem
    (Photo: John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images)

    Who can resist being the star of Coming to America when there is already a ready-made costume?

  8. Randy Watson

    Coming to America is the gift that keeps on giving. Why not don a thrift store powder blue tux and a Jheri curl wig and be Mr. Sexual Chocolate himself?

  9. Spider-Man
    (Photo: Marvel Comics)

    The latest incarnation of Spider-Man is Miles Morales, an Afro-Latino teen. Pick up a costume and represent.

Written by Kenrya Rankin

(Photos from Left: Myles Aronowitz/Netflix, Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


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