In Parts One and Two of our ‘Halloween Costumes for Guys that Require a Tie’ blog post series, we have highlighted 4 awesomely affordable and fun ideas that we’d be proud to wear ourselves. These include Fred Sanford and Al Bundy of television fame, and Jerry Maguire and the Men in Black, who found themselves on a bigger screen. For Part Three, we’re focusing on one character you could find not only on screens big and small, but also in countless books, on posters, decorations and more. Also, a man who was an indisputable master of suspense. Yes, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention necktie-loving Alfred Hitchcock and the bow tie-bedecked Count Dracula!
Costume Idea #5: Alfred Hitchcock: As a youngster who couldn’t get enough of Nick at Nite, I always scooted a little closer to the television when ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’ came on. Sure, it packed enough suspense and convoluted plots to make my little mind spin, but it was exciting! It was like nothing else on TV, and it was headed up by this strange, quirky-cool man that my young self had no idea was one of the best, most unique, most influential filmmakers that ever was or would be. Of course, when I found that out, I loved him even more. And if I looked anything like him I would be thrilled to dress as him for Halloween. (I’m counting on the guys that can pull it off to really have fun with it!)
Costume Idea #6: Count Dracula: OK, to be fair, dressing up as Dracula for Halloween isn’t exactly the most unique idea ever conceived. But while the costume itself might lean toward typical, what you do with it can be anything but! Not only does Dracula have an over-the-top personality that you can really go crazy with, but with such a classic look you can alter it while still making it obvious who you are. For example, mix up the colors; go with purple or orange instead of black. Or – keep the look the same but add a humorous element, like making Count Dracula obsessed with ‘underground’ rap!