Boo! That was meant to scare you, but if you're here, we're guessing you already know the spooky subject of this edition of The Bearded Word: Halloween!
With Halloween coming up many of our bearded brethren are deciding who, or what, they should dress up as for the holiday. It’s a real process, almost as taxing as picking the perfect beard style. Luckily, our dedicated team of razor-free researchers have been hard at work coming up with some of the absolute best Halloween ideas for all you bearded kings out there.
Let’s get right into it!
Running Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump)
Forrest Gump is a legendary character, and nothing is more iconic than his running look. Sure you might have to go without a trim for a while to pull this one off, but it’ll be worth it! Plus it’s easy to throw together considering it’s essentially your oldest sneakers, three(ish) jackets, a red hat, and black pants.
We’d say Recon is the best pairing for this costume because not only does it benefit veterans, but it has a classic scent that sets its wearer apart.
Jim Hopper (Stranger Things)
We know what you’re saying, “Hopper doesn’t even really have a beard! It’s a mustache, why is he on the list?” Well, the reason he’s included is multifaceted. First, Hopper does in fact have a beard in season 2, and second, Hopper is an incredible character who deserves all the recognition he can get.
Hopper stands for justice, honor, and loyalty. He’s a classic man. A great scent to pair with your Hopper costume is 1920. Apply upside down for added benefits.
Thor (Avengers: Endgame)
Thanks to Avenger’s Endgame you don’t have to have have a god’s body to portray the God of Thunder! Thor put on some pounds in the latest Avengers and that means all of us sporting dad bods can confidently cosplay as Chris Hemsworth! Thanks for that Marvel!
Pair shipwrecked with this costume for a fine bay rum scent, as we’re sure Thor had more than a few drinks during his three year hiatus.
Honest Abe makes for one of the best bearded costumes. The 16th president is a legend for leading the nation through the Civil War and putting an end to slavery. Not only do you get to commemorate an American great you also get to wear a sweet top hat. Pledge allegiance to that!
We recommend pairing major league with your Abe Lincoln costume, simply because the container is in red, white, and blue. It also helps that it carries the commanding scent of cigar and cloves.
American Public Television
Bob Ross spread paint and positivity across his canvas - and the world. There’s no better costume to bring great vibes to the Halloween party! To really land this thing, though, you need to get a perm. Sure you could get an afro wig, but the perm shows true dedication to Bob's iconic look.
We think the all natural woodland scent would be the perfect pairing here. Not only did Bob Ross decorate many of his paintings with evergreens, but the fresh scent evokes feelings of peace and calm. Perfect.
Yeah it’s the wrong holiday, but that’s kind of the beauty of this idea. You will be that guy who dressed up as Santa months before Christmas. Santa would be an absolute hit at parties! He’s jolly, friendly, happy, and if you really commit to the costume you'll bring gifts wrapped for everyone. Plus, think of the pickup lines — you could add every sexy cat, nurse, or devil to your “naughty list”.
We’d love to recommend our Santa scent, but it’s out of stock right now. Wait until December and get it while you can!
Heisenberg/Walter White (Breaking Bad)
Lucky for Breaking Bad fans, the character Walter White is relevant again thanks to the release of El Camino on Netflix! Not to say he was ever irrelevant! Become the danger, and be the one who knocks on doors for treats as this iconic character. Just make sure you don’t get in over your head.
The best pairing for Walter White has to be classic. It’s unscented which means it cruises under the radar, unnoticed.
Luke Skywalker (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
Use the force and don your robe; in the new trilogy Luke Skywalker sports an awesome beard. It shows his growth, his wisdom, and we’d argue his power. You could be the star of the party all night, and then just vanish. Real Star Wars fans will understand you left with “peace and purpose".
We think Luke would wear voodoo as that’s probably the closest thing Earth has to the force.
George R.R. Martin
Think how many Jon Snows we’re all going to see this Halloween. Be the change you want to see in the world and go as the man behind the story itself. That’s way cooler than going as any character, plus George’s real world beard is the true heir to the throne!
We recommend dark roast for this costume, because ask any writer and they will tell you coffee is fuel.
This Halloween, Stay Fresh!
This Halloween, it doesn’t really matter who you dress as, as long as you’re wearing a Fresh Beards scent, you'll be the talk of the party!
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