By Megan Gustashaw for GQ.
When it comes to your Halloween costume, it’s best to use your grooming situation to your advantage — whether you’re working with a
bald head or a big beard. And for another matter, why be Justin Bieber when you can be Jon Snow or Summertime Leonardo DiCaprio? Here, 13 solid costumes — both timely and classic — that wouldn’t be anything without some serious scruff. Sure, Game of Thrones is definitely one of those topical costumes whose merits could be debated, but if you have a trim beard and longer, shaggier hair, then just wrap yourself in some dark, drape-y clothes and say "Winter is coming" all night. 2. Summer Leonardo DiCaprio The results are in: Summer DiCaprio is the best DiCaprio. Just toss on a pair of baggy cargo shorts and get yourself a vape and a Citi Bike, and maybe you too can only date models! 3. Ubiquitous Packaged Goods Macho Guy Find a consumer-goods product in your house—there's probably a bearded guy on it. Bless up. 5. Richie Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums Just add a camel coat, oversize sunglasses, a tennis sweatband, and a dour expression. All you need is some fake wrinkles and your sharpest black suit. 7. Chad, the evil bachelor from The Bachelorette It's already a known fact that Chad Johnson was both truly evil and supremely entertaining on this season of the hit reality dating show The Bachelorette. And we've already noted his evil facial hair. The easiest way to channel his sleaziness is to go shirtless, but if not, you can always wear a godawful V-neck. Willing to whittle your beard down to a goatee? Well, just add a cardigan, a T-shirt, and some pajama pants, man, and you've got yourself a costume. If you’re getting ready to get rid of your beard, spend one night with muttonchops in the name of Halloween. 10. Instagram Beard Celebrity Brock O’Hurn Yes, there are actual Instagram celebrities whose personas are based around their facial hair. Brock O'Hurn has 2.3 million followers and counting. Start doing some push-ups and building your audience now. 11. Jim Hopper from Stranger Things Plenty of people will be going out on some riff on the group of ragtag kids from the hit Netflix show, but all you need is a police uniform (which should be relatively easy to score this time of year) and a beard to channel one of the show's leads. Drizzy is a master at cozy-boy style, and nothing could be nicer than just trimming your beard and wearing a sweatsuit and calling it a costume. 13. ... Or “Hotline Bling” Drake Was it last year's topical costume? Sure. But we think it still has legs. Just put on a turtleneck and make that phone symbol. People will still get it.