Halloween Costume Ideas for Fat Guys (and Girls)
Looking for costume ideas?  Here's a list of mostly character-based costumes to choose from or as inspiration for your own ideas.  Ever since I compiled my list of costume ideas for bald guys, I started thinking about different options for other body types (and even for different ethnicities).  This is another one of those lists.

Note that I included a lot of child characters for obvious reasons, although it depends on your look.  Personally, I think humor is a strong element of costuming, and finding characters/costumes that are completely opposite your body type/age/gender are often good choices just because of how funny the juxtaposition is.




I used to keep these in categories, but there's just too much overlap now due to comic book movie adaptations, cartoon spin-offs, etc.
  • Addams Family: Uncle Fester
  • Adele
  • Alice in Wonderland: Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
  • Animal House: John Blutarsky
  • Austin Powers: Fat Bastard
  • B.B. King
  • Babe Ruth
  • Barbarians
  • Blob (X-men villain)
  • Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: Dr. Caligari
  • Cheers: Norm
  • Clown (Spawn)
  • Cop
  • Divine (John Waters' movies)
  • Dom DeLuise in any role (see Mel Brooks' work)
  • Dr. Seuss: Horton
  • Dukes of Hazzard: Boss Hog
  • Dune: Baron Harkonnen
  • Elvis Presley (the later years)
  • Family Guy: Peter Griffin
  • Fat Albert
  • Furry: bear, panda, etc.
  • Genie
  • Ghostbusters: Staypuff marshmallow man
  • Gilligan's Island: Skipper
  • Godfather: Don Vito Corleone
  • Goonies: Chunk
  • Greek/Roman gods: Bacchus/Dionysus
  • Grimace (McDonalds)
  • Harry Potter: Hagrid
  • Henry VIII
  • Honeymooners: Ralph Kramden
  • Hulk
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Jurassic Park: John Hammond
  • King Kong
  • Kingpin (Daredevil/Spiderman villain)
  • Kool-Aid Man
  • Lost: Hurley
  • M&M
  • Meat Loaf
  • Michellin Tire Man
  • Nacho Libre
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Oscar Wilde
  • PacMan
  • Penguin (Batman villain)
  • Pillsbury dough boy
  • Plan 9 From Outer Space: Tor Johnson
  • Popeye: Bluto or Wimpy
  • Robin Hood: Little John or Friar Tuck
  • Roger Ebert
  • Rush Limbaugh
  • Santa Claus
  • Shrek
  • Silent Bob
  • Simpsons: Comic Book Guy
  • Simpsons: Homer
  • SNL: Bill Swerski's Superfans ("Da Bears!")
  • SNL: Blues Brothers
  • SNL: Chippendale's dancer
  • SNL: Matt Foley
  • SNL: Samurai Futaba
  • South Park: Cartman
  • Speed Racer: Pops Racer
  • Star Trek: Klingon
  • Star Trek: Scotty (the later years)
  • Star Wars: Boss Nass
  • Star Wars: Gamorrean Guard
  • Star Wars: Jabba the Hutt (sorry, but... you know)
  • Star Wars: Malakili the Rancor keeper
  • Sumo wrestler
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello, or Raphael
  • Tenacious D (one or both halves of it)
  • Thing (Marvel; Fantastic Four)
  • Toy Story: Buzz Lightyear
  • Where the Wild Things Are: Moishe, Tzippy, Bernard, Emil, Aaron, Ira, Bruno (We did this one in 2011)
  • Winnie the Pooh

Other costume ideas

Many of these ideas can be expanded to work for couples or groups.  See these pages for additional costume ideas:





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