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Top Bald Halloween Costumes


Updated October 19, 2010

Dealing with therapy related alopecia this Halloween season? Or did you shave your head to support a cancer diagnosed loved one? Here are some suggestions for great Halloween costumes that make the most of your "extended hairline!"


The perfect mix of sweet and sour, Gollum from Lord of the Rings was a sad, and somehow endearing villain. A flesh colored body suit with a small loincloth (or just the loincloth if you are feeling particularly risqué!), some makeup and a creepy voice can help a Gollum costume come to life. Oh! And don’t forget the ring, my precioussss….

Freddy Kruger

Freddy Kruger, the soulless villain of the 1980’s Nightmare on Elm Street movies who has returned from death by burning to get revenge on sleeping victims. If that isn’t great Halloween fare, I don’t know what is. Best part is, he lost his hair in the fire….

Charlie Brown

Not only is he the title character in the greatest Halloween movie ever, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, he is also a little bald dude. Super easy costume for the bald, or bald- at – heart. Get yourself a yellow shirt, and paint or glue a black squiggle across it, and presto!

Mace Windu

Mace Windu, as played by Samuel L. Jackson, from the Star Wars prequels is a great baldy Halloween costume. Not only is it easy to make (gotta cloak?) it also gives you an excuse to carry around a light sabre. If you needed an excuse, that is.

Evey from “V for Vendetta”

Even after Natalie Portman got her beautiful hair shaved off in a torture scene in the movie V for Vendetta, she was still a stunner. An orange shirt or scrub top, and a conflicted expression… done!

Mr. Clean

Well, maybe a BIT predictable…

Kenneth the Zombie Killer

Kenneth was the security guard turned zombie killer in The Dawn of the Dead remake.Played by Ving Rhames, this costume combines the allure of the bald head with a uniform. Bound to be a hit with the ladies.

Lex Luthor

While the Lex Luthor from the Superman movies of my youth were played by Gene Hackman, with a full head of locks, the original Lex Luthor was a bald super villain

John Coffey

John Coffey, the lovable mystery man from The Green Mile has great Halloween costume potential. Dirty t-shirt and overalls with some handcuffs seem a bit "under costumed" to you? How about topping the costume off with tiny fake bees on wire, so they appear to swarm around you? If you think this costume might be for you, you may need to start working out... now.


Nothing too evil about Yoda, but a great Halloween costume, nonetheless. Glue on pointy elf ears, and a little green makeup, a great Yoda be you will.

Homer Simpson

Also a bit predictable. How about jazzing your Homer Simpson costume up with a "radioactive" label stuck to your back, and a green glow stick in your pocket to top it off?

John Shaft

Okay, Shaft is really just another Samuel L. Jackson character. But hey, he has no hair, he looks great- isn't that your goal this Halloween? According to cheerleading.about.com, Samuel L Jackson was a cheerleader in his youth! Now that sounds like a great costume!

Dr. Evil

A bald head and a gray suit can make your Dr. Evil costume look like one MILLION dollars this Halloween!

Mr. Magoo

As Mr Magoo, a brown hat, a cane and over-sized glasses make this “hairline challenged” classic come to life!

What will you be for Halloween this year?

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