Figuring out a great Halloween costume on its own is difficult, and even more challenging if you are planning to go out on a bike. Along with the obvious accessories—helmet and bike light—you are thinking about what to wear for comfort and mobility. From simple to elaborate, there’s plenty of creative ways to find a biker costume for Halloween.
Here are some fun bike-friendly Halloween costume ideas from the Unlimited Biking team.
Stay warm as a superhero
Stay warm in arm and leg warmers, or go all in with a one-piece skinsuit to portray your favorite superheroes. If you’re ambitious, you can even decorate your bike to fit your persona with ideas such as the iconic Batmobile or go Marvel-style with the Avengers’ Quinjet.
DIY ideas of famous characters
When you’re short on time, or on a budget, your bike becomes a great prop for pulling a quick costume together. Characters from shows like Stranger Things require little prep: pull a flannel, puffy vest, and transmitter radio from your stash. And that witch hat you bought years ago can conjure up a Wicked Witch look with some green face paint and striped socks. Some of our other favorites are:
- Dorothy from Wizard of Oz
- Dennis the Menace
- Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
- Mary Poppins
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
- Dora the Explorer
Get a bike gang together
Grab your friends or family and pull it all together as a famous bike gang. Dress up in 60s attire for a Now and Then vibe, or go all in with an E.T. theme. For those who want to go the extra mile:
- Mario Brothers and friends
- Pac-Man characters
- Napoleon Dynamite cast
- Very Hungry Caterpillar or a pack of M&Ms with color-coordinated outfits
- Flock of seagulls
Go all out and decorate your bike
For the truly committed, one of the best ways to show off your creativity, and your bike, is to make the bike the piece de resistance of the whole look. Ideas could include transforming your bike into a rocket or putting some baby chicks in their tag-along, with some paint and cardboard.
No matter what you decide to go this Halloween, be sure fun and safety are at the top of your list.