12 Fun, Fitness Halloween Costumes

12 Fun, Fitness Halloween Costumes

This Halloween has the potential to be epic! The holiday falls on a Saturday, which means that we’ll get an entire day of candy, costumes and crafts.
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This Halloween has the potential to be epic!  The holiday falls on a Saturday, which means that we’ll get an entire day of candy, costumes and crafts. We’ll even get a full moon

Halloween 2020 will be the first in the coronavirus era, which means changes to your traditional celebratory routine – such as social distancing, party size limitations and hand sanitizers along the trick-or-treating route. But, just because we’ve got an eye on safety doesn’t mean that the holiday is cancelled. Instead, let’s use the occasion to brainstorm a few new creative ideas – including a bevy of fitness-based costumes that will be sure to catch everyone’s attention.

This Halloween has the potential to be epic!  The holiday falls on a Saturday, which means that we’ll get an entire day of candy, costumes and crafts. We’ll even get a full moon

Halloween 2020 will be the first in the coronavirus era, which means changes to your traditional celebratory routine – such as social distancing, party size limitations and hand sanitizers along the trick-or-treating route. But, just because we’ve got an eye on safety doesn’t mean that the holiday is cancelled. Instead, let’s use the occasion to brainstorm a few new creative ideas – including a bevy of fitness-based costumes that will be sure to catch everyone’s attention.

A WORKOUT #TBT:

Remember the good old days when you could pump iron with your friends at the gym or work out in group fitness classes? If you’re feeling a little nostalgic and want to reminisce, you can put on your favorite workout clothes and make a DIY social media cutout screen to hold in front of you, so you can frame yourself. You can make your screen with a cardboard box and print-outs from web images, according to “7 Fitness-Inspired Halloween Costumes You Can Throw Together Fast” for Health.

CYCLING INSTRUCTOR: 

“Pulling off this costume is really about the ‘tude (Peppy! Spiritual! Relentless!) but the right gear doesn’t hurt,” according to “10 Health- and Fitness-Inspired Halloween Costumes to Wear This Year” for Shape. “Dig into your workout drawer for your bougiest leggings and top it off with an over-the-top motivational tank.” And don’t forget the wireless microphone! 

BOXING CHAMP: 

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, this costume is easy as can be,” according to the Health article. You’ll need silk shorts, a towel and boxing gloves. You can also use tape instead of boxing gloves, and if you randomly have a heavyweight belt lying around – or you can find one on the cheap – you can incorporate that into this costume, too.  

HIKER:

For those of you in cooler climates, you may want to consider this comfy costume, especially if the Halloween party will be outdoors. “Just rock your favorite fleece, hiking boots, and thick camp socks,” according to “33 Halloween Costumes For Fitness Fanatics” for Refinery29

CHEERLEADERS:

If you and your friends were planning on doing a group costume, but are having some trouble coming up with ideas, the StyleCaster article “We Predict These Will Be The Biggest Halloween Costumes of 2020 recommends grabbing your pom-poms and your closest friends and going as the cheerleaders from this year’s hit cheerleading docuseries. 

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This Halloween has the potential to be epic!  The holiday falls on a Saturday, which means that we’ll get an entire day of candy, costumes and crafts. We’ll even get a full moon

Halloween 2020 will be the first in the coronavirus era, which means changes to your traditional celebratory routine – such as social distancing, party size limitations and hand sanitizers along the trick-or-treating route. But, just because we’ve got an eye on safety doesn’t mean that the holiday is cancelled. Instead, let’s use the occasion to brainstorm a few new creative ideas – including a bevy of fitness-based costumes that will be sure to catch everyone’s attention.

A WORKOUT #TBT:

Remember the good old days when you could pump iron with your friends at the gym or work out in group fitness classes? If you’re feeling a little nostalgic and want to reminisce, you can put on your favorite workout clothes and make a DIY social media cutout screen to hold in front of you, so you can frame yourself. You can make your screen with a cardboard box and print-outs from web images, according to “7 Fitness-Inspired Halloween Costumes You Can Throw Together Fast” for Health.

CYCLING INSTRUCTOR: 

“Pulling off this costume is really about the ‘tude (Peppy! Spiritual! Relentless!) but the right gear doesn’t hurt,” according to “10 Health- and Fitness-Inspired Halloween Costumes to Wear This Year” for Shape. “Dig into your workout drawer for your bougiest leggings and top it off with an over-the-top motivational tank.” And don’t forget the wireless microphone! 

BOXING CHAMP: 

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, this costume is easy as can be,” according to the Health article. You’ll need silk shorts, a towel and boxing gloves. You can also use tape instead of boxing gloves, and if you randomly have a heavyweight belt lying around – or you can find one on the cheap – you can incorporate that into this costume, too.  

HIKER:

For those of you in cooler climates, you may want to consider this comfy costume, especially if the Halloween party will be outdoors. “Just rock your favorite fleece, hiking boots, and thick camp socks,” according to “33 Halloween Costumes For Fitness Fanatics” for Refinery29

CHEERLEADERS:

If you and your friends were planning on doing a group costume, but are having some trouble coming up with ideas, the StyleCaster article “We Predict These Will Be The Biggest Halloween Costumes of 2020 recommends grabbing your pom-poms and your closest friends and going as the cheerleaders from this year’s hit cheerleading docuseries. 

TRACK STAR: 

“Whether you’re a marathon runner yourself or only dream of making it a mile, a track star is a simple fitness costume option,” according to Refinery29. You can go all out with running shorts and a homemade race number or keep it comfy with a warm-up jacket and track pants

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This Halloween has the potential to be epic!  The holiday falls on a Saturday, which means that we’ll get an entire day of candy, costumes and crafts. We’ll even get a full moon

Halloween 2020 will be the first in the coronavirus era, which means changes to your traditional celebratory routine – such as social distancing, party size limitations and hand sanitizers along the trick-or-treating route. But, just because we’ve got an eye on safety doesn’t mean that the holiday is cancelled. Instead, let’s use the occasion to brainstorm a few new creative ideas – including a bevy of fitness-based costumes that will be sure to catch everyone’s attention.

A WORKOUT #TBT:

Remember the good old days when you could pump iron with your friends at the gym or work out in group fitness classes? If you’re feeling a little nostalgic and want to reminisce, you can put on your favorite workout clothes and make a DIY social media cutout screen to hold in front of you, so you can frame yourself. You can make your screen with a cardboard box and print-outs from web images, according to “7 Fitness-Inspired Halloween Costumes You Can Throw Together Fast” for Health.

CYCLING INSTRUCTOR: 

“Pulling off this costume is really about the ‘tude (Peppy! Spiritual! Relentless!) but the right gear doesn’t hurt,” according to “10 Health- and Fitness-Inspired Halloween Costumes to Wear This Year” for Shape. “Dig into your workout drawer for your bougiest leggings and top it off with an over-the-top motivational tank.” And don’t forget the wireless microphone! 

BOXING CHAMP: 

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, this costume is easy as can be,” according to the Health article. You’ll need silk shorts, a towel and boxing gloves. You can also use tape instead of boxing gloves, and if you randomly have a heavyweight belt lying around – or you can find one on the cheap – you can incorporate that into this costume, too.  

HIKER:

For those of you in cooler climates, you may want to consider this comfy costume, especially if the Halloween party will be outdoors. “Just rock your favorite fleece, hiking boots, and thick camp socks,” according to “33 Halloween Costumes For Fitness Fanatics” for Refinery29

CHEERLEADERS:

If you and your friends were planning on doing a group costume, but are having some trouble coming up with ideas, the StyleCaster article “We Predict These Will Be The Biggest Halloween Costumes of 2020 recommends grabbing your pom-poms and your closest friends and going as the cheerleaders from this year’s hit cheerleading docuseries. 

TRACK STAR: 

“Whether you’re a marathon runner yourself or only dream of making it a mile, a track star is a simple fitness costume option,” according to Refinery29. You can go all out with running shorts and a homemade race number or keep it comfy with a warm-up jacket and track pants

DIGITAL DETOX: 

It’s very possible that we’ve become more reliant on technology and are attached to our phones and computers more than ever this year. If it’s safe for you to attend a Halloween party in person with friends, the digital detox costume might be a good choice for a couple of reasons – it’s simple and it might actually help you do a digital detox for the night. “Even if you can’t stick to one IRL, be a digital detox on Halloween night,” according to Shape. “How to pull it off: Wear whatever the heck you want and ‘lock’ your phone away in a clear plastic purse. Not only will you have the cleverest costume at the party, you’ll also actually do a digital detox for the night.” However, if you’re attending a virtual Halloween party, you might have to bite the bullet and use your computer or phone to show off your costume. But, you can still put a lock around your device if you’d like. 

DODGEBALL CHAMPIONS: 

“If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge having the worst costume at the party with these dodgeball-inspired costumes,” according to Jersey Strong. Just track down a purple T-shirt, black pants or leggings, black sweatbands and shoulder pads, and you’ll be good to go. If you’re truly committed and all-in on this costume, make sure to bring a dodgeball that you can carry around all night as well. 

‘80S FITNESS GURU: 

For men, all you need is a pair of striped (short) shorts and a tank top, according to Refinery29. You can also add high socks and a headband.  

For women, “There are a few things your costume can’t go without: mainly a fun leotard, bright, solid-colored leggings, leg warmers, and a skinny belt,” according to “Create The Perfect 80s Workout Costume With This Retro Activewear” for Women’s Health. Ankle weights and sweatbands are optional, but highly encouraged, according to Women’s Health. Refinery29 says, “Big hair is a must.” 

ROCK CLIMBER: 

For this costume, wear your rock climbing harness, climbing shoes and a helmet, according to Refinery29. And if you have a friend, family member or partner who hasn’t decided on a costume yet, convince them to dress up as your climbing wall. 

REFEREE:

You can “call fouls on your friends all evening in this easy costume that requires minimal investment,” according to Jersey Strong. You’ll need a black-and-white vertical-striped shirt or a black athletic polo, a baseball cap, a whistle and dark pants. For bonus points, bring a foul flag and/or a headset microphone. 

Here’s are some great costume ideas that will help you show off your hard-earned muscle and don’t require you to paint yourself green!

1. HERCULES

Thanks to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Hercules is back, and he’s as big, muscular and bad-ass as ever. This costume requires some planning on your part, as (much like Lou Ferrigno) Johnson grew a beard for the role, however you could still pass yourself off as Hercules if you opt to go clean shaven, provided you have the rest of this costume done up right. While Hercules has had numerous different looks over the years, four things have stayed nearly the same: his wrist guards, his belt, his sandals, and of course, the loin cloth. These items are readily available, making the Hercules costume one of the easiest and hottest costumes for bodybuilders this Halloween. And as a bonus, if you’re in Herculean shape your costume will certainly earn you some attention from the ladies.

2. DRAX THE DESTROYER

Guardians of the Galaxy was the summer’s biggest blockbuster, and this Halloween will be begging for a Drax the Destroyer costume. However, this might be the toughest costume to pull off authentically – after all, it took a team of five makeup artists five hours each day to apply 18 prosthetic pieces to Dave Bautista to transform him into Drax.

As a result of the complexity, this costume will require some attention to detail. First, you’ll need to shave down your upper body (including your melon). You’ll need to obtain a set of ice blue contact lenses (with red circling the irises). These lenses are readily available online – with some stores selling specific Drax lenses. Finally, you’ll need a pair of black cargo pants and a black and chrome belt. That’s the easy part.

The most obvious difficulty with a Drax costume is the sculpted tattoos that adorn his entire upper body and face. One option is to find an appropriate color (dark green) long sleeve muscle/stretch fabric bodysuit and paint the tattoos on yourself with red puff paint. The other option is to use bodypaint.

You may also opt for the comic book version of Drax, which has a much easier bodypaint design. Whichever you choose, this costume is sure to be both original and impressive.

3. BARNEY ROSS OF THE EXPENDABLES

For the most part, all of our favorite action heroes from the 1980s have made an appearance in the popular Expendablesseries, and the third film is still fresh in everyone’s minds after being released just a few weeks ago. And whether it’s Barney Ross, Gunnar Jensen, Hale Cesar, Lee Christmas or Toll Road you’re a fan of, duplicating their costume will make you look like a jacked-up bad-ass mercenary come Halloween. One great thing about the Expendables, is that their outfits are all different, and most of their gear you can pick up at any military surplus store.

For Expendables leader Barney Ross (played by Sylvester Stallone), you’ll need a pair of battle dress uniform pants and belt, a black t-shirt, black fingerless stretch fabric gloves, a black beret, an adjustable drop-leg tactical holster, black GI-style boots, a black modular vest, mirrored aviator sunglasses, and of course one big-ass wrist watch. There are other details like guns, bracelets and rings that you can also incorporate to round out the costume.

4. RIDDICK

Vin Diesel returned to the big screen as Richard B. Riddick in the September 2013 film Riddick. Becoming the sole surviving son of the Furyan Race this Halloween isn’t overly complicated. You’ll need to shave your head if you don’t already. For clothing, you’ll need a black tank top, black cargo pants, boots, plus arm and wrist bands. The key to making this costume work will be the ubiquitous Riddick goggles. These are a little more difficult to obtain but they’re available online and worth the investment since they make the costume. If you really want to top this costume off, get yourself a set of mirrored silver contact lenses and alleviate the need to wear the goggles full time.

5. KING LEONIDAS OF SPARTA

Yes, this one might be getting a little over done, however it still squeaks onto the list thanks to the March 2014 release of300: Rise of an Empire, which not only makes this costume bodybuilder-appropriate, but also makes it somewhat current. In fact, the 300 movies offer up plenty of costume ideas, and if Leonidas isn’t what you’re looking for, you can also opt to be Themistocles, or if you prefer to be the villain, Xerxes.

Pulling off King Leonidas requires abs. And, though very similar to the Hercules costume, the Spartan costume requires a red cape and the distinctive Spartan helmet to distinguish you from the other bodybuilders dressed up as generic barbarians with shields and swords. Because the original 300 movie spawned a cottage industry for Spartan costumes and accessories, finding the accessories to transform yourself into the bad-ass Spartan King is fairly easy.

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