On year my wife suggested for Halloween that we could go as each other. She started explaining to me on how she could put on my clothes and paint a big beard on her face and that I could.... then she stopped when she realized the 15 inch beard on my face would ruin the illusion. So we started looking together, and there are SO MANY CLICHES. ZZ Top, Alan from the Hangover, and Abe Lincoln.
So we compiled a list of our favorites.
Okay, fine, we're giving into a cliche right off the bat but like we said in our recent Instagram post, it's one of the greatest and most classic beards in literature and cinema.
We're not talking about some sort of fat-lady-singing operat viking, and of course, Ragnar Lothbrok is a given, but there are so many incredible possibilities as a viking, studded leather, burly beard beads, and swords, what's better?
If a viking is a bit too mundane and mortal for you, how about the god of a viking? You don't even have to be Chris Hemsworth, you just need that manly scruff and big ol' hammer.
If one pantheon doesn't work, you can always try another. No need to swear by the beard of Zeus, if you are the king of the gods. Full disclosure, that's a drawing a friend did of me, not Zeus, but I guess we're splitting hairs at this point.
Formerly the laughing stock of the Super Friends, this image has turned around with Jason Momoa bringing this character to a whole new level.
6) Bob Ross
Probably the greatest super hero of all, Bob Ross. Teach others zen and the art of the happy little tree.
7) Obi Wan Kenobi
Everyone is too busy going as Luke Skywalker form the Last Jedi. Show them you're an original fan by going as old Ben Kenobi.
Hate to include this cliche as well, but if you're single, this one's for you. Did you even know Lumbersexual is a thing?! Yes this is a photo of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, but you don't get much more Lumbersexual than that.
We can't let mythology and cinema have all the fun and neglect the gaming world. Put that grey beard to use (or you know, use a temporary dye).
10) Jon Snow
There is no way we can make a list of bearded costumes and leave out the world's favorite show.