The Best Halloween Costumes For Skateboarders (2023)
Updated for Halloween 2023
Who says skaters can't enjoy Halloween? (Probably nobody. I've never heard anyone say skaters can't enjoy Halloween.)
Regardless, here are some skaters who clearly took their spooky festivities to the next level with this killer costume commitment. Look upon these 10 fantastic skating costumes, weep, and--if you're still looking for ideas--take some notes.
Some guys just want to watch the world land some sick tricks, right? Even though the Joker isn't technically a character who skates, let's be real--you could totally imagine him suddenly hopping on a skateboard in the middle of The Dark Knight. Plus, that billowy purple jacket catches the air in a pretty rad way.
Grab this joker costume on Amazon. Skateboard not included!
2. Bart Simpson
When is Bart Simpson ever seen without his skateboard? If you're stuck for Halloween ideas, you could try this deeply unnerving costume--or make your own, maybe-slightly-less-unnerving one.
Let's be real for a second. In the vast universe of Halloween costumes, there's a hierarchy. And right at the top, reigning supreme above all those overdone vampires and werewolves, is the Zombie Skater.
Why, you ask? Well, first off, it's the perfect blend of "I tried" and "I woke up like this." You get to rock the undead look while still showcasing your mad skateboarding skills.
Plus, it's the only costume that lets you say, "I'm not falling, I'm just doing my best zombie impression!" And if anyone questions your choice? Just remind them that while their costume might be dead on arrival, yours is already dead... and still kickflipping.
Find a zombie costume here and then just add a skateboard!
4. Ghost Skater
Picture this: the streets are dimly lit, the autumn wind rustles through the trees, and out of the mist emerges... a skateboarding ghost! This isn't your typical haunting spirit; this is a specter with style.
The skateboarding ghost costume is the epitome of otherworldly cool. It's the perfect blend of spooky and sporty, allowing you to glide seamlessly through the streets like a phantom on wheels.
And the best part? Every time you nail a trick, onlookers will be left wondering if they just witnessed a supernatural feat or just some rad skateboarding skills. After all, who said the afterlife can't have a bit of fun? Find a ghost costume on amazon here.
Want a flying carpet in real life? Glue some carpet to your skateboard, and you're golden! Now all you need is a princess and a genie, and three wishes.
6. Marty McFly
Holy hoverboard! YouTuber RyanLeerReeL is responsible for this incredibly cool Marty McFly costume. Start with this costume from Amazon, and then with some black leggings and fake legs, you too can pull off this hovering illusion.
Another great costume idea for rollerskaters--show R2-D2 and BB-8 some love with these clever getups! You don't HAVE to speak in beeps all night, but your costume could be an opportunity to avoid chatting with that guy who always wants to play devil's advocate.
Skating nun. Simple, elegant, and incredibly badass. (Photo credit: Ed Pilolla)
This looks incredibly warm. But also, super cool. When you're pressed for time, commit quick; put on a full-body Chewbacca suit and head to your nearest skatepark for a Halloween treat nobody will expect.
10. This guy
I haven't found any existing costumes of Steve Buscemi's 30 Rock character. But I humbly suggest to you, skaters of the internet, that you give it a shot this Halloween. Whether you actually are or very-much-are-not a fellow kid, this skating costume is a winner.
Which one is your favorite? Comment below!