The Sneakerhead's Guide to Halloween Costumes

How to dress to impress at your next Halloween party.


For sneakerheads, every day is a chance to express our personal style. Halloween, on the other hand, offers up a rare opportunity to dress up like someone else for a change. (Unless you’re one of those people that dresses like Kanye every day.)

If you’re looking to make a statement at this year’s Halloween parties while maintaining your sneakerhead credentials, we’ve put together a guide just for you.

Hover over the dots below for an interactive look at five sneakerhead-themed Halloween costumes.

DJ Khaled

Among the many things that "they" don't want DJ Khaled to do, Snapchatting his way into a courtside seat at Staples Center looking like hip hop Grimace has to rank near the top of the list. When subtlety isn't your game, a full purple velour suit is the only way you can possibly make sure everyone knows you have the exclusive "Kobe" Air Jordan 3s.

Kanye West

A man of many styles, Kanye West settled on this surprisingly tame look for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. Somehow, all-beige everything makes for a versatile ensemble good for both fake squashing your beef with conniving pop stars and announcing a presidential campaign.

Russell Westbrook

When you’re as adventurous of a dresser as Russell Westbrook, you can basically put any combination of items together and call it an outfit. If you’re truly feeling inspired, then go ahead and rock that gym shorts/tuxedo shirt/floral apron/motorcycle boot look you’ve wanted to try. We went for a specific look here though, which Westbrook donned for the 2013 NBA All-Star celebrity game.

Marty McFly

The popularity of Back to the Future and Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly character have led to actual Halloween costumes being produced. You could easily cop the entire look online, but what fun is that? We limited our commercially available options to just the Mag when piecing together the costume for the word’s most stylish time traveler.

Michael Jordan

Anyone can wear comically oversized denim and long-forgotten Jordan Brand trainers for a round on the links, but it takes a legitimate "NFG" attitude to actually put the look off. Don’t forget to have your six rings and billion-dollar namesake brand nearby if you attempt this Michael Jordan style.