Last Minute BJJ Halloween Ideas
Halloween is little more than two weeks away. And like any self-respecting procrastinator, you’ve left your Halloween costume idea for the last minute.
You have a few options now (as you well know). One, you can rush over to your nearest pop-up Halloween store and rifle through the last remaining dregs of costumes, from an leftover assortment that nobody wanted in the first place. Odds are high that you’ll end up with a very unsatisfactory costume. Two, you can scour the internet – probably Amazon – for a ready-made idea and hope that it 1) arrives on time, 2) fits, and 3) if it doesn’t fit, that you can return it with enough time to order one that does. Ugh. What a hassle.
Well, lucky for you, you have a third option… we’ve curated a list of easy jiu-jitsu themed Halloween ideas. Every option does require a specific gi or no-gi set… Lucky for you, we know a place that sells them if you don’t already have it. Some may require an extra accessory, but one that you can easily find at your local store, or get in a hurry. You may already have all you need; if so you’re all set.
You’re welcome, in advance.
The Scream Guy, but Jiu-Jitsu
An all-black gi and a basic “Scream” mask is all you need for this. You may already have both. If you don’t have an all black gi (or one that hasn’t turned grey due to one too many washings), here are three great options.
You’re local party store will have plenty of Scream masks left over. Take my word on it. If not, a mask is one of the easiest things to get same-day or one-day shipped from Amazon, and you don’t have to worry about it fitting. Unless you have an extra-large noggin. If you want, you can add a little extra flair with some black finger tape.
A Werewolf, Ready to Howl and Roll
If you don’t want to go the all-black route – or you think the Scream Guy is just too played out – try our jiu-jitsu werewolf idea. Again, a werewolf mask is pretty ubiquitous. You’ll be able to find one somewhere. In fact, someone at your academy might even have one from Halloweens past (for you cheapskates out there). Pair it with a sweet The One Gi in Grey. Add some extra flair with black nail polish (or those stick-on black pointy nails).
This one is too easy… who doesn’t have a white gi?? Plus, it’s a nod to that nostalgic old-school ghost costume. All you need is, surprise, a white gi, and enough white fabric (or a bedsheet) to drape over your head. You don’t want to go full-on ghost… because nobody would get the jiu-jitsu part of it, so cut up just enough to fall down mid-way down your torso, revealing your belt. Obviously, you’ll want to cut two eye-holes so you can actually see. In case you have to actually use your jiu-jitsu while in costume.
No-Gi, No-Skin Skeleton
This one doesn’t require much either. All you need is an all-black no-gi set and white paint. For the no-gi kit, try these options:
If you don’t mind ruining a perfectly good no-gi kit (or you’d like to reuse this costume in the future), you can use basic white acrylic paint or white fabric paint. If you do mind ruining your kit, but still want to try this, find yourself some washable fingerpaint. You know, the kind kindergarten teachers use, knowing their little hellions will get it all over themselves and everything else. This one does require some artistic skill…as you’ll have to paint the bones on your kit. Actually, no. Scratch that. No it doesn’t. Do your best. The more unrealistic your skeleton looks, the better, in my opinion.
Hopefully these ideas will help you to avoid having the lamest Halloween costume at the party. Stay safe out there and remember: if you’re drinking, get a ride home. You want to be able to roll off all those alcoholic beverages the next day.