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Friday October 15, 2021

By Paul Barach

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Choosing the perfect Halloween costume comes easy to some, but not everyone. If you’re coming up short on a creative outfit that combines your love of the herb with your love of America’s best holiday, we’ve got you covered!

Here are PotGuide’s suggestions for some of the best weed-themed costumes for your next Halloween bash.

Marijuana-Themed Halloween Costumes Off the Rack

When you just don’t have the time or energy to brainstorm, try these quick and easy options. Some you can find at your local Halloween store, but if not, the Internet is at the ready. Just be sure to order your costume early!


A classic cannabis costume for those who wish to dress as what Spirit Halloween would call a “cylindrical glass water pipe.” This one is readily available for purchase online if you don’t want to mess around with cardboard, Exacto-knife, and tape.

Bag of Weed/Bottle of Weed

This is another no-hassle marijuana costume that can be bought with the click of a button. Go as the classic sandwich baggie filled with nugs or a medicine bottle if there’s going to be narrow doorways or a packed room.


Hit your Halloween gathering and get ready to puff puff party with this classic weed costume. Whether you’re going as a fat blunt, a medium doobie, or a traditional spliff, you got the most mobility when you hit the dance floor with this one.

Weed-Themed Character Costumes

If you’re looking for a bit more personality with your costume, here are some classic cannabis characters to make it a Happy Halloweed.

Weed Fairy

Put your own spin on Lady Gaga’s iconic weed Halloween costume. Throw on a green wig, some pot-leaf pasties (to your comfort level), and rock a green mesh skirt and go as the weed fairy. Do you bestow joints upon party-goers or make edibles appear with a touch of your wand? Create your own mythology of this new cannabis-fantasy character.


Everyone’s favorite van-dwelling, mystery-solving, cowardly dog whisperer fits right in at any Halloween party. When you’re done toking up in the back of your own personal Mystery Machine, do your best loose-limbed stride into the gathering in a green T-shirt and brown pants. Grow your hair long and rock a chin patch to complete it.  

The Dude

The go-to Halloween costume for any long-haired, bearded pot smoker who can rock a mean bathrobe, shorts, and plastic sandals combo. Whether you’re pulling out joints from that robe pocket or your bowling ball bag to burn down, remember to take ‘er easy for all us sinners out here.


South Park’s resident stoner is here for two things: extolling the benefits of towel ownership and telling you how stoned he is. When it comes to weed-themed Halloween costumes, this one is a breeze to make. Hang a towel off your shoulders, one off your back, carry a joint, and pitch your voice as high as you can. “You wanna get high?” and “Don’t forget to bring a towel” are your go-tos for selling this costume.

Smokey Friday

Everyone’s favorite South Central LA neighborhood drug dealer is also a perfect last-minute weed costume to throw together. Blue cap, blue t-shirt, gold rope chain, a pair of khakis and you’re good to go. Hang a beeper off your belt if you want some extra credit. Just hope Big Worm doesn’t show up to the same spot.


If you really want to impress, why not go as one of horror cinema’s most recent monsters? Attach a cardboard downstem to the Babadook’s signature stovepipe hat, throw on a large black coat, and spend the entire party asking in a raspy croak if anyone wants a “Ba-Ba-Tooooooke?”

Couples Weed-Themed Costumes

When you’re bringing a plus one (or more) to the Halloween Bash, these marijuana-themed costumes are always a hit.

Abby and Illana from Broad City

These Broad City New York friends have taken the mantle of comedy stoner-duo for the new century. The friend (or partner) with the straightest hair can throw on a horizontal striped shirt and beanie, and the one with the curliest hair just needs an NYC crop top and funky fanny pack. If your natural hair doesn’t fit the look, a cheap wig will get the job done.

Cheech and Chong

Cheech and Chong is a classic stoner Halloween costume for a pair of friends or a couple. This 70’s stoner comedy duo costume is easy to put together. All you need for Cheech is a red beanie, red suspenders, and a sleeveless undershirt. Your Chong costume is complete with a bandana, glasses, and jean jacket (befitting this Canadian’s roots.)

Half-Baked/Sir Smoke-a-Lot

The four leads from the stoner classic Half Baked make a great weed-themed costume when you’re mobbing in a group. Some blue coveralls, a tie-dye shirt and fanny pack, a fast-food uniform, and an orange prison jumpsuit completes the quartet. 

If you've got five coming, get a puffy yellow jacket, yellow pants, a chain, and no shirt and you’re Sir Smoke A Lot. Sell it with these classic lines

Marijuana Strain Costumes

A clever weed costume always sparks up a conversation, so why not dress as your favorite strain? Those in the know will appreciate the effort.

White Widow

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Add a weed leaf to this costume and you are set! photo credit

Buy Natasha Romanov's winter costume from her solo Marvel movie, put a pot leaf on the belt where the spider should go, and bam! White Widow.

Purple Urkel

Hitch up your purple slacks as far up as they’ll go, snap on some pot leaf suspenders, add thick purple glasses and you’ve got Purple Urkel. You’ll get bonus points from the older millennials if you can throw down the Urkel Dance while you’re at it. 

Romulan Kus

If you’ve got some pointy ears and a Star Trek costume laying around, slap on a pot leaf instead of a communicator and beam down to the party as Romulan Kush.

Maui Wowie

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Pair this with board shorts and flip-flops to complete the look. photo credit

A simple weed-themed Hawaiian shirt, sunglasses, flip flops, and board shorts will leave no doubt which tropical island strain you’re dressed as.

The Wrap Up

Halloween is the most fun holiday of the year, whether you’re a candy-crazed kid or a cannabis-consuming adult. If you’re the latter, we hope this list has inspired you to throw together your next weed-themed Halloween costume. Of course, as with any drug, or social gathering during this time, enjoy responsibly and stay safe! 

Do you have any favorite weed-themed Halloween costumes? Are there any we missed? Let us know in the comments!

Photo Credit: Clinton Steeds (license)


Paul Barach Paul Barach

Paul Barach is a Seattle-based freelance writer, editor, and author with experience creating well-researched, edited web articles covering cannabis news, culture, history and science. Paul is a regular contributor to PotGuide and has also contributed to publications such as, SlabMechanix, Litro, and The Trek. He prefers to spend his free time outdoors and most recently hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. So far he has only fallen into the La Brea Tarpits once. You can follow him on Instagram @BarachOutdoors and stay up to date professionally through his LinkedIn page.

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