Be the man behind the tan this Halloween with a Ken costume to rival Barbie.
The Barbie movie has no doubt been the topic of conversation since its release in the summer, mostly for its stellar casting, didactic messaging and, of course, the creative genius in the film’s marketing efforts.
And while the limelight has been shining upon Margot Robbie’s head and the other Barbie cast, it’s time to give Ken the attention he deserves — for his outfits. Giving Barbie a run for her money, Ken is just as stylish and cool enough to have everyone replicating his outlandish outfits.
A style icon to all genders, Ken’s outfits are the envy of many. So why not channel some ‘Kenergy’ this Halloween and don a denim vest and some (drawn-on) abs.
Even you, yes you, are Kenough.
Best Ken Costumes & Outfits
Whether you’ve got a Halloween party to dress up for or a fancy dress birthday party to attend, these Ken costumes and outfits will steal the show.
If you fancy taking after the icon herself, check out these Barbiecore outfits and how to get the Barbie Aesthetic.
80s Workout Ken Costume — Amazon, £43.99
The complete package: sun visor, tank top, sleeveless jacket, shorts, leg warmers and wristband. Retro vibes for days. Left the party early? Head straight to the gym in this get-up.
Cowboy Ken Costume — Amazon, from £14.49
Yeehaw! Be the coolest cowboy at the rodeo in this country Ken costume. Better start practising those line-dancing moves.
Where’s my horse?
Safari Ken Costume — Smiffys, £41.99
Complete with the neck tie, relive the iconic safari Ken costume this Halloween — because nothing is scarier than blue leopard print…
Mojo Dojo Casa House Ken Costume — Amazon, £78.99
Boost your ego to match Ken’s with his Mojo Dojo Casa House look. Complete with the faux fur coat (handy for the winter months) you’ll be the coolest Ken at the party.
Beach Ken Costume — Amazon, £23.46
Recreate Ken’s pastel beach costume to bring a little sunshine to your Halloween. They can also double up as PJs if you need to take a nap wherever you are.
We’ve got the staple pieces for your wardrobe to replicate Ken’s outfits regardless of the occasion. Brunch? Ken. Work? Ken. Night out? Ken.
Here are the Ken-approved outfit pieces you’ll need to match his vibes.
Sleeveless denim vest — Levi’s, £95
You’re not Ken if you don’t have a denim vest ready and waiting for you to whip out at any opportunity.
Light wash relaxed denim jeans — BoohooMAN, £21
Double the denim, double the Ken.
Pastel shirt and short set — BoohooMAN, £10
Barbie lives in a pastel world, so opt for light colours to channel Ken in your outfits. So cute, even Barbie will want to borrow it.
Muscle vests — BoohooMAN, £6
Show off the muscles you spend all your time at the gym working on. Don’t forget, Ken’s job is ‘beach’ so you gotta ensure you have a selection of brightly coloured vests to exude maximum Kenergy.
Bermuda shorts — John Lewis, £38
You can’t be Ken if you’re not wearing shorts and wandering aimlessly around the beach. May not be the warmest option for a Ken costume or outfit, but you’ll look as cool as Ryan Gosling in the film, so it’s worth it.
Hawaiian shirt — Next, £13.50
No Ken look is complete without a tacky, vibrant Hawaiian shirt. It’s a staple for Ken outfits, especially ones in vibrant, clashing colours. If you think it’s too bold, then it’s probably not bold enough.
Striped polo shirt — Levi’s, £27
Channel Allan, Ken’s best friend and arguably one of the most underrated characters in the film.
Of course, if you’re trying to channel Ken this Halloween, no Ken costume will be complete without any swimwear. The brighter, the better.
Hollister swim trunks — £24.65
The pink and green colour scheme screams ‘Barbie World’.
Superdry swim shorts — £35
Pink to make the Barbie’s wink, or whatever the saying is.