Guy at beach brightly dressed- ken costume
Guy at beach brightly dressed- ken costume

The Best Ken Costumes & Outfits That Give Kenergy

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. 

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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.

Ken costumes

80s Workout Ken Costume — Amazon, £43.99

80's workout Ken outfit and costume

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.

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Cowboy Ken Costume — Amazon, from £14.49

Cowboy Ken outfit and costume

Yeehaw! Be the coolest cowboy at the rodeo in this country Ken costume. Better start practising those line-dancing moves. 

Where’s my horse?

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Safari Ken Costume — Smiffys, £41.99

Safari Ken costume from Smiffys

Complete with the neck tie, relive the iconic safari Ken costume this Halloween — because nothing is scarier than blue leopard print…

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Mojo Dojo Casa House Ken Costume — Amazon, £78.99

Mojo Dojo Casa House ken outfit

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. 

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Beach Ken Costume — Amazon, £23.46

Beach Ken costume

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.

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Ken Outfits

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

Levi's denim sleeveless vest Ken outfit

You’re not Ken if you don’t have a denim vest ready and waiting for you to whip out at any opportunity. 

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Light wash relaxed denim jeans — BoohooMAN, £21

Light wash blue jeans

Double the denim, double the Ken. 

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Pastel shirt and short set — BoohooMAN, £10

Light pink shorts and shirt mens Ken outfit

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.

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Muscle vests — BoohooMAN, £6

Blue muscle vest BoohooMan Ken costume

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. 

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Bermuda shorts — John Lewis, £38

John Lewis pink short Ken costume

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. 

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Hawaiian shirt — Next, £13.50

Blue Hawaiian shirt from Next Ken outfit

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.

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Striped polo shirt — Levi’s, £27

striped polo shirt from Levi's

Channel Allan, Ken’s best friend and arguably one of the most underrated characters in the film. 

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Swimming trunks

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

Hollister swim trunks

The pink and green colour scheme screams ‘Barbie World’.

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Superdry swim shorts — £35

Superdry pink swim shorts

Pink to make the Barbie’s wink, or whatever the saying is.

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