Halloween isn’t just for kids. In fact, the Oct. 31 holiday is arguably more fun for adults. Not only do you have some amazingly easy costume ideas and spiked witch’s brew, but you also have lots of candy options. Plus, it comes with the added bonus that you’re a grown adult who can choose to eat Reese’s peanut butter cups for breakfast without a meddling parent saying you can’t. But just so you know, Halloween doesn’t have to be spent or limited to crowded themed parties, vegging out on the couch with a Netflix horror movie marathon, or walking your kids around the block to trick-or-treat. Step outside the box this year and show off your spooky season spirit in an unlikely setting: the gym.
As more and more gyms celebrate Halloween, people are encouraged to dress up and get festive for their workouts. But, as you can imagine, it’s pretty difficult to get in a full-body workout if you’re wearing, say, a Jessica Rabbit gown and heels, or even a Thor muscle body suit. So instead, skip the added bulk of an elaborate costume for the gym this year and take the following athletic costume ideas as inspiration for what may very well be the best workout of your year. Not only do these clever gym Halloween costumes look great, but you can still jump, squat, lift, and row in these comfortable getups. These athleisure-inspired Halloween costumes are sure to put you in the best mood — even while you break a sweat.
— Additional reporting by Maggie Ryan and Melissa Santoyo