Cosplay ideas for guys with beards!
Whether you have a naturally-grown beard, or just want to wear one, you’ll like what I have in store for today’s post! Because it’s not everyday we talk about characters with beards. We often don’t think about them much, but characters with beards make for some of the coolest characters in fiction. Whether that’s in Anime, video games or comics, we got lots of characters with beards we should talk about.
So in this article, I’ll give you 15 cosplay ideas for guys with beards. I feel like some of these characters are under the radar and surprisingly, you wouldn’t know they have beards until you think about it.
In any case, I’m sure one of these characters will be perfect for you to cosplay.
Although this list for mainly for guys who want to use their own beard to cosplay, anyone really can cosplay these characters. Even if you don’t naturally grow a beard, you can easily wear one, just like you would with a wig.
Without further ado, let’s get started!
1. Asuma from Naruto
Let’s start this list with a Naruto character!
The leader of Team 10 and mentor to Shikamaru, Asuma is a tough ninja who smokes his cigarettes often. Asuma is one kickass character who is very laid back! I say he’s as cool as Kakashi.
Asuma has a short beard. So if your beard grows naturally, then you can just your own facial hair to cosplay Asuma with his beard!
2. Gragas from League of Legends
There are only a handful of plus size characters in League of Legends, but Gragas is one of them. If you ever wanted to be a kickass biker, then Vandal Gragas is the way to go. Best of all, he’s got that huge beard of his! You can wear a fake one, or take the time to grow it out.
3. Ganondorf from The Legend of Zelda
One of the most evil villains in all of video gaming, Ganondorf is the main antagonist of the Zelda games. Holding the power of the Triforce, he commands immense power and will do anything to conquer Hyrule. While definitely not the easiest cosplay to do, Ganondorf looks great if you can pull him off. He looks awesome, and most people who know he is!
4. Mr. Aizawa from My Hero Academia
The famous teacher of the main character, Mr. Aizawa is a popular character for so many reasons. He may look like a sleepy lazy head, but he truly cares about his students. Not to mention his Quirk is awesome; he’s able to temporarily erase his opponent’s Quirk while looking at them!
5. Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings
Who doesn’t love The Lord of the Rings? Everyone love Gandalf! You might not have the long grey hair or beard that he has. But you can always wear one on your face. Bring a staff with you to complete Galdalf’s look.
6. Geralt from The Witcher
Geralt is the main character of The Witcher series, one of the best video games ever out there. Even if you’ve never played any of the games before (I certainly haven’t), you should consider cosplaying him because he’s so cool-looking and badass.
7. Santa Claus
Ho ho ho! Who doesn’t love Santa Claus? Whether you believe in him or not, Santa is everyone’s favorite person during the winter holidays. Not only do you get to wear his cozy red outfit, but he’s got that long white beard of his. Save Santa Clause for a convention near the holidays, such as Holiday Matsuri!
8. Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean
Although Jack Sparrow isn’t the main character of Pirates of the Carribbean, he’s definetely the most popular by far! And why not; he’s so bad yet cool and he’s got the best design. Not only does Jack Sparrow have a beard, but just a great looking pirate overall!
9. Joseph Joestar from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
The main character of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Joseph Joestar is just so cool! He has many different outfits but one thing is for sure; he’s got a beard!
10. Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones may be done as a series, but Khal Drogo lives forever in our memories. He’s a great character worth cosplaying. Bring a Daenerys with you!
11. Ezio from Assassin’s Creed
Love or hate the series, Assassin’s Creed is well-known in the video game. And at the forefront of the series is Ezio, the main character. I actually never played the game, but apparently Ezio is an older character. His outfit is simply amazing. So if you are an older cosplayer and want to do cosplay someone closer to your age, then Ezio is definitely a great choice.
12. Master Rochi from Dragon Ball
If you don’t know who Master Roshi is, you’ve been hiding under a rock! He’s the legendary old man from Dragon Ball, who loves his women. He’s actually pretty easy to cosplay; you just need his bald hair, the long beard, his large cane and his perverted smile, and you’re good!
13. Wolverine from X-Men
The most badass member of X-Men in my opinion. Wolverine may be a good guy, but he’s far from being a role model character. With his tough personality, he won’t hesitate to use violent means to fight off evil. Wolverine is a great character to cosplay, especially if you’re an older cosplayer.
14. Professor Dumblecore from Harry Potter
Another wise man from a magical series. Professor Dumbledore is a fan favorite of Harry Potter and runs the show at Hogwarts. If you don’t want to look as old as him, you can also opt for Snape instead.
15. Jafar from Aladdin
Jafar may be an evil guy in the Aladdin movie, but he looks great as a cosplay! It would be even cooler if you brought an Aladdin and Jasmine cosplayer with you as well.
Other cosplay ideas for guys with beards
- Cranky Kong
- Doctor Strange
- Tony Stark
- Jet Black from Cowboy Bebop
- Joel from The Last Of Us
To summarize, here are the 15 cosplay ideas with beards:
- Asuma from Naruto
- Gragas from League of Legends
- Ganondorf from The Legend of Zelda
- Wolverine from X-Men
- Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings
- Geralt from The Witcher
- Santa Claus
- Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean
- Joseph Joestar from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
- Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones
- Ezio from Assassin’s Creed
- Master Rochi from Dragon Ball
- Mr. Aizawa from My Hero Academia
- Professor Dumbledore from Harry Potter
- Jafar from Aladdin
And there you have it; 15 cosplay ideas for guys with beards!
If you’re looking for more cosplay ideas, check out these posts:
- Cosplay Group Tutorial (a complete guide on how to setup a cosplay group, whether you’re looking to just take pictures or start a dance group or gathering)
- Cosplay Ideas For You – The Ultimate Guide (the best guide on finding cosplay ideas for you, based on your budget, appearance, your own personal preferences, etc)
- 2022 Cosplay Ideas (these cosplay ideas have been the most popular for 2022)
- Cosplay Ideas For Couples (you don’t have to wait until Valentine’s Day to get start on a cosplay idea for you and your significant other)
Which one will you do? Let me know in the comments!