Many legendary films have been made by production companies in Hollywood. Various characters have entered the public imagination and have inspired fancy dress costume ideas. So, what could someone be when the party they’ve been invited to has a fancy dress theme?
Having appeared in three films, Crocodile Dundee is an instantly recognisable character. With his snakeskin waist jacket and black cowboy hat, Crocodile Dundee is a very popular idea for a fancy dress costume. If a husband dresses as this character, his wife could be Linda who was Crocodile Dundee’s love interest.
In Man of Steel, which was released in 2013, Superman was played by Henry Cavill. Although other actors have been the Last Son of Krypton in former Superman movies, such as George Reeves, the most iconic portrayal was by Christopher Reeve in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Henry Cavill’s costume didn’t have red underwear but Christopher Reeve’s did. A fancy dress retailer might have many different Superman costumes, such as what Dean Cain wore in the TV series The New Adventures of Superman.
Although the modern perception of a cowboy is a myth, many movies have been made that feature them. As various actors have played cowboys in movies over the past couple of decades, there are plenty of costumes to choose from. A Roy Rogers cowboy costume which has very bright colours can be worn. What Charles Bronson sported in the Spaghetti Western Once Upon a Time in the West is also ideal. For a truly iconic cowboy costume, choose something which is similar to what John Wayne wore in his many westerns.
A group of friends could attend a fancy dress party as various characters from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Along with Brick Tamland and Brian Fantana, a costume can even be worn which is similar to what Ron or Champ Kind sported.
Many slasher movies have been made since the 1970’s and one of the most iconic serial killers is Jason Voorhees. Murdering teens and camp counsellors alike since the first Friday the 13th sequel onwards, his costume is very popular to wear. Along with his hockey mask and machete, a brown bomber jacket completes a Jason Voorhees costume. A fancy dress retailer might include these accessories in all of their outfits.
Since Night of the Living Dead was released in 1968, many zombie movies have been made and not always to critical acclaim although there are exceptions i.e. The Evil Dead. A zombie costume is very easy to recreate. By purchasing tubes of fake blood and applying to the body and also torn clothes, a costume is complete.
Batman has many enemies, such as the Joker. Just like Batman, many actors have played the Joker and each wore different costumes. For one of the scariest mens Halloween costumes around, dress as Heath Ledger who appeared in The Dark Knight. As this particular costume is purchasable in a variety of sizes, both a father and his son can be the Joker.
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