Top Gun Olive Drab Flight Suit
Halloween is a great time for all of us. Free candy, costume contests, and the chance to be Maverick for a day. Every boy wants to be a soldier and every guy wants to be in Top Gun. If this sounds like how you’ll want to spend your Halloween, be sure to check out these military costume how-to guides. We’ve taken some of the best military-inspired Halloween costumes (from both Hollywood and the battlefield) and broken them down to the essentials so you can equip yourself with everything you need at Patriot Surplus. Just pick a costume and follow the guides:
Maverick from Top Gun: “Goose, it’s time to buzz the tower.” Maverick is every guy’s dream costume. Okay, maybe not every guy, but if you’re cool enough to want to be Tom Cruise’s most memorable character (without the couch jumping), then we’ve got you covered with the right costume essentials. You can be Maverick with an olive drab flight suit, a pair of aviator sunglasses, and black jungle boots. You’ll need a hot shot attitude to go with it, but we don’t sell that…yet.
Patton: You may never be a Patton, but at least you can pay homage to his memory and outstanding leadership by dressing up as him this Halloween. You’ll need a G.I. Helmet, shirt, tie, Ike jacket, leather gloves, Jopdhur pants, riding crop, boost, and a shit ton of medals.
Lt. Aldo Raine from Inglourious Basterds: Pure unadulterated badass. Put together a blue double breasted coat (a blue BDUshirt works), belt with knife holster, gigantic knife (prop preferred, of course), blue scarf, black pants, black boots, moustache, and a side part to strike fear into the hearts of every Nazi.
Rambo: A Halloween classic that everyone will recognize. Grab a bushy haired wig, a red bandana headband, a pair of BDU pants, jungle boots, dog tags, a black tank top, and a bullet belt.
SWAT Team Member: Walking into a party or taking the kids around the block to trick or treat just got a lot more interesting. Alright, so this might scare the neighbors a bit, but that’s half the fun. A SWAT team costume is well worth it to make an impression, especially if you want to play a prank on a friend or a coworker later on. To put together this costume, you’ll need black jungle boots, fingerless duty gloves, knee pads, a black Ranger vest, a black SWAT tee, and a pair of black BDU pants.
G.I. Joe: An American classic, G.I. Joe is a great costume idea for any guy. I mean, c’mon, who DOESN’T want to be an action figure? To get this costume right, you need to make it yourself. Not sure what’s up with all of this G.I. Joe ninja crap, but if you look in costume stores, that’s all you’re going to find. To become America’s hero, you need is a pair of olive drab BDU pants, black jungle boots, a solid military t-shirt, dog tags, an olive drab military shirt, and a G.I. style helmet.
Group Costume Idea – The A-Team: Going with a group? Get together with the guys and really make an entrance. Explosives optional. The A-Team is a memorable costume idea that’s sure to win any costume competition. With Mr. T in the mix, how can you lose? To make up this costume, here’s what you’ll need for each member:
- Mr. T: Denim bib overalls, red long-sleeved shirt, a full beard, mohawk, and lots of gold chains.
- Hannibal: White hair, fatigues, jungle boots, leather gloves, and a cigar.
- Howlin Mad Murdock: Black baseball cap, leather bomber jacket, t-shirt, and BDU pants.
- Lt. Faceman Peck: Volumizing hair spray, a slick dinner blazer suit jacket, a white button down, khakis, and a belt.
As for the kids, we’ve got plenty of opportunities to find the right Halloween costume. Your kid can be a sailor, marine, soldier, or pilot with our flight suits, kids military clothing, and kids army costumes. We also have lots of cool accessories like patches and canteens. Don’t forget about glow sticks to help you light your way as you trick or treat through the neighborhood!
Stay tuned. In our next post, we’ll serve up some military Halloween costume ideas for the ladies.