If you’ve been putting off finding a Halloween costume until now, no worries – we’ve got you covered. Patriot Surplus can be your source for Halloween costume must-haves, especially if you’re going with military standby costume ideas.
This year, we’ve been thinking about what sorts of Halloween 2012 costumes you can put together with some of our law enforcement hunting, and tactical gear. So far, here’s what we’ve come up with:
Indiana Jones: Put Harrison Ford to shame and remind the world of why archaeology is so friggin’ awesome by going as Indiana Jones to your next Halloween party. To make this costume, you’ll need a brown leather fighter jacket, a long-sleeved khaki tactical shirt, tan pants, brown boots, a fedora, a whip, brown belt, and satchel. Let your scruff grow in a bit and you’re ready to storm the Temple of Doom. Or the snack table. Your choice.
Rosie the Riveter: You can do it! This homemade costume is a favorite among lady patriots. To create the look, you’ll need a blue denim collared button down with the sleeves rolled up past the elbow, red lipstick, victory roll hairstyle, and a red bandana.
Plastic Army Man: If you love Toy Story or miss the nostalgia of those little green guys dotting your game board or toy chest, then you’ll definitely love this Halloween costume idea. To go as a green Army figurine, start out by grabbing plenty of green body paint for your face and hands. Next, suit up in olive green BDUs, including a green army coat, green army pants, and green army belt. Green boots, too. Finally, grab a can of green spray paint and spray paint a toy machine gun or walkie talkie to carry with you. For the plastic standee bottom, cut out pieces of cardboard, spray paint them green, and attach them to the bottom of your boots. Top it off with a green G.I. helmet.
Swamp Witch: If you’ve seen the movie Legend, then you’ll get where this is coming from. The swamp witch is a cool idea if you have a ghillie suit laying around that you want to put to good use. Start out by putting on your ghillie suit and other camo gear. Then, add a witch mask to freak out your friends, or if you have the time and talent, a prosthetic nose, ears, and some nasty teeth. Colored contacts optional. Stringy hair, whether natural or a wig, will top things off. Add claws and a staff or wand and you’re ready to scare the bejeezus out of any trick or treater that darkens your doorstep.
Officer _____: There are plenty of pop culture police officers who make us laugh (like Bill Hader and Seth Rogan’s characters in Superbad) . Think of a movie or TV show with famous cop characters that either kick ass or make us bust a gut and dress up with our light blue long-sleeve police uniform shirt, blue police uniform pants, aviator sunglasses, tactical belt, and badge. Add cuffs and flashlight for playing manhunt – or giving your buddy a whack when he tries to steal the candy from the kids. The key to pulling off your character will be all about the hair and the personality. (P.S. – is Reno 911 more your style? Then switch it up with a khaki police uniform shirt and brown pants – or short shorts).
Got more great ideas? Share them with us in the comments!