Indiana Jones Costume How-To

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Indiana Jones Costume
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One of the hottest costumes for guys is Indiana Jones. The ladies love him, and adventure follows him. Fortunately, it’s also one of the easiest costumes you can put together.

  • The Hat – Take a trip to the thrift store and pick up any fabric hat that has a brim. Don’t worry if it is the wrong color. You can dye the hat in coffee for a cheap fix.
  • The Whip – Turn a jump rope into a whip. Pull off one handle of any jump rope. Spray paint the entire jump rope a dark brown color. Viola! A whip! Bet you thought that would be expensive.
  • The Shirt – Choose a beige or white button-down shirt. Button it only partway up the chest. The shirt should be tucked into the pants.
  • The Pants – Any tan or brown cargo pants will work.
  • The Boots – Pick a pair of tall, brown work boots. If you can’t find any, lots of costume shops sell brown boots.
  • The Jacket – Indiana wears a brown leather jacket, but it is also removed for plenty of scenes in the movie. If you can’t find a brown leather jacket to use, go with just the shirt instead.
  • The Face – Use a rough sponge and brown makeup to recreate that sexy stubble. Add a few streaks of ‘dirt’ around the temples, cheekbones and just under the jaw line.

    If you like this costume idea, try an easy version of Captain Jack Sparrow.