A lot of our gear gets used every year as parts of Halloween Costume Ideas, including by the staff! Here are some of our favourite ideas and sets.
Last year we created some Halloween Costume bundles, which we really enjoyed putting together. We aimed to create some fancy dress outfits which looked a bit more realistic. Also, because they’re all surplus items, you can get a full set of gear quite a bit cheaper than down a fancy dress store. Why spend more on a brand new costume when you can get the real deal cheaper?! As an added incentive, by buying the items as part of a bundle you get an extra 10% off them!
For those of you looking for something Military, we have 3 standard sets which contain items you will use more than once a year. Our Desert Army Set includes a Shemagh, an original British Desert DPM Camo Shirt and a pair of Bolle Viper Sunglasses. All you need to finish off the look is a pair of boots and some cargo trousers, which can be purchased separately. Another option is the Vietnam Tiger Stripe Bundle. In this set you get a Tiger Stripe Boonie Cap, a Tiger Stripe T-Shirt and a pair of Olive Green US Ranger Trousers. For the best look we recommend wearing with a pair of black or jungle camo boots, which again we have plenty to choose from on our website if you need some. Another option is the Multicam Set, which also contains pieces you can wear throughout the year. This bundle includes a Multicam Cap, a Multicam T-shirt and a pair of Multicam Trousers. Put these with some black or Multicam boots and you’re well away!
If you’re keen on sticking with the Military, but feel like something a little different, then we have a couple of other options on our site. How about our Russian Soldier Set? It includes a Light Blue Striped Russian Telnyashka Top and a Light Blue Beret. You then only need to add a pair of combat trousers and some boots and you’re done. We also have a great Fighter Pilot Bundle, which includes a pair of pilot style Aviator Sunglasses (great for everyday wear as well!), a set of original Tank Overalls which double up perfectly as a flight suit and a Pilot Wings Cap (Naval or Cadet). Its not the most historically accurate combination, but it goes together really well as a costume set, and you won’t find a set of real gear like this for such a good price anywhere!
The final options are then the most suited for Halloween. Possibly our favourite Halloween Costume is the Apocalyptic Costume. It includes an original Soviet GP5 Gas Mask, an original Slovakian M97 Jacket or Serbian Parka and a pair of original French NBC Gloves. Its not a combination traditionally worn together, but in a post-apocalyptic world you can’t afford to be picky! All you need to finish it off are some cargo/combat trousers and some boots, which you can also get from us separately on our website. The gas masks are real surplus, and are decorative items and not for protective use. If you choose to wear the gas mask for your event, please do not wear for long periods of time or with the filter (we include the filter and bag to help make it a good collectors piece when you’re done!). Our final Halloween Costume Bundle is the Pirate outfit, which includes a Red Striped Russian Telnyashka Top with a Vintage Weave and a Black Bandana (either plain or patterned). All you need to finish it off is an eye patch and a plastic sword, both of which you can get cheaply from high-street stores.
If you’re looking for something really impressive for a Costume Party, then don’t forget our Uniform Rentals. We have loads of different options, and have been made to the highest accuracy and quality standard. Our Gas Masks are also very popular this time of year, with loads of Cold War Era masks to choose from. Our Visor Caps also compliment Halloween Costumes.