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How to Make a Classic Movie Homemade Halloween Costume for Men

This Halloween, why not assume the role of one of Hollywood's leading men? Here are 5 classic characters you can recreate with an easy homemade costume.


  • Step 1: Take a risk Go as Joel Goodsen, Tom Cruise's character in Risky Business: All you need is a pink button-down shirt, white tube socks -- and the nerve to go out in your tighty-whities!
  • Step 2: Be a rebel Be a Rebel Without a Cause. Become James Dean's character, Jim Stark, by wearing jeans, a white T-shirt, and a red zippered jacket, worn with the collar turned up.
  • TIP: If your hair is long enough, style it in a pompadour.
  • Step 3: Go to Casablanca Transform yourself into suave nightclub owner Rick Blaine, Humphrey Bogart's character in Casablanca. All you need for this easy homemade Halloween costume for men is a trench coat, a fedora, and a cigarette.
  • Step 4: Be a terror Assume the role of Malcolm McDowell's character Alex in A Clockwork Orange by wearing white pants, suspenders, and shirt; combat boots; and a bowler hat. Apply false eyelashes, top and bottom, to 1 eye only, and carry a walking stick -- menacingly.
  • TIP: To complete the creepy look, wear a jockstrap over your pants.
  • Step 5: Be an adventurer Become Indiana Jones with khaki pants, a rumpled safari shirt with one sleeve ripped off, and a brown felt fedora. Carry a bullwhip in case you get in a tussle with any of the preceding characters. Happy Halloween!
  • FACT: Nearly 20 percent of Americans make homemade Halloween costumes every year.

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