Could you cut your jumpsuit into shorts or no sleeves
Can you use any color jumpsuit
Is there any options to wear instead of the jumpsuit
Which patches HAVE to go where
What is the minimum amout of equipment you need to carry with you
Short answer; There are no Ghostbusters cosplay police. Its your costume you do what you want. The Ghostbusters fandom in general is very accepting and it is unlikely anyone is going to say anything disparaging if you do something unique....for the most part. Your miliage will vary depending on the group you are hanging with.
Longer answer; People tend towards trying to be screen accurate with a few personal touches here and there;
Movie screen accurate is (roughly); 27-P flight suits in khaki or grey, ghostbuster patch on the right shoulder, name patch on the left chest, cotton pistol belt (white, grey or khaki), side zip paratrooper boots, black protective gloves, leg tubing on khaki suit. This can be taken to various "levels" of accuracy by getting custom made jumpsuits by the company that made the suits for GBII down to p-27 flightsuits that dont quite have the right zipper of pockets, but are pretty close.
Personal touches tend to be fun pins, unique hats, etc.
If you do that you will blend in pretty well in about any Ghostbusters gathering.
How much gear do you need?
Short answer; None. Again, there are no Ghostbusters police.
Longer answer; As a friend once told me; "The secret to looking like a Ghostbuster that is working, but just took his pack off is by adding gear to the belt."
Adding more gear to your belt makes you look more "legit", but nothing is 'required'. A belt gizmo is probably the single best piece of gear that sells the look, however there isnt a cheap and easy option for this; you either have to make it or buy a kit from someone that builds them, which you will pay real money for (though lots of people dont have belt gizmos, so its by no means a requirement). A pistol belt with a pair of black protective gloves is a good place to start.
Other "accurate" costumes may include sources like comics and cartoons.
The "custom" option: There are people that use completely unique jumpsuits and gear that have a Ghostbusters feel rather than duplicating a specific source. I will be honest and say that there will be varying opinions on this, but a well done costume is a well done costume and if you do something cool you will get SIGNIFICANTLY more people saying that it is awesome than will say anything bad about it not being "accurate".
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