Lots of Ghostbusters Fans are scrambling right now to put together their first Ghostbusters costume using authentic parts. We've got a few tips for people putting together their costumes at the last minute, there is still time to do things right! Want to put together a quick and easy uniform? Read on...
Getting a Khaki or Navy colored flight suit is one of the most important parts of any Ghostbusters costume. It lays the foundation for your costume and will largely affect people's ability to know who you are. We offer a small selection of Flight Suits in the Ghostbsters Fans Shop. If we don't have your size, don't fret as we are constantly updating stock levels, so check back soon. If you are looking locally, you can find Dickies Brand Coveralls. Dickies also makes great dress suits for women which are extremely popular for the female Ghostbusters. Another option would be to find painters coveralls, and dye them khaki or navy. If you can't find a flight suit or coveralls, remember you can always wear khaki pants and a khaki shirt!
One of the most important parts of creating the uniform is to get some kind of identifiable No-Ghost logo on your shoulder. The Ghostbsters Fans Shop has two of the most accurate recreations of the logos available. Can't get one of the patches in time for Halloween? There are a few alternatives to putting a logo on your costume. You can print out the Ghostbusters Logo using iron-on transfer paper, available at most home office stores. This will create a passable logo on your shoulder, but it won't look perfect. You could instead pick up sticker paper from the home office store, and affix that to the uniform. It would be removable and one of the best options for a quick logo. A final option would be to use a marker or a stencil to paint a logo onto your suit. Do this if you don't plan on using your coveralls, or shirt again!
You will also need to come up with a name tag for your suit. We sell the absolute best recreations of the Ghostbusters 1 name tag. We've got Spengler, Stantz, Venkman, & Zeddemore. Can't pick one up in time for Halloween? You can use a similar method for the No-Ghost logo that we talked about above.
Belt and Accessories
In order for you to look the part, you need to have a belt and some cool gadgets. The Ghostbsters Fans Shop has the best Khaki Belts you can find, and the closest Black Belts to the ones custom made for Ghostbusters 2. We've also go all the accessories needed for costume: Gloves, Keychains, Flashlights and Yellow Hose. If you don't have time before Halloween or order you can find similar items from your local hardware store.
Check back in a few days we will take a look at inexpensive ways to make other last minute Ghostbusters props, and as always check out the Ghostbusters Fans Shop for great parts for your Ghostbusters costume. And remember to post pictures on the forums and in your profile to show off your costume!