Make your own Gangster Costume

Worried about finding a fierce Gangster costume? Well, fughettaboutit because making one at home is a real blast. To dress up as real–life inspired gangsters, such as Bonnie and Clyde, or fictional characters inspired by movies such as “The Godfather“ and the recent television hit “The Sopranos“ is as easy as picking a good suit and some imposing weapons.

Items needed to make your Gangster Costume

Items Needed:
Pin stripped suit
Black shirt
White or Red Tie
Fedora Hat
Fake mustache (optional)
Dark sunglasses
Gold jewelry, such as pinky ring


Step 1: Scour the vintage shops for a dark pin stripe suit. Under your suit wear a dark dress shirt and a white or red tie. If you don’t have the whole suit, you can make due with black jeans, a black t–shirt and a pin strip jacket. Dark dress shoes are the preferred footwear of a Gangster costume.

Step 2: Grease your hair back with hair gel and plop a dark felt fedora hat on your head, cocked slightly to one side like you are one cool SOB. If you like facial hair, then stick on a faux mustache or pencil one in.

Step 3: Accessorize your Gangster costume with accouterments that show you’re taking care of business. Toy machine guns and fake sawed off rifles will give you the hit–maker look you aspire to.

Step 4: Other clever accessories for your Gangster costume include dark sunglasses, gold jewelry such as a cigar, heavy chains and medallions around the neck and a gaudy little pinky ring. If you are going dressed as the Godfather, it would be funny to carry around a big cardboard cut out of a horse’s head.

Step 5: Not on the list of items needed, but you’ll certainly want to bring along a gorgeous Gun Moll to adorn your arm when you’re ready to hit the town.

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