The history and fame of cartoon as well as comic character Popeye gives people an obvious choice to select Popeye costume in Halloween and theme parties. Most of the people are grown up by seeing the energetic and humorous cartoon of Popeye in childhood. That’s why this costume is equally popular for children, teenagers as well as adults. Popeye series consist of typical characters and amusing costume of them.
The central character of Popeye series is Popeye who is a middle aged sailor man. Popeye costume consists of paints, shirts, arms, hats and belts. Each item carries its own significance and characterizes the funny character of Popeye. Here is some instruction to create Popeye costume-
• One can start to design his Popeye costume from the white sailor cap of Popeye. It is not resemble like traditional round sailor cap because author characterize Popeye with Front- brimmed Captain’s cap. One can also find this type of cap in novelty store or made by its own.
• Next section of the costume is shirt. Popeye is usually seen in traditional black sailor shirt with red collar. The shirt is highlighted by golden buttons and a square collar. In winter season once can choose navy coat or sailor-style pea coat as Popeye upper dress.
• Pants of the Popeye are also unique like the typical comic character. One can get traditional royal blue pant with shiny yellow sailor belt for a good Popeye look. Bell-Bottom pants along with stuff newspaper in bottom also emphasize the character. For more accuracy, one can use button in front of the pants instead of zipper.
• For getting full Popeye look, one can hire or buy corncob pipe from novelty store, traditional pipe store or may search online.
• If anyone wants the bulging forearms like Popeye, it can be dressed up with long-sleeve, tight and flesh-color shirts and stuffed with fiberfill for bulk appearance but one should not forget to create temporary fake anchor tattoo in its forearms.
• Another accessory of Popeye costume is brown distinct work boots with rounded big toe. The Hook boots of adult is suitable match for this costume.
• Spinach can give finishing touch in this costume. One can be creative to make a spinach can. It is recommended to make a spinach can with such a craft material which once can easily squeeze and full of green cutting paper.
Olive Oyl is main female character and girlfriend of Popeye. Females can choose Olive Oyl costume in Popeye theme parties. Here is some instruction about Olive Oyl costume.
• Olive Oyl generally wore red long sleeved shirt with white round collar and cuffs. One can use 0.5 inch wide white ribbon and fabric glue to create white collar and cuffs of each hand in full sleeve red shirt.
• One should use 1 inch glossy yellow ribbon about 2 inches from bottom portion of black skirt to decorate Olive’s skirt.
• Use roll down white tube socks and ankle-high brown boots for perfect Olive looks.
• One can spread its long black hair to create a neat bun like Olive.
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