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Coolest Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Costume

by John M.
(Brooklyn, NY USA)

Homemade Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Costume

Homemade Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Costume

After reading several Hunter S. Thompson books over the summer, I became a huge fan of not only his gonzo style of writing, but also his characters that are loose portrayals of himself. I decided this Halloween I would be Raoul Duke (aka Hunter S. Thompson) from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I found the hat and glasses I needed in Chinatown for about $10 then headed to the Goodwill for the rest of the outfit. The shorts are a pair of scrubs I got for $2 that I cut and hemmed. The sport coat I found at a thrift shop along with a few multicolored T-shirts to cut up and sew on as patches to match the jacket Johnny Depp wears in the movie.

My girlfriend helped me with a lot of the sewing since I have no idea what I’m doing with the sewing machine. So after a few hours of cutting, sewing and practicing my favorite lines in the movie, I’m ready for a Halloween full of ether trips in bat country.

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