We started making our Homemade American Gladiators Couple Costume with old high school singlets and sewed several red, white and blue stars all over them.
We made the jousting sticks with old brooms, towels, and colored duct tape. Instead of wrapping the entire stick, we used the old method and made the square look from the jousting stick.
We layered on some old socks and we found an old wrestling head piece that fit around the head and ears of the Guy Gladiator. It was perfect for the old school look we were going for. Our costumes were a big hit! We went to a few bars and just got on top of bar stools and jousted each other for pictures. So much fun to make with about 3 hours of work put into them.