I cut my old BDU (Battle Dress Uniform) top at the mid section and made it ruff edge to give the "just torn for war" look. The gold medal on the top is supposed to act as my rank, I only rank in gold FOO! The rank is actually my wife's gold played lipstick case in which I super-glued on.
The gold necklaces are gold plated necklaces that came 3 in a pack and also I strung some beads and spray painted them gold to fill in the lack of bling. The earrings are clip on and one has beads super-glued to it with a feather at the end.
I also used work out shorts, workout gloves, tube sock, and old combat boots from basic training. But don't worry you can go to Military hobby stores and buy some cheap ones. Now the crown jewel, the hair. I used reference photos from image searched and had the wife cut it. All in all I say this Mr. T Homemade Halloween Costume came out pretty good.
P.S. Most props came from my local arts and crafts store.
Items needed for a Homemade Mister T Halloween Costume : 1 four foot chain of gold beads 2 three foot gold colored dog chains 1 paid of Camo pants 1 pair combat boots (or old NIKE tennis shoes) 1 pair red socks 1 fake machine gun 4-5 fake dollar store rings 1 fake ear ring 1 bottle black makeup 1 bottle darkest color liquid cover up 2-3 makeup sponges 1 plastic container 1 can black spray hair color 1 tight red short sleeve shirt 1 tight black under armor type long sleeve shirt
Steps to reproduce 1) shave head leaving the mowhawk and outlines 2) Spray hair black 3) dress into clothes socks and shoes 4) mix the makeup to get a color that looks natural and dark on your skin 5) apply makeup to all exposed skin areas 6) put on rings, chains, and earrings 7) go Party and "PITTY THE FOO!"
I've been planning this Homemade Classic Mr. T Costume for about 6 months, and made sure to try and get the look down perfect. Despite the must items: haircut, and jewelry, I think the feather earrings and overalls put it over the top.
It was easy to put together. I just used old overalls from a thrift store, gold beaded garland leftover from last Christmas, feathers I bought from Michael's, and clip on earrings. I also my old plaid shirt, but you can use a tank top, or camo shirt if you like. To make it appear like I had gold bracelets, I used extra beaded garland, and used my friends old “Big Daddy” multi finger ring. Use whatever boots you have or sneakers, and make sure you have knee high socks.
This year I decided to show my sense of humor and go in a Homemade Mister T Costume. I am actually a girl.
I bought a bald cap with a mohawk attached and painted it brown. I also brown-toned my skin. I got an old denim waistcoat and jeans and painted them in camouflage. I also got a brown leather belt and attached numerous mini snickers all over it. I put on lots of gold jewelery, made myself a beard and finished off with a pair of my dad's work socks and Doc Martens. I was ready to go!
I'm still trying to get the paint off my skin now but it was a great night and well worth it!
For my Homemade Mr. T Costume, I went to Goodwill and bought the army pants and shirt. I shaved into shape the full Mr. T mohawk and beard. I used black body color and added a bunch of gold chains, rings and earrings. I topped the costume off by talking like Mr. T all night!