This Popeye and crew costume idea turned out to be really easy. We shopped around at thrift stores for most of the items, Olives's dress, skirt, Popeye's pants, shirt, and the rest of the crew's items. All I had to purchase was the wig for Olive and the mask we used for facial hair for Bruno was cut from a scary face mask they sell at Walmart leaving only the mouth hair.
We also purchased the hats for Popeye and Bruno at a costume store along with Popeye's pipe. The arms for Popeye and Bluto was sewn using beige felt like material from Walmart at 2.68 a yard and then stuffed with batting material, it only took a yard for that. That holds up much better than panty hose that we've seen others use.
We also bought one yard of red material from Walmart's $1. discount material for the trim on Popeye and Bruno's costumes along with Sweet-peas. Everything else we looked around our home for like the doll for Sweet Pea,old buttons etc.
Total cost was less than $50. for all of our costumes. Our special guys really liked these costumes.
My boyfriend and I went in a Popeye and Olive Oyl costume. The costumes required minimal effort and turned out great; I was surprised to realize that people recognized my Olive costume even without seeing Popeye!
For Olive, I used a long-sleeve red shirt I already owned, and I bought some cheap lace ribbon to pin around the collar and the cuffs. Then I added a black dress and boots, sprayed my hair black, and put it up in a bun. Don't forget the pearl earrings!
For Popeye, we found a sailor shirt and hat at a costume store and added a blue bandana. For the finishing touches we added a corncob pipe, anchor tattoos on the arms (done with magic marker!), and a Popeye brand spinach can. Perhaps the best part of the costume was that we emptied out the spinach so Popeye could drink right out of the can!
I loved this costume because it was really all about the small details that made it such a hit.
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This Popeye and Olive Oyl costume was very easy to make.
Popeye: For the hat I found a cheap similar white hat then sewed the black band around it and made a pucker in the top with a simple stitch. The pipe we found at a smoke shop and the pants were cheap blue dickies from a thrift shop. For the forearms I used panty hose which I stuffed and then sewed on a felt cut-out of the tattoo. I also made the shirt using a simple polo t-shirt pattern with some minor adjustments to the collar.
Olive Oyl: I was able to buy a cheap red shirt and then sewed the lace around the collar. I was also able to buy some cheap white earrings and a black pencil skirt which I sewed yellow ribbon onto. The boots were some that I owned previously. I then just pulled my hair back into a bun and put on my makeup slightly excessivly.
My son and my niece are very close in age and love to trick or treat together. They like to coincide so last year we came up with this Popeye and Olive Oyle costume and I must say they stole the show!
Popeye: White sailor suit from his dress up been, hot glued the blue collar on it. His arms- we stuffed panty hose with filler and drew the tattoos on them. Black shoes from the closet and corn cob pipe from novelty store.
Olive Oyle: Long black Skirt, black boots ( both from closet), long red sweater and hot glued the white trim. Sprayed her hair black.