Old School Hulk Hogan Halloween Costume

I’d wanted to do a costume for the Hulkster for quite sometime but unfortunately I don’t have the body for it. This was probably the most embarrassing part of the costume, as I’m quite pale I had to get a spray tan done just to have that bronzed skin look. I can’t claim entirely homemade as I bought an official Hulkamania t-shirt and bandana, but the rest was mine.

Firstly with the boots, I had great difficulty finding size 12 yellow boots. So I got a pair of black ones from an army surplus store, painted them white and then dyed them 3 times with yellow dye. Don’t forget red laces. I didn’t fancy heading out in Belfast on a cold October night in just budgie smugglers, so I elected to go with yellow tights, onto which I tie-dyed red stripes.

The red knee pads were just a late addition I picked up to look more authentic. I picked up a red weight lifting belt pretty cheap online and painted ‘Hulkster’ on the back in yellow using a stencil and modelling paint. I glued the bald cap and tash on with spirit gum but my own hairs black so I covered my eyebrows and sideburns in school glue and painted them blond. All I had to pick up were a few accessories in the £ shop. Yellow shades, white wristbands also dyed yellow, red feather boa & yellow shades.

Next year I intend to bring a spare shirt then I can cut and Velcro one of them to continuously rip open all night when Im hulking out. This costume turned out pretty well, and I was harassed all night for photographs with others at our fancy dress party, which meant having to repeat the Hulksters quotes all night long.

Old School Hulk Hogan Halloween Costume

Old School Hulk Hogan Halloween Costume

Old School Hulk Hogan Halloween Costume

Old School Hulk Hogan Halloween Costume

Old School Hulk Hogan Halloween Costume

Old School Hulk Hogan Halloween Costume