Since the days when Popeye the Sailor Man first hit the comic strips, it carved a special place in the hearts of many. The basic character of its protagonist, Popeye, is of a macho sailor, who fights off his enemies, with great muscular strength. Another important character in the series is Popeye’s girl Olive Oyl, who is the girlfriend of Popeye. Popeye themed costumes might not be most popular ones for Halloween, but they are one of the most interesting ones. What makes it even further interesting is the fact that it allows couples to dress in the same theme.
The Popeye Costume
Wearing the Popeye costumes allow the guys a macho, alpha-male look. This is inspired by the character of Popeye, who used to eat spinach to build his strength. The fundamental concept of the Popeye costume is directly taken from the cartoons. The dressing is based on his occupation as a sailor. If you are planning to dress as Popeye, you are going to find that you might not have much choice in the concept, but are likely to find considerable choice in the colors. The basic costume is made up of a white sailor hat, black t-shirt, yellow belt, black shoes and a sticker-tattoo of an anchor. The costume also comes with fake forearms and a corncob pipe, to suit the character of Popeye. If you have big biceps to complement the concept of Popeye, you should not think twice before opting for this theme.
Coming to the second character of the theme, Olive Oyl has a more elegant costume. It comprises of red, full-sleeved sweater and a black skirt. Different versions of this costume offer different variations. For instance ‘sexy Olive Oly’ costume replaces the traditional skirt with a mini skirt, while the sweater is tighter. Different versions make different alterations. However, the concept of the costume remains intact.
If you have an infant to bring along, you can always get the Swee’ Pea costume for him or her. What you have now is a whole family picture.
Now you and your partner can dress in this theme, and fight off the evils of Halloween.