Ghostbusters costumes are big for Halloween each year, with young people and adults joining the fun. After all, who would want to go a-haunting (even in jest) without a Ghostbuster and a fully loaded proton pack?
Ready-made Ghostbusters Halloween costumes are available in many Halloween stores and from countless costume vendors on the internet, such as 1 Stop Costume Shop, Halloween Costume Sale, Moon Costumes, Official Costumes and similar e-tailers.
Prices for Ghostbusters Halloween costumes range from $35 to more than $50.
Here’s how to make your own Ghostbusters costume for Halloween.
The Ghostbusters Halloween costume begins with a tan jumpsuit, which might be found at a uniform shop or even in a resale or thrift store. As an alternative, a khaki shirt might be paired with khaki trousers. Download, print and pin on a couple of Ghostbusters movie logos (which may be found online at such websites as Geekface, and WeAreMovieGeeks).
Save money with the Ghostbusters Halloween costume. Don’t bother buying an actual proton pack. Most of us don’t possess sufficient security clearance to obtain one, anyway, and who really wants to wear an unlicensed nuclear accelerator around on Halloween?
Here’s a much cheaper and safer alternative for a Ghostbusters Halloween costume. Just pick up a piece of black flexible duct piping at the local hardware store and a roll of black duct tape. Attach the piping to one side of an old black backpack. Print and affix a Ghostbusters logo on the back to create a proton pack look-alike. (This also makes an excellent candy bag for hauling home goodies from trick or treating.)
Just be sure, if you accompany other Ghostbusters for Halloween trick or treating or a costume party, that you don’t cross the streams from the piping on your packs and risk total proton reversal. That would be bad – in biblical proportions.
Slip on a pair of heavy-duty work boots to go Ghostbusting on Halloween. Smear some green goo, such as cheap hair gel, into your hair and perhaps on your shirt. Everyone will think you have been slimed, just like in the Ghostbusters movie.
If you are feeling extra daring and seeking to incite a little ectoplasmic excitement, pin a bag of marshmallows to the outside of the backpack/proton pack, just in case the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man is out and about on Halloween. You just never know.
What is a Ghostbuster?
A Ghostbuster is a fictional character from the 1984 comedy movie titled Ghostbusters, starring Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson in the title roles. Additional Ghostbusters cast members included Rich Moranis, Annie Potts and Sigourney Weaver. Ghostbusters was directed and produced by Ivan Reitman.
Happy Halloween, Ghostbusters. “We’re ready to believe you.”