Indiana Jones Halloween costumes are easy and inexpensive to make. There are several costumes from the Indiana Jones movie series that would work for people of all ages. You can save money on your Indiana Jones costumes by shopping thrift stores and your own closet for old clothing and accessories. Here are a few ideas for costumes based on characters from popular movies such as “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”
Indiana Jones Halloween Costume
An Indiana Jones Halloween costume works well for both men and boys. To get started, find a white button-down shirt with western pockets at the chest area. Find a pair of khaki or tan trousers, an old brown vinyl or leather zip-up jacket, a brown cloth belt and an old brown leather belt. Also get an Indiana Jones style gun holster, a braided leather bullwhip that’s between 4 and 6 feet long and a tan satchel on a long dark strap. Wrap the whip into a coil and attach both it and the holster and to the leather belt. Preferably, the satchel should be made from suede or microsuede, but there are some very cheap polyester Indiana Jones costume satchels available online.
Find an old dark brown fedora hat. If it doesn’t already have a black band, add one with hot glue. To make your Indiana Jones costume look more authentic, rumple the clothing slightly and distress and soil the hat and jacket. If you like, you can also add a toy Khyber Bowie knife to your Indiana Jones costume.
Mutt Williams Halloween Costume from Indiana Jones
The Mutt Williams Halloween costume from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is another excellent costume for both men and kids. To make this costume, get a gray short sleeved T-shirt with a black band at the collar and the ends of the sleeves. Also find an old black leather or vinyl zip-up motorcycle jacket, a pair of blue jeans, black motorcycle boots with a buckle at the outer ankle, black leather gloves and a 50s style tan fabric motorcycle cap. Make your costume complete with a prop Mutt Williams sword and dagger set.
Marion Ravenwood Halloween Costume from Indiana Jones
A great way to make a women’s Indiana Jones Halloween costume is to dress up like Marion Ravenwood. One costume to wear includes a white Egyptian cotton blouse with red embroidery and a red tie at the neckline, a pair of red harem pants and a purple sash tied around the waist. You could also imitate Marion’s bartender costume by wearing a gray button down blouse with rolled up sleeves, a green tie tied loosely around the neck, khaki or tan pants and a belt. To create Marion Ravenwood’s costume from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, get a white blouse, a pair of tan pants with a rumpled tan linen vest and matching jacket. Wear a white camisole under the blouse.
For more movie-inspired Halloween costume ideas, read Lord of the Rings Halloween Costumes, Frankenstein Halloween Costumes from the Movies and Star Wars Halloween Costumes for Adults.