Why plunk down $100 for an “official” Spider-Man costume when you can get a perfectly good “Heroic Web Throwing Man” suit for a fraction of the cost? Here’s our handy BWE rundown of some costumes that are nice and legal without all the unwanted hassle of being “actual things.” Generically enjoy!
20. Wizard Academy Warlock
We must battle against The Costume Who Must Not Be Named!
19. Dreamgirl Shop-a-holic
She’s Legally Yellowhaired.
18. The “Billionaire” Wig
You’re relieved of your position!
17. British Sleuth
Is Sherlock Holmes public domain yet? Better not risk it…
16. Caribbean Buccaneer
Jesus, there are more pirates in the Caribbean than just those ones, alright? But these ones had dreads with beads too.
15. Super Deluxe Bandido Costume
Not affiliated with the film, “The Mask Of Bandido Child”
14. Doll Box
I’m a Doll Box girl, living in a Doll Box woooorrlld…
13. Candy Man
What’s the problem? It could be any Candy Man. Sammy Davis Jr., for example.
12. Candy Factory Worker
And here’s Candy Man’s trusty sidekick, Normal Candy Factory Worker.
What is this Dizz-nee you speak of?
10. Hollywood Starlet Dress
And it seems to me, you lived your life, like a wax-thing-you-light in the breeze…
9. Captain Cutthroat
You’re forgetting one thing — I’m Deluxe Captain Cutthroat.
8. Cartoon Mom Wig
That could be anyone’s mother with giant vertical blue hair. Who are you to judge?
7. Enchanting Princess
Better find your metal slipper before 12:30 falls!
6. Value Wizard Robe, Glasses, and Magic Wand
Just a prep school graduate holding his diploma wand. No lawsuit here.
What’s the problem? Ogres are green. And they wear vests. And talk in Scottish accents. And are named “Shrek The Third.”
4. Plumber Man
Not our responsibility if this plumber just so happens to dress in red with blue suspenders, or if he chooses to pick up coins and throw fireballs.
3. Hugo Hepcat
The iconic founder of Playcat Magazine.
2. Lodge Man
Babba babba boo!!!
1. Tommy Tater & Tina Tater
Aww… these two were so adorable in that movie Action Figure Allegory
(and Action Figure Allegory 2).
[Bonus: "I know this is a crazy specific longshot, but...you don't happen to have a Eurasian Traveler costume, do you? Whoa no way!"]
(Ed. Note: As BWE Superfans may recall if they existed, this post originally appeared in October of ’08, but it’s topical again and we really like it
and we are laaaayzaay.)