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Gladiator Halloween Costume Ideas

Gladiators were fighter in Ancient Rome who fought with spears and swords based on their former military experience and martial arts knowledge for viewers' entertainment. The fights took place in specially designed arenas like the Colosseum in Rome.

Getting Started

If you are going to wear a gladiator costume for Halloween, its relatively easy to make. However, before I go into details, You should be in good physical shape for this costume, because you must expose the upper part of the your body. Of course you can cheat and wear some discreet shirt that is similar skin tone to cover the body.

A gladiator costume consists of a few elements. First of all, you can choose to wear skirt-type garment with some pleats on it or you can also wear pants made from some rough material. Needless to say, this part of the costume must come in dark colors. You can also add a belt made of cotton or a scarf around your waist.


Another item that will make your gladiator costume attractive is the arm guard. It should be made from metal or wood and you will have to use straps that will hold this part of the costume. It would be best to wear straps made from leather. Most gladiators wrapped their wrists with cotton or some other fabric in order to protect them because this is usually the part of the body that is most exposed to blows.

Furthermore, if you want to stand out from the crowd you will need a red cape. You can use arm guards and strap the cap into position, or you can tie it around the neck. When it comes to the head, you can wear accessories such as a helmet or a simple bandanna made of cotton or some other fabric.

A Weapon

Of course, don't forget a weapon. In this case, I suggest a prop sword, even though gladiators used a huge range of cold weapons including tridents, javelins, bows and arrows, daggers, darts and more. Creating and wearing gladiator costume promises a lot of fun, so don't miss the chance to wear a costume like this on the next costume party.

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