Men's Warrior Costume Ideas

Wearing a warrior costume this Halloween can make for a very awesome look, especially if you want to show off your physique or unusual fighting skills. Let's take a look at what you will need to put such an aggressive costume together:

Spartan Warrior Costume

This is Sparta! If you have a physique that you're proud of (or even if you don't), Halloween is a great time to show off those abs with a Spartan costume. Like many of the legendary warriors of yore, finding the right elements to dress yourself won't be too hard because you won't have to wear much.

• Briefs

Spartan is often used as a synonym for "minimalistic," and the reason for this is obvious if you've ever seen The 300. A briefs-like brown cloth should suffice as far as bottoms go, and there's no need to wear a shirt up top. It's questionable whether actual Spartans fought semi-nude like this, but this is what most people these days envision when they think of the majestic Greek warrior.

If you feel a little too self-conscious about running around in what is essentially underwear, then consider wearing fustanella over it, a pleated skirt-looking thing that Greek soldiers often wore.

• The Cape

According to oral tradition, Spartans wore red capes because it would make their injuries less apparent, as the blood would blend into their clothes. Whether or not this is true, it has become an important part of the Spartan image, so shop for a red cape online or get some blood-red fabric from the fabric store and make your own.

• Equipment

What is a warrior without his sword, shield, and helmet? You can easily find Spartan or just generic Greek-style weapons and equipment in party stores. If you want to get fancier, you can also buy a replica sword and shield, but of course this will be pricier. If you want to show some skin and rush into battle this year, try a Spartan Halloween costume!

Samurai Warrior Costume

The samurai fighter costume can turn any teenage boy or adult man into a tough looking samurai. This is quite an extensive costume which has many parts and layers to it; including clothing, armor, helmet, sword, and waistband.

• Clothing

You will want all your regular clothing for the costume to be made of polyester material, preferably black polyester. You can start with a long sleeve shirt and long pants with an elastic waistband. If you can find some polyester black gloves, then that will be good too.

• Armor

Next, you will focus on the armor. There are many separate pieces of armor that you can use for different areas of your body. The full costume could have armor for your shins, knees, shoulders, torso, forearms, and upper legs.

If you don't purchase this armor at a novelty store, you can purchase Sintra poster board and create your own armor out of that if you are creative enough. You can color the armor red with a gold colored outline, although there are really no set colors for this. Use your own creativity for the colors.

• Helmet

As for the helmet, it can be metal or plastic which closely surrounds your entire head except for your face. Think of the Darth Vader helmet from Star Wars but without the facial piece. The part of the helmet that is over the forehead area is called a crest. This is supposed to symbolize the rank of a Samurai warrior.

For decoration, just use a metal U-shaped object and attach it in reverse on the forehead area of the helmet. Finally, go out and purchase a samurai prop sword. They are made of plastic or stainless steel in most cases.

Ninja Warrior Costume

Wearing a ninja warrior costume this Halloween can make for a very awesome look, especially if you want to show off your physique or unusual martial arts skills. Let's take a look at what you will need to put such a costume together:

• Getting Started

Needless to say, ninjas wear black so that they can sneak up on their targets in the dead of night, unseen. You can easily find ninja suits online or at party stores, but if you're really hard up you might be able to sew one together on your own using lack fabric.

Ninjas are anonymous assassins, and naturally you'll want to wear a black ninja mask that covers your head and face. Again, you can find this at most party stores, or you can make it yourself. One of the advantages of this is that people don't have to know who you are. So if you're going to a party and you want to see your friends, but you're trying to avoid talking to your ex girlfriend, this costume's a winner because she might not even recognize you.

• A Sword

You'll need at least a sword, but the more weapons the better. Maybe try some twin katana as well as a throwing star. Are you ready to move like a ghost in the night? Try a ninja costume this Halloween and get to the party by sneaking in through a window, and leave without anyone knowing you were ever there.

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