Blues Brothers Costume

Blues Brothers Costume
Hat + Sunglasses
Black Suit with Tie
White Shirt
Black Belt
Black Shoes

Jake Blues and Elwood are the main characters in the film named “Blue Brothers”. They both are blood brothers in the movie. Jake’s role was played by John Belushi and Elwood’s role was played by Dan Aykroyd. They grew and were brought up as kids at a Roman Catholic Orphanage. Later, when they grew adults that orphanage was about to close due to non-payment of $5K property tax at that time. Blues brothers decided to take the responsibility to repay the tax and they believed that they are on god’s mission to save the orphanage. They work hard in a band to give an amazing performance to earn $5K as a prize. They faced a lot of challenges along the way. Learn more about Blue Brothers here.

Jake Blues and Elwood from The Blues Brothers Costume Guide

Blue Brothers’ costume is easy to make and is a great idea for this year’s Halloween. This is a cool costume idea that you can cosplay along with your friends, but you have to decide who will be Jake and who will be Elwood. Blue Brothers costume includes a black-colored hat and black-colored goggles, a Black suit with tie, a white shirt, a black belt, thick sideburns, a silver watch, and a pair of black-colored shoes.

Blues Brothers' Hat + Sunglasses

Blues Brothers’ Hat + Sunglasses

Blue brothers always wore a hat and sunglasses in the movie. As is a man in a black costume his hat and sunglasses are also black. Blues Brothers wore 80s Oakley sunglasses in the movie but there are many replicas available in the market which will do the job for this costume.

Blues Brothers' Black Suit + Tie

Blues Brothers’ Black Suit + Tie

As Blue Brothers’ black-colored suit, this suit is perfect for this cosplay. The suit should not be slim fit as it was not in fashion during the 80s. Most of the suits available in the market are slim fit suits, but this suit comes with the regular fit which is perfect for this costume. It also comes with a black tie so you don’t have to buy it separately.

Blues Brothers' White Shirt

Blues Brothers’ White Shirt

You will need this white formal shirt to wear with the black suit. make sure it’s not slim fit as it was not in fashion during the 80s. This white shirt is a perfect match for this costume.

Blues Brothers' Black Belt

Blues Brothers’ Black Belt

Blue brothers also wore black waist belts with their costumes. If you have a black belt already with you then it will work fine for this costume. But make sure the belt buckle is simple and formal looking.

Blues Brothers' Sideburns

Blues Brothers’ Sideburns

In the 80s it was a fashion to keep long and thick sideburns and Blue Brothers did the same in the movie. These sideburns are a perfect match and look similar to what Jake and Elwood used to keep.

Blues Brothers' Wristwatch

Blues Brothers’ Wristwatch

Blue Brothers also wore a silver watch on their wrist which is similar to this watch.

Blues Brothers' Black Shoes

Blues Brothers’ Black Shoes

Get these formal black-colored shoes to complete this costume.

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