Bonnie and Clyde Costume

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Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were two notorious outlaws from the early 1930s who captured the imagination of the American public. The 1967 movie Bonnie and Clyde, directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in the title roles, brought their story to a new generation and solidified their place in popular culture.

Bonnie Parker Costume

Bonnie and Clyde Costume
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Beret Hat
Neck Scarf
Top Sweater
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Blonde Wig
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Beret Hat
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Puff Sleeve Sweater
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Pencil Skirt
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Cowboy Revolver Prop

Clyde Barrow Costume

Bonnie and Clyde Costume
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White Formal Shirt
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The real-life Bonnie and Clyde were a couple who embarked on a crime spree across the United States during the Great Depression. They robbed banks and stores, killed law enforcement officers, and evaded capture for years. Their story was romanticized by the media, who portrayed them as folk heroes fighting against a corrupt system that had failed them and many others during the economic crisis.

The movie Bonnie and Clyde, which was released over 30 years after the couple’s death, was a game-changer in Hollywood. It marked a departure from traditional Hollywood storytelling and ushered in a new era of American cinema known as the New Hollywood. The film was violent and sexual, and it blurred the lines between hero and villain, making the audience sympathize with the criminal couple. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway gave powerful performances as Bonnie and Clyde, respectively. Beatty portrayed Clyde as a charismatic and impulsive criminal who was in over his head, while Dunaway played Bonnie as a strong-willed woman who was drawn to the danger and excitement of the outlaw lifestyle. The chemistry between the two actors was palpable, and their performances were praised by critics and audiences alike.

Learn more about Bonnie and Clyde here.

Bonnie and Clyde Costume Guide

The costumes worn by Bonnie and Clyde in the 1967 movie were designed by costume designer Theadora Van Runkle. The costumes were carefully crafted to reflect the characters’ personalities and the time period in which the movie was set, which was the early 1930s.

Bonnie Parker Costume Guide

Bonnie, played by Faye Dunaway, was dressed in a range of iconic outfits that included berets, pencil skirts, and high heels. Her signature look was a mustard-colored sweater with a skirt and scarf. This outfit was seen in many of the promotional materials for the film and has since become a classic image associated with Bonnie Parker.

Bonnie and Clyde Costume

Bonnie Parker’s Wig

Wear this blonde bob wig which looks similar to Bonnie’s hairstyle.


Bonnie and Clyde Costume

Bonnie Parker’s Beret Hat

Wear this iconic beret hat for Bonnie’s costume.


Bonnie and Clyde Costume

Bonnie Parker’s Scarf

Tie and style this scarf around your neck similar to what Bonnie wears in the movie.


Bonnie and Clyde Costume

Bonnie Parker’s Top Shirt

Wear this mustard-colored knitted pompom blouse for this costume.


Bonnie and Clyde Costume

Bonnie Parker’s Skirt

Get this brown-colored pencil-cut skirt similar to Bonnnies’s skirt from the movie.


Bonnie and Clyde Costume

Bonnie Parker’s Shoes

Wear these flat black-colored shoes for Bonnie’s costume


Bonnie and Clyde Costume

Bonnie Parker’s Revolver

Get a revolver prop to complete Bonnie Parker’s costume.


Clyde Barrow Costume Guide

Clyde, played by Warren Beatty, was dressed in more subdued colors and fabrics. He wore a range of suits, hats, and coats that reflected his more serious and business-like personality. Clyde’s most memorable outfit was his brown fedora and trench coat, which he wore during the robbery scene at the beginning of the film.

Bonnie and Clyde Costume

Clyde Barrow’s Fedora Hat

Get this iconic brown-colored fedora hat that Clyde wears in the movie.


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Clyde Barrow’s Shirt

Wear any formal white shirt from your wardrobe for this costume.


Bonnie and Clyde Costume

Clyde Barrow’s Tie

Get this brown paisley silk tie for Clyde’s costume.


Bonnie and Clyde Costume

Clyde Barrow’s Pinstripe Suit

Get this iconic pinstripe 3-piece suit set for Clyde Barrow’s costume.


Bonnie and Clyde Costume

Clyde Barrow’s Shoes

Wear these formal black-colored shoes to complete the costume.


Bonnie and Clyde Costume

Clyde Barrow’s Revolver

Get this prop revolver with a holster for Clyde’s costume.


The costumes in Bonnie and Clyde have become iconic and have influenced fashion trends since the film’s release. The film’s impact on fashion can be seen in the popularity of berets, pencil skirts, and trench coats. Bonnie’s signature look has also been replicated in many fashion editorials and photoshoots.

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