Military Costume Ideas
The men and women who serve in the Armed Forces provide inspiration to us all. Only through their tireless efforts are we able to enjoy a relatively peaceful life. Of course, the movies like to portray soldiers as tough cookies who always have the perfect one-liner to match their cool demeanor, which is a lot of fun, but there's lots of ways to serve our country in the armed forces! One of our military costumes lets you pay homage to the heroes that protect this country, and you can play into that cool image of the gruff soldier, heading fearlessly into danger should you choose. We have tons of options.
The real problem is where to begin. With so many different movies, video games and real life icons to choose from, how does one narrow the look down? Maybe you want to spice things up with a sexy military costume, or maybe you're just looking for something that your kid can wear while trick or treating this year. Well, you can say goodbye to those worries, since this guide is your ticket to finding the perfect military Halloween costumes for any event. Just take a look below and you'll look combat ready in no time.
The base of any good military organization begins with its soldiers. These are the men and women who are trained to fight for their nation. It's not always a glamorous job, but a soldier uniform is one way to look like a dashing hero without dressing up in some kind of superhero costume. Whether you're an adult trying to look like a soldier of fortune or you have a youngster who wants to exercise his ability to protect the home front, then you're going to need one of our soldier costumes. Check out some of the best ones we have to offer below.
Toddler Soldier Costume
Sometimes the best costume is a tried and true look. This camo soldier costume is an outfit for your toddler that looks like it came straight from boot camp. At an affordable price point, this costume combines the digital camo seen in normal army outfits with economic sensibility for the Halloween season. It's the easiest way to gear up your little one for a military group costume!
Maybe wearing full on fatigues just isn't your style. Maybe you've spent a good deal cultivated a pair of guns (biceps) that you want to show off to the world. Maybe you just like a green tank top. Well, then this khaki camo costume might be a perfect fit for you. It certainly isn't lacking in the camo department, but you may find this outfit a bit less encumbering than some of the full-on army fatigues-style costumes that we carry. You can start taking tickets to the gun show in no time.
Women's Army Costume
If you're not ready to jump into the real uniform of a soldier, then you can always mix a little bit of cute style with the classic military look. This Army Doll costume will help any girl look her best while rocking the classic camouflage of the military. It might not be fully combat ready, but with a look this good, you won't even need to do any fighting. Just make sure you have a pair of boots to back up your look.
Child Army Costume
When you're ready to recruit your kid into the ranks of the Army, then he's going to have to start with a classic field soldier look. Licensed from the U.S. Army, this kids Army costume has the signature look of the brave men who've traveled worldwide to keep everyone safe. It even comes with a U.S. Army patch on it to complete the look!
Fighting the good fight on the ground is what the U.S. Army is all about. Their tireless efforts have seen us through many wars, so it's only natural that everyone would want to emulate those brave soldiers. Now you can with one of our Army costumes, many of which are even licensed by the U.S. Army themselves!
Army Ranger Uniform
First on our list of Army costumes to wear is this U.S. Army Ranger costume. In case you didn't know Army Rangers have a long history of being the do-it-all kind of soldier. From all the way back to the Colonial period, up until modern times, these soldiers have been the strapping image of what a soldier should be. This costume, which is actually licensed from the U.S. Army, mimics the style of a combat outfit worn by the Army's finest, complete with the digital camouflage often used in modern warfare.
World War II put the men and women of the world to a test and they rose to the challenge with vigor and determination! Although it's been plenty of decades since those soldiers put their life on the line to ensure the safety of the entire world, we can still pay homage to the military force of the 40's with this World War II Army costume, you get the look of one of the good old boys from the Greatest Generation. You can serve your next costume party with real moxie when you gear up in this classic military costume.
Kids Army Ranger Costume
Perhaps you have a young one who's ready to protect their home and country. Well, it's probably a bit too early to send your kid off to boot camp, but they can still have a chance to dress up like a soldier. This Kids Army Ranger costume is a deluxe outfit that recreates the look of real Army Ranger. It's based on the actual uniforms worn by soldiers and is officially licensed by the U.S. Army. It'll be up to your kid to bring the proper attitude to their new outfit.
Green Army Man Costume
Ah, nostalgia. Did you ever set up a whole battlefield filled with little green Army Men, using nothing but your imagination to construct epic battles between nations? Well, now it's time to recreate that with a nostalgic costume. This Green Army Man costume is an exclusive costume that transforms the popular toy staple into a costume that may just have everyone around you reliving their youth days of playing with the little plastic toys. Just be careful of anyone walking around with a giant magnifying glass when you wear it, as they might suddenly get the urge to try melting you!
When you need soldiers of the sea, that's when you get in touch with the Navy! Ever since ships have sailed the seas, the Navy has been cultivating the heartiest sailors to step foot on a boat. If there's water where the mission is taking place, these men and women are the pros. Of course, everyone knows what classic sailor suits look like, but we have quite a few other ways to get an authentic Navy costume look. Check out some of our sailor Halloween costume options below.
Some kids don't take orders; they give them. Those sorts of kids need to be put in charge, so giving them an officer rank seems like the thing to do. That's when you need a costume like this Navy Admiral costume for kids. It's adorable, yet at the same time it commands a high sense of authority. You might even find yourself taking commands from your kid and hunting down pirates when you outfit them with this classic Navy outfit.
Navy SEAL Uniform
No military special operations force has more renown than the U.S. Navy SEALs! They go through rigorous training to hone their skills to the top of the game, so they make for a pretty keen role model for any kid who wants to protect his nation. This Navy SEAL costume for kids helps your child feel like a real military hero. It comes complete with camo and a vest, so you can bet he'll be begging you to send him on a few missions around the neighborhood.
Maybe you're ready to command a ship of your own. Then you're going to need to the rank of a captain to garner any respect from your crew! Normally, that takes years of experience and training, but with the right look, you can have the appearance of a captain in no time. Just jump into this Deluxe Captain costume and you'll be ready to take the helm. Of course, a ship and a crew are both sold separately… and elsewhere on the internet.
Navy Sailor Uniform
What would a list of the best Navy costumes be if it didn't include a classic sailor costume? Not a very good one, that's for sure. This classic outfit evokes the signature look that has been synonymous with the naval forces for generations. It's a look that signifies adventure, the sea and dedication to one's nation. Wear it to your next party for a little bit of shore leave fun, but make sure you don't get crazy enough to get the MP on your tail.
Air Force Costumes
Man has wanted to rule the skies since civilization began, but it's only been the last century that we've really dominated the air—the Air Force is the culmination of all that longing! With F-16 Flacons roaring through the skies with daring pilots acting as kings of the skies, it's safe to say that the Air Force has things well under control. If you want to look like one of those high fliers, then you're going to need an Air Force costume. Here are some of our great options.
No one expects a cunning commando floating down from the skies! This Paratrooper costume is a twist on the classic idea of a parachuting soldier. It might not be completely accurate, but it certainly makes up for it with a cute style that should have any girl feeling ready for a combat situation. Pair it with some of our women's boots to create a look that will put a stop to any rogue behavior at your next costume party.
If you're an 80's girl, then chances are that you grew up with the Tom Cruise flick, Top Gun. Who could forget it? It had romance, action and lightning fast aircraft. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that? Luckily, this flight dress costume gives you the look from movie, mixed with a dress cut that's sure to make you feel like an elite pilot at your next party. Or, if you're really feeling the 80's vibe, you could just deck yourself out in a full-on 80s costume.
Kids Flight Suit
That's right, more Top Gun! Although it might not accurately portray what the life of a young fighter pilot is like, no one can deny the thrills and the action packed into that movie. Well, it might be a bit too early to enroll your child in flight school, but this Top Gun costume will help your child feel like the high flying ace from the movie. Just don't be surprised when your kid wants to jump in the driver's seat of the family mini-van because he has a "need for speed."
Fighter Pilot Costume
For adult men, we carry something with a classic appeal. With a realistic look, this Fighter Pilot costume might not give you any sort of ace piloting skills, but it will make driving around in your car feel like an intense dogfight. Just make sure you find yourself a talented co-pilot if you plan on heading out in a pilot costume like this one.
Military Costume Accessories
Although a costume begins with a great base outfit, which we've shown you above, the finishing touches to costume are always what set the look apart... and that means accessories. We've got plenty of great military costume accessories, so it might seem kind of daunting to select the right ones for your look, but we've come up with some of our must-have items to guide your style.
It's important to be prepared from head to toe. Although we can't recommend wearing a set of these adult combat boots on your head, they make for the perfect way to gear up your toes! A pair of sneakers or a pair of sandals just isn't going to cut it when you're trying to cultivate the best military costume possible. With jet black, faux leather exterior they add a tough sort of look that may just help your costume move up through the ranks.
Toy Machine Gun
Walking around with a real weapon is a one way ticket to very uncomfortable conversation with a police officer, so we strongly advise against carrying any sort of real weapon when you wear a military costume. That doesn't mean you can't bring a little something to the costume party battlefield. By that we mean something like this Toy Uzi gun. It looks a bit like the real thing, but since it has safety indicators on it, it can be instantly recognizable as a toy, making it a much safer option for everyone!
Now THIS is the way to gear up your head if you're planning on dressing up like a solider. Not as constricting as some of those helmets that troops have to wear during combat, this green army cap is a comfy alternative that keeps you ready for action. It has a standard military camo pattern on it, so it goes well with most of our other military costumes. Once you have it on, your noggin will be ready to protect any costume party.
Whether you're headed into some pretend wars or a very real battle for first place in a costume contest, you shouldn't even think about stepping out the door with wearing some dog tags. The only way to get Government Issue ones are to enlist in one of the Armed Forces, but another suggestion is to just get this handy dog tag accessory. They look a lot like the real deal and you can get them from us without any hassle. Just slip them around your neck and you'll feel like a true commando!