Prisoner Halloween Costumes
We have to admit, the prison break genre has to be one of our greatest guilty pleasures. It's just behind rad 80s hair metal and cheesy romantic comedies from the 90s. (We're very complicated.) There's just something captivating about the roguish feat of reclaiming freedom. We've watched just about every prison-themed movie that we can get our hands on, and we've read The Count of Monte Cristo more times than we can count. (We're also huge fans of Alexandre Dumas and his Musketeer-themed tales.) Just think of all those amazing scenes! There's that brilliant moment in The Shawshank Redemption when Andy bursts out of the mud. O Brother, Where Art Thou has a ton of charm, from beginning to end as the trio gallivants their way across the countryside. And The Great Escape? Well, we don't need to tell you how much of a masterpiece that film is. When Orange Is the New Black came out, we binged each season without holding back!
With all of these great stories to tell, it's no wonder that prisoner costumes are a popular choice for Halloween and costume parties. Maybe you want to showcase your wilder side by skirting some of the party rules, or you want to recreate some iconic scenes from your favorite movies. There are a ton of great reasons to wear one! And since we're one of the top authorities on the web when it comes to costumes, we just had to make sure we carried all of the best prisoner costumes. We have tons of different styles, from old-timey looks that will have you working on the chain-gang, to modern, bright orange style outfits. We have something that will fit your sense of law-bending fashion, and we're here to help guide you in your choice!
Women's Prisoner Costumes
Wearing a prisoner costume is all about embracing your rebellious side! That means throwing the normal rules out the window to follow your own rules at the party. It also means making sure you have a daring style that flies in the face of standard fashion regulations. If you want to indulge in that rebellious side, then you have a few options to get into character. Twenties gangster outfits, pirate outfits, and even Harley Quinn costumes are some examples. Those are pretty great choices to flaunt your inner defiance, but we really don't think you can find a more rebellious look that one of our women's prisoner costumes. Lucky for you, we carry a variety of styles, whether you want something a little more classic with black and white stripes or you're looking for something with a bit of a sexy spin on it. Check out some of our favorite options below!
Orange Prisoner Costume
We have to start out with the orange jumpsuit. This bright orange prisoner costume is based on the more modern prison outfits seen in shows like Orange Is the New Black. Real prisons ditched the black and white stripe look a long time ago and replaced them with a blazing orange style that is easy to spot, so it's an excellent way to stand out at any costume party. Also, we happen to love the color orange. It might just be the fact that the lively color is closely associated with Halloween, the best holiday in the world! Anyways, this is one of the most realistic and straightforward looks, so if you're going for authenticity, then this is the sort of outfit you want.
Sexy Inmate Costume
Of course, sometimes it's a lot of fun NOT to be authentic. Case in point: Vikings didn't wear horns…but it's much more fun to wear a Viking costume with a horned helmet, even if it's not historically accurate. (People don't even recognize you if you're missing those horns.) Sometimes you just want to indulge in your bad side, which means skirting the rules and going with an outfit that would definitely not be allowed in lockup. That's when you want one of our sexy inmate costumes. Wearing something like this is a clear signal that you're going full rogue this year. It says to the world, "look out, I double dip chips and I always take the last piece of the pizza without asking if anyone else wants it."
Sexy Prisoner Costume
What can we say—we're fans of rompers. Some people think that they're only for kids, but it would be a total shame if only kids could wear them! We're pretty keen on them for adult costumes, too! (We're also keen on the word "keen". We're trying to bring it back.) Rompers are simple, one-piece jumpsuits that are comfortable and easy to wear. Some of them are even as comfortable as pajamas! That's exactly why we like costumes that go for the romper approach on the classic inmate outfit, like this sexy prisoner costume. It shares the same orange look with many of our other costumes, but shapes it into a comfy romper outfit. If you want a simple costume that doesn't have too many unnecessary bells and whistles, then this is the choice for you. It can keep you cool in warm weather and it looks great with most pairs of black boots!
Cat Burglar Costume
The old-timey, striped style may not be the most accurate depiction of prison garb. It's really something you see in films like O Brother, Where Art Thou or some old-school Looney Tunes. But it is something that everyone instantly recognizes. This sort of outfit really embellishes the striped look by adding some cat-like details (because we all know that those little feline fellows are sneaky little rule-breakers). If you're looking for something that's a little more cute and playful, then this women's cat burglar costume might just be the perfect option for you. It even lets you incorporate some accessories from our selection of cat costumes into your outfit!
Men's Prisoner Costumes
Are you the kind of guy who never makes it onto Santa's nice list? Well, some boys were just born to be bad! During childhood, they were the class clown. During the teen years, they were the high school outlaw. And when they're all grown up? Well, that's when they're wearing the coolest costumes! If you're one of those bad boys all grown up, then you could try to get on Santa's good side this year by dressing up as an angel and committing yourself to doing good deeds. Or you could go the more entertaining route and go full rascal by turning yourself into a rebellious inmate fresh from a jailbreak. (Make sure to queue up some Thin Lizzy when you do it!) If that's how you want to roll, then you're going to have to make an important choice: which one of our men's prisoner costumes are you going to wear? We carry some classic striped outfits, some bright orange jumpsuits, and even some playful cat burglar costumes to help suit your tastes. We've put together some of our favorites below.
This men's inmate costume is great if you're looking for a realistic outfit. It skips all of the tropes and goes straight for a vibe straight out of a television drama series. This particular outfit is one of our many Made By Us costumes created by our own in-house designers. They go to great lengths to produce great costumes at affordable prices. You can check out our entire line of costumes, which are perfect for any occasion.
Maybe you're more of the sneaky type who never gets caught during your mischievous capers! You can use your expert ninja skills to deftly avoid capture. You can swiftly carry out covert conquests without consequence! You can also wear one of our totally iconic men's cat burglar costumes. It does make you look a little like a character right out of the Sunday funnies. Just pair this up with a pair of comfy black pants and you'll be ready for Halloween shenanigans!
Adult Prisoner Costume
This might be one of our favorite options for men! It's really the outfit for guys who won't let any bars hold them back. The black and white stripe outfit is evocative of early prison break movies. It's not quite "Steve McQueen" from The Great Escape, but we wouldn't blame you if you felt like organizing a clean getaway when you wear this adult prisoner costume. Something about it just gets your brain scheming! We recommend wearing one of our ball and chain accessories to keep yourself in check during Halloween.
Prison Jumpsuit Costume
We often tell people that we love jumpsuits. (Actually, our friends might be a little tired of hearing how much we love jumpsuits at this point.) They make costuming a cinch, since all you have to do is slip into a single piece of clothing and…BAM! You're already in full costume. It's why we design many of our in-house costumes as jumpsuits. This prison jumpsuit costume follows the trend by being a single-piece jumpsuit that's a breeze to put on.
Kids' Prisoner Costumes
Some kids are born with a law-breaking attitude. You tell them to go to bed and they want to stay up. You tell them to eat their vegetables and they want to eat candy. You tell them to quit the monkey business…and they're ready for a day FULL of monkey business. Well, if your child happens to be one of those defiant souls, then it might be time to dress them up in one of our kid's prisoner costumes. Whether you want a traditional style or something to match your family group costume, you'll be able to find something for your little one to wear right here.
Prisoner Halloween Costume
We start out with the classic prisoner Halloween costume. We don't need to tell you how important Halloween is to kids! The trick or treating, the candy, and the costume parties with friend…some kids may even like it more than Christmas. (Sounds kind of crazy, but we were one of those Halloween kids back in the day.) This Made By Us design is an excellent way for any child to gear up for the best time of year.
Girl Prisoner Costume
Of course, we had to make a matching outfit for girls! Our costume designers put the same care into crafting this classic costume. This girl prisoner costume takes the same black and white style and puts it to use. Just don't be surprised if you find her tunneling an escape route through the basement all the way to the park. With this outfit, she'll be using her smarts to plan a jailbreak!
Baby Prisoner Costume
One day, they can barely wriggle around on the floor. The next, they're trying to make a break for it every chance they get! That's how babies work. As soon as they can start moving around on their own, they're ready to get into all sorts of trouble. One of our baby prisoner costumes will at least help you keep an eye on them while they set out on brand new adventures around the house. This particular costume even comes with an adorable matching hat!
Striped Prisoner Costume
Finally, we have a striped prisoner costume for girls. This costume is for girls who want the iconic look, but also want a costume cut that's just a little different from the standard costume for kids. The tank top style top and the drawstring pants really help turn this outfit into a comfortable, easy way for your girl to get that unlawful look.