John Dillinger Costume
This halloween how about dressing up as Public Enemy Number One – John Dillinger!? John Dillinger was a famous bank robber from the 1930s. Some even thought of him as the Robin Hood of his time! He was recently portrayed in a movie by Johnny Depp called “Public Enemies”. The movie is very historically accurate and can give you a very good idea of what your Dillinger Halloween Costume should look like. Let’s start by taking a look at
Johnny Depp’s John Dillinger Costume…
Here’s the look we’re going for…
So, here’s what you need to get your costume going…
1. John Dillinger’s Hat
One of the most important parts of Dillinger’s costume is the 30s-era styled hat. It should be brown with a broad rim. When Dillinger went out – even to rob banks he would wear it! Your halloween costume is not complete without it. The hats of this era were simple and elegant…be sure to add a broad band around the base of it with a ribbon.
2. Thompson SubMachine Gun
John Dillinger’s weapon of choice when doing bank robberies was the Thompson SubMachine Gun. It was a very expensive gun for its day, and in a halloween costume it is extremely identifiable. This will instantly mark your costume into the the “30s” era and will specifically place you as a gangster – or bank robber! – of some type. The submachine gun of this era has a big drum on it. In the movie, Johnny Depp carried the Thompson gun on bank robberies.
3. Four Piece Suit
Clothing in the 1930s was very elegant. Dillinger’s outfit specifically consisted of a four piece suit, including a coat, tie, vest, and suit pants. Don’t forget the overcoat!