Do you want a Halloween costume that will make you look
handsome, dashing, and mysterious? Then try dressing up as Zorro. The costume for
the Spanish swordsman is very easy to put together, since he wears an all black
outfit. Zorro has been featured in books and movies, so getting the look right
should not be a problem for you.
Things you will need:
Step 1: Start
putting the outfit together by finding a black, long-sleeved shirt that will
suit Zorro’s period. You can get a renaissance shirt, a peasant shirt, or a
pirate shirt. All of these look appropriate for this period costume. If you
can't find any in department stores, you can easily order one online.
Step 2: Match the
shirt with black pants. Since this is a period costume, it goes without saying
that black jeans are an absolute no-no. Plain, tight-fitting, black dress pants
will do just fine.
Step 3: The cape is an important part of Zorro's
costume. It should be long enough and should hang down to the back of knees. If
you don't have a black cape lying around the house, you can make one using
black fabric. The cape should be tied around your neck with black ribbons.
If you're making the cape yourself, just sew the black
ribbon across one end of the cape. Make sure it fits by tying the ribbons under
the front collar of your shirt.
Step 4: The
classic Zorro outfit has a red sash to be worn around the waist or across the
chest. You can do this by using red fabric. However, if you want to maintain
the streamlined, all-black look, you can opt for a black sash or black belt
Step 5: Zorro's
main weapon is his sword. Try looking among your father or grandfather's old
stuff and see if they have an old sword hidden somewhere. It need not be sharp
and functional, since you're not going to stab someone with it. If you don't
have any swords in your house, you can just buy one from toy stores or costume
shops. You should buy a sheath to go along with the sword. Make sure you get
the old-fashioned type of sword that will go well with the period costume.
Step 6: Zorro
would not be Zorro without the trademark mask. You can buy a simple black mask
from a costume shop or you can create one by taking an old black bandanna and
cut holes on it where you can see through.
Step 7: If you
are going for the original Zorro look, you must sport a mustache. Try to grow
one weeks before the party, or you can simply draw one on your bare upper lip
using black eyeliner. A false
mustache is also an option.
Step 7: Complete
the look with black gloves, black boots and black hat. Riding a black horse is
Don't forget, we also carry a Zorro
costume, and you can even find a women's