Are you the guy digging through his closet on Halloween Eve, praying for some miracle costume to appear? Well here’s a couple ideas to pull off some fringe favorites of the surfing world.
1. From the semi-satirical cult classic North Shore, a Lance Burkhart aka Laird Hamilton costume is a perfect excuse to bust out the body paint and flash your abs this Halloween. Grab a pair of vintage surf trunks from Lightening Bolt, head down to the costume store for a colored make-up kit, then strut around the party like a jock throwing out lines like “You just have a single fin mentality”
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2. Everyone has a hula shirt, which makes you a brimmed Brixton hat and some cat-eye Raens short of a Mister Senor Daddy Love costume from Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing. You heard his voice-over in the Lost Atlas surf movie, and there’s no better way to drop some love lines on the ladies than to dress like DJ Samuel Jackson.
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3. Ya it’s nerdy as hell, but here’s a quick easy Halloween costume idea from the Big Bang Theory. Throw on an AMES bro shirt with a long sleeve undershirt, act completely OCD like Dr. Sheldon Cooper.
The Man Bot tee and other staple graphics by the Ames Bros have been spotted on legit celebs like John Mayer, Weezer, Leo DiCaprio, and those dudes from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The Ames Bros aren’t just tee-shirt junkies, they’re renowned album cover/poster artists for bands like The Black Keys, Muse, Pearl Jam, and Linkin Park.
4. Jack O’Neill is gnarlier than any poofter pirate to ever sport an eye patch. Jack lost his eye while inventing the surfboard leash in the slabby seas of nor-cal. This trucker hat actually includes a wearable eye patch, and the other O’Neill gear has no frills function for any adventure.
So boot that tired old pirate costume and get legit with O’Neill