Become Popeye the sailor man and save Olive Oyl from his muscle-bound arch-rival, Bluto (also known as Brutus). I can’t provide the spinach to give you rippling muscles, but I can show you a full range of Popeye fancy dress costumes from leading suppliers. This outfit is ideal for cartoon, retro and nautical themed dress-up.
Cheapest Popeye Costume
There are many suppliers selling the standard outfit (up to 42″ chest), but I have picked out Henbrandt on Amazon for their low price of £12.83 and positive feedback. It includes the top, trousers, hat and muscle arm pieces with anchor logos.
I also suggest adding a pipe for a more complete look. If you’re on a tight budget, then a low-cost, straight bar plastic pipe will suffice. You can also opt for a more authentic corncob pipe, although the price is around five times higher.
This mid-range costume looks a little better in terms of styling, and the price of £23.88 is still very reasonable. Three sizes are available for 42″ to 50″ chest. Included is a shirt with attached belt and the trousers. However, the arms are not pre-stuffed, and a pipe and spinach are not included.
Officially Licensed Popeye Costume
This official costume by Rubie’s is the most expensive option on the page at £39.09 , but is it worth shelling out the extra cash for?
Well, it certainly looks the part, although the felt pipe is a let down and the trousers are, for some reason, very long. Long is better than short, though, as the problem can be fixed by simply turning them up and sticking a pin in them.
Unlike the previous costume, the arms are pre-stuffed. Two sizes are available for 38″ to 48″ chest.
Toddler’s Popeye Fancy Dress
Yes, your little one(s) can join in the fun, too! This cute infant’s costume costs £19.92 and comes in two sizes and includes a sailor shirt with anchor tattoo, muscle arms, square back collar flap, trousers, belt and sailor hat.
Inflatable Popeye Costume
This is a fun alternative, and this larger than life, waterproof costume is particularly ideal for carnivals. Add this low-cost doughboy hat to complete your look.