80s Costume Idea: Snake Plissken from Escape from New York

By Lori Ferraro

Kurt Russell’s Snake Plissken is a classic 80s antihero, full of firepower and bad attitude.

He fought his way across the futuristic island of Manhattan in 1981’s Escape from New York to save the president from evil prison inmates.

Now you can fight your way from the couch to the refrigerator in your very own Snake Plissken ensemble.

Snake Plissken from Escape from New York

Here’s what you’ll need:

You may not be rescuing the president in your Snake Plissken costume, but you may be called upon to rescue a plateful of little smokies from a vat of simmering barbecue sauce.

Snake Plissken 80s Costume Idea

And don’t forget that tagline: “Call me Snake.”

Author: Lori Ferraro

Lori is a writer and actor living in Portland, OR. Her website, Drawn to the 80s, is where her 5 year old draws the greatest music hits of the 1980s. She is a blogger for The Huffington Post and her own blog, Once Upon a Product, is where she writes about important things like beauty products, music, her obsession with Mick Jagger and of course...the 80s.

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