80s Costume Idea: John Rambo

By Lori Ferraro

Sylvester Stallone was one of the kings of 80s cinema.

This triple-threat talent won us over as the writer, director, and star of Rocky, and he cemented his legendary status by bringing to life the character of John Rambo.

Rambo 80s Costume Idea

Rambo: First Blood Part II gave us the definitive Rambo look, one which is relatively easy to emulate even if you don’t have the chiseled muscles of the Italian Stallion (although that would certainly help.)

Here’s what you need:

  • Headband (preferably a long, red, sweat-soaked strip of cloth)
  • A tiny green jade Buddha pendant on an impossibly tight choker
  • Black or dark olive pants
  • Combat boots
  • Giant-Ass Knife (plastic would be a safe bet)
  • Machine gun and bow and arrow optional

John Rambo 80s Costume Idea

To paraphrase John Rambo: “Halloween – I’m comin’ to get YOU.”

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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