Masters of Disguise: 20 Halloween-ish Movie Ensembles
How fun is the concept of Halloween? It’s an evening dedicated to transforming yourself and taking on the role of anyone you choose. It can be the ultimate escape in adopting an entirely different persona. Today here at Reign Man we’re going to cite some of our favorite movie scenes and characters that personify the true spirit of All Hallow’s Eve whether it’s creating that identity out of necessity, circumstance or celebration.
Buckle up. We’re going from one end of the spectrum to the other with this.
You’ve got to give credit to Johnny and the Cobra Kai boys in The Karate Kid. With everyone in matching skeleton costumes, their beatdown of Daniel seemed much more professional and synchronized. Truth be told, Daniel asked for this pounding when he sabotaged Johnny’s alone time in a bathroom stall.
“I hope you had a hell of a piss, Arnold!” relocated Judge Reinhold from All American Burger to Captain Hook’s Fish and Chips where he was forced to emulate quite the table serving buccaneer in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
A Robert De Niro theme party? Genius. Neighbors’ Zak Efron and Dave Franco took the task to heart as Taxi Driver’s Travis Bickle and Meet the Parents’ Jack Byrnes.
Cowboy Gil should have been franchised for kids’ parties across the country after this scene in Parenthood. Steve Martin’s concoction in order to save his son’s birthday celebration is nothing short of brilliant.
When the work opportunities start drying up, you do what you have to to survive. Dustin Hoffman’s Michael Dorsey lent himself to a rather considerable commitment while seeing how the other gender lives in Tootsie.
What did you expect regarding research and development from Lloyd and Harry when it comes to appropriate attire at a sophisticated affair in Aspen? We’re hoping for a similar fashion statement in the upcoming Dumb and Dumber To.
Ex-Presidents Nixon, Carter, Reagan and LBJ robbing banks to help fund their next surf trip is still a plot for the ages. Point Break painted an art-imitating-life concept that we’re sure many Americans acknowledged while Keanu Reeves’ Johnny Utah tried to save the day.
We’re still curious if The Gimp was a willing participant in his wardrobe choice in Pulp Fiction . That’s a question for another day for Quentin Tarantino. We’re just glad that the most uncomfortable scene in this epic film had a different outcome in that basement for Bruce Willis and Ving Rhames than originally expected. “Zed’s dead, baby. Zed’s dead.”
Across town from where the spider caught a couple of flies, Steve Bucsemi’s Buddy Holly was in keeping with the requirements of Jack Rabbit Slim’s. To think that a $5 dollar milkshake was such a big deal back in 1994.
Perhaps this an upgrade in fashion sense for three unemployed professors who switch careers to trap ghosts, haunts, poltergeists and spirits for money in Ghostbusters.
When you need to press your future father into courting your future mother, you pull out all of the stops like Marty McFly did in Back to the Future. Never underestimate the power of George Lucas, Star Wars and Eddie Van Halen.
The late Robin Williams took a page from Tootsie with a marvelous conversion from Daniel Hillard to Mrs. Iphegenia Doubtfire to be closer to his three children in Mrs. Doubtfire.
One of the creepier scenes in a James Bond film for us is this one in Moonraker. What’s startling about this 12 foot clown costume is that it’s actually less disturbing than the man behind it (Jaws) with the metal teeth.
Similar to Cowboy Gil, it’s all about the kids and making them happy. While Vince Vaughn wasn’t winning any father of the year awards in Old School, he did host one heck of a children’s birthday party.
The ultimate master of disguise, Fletch can and will command a featured examination of all of his wonderful characters. In the meantime, we’ll pay homage to G. Gordon Liddy here who was late to the private hangar because there was one of those “manure spitters jackknifed on the Santa Ana.”
When Akeem and Semmi look to “blend in” while settling in to their newfound destination of Queens in Coming to America, they take what they think are the appropriate measures in dressing like true New Yorkers.
We figure that the benefits to a gig at Pig Burgers in Better Off Dead would be the dancing Van Halen hamburgers however the flipside to that coin is the less-than-appealing pig hat accessory.
An all-time cult classic, The Warriors is all about truly special attire and ensemble. The Baseball Furies were perhaps the most thoughtful in their apparel and accessories. Sadly their bark was much greater than their bite but they nonetheless are a favorite of ours on this list.
While the toga isn’t very original (unless perhaps you factor in the mustard that John Belushi later dumps on it), “dressing up” as an excuse for an Animal House party is the whole point.
Wrapping it up, what better way to build some buzz for Prestige Worldwide than a video that captures that essence in the right kind of threads from Dale and Brennan in Step Brothers?