Whether for a Halloween costume or a themed party, one of the most colourful and creative ways to get noticed is to dress up as your favourite wrestling superstar. You can even create your own persona. Not only are the possibilities limitless, but you can simply use objects found in your home to keep the project free. Wrestling trousers are important to the overall look of the wrestler and can define your entire character.
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Things you need
- Jeans or Lycra shorts
- Black socks
- Sewing needle
- Colour pens
Decide on your character. Every wrestler has a "gimmick" or personality. Wrestlers are generally divided into good guys and bad guys, and so your costume should reflect that. Bad guys wear darker shades, whereas good guys should look as colourful and vibrant as possible.
Cut up a pair of jeans so that they hang just above the knee. This is the style commonly used by the likes of John Cena. Alternatively, if you want the more traditional wrestling look, use a pair of Lycra shorts instead. This will form the basis of the wrestling trousers.
Snip off the closed ends of a pair of black socks. Slid up each leg over the knee, these will represent wrestling knee pads. Let the jeans hang slightly over them, or, if using Lycra, tuck the trousers into the socks/knee pads.
Tie shoelaces around your legs. Tie them either around the Lycra shorts or just above the knee pads, letting them hang down. These resemble tassels, made famous by 1980s' wrestling star The Ultimate Warrior. You can use as many shoelaces as you can find, and they will really add a splash of colour to your outfit.
Finish your wrestling trousers with leftover fabric. Select any fabric you may have in your home. Use scissors and colour pens to shape and style the patterns before using thread and a needle to sew them onto the trousers.
Tips and warnings
- Choose suitable footwear. White sneakers will look good alongside jeans, but heavy black boots are more appropriate when paired with Lycra shorts and traditional wrestling gear.
- No matter how big and scary you may look, do not attempt to wrestle like the trained athletes on television.
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