Macho Man Randy Savage wore a variety of colorful costumes during his career as a professional wrestler. From his tassel covered suits and cowboy hats to the simple star covered pink trunks, the raspy voiced entertainer was always a sight to behold. Even if you’re not a fan of wrestling you’re probably guilty of saying “Snap into a Slim Jim” at least once while passing a Slim Jim display. It’s okay, we’ve all done it. Ooooh yeah!
Most people remember Andre the Giant for his role in The Princess Bride. For wrestling fans he is a major part of WWF history. A magnificent presence on his own, Andre didn’t need a flashy costume to stand out in the ring. While you may not be able to pull off the height, you can replicate his look with a black singlet, though you should cut one strap off if you want to be authentic.
The Undertaker’s Western mortician and zombie-like style has made those with a darker side feel a little less geeky when it comes to watching wrestling. It has also given people an excuse to wear a leather duster. But if you really want to get the full look of The Undertaker you’ll need to layer on the black eyeliner. Otherwise your menacing look won’t look as menacing.
From feather boas to apparel bearing his own name, Hulk Hogan’s ring attire has varied throughout his career but he has stayed true to the colors red and yellow. No matter which variation of his outfit you choose, unless you’re built like the Hulkster you want to make sure to include a pair of black wraparound sunglasses. Otherwise you could end up looking like a walking McDonald’s advertisement.
A character like Hillbilly Jim is perfect for a sport whose fans are believed to be predominantly “rednecks.” A popular wrestler of the ’80s, the loveable Hillbilly Jim fits the stereotype well in his bib overalls and horseshoe necklace. Of course, we all know this misconception isn’t true. Lots of intelligent, well-rounded individuals love professional wrestling. We should be more concerned about the people wearing bib overalls who don’t like professional wrestling.
Few people can get away with wearing sweatpants in public and Mick Foley is one of them. Taking professional wrestling by storm with a variety of characters, the toothless Foley even managed to make a celebrity out of a sock puppet. This year the Hardcore Champion will add WWE Hall of Fame Inductee to his already impressive resume. We can only hope Mr. Socko will be at the ceremony.