action hero

Jack Traven from Speed

In Speed, Jack Traven (played by Keanu Reeves) is a Los Angeles SWAT member tasked with keeping a bus full of people alive while trying to negotiate with a bomber who has rigged the bus to explode.  Jack works to get passengers safely off as civilian Annie Porter drives the vehicle.  During the events of the film, Jack is wearing several layers, which is useful as he sheds them for various reasons throughout the movie.

John McClane

In Die Hard, John McClane (Bruce Willis) is an NYPD police officer attending a Christmas work party in an LA skyscraper when Hans Gruber take everyone hostage. He goes John Wayne, or Roy Rogers, on everyone’s ass, stealthily working his way through the building and systematically killing Gruber’s henchmen. Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker.

Commando John Matrix

In Commando, Colonel John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a retired Delta Force operator who’s brought back when mercenaries kidnap his daughter, and it’s not long before Matrix himself is abducted. It turns out the mercenaries are made up of members of his former unit who have been decommissioned for enjoying the killing too much, led by a former South American dictator who wishes to carry out a political assassination and kickstart a military coup.

Rambo

Rambo, first name John, is an action hero played by Sylvester Stallone. At first a sympathetic war vet who has trouble integrating back into society, Rambo becomes more and more comical as the sequels pile up. For this costume, we’ll supply the muscles, you supply the blood, sweat, and tears.