Evel Knievel Costume

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Evel Knievel was a legendary American stunt performer who gained fame in the 1970s for his death-defying motorcycle jumps. With his iconic white jumpsuit, red cape, and helmet, Evel Knievel became a symbol of bravery and daring, and remains a popular Halloween costume choice to this day.

Evel Knievel Costume

If you’re looking to pay tribute to this legendary stuntman, here’s how to make a homemade Evel Knievel costume.

Long Sleeve Jumpsuit

Evel Knievel Costume - Fancy Dress - Cosplay - Jumpsuit

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This jumpsuit, with its white color and long sleeves, can serve as the foundation of your Evel Knievel costume. To complete the look, make sure to leave a few buttons near the top of the jumpsuit undone.

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Evel Knievel Costume - Fancy Dress - Cosplay - Boots

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To complete the Evel Knievel costume, be sure to add a pair of white boots to your outfit. These boots should be sturdy and comfortable, as you’ll want to be able to move around easily while dressed as the famous stunt performer. Choose a pair that has a sleek, streamlined design, as this will help to create a cohesive look with the rest of your costume.

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Evel Knievel Costume - Fancy Dress - Cosplay - Helmet

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It is hardly any surprise that you will need a motorcycle helmet for this costume.

The good news is that you can buy perfect replicas of Evel Knievel signature helmet.

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Evel Knievel Costume - Fancy Dress - Cosplay - Cape

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When putting together your Evel Knievel costume, don’t forget to add the finishing touch: a cape! This essential element will help to give your outfit a bold, dramatic look, and will make you feel like a true superhero as you pay tribute to the famous stunt performer.

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Red Fabric

Evel Knievel Costume - Fancy Dress - Cosplay - Red Fabric

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To add some extra flair to your Evel Knievel costume, consider using red fabric to create details on your jumpsuit. This bold, vibrant color will help to bring your outfit to life, and will make you feel like the fearless daredevil himself. There are several ways you can incorporate the red fabric into your costume. For example, you could use it to create stripes down the sides of your jumpsuit, or you could use it to create a bold, eye-catching emblem on the chest.

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Blue Fabric

Evel Knievel Costume - Fancy Dress - Cosplay - Blue Fabric

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To truly capture Evel Knievel’s signature style, be sure to add some blue fabric to your costume. This bold, vibrant color was a mainstay of Knievel’s iconic wardrobe, and it will help you channel the spirit of this legendary stunt performer. There are several ways you can incorporate the blue fabric into your costume.

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Complete Costume Set

Evel Knievel Costume - Fancy Dress - Cosplay - Complete Readymade Costume

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Keep things simple if you cannot be bothered with the hassle of making a homemade costume.

A readymade complete costume set makes this an ideal last minute costume idea and takes out all the hassle.

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Evel Knievel Overview

Evel Knievel (born Robert Craig Knievel) was an American stunt performer and entertainer who gained fame in the 1970s for his motorcycle jumps and stunts. Knievel became known for his daring and death-defying feats, which included jumping over cars, buses, and even the fountains at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. He often wore a white jumpsuit adorned with red stripes and a red cape, as well as a white helmet with red stripes and stars. Knievel’s performances drew large crowds and made him a household name, and he became a cultural icon and hero to many. Despite suffering numerous injuries throughout his career, Knievel continued to perform stunts until his retirement in 1980.

He passed away in 2007 at the age of 69.

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Written by Doc Cotton

Doc Cotton is a man of simple pleasures and diverse interests. His heart belongs to the world of cosplay, costumes and fancy dress, with a special fondness for Halloween, where his creative spirit truly shines. Over the years he has been hired by people across the country to make custom halloween costumes and other fancy dress for specific events.

When he's not busy crafting imaginative costumes, Doc Cotton loves nothing more than a good party. He's the one who knows how to turn any gathering into a memorable event, infusing it with fun and excitement.

Beyond the world of costumes and festivities, Doc Cotton finds solace and joy in van life and outdoor adventures. Whether he's hitting the open road, camping beneath the stars, or exploring the great outdoors, he cherishes every moment of his outdoor escapades.

You can catch up with Doc Cotton's insights and experiences on his writing platforms, CostumeRocket and HotPartyShack. There, he shares his costume wisdom and event-planning expertise, offering inspiration and tips to fellow enthusiasts.

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