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Jurassic Park Halloween Costume Guide Part I

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If you’re anything like me than the late October wind could only mean one thing, the scramble for a memorable Halloween costume.  The first thing I do is check my closet for stuff I might already have.  I usually have some things, but not everything.  Instead of buying a cheap costume that will disintegrate in the rain, I try to buy items that I can wear more than once a year.

If you were a kid in the year 1993 than the odds are you were obsessed with dinosaurs.   The reason for this is most likely due to the Steven Spielberg blockbuster film Jurassic Park, which was released that year.  Now I know some of you proto-hipsters are going to claim that you thought dinosaurs were cool before Jurassic Park was released but let’s be honest, even if this was the case, J.P.  put you over the top.

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That film happened to be on television the other day and as I was  watching, I realized that dressing up as one of the characters was something I could do with items I already had.  Even if I didn’t have everything, I was sure I could acquire the rest.  Of course, by characters I mean the human characters.  Creating a realistic velociraptor costume would take up too much time and effort at this point.

In case you guys had the same idea as me, I decided to make a guide for all those interested. I broke up the costume ideas by characters.  Hopefully you have some of these items in your closet but if not, I tried to find some available options.

This guide is split in two. The first part will deal with Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, and the children Lex and Tim.  Part II tomorrow will handle John Hammond, Ian Malcolm, and others. Enjoy.

Dr. Alan Grant

“Hammond, after some consideration, I’ve decided, not to endorse your park.”

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Alan-Grant

Aviator Sunglasses (gold)- Urban Outfitters $14.00

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Red Bandanna- Target 3.99 2pk

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http://www.target.com/p/merona-men-s-2pk-bandanas-assorted-colors/-/A-14428123

Men’s Denim Long Sleeve Shirt- Land’s End $14.99

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http://www.landsend.com/products/mens-long-sleeve-denim-shirt/id_254545

Men’s Khaki Pants- Old Navy $24.80

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http://www.oldnavy.com/products/mens-khaki-pants.jsp

Brown Belt- Macy’s (Geoffrey Beene) $18.99

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http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/geoffrey-beene-belts-32mm-reversible-feather-edge-stitched-dress-belt?ID=720267&CategoryID=47673&LinkType=#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D326

Brown Leather Watch- Macy’s (Unlisted) $29.98

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http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/unlisted-watch-mens-brown-synthetic-leather-strap-48mm-ul1266?ID=939210&CategoryID=26207&LinkType=#fn=STRAP%3DLeather%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D1498

Men’s Boots- DSW (Caterpillar Bryant Work Boot) $69.95

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http://www.dsw.com/shoe/caterpillar+bryant+work+boot?prodId=293919&activeCats=cat20192,cat20305

Fedora Style Hat- SunBody Hats (3inch brim teardrop fedora) $78.00

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http://www.sunbody.com/index.cfm/product/209_6/3-inch-brim-fine-palm-tear-drop-fedora.cfm

Dr. Ellie Sattler

“Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth. ”

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Salmon/Pink long sleeve blouse- Kohls (chaps) $39.99

pink shirt

http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-969375/chaps-no-iron-shirt.jsp?color=Lt%20Pink

Navy Blue Sleeveless T-Shirt- Appleseed’s $21.95

Womens Blue

http://appleseeds.blair.com/product/4292.uts?device=c&network=g&matchtype=&gclid=CLWF0Y3EsroCFc6j4AodpS4AWw

Women’s Brown Belt- Macy’s (Calvin Klein)

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http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/calvin-klein-belt-leather-pant-belt-with-centerbar-buckle?ID=1059024&CategoryID=27807&LinkType=#fn=COLOR%3DBrown%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D68

Women’s Khaki Shorts- Tilly’s (Dickie’s)

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http://www.tillys.com/tillys/variants.aspx?prod=206885415&ctlg=020_Girls&cid=1069&source=1&size=

Women’s Work Boots- KMart (Northwest Territory) 

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http://www.kmart.com/northwest-territory-women-s-work-boot-kylie-wheat/p-035VA56022112P?prdNo=5&blockNo=5&blockType=G5

Lex Murphy

“I happen to be a vegetarian. ”

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Purple Baseball Cap- Lids 14.99

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http://www.lids.com/product/20013621

Purple Paisley Sleeveless Shirt-  Shopstyle.com (jones New York) $21.99

You need to cut off the ribbon to make this one work.  Hard item to find.

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http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=300405501&searchId=526ab4d0be91032eb726dee0&ctr=11&ctc=1&ctn=11&ctp=1

High Waisted Jeans- American Apparel $80

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http://store.americanapparel.net/product/?productId=rsadm304m

Tim Murphy

“Gala…Gala…Gallimimus!”

Some of these items are repeats from Alan Grant.  Just realized that these two are dressed alike.

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Blue Denim Short Sleeve Shirt- Top Man $60

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http://us.topman.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33059&storeId=13051&productId=9862135&langId=-1&categoryId=&parent_category_rn=&searchTerm=TM83S26FDEN&resultCount=1&geoip=home

Striped T-Shirt- Tilly’s (DC shoes) $29.99

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http://www.tillys.com/tillys/variants.aspx?prod=222537115&ctlg=010_Guys&cid=1180&source=1&size=

Brown Belt- Macy’s (Geoffrey Beene) $18.99

belt

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/geoffrey-beene-belts-32mm-reversible-feather-edge-stitched-dress-belt?ID=720267&CategoryID=47673&LinkType=#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D326

Blue Bandanna- Target 3.99 2pk

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http://www.target.com/p/merona-men-s-2pk-bandanas-assorted-colors/-/A-14428123

Men’s Khaki Shorts- Old Navy $20.00

Part 2

http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=329273&locale=en_US&kwid=1&sem=false&sdReferer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26rct%3Dj%26q%3D%26esrc%3Ds%26source%3Dweb%26cd%3D1%26ved%3D0CGsQFjAA%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.oldnavy.com%252Fproducts%252Fmens-khaki-shorts-10-P329273.jsp%26ei%3DDbtqUrWAGre34AOZwoCwDg%26usg%3DAFQjCNGfjo5voWM2KApHUM4N53o9KdO8Yg%26sig2%3D2ldhABfgeTQbq0kgGMr5uQ

Don’t forget to visit http://clashmccoy.com/ tomorrow as I will be handling more of the Jurassic Park side characters, as well as some favorites.  Thanks.

-Clash out

photos courtesy of hark.com, Jurassicpark.wikia.com, jplegacy.org

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