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Peter B. Parker Costume Guide

Peter B. Parker DIY Costume Guide for Cosplay and Halloween
How to Dress Like Peter B. Parker for Cosplay and Halloween [Photo: billybookcase]

Swing into the Spider-Verse with a Peter B. Parker costume for your next con or Halloween party. Our DIY guide will teach you how to dress up as the original Spidey from Into the Spider-Verse.

“All right, people, let’s do this one last time. My name is Peter B. Parker. I was bitten by a radioactive spider, and for the last twenty-two years I thought I was the one and only Spider-Man. I’m pretty sure you know the rest. You see, I saved the city, fell in love, I got married, saved the city some more, maybe too much, my marriage got testy, made some dicey money choices – don’t invest in a Spider-themed restaurant. Then like fifteen years passed, blah blah blah super boring, I broke my back, a drone flew into my face, I buried Aunt May, my wife and I split up. But I handled it like a champion.”

Peter B. Parker, Into the Spider-Verse

But now he’s been sucked into another dimension where the perfect, blonde Peter Parker has just died, and Miles Morales needs help becoming the next Spiderman.

Peter B Parker has brown hair, looks disheveled, and is a bit overweight due to eating his problems away with pizza. He of course wears the Spider- man costume, but his tummy tends to poke out at the bottom of the shirt. He wears navy sweat pants, an army green jacket, and mismatched shoes, one black and white converse sneaker, and one brown work boot. He likes to break the 4th wall. 

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Items You’ll Need to Complete the Costume:

  • Brown Disheveled Hair and Stubble
  • Under-Sized Spider-Man Shirt
  • Navy Sweatpants
  • Army Green Jacket
  • Mismatched Shoes

Costume Ideas

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How to Dress Like Peter B Parker from Into the Spider-verse 

Hair and Stubble:

Peter B Parker has average-length disheveled brown hair and brown stubble. If you already have brown hair, just don’t take care of yourself for a day or two and you’ll be good to go. Maybe ruffle your hair up a lot and then hairspray it so that it will stay that way. If you don’t have brown hair, then dye your hair brown and style as described. You want to look like your atoms aren’t too jazzed about being in the wrong dimension.

Small Spider-Man Shirt:

Do you have a Spider-Man shirt? Does it fit you? If the answer is yes, either save it for Comic- con or shrink it. You need a Spiderman shirt that is one size too small for you so that your tummy barely sticks out the bottom.

You can buy these online or at any costume shop, or you can run your good Spiderman shirt in the “whites” cycle on your washing machine in hot water several times in a row. It will be ruined forever, but it will work for this cosplay.

Sweatpants:

We all have a pair stowed away somewhere. The ones with the drawstring waist. In the movie Peter’s are Navy, but I honestly think you could get away with any color, as this Peter is not well known for caring what is on his body.

If you don’t already own them (liar) you can pick them up online, at any major retailer, or at any thrift shop. If there’s one thing you should know, it’s don’t do it like Peter. Do it like you.

Jacket: 

Peter B. Parker wears a regular green army jacket, the kind with snaps for buttons and two cargo pockets on the chest where you can easily store a goober. Luckily for you these kinds of jackets are really easy to find.

You can get one online, in any major retailer, in an army surplus store, or in any thrift store.

Mis-matched Shoes:

Yeah, Peter’s so damaged right now that he doesn’t even notice what shoes he is wearing or if they match. Or maybe he just grabbed the nearest shoes out of laziness. Either way, he sports one black and white converse sneaker and one brown work boot.

You can find the chucks online, or at a Converse store. You can find the work boots online, or at any major retailer. These shoes allow Miles to guess your exact situation.

Now, go to the little shed where you keep your spider- gear, disinfect the mask, use baby powder in the suit, heavy on the joints, and take a leap of faith into the Spider-Verse.