Get in the ring and dress up as one of the most iconic stars of WWE glory years with our DIY Mankind costume guide for cosplay and Halloween.
Born in Indiana in 1965, Michael “Mankind” Foley is a world-famous former professional wrestler who’s had a long history of work in the ring.
Regarded as one of the most talented wrestlers in the WWE, Mick has competed under multiple personas, and throughout his life he’s even written a number of books and appeared as an actor in films such as Dixieland and The Peanut Butter Falcon, as well as in television.
While his career has considerably slowed down in the past few years, Mick is still beloved by fans around the world who admire his wrestling abilities and varied accomplishments.
Mick Foley Costume Ideas
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How to Dress Like Mick “Mankind” Foley from WWE
Mick has light brown curly hair in a long, shaggy 1980’s rocker style to his shoulders with bangs over his eyes. He also has a moustache and beard to match.
You can nail down this pro-wrestler look for yourself either by dying and styling your own hair or wearing a brown cosplay wig.
For the facial hair, you can purchase fake stick-on facial hair or use an eyebrow pencil to draw it onto your face.
For a costume challenge, you can also attempt to grow your own beard.
Mick is infamous for having lost his front teeth in the Hell in a Cell match he’d participated in. Use tooth wax to recreate this look.
You can find tooth wax at costume supply stores or on Amazon.
Mick Foley’s most popular wrestling persona was Cactus Jack. You can purchase Cactus Jack t-shirts online from most retail websites.
He also wears a red and black plaid flannel work shirt along with black jogging pants.
Mask and Accessories:
Mick is well-known for his other wrestling persona, “Mankind”, who wore a brown Hannibal Lecter-style slotted face mask. There is a replica Mankind mask available on Amazon.
Another memorable feature of the Mankind persona was that he had a white sports sock on his hand with a goatee drawn on it with a black marker. Intended to only be a one-time weird joke to annoy an opponent, “Mr. Socko” became wildly popular with fans and the impromptu puppet generated a pop culture following.
You can add this final detail to your own Mick Foley costume by making your own Mr. Socko prop with a plain white sports sock and a black permanent marker to draw a goatee onto it.