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Spike Spiegel Costume Guide

Spike Speigel Cowboy Bebop DIY Costume Guide for Cosplay and Halloween
How to Dress Like Spike Speigel for Cosplay and Halloween [Photo: billybookcase]

On the anime series ‘Cowboy Bebop’, Spike Spiegel is a bounty hunter on the Bebop spaceship who travels with an unruly gang of crew members on his adventures. With a nonchalant and laid-back personality, a demeanor with an uncanny resemblance to musician Bob Dylan and a very passive attitude, Spike is a likable kind of guy with a serious smoking habit who packs a serious punch.

Whether you’re an anime fan or you just love Cowboy Bebop, a Spike Spiegel costume is a perfect way to bring out one of the show’s coolest characters!

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Spike Spiegel Costume Ideas

Last update on 2021-10-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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How to Dress Like Spike Spiegel from ‘Cowboy Bebop’

Hair:

Spike has fluffy dark brown hair which is styled with a ton of volume that makes him look like a 1980’s new wave musician. This is a great look that’s sure to catch attention!

To recreate it for your costume, you can style and dye your natural hair, or you can wear a dark brown wig. You can get wigs from most online costume websites and Halloween shops.

Use hairspray to add that maximum volume, or search for a pre-styled wig with the same extreme fluffy look.

Suit & Outfit:

Spike often wears a light blue leisure suit. If you’ve ever seen any fashions from the disco era, you’ll definitely recognize the high collars and fabric creases of one of these outfits.

You can buy leisure suits online from retail websites, or you can search costume shops to find one.

Spike’s leisure suit is worn with a high-collared yellow shirt underneath, which you can also buy from retail sites, and he often wears a skinny black necktie and brown trench coat with this.

Accessories:

To add the final pieces to your Spike costume, you’ll need Spike’s pistol, his cigarette and the black shoes he wears on his feet. You can buy black shoes and boots from any shoe shop.

For the cigarette, you can use a fake candy cigarette, white pipe cleaner or a white plastic stick. You can get candy cigarettes online from many large retail websites and candy shops, and pipe cleaners and plastic from craft shops.

Lastly, you’ll need Spike’s pistol, his signature weapon of choice. You can buy replica guns from toy stores, Halloween shops and costume websites. You can also use craft supplies such as plastic, foam, paint and aluminum foil to make a fake gun of your own.

Practice posing with it just like Spike does when he’s using it on Cowboy Bebop!

Get your friends to dress up as other Cowboy Bebop characters like Faye Valentine and Edward Wong to gather up the whole cast of the out-of-this-world anime classic!