How to make The Dude (The Big Lebowski) Costume
The ultimate slacker, Jeffrey Lebowski is known simply as “The Dude” by his friends and acquaintances — “El Duderino” if you’re not into the whole brevity thing. Played by actor Jeff Bridges, in a case of mistaken identity the Dude is whisked into a circle of high rollers who want him to find the “kidnapped” wife of a millionaire. All The Dude wants to do is chill out, drink White Russians, stay unemployed, and listen to Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Show your love for “The Big Lebowski” with a homemade Dude costume that’s fun and simple to make! The Dude abides! As a fun fact, The Dude’s wardrobe actually came from actor Jeff Bridge’s own closet.
##Things You’ll Need##
* Shoulder length brown/grey wig
* Goatee and spirit gum to adhere it
* Pair of black sunglasses
* White v-neck t-shirt
* Tan bathrobe
* Pair of baggy flannel shorts
* Jelly slides (or any slip-on men’s sandal shoe
* Bowling Ball
* Carton of milk
* Glass filled with a “caucasian”
##Putting together your The Dude / Big Lebowski Costume##
Step 1: Put on your shoulder-length wig of wavy brown hair. If you can’t find one with bits of grey in it, add a light bit of White Out to a few strands on the wig for an aged effect.
Step 2: Adhere the goatee to your face with spirit gum. If you can’t find one with grey in it, use a little bit of White Out on a few hairs here and there to complete the look.
Step 3: Put on the white v-neck t-shirt, baggy flannel shorts that look like boxers, jelly slides, and swing on the ol’ bathrobe.
Step 4: Pick up some fun, optional accessories to give your costume the ultimate Lebowski touch. Pick up a bowling ball, a milk carton (you get bonus points for making a “Ralph’s” decal and putting it on there!), or a high ball glass with a “Caucasian” (The Dude’s favorite drink) or a non-alcoholic substitute, like chocolate milk with ice cubes.
Step 5: Put on your shades and get ready to party! Break out the Creedence!