I'm Popeye the Sailor Man,
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man.
I'm strong to the 'finich'
Cause I eats me spinach.
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man
lyrics by Sammy Lerner
Sound argument. Who am I to argue?
In case you've never heard, Popeye
is an iconic cartoon sailor popularized in American culture from 1919 until present day. The usual setup saw Popeye on a wacky adventure with his friends, which usually ended up in a sea-themed conflict resulting in Popeye finding himself in trouble. Popeye is no ordinary sailor, he gets stronger when he eats spinach
; which he undoubtedly acquires no matter what situation he finds himself. The adventure wraps up with Popeye defeating the foe and saving the day (maybe a kiss from Olive Oyl).
What a hero!
To make this costume, I relied on Popeye's key memorable distinctions:Popeye fact: Popeye has had a long and distinguished history, in which he joined the Navy during an American WWII war propaganda campaign. During the campaign, Popeye's traditional costume was replaced with the classic white American Navy uniform, complete with sailor's cap. For some perspective: Popeye joining the war effort then, would be like Dilbert inciting an en masse office-revolt against global management oppression now.
It would blow. your. mind.
As a result, this alternative costume is almost as iconic as his original outfit.
This costume is based on the traditional Popeye cartoon.
Well blow me down, let's makes me a Popeye!