I'm Popeye the Sailor Man.
I'm strong to the 'finich'
Cause I eats me spinach.
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man
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:
- sailor's outfit (step 2-3)
- pipe (step 4-5)
- aficionado for spinach (step 6-7)
- freakishly-muscular forearms (step 8)
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!
Step 1: Tools + materials
Total cost was around $15.
I originally had a slightly higher budget but had loaned some money to that darn Wimpy, who said he would pay me Tuesday for a hamburger today. I'm starting to think I'm not going to see a payback anytime soon.