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Best Joe Exotic Costume Guide
Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, is a former zoo operator who got famous when featured in the Netflix series Tiger King. He is considered one of the most prolific collectors and breeders of tigers in the U.S. He is now serving a 22-year prison sentence for conspiring to murder animal rights activist Carole Baskin, with whom he was in a long-running feud. He was also convicted of 17 felony charges for animal abuse. During the season, Joe and Carole have exchanges of legal allegations, protests, and videos. Joe even accuses Carole of murdering her second husband, millionaire Don Lewis.
Dress up like the eccentric tiger breeder with this Joe Exotic costume guide. Looking like Joe Exotic takes lots of guts, but we’ve got you covered with all of the items you need. We have a Plaid Shirt, Blue Jeans, Cowboy Jacket, Khaki Hat, and Brown Boots. Accessories make the man, so there’s also a Gold Ring, Wig and Mustache, Gold Watch, and a Tiger Plush.
Joe Exotic Cosplay Costumes
Dressing up as Joe Exotic will surely turn heads in your costume party. You’ll need some flamboyant gear to pull off the look of the Tiger King. His base layer is plain enough with jeans, a plaid flannel shirt, and brown boots. But, the accessories are what take this look to another level. For that, you’ll need a fake wig and mustache combo, a gold ring, a cowboy jacket, and a gold watch. All of these items are pretty basic clothing items and accessories. Check a thrift shop for any item that you may not have.
Now, getting in costume as Joe Exotic with this costume guide isn’t sufficient. You’ll need to dress up like your arch-nemesis Carole Baskin for a truly amazing duo. Join forces as enemies to be the center of attention at any [Halloween] costume party!
About Joe Exotic
Joe Exotic’s personal life is as colorful as his conflict with Carole. He is openly gay, had an unofficial group marriage, ran for President of the U.S., ran for Governor of Oklahoma, and of course, his storied history as a cat collector and breeder. He was also an ordained minister in Oklahoma and can actually officiate weddings. He even donned a priest outfit in Netflix’s Tiger King.
Tiger King shows the conflict between big cat conservationists and the collectors of these amazing animals. It was in 2000 when he acquired his first two tigers, which were abandoned. He was also said to have shot the horses donated to him to use them as food for his big cats. Joe owns G.W. Zoo in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. Carole is the CEO of Big Cat Rescue based in Tampa, Florida. Joe accuses Carole of being a rival zookeeper and wants to eliminate Joe as a rival zookeeper for increased popularity.