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Best Mr. T Halloween Costume Guide
Mr. T, real name Laurence Tureaud, is an American retired professional wrestler who went on to become an actor and television personality. He is most known for his catchphrase “I pity the fool” which was taken from a television series he starred on with the same title. He is also well-known for his unique look: a very iconic hairstyle inspired by the warriors of the Mandinka nation in West Africa, his gold jewelry, and his very tough-guy wardrobe. Some of his most popular roles are as B.A. Baracus in the 1980s television series, The A-Team and as boxer Clubber Lang in the 1982 film Rocky III.
Get the look of the tough actor with this Mr. T costume guide. Items you’ll need for this costume are a muscle tee, a button-down denim vest, jeans, gold jewelry, hoop earrings, and a Mr. T mohawk.
Mr. T Cosplay Costumes
Cosplaying as Mr. T is sure to be a fun experience because of how unconventional his look is. No matter what event you’re dressing for, you’ll be recognized as Mr. T if you do it right. He’s connected to his African roots and wants to pay tribute to it which is why he adopted the short mohawk everyone knows him by. This connectedness to African roots is said to also be the reason why he likes to wear a lot of gold accessories – something that can be observed in several African tribes. These two aspects of his look might be the most important to pay attention to when cosplaying him. Once you have this down, you can dress like him with a muscle t-shirt, a button-down denim vest, and a pair of jeans.
I pity the fool who goes to a party as Mr. T alone! Gather your friends and let them dress up as the rest of the A-Team.
About Mr. T
While Mr. T is very particular about his iconic look, it has also been said about him that he is a very religious man. So much so that even though he tries to make a statement with his look, he was said to have given up his gold jewelry after helping out with the cleanup of the Hurricane Katrina aftermath in 2005. He was quoted to have said that he felt it was insensitive and disrespectful to people who lost almost everything if he were to keep wearing his gold.
He’s dabbled in quite a number of things in his career, including but not limited to movie and television acting, TV hosting, professional wrestling, and even music. His latest foray was in 2017 when he became one of the contestants for the 24th season of Dancing with the Stars. He finished in 10th place with his dancing partner Kym Herjavec.