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Best Thomas Shelby Costume Guide
Thomas Shelby is the leader of the Birmingham criminal gang and patriarch of the Shelby family in the BBC television series, Peaky Blinders. After serving in the First World War, Shelby began to experience signs of PTSD while aiming to give his family a better life. With Peaky Blinders, Thomas leads the Shelby family to success and becomes a national force to be reckoned with. Both highly respected by the community and a dangerous foe to his enemies, Thomas Shelby proves that he will do whatever it takes to protect his family and his business.
Get the look of the ruthless family patriarch with this Thomas Shelby costume guide. Cosplay Thomas Shelby’s signature look by wearing a Wool Suit paired with a White Dress Shirt, Knit Tie, and Tie Clip. Add a Blue Pea Coat, Dress Shoes, Tweed Hat, and a classic Pocket Watch to complete the early 20th-century look.
Thomas Shelby Cosplay Costumes
While Thomas Shelby is a calm and observant man, he proves to his enemies that he is both intelligent and ruthless against anyone who dares threaten his family. His smooth, yet cutthroat demeanor enabled Shelby to command respect among members of the community. He eventually rose to the ranks and became a Member of Parliament to protect himself and his family further. Of course, rival gangs continue to threaten the Shelby family as they aim to take them down and reveal Thomas’s criminal past.
Dress up in Thomas’s typical attire by wearing a classic wool suit with a white dress shirt. Pair the suit with a knit tie, tie clip, and black dress shoes. Finally, complete Thomas Shelby’s outfit with a blue pea coat, tweed hat, and a classic pocket-watch. Of course, Thomas would be nothing without his family, so grab a few friends and cosplay characters from Peaky Blinders like Grace, Polly, Ada, and Arthur Shelby. With a family this powerful, you’ll be calling the shots all night long.
About Thomas Shelby
Set in Birmingham, England, in 1919, Peaky Blinders follows the story of the criminal gang, Peaky Blinders, and their highly ambitious boss, Thomas Shelby. After suffering from PTSD due to his service in World War I, Shelby sought to create a better life for his family. What started as a small gang in Birmingham soon expanded to the North and South of England as he gained power and even more enemies along the way. Eventually, the gang moves internationally, and Thomas earns notoriety among famous gangs like the New York mafia.
To gain even more power and climb the ranks of the social ladder, Thomas Shelby becomes an elected member of Parliament. As a member of Parliament, Shelby gains not only power but also protection, which goes to show just how cunning he is. Willing to do whatever it takes to gain control, Shelby knows how to manipulate his way into the hearts of society and doesn’t care who he takes down in the process.