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In this post, we’ll show you how to create a 1984 Terminator fancy dress costume, and become the relentless cyborg (T-800 Model 101 cybernetic android, to be precise!) with those demonic red eyes!
To look like Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original Terminator (1984) movie, you’ll need a black leather (or faux leather) motorcycle jacket, fingerless motorcycle gloves (preferably studded), a grey T-shirt and brown/grey cargo pants.
For a Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) costume, you also need a biker jacket, but without the gloves and a black T-shirt with black leather trousers. However, this movie came out in 1991, so is not suitable for an 80s costume.
The sunglasses are different for each costume but we have provided you with links to both below, and they look very authentic.
Terminator Real Black Leather Biker Jacket by Skintan.Terminator 2 Judgment Day Costume Biker JacketLow Cost Grey T-shirt for T1 CostumeLow-Cost Brown Cargo Work Trousers for Terminator (T1) CostumeFingerless Biker Gloves. Ideal for Terminator 1 CostumeTerminator Cyborg Full Face Mask by Hobby Toys UKHigh Quality. Hand-made Terminator T-800 Resin Face Mask.Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger T-800 Latex Face MaskLatex Cyborg Full Head Mask by The Rubber Plantation.The Terminator T1 Sunglasses by The Movie Shop Ltd (UK)Terminator 2 Sunglasses by The Movie Shop (UK)Real Leather Studded Biker GlovesThe Terminator Style Biker BootsInflatable Machine Gun by SmiffysArnold Schwarzenegger Face Mask on a Stick. Also with elastic head band.Arnold Schwarzenegger Mask by Lord Fox
Now yo have everyhting you need to create your own Terminator T-800 fancy dress outfit. Just make sure that when you leave the party you tell everyone “I’ll be back!”.
This photo of Arnie as The Terminator in the original 1984 movie will help you to create the perfect costume.