John Nada from They Live | DIY Costume Guide

Let’s Cosplay John Nada

John Nada is:

  • The main character of the John Carpenter movie, They Live.
  • Is actually an ‘unnamed’ drifter who’s name only appears in the credits.
  • Discovers that the ‘ruling class’ are, in fact, aliens.

And that’s about the jist of it before it starts getting too far into the plot.

So without ruining anything else, let’s get to the costume:

Here’s what you need:

  • Blonde mullet wig
  • Sunglasses
  • Blue/green plaid shirt
  • Jeans
  • Shotgun bandolier
  • Shogun
  • Revolver

Very self-explanatory and simple here.

John is, after all, a ‘normal’ character in a ‘normal’ world. His outfit is really no different than the social norms of his day nor ours.

Simply don the attire as you would in ‘normal’ everyday wear and carry on with the uniform.

And obviously we have to mention that the use of real weapons is not encouraged or recommended by us unless the cosplayer can guarantee, beforehand, that such an act will not bring about consequences. Legal or otherwise.

You wouldn’t want to be kicked out and then blacklisted from a major venue/convention center because you came off as a mentally unstable active shooter now would ya?

Of course not!