American Gothic Couple Costume for Cosplay & Halloween

This costume is perfect for a pair of friend, couple, or sibling. A man wears a white long-sleeved shirt, a denim overall, a dark jacket, clear glasses, and working boots.

As for a woman, she wears a dark Victorian maid outfit, a brown full body apron, and Mary Jane shoes. The needed props include a pitchfork and a big picture frame.

How to Make American Gothic’s Costume

American Gothic Costume for Cosplay & Halloween

Farmer’s Costume

# Item Description
1 White Long-Sleeved T-Shirt Look for a plain white T-shirt to wear.
2 Denim Overall Put on a denim overall.
3 Dark Suit Jacket Cover your T-shirt with a jacket.
4 Clear Circular Glasses Put on a pair of clear glasses.
5 White Socks Find plain white socks to wear.
6 Working Boots Match your outfit with a pair of working boots.
7 Pitchfork Prop Carry a costume pitchfork as a prop using a devil pitchfork prop and paint its end with a brown spray paint.

Sister Costume

# Item Description
1 Long Sleeved Outfit with Collar Look for a dark long sleeved outfit with collar to wear.
2 Full Body Apron Top the outfit with a brown full-body apron with dots.
3 Victorian Brooch Wear the brooch over the collar.
4 Old Lady Wig Recreate a woman’s hair with a gray tied wig.
5 Mary Jane Shoes Pair up the outfit with Mary Jane shoes.
6 Picture Frame Carry a big picture frame as a prop.

About American Gothic

American Gothic is a famous painting by Grant Wood, an American painter. The painting, painted in 1930, is listed as one of the most recognizable painters in the 20th century. Also, the work depicted the rural life in the mid west of America.

Outside the world of painting, American Gothic became a part of American popular culture. And so, people have been dressing as a farmer and his sister (other interpretation says wife) as a costume, and parodying the painting’s concept in many occasions.