Jack the Ripper Costume for Cosplay & Halloween
Jack the Ripper is the infamous serial killer from Whitechapel, London. Although at least 11 killings were said to be done by him, only the five are treated as Ripper killings.
Jack the Ripper’s horrendous way of murdering his victims has earned him a place in crime history’s hall of fame. But the most intriguing thing about Jack the Ripper is no one ever solved his identity (and probably no one ever will).
Jack the Ripper’s real look isn’t known because no one actually caught him. So depictions of him are entirely up to our imagination.
One favorite depiction of his is wearing a dark respectable suit popular in the 1880s, a sinister black cape, and a bloody knife in one hand. Here’s everything you need to look like Jack the Ripper.
How to Dress Like Jack the Ripper - make your own costume
|1||Black Suit||One theory is that Jack the Ripper was a nobleman out looking for a rush, so a black suit does seem appropriate.|
|2||Black Oxfords||A classic pair of black Oxfords are a great match for your Jack the Ripper suit.|
|3||Red Cravat||Nothing is as sinister-looking as blood so a dark red cravat is apt.|
|4||Black Cape||A black cape can help mask the identity of Jack the Ripper.|
|5||Black Top Hat||A black top hat is something that most gentlemen of the 1880s wear.|
|6||Old-looking Glasses||A pair of glasses can make a serial killer look a little bit more innocent.|
|7||Fake Muttons||Another popular style then was muttons so wear a fake pair.|
|8||Bloody Weapon||Jack the Ripper was known for slitting the throats of his victims and disemboweling them so a bloody weapon is fitting.|
|9||Full Costume Set||Wear this Jack the Ripper costume set and be transformed into one of the most legendary serial murderers in history.|
About Jack the Ripper
Jack the Ripper was a mysterious serial killer who was active during the 1880s. His gruesome work has inspired many stories and he himself has risen to legendary status. Despite extensive research, however, people today are still unsure of the Ripper’s real identity and are left with only a hundred theories.
The name ‘Jack the Ripper’ was first discovered in one of the letters that the killer supposedly mailed. However, it is widely believed to be a hoax. Nonetheless, the name sticked.
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