Posted by Elise Jost @elise
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Elise Jost

October 14 just so happens to be both the two-week mark before Halloween — meaning it's time to get your costume ready — and the anniversary of the release of Pulp Fiction, which came out October 14, 1994. To honor both these events accordingly, what better option than to dress up as one of your favorite characters from Tarantino's cult movie?

Because ready-made costumes look cheap and really aren't that much fun to buy, below you'll find a guide to the main outfits spotted in Pulp Fiction with all the individual items you need. That way, you can mix and match depending on whatever sartorial corpses you've already got in your closet from previous Halloweens. All prices exclude shipping.

Vincent Vega & Jules Winnfield

You basically need a suit. The one below is one of the cheapest suits available on Amazon, but you might want to buy a proper one for yourself anyway. It always comes in handy.

If you're really feeling committed this year, you could also don a wig.

For diner night Vincent, you'll also need a necktie and an earring.

But let's admit that it's even more fun to dress in the guys' post-blood-spilling outfits, obviously including the banana slugs T-shirt.

What you'll need for Vincent:

What you'll need for Jules:

That's the kind of outfit you can repurpose for sleepover parties — or dates, you know, I won't tell you how to live your life.

Butch Coolidge

The cool of Butch Coolidge isn't that hard to match, although a bit expensive if you want a real suede jacket, so check out your local secondhand shop for more affordable stuff.

What you'll need:

If you really want to make an impression, I recommend you go down to the basement of whatever party you're at before you stain your shirt with blood.

Find yourself a Marsellus, and you're good to go!

Marsellus Wallace

Marsellus is pretty easy to pull off, at least if you've got a bald head (see above for the hair trimmer). But it gets even better and much less subtle if you feel like walking around with a ball gag around your neck.

What you'll need:

Mia Wallace

It might seem like too easy of a costume, but if done right you can still earn the admiration of your fellow partygoers. Bonus: You can totally reuse these items individually, even for everyday clothing.

What you'll need:

You could wear flats with that, but let's be real. Now, if you want to look like her but after the overdose, you're just going to need three more things:


While I'd love to suggest a wig, for this one, I feel like the best option is still to let your hair grow out and not wash it for a few days — plus you've got a sick man bun to flaunt after the party. Throw in a bag of flour and you'll be grand!

What you'll need:

If you have more Tarantino-related costume ideas, please share them below!


What's your favorite Tarantino movie?