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Halloween Costume 411: How To Dress Up Like A Chilean Miner!

Thu, October 14, 2010 7:15pm EDT by Katrina Mitzeliotis 19 Comments
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This costume is creative & totally easy to throw together — find out how to re-create their look here!

Some people may think this is insensitive, but on Halloween I could bet you anything that when you turn around at the bar someone will be dressed up as a Chilean miner — and considering the way it made the headlines I’m not surprised! I think it’s amazing that they made it out alive after spending months underground and since their story will most certainly become a book and movie, why not a Halloween costume? Not only will you be credited for your creativity, but with a hard hat, a jumpsuit, a flag draped around your shoulders, and of course, their signature shades you’re ready to go!

Even though the men came out clean-shaven, I recommend growing in your beard or putting on some paint so you look a little weathered, just for effect. Considering the miners were provided with cigarettes while underground, if you’re a smoker your pack can double as a costume prop! And, if you dress up as a mistress and make your guy the miner it can even be perfect for a couple’s costume! Again, I don’t mean to offend anyone and I think what they endured is remarkable — but I also think it’s a genius idea for a Halloween costume. Check out my picks below if you agree!

Katrina Mitzeliotis

More costume ideas: Make Lady Gaga’s meat dress!

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