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

Thu, October 14, 2010 7:15pm EDT by 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

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Engraved Shooting Hip Flask

Posted at 12:55 PM on April 5, 2012  

An interesting discussion is worth comment. There’s no doubt that that you ought to publish more about this topic, it might not be a taboo matter but generally folks don’t talk about these subjects. To the next! All the best!!

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Sol

Posted at 6:51 AM on October 28, 2010  

This idea is great! I am Chilean and I support it 100%. All the miners survived!! So, what´s the problem??

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payasito

Posted at 8:23 PM on October 27, 2010  

A los chilenos pesados….. no es un insulto vestirse de minero chileno. todos sobrevivieron y estamos celebrando un logro historico!!! y prefiero que mi presidentes sea Obama que ese saco de huea pinera!! soy gringo, vivi en chile 4 years, mi esposa es chilena, puras buenas vibras con chile, salvo con los ingnorantes como vos que ni se ha salido de cuarto basico!!!!! VIVA CHILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Obama's Elf

Posted at 5:20 PM on October 27, 2010  

QUE IDEA MAS WEONA GRINGOS CHUPENMELA / Its very creative. I like it.

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santiago

Posted at 7:21 PM on April 19, 2011  

jajajajaja

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Sebastián Piñera

Posted at 5:19 PM on October 27, 2010  

Chúpenme el pico gringos culiaos. Llámenme al Obama pa’ meterle la pichula hasta que vea la galactea. Que se han creído los rusios culiaos.

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Brian

Posted at 4:14 PM on October 21, 2010  

I just pieced together my costume using http://www.chileanminercostume.com… Thanks for the help!!!

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Mike

Posted at 3:07 PM on October 21, 2010  

Chilean Mining Company T-shirt – http://www.DesignerTeez.com

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Chilean

Posted at 5:24 PM on October 15, 2010  

http://www.chileanminercostume.com

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DL

Posted at 12:51 PM on October 15, 2010  

Googled this b/c i had an idea and wanted to see if anyone else did – so far ur close but i have an upgrade:

You go as a CHILIAN miner..you dress up as a miner complete with pick axe, but also have a bag full of hot chili peppers, b/c you mine chilis for a living :-D

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Manny

Posted at 11:32 PM on October 14, 2010  

Check out this site… Its pretty funny…lol!

http://www.chileanminercostume.com

LMAO!

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Rainey

Posted at 11:04 PM on October 14, 2010  

So funny!

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Lillian

Posted at 9:06 PM on October 14, 2010  

completely inappropriate.

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sam

Posted at 11:18 PM on October 14, 2010  

Definitely going to be my costume this year! I can’t believe people actually think this is insensitive… if anything its paying tribute to a remarkable international effort! I’d rather bring attention to a positive human achievement than to dress up like a jersey shore character and promote douche-ness.

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LOLOL

Posted at 8:45 PM on October 14, 2010  

what a great idea!!! this is hysterical

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scarla

Posted at 5:59 PM on October 14, 2010  

I guess I’m one of the people that thinks this is INSENSITIVE.

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pugs

Posted at 3:55 PM on October 15, 2010  

why? they all survived.

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Mike

Posted at 2:24 PM on October 23, 2011  

Yes but a lot of them are emotionally scarred from their experience.

 
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Jenny

Posted at 4:52 PM on October 14, 2010  

HAHAHAHAH that is amazing!

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