Die Hard Tony Costume
Tony is a character brought to life by Andreas Wisniewski, in the 1988 iconic movie, Die Hard.
Directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E de Souza and Jeb Stuart, this American action thriller is based on the 1979 novel “Nothing Lasts Forever” by Roderick Thorp. Essentially, the film is about a group of 13 men who break into the Japanese owned Nakatomi building during their Christmas Eve party. Masquerading as terrorists, the gang’s intention is to steal the 640 million dollars in bearer bonds contained in the vault.
From the moment John McClane goes into “stealth hero cop mode” during the hostage takeover, the movie takes the “action thriller” genre to a whole new level. Many movies since have attempted to copy, parody and immitate this iconic film. None come close. Entertaining as they are, that includes the Die Hard sequels.
What makes Die Hard, a die hard movie
As with all good movies, Die Hard tells a story that is compelling, features a main protagonist with whom we empathise, and has an ending that makes sense. As with all great movies, Die Hard also has supporting characters that provide interesting sub-plots. Each of these sub-plots hang beautifully on the main story, add interest and meaning to the overall plot and are neatly tied up by the end of the film. Add into this mix the compelling moments of drama, the expertly choreographed fight scenes and a humour that punctuates throughout, and Die Hard rises head and shoulders above it’s rivals.
For those who appreciate the unseen gems in this movie, the music that masterfully conveys moments of tension and trepidation most definitely deserves a mention. Variations on Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” movement from his fifth symphony are played throughout the movie. This provides a brilliant backdrop to Hans Gruber’s entrance, setting the sinister tone of his intentions. When the final lock on the vault is released and the huge doors open, a flourishing burst of Beethoven heralds a brief celebratory moment as the bad guys stand in awe at their success.
The one “fly in the ointment, monkey in the wrench” flaw in Hans Gruber’s plan is the unanticipated arrival of an off-duty New York police officer, John McClane. While the bad guys storm the party taking hostages, cutting communication lines and blocking lifts and escalators between floors, McClane escapes to an upper floor via a stairwell. Anxious to signal for help, he activates the sprinkler system which he knows will alert the fire services. Hans Gruber easily thwarts John’s rescue attempt by cancelling the automatic emergency help request. He then sends Tony up to the floor where John is hiding, in order to eliminate him.
When Tony arrives on the top floor he is not expecting to find a capable New York cop. The assumption is that the unwelcome guest is a hapless security guard who is out of his depth against these ruthless killers. Even when McClane presses a gun to Tony’s face and orders him to surrender, Tony is not intimidated. He mocks him, saying “You won’t hurt me…because you are a policeman…there are rules for policemen”. A fight ensues, culminating in the pair falling down a flight of stairs. Tony lands awkwardly, breaking his neck on impact.
What happens next provides an iconic scene in the film. John places Tony’body on a swivel chair inside the only working lift. Intent on sending a “message” to the bad guys, he puts a santa hat on Tony’s head and writes the words “Now I have a machine gun. Ho-Ho-Ho, on Tony’s sweater. He sends the lift down to the floor where the perpetrators are gathered, stealthily hiding on top of the lift so he can observe his adversaries.
Now I have a machine gun. Ho-Ho-Ho
This is a pivotal moment in the movie with consequences that shape the rest of the film. Firstly it marks John McClane’s first kill, sending a clear message to the other 12 bad guys that they are vulnerable and have resistance. The sinister, mocking placement of Tony’s body indicates to Hans Gruber that this interloper is far more resourceful and dangerous than any off duty security guard. Lastly, when news of Tony’s demise reaches his brother, Karl, played by former Bolshoi ballet principal dancer, Alexander Gudonov, Karl embarks on a personal vendetta to capture and kill John McClane.
Die Hard Tony Costume
Now you have an opportunity to share in an iconic moment in a classic movie. Such a memorable character as Tony from such a well loved movie as Die Hard is sure to get you noticed for all the right reasons. The joy of this costume does not end there.
The Die Hard Tony costume is incredibly easy to put together and costs very little. The shirt and the santa hat alone are sufficient for you to pull of this character. Howewver, adding the machine gun, authentic hair and spectacles provide the finishing touches. With these simple additions you will be surprised how much you look like the real Tony and will be sure to get a great reaction. We suggest you learn a few of Tony’s lines for added entertainment. For an optional extra, you could also add some stage blood around Tony’s face.
The costume that keeps on giving
Once you have your own “Ho-Ho-Ho” shirt you are going to find it useful for a number of occasions. In need of a Christmas Sweater for the office party? Searching for a festive fashion statement for a Christmas gathering? This is a versatile top that will get you noticed, is sure to bring a smile and is very comfortable to wear.
- “Die Hard” reference print
- Pre-shrunk cotton
- Sizes S to 6XL
- Great for Halloween Costume
- Idea for Christmas party More…
This shirt is a replica of that worn by “Tony”, one of the bad guys, during the Die Hard movie. Of course when we first see Tony his shirt is plain grey, no writing, no blood, just gray. The plain version very much reflected Tony’s attitude to life: serious, functional, pretty boring really. With a flourish of the red pen (or is it blood?) John raises Tony’s dress style from gormless to grafiti genius.
Die Hard wit
Now it’s your chance to share in one of the most iconic moments in the movie. Benefit and enjoy the sharp wit that we have come to expect from John McClane by having your own Die Hard Tony shirt. It would make a great choice as part of a Die Hard Tony costume, Halloween outfit, Christmas ugly sweater day at the office, Christmas gathering, or simply hanging out in a cool shirt. As part of a costume or just on its own, any Die Hard fan would love to own one of these shirts. It would make a great Christmas or birthday gift for the Die Hard fan in your life.
Don’t really like dressing up?
For those who can be a little shy about donning outrageous costumes at Halloween, particularly the sort that require complicated makeup or prosthetics, this shirt is an ideal choice. It is comfortable, affordable, and the well known quote is sure to get you noticed for all the right reasons. Furthermore, it is quick to put on and quick to change out of. Although we think that last part will not be a problem as this is likely to become your new favorite shirt.
Made from 10% polyester and 90% cotton, this grey shirt has retro style writing in traditional, blood red. With long sleeves and a round neck, it comes in a range of men’s sizes from Small to XXX Large.
- Cotton & Polyester
- Elasticated waist
- Drawstring on waist
Not every one in Hans Gruber’s hit squad came dressed for the gym. Hans had his suit, Theo was very smart casual, yet both Tony and his brother Karl, came dressed for action. It was just as well that Tony came in pants that were well designed for training, given the work out he had fighting off John McClane. A fall down a steep set of stairs left his jogger trousers intact and still looking smart. It’s a pity we could not say the same about Tony.
We have selected these sweat pants to match with your Die Hard Tony costume as they are a close replica of those worn by Tony the bad guy in the Die Hard movie. These sweat pants are well made, confortable and pair well with the “Ho-Ho-Ho” shirt above.
Made from a polyester cotton blend, these sweat pants have an elasticated waist band with a draw string for adjustment and the ankles are drawn in with a cuff. The fabric is soft, hardwearing and comfortable. Two side pockets and one back pocket provide a useful place to stash all your necessary accessories, whatever you are doing.
- High quality fiber wig
- Soft to the touch
- 100% Japanese Kanekalon
- Lightweight & comfortable
- Adjustable hooks inside More…
Every Die Hard fan is going to recognise the “…machine gun. Ho-Ho-Ho” caption on your shirt, which is sure to bring a smile wherever you go. However, tony’s golden blonde hair is a very striking part of his appearance and is worth including in your Die Hard Tony costume. By simply adding this Tony style blonde wig, you can dramatically raise the standard of your costume.
This wig is made from Kanekalon, a type of synthetic fiber which resembles the texture of human hair. It is light which is great when you are wearing it for a long time. The texture is soft to the touch and there are hooks inside so it can be adjusted for a good fit. Tony styles his hair with a side parting, exactly as you see in the picture above. This wig is washable and is great value for money.
- High quality liner
- Width: 12.6 inches
- Height: 17.7 inches
- One size for all More…
Add a santa hat to your Die Hard Tony costume and bring a little Christmas joy, whatever the season. It definitely cheered up Tony’s demeanour and will do wonders for your costume. We have picked out a great santa hat for you to add to your Tony ensemble. It’s plush, it’s fluffy, and with your new “machine gun” sweater, we think you can wear it pretty much whenever you like.
If you have been looking for a quality santa hat that feels comfortable, fits well and looks great, then look no further. This Santa hat is super soft, plush and fluffy in all the right places. What’s more, it has has been designed to fit all Santa heads, big and small. Ho-Ho-Ho.
You will find this Santa Hat is well made, luxurious to the feel, with vibrant colors. With a gentle hand wash when required, it should last you for years. It measures 12.6 inches by 17.7 inches, which should accomodate those with large heads. It has been made with a quality, comfort liner inside to provide the most super soft plush and fluffy Santa hat ever.
- Electronic Toy Gun
- Lights on USA version
- Pull trigger for shooting sounds
- Great as a Costume prop More…
When Tony stepped off the elevator on the 32nd floor of the Nakatomi building, his intention was clear: to eliminate the interloper who had alerted the authorities by setting off the fire alarm. Tony had a sub-machine gun where as John McClane just had his service pistol. The odds were not good. Fortunately, John McClane always rises to a challenge. It wasn’t long before Tony’s lifeless body was slumped in a lift while John became the owner of his shiny new machine gun.
Now you have a machine gun. Ho-Ho-Ho
When putting together a Die Hard Tony costume it is a great idea to add a prop machine gun. This particular one make s the sound of gunfire when the trigger is depressed. The USA version also has flashing lights. This makes a great prop to go with your costume. It’s a good size, it looks the part and you are going to have a lot of fun portraying this character.
This black toy machine gun is made from plastic. Squeeze the trigger and the gun will make exciting shooting sounds. It is over 20 inches (50cm) in length so makes a great prop as part of a costume, even for an adult.
- Gold Rim
- Acrylic Lens
- Not prescription lenses
- Clear lens
Until Tony meets John McClane, we see him sporting a pair of large, gold rimmed spectacles. Once a fight breaks out between the two, Tony’s glasses are sent flying. By the time McClane places a santa hat upon Tony’s head and wheels him into the lift, Tony’s spectables are lost. Whilst they are not an essential part of Tony’s costume, they add a great touch of authenticity to your ensemble and resemble closely those spectacles worn by Tony.
These spectacles have a gold colored plastic frame. The lenses have a height of 59mm and a width of 47mm. They are an affordable, stylish pair of glasses designed to fit men. Match these with your Die Hard Tony costume to look just like this well known character.