Warm Bodies R Costume
If you want to cosplay as R at a party, comic convention, or just to exercise your human rights to go “zombie”, we have put together a brilliant outfit containing all the essentials of R’s costume.
Transform into the living dead Romeo himself as you slip into his iconic red hoodie, beige t-shirt, blue jeans and black wig, all with a heavy side order of distressing stains using makeup, fake blood and anything else you care to smear down the front!
Warm Bodies background
Warm Bodies unveils the tale of a post apocalyptic romance between ‘R’ a zombie and Julie, a human.
Given that most zombies have flesh that is in various stages of decay and their personal hygiene regime ended as they drew their last breath, the idea of a zombie being attractive even to another zombie let alone a living breathing girl has never really seemed plausible.
Enter “R” played by Nicholas Hoult in the movie version of the book, Warm Bodies. Think James Dean meets The Walking Dead.
You might ask what an undead cannibal who doesn’t even remember his own name, just that it starts with “R”, could possibly offer a girl. Well, “R” may be taciturn, self-absorbed and more often than not, out with the lads hunting for tasty humans to eat, but on the plus side he yearns to make something more of his life, is conflicted about the whole killing and eating thing, and he does have his own plane.
Post zombie apocalypse, that makes him quite a catch!
The fact that Julie, played by Teresa Palmer, is attracted to “R” is not as strange as it may first seem. ‘R’ does have the whole “rescuing the damsel in distress” scenario working in his favour, not to mention that “R” and Julie are a parody of Romeo and Juliet, which was always going to be a clincher.
But when you’ve just been rescued from zombies, your last boyfriend has been eaten and your new suitor looks like Nicholas Hoult, a trip in first class, reassurance that you won’t be eaten and background strains of “Patience” by Guns n Roses are definitely going to help see him in a new light; although it had best be a dim one.
Warm Bodies ‘R’ Red Hoodie
- 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
- Zip-front hoodie featuring
- Drawstrings & split-kangaroo pockets
- Machine Wash More…
Warm Bodies ‘R’ Hoodie description
The most striking aspect of the clothes R wears, is that iconic red hoodie. We have a great burgundy hoodie that closely resembles that worn by Nicholas Hoult in the movie, minus of course the obligatory blood, guts and staining, that you can enjoy adding yourself! This beautiful burgundy hoodie is manufactured with 50% cotton and 50% polyester. It is machine washable and has a zipped fastenining to the front with adjustable drawstrings on the hood and split kangaroo pockets.
Warm Bodies ‘R’ Beige T-shirt
- Cotton & Polyester
- Range of colors and sizes More…
Warm Bodies ‘R’ Beige T-shirt description
Underneath R’s red hoodie we can see a beige t-shirt, though yet again this appears distressed and is stained with various liquids, the source of which one can only imagine. This shirt is sold at a real bargain price by a reputable company with a reputation for being a socially responsible manufacturer and marketer of leading everyday basic apparel. This shirt is available in a wide variety of colors but we recommend the ‘sand’ as it bears the closest resemblance to that worn by ‘R’.
Warm Bodies ‘R’ Jeans
- 98% Cotton/2% Spandex;
- Color: Blue Devil
- Range of colors and sizes
- Zip front, five pockets
- Machine Wash More…
Warm Bodies ‘R’ Jeans description
The jeans that R wears show that before his zombie phase he really did have a sense of style. These Lee Modern Series Straight-fit jeans are beautifully made and at a bargain price. Manufactured from 98% cotton and 2% spandex, along with looking good, these quality jeans will also fit very comfortably. Any sudden manoeuvres ‘R’ has to make, either in pursuit of chasing humans, or avoiding those Boneys, he can be sure his movements will not be hampered by ill-fitting jeans! These straight-fit jeans have a button front and are machine washable. They sit comfortably below the waist and feature 5 pockets, ideal for holding whatever zombies carry in their pockets.
Warm Bodies Black Wig
- Material : 100% High Temperature Fiber
- Length: Approx 12 Inch (30cm)
- Wig Cap Size: Max circumference Approx 20~21inch/51~53cm
- Size of wig cap is adjustable More…
Warm Bodies Black Wig description
R wears his jet black shoulder length hair in a natural style that requires little attention. If you do not naturally have the same hair colour and style as R, the easiest solution is to wear a wig for an instant transformation into our undead hero. We have selected a quality wig that is easy to maintain as it can be washed using a mild shampoo in cold water. The wig should not be exposed to extreme heat. It is great for cosplay , Halloween or comic conventions but is also suitable for daily wear. There are adjustable hooks inside the cap to ensure a snug individual fit.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Leather Shoes
- Leather upper
- Rubber sole
- Lace-up closure with contrast laces
- Metallic eyelets
- Rubber toe cap More…
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Leather Shoes Description
Fashioned from quality leather, these trainers sport a rubber sole and rubber toe cap. They have a lace-up closure with contrasting laces and metallic eyelets. Snug and comfortable, these high sided Converse trainers are stylish, practical and spot on for ‘R’ role play.
Life as a zombie requires a great pair of comfortable shoes which will allow you to be up on your toes at a moment’s notice. These converse trainers are a smart indication of the lifestyle R enjoyed before he became zombified. In quality leather, they are a smart, casual, comfortable choice. As well as being ideal for your R costume, these would be a great addition to any wardrobe. They exude quality and style. Given they are the one item of R’s wardrobe that is not falling apart, we think they will see you through the zombie apocalypse and beyond!
Warm Bodies Makeup
For some true inspiration on how to do R’s makeup, catch the documentary from Warm Bodies. This video takes you behind the scenes to see how makeup experts prepared Nicholas Hoult for his role as ‘R’, Rob Corddry as ‘M’ as well as the hordes of zombie support artistes.
Warm Bodies ‘R’ Verdict
R is a great character to play especially as his costume is simple to put together, comfortable to wear and he is such a well known and liked character. The items we have recommend are all quality products that should endure. For the best ‘R’ look, the clothes need to be distressed, preferably with makeup and fake blood.
For more Warm Bodies, why not check out our review of the movie Warm Bodies. We also have the official movie instrumental soundtrack that you can sample or download in our Zombie Music Section. There is a wonderful collection of songs played throughout the Warm Bodies movie. We have put together the entire collection in our Warm Bodies Soundtrack section, which you can sample or download. Better yet, play the Pretty Woman track while you get dressed up to get you in the real “R” heart warming mood!
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