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Ah, Kevin and Perry! Whether it’s finding love, achieving DJ stardom, or simply navigating the complexities of teenage life, the iconic pair were useless at pretty much all of them! I’m going to show you how to transform into the iconic duo by creating the ultimate fancy dress costume.
Their naivety, optimism, and laddish exterior, combined with the genius of Harry Enfield and Kathy Burke’s acting skills, created two iconic 90s comedy characters and comedy gold. They created laugh out loud moments with momemts of public-humiliation and Kevin hating his parents – “Ugh. That is so unfair!”
Although the film Kevin and Perry Go Large (now a cult classic) wasn’t released until 2000, the characters themselves were very much a product of the 90s.
I’m going to show you all the seperate items you’ll need to create Kevin and Perry outfits. But firstly, you can save a lot of time, money and effort by purchasing this costume set…
Kevin and Perry Go Large Costume Set
This is certainly the most cost-effective option, and included are two bucket hats (black and yellow), round sunglasses, a ginger bob wig, black wig, Hawaiian shirt and inflatble boombox. Both of the bucket hats are reversible and inncude Wales and England designs.
Sadly, it does not include a top for Perry to wear, but this is a nice option if you want to add your own clothing.
You can also opt for these Kevin costume sets…
Let’s start from the top, and it’s probably the most essential part of the costume. The bucket hat was all the rave back in the 90s, and in the film, Kevin wore a military bucket hat and Perry wore a white Kangol Bermuda Bucket Hat. The Kangol costs around £60, so I have suggested a much cheaper alternative for fancy dress purposes.
Kevin Blue Hawaiian Shirt
You might be able to find an original blue Mambo Loud shirt like the one Kevin wore in the film, although it’s likely to cost many £hundreds. So instead, I found this blue hawaiian shirt with a beer theme.
Perry Black Adidas Tracksuit Top
An adidas black tracksuit top with the three classic side stripes is relatively expensive, and finding one in the exact same style as Perry wore has proved to be impossible. However, here are two options that will be perfect for a costume…
A low-cost alternative to a tracksuit top is this black adidas T-shirt, which will be ideal if you’re dressing-up in warmer weather.
Perry’s Safari Gilet and White Top
During the beach scene in Kevin and Perry Go Large, Perry wore a very strange, cream/khaki Safari style gilet over a loose-fitting, white long-sleeved T-shirt/top. Here are some great options for you.
Round Blue Sunglasses
Of course, your look is not complete without the Liam Gallagher style round sunglasses. This pair won’t break the bank.
The shorts that Kevin and Perry wore were long and baggy. Kevin wore khaki and Perry wore black. Buying seperate shorts is really going to add to the overall cost of your costume. However, I discovered some sets of shorts which are much better value.
I found this set of 2 pairs of lounge shorts (black and grey) by FM London, with side stripes, which are great value and ideal for a low-cost adidas look.
In Kevin and Perry Go Large, the duo wore brown sandals, but these are very expensive, unfortunately. You could opt for flip flop sandals or just some trainers, preferably white for Kevin and black for Perry.
In the Harry Enfield TV series they wore trainers. Perry sometimes wore Chuck Taylor canvas trainers with Kevin wearing Nike or adidas with the classic side stripes. Here are some low-cost options.
Add Some Attitude!
A really important ingredient in any Kevin and Perry costume is the attitude. Walk with a swagger and strike those questionable dance moves! Add a dose of teenage angst, remember to hate your parents (“I am not your slave!”), become obsessed with girls and utterly clueless, and you’re ready to go large!
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