Create the Ultimate Kevin and Perry Costume

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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

Kevin and Perry Costume SetKevin and Perry 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…

Kevin Costume Set. Hawaiian shirt, ginger wig, black bucket hat and inflatable boomboxKevin Costume Set. Hawaiian shirt, ginger wig, black bucket hat and inflatable boomboxLow Cost Kevin Costume. Bucket hat, ginger wig and boomboxLow Cost Kevin Costume. Bucket hat, ginger wig and boombox

 

Bucket Hat

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.

Military Bucket Hat for Kevin CostumeMilitary Bucket Hat for Kevin CostumeLow Cost White Bucket Hat for Perry CostumeLow Cost White Bucket Hat for Perry Costume

 

Mens Undercover Bucket Hat GL783 Camo M/L
Mens Undercover Bucket Hat GL783 Camo M/L
✔️ Adults Lightweight Bucket Hat; ✔️ Sizes: M/L (approx 58cm), L/XL (approx 60cm)
£7.99

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.

Kevin Blue Hawaiian ShirtKevin Blue Hawaiian Shirt

 

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…

Black adidas T-shirt for Perry CostumeBlack adidas T-shirt for Perry CostumeBlack adidas Tracksuit TopBlack adidas Tracksuit Top

 

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 in the sea, wearing a white Kangol bucket hat, white top and safari gilet
Floater scene with Perry

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.

Grey or Khaki Budget Price Safari GiletGrey or Khaki Budget Price Safari GiletOutdoor Khaki Safari Gilet for Perry CostumeOutdoor Khaki Safari Gilet for Perry CostumeWhite Fruit of the Loom Long Sleeve T-shirt (buy oversized)White Fruit of the Loom Long Sleeve T-shirt (buy oversized)

 

Round Blue Sunglasses

Of course, your look is not complete without the Liam Gallagher style round sunglasses. This pair won’t break the bank.

Round Blue SunglassesRound Blue Sunglasses

 

Shorts

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.

Black and Grey Casual Cotton Shorts Set for MenBlack and Grey Casual Cotton Shorts Set for Men

 

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.

Set of 2 Pairs Loungewear Shorts, grey and black for Kevin and Perry fancy dressSet of 2 Pairs Loungewear Shorts, grey and black for Kevin and Perry fancy dress

 

Footwear

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.

Men's Lightweight Running TrainersMen’s Lightweight Running TrainersLow Cost Canvas TrainersLow Cost Canvas TrainersMen's Flip Slop SandalsMen’s Flip Slop Sandals

 

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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