Tango Orange Man Costume

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Anyone who lived through the first half of the 90s in the UK will, no doubt, remember a big orange guy who walked around slapping people in the face! This makes a Tango Man costume perfect for a fun 90s dress-up idea.

Officially named Orange Man, the crazy character (who looked like the birthchild of a sumo wrestler and a Teletubby), was part of the bizarre Tango TV ads, which featured the catchphrase  “You Know When You’ve Been Tango’d”. The ad would show someone drinking from a can of Tango, with a geordie guy providing commentary. When the footage was rewound, it would show orange man running up to the Tango drinker and slapping them on the cheeks with both hands.

Tango Orange Man Fancy Dress Costume


An orange man costume is perfect for 90s fancy dress and also annoying the hell out of everyone! You can buy a ready-made outfit from Smiffy’s at Amazon which, thankfully, is receiving very positive feedback from customers. It’s available in two sizes from 38″ to 44″ chest and includes a padded top, trousers and headpiece with a tango can attached. 


  • Low Cost
  • All-in-one costume
  • No accessories required
  • Officially licensed
  • Unisex


  • Can get hot in the sun

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