Wear Johnny Depp's Dillinger Fedora
Dress Like Johnny Depp Again
Use this information for staying warm this winter. Do you wear the long coat? This is a good go-with.
A few years ago I suggested being William Blake in Dead Man for Halloween. The most popular item has been the hat. Mr. Depp always makes a stir with headgear. In "Public Enemies" he wears a standard 30's style hat, but with men's hats the slightest dent or curl is what sets the gear apart.
It is good to do a little research so you can really feel the bad guy and pull off the costume in style.
The Movie Hat
According to The Fedora Lounge, the movie hat is rather large, and it was worn square on Mr Depp's head. No tilt or mischievous curl in the brim. It was custom made with a high crown which balances out the whole look of the big black overcoat and the wide square face.
The front retains a flat peek of about 1.5 inches between the side conclave's ovals stretching less than halfway along each side of the hat. From the front the straight silhouette of the crown should not be broken.
It has to be felt for serious wear. A wide grosgrain ribbon with a perfect bow finishes off the hat.
This Might Work for You
This hat caught my imagination and I believe would work for the younger or small statured gangster. Would not break the pocket either.
The Scala style wool hat comes close to the Depp hat. Straight crown and flat brim in front. Work the felt to get the movie shape that Johnny wears, mainly the ovals on both sides of the front.
A Still with Sun Glasses
Go with these cheaper ones on Ebay: the tortoise shell and free shipping.
I Know Someone He Has Been a Few Rock Stars for Halloween
Do You Like to be Characters From the Movies?
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Cold Weather Gangster Black Gloves
One could go under $10 for gloves or go expensive and buy a pair to wear to the office everyday.
I Will Enjoy Depp for Another 30 Years
I just had a rainy evening chance to see Sweeney Todd. Another Depp character easy to duplicate. All you need is a black wig to clip a stock of white hair to, classy gray pants, a vest and a very white shirt. Now get the reddest paint you can find and apply to the white shirt.
Match the make up and you are Mr Todd of Fleet Street. I am thinking now about what kind of roles Mr. Depp will be playing when he is in his late seventies and eighties. Will he be more reflective and exhibit a less boisterous inner self? Again, there may not be a script for that kind of Depp character. The characters in Donnie Brasco or Finding Neverland may have come close. I hope he will be the actor who does not go into retirement.
More Halloween Costume Ideas
- Dress Like Depp's Donnie Brasco
This costume also has sunglasses, but the suit is 70's leisure.
- Dress Like in 'Dead Man' The Movie Starring Johnny Depp
This Depp character is all about the hat and plaid suit.
- Dress Like Belle Starr for Halloween
This costume idea is for the ladies.
© 2014 Sherry Venegas