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GI Joe Costumes

Updated on October 16, 2013

A Real American Hero!

From humble beginnings as an action figure, the rise to cartoon giant and now on the silver-screen as a live-action feature GI Joe has been a fan favorite for over 40 years. With the release of the live-action films GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, fans are enjoying this new chapter in the franchise. Why not dress up as your favorite GI Joe operative or even as Cobra Commander himself this Halloween?

Go Joe!

From action figure to cartoon to film.

Started in 1964, G.I. Joe is a line of military-themed "action figures" produced by the Hasbro toy company. Originally 11.5" tall, the first line of four action figures that represented the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines

In 1982, after a time of waning popularity, the brand was redesigned as a 3 3/4ths scale action figure under the "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" brand. In conjunction with a popular animated cartoon series, the brand was revitalized and found new popularity. Now GI Joe battled the evil Cobra Commander and his army of Blueshirts.

In 2009, the franchise saw its first live-action feature film, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra. With new life breathed into the beloved characters of Duke, Hawk, Cobra Commander, Destro, Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, Scarlett, and Baroness, new fans are being introduced to this fan favorite.

GI Joe Cartoon Theme Song

Conrad "Duke" Hauser

Field commander and second-in-command

While in the Army and working as an operative, Conrad Hauser was best friends with Rex Lewis and engaged to Ana Lewis. After Rex was presumed killed during an attack, Conrad abandoned Ana over grief at failing to save her brother.

He was in charge of a convoy delivering weapons to the United Nations when it was attacked, and during the attack recognized the Baroness as his former fiancée Ana. Using his knowledge he blackmailed his way onto the GI Joe team. Hauser goes under the code name of Duke.

After being captured in Paris, Duke is interrogated by M.A.R.S Industries owner, James McCullen. Duke learns the awful truth of what really happened to Rex Lewis and tries to stop the wheels in motion.

Child's Classic Duke Costume

Child's Duke Muscle Costume

Child's Deluxe Duke Gloves

Child's Duke Bootcovers

Child's Duke Missile Launcher Arms

Adult's Duke Costume

Adult's Duke Gloves

Adult's Duke Helmet

Adult's Duke Boot Covers

Snake Eyes

Ninja Master

Homless and orphaned as a child, Snake Eyes snuck into the Arashikage Clan home one night to try to find food. He was caught by Thomas "Storm Shadow" Arashikage and the two fought. Snake Eyes showed incredible skills at a young age, and the clan Master decided he would be adopted into the the Arashikage Clan and trained.

Tensions between Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow always remained. Storm Shadow resented the attentions and praise Snake Eyes received, eventually turning on the clan Master. After the attack, Snake Eyes took a vow of silence and has never said a word since. He communicates via hand gestures if needed.

Working with the GI Joe operatives, he is the team's ninja expert and martial arts master.

Child's Classic Snake Eyes Costume

Child's Deluxe Snake Eyes Costume

Child's Deluxe Snake Eyes Gloves

Child's Snake Eyes Combat Vest & Holster

Adult's Classic Snake Eyes Costume

Adult's Snake Eyes Costume

Adult's Deluxe Snake Eyes Fabric Hood

Adult's Delux Snake Eyes Gloves

Snake Eyes' Sword

Snake Eyes' Sword with Strap

Go Joe! or Team Cobra!

Whose side are you on?

Thomas "Storm Shadow" Arashikage

Ninja bodyguard and assassin

Thomas Arashikage grew up and was trained by the Arashikage Clan. He was raised alongside Snake Eyes and brutally beat him every time they sparred together. When their Master showed Snake Eyes favoritism, Storm Shadow attacked the old man and fled. There has been a grudge between Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes ever since.

Now working for M.A.R.S. Industries founder James McCullen as an operative, Storm Shadow trained the Baroness and helped launch the attack in Paris. After a fight with Snake Eyes, he is presumed dead.

Child's Classic Storm Shadow Costume

Child's Deluxe Storm Shadow Costume

Child's Storm Shadow Gloves

Adult's Deluxe Storm Shadow Costume

Adult's Deluxe Storm Shadow Fabric Hood

Adult's Storm Shadow Gloves

Storm Shadow's Sword

Storm Shadow's Sword with Strap

Ninja Throwing Stars

GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra Trailer

Baroness vs Scarlett

The Female Forces of GI Joe and Cobra


Formerly Ana Lewis with an alias of Anastascia DeCobray, she is the sister of Rex Lewis, also known as Cobra Commander. Formerly the fiancée of Duke, she is kidnapped by her own brother and transformed into the Baroness via nanomites. Having married Baron Daniel DeCobray, she is sent to capture Duke and bring him to Cobra's arctic base, but eventually she overcomes her programming and save Duke.



Shana M. O'Hara is a genus who graduated college at twelve and was recruited by GI Joe to serve as the team's intelligence expert. Although highly intelligent, Scarlett is naïve in the ways of social interactions, particularly when it comes to men being attracted to her.

Adult-Sized Scarlett Costume

Adult-Sized Baroness Costume

Own GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) - Now on DVD and Blu-ray!

Rex "The Doctor/Cobra Commander" Lewis

Chief Experimental Doctor for M.A.R.S. Industries

Born Rex Lewis, he was a former teammate of Duke and brother to Ana Lewis. Disfigured in an explosion caused by an attack, he relies on life support equipment. Recovered, Rex became the Doctor and is the chief experimental doctor for M.A.R.S. Industries and developer of advanced nanotechnology. As he launches a diabolical plan to satisfy his thirst for power and revenge, he works with James "Destro" McCullen and becomes Cobra Commander, supreme leader of the Cobra organization.

Adult's The Doctor Deluxe Mask

Adult's Cobra Commander Costume

Adult's Cobra Commander Dagger and Leg Holster

Are you Team Joe or Team Cobra? Leave a comment and tell us!

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      6 years ago

      team joe all the way

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for the fun costume lens!

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      8 years ago


      Sweet lens!!

      I loved the gear. It was so cool.

      Thanks for sharing this wonderful info with us.

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      9 years ago

      [in reply to susan] i found one at doesn't have any decals or patches pretty much just a black catsuit, ive been tryin to find a scarlet or baroness one alson

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      9 years ago

      That GI Joe theme tune will now be banging around in my head all day!!!!!! I just hope the film is better than the cartoon series - but of course it will be!! Nicely presented lens and again you always give some great info intersperesed throughout the lens. SquidAngel Blessings for you.

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      9 years ago

      do u have the gi joe baroness outfit?

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      Rhonda Albom 

      9 years ago from New Zealand

      You never know what you will learn on Squidoo. I didn't know there was anything other than traditional military GI Joe. Thanks. Fun page.

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      9 years ago

      Had no idea GI Joe has been re-released in a current version. These costumes are sure to be popluar this year!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      GI Joe sure has come a long way and these are great costumes. Lensrolling to Halloween Trunk or Treat.

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      9 years ago

      Very good lens! GI Joe evolved over the years, and those costumes are awesome!


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      Samantha Devereux 

      9 years ago from Columbia Mo

      Great Lens!

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      9 years ago

      Wow! our son played with the GI Joe's of the sixties. I had no idea Joe had been so updated!

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      Bambi Watson 

      9 years ago

      very cool!

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      Spook LM 

      9 years ago

      Never knew anything about this until now. Great read and well presented.


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