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DIY Lorne (The Host) Costume from Angel

Updated on July 26, 2013

Dress like Lorne from Angel the Series

Looking for a Lorne costume? On this page I will help you dress like Lorne (The Host) from the Buffy spin-off "Angel". Typical places people would dress up like Lorne for would be fan conventions like Comic Con or for Halloween. Alright, let's get started!

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Lorne from Angel drinking
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Who is Lorne?

A quick, short biography...

Lorne, also known as "The Host", is a fictional character from the television series "Angel". "Angel" is a spin-off of the very popular "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". His character was introduced to the show at the beginning of season 2. Lorne is a good demon from the world of Pylea. He came to earth through a portal and stayed because of the music. His species is supposed to hate music, but Lorne loves it, so he stayed on Earth. He sings all the time throughout the show. He later joins Angel Investigations to help the helpless.

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"Look you're a big hunk of hero sandwich." -Lorne

Lorne Tribute Video

Before we get to the clothes lets take a look at a fan-made tribute video to Lorne to familiarize ourselves with him. As you can tell from the video, he is always dressed in suits with a lot of color and fun. Notice his fun and easy-going personality!

Clothes - Suit, shirt, scarf, shoes

Lorne often wears very bright colored suits, but he also wears white/tan and adds bright colors under them. White suits are easier to find than colorful ones, so unless you have one already or know where you can get one - then white or tan will work. As long as you look high-class and have his face then people will know. Mix and match. Get funky if you like. Sometimes he is seen wearing a simple suit with a colorful button down shirt underneath and a scarf tucked under the shirt.

Here is a link to help you with tying your scarf.

Scarf Tying

And for good measure I added an Elvis suit that looks like something Lorne would wear while he is performing in Vegas.

Hair and Makeup

Here are the main things you will need to get Lorne's face.

Rubie's Green Cream Makeup, 1.0 Ounce
Rubie's Green Cream Makeup, 1.0 Ounce

Cover your entire face, ears, and neck with green face paint like this. Also cover hands if you wish or find green colored gloves.

Charming Short Light Brown Children Boys Lacefront Wigs Hair Wigs
Charming Short Light Brown Children Boys Lacefront Wigs Hair Wigs

This is the closest to Lorne's Hair that I could find.


How Lorne Dresses

Lorne Action Figure
Lorne Action Figure

This action figure gives you a good example of how Lorne dresses from head to toe.

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Among this stuff you will also need:

- red lipstick for lips.

- reddish color to line eyes

- reddish/brown shadow for upper eyelids.

Now that I think of it...why hasn't someone made a Lorne makeup tutorial on Youtube yet? Someone get on that! :)


Not must haves, but they will add to your overall look. Two good options are a microphone or a martini glass. He owned a bar where demons could sing songs while he read their future. He sang all the time and always had some kind of drink in his hand. He was very Las Vegas like.

Closeup of Lorne from Angel
Closeup of Lorne from Angel

Smile! And send me your photos!

You can smile now! You are all done! Now go to wherever it is you need to go. Comic con? Buffy/Angel party or convention? Halloween? It's time to show off your awesomeness. :)

I am now accepting fan photos! Send me pictures of you dressed up as Lorne to and I might feature them on this lens along with your twitter name.

I look forward to seeing what you all look like dressed as him!

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