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My Scottish Braveheart Halloween Costume

Updated on October 2, 2015

A Great Halloween Idea - Make a Scottish Braveheart Costume

Being of Scottish ancestry, the movie "Braveheart" really touched me. My clan was directly affected during so many of the historical Scottish struggles. Unfortunately, I also have English ancestry. My ancestors may have battled on both sides of the conflicts. We can't dwell on the past but we can learn and adapt. One way to do that is to make a costume based on characters in the movie Braveheart. This is a fabulous movie with great costumes that appear like they could be authentic. That's good enough for my costume.

If you haven't seen the movie, you really should. It is a powerfully emotional story of epic struggles in the history of Britain. It also contains great performances illustrating love, suspense and humor delivered by a host of impressive characters. There is something in the movie for everyone.

If you have any Scottish background, then you should read below to get costume ideas. There needs to be an update to include a costume for Scottish lasses. We shall watch Braveheart again to get pointers before finding a suitable outfit. Who knows? Perhaps a whole new lens is needed.

Halloween is coming up fast. There May still be time left for you to get the supplies you need for your costume but get busy if you need to make a special purchase. Keep an eye out for online deals but watch the shipping terms. Get busy with it now or start making your own ensemble pieces. Luckily, the Braveheart characters have clothing that can be easily fabricated. Add a custom touch like a sword and you're set.

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If you haven't seen the movie yet, you owe it to yourself to check out this great action movie. Find out what all of the fuss is about. Hollywood rarely makes pictures like this anymore. No computer generated effects here, just non-stop action.

Scottish sword
Scottish sword

Which character to emulate?

Braveheart heroes or villains? How about Hamish Campbell?

William Wallace would be an obvious choice. Young, strong, powerful. Things didn't work out too well for Wallace, however. Nor for the actor that played him, but that's a topic for another lens. No, it would be better to pick someone more representative of this lens' author. Perhaps Robert the Bruce would be a good choice. (The elder leper.) That's possibly more fitting, but likely out of reach for costume building. The difficulty in getting the supplies together to make a convincing leper seems very difficult. Perhaps next year. This year, it seems the best Braveheart character to portray would be Hamish Campbell, Wallace's childhood friend. He seems short-sighted which is perfect if I take off my glasses. That and I'm pretty good at hurling large stones. Hamish it is!

If you are an older fan of Scotland and the Braveheart movie, you may want to consider dressing like Hamish's father. He was very well portrayed in the movie. Many people will dress like William Wallace and some like Hamish but few will dress like the father. If you do dress the part, you'll have to explain to your friends who you are representing. On the plus side, you get to pretty much do what you want when you are in character. Hamish's father is credited as "Campbell" only. More research is needed to find his first name.

A Great Braveheart Halloween Costume Accent - ...for men or women

See the Scottish countryside - Braveheart fans can plan a trip to the actual battle sites

Good Scottish swords, axes, make-up, leather. Amazon likely has everything needed for a Hamish-looking costume!

Scottish Leather Armor
Scottish Leather Armor

The key to the authenticity of the costume

This is perfect! A very realistic piece of leather armor. It would be even better with perhaps some dirt, blood and paint on it. Wear it again next year and for years after that. This piece will be great for many costumes for years to come. Hamish would be proud! Get one yourself.

Scottish Kilt - On sale now!

Here is the tradional Scottish outfit.

Amazon is the place to go when you want to buy a Scottish kilt. A few characters had kilts in the movie Braveheart. They are the most notable Scottish article of clothing. Buy a Scottish kilt on Amazon for Halloween. You won't pay as much money as you would elsewhere. A true Scot doesn't wear anything under the kilt, of course. Are you Scottish or not?

Scottish Independence

The vote for Scottish independence was held in September 2014. The people decided to retain the current political arrangement rather than risk establishing a new country. In any event, expanded powers have been promised for Scots. William Wallace may have had a different view of the country, but modern times are upon the land. The English have already given many powers to the Northerners. With more being granted in the coming years, the people are achieving status that would have been fought for in other times. William Wallace would definitely be pleased with the new freedoms that are the rights of all Scots in the 21st century.

Kilts For Women

They certainly didn't have outfits like this in Braveheart, and the movie is poorer for it!

Braveheart Trailer


Braveheart Fans Speak!

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      5 years ago

      One of my favourite movies

    • Scotties-Rock profile image


      6 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Love Braveheart and everything Scottish!!!

    • VspaBotanicals profile image


      6 years ago


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      6 years ago

      that costumes are really cool!!!!

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      Mr-Panda LM 

      6 years ago

      Braveheart costume is an awesome idea!

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      6 years ago

      Boo-lessed ... Happy Halloween!

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      Elyn MacInnis 

      6 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Love anything Scottish - and this is indeed a good movie. Nice costume! Squid Angel blessings!

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      Leah J. Hileman 

      6 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Fun. I bet the costume is great. Nice lens!

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      June Parker 

      6 years ago from New York

      Great movie of a bit of our Scot heritage.

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      6 years ago

      I love this movie. Seen it lots of times!

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      6 years ago

      This is one of my favorite movies, really miss. :)

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      Monica Ranstrom 

      6 years ago

      Great movie, great costume choice! Nice job!

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      6 years ago

      Mel Gibson in Braveheart was an awesome movie! I would gladly accompany a fellow in a Braveheart Halloween costume to a Halloween bash (or anywhere!)

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      Cam Marotta 

      6 years ago

      Would you believe I dressed up like William Wallace (blue face paint and all) the second time I went to see the movie in theaters?!

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      6 years ago

      he's so man! that's the spirit!

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      Deborah Carr 

      6 years ago from Orange County, California

      A Braveheart costume sounds like a fabulous idea!

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      6 years ago

      You didn't mention what to wear under the kilt. Great stuff though, thanks!

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      6 years ago

      great lens nice costume will try it on this halloween

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      6 years ago

      Very nice lens and thanks for recalling scenes from that excellent movie and screenplay - Braveheart!


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      6 years ago

      Ay Wallace was a brave heart and so was his crazy Irishman and Hamish too.

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      6 years ago

      Great costume idea!

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      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      Excellent lens, pinned to my holidays board.

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      6 years ago

      good lens, I love this Movie........

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      7 years ago from Tobermory Ontario

      Great ideas and lens. I love the highlands of Scotland. Blessed!

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      7 years ago

      I love this Movie, I admit I never once considered using Braveheart as a Halloween Costume; now I might just have to do so! :)

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      Odille Rault 

      7 years ago from Gloucester

      Great idea, going as Hamish instead of the obvious - This lens is of course good for not only Halloween, but for fancy dress parties as well! :)

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      goo2eyes lm 

      7 years ago

      halloween is over but what the heck. i visited this lens and squidliked, liked on facebook and commented on it. halloween will surely come again.

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      7 years ago

      Brilliant :) Love this (and I'm Scottish). Wish I'd stumbled upon this before Halloween!!

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      Vicki Green 

      7 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Braveheart is a great movie and I love the costume ideas.

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      7 years ago

      I haven't seen Braveheart (yet) but heard it was great. Fabulous idea for a costume, the armor would keep one very warm too (getting colder here in Canada).

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      7 years ago

      I think one really needs the Braveheart costume on Halloween, what with all the ghouls, vampires, witches and ghosts hanging around !!!

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for the fun costume lens!

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      7 years ago

      Sounds like a pretty good costume. Hadn't thought of this one.

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      darciefrench lm 

      7 years ago

      I loved the movie Braveheart as well, very nice tribute :)

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      momto4 lm 

      7 years ago

      Great costume idea! That's one of my favorite movies!

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      7 years ago

      Great idea! The thing that intrigues me is which ancestral side would someone like you, with ancestors on both sides of the conflict, identify with most of the time - politically, culturally, linguistically... even though I guess that is a wrong way to think.

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      7 years ago

      Awesome costume ideas!

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      Susan Deppner 

      7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I have some grown-up guys who would love a Braveheart costume!

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      7 years ago

      Fun! I was thinking I would see you in the costume...

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      Tony Payne 

      7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I love the movie Braveheart, and Rob Roy as well.

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      Yourshowman LM 

      8 years ago

      Braveheart is one of my favorite movie.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      8 years ago from Canada

      My father is also Scottish... it seems that the majority of us all come from some other land at some point.

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      Sensitive Fern 

      8 years ago

      I have MacGregor ancestry and they were consequently kicked out of Scotland after the Jacobite episode. Nice lens!

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      8 years ago

      Great costume follow-up for a great movie!

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      8 years ago

      This is fascinating! I am Scottish, English, Irish, and German. Wish I had known about the costumes when my sons were young enough for Halloween.

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      8 years ago

      That leather armor piece is cool. Love the Braveheart idea.

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      Vicki Green 

      8 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      What a fun idea for a costume.

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      Virginia Allain 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      I hope you're going to add a kilt here too and maybe some footwear. I like that armor.

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      8 years ago

      Awesome movie, one of my all time favorites


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