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Rocky Balboa Halloween Costumes with Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang, and Adrian

Updated on December 4, 2014
Rocky Balboa
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Rocky Balboa Halloween Costumes From All Rocky Movies

Ah, Rocky. The eternal optimist with the "never say die" attitude who inspires us all. Who better to dress up as for Halloween than Philadelphia born boxer Rocky Balboa?

If you're looking to strut your stuff on Halloween as the Italian Stallion, read on for instructions on how to create an amazing Rocky Balboa Halloween costume. You'll find Rocky Balboa robes, Rocky boxing trunks, Rocky boxing gloves, and even a little gadget makes you sound like Rocky, slurred speech and all. Oh, and if you can't quite pull off the Sly Stallone look, we've also got some villain costumes and an Adrian costume. (Yo Adrian! Sorry. Couldn't help myself.)

Ladies and gentlemen, boxing fans around the world...let's get ready to rumble! (And special thanks to Sylvester Stallone for this inspiring, motivational character!)

Rocky Balboa Statue
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Why I've Always Wanted to Dress Up as Rocky Balboa For Halloween

Heck, I would have settled for going as Adrian...

Growing up in the 80s, I was raised on guys like Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzennegger. Here were these huge, larger than life tough guys that were like real-life superheroes. I remember telling my dad after watching Arnold in Predator, "I want to be like him."

As much as I loved Arnie, there was something about Sly that gave him an edge in my eyes. Rambo was the first Stallone movie I saw (and I'm fairly certain it inspired my little brother to later join the army) and I was hooked. Not long after seeing Rambo, I had the chance to watch two of my favorite action stars battle it out in the ring: Mr. T and Sly Stallone (playing Clubber Lang vs. Rocky Balboa).

I was on the edge of my seat in the theater watching Rocky III. When Rocky's trainer Mick died after Mr. T shoved him, I cried like a little girl with a skinned knee. I wanted Clubber Lang to go down, BAD. And as Rocky typically does in the movies, he eventually came back (spoiler alert!) and showed everyone why they call him the Italian Stallion.

Considering how hard Halloween costumes sucked in the 80s (essentially a poorly put together piece of plastic with a flimsy rubber band), the Rocky Balboa costume just wasn't meant to be when I was a child. So, to all of the 80s kids out there who never got the chance to be Rocky: this is for you.


Rocky IV
Rocky IV

Rocky Balboa Halloween Costumes From Each Rocky Movie

Rocky's look has change significantly over the years, from his "just learning fitness" phase in Rocky I and Rocky II to Stallone's almost nonexistent body fat in Rocky III. The final movie, simply titled Rocky Balboa, showed a much bulkier Rocky than in years past, though of course he was still completely ripped. You could see the effects of a serious bodybuilding injury in his right pectoral muscle from an earlier bench pressing contest with former Mr. Olympian Franco Columbo. Sly really kicked himself for that one.

Read on for a complete selection of Rocky Balboa Halloween costumes from each of the Rocky movies. We even include Rocky's grungy street clothes (aka the jogging outfit). Yo, Rocko!

What You'll Need to Be Rocky: Extras

If you want to go above and beyond in your Rocky costume, you might want to go out and get

  • Rocky Balboa mask
  • Rocky wig
  • muscle man chest plate (fake muscles)
  • black tank top
  • a set of Rocky quotes so you can play the role!

Rocky in Your Pocket: Sound Just Like Rocky on Halloween!

Rocky - In Your Pocket Talking Voice Keychain
Rocky - In Your Pocket Talking Voice Keychain

This little gadget is a great way to complement your Rocky Balboa Halloween costume! With the touch of a button, Rocky's voice says such catchphrases as:

"Hi. My name is Rocky Balboa, the Italian Stallion."

"Yo Adrian, It's me, Rocky."

"I am not as dumb as you think I am."

"Nobody owes nobody nothing. You owe yourself."

"All I wanna do is go the distance."

"When do I fight again?"


What You'll Need for Rocky's Outfit in Rocky 1

Sylvester Stallone in Rocky
Sylvester Stallone in Rocky

Here's what you'll need if you want to dress like Rocky from the first Rocky movie:

  • Red and yellow Rocky robe
  • Red boxing gloves
  • Red and white boxing trunks (or athletic shorts in a pinch)
  • Red high top boxing boots
  • Red and white socks

Rocky's Outfit in Rocky II

Sylvester Stallone in Rocky II
Sylvester Stallone in Rocky II

In Rocky II, Rocky goes for a black and gold color theme instead of the red and white one he had in the first movie. If you want this look, you will need the following:

  • Black and yellow Italian Stallion Rocky Robe
  • Black boxing trunks with yellow trim
  • Black and yellow bumblebee socks
  • Black boxing gloves
  • Block boxing boots

Rocky's Outfit in Rocky III

Sylvester Stallone in Rocky III
Sylvester Stallone in Rocky III

Rocky's outfits in Rocky III are a combination of his black and yellow theme in Rocky II and his American flag colors in Rocky IV. If you want to be this Rocky, you have your pick of a couple of different options.

  • yellow boxing shorts with black trim or American Flag striped shorts
  • red boxing gloves or white wrist wraps
  • yellow or red robe
  • white socks with black and yellow striped trim
  • black or red boxing boots

Rocky's Outfit in Rocky IV

Sylvester Stallone in Rocky IV
Sylvester Stallone in Rocky IV

In Rocky IV, Stallone continues the red, white, and blue color scheme begun in Rocky III. If you want his outfit from this movie, you'll need:

  • American flag boxing shorts
  • a white robe or an American flag robe
  • red boxing gloves
  • champion boxing belt
  • red boxing boots

Rocky V Costume: Rocky in Street Clothes

Sylvester Stallone in Rocky's street clothes
Sylvester Stallone in Rocky's street clothes

Here's what you'll need to dress like Rocky during those moments when he actually leaves the ring and walks around dressed like a regular person. Though this version of Rocky is less iconic, the advantage is that you might have most, if not all of these in your closet already. If you're planning on being outside in cold weather, the Rocky street clothes costume will also keep you warm and comfortable. Here's what you'll need:

  • Black leather jacket
  • Black t-shirt
  • Grey sweatshirt
  • Black pants
  • Black leather/faux leather fedora
  • Gold Rocky pendant

Rocky Balboa Costume from the Final Movie

Sylvester Stallone in Rocky Balboa
Sylvester Stallone in Rocky Balboa

In Rocky Balboa, Stallone wears the same black robe as in Rocky II. If you want his outfit from this movie, you'll want to go for the exact same costume as the one I described for Rocky II, but with a more haggard, older, tougher demeanor. Try using makeup or face paint to give yourself a black eye or a couple of scratches. Here's the clothing you'll need:

  • Black and yellow "Italian Stallion" Rocky Robe
  • Black boxing trunks with yellow trim
  • Black and yellow bumblebee socks
  • Black boxing gloves
  • Block boxing boots
  • "Champion" boxing belt

Rocky Balboa Jogging and Training Outfits

Rocky's jogging outfit
Rocky's jogging outfit

Find yourself a little embarrassed by that gut? Do you have more of a keg than a six-pack? Or do you just want to dress as Rocky while feeling warm and comfortable in the cold autumn weather?

Try wearing Rocky's training gear, or else grab a Rocky Balboa t-shirt and cover it with a robe. You can still go as the Italian Stallion for Halloween! Here's what you'll need:

  • Grey sweatshirt
  • Grey sweatpants
  • Sneakers
  • Black fingerless gloves
  • Black beanie
  • Gold Rocky necklace

Other option: Rocky t-shirt, robe.

Rocky and Mick: Win, Rocky, Win!
Rocky and Mick: Win, Rocky, Win!

The Rocky Antagonists: Apollo Creed and Clubber Lang Costumes

Apollo Creed and Clubber Lang
Apollo Creed and Clubber Lang

Sometimes there is nothing more fun than dressing like a villain, and luckily the Rocky movies offer a couple of excellent costume options. Here's what you need to be Apollo Creed or Clubber Lang.

For Apollo Creed, you'll need:

  • American flag boxing shorts
  • Apollo American flag boxing robe
  • Uncle Sam hat
  • White wrist wraps or boxing gloves
  • White, blue and white, or red and white striped socks

For Clubber Lang, you'll need:

  • Clubber Lang boxing robe or plain black boxing robe with white trim
  • Light blue boxing shorts or black boxing shorts
  • Red boxing gloves
  • White socks with blue trim

Adrian Balboa Halloween Costume

Yo Adrian!
Yo Adrian!

Whether it's for a Rocky and Adrian couples costume, or you just want to be Adrian Balboa for Halloween (let's face it, she's an awesome character), you have lots of outfit options. Just make sure not to miss her signature cat eye glasses! Things you can wear for your Adrian costume:

  • cat eye glasses
  • red knit beret, white shirt and black wool jacket
  • or: grey cardigan with checked shirt
  • or: white beret with red coat and tan gloves
  • black handbag

Adrian Balboa outfit options
Adrian Balboa outfit options

Vote: What's Your Favorite Rocky Costume?

Which of the following is the best Rocky Balboa Halloween costume idea?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      For an inspirational story, please read the award winning book Rocky Spirit, the Rocky Balboa connection to success available on

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      Metalpriest 5 years ago


      This lens==Amazing ++

      \m/ \m/

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      mrknowitall54321 5 years ago

      The Rocky films are great, "Adriannnnn..."

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      Motionmaker 5 years ago

      Great idea! Love it!

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      Markwell1 5 years ago

      That's an original lens right there!

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      dennonlow lm 5 years ago

      love Rocky!

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      Unchain3dAuthor 5 years ago

      Gotta love Rocky! Amazing content. Your costume lenses are fantastic!

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      NeoClout 5 years ago

      I feel nostalgia on 80's... Had a good time reading your lens.

      ----- From another writer about halloween costumes from movies - Star Wars

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      ImmatureEntrepr 5 years ago

      @bushaex: Thank you!

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      ImmatureEntrepr 5 years ago

      @mettaca: Thanks man, appreciate it! I put in some work on this one. :)

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      mettaca 5 years ago

      Nice lens bro! The jogging costume is my personal favorite. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for stopping to look at my lenses

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      Stephen Bush 5 years ago from Ohio

      Yo Adrian, SquidAngel blessings.

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      Oneshotvariety LM 5 years ago

      Awesome lens! Cool Halloween costumes!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great movies, wonderful lens

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      ZombieOne 5 years ago

      Good job!

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      Mamabyrd 5 years ago

      I love this lens I am a huge Rocky fan I may just buy the hubby a rocky costume

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      TH30RY 5 years ago

      Awesome Lens :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a great movie

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      dandy3 5 years ago

      Great lens, awesome presentation

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Great presentation. Stallone would be honored.

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      wolvyz 6 years ago

      Some awesome costumes.

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      Racken2 6 years ago

      Lmao, I love Rocky, I like the joggin outfit, looks legit.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is an awesome lens, you've got me thinking about Halloween already

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      trendydad 6 years ago

      great job everybody loves rocky

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      DekaZone 6 years ago

      good jobs

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      GOT LM 6 years ago

      Nice work.

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      Frank Edens 6 years ago

      One of my favorite movies, and such a great lens. amazing...

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      kimark421 6 years ago

      Well, now I have next Halloween's costume settled. I wonder how long it will take for the other party goers to get tired of hearing "Cut me Mick"? Great lens!

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      fugeecat lm 6 years ago

      These are great ideas for costumes.

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      RetiredRebel 6 years ago

      Thank you for this lens.

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      zarometro 6 years ago

      One of the best lenses I've read! I'm gonna get myself a Rocky wig! :)

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      gamergaiapaulmiller 6 years ago

      I seriously had no idea there were so many rocky costumes ha ha ha

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      ErHawkns7100 6 years ago

      How can you not like a Rocky costume? He is an American Icon.

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      SaintFrantic 6 years ago

      Great Lens.I love Rocky IV.Thanks for sharing the lens with us

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      JoyfulReviewer 6 years ago

      Nice selection to choose from. Thanks for the fun costume lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      great tribute to a great series of movies, 'thumbs up' goes out to you.

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      Why not go as both Rocky and Adrian for Halloween? A quick change of clothing is no sweat for the Italian Stallion. It would certainly be memorable. Great lens and fabulous idea!

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      CrazyPirate 6 years ago

      Enjoyed your lens on me matey Sylvester Stallone. I heard that Rocky Balboal learnt all his move from me ya know.

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      Lisa Remmick 6 years ago

      Cool lens, I love seeing older movie lenses. Yo Adrian!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Nice lens, I just press like-button this lens and add in my lens, name is "Halloween Costumes For 2012" you can see its.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Nice lens, I just press like-button this lens and add in my lens, name is "Halloween Costumes For 2012" you can see its.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Awesome lens and great outfits. I love every Rocky movie! Thanks for sharing!

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      Francis Luxford 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Cool costumes! Fun lens.

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      Oliversbabycarecouk 7 years ago

      Great Lens - I Love Rocky 1 Awesome film! Nice costumes! x

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      poutine 7 years ago

      I love the first movie the best.

      A classic~

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This is one idea that I never thought about doing, that's weird since Rocky is one of My All-time Favorite Movies; I own Every Rocky Movie ever made!!

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Love it! Rocky is a favorite movie series and certainly a favorite character, and Adrian goes right along with it. Heck, my son's dogs are named Rocky and Adrian, so you know how we feel about these costumes. Great job including all the different variations. Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      charder 7 years ago

      Awesome lens! Check out my lenses for more costume ideas, if you're interested.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great idea for a costume especially is you have the build.

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      Dietzster 7 years ago

      I liked the first Rocky the best because it was a new character. Great outfits and lots of thought put into your site.

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      ImmatureEntrepr 7 years ago

      @moskit: Yeah, I agree! Mr. T was by far the best Rocky opponent.

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      redflea13 lm 7 years ago

      A lot of stuff for ideas here.

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      moskit 7 years ago

      I had no idea these outfits existed!

      Thanks for sharing!

      By the way, Rocky 3 was the best!

      Yo Adrian, I did it!!!

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      Lisa-Marie-Mary 7 years ago

      I loved all things Sylvester growing up - had an entire wall in my room devoted to him. It would be so much fun to dress up as Rocky for Halloween!!!

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      solidmanxyz 7 years ago

      rocky 4 still rocks!!

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      Amarant LM 7 years ago

      Great Lens!

      This is the perfect moment for a Rocky memorable quote:

      Mickey: Your nose is broken.

      Rocky: How does it look?

      Mickey: Ah, it's an improvement.

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      Yourshowman LM 7 years ago

      I Love Balboa and his spirit. Nice lens

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great lens, I think Rocky Balboa most strongest and greatest opponent is still Ivan Drago.

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 7 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      I think going as Adrian would be fun. Neat idea!

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      PhiladelphiaWri 7 years ago

      Since I'm from Philly, I love Rocky, he (the ficticious character, not Sly Stallone) should run for mayor, he'd win. Cool lens. I may need some of these costumes, great idea

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      WeirdStuff 7 years ago

      Great lens! Just missing Ivan Drago outfit

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      Lisa Auch 7 years ago from Scotland

      This is my tom boy side showing, but I LOVE Rocky films, I even have the dressing gown, this is just a fab resource you have put together, with thought and effort into his look of the films.


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