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Dress up like the "A-Team"

Updated on September 20, 2017

Creative Idea for a Group Costume! Be The A -Team:

The 1980s classic A-Team could be a sure hit for a group costume.

Get three of your friends to form your team. Of course, you get first dibs on what character YOU want to be on your Team.

If you have lots of "bling" you are a cinch for being Mr. T.

If you have a tee shirt with a cool saying and a leather bomber jacket, you are for sure Howlin Mad!

Get your creative juices flowing and head to Amazon on the nearest thrift store to create your A-Team today--don't wait too long or all the good stuff will be gone.

FYI: This page is a spin-off of my page "Dress Like Howlin' Mad Murdock" where you will find several ideas.

Image is from Amazon.

Who was the A-Team? - A Heartwarming Halloween Story:

In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team.

In 2006 our A-Team costume brought in over $800.00 in prize money.

Above text from the YouTube Video: The A-Team Halloween shared below:

The A-Team Model Costume
The A-Team Model Costume

Here is a model A-Team Group Halloween Costume:

A-Team Costume from College Humor!

Keep scrolling down to find the perfect clothes for your Team Halloween! Of course, if you are form the Southern USA, you will have no trouble finding a pair of overalls. Bling might be a problem, though.

Create Mr. T for Halloween: - B A on the A-Team

You might already have all the right items for a Mr. T costume, but one can never have enough bling! Note, if the jewelry items are sold out, just do a search for "bling" on

Dickies Men's Denim Bib Overall, Stone Washed Indigo Blue, 38 x 30
Dickies Men's Denim Bib Overall, Stone Washed Indigo Blue, 38 x 30

Of course you might need another size for your Mr. T costume, so click here to go find it.

Big Gold Chain
Big Gold Chain

One reviewer on Amazon stated that this fake gold necklace was not light weight and looked real. A good inexpensive way to get Mr. T's bling look.


You can BE Hannibal on Halloween: - He was "the Boss" of the A-Team

One could probably go to the thrift store and get some of Hannibal-like clothing (say, army fatigues) but you will probably have to buy the white hair and a cigar--real or fake on Amazon or a mall store. Bet you already have a light blue shirt!

Rothco Safari Jacket - Khaki, Medium
Rothco Safari Jacket - Khaki, Medium

No one ever said that a "costume" could not be used after Halloween!


Dress Like Howlin Mad Murdock-- - the crazy one on the A-Team!

Even a girl can wear a t Howlin Mad costume! Yes! It can be done! Just get a ball cap to hide your feminine tresses. To purchase any of the "Murdock" products seen below, you will need to visit

Howlin' Mad's Mental Museum

Now you need a bomber jacket to complete the Murdock Look for Halloween!

Now for a Lt. "Faceman" Peck Costume! - Played by Dirk Benedict--how frightening is that?

This could be the easiest costume to create for Halloween. If you really like the style, you could wear the elements of this costume every day! You might even have some of the clothes in your closet. Feel free to click on any item below to search Amazon for A-Team type clothing or accessories on Amazon. It costs nothing to look.

Sexy Hair Concepts Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray Boosting Volume & Thickness Hold Factor 7 For Weightless Volume, Shine, Texturizing and Fullness with a Flexible All Day Hold - 10oz
Sexy Hair Concepts Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray Boosting Volume & Thickness Hold Factor 7 For Weightless Volume, Shine, Texturizing and Fullness with a Flexible All Day Hold - 10oz

Very 80's hair deserves volumizing. You hair will stay in place while you are jumping off the A-Team van. Take a hit to the chin and you hair will hold your face together, too.

New Mens White Double Breasted Dinner Blazer Suit Jacket,38 Long
New Mens White Double Breasted Dinner Blazer Suit Jacket,38 Long

Wear a tee shirt and look oh so A-Team. No one said you cannot save the world from the bad guys and not dress for the occasion.


So, what do you think of this group costume idea for Halloween? Is it a feasible one? If you have a group costume article, feel free to leave a link below (subject to my approval, of course.)

Make you comments here! - Thanks for visiting this A-Team Costume Lens

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    • lynnegirl1 profile image


      5 years ago

      Loved this show (I guess I can admit to it now)! And this is a great idea for costumes for a group of friends.

    • sweetpressuk profile image


      5 years ago

      Your right the A Team was a scary show, ha joking loved it asa kid.

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      5 years ago

      Classic! I would be hilarious to do this with a group of kids. They would own the neighborhood for trick or treating!

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      5 years ago

      @JoyfulReviewer: I don't know what The A Team has to do with Halloween,

      but a group of guys with automatic weapons can be scary.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 

      5 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Great Idea I loved the A Team

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      5 years ago

      I love the A Team I think I will suggest these ideas to my husband for his costume this year! Thank you.

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      5 years ago

      I love when a lens comes together. A-Team rock!

    • JoyfulReviewer profile image


      7 years ago

      Thanks for the fun costume lens!

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      7 years ago

      Fantastic group costume idea. :)

    • agoofyidea profile image


      7 years ago

      A-Team is the best. Now we have the movie so a new generation can enjoy the team. Great lens.

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      egadapparel lm 

      8 years ago

      I pity the fool!

    • ZablonMukuba profile image


      8 years ago

      great idea for halloween costumes

    • ImmatureEntrepr profile image


      8 years ago

      Great idea for a group Halloween costume! Loves me some Mr. T.

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      nukemdomis lm 

      8 years ago

      The old school A-Team is the best. The movie I have not seen yet.

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      8 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      What a great idea with a great bunch of A-Team characters! :D Congrats on the well deserved Purple star, too. Fav, tweeted and lensrolled to all my Halloween Costume lenses.

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      Mickie Goad 

      8 years ago

      @CastleRoyLisa: Thanks to everyone for the oh so nice comments! I really appreciate it!

    • CastleRoyLisa profile image


      8 years ago from Rhode Island

      Great lens and idea for a group costume I always like seeing themes with family's and friends wonderful lens.

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      Rhonda Albom 

      8 years ago from New Zealand

      A-team is a fun idea for Halloween

    • Lou165 profile image


      8 years ago from Australia

      What a cool idea for a group costume - love it :)

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      capriliz lm 

      8 years ago

      Sounds like a fun idea for a group this Halloween!

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      Robin S 

      8 years ago from USA

      Great idea for Halloween!

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      8 years ago

      Congratulations! You've been SquidBoo Blasted. Happy Halloween!


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