Make Your Own Alan Hangover 2 Costume


The Hangover 2 is a hit comedy starring Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper. Galifianakis plays Alan, a crazy friend of the protagonist who has a huge beard and a knack for finding trouble. If you loved the movie, why not show it this Halloween by dressing up as the hilarious Alan?

Hangover 2 costumeThe first thing that you need to do is find Alan’s awesome yellow t-shirt with the face of a yellow lab on it. Luckily, this isn’t all that hard if you shop around online as many retailers have this exact t-shirt already in stock.

Hangover 2 Yellow Lab T-Shirt

As an alternative you could buy a yellow t-shirt and some transfers. Find a picture of a yellow lab and make a comparable shirt yourself. It may not look exact, but it could still be pretty funny.


Once you’ve gotten the shirt you should look for an over-sized straw sun hat, ideally one that says “Bangkok” on the front. This hat serves Alan well on his arduous trek in Thailand, where he finds sunshine in abundance.

hangover alan hat

Hangover 2 Hat

Alan is obviously very concerned about the sun since he not only wears the enormous hat but also dons a pair of big dark sunglasses. So, to make the outfit complete you will have to find a pair of sunglasses, preferably ones closely resembling his… BluBlockers with large, round lenses. These glasses aren’t trendy, but they get the job done.
Alan costume sunglasses

Alan Costume Sunglasses

Ok, now that your costume is almost complete the next thing that you need to do is to obtain a bushy beard just like Alan’s in the move. Those lucky enough to be able to grow a thick beard have this one covered, but if you’re under the age of 16 (or a girl) chances are you won’t be growing a beard in time for Halloween. Don’t worry as there are plenty of costume beards to choose from. The beard is the single most recognizable physical element of Alan’s character, so it’s important to get this right. You don’t want it to be too long, like Santa’s beard, but it should include a mustache and good coverage on the sides. Here’s one that fits the bill…

costume beard

The Hangover Beard

Alan is a bit paunchy, so if you don’t have a beer belly yourself you might want to consider wearing a small pillow underneath your shirt so that you more closely match his physique. Finish the costume off with a pair of dark blue pants. A pair of blue jeans should do the trick.

Alan is always looking for a party and if you go dressed up in an Alan Hangover 2 costume you may just find that you are the life of the party yourself. Have fun!

Additional Costume Accessories:

the hangover alan man purse
The Hangover Man Purse!



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