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

Rocky Balboa

Rocky Balboa

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

Rocky Balboa Statue

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.

YO ADRIAN!!!

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!

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
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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