This article is specifically focused on a Valentine’s theme but as we all know, love and romance never go out of style. So, feel free to use any of these costume ideas at any time throughout the year. The table below shows you the list so you can do a quick glance and then go to those you are most interested in. They are in the same order in the article as in the table. I’ve provided costume suggestions from a variety of sources. And I do want to make it clear that I am an advertising affiliate with these sources so if you buy from them, I will receive a commission. I’ve also where available, have include DIY options through YouTube tutorials. So, if you can sew or have someone who can sew for you, you may have the option for less expensive costumes. The main thing I want to encourage is to obtain a quality costume. A cheap looking costume will detract from the fantasy you are trying to create making your performance a lower quality entertainment experience for the audience and potential tippers. If done well, you can often recoup any expense involved in the costume in one night of tips.
|#||CHARACTER||ACTOR||TV SERIES OR MOVIE|
|2||Fireman||Kurt Russell||Backdraft (Movie)|
|3||Military Officer||Richard Gere||An Officer And A Gentleman (Movie)|
|4||Baseball Player||Ray Liotta/Dwier Brown||Field Of Dreams (Movie)|
|5||Alladin||Mena Massoud||Alladin (Movie)|
|6||James Bond||Daniel Craig||Spectre (Movie)|
|7||Indiana Jones||Harrison Ford||Raiders Of The Lost Ark (Movie)|
|8||Boy Next Door-Archie Andrews||KJ Apa||Riverdale (TV)|
|9||Pilot||Tom Cruise||Topgun (Movie)|
|10||Cowboy||Clint Eastwood||High Plains Drifter (Movie)|
|Bonus||Young Entrepreneur||Tom Cruise||Risky Business (Movie)|
#1 The Tyler Hoechlin Superman From Supergirl TV series
Many different actors have played Supeman, both in movies and on television. Typer Hoechlin is one of my favorites. I first noticed him, his handsome looks, and hot body on Teen Wolf where he played an Alpha male werwolf. He’s brought all of those characteristics to his Superman which he plays in the series ‘Supergirl’. We all want our own personal Superman who come in to save the day just in the nick of time. And of course, then swoops us up into his arms and carries us to safety (Or in many daydreams, carries us to the bedroom.). Get inside the daydream fantasies of your audience and become the Superman they are hoping to find, if only for the 3-5 minutes that the song lasts for your performance.
Superman Costume Suggestions
There is a wide range of costume options and pricing on Superman costumes. Just remember that you often get what you pay for. Less expensive will usually mean lower quality. I found a high quality Superman costume on Amazon that also had a high price tag. You can click here to check it out >> Rubie’s Costume Co Men’s Superman Man Of Steel Grand Heritage Costume, Multi, One Size. There are less expensive Superman costumes for male strippers on Amazon and on eBay.
DIY Superman Costume Tutorials
I have included a tutorial below for a minimal Supermancostume which is best suited for a go-go boy. A male stripper might pick up some ideas as well. There are five parts and I’ve added all five.
#2 The Kurt Russell Fireman
Everyone loves a real hero and there are few heroic icons that stand out more than the Fireman. He places himself in danger in order to save others. We’ve all seen the memes in social media of the hot shirtless and sometimes pants less firemen…. and then read the comments of friends ready to set their own house on fire hoping those firemen will show up. The costume lends itself to so much innuendo such as the firemen rushing to the fire in your pants, or the jokes about his having a long hose, etc. And if it works for you, he is the one that slides down the pole.
Fireman Costume Suggestions
The best Firefighter costume I found on Amazon was Aeromax Adult Fire Fighter Suit, Tan, Large. Many of the other Fireman/Firefighter costumes had a t-shirt, pants, and suspenders but no coat. You’ll need a coat for another layer to strip out of. The helmet was sold separately at Adult Fireman Helmet w/Visor Fire Chief Fighter Man Firefighter Red Costume Hat. Look carefully at the helmets, the children’s and adults helmets can both look similar. Make sure you are purchasing an adult male’s helmet. A go-go boy may be interested in this eBay option. If you are wanting to go the authentic fireman’s helmet route, they are available on eBAy but can be quite pricey. Check this one out on eBay. I purchased a pair of authentic fireman pants with suspenders after seeing them listed on Craigslist. I had to drive about 30 minutes to pick them up but I felt lucky to actually find them.
#3 The Richard Gere Military Officer
There are few images that make a stronger impact than the military officer in a dress uniform. Richard Gere pulls this off as a naval officer in An Officer And A Gentleman. The movie was both a financial and critical success. Louis Gossett, Jr. won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, the first African-American male to do so. All the women in the plant watch as he makes his way to Debra Winger who plays Paula. This is one of the most romantic scenes in movie history.
Military Officer Costume Suggestions
#4 Kevin Costner Baseball Player
Baseball Players are associated with Springtime, good weather and form fitting uniforms. Kevin Costner is the star of the movie but it is Ray Liotta and Dwier Brown dressed as historical baseball players that catch our attention. Sports figures are sources of fantasies and daydreams for many women and gay men. We recommend that you wear underwear underneath that pushes ‘the Boyz’ forward accentuating your bulge in the baseball uniform. A jock strap would work as well if a bare ass is allowed at the venue where you are performing. Of course, a bat, balls and a baseball glove are always good props for this costume.
Vintage Baseball Costume Suggestions
Amazon lists a vintage baseball uniform here. Don’t forget your baseball props while there. For authenticity, pick up a wooden baseball bat. And of course, you might want a baseball or baseball glove as well, Check eBay as well, if you don’t mind a used item, you can find items cheaper sometimes. Baseball bat, glove and baseball on Ebay.
#5 The Mena Massoud Aladdin
Who doesn’t like romance that includes a magic carpet? Become the male lead in the fantasy for your audience members. Use a carpet as a prop and bring an audience member forward to lay on it, then give them a private lap dance or body dance over them. Ask your lighting person to give you a blue or purple hue across your performance, giving it a more dreamlike quality. Mena Massoud provides the ‘pretty boy’ look for this movie. This would be a great costume choice for those who can bring that type of look to the performance. In my search for possible costumes, I found a good one on Amazon. There were only genie costumes
Alladin Costume Suggestions:
While writing this article I searched online for potential costumes. There was one good one on Amazon.Click here to check it out>> Aladdin Street Rat Adult Costume Medium. There were only genie costumes on eBay.
DIY Alladin Costume Tutorials
I’ve placed two YouTube Videos below, one with an Alladin Costume VestTutorial, and one with a tutorial for making the pants.
#6 The Daniel Craig James Bond
James Bond is a character that is relatable for many different age groups. Most have been introduced through the movies with a multiple of differing leading men playing the role. I’ve listed Daniel Craig since he is the latest incarnation of James Bond. In Spectre which is featured in the movie trailer above, Daniel is shown wearing many different costumes. I personally like the white tuxedo. James Bond always ‘gets the girl’ and who knows, one day he may also ‘get the guy’. He is smooth, debonair, seductive, confident, and always comes out on top in every situation. If you use the James Bond theme song in your performance, watch for the smiles to spread across the faces of the audience members, particularly the older guys and girls, and after all, they are the ones who have the most disposable income to use as tips. Give them a smile.
James Bond Costume Suggestions
|James Bond Costume Finds|
|COOFANDY Men’s Slim Fit Stylish Casual One-Button Suit Coat Jacket Business Blazers,White,Medium||Amazon||$66.99|
|NEW MEN’S BUSINESS SLIM WHITE TUXEDO DRESS BLAZER (ONLY BLAZER)||eBay||$39.00 plus shipping|
|HISDERN Men’s Solid Jacquard Wedding Party Paisley Self Bow Tie Pocket Square Set Black||Amazon||$11.99|
|Classic 35-Color Fashion Men’s Adjustable Tuxedo Bowtie Wedding Bow Tie Necktie||eBay||$2.99-$3.99 plus shipping|
Grab a blazer like the one above and a black bow- tie, then add a white dress shirt and a pair of black slacks. A pair of black dress shoes will complete the costume. Have the bartender make you a martini in a martini glass of course, “shaken, not stirred”, and you’ll have the James Bond look down and ready to go. The”Vesper” is the martini that James Bond first drinks in the books. I am a martini drinker and found the recipe for the Vesper, I did not like it. My favorite is a dirty martini but it is an acquired taste as well and salty. For the complete look, you will want a martini with olives. You don’t have to actually drink it, but what a waste if you don’t. Talk with your bartender to come up with a martini that can have olives but you can enjoy as well. With cocktail in hand, go save the world from the bad guys…again! Note: The prices on the table above were accurate the day I wrote this blog but may have changed since.
#7 The Harrison Ford Indiana Jones
The Indiana Jones costume has so many fun options. The iconic hat and of course, you have to have a whip. Using the whip in a fun tongue-n-cheek nod to S&M will titillate those in your audience who are into such activities.Use the whip to wrap around an audience member and pull them to you. Of course, do not whip them unless this is part of the performance and you’ve cleared this with them beforehand. Raiders of The Lost Ark is an adventure movie with on-the-edge of your seat escapes. Think about this when stripping and teasing your audience. You could have other cast members pose as evil villains who grab you and you escape but they pull off another piece of your clothing.
Indiana Jones Costume Suggestions
I found a Indiana Jones Costume on Amazon for $34.65 and on eBay for $37.29 with free shipping. Prices for costumes are cheaper when you are buying during a time of the year that is not close to Halloween. I recommend that if possible, you make costume purchases between January and August. During September and October the prices will go up. If you would rather put together your costume with individual pieces, you will need a brown leather jacket, a pair of khaki pants, a tan colored button-up long sleeved shirt, and brown hiking boots (leather to be authentic but whatever you have will work.). The Indiana Jones hat and the bullwhip are essential pieces of the costume. I found the hat on eBAy here, and on Amazon here. You can buy a whip on Amazon, or make one for yourself. A DIY instructional video for the whip is below. The whip would also work for a Zorro costume. If you want to see more on Zorro, watch this YouTube video.
#8 The KJ APA Boy Next Door
The series Riverdale is very loosely based on the Archie comic books, very loosely. About the only similarity is the character’s names. But at the same time, the characters are moved into an environment that reflects a more modern interpretation of high school life. No reality here though, it’s pure fantasy. Often times, the subject of our infatuations is someone that we see in our regular lives every day. Archie is Betty’s neighbor and someone she has had a crush on. For the younger members of the audience, the boy next door is a fantasy they hope to see come true. For the older members of the audience, the boy toy next door is a fantasy they want to see happen. Use the trappings of these fantasies for a costume. They include such items as a sports jacket, also known as a letterman’s jacket. You can use a sports team uniform such as football or make them drool over a speedo for the swim team. I recommend that you wear the sports jacket with a speedo or jockstrap as your final look of the strip-tease. You can find generic letterman jackets on Amazon and eBay. If you are a sports fan, you could purchase one for your favorite local team. This costume idea works best for guys who can pull off the look of a high school or college student.
Boy Next Door Costume Suggestions
The letterman jacket above is available on eBay in a variety of different colors. With this jacket you can fulfill two fantasies in one: the boy next door and the student athlete. Consider carrying a backpack as an accessory. Blue jeans, a t-shirt and tennis shoes will finish out this costume.
#9 Tom Cruise Top Gun
It is fun to watch what a male stipper can do with a flight suit, another name for it is coveralls. I once saw a dancer in Chicago dance in coveralls while being nude underneath. He dropped out of the shoulders leaving most of his body bare, then would tease the audience with how low he would pull down the bottom part of the outfit which was barely hanging on him. It was quite the tease. The song “The Dangerzone” could all be used for the performance. In this movie Tom Cruise is also shown riding a motorcycle while wearing the leathers that go with it. You have two choices for this performance: the flight suit, or the motorcycle leathers with helmet, both can be hot and provide an entertaining look while playing into the fantasies of many audience members.
Flight Suit Costume Suggestions
As I mentioned, several years ago I watched a male dancer, actually a go-go boy at a gay club in Chicago, dance while wearing a flight suit. He worked that flight suit better than most work underwear alone. He was seductive and would tease those watching, acting like he was going to reveal what was hidden. It was obvious he was not wearing anything beneath the flight suit but managed to keep everything covered and driving his audience crazy, making them want to see more. Any moment you would think his grip on the suit would release and fall to show his “Boyz”. It didn’t happen but he kept my attention for his entire performance and in appreciation, I tipped him well. I recommend a flight suit for any exotic male dancer. Work on the talent of the tease. I found this flight suit on Amazon. There are several also listed on eBay. If you want an authentic flight suit with patches, etc., check eBay.
#10 The Clint Eastwood Cowboy
The cowboys played by Clint Eastwood provided a costume with many layers and slightly different from all others. Compare what he is wearing to the other cowboys in the clip above. He has a long coat on over shirt and pants, a slightly different style of hat, and listen to the spurs jingle as he walks. In several of his movies, Eastwood is not the white hat cowboy coming in to save the day, he is the bad boy. Against our mother’s advice, we so often go for the bad boy. Play on this theme in your performance. Use cowboy euphemism and innuendo. Let part of your introduction say something about this cowboy is looking for someone to mount and ride.
Cowboy Costume Suggestions
I wrote a full article on creating a cowboy costume. You can check it out at this link: Sexy And Easy Male Stripper Cowboy Costume.
Bonus: Tom Cruise Risky Business
This classic dance is always hot. The underwear under the partially buttoned dress shirt is a tease that all male stripper fans can enjoy. Dancing and causing your shirt tails to be raised by your bulge, will keep them watching and tipping as they come up to get a closer look. Using the Rod Seiger song, “Old Time Rock And Roll” is a fun and quickly recognizable choice for this performance. The underlying theme is getting by with something you shouldn’t do. Doesn’t that often make it so much more fun when you feel your being bad and getting by with something you know you shouldn’t be doing?
Risky Business Inspired Costume Suggestions
I added the bonus costume idea because I think a sexy man wearing only a long sleeve dress shirt and briefs is hot af! While writing this article I came across the pic below of go-go boy Anthony who dances at a Beaux in San Francisco, CA . I think this look is great for any exotic male dancer and it is easy and inexpensive to put together.
I like the way that the shirt tails give brief glimpses of the basket while dancing. It’s an easy and simple tease that is very effective. I also recommend this look for a promo photo pose. If you are on a budget, spend your money on a sexy pair of briefs or a jock. Check a Goodwill or consignment store for a long sleeve shirt that will match. You can sometimes find nice shirts for $5 or less at a Goodwill. I buy them there for costumes used in some of my photo shoots.
The costumes I am suggesting in this article were found mostly on Amazon and eBay. And the DIY options were in YouTube video tutorials. Don’t forget to also check Craigslist for your area. You might also want to search Pinterest for other costumes ideas. If you find these aren’t your style, use them as inspiration to create your own. Think about your audience and what will turn-them-on, and motivate them to tip. If you have any great suggestions, please share them in the comment section below. Thanks for reading this article. Have a successful Romantic performance.
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