If you’re looking for a way to make a inexpensive Ghostbusters costume for Halloween, we can help you. All provided links are Amazon Associate links.
Rubie’s is the company that made the proton pack for Spirit Halloween exclusively until 2019, Now they are making it available to purchase under their name and it’s normally cheaper than what you would pay on the Spirit Halloween website unless you have a really good coupon code you can use.
Rubie’s also makes the Ecto Goggles that used to exclusively be available from Spirit Halloween but they sell for a lot cheaper than the normal price on the Spirit Halloween website.
Walmart currently is selling the Imagine (Rubie’s) brand PKE Meter. They currently do not have it showing as an available item on their website so we can’t provide you a link for it. You will have to check in your local Walmart in the toy section to locate it. They are currently being sold for $20.
Walmart is also selling the Imagine (Rubie’s) brand Ghost trap, which is actually a newer version of the Spirit Halloween Ghost Trap that has motorized trap doors controlled by a foot pedal. They currently do not have it listed as an available item so we can’t provide you a link for it. You will have to check in your local Walmart in the toy section to locate it. They are currently being sold for $20
There are a few options available for doing a uniform, but for the sake of expense we’re going to list your best inexpensive option for a quick and easy uniform.
for a inexpensive pre-made uniform the Mad Engine Ghostbusters costume is one of the best options, it has the no-ghost logo in the proper place on the right arm, and it has the name tag in the correct place. All you need is the webbed gun belt to complete the overall look.
Rothco makes a black nylon buckle gun belt that resembles the belt that was used in the second Ghostbusters movie primarily on the Grey flight suits seen in the montage video segment. The black belts were also used in some of the final scenes of the movie for the Khaki uniforms. This item is available in several colors but we would recommend either going with a black belt or a Khaki color. If you want to see an example of what the Khaki belt would look like on a uniform look on the members page at the belt that member Van Loggins is wearing.
the boots used in the movies are very similar to Corcoran 10″ side zipper paratrooper boots. Unfortunately these can not be obtained cheaply, and for most people they are not very comfortable to wear. you can get a very similar look by going with a pair of Rothco Military Jungle boots. There are others you can find for cheaper, but the quality on the Rothco boots is good for the price.
We hope this helps get you started to put together your costume, have fun and be safe.