Clue Character Costume Ideas

By Dan Chruscinski

You swear you weren't anywhere near the study at the time of Mr. Boddy's murder and you certainly don't know anything about the revolver found in your room. Make sure you have a solid alibi when dressing up in costume as one of the main characters from the game of “Clue.” Whether you want to be a suspect or the unlucky victim, your costume will need to reflect your colorful personality.

Professor Plum

When putting together the Professor Plum costume, think of yourself as a nerdy college professor. Wear a purple suit that fits a bit too tight while adding thick glasses to round out the look. Alter the look by turning the professor into a mad scientist or a stiff intellectual.

Miss Scarlett

A tiny red dress is all you need to portray Miss Scarlett. Always represented in the game as a black widow or femme fatale, your costume should reflect a woman using her body to distract her potential victim. Carry a cigarette holder or a red purse to store your weapons. Use a crimson costume for a more outwardly dangerous look.

Mrs. White

As the possibly less-than-loyal maid of Mr. Boddy, you can choose to go several different directions with your Mrs. White costume. Use a maid costume larger than your frame and add padding and a white wig to play her as an older servant, or give Miss Scarlett a run for her money with a slinky french maid costume. Keep a duster with you at all times, if only to help conceal your lead pipe.

Colonel Mustard

A military men clad in yellow, start with a jacket and add various medals to achieve a respectable look. To better resemble the character as he appears in game artwork, add white facial hair and a monocle.

Mrs. Peacock

You may be an elderly, wealthy widow, but that doesn't mean you aren't capable of murder. The costume should resemble an aristocrat, with sapphire jewelry to highlight your color of choice. Wear a flowing blue skirt and matching pillbox hat for a twisted version of Jackie Kennedy.

Mr. Green

A green-tinted suit, slicked back hair and a cigar to chomp on is needed to pull off the sleazy business man, Mr. Green. In the original version of the game released in Europe, Mr. Green is a reverend, meaning you can diverge on your interpretation as well.

Mr. Boddy

This costume allows for the greatest interpretation, as Mr. Boddy is rarely seen in any of the game's promotional materials. Allow guests at your Clue-themed event to know you are the victim by dressing in an expensive-looking suit and holding invitations for your guests, perhaps requesting their attendance in the ballroom. Playing Mr. Boddy after his accident will require your costume to have the appropriate weapon, or makeup to signify a gunshot or stab wound.

Weapons

Regardless of which character you choose to dress up as from the game of "Clue," it is important to carry one of the game's signature weapons. Whether or not you committed the murder, you should stay on the suspect list by adding a dagger, candlestick, revolver, rope, pipe or wrench to your outfit.

About the Author

Dan Chruscinski has written pieces for both business and entertainment venues. His work has appeared in "Screen Magazine" as well as websites such as Starpulse.com. Chruscinski graduated in 2006 with a degree in English literature from Illinois State University.