Clark Griswold Costume

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This Clark Griswold costume is taken from the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. It is modeled after one of the main characters in the movie, Clark Griswold.

Clark Griswold is played by actor Chevy Chase. In this movie, Clark is the husband of Ellen Griswold and the father of two children.

He is determined to have a big family Christmas that goes off without a hitch, and to kick it off, the family goes out and cuts down their own tree.

In spite of his best efforts, Clark keeps running into trouble that makes Christmas less than perfect. The unexpected arrival of difficult family members further complicates his efforts.

If you love the lovable goof that is Clark Griswold, you are sure to love cosplaying as him. Keep reading to learn how to create your own Clark Griswold costume.

You’ll Need:

  1. Shawl-Collar Cardigan
  2. Sky Blue Fit Shirt
  3. Black Pants
  4. Santa Hat
  5. Gift Boxes
  6. Printed Tie
  7. Black Shoes

Clark Griswold Costume DIY Guide

The first thing you will need to create this National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Clark Griswold costume is a sky-blue button-down shirt. Over the shirt, you can slip on a shawl-collar cardigan to match the one he wears.

A pair of black pants and matching black shoes will pull together the bulk of the costume. From there, you can start accessorizing.

Wear a printed tie under the collar of your blue shirt, like Clark does. You will also want to top off the costume with a Santa Hat like the one that Clark wears at the end of the movie.

Finally, you can make it abundantly clear just who you are dressing as by carrying around some empty gift boxes with you.

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Clark Griswold Costume Cosplay

The Clark Griswold consists of fairly average clothing, making it easy to put together. The standard look and feel of the clothes make them comfortable to wear for long parties. It also means you may already have some of the pieces in your wardrobe.

One way to make the Clark Griswold costume more interesting is to incorporate it as part of a couple’s cosplay. Have your partner dress up as Clark’s wife, Ellen Griswold, for best results.

There are other memorable characters in the movie as well. This gives you the opportunity to get more friends and family to dress up with you to create a great group costume.

Clark Griswold Costume

About Clark Griswold From National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Clark Griswold is the father and husband of the Griswold family. In National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, he has his heart set on setting up the perfect family Christmas hosted at his home.

Hijinks ensue as he tries everything from finding the perfect tree to selecting the perfect gift. Unfortunately, this means Christmas turns out to be anything but ideal. Even though things keep going wrong, ultimately, it works out well for the family.

In the article above, we have shown you how to dress like the character Clark Griswold. Follow the steps to get your very own Clark Griswold costume ready for your next Christmas or Halloween party.

What is the most famous quote from Clark Griswold?

1.   “Real Tomato Ketchup, Eddie?”

2.   “Nothing To Be Proud Of Russ… 50 Yards…”

3.   “You’re The Gourmet Around Here, Eddie.”