DIY COSTUME ITEMS
- Striped Prisoner Costume
- Superhero Cape
- Black Fedora Hat
- Red Sneaker
- Hamburger Necktie
- Yellow Ribbon
- Red Gloves
- Hero Mask
- Hamburger Prop
Easy DIY Hamburglar Costume Guide
The Hamburglar is a mascot in the McDonaldland universe featured in the McDonald’s franchise commercials created in the 1970s. The villain of the character series, the Hamburglar, is a relentless thief who will do anything to steal away McDonald’s meals to have to himself.
To dress like Hamburglar, you will need a Striped Prisoner Costume with Red Sneaker. You’ll also need a Superhero Cape, a Black Fedora Hat with a Yellow Ribbon, a Hamburger Necktie, Red Gloves, a Hero Mask, and a Hamburger Prop to accessorize your look.
You may be led to believe that the Hamburglar’s black and white vertical striped outfit is made to represent a prison inmate. But if you have a deeper dive into the history of the McDonald’s franchise, it reveals that this is not true.
In the early McDonald’s television ads, you will see that the Hamburglar used to wear an all-black outfit. When he attempted to snag the hamburgers off of Ronald McDonald, the lead boss of McDonaldland captured him and took away his all-black outfit. When the Hamburglar attempted to flee, the head boss tried to hold him down. He spun around and around as his clothing tore, which revealed a white outfit. Therefore, he is represented as wearing black and white stripes.
In other early McDonald’s television advertisements, his clothing was equipped with special powers. In a Japanese commercial, the Hamburglar is depicted as ripping the black stripes from his costume. It can form a lasso in the air that can steal hamburgers from McDonald’s.
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