Dress Up Like Alan Garner from The Hangover

If you are looking for a good Alan Garner costume for Halloween or a big cosplay event, here’s the winning formula for creating the most exciting outfit of the party! Let’s see how to dress up as Alan Garner from The Hangover.


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Alan Garner from The Hangover Outfit Guide

Become one of the original Wolf Pack the next time you need a great idea for a dress-up or cosplay event, and create your own Alan Garner costume. Better known as just Alan, played by Zach Galifianakis, from the 2009 American comedy The Hangover. You can definitely expect a wild night when you transform into the socially inept big child that is Alan, thanks to the excellent inspiration from movie costume designer Louise Mingenbach.

Dress Up Like Alan Garner - The Hangover
Alan is immature and only gets an invite to the bachelor party because the bride, his sister, insists. By the end of the trip he’s one of the wolf pack and would do anything for the other boys, which is often where the trouble starts.
The Hangover (2009)Warner Bros. Pictures.

The 2009 American comedy tells the story of Phil, Stu, Doug and Alan’s trip to Las Vegas to celebrate Doug’s impending marriage to Alan’s sister. When the boys wake-up with no memory of the night before and Doug missing they desperately need to find the groom before his wedding. Alan, the socially inept big child of the group, loves his wolf pack and would do anything for them, but more often than not his naivety is what gets them into trouble. 

“The job of a storyteller is to speak the truth. But what we feel most deeply can’t be spoken in words alone. At this level, only images connect. And here, story becomes symbol; symbol is myth. And myth is truth.”

~ Alan Garner

We have already explained in detail how to Dress Up Like Stu Price from The Hangover

In the following, we will show you how to create a convincing Alan Garner look. Have fun!

Getting The Alan Hangover Look

To get your Alan Garner costume started you will need to go online and get yourself one of the  beige Human Tree t-shirts that he wears, which you should then pair with some straight leg white jeans and dark brown loafers. Add a brown leather belt to your jeans waistband and tuck your t-shirt in to finish the clothes for your costume.

Alan is confident in his fashion choices and isn’t phased when Phil calls his satchel a “man purse,” because as he says without one, where would he keep his things? You’ll need to dig deep into that confidence that Alan has and get yourself a brown leather crossbody bag to wear to emulate him. Then add a bit of cool again with a pair of tortoiseshell dark lense sunglasses. 

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas for the Wolf Pack, but as usual, Alan goes one step too far.  

Styling yourself for your Alan Garner costume is going to be all about the hair. Alan’s brown curly hair could be described as a bit haphazard and all over the place, so to really do your costume justice get yourself a wig to match his hairstyle. Keep it scruffy like the rest of your look then focus on his beard. You are going to need a full coverage beard, so if you don’t already have one just buy a fake one when you are getting your wig. Once you get them both on, your costume is almost finished.  

Costume Inspo Alan Garner - The Hangover
Alan, Phil and Stu can’t remember anything from the bachelor party. Particularly not where Doug is or who baby ‘Carlos’ belongs to. The Hangover (2009). Warner Bros. Pictures.

If you have seen The Hangover you will understand why the final piece to complete your Alan Garner costume is a baby. But unless you have access to a baby whose parents are willing to let you include them as part of your dress-up, then it would probably be safer to just get yourself a baby doll. Put on your front facing baby carrier, pop in baby Carlos and then you are ready to go out to find Doug. 

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