Dress Up Like Thomas Shelby from Peaky Blinders

If you are looking for a good Thomas Shelby 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 Thomas Shelby from Peaky Blinders.



Thomas Shelby from Peaky Blinders Outfit Guide

If you’re a big fan of Cillian Murphy’s acting, you must have already seen Peaky Blinders (2013-2022), a crime drama set in Britain, taking place at the very end of the 19th century. This phenomenal BAFTA-winning TV show has stolen many hearts, especially those of costume design lovers. Why? Let us acquaint you with the mesmerizing Thomas Shelby costume.

While some describe Thomas Shelby as a morally gray character, others see him as a devoted family man – which team are you on?

The series has been written by Steven Knight, but we mostly have to credit Stephanie Collie, the original costume designer from 2013, and Alison McCosh, who has evolved the characters to a completely new level in the newest episodes. The recognizable look of Peaky Blinders runs through the family – Thomas, Arthur, John and Michael all have the same style. Did you know that the TV show is based on a true story, a living gang family who used to put razors in the peaks of their flat caps, hence the name?

Thomas Shelby Clothing Style

Thomas and his brothers dress like true gentlemen, but their brutal acts don’t match the outfits. If you want to be a peaky blinder, you have to dress in black, gray, white, and very dull shades of brown and blue. You should have a tweed suit, many layers of clothes on at all times, and must wear the well recognized flat cap. A pocket watch is a great accessory too, as it really gives meaning to the era the family lived in originally.

Real Men Real Style is a YouTube channel that has shared some great insight into how you can dress like Thomas Shelby. Give the video a look, it’s quite short!

The Thomas Shelby costume from Peaky Blinders must include a cigarette that you hold in your mouth, even if it’s off at all times. You have to speak quietly, remain soft-spoken, and act like a true gentleman. That is, of course, unless someone gets in your way at that point, the end justifies the means.

Thomas has a heavy British and talks in a distinct way, which you should most definitely analyze! The specific vocabulary these men use will give you an advantage over other costume enthusiasts, as you’ll be a true peaky blinder. Aye – don’t forget to be mysterious. In the words of Thomas, the gang leader himself:

– What is it that you do?
– I rarely answer questions, is what I do.

Thomas Shelby (not) answering Charlotte Riley’s question

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