October is a great month for selling matrix sunglasses! Even though the trilogy ended about a decade ago, there are still millions of fans all over the world. Here in the US, this fandom is clearly on display every Halloween, as dressing up like characters from The Matrix continues to be a popular costume option.
Although the outfits from The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions were all slightly different, the basic look remained the same throughout the trilogy. The beauty of any Matrix costume is that it’s easy to put together, and it won’t break the bank either. And in a lot of cases, you may have the pieces you need right in your own closet!
For example, to create a Neo costume, all you need are the Neo sunglasses, black dress pants, a tight-fitting black long-sleeve shirt, black shoes, and a long black overcoat or raincoat. If you want to be Morpheus, you will need the Morpheus sunglasses, black dress pants, black shoes, a black dress shirt, a lime or light gray tie, and a long black overcoat and/or black suit coat. To dress like Agent Smith, you will need the Agent Smith sunglasses, black business suit, white dress shirt, medium black tie, polished black dress shoes, and an ear piece of some sort.
For the ladies, a Trinity costume is equally easy to assemble. Simply buy the Trinity sunglasses, and put together the all-black outfit (shiny black pants, shiny black gloves, mid-heel shoes, a sleeveless black vinyl top, and a shiny long black trench coat or raincoat).
These 4 costume ideas are by far the most popular Matrix characters, but there are others you might want to consider as well. For example, the twins, seraph, oracle, and Niobe can all make good options depending on the specific look you’re going for. And as an added bonus, there’s no need for a mask, so you’ll have a much easier time getting drunk at the Halloween party. Have fun!