DOCTOR DETROIT AND HIS LADIES
If you've never seen the movie Doctor
Detroit you have really missed out on a great comedy! Its the
story of a very geeky, but loveable college professor named "Clifford
Skridlow", played by Dan Aykroyd. A chance encounter with four beautiful
women turns his normally boring life upside-down when he discovers that
they are actually high-class call-girls.
The girl's manager is in big trouble with
his rival and cons Clifford into becoming a fictitious business partner
in an attempt to save himself, and then leaves town. Employing a variety
of props and wardrobe from the college's theatrical department, Clifford
proceeds to create a flamboyant and seemingly dangerous alter-ego known
as "Doctor Detroit", and vows to protect the helpless girls.
Doctor Detroit and his entourage of lovely ladies are
wonderful characters for Halloween, and particularly if you are
adult Halloween party. The ladies can wear sexy gowns or dance clothes.
Below is how we created our Doctor Detroit Halloween costume.
As part of his new and unusual identity, Clifford
commandeered a wild wig from the wardrobe department at
his college. For our wig we chose the closest one we
The Punk Glamour Wig from Ace Wigs is a
pre-styled costume wig simulating Rod Stewart's
hairstyle, and comes in a wide variety of colors. The
color shown is "frosted blond" and is the closest color
to the one in the Doctor Detroit movie.
This quality wig
retails for around $38.00 and is available from
What can we say, Doctor Detroit was quite the dresser
and yellow colored sports coats are not that easy to
find, but we were able to.
carries men's yellow sport coats (#20211). They are a
poly-wool blend two button blazer with a vent-in-back.
To complete the ensemble,
add a red and black plaid dress shirt, green pants, white belt,
white shoes and some gold chains.
Most of these are
unusual colors or patterns, so you may have to shop
around to find them. Local thrift stores and golf shops
are a good source for colorful clothing.
On an impulse, Clifford decided to add a metal gauntlet
to his wardrobe, but it worked for his Doctor Detroit
persona in a crazy way.
We found these reasonably priced
replica gauntlets that are made of eighteen gauge steel
plates and high quality leather. The lining is made of
stitched leather that covers the forearm. These costume
gauntlet gloves are fully wearable and are perfect for a
Doctor Detroit costume.
These gauntlets will fit most
hand sizes and are available from
pair of sunglasses adds the finishing
touch to this Halloween costume. Unfortunately, we were unable to identify the
original pair of sunglasses that the Doctor wore in the movie, so we
decided to go with
a pair of gold tone Elvis Presley style costume sunglasses.
That's it, your now ready to hit the town as the Doctor
Click here to
view several stills from the movie to see his wardrobe.