It's a CHiPs Halloween {repurposed costume}

CHiPs is Awesome!  Ok, I am not referring to the actual California Highway Patrol, but one of the best television shows ever...CHiPs.  Don't take me wrong, the highway patrol for California does an outstanding job.  (I remember you, officer, stopping five lanes of traffic to remove trash from the center lane.  No one could have done it quiet like you.  Seriously, how did you get everyone to stop?) 
For those of you who don't know, CHiPs is a circa late 70s to early 80s television show  staring Erik Estrada as Frank "Ponch" Poncherello and Larry Wilcox as John Baker.  Though I would highly recommend you buying the shows in their full legal completeness (just because they are so good), you can view the opening credits here. 

With that said, this is the most awesome costume ever worn by anyone I have known.  The ensemble was made from an old US Navy uniform, blue and yellow seam binding, two authentic arm patches purchased from eBay (who knew that was legal), nylon made riding boats to cover everyday street shoes, a handmade name tag featuring PONCHERELLO, and a photocopied police badged.

Sometimes the ingenuity of Halloween costumes scare me.   


  1. Anonymous10/24/2013

    Can you please email me I would be interested in getting this costume as well. aananian@hilltop-holdings.com

    1. Well, the costume was created for personal use. I'm afraid the person it was made for broke down in tears (not real tears, just melodrama tears) when he heard you were interested. I hope you have luck finding your own version.

  2. Umm...with a name like that you should have been issued one at birth!