Bonnie & Clyde
the “Original” Power Couple

Hollywood seems to love making films about gangsters. This time, it was “Bonnie & Clyde,” the “originals” you think of when you think “gangster couples.” There are no others as famous as Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow.

“You’ve heard the story of Jesse James
Of how he lived and died.
If you’re still in need
Of something to read
Here’s the story of Bonnie and Clyde.”

– Bonnie Parker

Cool cars, slick clothes and lots of free money to throw around after their bank heists.  You can find more about this badass couple below, but if you’re looking for the perfect Bonnie & Clyde costumes, check these out.

Bonnie & Clyde became famous during the Depression era in America. Although they were most famous for their outlandish bank robberies, they also hit gas stations and small, convenience stores (sort of like our 7/11 today). Clyde Barrows Look
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Bonnie Parker Wannabe CostumeBonnie Parker
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Bonnie Parker was apparently quite the clothes horse. She always dressed with looks to kill, no pun intended. This stylish hat will fit in nicely with your “Bonnie” costume on Halloween. Cloche HatCloche Hat
Bonnie & ClydeEnlarge America’s first fun-loving bad guys. Check out this classic shot of Bonnie and Clyde during happier days (guess I should say “pose” instead of “shot” considering the sad ending of Bonnie and Clyde!). Although glamorized in the 1967 movie “Bonnie and Clyde” they really were nothing but stealing, murdering thugs, having murdered 9 police officers and several civilians in their exploits.

If you like the beret Bonnie is wearing in this picture, we found a similar one here on Amazon.

Rumor has it that, although she got equal billing in the legend, Bonnie Parker never actually fired a shot, although her being in the Barrow’s gang was in itself unusual for the day. Gangs typically had no women back then. No matter. She met the same fate as her partner in crime, Clyde Barrow, when they were eventually killed in a surprise attack by Louisiana police officers.
Bonnie & Clyde Blu-rayThis is the Blu-ray versionof the movie about Bonnie & Clyde. At the time in was made (1967), the violence in it shocked the sensibilities of te world’s movie-going public. Of course, times have changed since then…Still, everyone agrees this is a first-rate movie, well acted, well directed. (Also available in DVD.) Estelle Parsons, who played Blance Barrow, Clyde’s sister-in-law.

If you want to see the whole selection of gangster costumes,
you can find them here.