When JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater snapped in August, leading to one of the most epic quitting stories ever, he became an instant folk hero to pretty much everyone who's ever worked in the service industry. To put together a Steven Slater costume for Halloween, you'll need the uniform, plus some details and props. Keep in mind, though, that this costume is less about looking like Steven Slater and more about capturing his attitude. Because who hasn't been tempted to deploy the emergency slide and make off with a couple of beers from the drinks cart during a hard day at work? No one, that's who.
What You Need:
- Wig or hairspray (optional)
- Liquid latex or bandage
- Fake blood (optional)
- White dress shirt, blue necktie, apron, slacks
- Name tag
- Lamination sheet
- Two bottles of beer
Steven Slater has short-cropped blonde hair. If you don't, wear a wig, or spray temporary blonde hair coloring into your hair and spike it up a bit in the front.
At the beginning of that fateful JetBlue flight, Steven Slater was hit in the head with luggage from an overhead compartment--a mishap that caused a minor injury to his forehead. Create a forehead gash with liquid latex, found in most costume shops. Apply a patch of liquid latex with a cotton swab and let dry. Apply a second layer; before fully dry, make a cut in the latex with a putty knife or plastic knife. When dried, add a small amount of fake blood, if desired. Alternately, stick a large adhesive bandage to the forehead.
An approximation of a male JetBlue flight attendant uniform is fairly simple to put together with thrift store items; the most important components are a white dress shirt, blue tie and dark slacks. Add a white kitchen apron or blue vest.
Make a JetBlue ID with a photo program (use this photo as a guide), laminate it and attach it to a lanyard. Make a "Steven Slater" nametag to wear on your shirt or vest.
You'll want to have at least one bottle of beer in your hand at all times. Add an inexpensive voice amplifer, for realistic "loudspeaker" rants. And depending on your party venue, a yellow Slip 'N Slide stands in nicely for the airplane's emergency slide.