This week, the Ghostbusters reboot will storm into theaters and fans can finally see for themselves how the new take on the old shtick is going to play on the big screen. Either way, the original 1984 Ghostbusters remains an all-time classic that has earned a massive fan-following. To mark the release of the new Ghostbusters, HalloweenCostumes.com has released a new infographic that tracks the evolution of the costumes that the characters wore onscreen.
The first stop on the tour of costumes past and present is the first Ghostbusters, which introduced audiences to Egon Spengler, Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, and Winston Zeddemore; as portrayed by Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson, respectively. These costumes remain a very popular cosplay to this day.
While the Extreme Ghostbusters animated series is ignored by the infographic, The Real Ghostbusters animated series gets some love for the way that it got creative with the Ghostbuster’s physical appearance and gave each Ghostbuster an individual color to his uniform. None of the cartoon Ghostbusters resemble their live-action counterparts over likeness issues with the actors, but they still captured the core personality of the group.
Ghostbusters II was the last ride for the original team (not counting the fantastic Ghostbusters video game from 2009). This time, their uniforms were navy blue, and the tone of the story was closer to the animated series. It took Hollywood 27 years to get around to making the next incarnation, which features an all-female team: Jillian Holtzmann, Erin Gilbert, Abby Yates, and Patty Tolan, as portrayed by Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Leslie Jones. The new team has a lot of orange stripes in their uniforms, and they appear to be more streamlined than the earlier Ghostbusters costumes.
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