300: Rise of an Empire is the sequel and prequel to the successful movie 300, a fictionalized account of the Battle of Thermopylae. 300: Rise of an Empire costumes will once again be centered around ancient Greek and Persian fashion, and many of the popular characters from the original film have returned.
The 300: Rise of an Empire movie actually covers events from before, during and after 300. Based on the Battle of Salamis, the 2014 movie once again has Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro, David Wenham, Andrew Tiernan, Andrew Pleavin and Peter Mensah reprising their roles from the original film.
Whether fighting as a warrior from the alliance of Greek city states or the Persian Empire, you have to have the right kind of body to hit Halloween in a 300: Rise of an Empire outfit.
Or you can simply purchase one of the officially licensed costumes online that comes complete with sixpack abs and bulging muscles.
The Athenian General Themistocles costume is accented by the prototypical Greek battle helmet you have seen in so many movies. Made of molded plastic and lighter than it looks, the Themistocles Roman helmets offered online are inexpensive and definitely required to complete the look.
Add a 300: Rise of an Empire sword, shield and sandals, and you only have to fashion a singlet or loincloth to effectively reproduce Themistocles.
Persian God-King Xerxes requires a little more effort to faithfully reproduce the character’s appearance in the film. Multiple chains, piercings and other jewelry adornments cover the Persian leader from the top of his bald head down his chest and torso, arms and hands.
Female fans of 300: Rise of an Empire can dress as Queen Gorgo. Played by Lena Headley, the Queen is often portrayed in a black and gold sleeveless tunic-style outfit. Add a long-haired black wig with simple string or cloth braids.
Eva Green stars as Artemisia, the Persian naval commander, and her outfit is largely dark in nature. There are a couple of variations available online, both in either black or black and brown. Make sure to add a woman’s sword for a realistic costume portrayal.
King Leonidas makes it into the film as a flashback, with the muscled Gerard Butler reprising his role from the original 300 film. Short dark hair and a matching beard and goatee accompany a warrior’s cloak and loincloth. Add a staff or sword, and make sure you hit the gym before you try pulling off this 300: Rise of an Empire costume.