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Angus Young AC/DC Schoolboy Costumes for Men

Two men wearing schoolboy uniforms, red and blue. One man has an electric guitar

For those about to rock and get on the highway to hell, I'm going to show you how to become Angus McKinnon Young, the lead guitarist and songwriter in the Australian/Scottish rock band AC/DC. His schoolboy look became iconic during the 80s, and dressed as him, you will be instantly recognisable at any 80s event, and your outfit will definitely be a great conversation starter.

There are two costumes available, and I'm going to start with the cheaper one - prices are subject to change so this may not be the cheaper option by the time you're reading this!

The costume by Fun Shack comes in sizes medium, large or X-large and includes the red blazer, white shirt insert, blue shorts, blue cap and striped tie. Wear with some black shoes to complete your look. This item is currently being sold by Morph Costumes on Amazon, but the supplier could change, so please check when you're on the site.

Now, you'll notice that the outfit is red and blue. Looking back through the archives, I notice that he mostly wore an all-red costume in the 80s, but sometimes an all-blue one, so this fancy dress outfit covers both of them, I guess! He also wore an all-green uniform.

Angus AC/DC Red and Blue Schoolboy Costume by Fun ShackAngus AC/DC Red and Blue Schoolboy Costume by Fun ShackBUY FROM AMAZONAngus Young Red Schoolboy Uniform Costume for MenAngus Young Red Schoolboy Uniform Costume for MenBUY FROM AMAZON


The second Angus Young costume looks more authentic, being all red, and is available in medium, large or XL. It includes the red jacket, shorts and cap, and a shirt and tie insert. Personally, this is the uniform I would choose to get the most authentic look. Also, this one (as I write) is dispatched by amazon themselves from their warehouse, but please check the supplier when you click through, as this could change.

AC/DC were formed in Sydney in 1973 by Scottish-born brothers Angus and Malcom Young. Every one of their 18 studio albums has received a platinum sales certificate in their home country (most are multi-platinum), with Back in Black (released in 1980) being their best-known and biggest-selling album, achieving an incredible 12 x platinum in Australia and 25 x platinum (2 x diamond) in the U.S. 

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