They were sweet and cute, with smiles that had girls hanging up their photos from Tiger Beat Magazine on their bedroom walls. Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, and Mike Lookinland were the three actors who played the sons in the hit 1970’s family sitcom The Brady Bunch.
Sherwood Schwartz was the creator of the show. He interviewed 464 boys and girls to find the perfect six. When meeting with the children, he had toys in the room. If the children were distracted by them, then they were not considered for the role.
We watched these three boys turn into young men before our eyes during the shows five year run. Even after it ended, they remained popular and have done quite well for themselves in their post-Brady lives.
For those who are nostalgic and want to dress as one of these 1970’s pop icons, here are Greg Peter and Bobby Brady Bunch costumes.
Greg Brady Costume
Greg was the oldest Brady child, and because of that, he was the role model and leader of the bunch. When he was caught with a pack of cigarettes, the family went bonkers. He was always giving his big brother advice to everyone, and because they all adored him, they took it (for better or worse). He was a star athlete, a good student academically, a great singer, and he made all the girls in high school swoon. He was the prototypical first born child.
Greg, along with Marcia, were the lead singers in all of the songs the Brady kids sang together. In fact, in one classic episode, Greg decides to go solo and becomes “Johnny Bravo” and becomes too big for his britches. He thought he got the singing gig because of his talents, but in reality, he got the job because “he fit the suit”.
You can dress as Greg/Johnny for Halloween in this funky 70’s retro costume. It comes with those wickedly colorful striped pants and the “matching” blue floral shirt. The faux fringe vest just screams vintage 70’s, as does the included matching headband. The sunglasses are sold separately, as is the wig.
The Curly Years
In the beginning of the show, Greg’s hair was parted on the side and slicked down in a conservative fashion. As he matured, his hair was permitted to be in it’s natural wavy state, giving Greg a more mature teenage look.
The Brady Boys Through the Years
Peter Brady Costume
Peter was the middle Brady boy. Much like Jan, the middle sister, Peter also had some self-esteem issues. He thought he had no personality and was a bit on the clumsy side, while brother Greg was the one who excelled on the ball field.
Many of the show’s familiar and often repeated catchphrases can be attributed to Peter. When asking his mom and Alice what is for dinner, he repeats in a Humphrey Bogart kind of impersonation. “Pork chops and applesauce”. When the Brady Six get an opportunity to sing on a show, it is ruined by Peter’s changing voice. Eventually, the family accepts this part of puberty and includes the new voice in their hit song Time to Change.
You can dress as groovy as Peter did in this 70’s inspired Halloween costume. The checkered plaid pants and floral shirt are just what boys wore back in the day. The white belt buckle is the perfect finishing touch.
If your hair is not long enough, a Peter Brady wig will complete the look for you.
When It’s Time to Change
Bobby Brady Costume
The youngest Brady son used to try and get his siblings into trouble because they ignored him a lot. Like Cindy, with whom he would occasionally join in their snooping adventures, he just wanted to be noticed by his older siblings. When he found out that he was not the only sibling to have earned a trophy, he entered an ice cream eating contest just to have of his own. Unfortuantly, he did not win.
Bobby liked to dream, and he would imagine himself as a cowboy, and astronaut or as a ball player. In one episode, he even got to play football with “Broadway” Joe Namath.
In the future Brady series, Bobby would become a race car driver, a job that would eventually paralyze him in an accident.
Dressing up in a Brady Bunch boys Halloween costume will bring a nostalgic bit of fun to your holiday!
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