Thursday, September 20, 2012

10 Famous TV Dads: Paul Teutul Sr. Costume Ideas

Paul Teutul Sr. is best known for appearing on the reality show American Chopper with his sons, Paul Teutul, Jr. and Michael Teutul. He is Number four on our list of Dads and the first Reality Show father, someone who portrays himself, so to speak, on television.

The show centered around the the dynamics of the family relationships as they ran their business, Orange County Choppers, OCC, a custom motorcycle manufacturer founded by Paul Teutul, Sr. and Paul Teutul, Jr. in 1999.

As with many of the other TV dads on this list, to get the Paul Sr. look you could add the attitude and voice as much as any costume. Choose a creative Halloween costume and have the benefit of being able to wear the clothes after Halloween!

Paul Sr. in the American Chopper OCC Muscle T-shirt (above)

Try the Trucker Human Hair Moustache. Choose color. Can be shaped in different ways and is one option for getting something like his distinctive 'stache.

The shirt Paul Sr. is wearing may be out of stock, but the Mens OCC: Dragon Bike Muscle Tee is a great price with a design you'll love.

He's known for his tattoos. One way to achieve this look is to get a pair of tribal biker Tattoo Sleeves. There are other styles as well.

OCC Style Gatorz/ibeams Sunglasses: Radiator and Razor Polished Aluminum Frame Orange Gradient Lenses are the same sunglasses Paul Teutul Jr. from Orange County Choppers wears on the TV show American Choppers, but NO OCC logo in the arm.

Orange County Chopper Ao Safety Eyewear Occ301 Safety Glasses Black Alum Frame Red Mirr: safety glasses
OCC logo on temple or lens: In the shop with power tools, all machinery, out doors with gravel flying, safety glasses are the way to go.

Too rarely do you get the opportunity to include something like this to a costume! Orange County Choppers Full Throttle EDT Spray Cologne 3.4 Oz 

Get props, including leather-look jackets for your motorcycle or biker costumes. Find budget-friendly items to round out your group costumes. Included are some Steampunk goggles!

OCC is best known for their extravagant chopper designs. A chopper is a type of motorcycle that was modified from an original motorcycle design or custom made. A chopper will have a longer frame accompanied by a stretch front end. Clearly not being an expert on Choppers I'll just say I'm very impressed by the workmanship and design of these machines.

Not only does Paul Sr. know how to design and build choppers, he has very good business savvy and keeps his brand in the limelight.  

Here is a business book you'll learn from and enjoy reading --
The Ride of a Lifetime: Doing Business the Orange County Choppers Way: Paperback

The Ride of a Lifetime: Doing Business the Orange County Choppers Way: Kindle Ed.
Get a Kindle to read on the go, save your back

Find the business principles that have made Paul Teutul Sr. and Orange County Choppers a household name. Paul's smart, commonsense business wisdom works for businesses both big and small in any industry.
Here, he shows you firsthand how he built a uniquely successful business by working hard and demanding hard work from others; encouraging and embracing unfettered creativity; establishing well-defined roles for every team member and demanding they support each other; and using honest conflict and confrontation to solve problems. He's constantly innovating.-- Amazon

When planning your game room or Man Cave, consider adding cool light fixtures such as: Flame Chopper Motorcycle Pendant Chandelier : Accent bulb lights up the front headlight icon

Paul Sr. was on The Celebrity Apprentice 5. He won $494,082 for his charity, and broke the record for the most money earned during the first task in a Celebrity Apprentice season. 

Paul Teutul Sr. is philanthropic, donating a chopper to the Make a Wish foundation and supports and personally volunteers at the Hudson Valley SPCA.

What other TV Dads will be on the list
of costume-worthy Papas? 
Who do you think belongs on the list?

** This 10 Famous TV Dads Costume Ideas Series began with Andy Taylor from The Andy Griffith Show. The dads are in no particular order.

What would Andy, Gomez, George and Paul have to talk about?

Compare the vehicles that each of them drives on their respective shows. 

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