The Ghostbusters wore Uniforms (which were CWU-27p Flight Suits) in both movies, though the color varied from light grey, to beige, to navy blue. The costume choice was meant to convey the look of a janitor or exterminator.

The uniforms have the No-Ghost logo, on the right upper arm, and a left breast name tag, displaying the wearer's last name. Elbow pads were also part of the uniform. Common accessories are insulated work gloves and standard-issue lace-up boots.

A hose often connects to the leg on the left side of the jumpsuit and by being tucked in under the belt. The exact purpose of this is unclear.

List of Items on or a part of the uniform:


Ghostbusters: The Video Game

Realistic Version

The Realistic versions have the classic tan color much like the first movie. Interestingly even the logo on the sleeve is now the normal no-ghost sign.

Online Rank Uniforms
Also the online version on the Xbox 360 and PS3 has ranks which change the colors of the uniform. The list is the following...

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Rank Title Amount of $ Primary Color Secondary Color
Rank 01 Intern Ghostbuster Start Up Color Gray Black
Rank 02 Rookie $108,000 Gray Black
Rank 03 Greenhorn $216,000 Gray Black
Rank 04 Supernatural Investigator $324,000 Gray Red
Rank 05 Novice Ghostbuster $468,000 Gray Red
Rank 06 Paranormal Examiner $612,000 Gray Red
Rank 07 Slime Collector $756,000 Blue Orange
Rank 08 Spook Spotter $900,000 Blue Orange
Rank 09 Spirit Trapper $1,080,000 Blue Orange
Rank 10 Ghostbuster $1,260,000 Dark Gray Black
Rank 11 Proton Slinger $1,440,000 Dark Gray Black
Rank 12 Slimer Snagger $1,620,000 Dark Gray Black
Rank 13 Phantom Blaster $1,836,000 Gray Blue
Rank 14 Ecto Exterminator $2,052,000 Gray Blue
Rank 15 Elite Ghostbuster $2,268,000 Gray Blue
Rank 16 Wraith Wrangler $2,484,000 Gold Black
Rank 17 Soul Hunter $2,736,000 Gold Black
Rank 18 Specter Slayer $2,988,000 Gold Black
Rank 19 Defender of New York $3,276,000 Red Black
Rank 20 Ghostbuster of the Year $3,636,000 Black Black

IDW Comics

Prime Universe

  • Rachel Unglighter introduced a dark blue uniform with red piping and white Electrical Gloves and boots during the Koza'Rai incident.
  • Janine Melnitz onced used a variant of the khaki uniform that exposed her middrift and wore shorts instead of pants in the Sam Hain case.
  • The dark gray uniform from 1989 are used on occasion but now bear the standard No-Ghost logo.
  • Mechanic uniforms colored like ones used by The Real Ghostbusters of Dimension 68-R were used by Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore when they worked on Ecto-1.
  • The New Ghostbusters wore uniforms with shorts for one case that were colored like ones used by The Real Ghostbusters of Dimension 68-R.
    • Ron Alexander continued to use his light cyan standard uniform until the first Tiamat incident.
  • The Chicago Ghostbusters standard uniform became navy near the first Tiamat incident.
  • A variant of the dark gray uniform bore the Ghost Smashers patch for the former female members of that team. The name tags are in purple lettering to match the patch.
  • A brown uniform from Ray's wardrobe was briefly worn by Michelangelo in the finale of the Chi-You incident.
  • A Cadet khaki uniform was used by those who participated in the Ghostbusters 101 program. The name patches all read "Cadet" instead of a person's name. The name tag is in green lettering.
  • Tan and brown uniforms were worn once by Erin Gilbert and Patty Tolan that were colored like ones used by The Real Ghostbusters of Dimension 68-R.

Trivia

  • Costume designer Gloria Gresham came up with the new flightsuits in Ghostbusters II upon Ivan Reitman's request for a new design.[1]
  • In the Quickbooks online spot "Happy Business: Ghostbusters," released on December 27, 2019, a deliveryman arrives with clean uniforms but gets slimed by Slimer. On Janine's QuickBooks dashboard, Dry Cleaning expenses are listed as $8,235.

Appearances

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References

  1. Wallace, Daniel (2015). Ghostbusters The Ultimate Visual History, p. 149. Insight Editions, San Rafael CA USA, ISBN 9781608875108. Gloria Gresham says: "When Ivan first called, he was already saying to me that he would like to see a new design, a different ghostbusters costume. I did different shapes, different colors, different fabric. Then we'd go to dailies and we'd look at it on film, and Ivan would say 'No, that's not it.'"

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