Ghastly Gibus

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Not to be confused with Ghostly Gibus.
Dude, you'd get a closed casket at the ugly cemetery!
The Scout on Zepheniah Mann

The Ghastly Gibus (/'gæstli ˈdʒaɪbəs/ gast-lee jahy-buhs) is a cosmetic item for all classes. It is a damaged, black gibus hat with the top nearly detached.

The item's description was written by Esquilax for the Hat Describing Contest.

This item was originally awarded to the first 10,319 players who visited a hidden page on the Haunted Hallowe'en Special website. It could also be obtained by earning the Ghastly Gibus Grab achievement by dominating a player with the item equipped; however, after October 26, 2012, this achievement now rewards the player with a Ghostly Gibus.

Players that had earned the Ghastly Gibus before the Scream Fortress Update in 2010 or the Very Scary Halloween Special update in 2011 had their Ghastly Gibus upgraded to a Ghastlier Gibus.

Painted variants

Main article: Paint Can
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Single colors
Painted Ghastly Gibus E6E6E6.png Painted Ghastly Gibus D8BED8.png Painted Ghastly Gibus C5AF91.png Painted Ghastly Gibus 7E7E7E.png
An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge Color No. 216-190-216 Peculiarly Drab Tincture Aged Moustache Grey
Painted Ghastly Gibus 141414.png Painted Ghastly Gibus 2D2D24.png Painted Ghastly Gibus 694D3A.png Painted Ghastly Gibus 7C6C57.png
A Distinctive Lack of Hue After Eight Radigan Conagher Brown Ye Olde Rustic Colour
Painted Ghastly Gibus A57545.png Painted Ghastly Gibus CF7336.png Painted Ghastly Gibus E7B53B.png Painted Ghastly Gibus F0E68C.png
Muskelmannbraun Mann Co. Orange Australium Gold The Color of a Gentlemann's Business Pants
Painted Ghastly Gibus E9967A.png Painted Ghastly Gibus FF69B4.png Painted Ghastly Gibus 7D4071.png Painted Ghastly Gibus 51384A.png
Dark Salmon Injustice Pink as Hell A Deep Commitment to Purple Noble Hatter's Violet
Painted Ghastly Gibus 2F4F4F.png Painted Ghastly Gibus 424F3B.png Painted Ghastly Gibus 808000.png Painted Ghastly Gibus 729E42.png
A Color Similar to Slate Zepheniah's Greed Drably Olive Indubitably Green
Painted Ghastly Gibus 32CD32.png Painted Ghastly Gibus BCDDB3.png
The Bitter Taste of Defeat and Lime A Mann's Mint
Team colors
Painted Ghastly Gibus A89A8C.png Painted Ghastly Gibus 839FA3.png Painted Ghastly Gibus 3B1F23.png Painted Ghastly Gibus 18233D.png
Waterlogged Lab Coat (RED) Waterlogged Lab Coat (BLU) Balaclavas Are Forever (RED) Balaclavas Are Forever (BLU)
Painted Ghastly Gibus B8383B.png Painted Ghastly Gibus 5885A2.png Painted Ghastly Gibus 483838.png Painted Ghastly Gibus 384248.png
Team Spirit (RED) Team Spirit (BLU) Operator's Overalls (RED) Operator's Overalls (BLU)
Painted Ghastly Gibus 803020.png Painted Ghastly Gibus 256D8D.png Painted Ghastly Gibus 654740.png Painted Ghastly Gibus 28394D.png
The Value of Teamwork (RED) The Value of Teamwork (BLU) An Air of Debonair (RED) An Air of Debonair (BLU)
Painted Ghastly Gibus C36C2D.png Painted Ghastly Gibus B88035.png Painted Ghastly Gibus UNPAINTED.png
Cream Spirit (RED) Cream Spirit (BLU) Unpainted


Main article: Styles
Painted Ghastly Gibus UNPAINTED.png
Painted Ghostly Gibus UNPAINTED.png
Ghastly Ghostly

Related achievements

Pumpkin.png Scarechievements

Ghastly Gibus Grab
Ghastly Gibus Grab
Dominate a player wearing any achievement Gibus hat to earn your own Ghastly Gibus.

Update history

October 29, 2009 Patch (Haunted Hallowe'en Special)
  • The Ghastly Gibus was added to the game.

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)

  • The stripe of the Ghastly Gibus was made paintable.
  • [Undocumented] Added a community-contributed description for the Ghastly Gibus.

October 8, 2010 Patch

October 27, 2010 Patch (Scream Fortress Update)

  • [Undocumented] Updated the description to now say "This is a special Halloween 2010 item".
  • [Undocumented] Changed Ghastly Gibuses that were obtained before the Scream Fortress to Ghastlier Gibuses.

December 2, 2010 Patch #1

  • The Ghastly Gibus' painting texture was improved.
    • Painting now colors the entire hat. Previously coloring only affected the band near the brim.

October 27, 2011 Patch (Very Scary Halloween Special)

  • [Undocumented] Updated the description to now say "This is a special Halloween 2011 item".
  • [Undocumented] Changed Ghastly Gibuses that were obtained before the Very Scary Halloween Special to Ghastlier Gibuses.

April 18, 2012 Patch

  • Added LODs for all classes.
  • Fixed the position on the Sniper.

October 26, 2012 Patch (Spectral Halloween Special)

  • [Undocumented] Added "Ghostly" style.

October 29, 2014 Patch (Scream Fortress 2014)

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.


  • When equipping the Ghastly Gibus from the loadout screen, the classes appear to have a second, upside-down Ghastly Gibus coming from their chest. This only affects the loadout screen and does not affect character appearance in matches, and affects all classes but the Sniper.


  • The Ghastly Gibus' original description was "Embroidered initials say 'Z.M.'", a reference to Zepheniah Mann.
  • The number of original Gibuses, 10,319, is a reference to the date they were given out, 10/31/09.
  • Although there were 10,319 original Gibuses, the items do not include a number indicating the order in which they were acquired.


  • On the menu screen, the image displayed for the Halloween 2014 game mode depicts a Scout wearing what appears to be a Ghastly Gibus.
  • The Ghastly Gibus was once owned by Zepheniah Mann before he died and is wearing it in his ghost form.


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