Forrest Gump Costume for Cosplay & Halloween

Though Forrest Gump has many recognizable outfits in the story, we’d like to choose the most iconic one for this article, which is the bus station look where he retells his story life to the passerby.

Forrest wears a blue plaid shirt with short sleeves, a light gray suit jacket and pants, a black belt, red-white-blue striped socks, and white sneakers.

Do you want to recreate this positive man’s style? Checkout our list down below on how to dress like Forrest Gump.

How to Make Forrest Gump’s Costume

Forrest Gump Costume for Cosplay & Halloween
# Item Description
1 Light Blue Plaid Shirt Find a light blue plaid shirt with short sleeves to wear.
2 Light Gray Suit Jacket Top your shirt with a light suit jacket.
3 Light Gray Pants Pair up your jacket with a pair of light gray pants.
4 Black Belt Fasten your pants with a simple black belt.
5 Red-White-Blue Stripped Socks Look for a pair of stripped socks to wear.
6 Nike Men’s Classic Cortez Leather Casual Shoe Look for an iconic pair or Nike Classic Cortez to match the outfit.
7 Vintage Traveling Suitcase Get a medium sized vintage traveling suitcase.
8 Chocolate Box ‘Life is a box of chocolates’, make the statement concrete by having Forrest hold the chocolate box.

How to make Forrest Gump Running Costume

# Item Description
1 Yellow Polo Shirt Get a plain yellow polo shirt to wear.
2 Red Running Shorts Pair up your top with a pair of red athletic shorts.
3 Red Bubba Gump Baseball Cap Look for a cap from Forrest Gump movie.
4 Stripes Knee High Tube Socks Get a pair of triple striped high socks to wear.
5 Nike Men’s Classic Cortez Leather Casual Shoe Look for an iconic pair or Nike Classic Cortez to match the outfit.
6 Wig and Beard Set Recreate Gump’s messy hairstyle with a set of beard and hair.
7 Running Costume Set Don’t have time to collect all the items? Grab Gump’s full running costume.

About Forrest Gump

In 1994, a feel-good comedy-drama movie “Forrest Gump” was released. It starred Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump. The story revolves around Forrest, a slow-witted but kind-hearted and lucky man from Alabama, as he goes through his life. Though the life is hard, optimism and sunshine in Forrest’s pocket only brings about good fortune and incredible story.

And so, this movie is not only about the over-the-top lucky situations of a person’s life, it also carries the message about optimism in a person’s life despite all the difficulty and inability they have.