Lieutenant Dan (Forrest Gump) Costume for Cosplay & Halloween
How to Make Lieutenant Dan’s Costume
After losing his legs in the war, Lieutenant Dan is now hopeless and in deep despair. He loses his pride as his legs were ripped apart. So he decides not to take care of himself and become a messy man.
One of the most recognizable look is where he wears a white T-shirt topped with an opened blue summer shirt, green pants, a red head scarf, and dog tags.
If you want to recreate this look, checkout our items down below to see what do you need to make this look happens!
|1||White T-shirt||Wear a plain white T-shirt.|
|2||Blue Summer Buttoned Down Shirt||Top the T-shirt with an opened blue summer shirt.|
|3||Military Green Pants||Find a pair of plain military green pants, cut the back of both legs to the knee level, and tie the fabric together at your knees. So when you sit on your legs, you would appear to have no legs.|
|4||Long Black Socks||Wear long black socks to make your legs less visible.|
|5||Red Bandana Scarf||Find a big red scarf and use it as a head scarf.|
|6||Military Dogtag||You’re veteran, find yourself dog tags to wear.|
|7||Medium Dark Wig||Recreate Dan’s post war hair with a medium length brown wig.|
|8||Cigar Prop||Dan loves cigar. Fetch yourself a cigar prop to deliver this.|
|9||Black Wheel Chair||If you want to go full on Lieutenant Dan, get a wheel chair to sit on.|
About Lieutenant Dan
While the main plot circulates around Gump, his fellow characters’ story, however, are no less interesting. So let me introduce you to Lieutenant Dan (Gary Sinise), a crude, yet brave soldier whom Gump met as he was in the war in Vietnam.
After the war Lieutenant Dan condemned Gump for not letting him die in the battle as a war hero, he then had to live his life as a handicap since both of his legs were ripped by the explosive. Eventually, Dan and Gump became good friends while both successfully build up shrimp industry.