How to Dress Like Forrest Gump
Throughout his life, Forrest wears his hair in the same classic crew cut, whether he’s deployed in Vietnam or saying goodbye to Jenny as she runs off with her hippie friends to hit the open road.
Just get a pair of electric clippers and get to work!
Forrest is usually seen wearing his favorite clothes as he sits idly on a city bench telling his story to anyone who will listen. He sports a simple business-casual look consisting of a blue-and-white pastel plaid flannel shirt, a beige corporate blazer and matching beige pants.
To nail down this look for your costume, you can browse around at online retail websites like Amazon to hunt down all the right attire you’ll need.
To complete the finishing touches on your Forrest Gump costume, you’ll need his white shoes and his brown briefcase with black accents that he carries with him. You can purchase shoes from any local shoe store or online retail website.
For the briefcase, you can either purchase one online from a retail site or buy one from a local luggage shop. If you’re planning to buy lots of cool con merch or to collect lots of candy while trick-or-treating, this accessory doubles as a great place to stow your goodies!
For one last bit of authenticity, carry a white box of chocolates in your lap tied with a cheerfully festive ribbon. As Forrest’s mom likes to say, “life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get.”
Get a friend to dress up as Forrest’s best friend and love interest Jenny Curran so you can both hit the cosplay scene together! You’ll be sure to steal the show when you arrive at your upcoming event.
About Forrest Gump
I’m not a smart man. But I know what love is.
Forrest Gump in Action