MacGyver Costume Ideas
MacGyver’s signature hairstyle is a real blast from the past! He always sports an 80s mullet – a sandy light brown color held back with gel. This is an easy do-it-yourself hairstyle that doesn’t require any permanent changes or harsh chemicals. MacGyver likes simplicity in his look and it makes it a lot less work for a DIY costume. Get whichever hair gel works best with your natural hair, or use a wig to get the mullet look nailed down.
In many episodes of MacGyver, the item he wears most often is a tan leather jacket, also iconic of the 80s era. Many vintage clothing stores and thrift shops carry 80s jackets, or any tan or brown jacket can work.
MacGyver often wears basic Day-Glo blue jeans and plain shirts of varying colors. His jeans are sometimes black too, but he seems to prefer blue for a casual, functional fashion that never gets old. He rarely wears anything outwardly bold or brash, because he doesn’t want to stand out. He tries not to stand out too much while on the job.
MacGyver wears a basic wrist watch and many other random items to help him get out of sticky situations, especially his trusty Swiss army knife! He also carries around packets of matches and rolls of duct tape which always come in handy. With some imagination and a little science, he never runs out of new ideas! If you plan on bringing these accessories with you to a party or convention, check first to make sure you’re allowed for safety reasons, or even better, get out your craft scissors and cardboard and do your own MacGyver accessories! There’s nothing more fun than designing parts for your own costume. MacGyver also wears basic black or brown shoes.
You can do more with a gun than just fire it.
MacGyver in Action