80s Marty McFly Costume from Back to the Future

The ultimate underdog, Marty McFly in 1985’s Back to the Future travels back to 1955 via a totally rad, souped-up DeLorean and changes his family’s fortunes forever. This classic 80s movie character makes the perfect costume because it is easily identifiable and easy to pull together with things you likely already have. The key to the Marty McFly look is the layering of the top pieces – 4 layers by our count! So, rev up the flux capacitor and go back to the future for your next 80s party or Halloween.Marty McFly costume idea

Marty McFly Costume:

  • Marty McFly costume t-shirtJeans
  • Blue denim jacket (pop that collar)
  • Red or orange down puffy vest
  • Red t-shirt
  • Button down shirt
  • White Nike or other tennis shoes
  • Calvin Klein underwear
  • Skateboard or electric guitar as a prop

OR, you could take the SUPER easy route and grab this totally awesome tee that creates the whole look for you. Throw this puppy on with some jeans and carry a skateboard, and you are ready to conquer both time travel and Halloween.

The ultimate prop would be to arrive in style in your own DeLorean, but that might be a little out of reach, so the skateboard should do nicely! Watch the movie trailer below to see this costume in action.

Watch the original “Back to the Future” theatrical trailer:

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Marty McFly Costume (Photo Credit: Steven Kirk)
Photo Credit: Steven Kirk

Author: Pia Sooney

Just a little obsessed with all things 80s, Pia still has her Swatch, her cassette tape collection, and her Converse Chucks. When not making friendship pins or listening to Depeche Mode, she runs a web design business.

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