Magnum, P.I. Costume Idea

In the eighties, we swooned over Tom Selleck as Magnum, the mustached and mysterious Hawaii-based private investigator. Magnum, P.I. ran from 1980-1988. It featured beautiful tropical scenery, helicopters, a fancy beachfront estate, and a shiny red Ferrari. We might not have understand the whole deal between Magnum and Higgins, that prickly military-type dude with the Dobermans, but whatever. Magnum was eye-candy enough to encourage us to happily tune in. Magnum, P.I. 80s Costume To get that smokin’ hot Magnum look, you’ll need:

  • A festive Hawaiian shirt.
  • Dark, high-waisted jeans – bonus points if they are tight and have patch pockets! Wear them with a light colored belt, preferably made of cloth.
  • A luxuriant dark brown mustache, such as this one.
  • Optional (but awesome – and great it you don’t have Tom Selleck’s glossy, tousled locks) – a Detroit Tigers navy blue baseball cap.
  • Aviator sunglasses – check out this authentic vintage pair!
  • Around your neck, hang either a bulky camera with a long lens or a chunky pair of binoculars. You know, for all that surveillance you need to do. As a piece de resistance, consider snipping some brown curls from a wig or cutting a piece of brown faux fur and applying some manly chest hair with body tape.

Magnum, P.I. 80s Costume                     Magnum, P.I. 80s Costume

Brace yourself for the throngs of ladies that will chase you around all evening – your Magnum, P.I. sexiness will be totally irresistible. Have an awesome time dressed as one of the 80s hottest T.V. characters!

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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