Every year we promise ourselves that we’re going to get supplies at the craft store, watch a few YouTube tutorials, and make our own costume or cosplay getup. And every year we wait until the last minute and then remember we’re not that handy with a sewing machine. Thankfully, there are affordable, fun, and timeless costumes that we can order online and wear year after year.
Halloween has become one of the most popular holidays thanks to its widespread appeal to the masses and lack of religious connections. Many workplaces encourage their employees to dress up, with places of business, bars and clubs often throwing costume contests that can land the winner everything from bragging rights to big cash winnings.
But more than just Halloween, there are plenty of reasons to rock these costumes on a regular basis. No, we don’t mean out to the grocery store! From conventions like Comic Con to themed parties at school or for fun, there’s always a reason to have a solid, Top Gun costume hanging in your closet. We’ve even seen a rise in themed pub crawls that make having a solid costume in your closet a must-have. Here are some of our favorites.
1. Leg Avenue Men’s Top Gun Flight Suit Costume
Calling all Mavericks, Goose(s), Vipers, Icemans and Jesters, you’re about to become part of movie history with the Leg Avenue Men’s Top Gun Flight Suit Costume. Feel the need for speed with a replica of the flight suit worn in the 1986 classic film, including a zip front and patches.
Pros: The flight suit is a timeless Halloween costume and is back in style thanks to the upcoming 2020 film reboot. The suit comes with interchangeable Goose and Maverick patches.
Cons: The classic aviator sunglasses that are synonymous with the film are not included.
2. Rubie’s Adult Official Jurassic World Inflatable Dinosaur Costume
Be the talk of the party with the oversized Rubie’s Adult Official Jurassic World Inflatable Dinosaur Costume. The hilarious costume comes with a fan that will keep the costume inflated. Ideal for Halloween and kid’s parties, the costume is part of Jurassic World’s officially licensed merchandise. So, it’s like you’re a real dinosaur.
Pros: Rubies offers matching costumes in other dinosaur styles and has kids sizes, making this a great choice for families or groups.
Cons: The Rubies dinosaur costume is large and difficult to see out of and can’t be worn while driving.
3. California Costumes Men’s Robin Hood Costume
Steal from the rich and give to the poor with the California Costumes Men’s Robin Hood Costume, which includes a long-sleeved shirt with a hood and vest, gloves, a belt with a pouch, and boot covers.
Pros: The Robin Hood costume can easily be slightly altered to become an Oliver Queen costume from Arrow or a Peter Pan costume.
Cons: The pants, bow and arrow must all be purchased separately.