A Plus Size Marty McFly Halloween Costume To Take You Back To The Future — PHOTOS
If there was ever a year to go as Marty McFly for Halloween, this is it. In case you haven't heard, the Back To The Future character traveled in time to October 21, 2015 — two days ago today, and just 10 days before Halloween. Sure, you could buy the ensemble in a store, but a DIY plus size Marty McFly costume just sounds more fun, right?
You have a couple of options with a Marty McFly costume — you could go with his futuristic duds (self-tying shoes and a self-adjusting jacket, anyone?) or his classic '80s outfit. I, personally, am a fan of the latter for a couple of reasons. For one, you definitely wouldn't be cold. I mean, dude knows how to layer. Tee shirt, button up, denim jacket, vest... toasty, much?
Another great thing about '80s Marty is that you probably already have a few of those items sitting in your closet. And if not, they're all things you could actually use. Plus, there are so many optional ways to accessorize — put some headphones around your neck, tuck a skateboard (er, hoverboard) under your arm, and you're all set. Bonus points if you can find a friend to dress up as Doc Brown with you. Then again, though, Marty is pretty great all on his own.
Got a fluffy dog? Even better.
Here's what you'll need for your awesome plus size Marty McFly costume.
Frost-Free Quilted Plus-Size Vest, $24, Old Navy
Is this dusty red vest an exact replica of Marty's or what?
A regular denim jacket like this will do just dandy, but if you can find one, there's nothing that says '80s like acid wash.
Plus Size Long Sleeve No Iron Shirt, $50, Land's End
You could even borrow from the boys for this part of the costume, literally. Got a boyfriend or brother with a blue and white button-up dress shirt? Perfect.
Plus Size Boatneck Tee, $14, Target
Any maroon tee or tank will do for this element — just have a little bit peeking out from under your button-up of choice.
590 Fuller Waist Boot Cut Jeans, $37, Levi
Slightly high-waisted classic jeans keep the outfit simple.
Nike Tennis Shoes
Lucky for you, old school sneaks are super trendy right now.
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