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The Best ‘Top Gun’ Costumes for Halloween So You Can Feel Like Maverick IRL

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Say what you want about Tom Cruise , but the man makes great movies. Top Gun from 1986 is one of the best action films ever made and its follow-up Top Gun Maverick (2022) challenges the notion that sequels can never be as good as the original (it was amazing). Sorting a Top Gun costume for Halloween is pretty straightforward—and when in doubt, just chuck on a pair of Aviator sunglasses and people will get the idea.

Top Gun Maverick was finally released in 2022 after being delayed significantly due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was supposed to hit cinemas in November 2021 but due to surges in the virus cases, Paramount Pictures postponed its release because the production company—and its star, Tom Cruise —believed firmly that this movie should be experienced in cinemas. When asked if the movie should, like so many other delayed releases, be sent to streaming services first, Cruise responded: “That’s not going to happen. Ever,” per Variety . “I’ve spent a lot of time with theater owners. The people that serve the popcorn, the ones who make this [happen]… I make movies for the big screen.” Part of the reason was that Maverick had been shot in IMAX format with six cameras affixed to the fighter jets. Yes, those fighter jets are actually flying and those actors are experiencing real G-forces within them. Top Gun Maverick finally hit theater screens in May 2022 with overwhelmingly positive reviews. “The action sequences are tense and exuberant, reminders that flight has been one of the great thrills of cinema almost from the beginning,” A. O. Scott wrote in his review for the New York Times . “

Sure, the flight suit is the easy choice and there are plenty to choose from, but if you want people to believe you’re the Top Gun superfan that you are (honestly, how could you not?), there are other references to pull from this duo of adrenaline-fueled, glorified navy advertisements. Some items are easily obtained and you might even have them in your closet already, things like straight-leg blue jeans, combat boots and Hawaiian shirts are all part of the iconic 80s aesthetic. Now, all you have to ask yourself is: Are you a Maverick or a Goose? Are you Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the new generation of stalwart aviators? Or are you Val Kilmer, aka Iceman? If you ask us, he’s the true hero of the story in standing up to Mav’s reckless antics. The choice is yours in this round-up of Top Gun costumes for Halloween.

Top Gun Flight Suit

Deluxe Top Gun Costume

It doesn’t get much more iconic than this—the flight suit donned by navy pilots in both films. It’s also the ultimate one-and-done outfit, as it’s a full-length body suit with multiple pockets. You’ll need a pair of black boots to complete the look and Aviator sunglasses are optional but highly encouraged. Yes, this is labeled as a men’s costume but of course, it’ll suit everyone.

Deluxe Top Gun Costume

Top gun bomber jackets.

Top Gun Bomber Jacket

Early in the first film, Maverick tries to pick up a woman in the recruit’s local bar. She turns out to be a TOPGUN instructor, Charlie Blackwood, who “doesn’t date students”, but he pursues her anyway. In the scene where Maverick rides his motorbike to her house, he’s wearing a leather bomber jacket with navy patches sewn onto it, as “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin plays over the top. It’s another iconic Top Gun scene. Charlie herself wears a pretty tough leather jacket, so you could easily turn these looks into the ultimate couple costume.

Charlie Blackwood Jacket Top Gun

Top Gun Charlie Bomber Jacket

Top gun aviators.

Aviator Sunglasses

You can’t go to a Halloween party dressed as someone from Top Gun without a pair of Aviator sunglasses. You just can’t. Just like they were after the release of the original movie in 1986, this is a highly influential piece of face wear and sales soared after the release of the Top Gun movie in 1986. Bloomberg reported that sales of the Ray-Ban RB3025 aviators also went up significantly after Top Gun Maverick ‘s release in 2022. You can pay more than $200 for the actual pair or take this budget option.

Aviator Sunglasses

Ray-ban rb3025 aviators, top gun goose shirt.

Hawaiian Shirt

Nick “Goose” Bradshaw is Maverick’s right-hand man. Maverick’s reckless behavior gets Goose killed and Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw (Miles Teller), Goose’s son, enlists in navy flight school under the instruction of the man responsible for his dad’s death. Understandably, he’s a cautious flyer. Rooster’s costumes in this  Top Gun  sequel are a wonderful homage to the original film and his dad, Goose—think Hawaiian shirts, straight-leg jeans, and of course, an iconic moustache.

Hawaiian Shirt

Top gun goose jeans.

Pacifica Straight Leg Jeans

Pacifica Straight Leg Jeans

Top gun goose mustache.

Goose Moustache

Goose Moustache

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Outfits And Party Costumes Inspired By Movies Starring Tom Cruise

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Here's How to Get the Best 'Top Gun' Halloween Costume This Year

A costume that requires aviators and combat boots? Count us in.

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IT'S NO secret dressing as Top Gun for Halloween is a classic costume go-to, but this year dressing like Maverick, Goose, or Rooster is not only easy but also time relevant. The only thing that could go wrong dressing as Top Gun for Halloween is a poorly made costume. Want to know how to really nail that Top Gun look this year? Go with more authentic garments instead of buying a cheap costume.

Top Gun costumes consist of timeless military and men's style essentials—blue jeans, flight jackets, Hawaiian shirts, work boots , great sunglasses —so why not buy the good stuff and keep it around for wearing past Halloween? If anything, a Top Gun gives you a solid excuse to purchase a new pair of Ray-Bans or Tecovas to wear year-round!

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To help you avoid a total costume failure we've pulled together the best Top Gun Halloween costume ideas that will make you look like a million bucks. Read about our two costumes ideas for Maverick, then check out our costume ideas for Goose or Rooster!

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Maverick Top Gun Flight Suit Costume

Dressing as Maverick in his flight suit is the easiest Top Gun Halloween c ostume. It's also the most comfortable. All you need is the jump suit, a set of patches, aviators, and military boots. There are a few quality Top Gun flight suits out there you can buy with the patches already on them, however if you're really wanting to DIY the look we recommend going with a pair of ultra-durable Dickies coveralls and ironing on a few custom patches from Etsy.

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As far as the shades and boots you can purchase affordable styles in each catagory, or you can pick a more elevated style like a pair of Ray-Ban aviators and a pair of all-black Belleville boots (Tom Cruise was specifically spotted wearing Bellevilles while on set for Top Gun: Maverick ).

Military Style Classic Aviator Sunglasses

J+S Military Style Classic Aviator Sunglasses

Top Gun Flight Suit Jumpsuit

Leg Avenue Top Gun Flight Suit Jumpsuit

8'' GI Type Jungle Boot

Rothco 8'' GI Type Jungle Boot

RB3025 Metal Aviator Sunglasses

Ray-Ban RB3025 Metal Aviator Sunglasses

Deluxe Long Sleeve Blended Coverall, Olive Green

Dickies Deluxe Long Sleeve Blended Coverall, Olive Green

Pete Mitchell Post-Graduation Flight Suit Patch Set , 10 Iron On

OneKool Pete Mitchell Post-Graduation Flight Suit Patch Set , 10 Iron On

700 8 Inch Waterproof Duty Black Tactical Boots

Belleville 700 8 Inch Waterproof Duty Black Tactical Boots

Maverick bomber and flight jacket costume.

With Maverick's casual outfits you can go one of two routes. The first is by wearing his brown leather G-1 pilot jacket. Cockpit USA actually makes an authentic reproduction G-1 jacket with Top Gun patches sew on. It's expensive, but it's also a jacket that will truly last you for years. However if the authentic jacket is too much then Party City's pilot jacket will do the job just fine. Style the pilot jacket with a white t-shirt with blue jeans.

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The second look you can do is go with a green nylon bomber jacket , which is an outfit Tom Cruise more commonly wore in Top Gun: Maverick . Alpha Industries actually did a collaboration this summer with Top Gun and produced a copy-cat green bomber jacket. So you can use that high-quality bomber and pair it with a black tee, jeans, and brown cowboy boots (think of the scene of him riding the motorcycle with Jennifer Connelly on the back of it).

Maverick Bomber Jacket for Men

Party City Maverick Bomber Jacket for Men

Reproduction Top Gun G-1 Leather Flight Jacket

Cockpit USA Reproduction Top Gun G-1 Leather Flight Jacket

Made in America Cotton Crew Neck T-Shirt

Jockey Made in America Cotton Crew Neck T-Shirt

501 '93 Straight Jeans

Levi 501 '93 Straight Jeans

CWU 45/P Bomber Jacket

Alpha Industries x Top Gun CWU 45/P Bomber Jacket

Made in America Cotton Crew Neck T-Shirt

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Rooster or goose top gun costume.

Goose and Rooster are two entirely different characters but when it comes to dressing they are nearly one and the same. What's cool about this Top Gun costume idea is you can do either character and go to your Halloween party with a Maverick, or you can have a father son combo with Goose and Rooster. One can dress as Miles Teller (Rooster) and the other as Anthony Edwards (Goose).

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When dressing either of these two characters, you can match Maverick's military jumpsuit look by snagging a pair of Dickies coveralls and ironing on some custom made Etsy patches. You can also put together the iconic Hawaiian shirt and jeans outfit Goose and Rooster both wear.

If you go the Hawaiian shirt route you can really play up Rooster by snagging a ribbed white tank and some authentic aviator sunglasses (Miles Teller reportedly wears the Ray-Ban Caravan in Top Gun: Maverick ). There's actually a shop making the exact same Hawaiian shirt Miles Teller wears when he's doing the "Great Balls of Fire" scene. For Goose, go with a blue Hawaiian shirt. This shirt from Duvin is stylish enough to go right into your summer wardrobe.

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Tthe most important piece to your Goose or Rooster costume? The mustache. Growing one would be quite authentic but a prop one works just as good (and is a lot more fun to wear if you ask us).

Deluxe Long Sleeve Blended Coverall, Olive Green

PatchCountry Nick Bradshaw Goose 5pc Patch Set (Iron On)

Rooster Badge Patch Iron On

Patch Collection Rooster Badge Patch Iron On

RB3136 Caravan Square Sunglasses

Ray-Ban RB3136 Caravan Square Sunglasses

Miles Teller Hawaiian Resort Shirt For Men

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Cotton A-Shirt Tank - 4 Pack

Jockey Cotton A-Shirt Tank - 4 Pack

511 Slim Fit Stretch Jean Blue Stone

Levi's 511 Slim Fit Stretch Jean Blue Stone

48 Piece Self Adhesive Fake Mustache Set

Whaline 48 Piece Self Adhesive Fake Mustache Set

Resort Buttonup Shirt

Duvin Resort Buttonup Shirt

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