One of the easiest and coolest costumes there is making your own Maverick costume from Top Gun. Who would not want to dressed like Tom Cruise in this iconic movie. Making your own Maverick costume is easy and cheap. It is also ideal for a halloween costume or a fancy dress costume. This is also a great costume idea for couples if you have a female partner who wants to dress as Charlie Blackwood portrayed by Kelly McGillis.
Maverick Costume – Top Gun
When it comes to making your own Maverick costume you have two options. You can choose a Maverick costume based on Tom Cruise wearing his flight suit. Alternatively you could choose a Maverick costume based on Tom Cruise in his jacket and jeans. Here we will look at every thing you need to make both version of the Maverick costume.
Maverick Flight Suit
|If you are choosing to dress like Maverick while he is wearing his flight suit you will definitely need a flight suit.
The flight suit worn by Tom Cruise in Top Gun is green in color with patches on the arms and chest.
There are plenty of replicas of the Maverick flight suit available to buy.
Maverick Flight White T-Shirt
|Regardless of which Maverick costume you are looking to replicate you will need a white t-shirt.
Maverick wears a white t-shirt under his flight suit. He also wears a white t-shirt under his jacket.
A simple plane white t-shirt will work perfectly for either Top Gun costume.
|If you choose this version of the Maverick costume you will need a leather jacket.
The jacket worn by Tom Cruise in Top Gun is a dark brown leather.
It has a fur collar with patches on the chest, arms, shoulders, and back.
He usually wears his leather jacket unzipped at the front.
|You will ideally need a pair of boots regardless of which Top Gun costume you choose.
When Maverick is dressed in his flight suit he appears to wear a pair of black military style boots. In scenes where he is on his motorcycle he wears either black boots or motorcycle boots.
Our advice would be to wear a pair of black boots for either Top Gun cosplay.
|Whichever version of the Maverick costume you settle on you will need a pair of sunglasses.
The sunglasses worn by Tom Cruise in Top Gun were a pair of Ray-Ban’s model 3025 (Aviator Classic) sunglasses. They have a gold frame.
You can buy a pair of these exact Top Gun sunglasses or a replica pair which will be somewhat cheaper.
|The final item of clothing you will need if you choose this version of the Maverick costume is a pair of denim jeans.
Ideally they should be blue denim jeans, light blue, and be straight cut.
There is no one brand that will look better or more realistic than another.
See more Top Gun costumes here.