If you’re looking for an attention getting and sexy costume for Halloween, costume parties or an eighties theme party, you can’t go wrong with a Top Gun character costume. Top Gun was, and still is a popular movie produced in 1986 produced by Paramount Pictures. The film starred the ever sexy Tom Cruise, and cute but sultry Kelly McGillis as his love interest. It was actually the top grossing movie of the year, and increased sales in bomber jackets and aviator sunglasses at the time. Undoubtedly everyone loves a man in uniform, and Tom Cruise’s role in this movie made the flight suit even hotter. Kelly McGillis also looked ravishing in her women’s flight instructor uniform. There’s also a great scene where Tom is riding his motorcycle and is donning a bomber jacket, white tee and jeans which makes a great costume as well.
Top Gun starred such big names as Val Kilmer who played Iceman, Anthony Edwards as Goose and Meg Ryan as Goose’s wife. Tom Cruise plays Maverick, an arrogant young student at a United States flight school where he, Goose, and Iceman among others are studying to be fighter pilots. Maverick and Goose are good friends from a prior assignment on the Navy’s USS Enterprise where they were both chosen to attend Top Gun, a school for training exceptional fighter pilots. Kelly McGillis plays the beautiful Charlie, one of the flight instructors who Maverick wastes no time romancing. Although most consider Maverick’s flying methods reckless they also admire them. Maverick is following in the footsteps of his father who was a naval aviator whose plane was shot down in the Vietnam War. The movie was based on an article named Top Guns that was featured in the 1983 issue of California Magazine based on pilots at Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego.
There are many stand out scenes in the movie. One memorable scene takes place in a bar at the beginning of the film. Maverick gets a group of other pilots to help him serenade a woman that has turned down his advances. They sing, “You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling” by the Righteous Brothers. It’s a very romantic scene that probably every woman in the audience was wishing would happen to them. The funny part is that he finds out the next day that the woman he sang to is one of his Top Gun flight instructors, Charlie. A couple other famous songs that came from the movie are “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins, “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis and “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin which was the song for the love scene. Another heart wrenching moment is at the end of the movie, when during a training exercise Maverick’s reckless methods of flying cause an accident. Both he and Goose have to eject from their aircraft, and Goose is killed in the process. He eventually finishes up a successful mission and chooses to become an instructor at Top Gun. The movie is filled with action, romance and drama and will always be a memorable one for those who saw it in the 80′s.
Tom Cruise’s firs big movie was Risky Business in 1983, but got his start in movies The Outsiders and Taps. It was a few years after that he starred in Top Gun and since then his career has skyrocketed. He still stars in many major films. Some of his top hit movies are :
• The Color of Money
• Days of Thunder
• A Few Good Men
• Interview With a Vampire
• Mission Impossible
• Minority Report
• War of the Worlds
With a track record like Tom Cruise’s it is not hard to see why he is one of the hottest actors of all time. He continues to make blockbuster movies and is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Why wouldn’t anyone want to be like Tom Cruise? He’s also been married to two very hot actresses. Nicole Kidman was his first wife, and he is currently married to Katie Holmes.
For years after the movie, fans of Top Gun were hoping for a sequel that never came. Now the movie is set to re-release in 3D in 2012, so it will more than likely become even more popular once again. Paramount is also working on Top Gun 2 and of course, Tom Cruise will be back in his role as Maverick. It wouldn’t be the same without him. The new plot will focus on drones that are replacing man flown jets for the military. There is no mention of a release date as of yet, but the original Top Gun is sure to be a thrilling event shown in 3D.
The Top Gun costumes are made for both men and women and both come with aviator sunglasses sporting the Top Gun logo. There are many ways to wear the costumes for couples and for friends. Men can go together as Goose and Maverick because the flight costumes come with interchangeable name tags. They can also choose to wear the famous bomber jacket costume instead. Women can dress as Charlie in the dress style flight instructor uniform that has a zip front and air force patches. There is also a matching women’s costume to the men’s with a faux leather bomber jacket and zippered mini skirt.
Accessorizing Your Costume
Make the most of your look in a Top Gun Costume by adding great accessories. Aviator glasses are a big part of the entire look. These can be found to fit both guys and gals. A white scarf wrapped around the neck is another great accent. Some choose to carry a shoulder gun holster loaded with a toy pistol to give the look a bit of authenticity. You should keep in mind the weather in your area during the Halloween season. It may be necessary to layer your child’s clothing in order to keep them from becoming cold when going from house to house on trick or treat night.
Measuring for Your Costume
Channel your inner eighties action movie heroes in style and comfort by measuring for your Top Gun costume prior to purchase. Whether you are looking to be “Maverick” or “Goose” or even sexy “Charlie”, you want to be sure that your costume fits you well! After all, who can steer those fancy military aircraft in an ill-fitting flight suit? Measure your waist at the natural waistline, and then measure your hips and chest at their widest points. Compare your measurements to the Top Gun costume size chart in the product page. This should help you find a comfortable and well-fitting costume that you will be proud to wear.
A Top Gun costume is sure to grab the attention of everyone at a Halloween or theme party. It is a very sexy and stylish looking costume and is highly popular. While bomber jackets, sunglasses, white tees and jeans make up a Top Gun costume for men, a jacket, mini skirt, belt and boots are included in a top gun female costume. The men’s and women’s costumes complement each other. There are also costumes for children. While you can put together a Top Gun costume all by yourself, you can find authentic looking costumes online at extremely low rates.