How to Dress Like Forrest Gump

by Hallie Engel ; Updated September 28, 2017

Actor Tom Hanks played Forrest Gump.

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"Life is like a box of chocolates -- you never know what you're gonna get." But if you dress like Forrest Gump, you know you'll probably get some smiles from fans of the 1994 film. Dress like the movie-poster photo of Forrest by pairing a tan suit with a button-up shirt in a wide-check, light blue plaid. Complete the outfit with a pair of worn '80s-style Nike running shoes, red and blue striped socks, and a brown suitcase for extra authenticity.

Run, Forrest, Run

To look like Forrest as he ran across the country, wear a long, matted brown wig and beard, along with a billowing, dark rain poncho and a sweatsuit. For the younger Forrest running, wear a yellow V-neck tee and a pair of red athletic shorts with white Nikes. Dress like Forrest on his fishing boat by wearing a men's undershirt, jeans and a tan cap -- or top it off with a Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. hat.

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About the Author

Hallie Engel is a food and lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in several international publications. She served as a restaurant critic for "Time Out Abu Dhabi" and "Time Out Amsterdam" and has also written about food culture in the United Arab Emirates for "M Magazine." She holds a bachelor's degree in communications and film studies from University of Amsterdam.