There are plenty of fancy dress ideas that tie in with Back to the Future if you are planning on going to a movie themed fancy dress party. There are three Back to the Future films so it ties in with 50s fancy dress ideas,80s fancy dress ideas, futuristic fancy dress ideas and wild west fancy dress ideas.
The first film in the trilogy is set in 1985 where the young Marty McFly travels back through time to 1955 in the Delorean time machine designed by the eccentric mad scientist Dr Emmett Brown. For the first film Marty McFly fancy dress the standout accessory is the Marty McFly bodywarmer. In actual fact this is a burnt orange, or “Pumpkin Spice”, JC Penney St. John’s Bay Puffer Vest. Quite hard to find online but you can go for any kind of orange/red body warmer.
To go with this try and get a checked shirt which matches. It’s hard to find an authentic Marty McFly shirt – the one used in the movie is a Shah Safari although any slightly eighties checked shirt will do. Try searching for ‘checked safari’ shirt if you are browsing online for one. Pair this with a denim jacket and you are good to do.
A bad digital watch is also a great accessory and makes for some great set pieces where you can look at your watch with the stressed/quizzical Michael J Fox impersonation. Add some old school walkman style headphone and aviator sunglasses to really get the look.
On your feet go for white retro Nike trainers with a red stripe. The ones from the movie are vintage 1984 Nike Bruins.