We wanted to do a couples' costume for Halloween that people would recognize and while Marty McFly and Lorraine Baines are actually mother and son I wanted to make a pretty dress! So my husband Matt went in the standard Marty McFly costume and I made the dress from the Under the Sea dance.
I made the dress by altering a ball gown pattern from Simplicity. I used two different satin fabrics - a heavier one for the under dress (pale peach) and a lighter one for the outer dress (darker peach.) I can't even begin to imagine how many yards of tulle I used but the dress can stand up by itself! For the shoes I used my wedding shoes (which were all stained from the grass) and dyed them using a tangerine-colored fabric paint.
I found a website on 50's hair and styled my hair accordingly. I found a sprig of baby's breath and pearls at the craft store for the hair decoration. For Marty's costume we found a jean jacket at the thrift store a vest on eBay a checkered shirt at the thrift store and the glasses at a costume shop. I think we also found the suspenders at a thrift store.
In their own Halloween interpretation of the classic 80's movie-Back to the Future, Colin Murad sports his Hover Board and Life Vest as Marty McFly. Ben McMurray dons his radiation suit and tool belt as Doc Brown. Armed with a flux capacitor diagram, three watches, goggles, DeLorean remote control, and radiation gloves the pair completed their epic costumes with a wagon turned DeLorean turned time machine. “GREAT SCOT!” The duct tape and cardboard creation includes their favorite additions from the series: working doors, “OUTATIME” license plate, Mr. Fusion, and the DMC logo on the front bumper. The DeLorean was completed in nine man hours.
Clothing was obtained from various thrift stores and hand modified to reflect accurate patterns and color schemes. Doc’s tool belt is of similar style to the movie and contains accurate tools, including the electrical tape on a rope. Doc also has the grey box attached to the stop watch around his neck, handily made out of, again, duct tape and cardboard, but also a cell phone charger cord. This year’s Homemade Back to the Future Couple Costume continue the trend Colin and Ben have been following for several years: Epic Movie Duos.
I was obsessed with Back to the Future when I was in 8th grade and really wanted a Homemade Marty McFly Costume for Halloween. Pretty much everything was either stuff I already owned or got from Goodwill. The vest was from a garage sale.
The woman in one of the pictures with me is dressed like Padme Amidala from Star Wars. Just so you know.