Tom Cruise Costume Ideas

Are you looking for a famous person fancy dress costume? There are some stars whose very name conjures up Tom Cruise Fancy Dress Ideasiconic images, whether from TV, music or films. If we were to mention that Tom Cruise is 50 today (born Syracuse, New York) what costumed image would immediately spring to mind? One of the most obvious might possibly be Maverick from the 1986 film ‘Top Gun’. Take a look at our Aviator costume, it is ideal for this character. Alternatively, as the film ‘Rock of Ages’ is still doing the rounds, you might consider a take-off of his role as eighties rockstar Stacee Jaxx. Then there is his ‘Austin Powers’ impression in the ‘Austinpussy’ segment of the Goldmember film, or what about taking the historical route and reprising his role as Lestat de Lioncourt in the 1996 film ‘Interview with a Vampire’.  Whatever image you are looking for we cannot claim to make you look like Tom Cruise (although perhaps we can, considering there is now a new Tom Cruise character mask on the market) but we do have suitable costumes for all the above personifications and look forward to helping you out here at Props & Frocks.

Some Tom Cruise films that may give you some costume inspiration:

  • Risky Business – an easy costume, just wear black glasses, white shirt and socks, suit
  • Legend – Gold chain mail effect tabard and brown boots
  • Top Gun – the iconic aviator costume
  • Far & Away – Victorian costume
  • A Few Good Men – Naval
  • Interview With The Vampire – Georgian style costumes
  • Eyes Wide Shut – Venetian masks and dark capes
  • The Last Samurai – Japanese Costumes

The Only Way Is Up Costume Theme

The Only Way is Up is today’s fancy dress theme – but this one gets you thinking!Biggles Costume

It never ceases to amaze us how a common theme seems to suggest itself on some days, even if the theme in question can prove a bit of a challenge. Nonetheless, as the whole purpose of these blogs is to come up with some interesting and challenging ideas, today we’re working on ‘The Only Way Is Up’. Why? Because not only does today mark the passing in 1810 of Julian, one of the Montgolfier Brothers who were famous for their pioneering hot-air balloon flights but on this day in 1936, the first practical helicopter was demonstrated. Leonardo De Vinci had of course had plans for such a device much earlier, but he never got it off the ground. Finally this date in 1946 saw the start of the Berlin Airlift in which, because of Russian blockades, the city could only be supplied with its requirements by round-the-clock air-freight deliveries.

So what costumes could we offer for this fancy dress theme?

  • Airline Pilot
  • Air Hostess
  • Space Men
  • Sir Edmund Hillary – 1st assent of Everest
  • Aviator Costumes
  • RAF Costumes
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Biggles
  • The Wright Brothers
  • 99 Red Balloons – just cover yourself in red balloons for an easy costume

‘The World Is a Stage’ Fancy Dress Theme

Having a ‘World Is a Stage’ themed fancy dress party gives you and your guests a huge choice of costume ideas. You may decide to go as one of the many musicals currently on in London’s West End. Props n Frocks has a huge choice of costumes for Hairspray (1950s costumes), Grease (50s costumes, Pink Ladies and T Bird Costumes), Oliver (Victorian costumes), Chicargo (1920s Costumes) and many more.

Alternatively, you could dress up as your favourite pop star (they go on stage during tours). Props n Frocks stocks a great range of rockstar fancy dress including Freddie Mercury costumes, Michael Jackson Costumes & Madonna outfits.

Another option would be to dress up as your favourite actor -this again broadens out this theme to include Marilyn Monroe costumes, Richard Gere (Officer & a Gentleman costumes), Tom Cruise as Maverick in Top Gun, the list goes on and on.

This theme gives a great range of couple costumes, and even group costumes so you will be guaranteed a great turnout for your party.

Shine the spotlight onto you and have a fabulous fancy dress party with a fancy dress theme good enough to win an Oscar!

But why choose this fancy dress theme? We try and look to see what has happened in the past around this time of year to give you some inspiration for your fancy dress thmed events. On 3rd August 1778, the La Scala Opera House opened in Milan (although it was originally known as the New Royal-Ducal Theatre). Its first production was ‘Europa Riconosciuta’ (‘Europa Revealed’). Unfortunately the work was so complex, it was never performed again until La Scala’s reopening after renovation in 2004. Less complex in some ways but more so in others is ‘Waiting For Godot’ Samuel Beckett’s master-work, which received its English-language premiere today in 1955 in a production by Peter Hall at the Arts Theatre London. So today’s the ideal day to either strut and fret your hour on the stage, perhaps with full orchestra and chorus, in an ‘All The World’s A Stage’ theme event.