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Running Forrest Gump

In the 1994 film Forrest Gump, the titular Forrest Gump embarks on a lengthy run across America with his trusty Nikes. This guide is for when his iconic running look featured in one of the most memorable scenes of American cinema.

Vadoma

In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Vadoma (Erin Wasson) is the sister and sidekick of Adam, the leader of a 5000-year-old order of vampires. Because they’re actively at war, she is dressed in Victorian equestrian clothing, which make it easy for her to move and fight, as opposed to the traditional dresses of the era.

Henry Sturges

In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, an alternate history of the Civil War era, Henry Sturges (Dominic Cooper) is the good vampire who teaches Abraham Lincoln how to hunt and kill vampires. After losing his wife and humanity to vampires, he uses his immortality to recruit hunters throughout time. Because of his human life experience, Henry’s fashion is ornate and elaborate, drawing a little steampunk inspiration.

Abraham Lincoln

Based on the book of the same name, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter is an alternate history of the American Civil War, during which Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) hunts vampires with an ax. The story follows him from his childhood through his presidency, chronicling his mission to eradicate vampires. The beard is optional, since he only has it for a portion of the time.

James Bond

James Bond, code-named 007, is the dashing MI-6 hero of over 20 films, books and video games starting with Dr. No in 1962. Since then the actors playing Bond have changed, the enemies have switched geographical locations and the gadgets have become wickedly high-tech, but Bond’s go-to outfit remains the same: a snazzy black tuxedo and trusty Walther PPK. Finish off the look of this charming, rakish lady-lover with a big watch, hair gel and a martini – shaken, not stirred.

Jay Gatsby

Jay Gatsby

Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) is the wealthy and extravagant title character in “The Great Gatsby.” A local legend, Gatsby throws luxurious parties for all of Long Island, in hopes of running into his lost love Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby is impeccably dressed, often wearing high-end suits.

Pilar Estravados

In the 2017 adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, Pilar Estravados (Penelope Cruz) is a Spanish missionary and nurse. Set in 1934, her clothing is modest and demure, reflecting her religious devotion.

Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poirot is the brilliant, Belgian private detective who appears in many Agatha Christie novels. In the 2017 adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, Poirot is brought to life by the mustached Kenneth Branagh.

Peter Banning / Pan From Hook

Robin Williams plays a grown-up Peter Pan in the 1991 Steven Spielberg fantasy adventure film Hook. It acts as a sequel to the original Peter Pan play focusing on an adult Peter Pan who has forgotten all about his childhood. In his new life, he is known as Peter Banning. However, when Captain Hook, the enemy of his past, kidnaps his children, he returns to Neverland in order to save them. If you want to make his coconut hilt sword, get a regular sword, paint it gold, and attach one half of a coconut bra to the hilt. You can cut some material from the costume for his shoe covers.

The Beldam (Coraline’s “Other Mother”)

In the creepiest kid’s movie you’ll ever see, the Beldam (Teri Hatcher) is a creature that exists in an alternate world discovered by Coraline’s titular character. Posing as a more fun version of Coraline’s (Dakota Fanning) mother, the Beldam in its true form is a tall and willowy spider-like creature who kidnaps children and loves them obsessively until they die. The main physical difference between Coraline’s true mother and the Beldam in her mother’s form are the two shiny black buttons that cover her eyes.