Outfits And Party Costumes Inspired By Movies Starring Tom Cruise

POSTED BY Heather Johnson, UPDATED ON April 6th, 2023
Outfits And Party Costumes Inspired By Movies Starring Tom Cruise

Still, one of the world’s greatest movie stars, nominated for 3 Oscars and winner of a few Golden Globes, Tom Cruise has starred in many hit movies which can inspire great costumes for your TV & Film themed fancy dress parties. Here we take a look back at some of the best outfits and party costumes inspired by movies starring Tom Cruise:


Risky Business (1983)

Tom Cruise in Risky Business

Risky Business is probably the first film we remember Tom from and it gives us a great costume that is favored by many students due to its simplicity yet style.

With just a pair of black plastic shades, a white shirt, and socks your outfit is good to go.


Legend (1985)

Tom Cruise in Legend 1985

Legend fantasy saw Tom all dressed up all shiny in a gold chain mail top with brown leather boots complete with studded forearm bands.

This one’s a little more difficult to throw together but with the right articles and a shield, you can be the hero.


Top Gun (1986)

Tom Cruise in Top Gun 1986

Sees him uniformed up as an expert Fighter Pilot winning the heart of Kelly Mcgillis to the Oscar-winning tune “Take My Breath Away”. You can do the same with an embroidered boiler suit or order a Top Gun jumpsuit from online retailers.

Get your friends to get the same outfit and take some very memorable photos for Facebook.


Far and Away (1992)

Tom Cruise in Far and Away

Saw Tom Cruise team up with Nicole Kidman in this Irish-American tale.

Set way back in 1893, it offers some great costume ideas from rough farm handwear to elegant corsetted full dresses.


A Few Good Men (1992)

Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men

This film has lots of naval and sailor outfits for you to pick from with some Marine camouflage outfits to boot. Choose between the crisp white dress uniform or the black uniform he wears in court and don’t forget to say:

“I want the truth”

all night.


Interview with the Vampire (1994)

Interview with the Vampire (1994) tom cruise

Interview with the Vampire starring Brad Pitt and Christian Slater opens the world of vampire outfits and some great historical pieces from the late 18th century.

Don’t forget the fangs or blood that needs splattering over your shirt. A great way to beef up your vampire costume is to wear some colored contact lenses to give your eyes that special sparkle.


Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Eyes Wide Shut masks

Eyes Wide Shut brings Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman back together for a steamy movie by Stanely Kubrick. Their roles as New York City doctors and art curators get much more fun when they go to the masquerade ball.

With some wonderful Venetian masks and dark cloaks and robes, you can find an outfit that will make you invisible but memorable at the same time.


The Last Samurai (2003)

The Last Samurai 2003 Tom Cruise

Sees Tom plays an American military advisor that gets captured which leads him to embrace the Samurai way. This film has some fantastic Japanese choices along with samurai swords and outfits. You will probably have to buy a costume to pull this off well.

Although a brown robe with a samurai sword would just about get you through the fancy dress door although expect at least a few people to guess you are a Jedi from Star Wars.

With so many great films and great roles, you can be sure to have a chance at winning a best-dressed award at your costume party, even if you only through on a white shirt and dark sunglasses. Remember to take lots of photographs to laugh over in years to come.

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