How to Make a Ferris Bueller Costume

Written by christi aldridge
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Ferris Bueller is an original idea for a Halloween costume. Anyone who grew up in the '80s still look up to Ferris, the young man who managed to get an entire day off from school to have fun with his friends. Ferris doesn't look like other teenagers and definitely has a distinct look, so copy Ferris's style and you'll have an inspired nostalgic costume.

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Things you need

  • Gray dress slacks
  • White T-shirt
  • Leopard print tank top
  • Hair gel
  • White dress shoes
  • Leather jacket

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  1. 1

    Pull on grey dress slacks and a plain, scoop necked white T-shirt. This is the base of the costume.

  2. 2

    Add a leopard printed tank top for that unmistakable Ferris look.

  3. 3

    Gel your hair '80s style to look like Ferris, with fringe feathered to one side. Or, spike it up to look like Ferris at when he was singing on the parade float in the movie.

  4. 4

    Step into some white men's dress shoes. These are classic wing-tipped dress shoes that are solid white.

  5. 5

    Add a leather jacket to the outfit to emulate Ferris a little more. Ferris's jacket was cream coloured with grey shoulders, but any leather jacket would do.

Tips and warnings

  • Memorise a few key lines from the movie to say while you are dressed as Ferris. This will add authenticity to your outfit and character.

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