Forrest Gump is my girlfriend’s favorite movie. While Jenny would have been the obvious choice for a couples costume counterpart to Forrest, she’s not nearly iconic enough. It would have been Forrest Gump and hippie chick–and, frankly, it would have been a typical and too…cute. Thus, she opted for Lt. Dan, like a real sport.
I had the wheelchair laying around and everything else was pretty easily obtained with strategic Salvation Army shopping (and a very course wig). Her flexible nature made the missing limbs convincing and short stature becomes a non-issue when you’re seated.
The Nike Cortezes had to be bought new and prepped and painted with leather paint. 80$ and a handful of hours into the shoes alone but I don’t like to do anything halfway.
The costume was critically acclaimed by the guests at our party. We’ve accepted that we peaked early and that every future costume will be compared to this–and that’s all I have to say about that.