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Best E.T. and Elliot Costume Guide
E.T. and Elliot both appear in 1982 sci-fi film, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The relationship between an alien and a lonely boy in the movie E.T. is as heartbreaking and lovable as it was in 1982 when first released. This iconic costume is that of Elliot, played by Henry Thomas, as the pair flies into the sky on Elliot’s bicycle using E.T.’s powers for the very first time. Considered to be the most memorable scene in one of the greatest films ever made. Get the look of the boy who befriends an extraterrestrial with this E.T. and Elliot costume guide.
Cosplay Elliot’s iconic scene by wearing a Grey Shirt and Red Hoodie with a pair of Light Blue Jeans. That’s as far as you have to go when it comes to looking like Elliot. Next, take a Black Plastic Crate and inside, put your very own E.T. Plush Toy to save from the evil government agents. You’ll need to wrap him up in a White Blanket so people don’t get suspicious. Now quickly fly to the forest because “E.T. phone home! E.T. phone home!”
E.T. and Elliot Cosplay Costumes
Dressing up as Elliot is pretty easy. The iconic red hoodie is the most important piece of this cosplay. The rest of the costume is basic. But, you’ll also need an E.T. plush doll with a simple white blanket. Make this look even more interesting, strap that Black Plastic Crate in front of your bike and ride it around town. But why go at it all alone? After all, you need your friends to make sure E.T. reaches home safely.
Ask your friends to join you in your awesome cosplay where they too can dress up as their favorite characters. Your friends can dress up as characters from their own favorite movies and TV shows like Stranger Things, Star Wars, Pokemon, Rick and Morty, and more!
E.T. and Elliot Costume Tips & FAQs
Dive into the heartwarming world of “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” with our comprehensive costume guide FAQ. Whether you’re aiming to embody the adorable alien E.T. or his loyal friend Elliot, this section is dedicated to helping you recreate their iconic looks from this classic film.
To dress up as E.T., you'll need a large, oversized tan or brown robe to mimic E.T.'s skin. The robe should have a hood to represent E.T.'s head. Additionally, consider using fabric or felt to create E.T.'s large, expressive eyes and elongated neck. Don't forget the glowing red heart and fingertip, which can be achieved with LED lights or glow-in-the-dark paint.
Elliot's iconic outfit in the bicycle flying scene consists of a red hoodie, blue jeans, and white sneakers. For added authenticity, attach a milk crate or similar container to the front of a bicycle and place a stuffed E.T. toy or figure inside, wrapped in a white blanket to replicate the famous scene.
To replicate E.T.'s face, focus on his wide, expressive blue eyes, small nose, and wide, thin-lipped mouth. You can use face paint or a mask. If you're crafty, consider sculpting E.T.'s facial features using lightweight materials like papier-mâché or foam, and paint it accordingly.
Essential accessories for Elliot include a red BMX or similar style bicycle if you're reenacting the flying scene. Additionally, carrying a small potted plant or fake geranium can symbolize E.T.'s connection with nature and his healing powers.
Adding quotes from the movie can bring your E.T. or Elliot costume to life. Some memorable lines include: E.T.: "E.T. phone home.," Elliot: "You're right. That's E.T.'s home.," E.T.: "Be good.," Elliot: "He's a man from outer space and we're taking him to his spaceship." and Gertie: "I just wanted to say goodbye." These quotes capture the essence of E.T.'s longing for home, the special bond he shares with Elliot, and the innocence and wonder of their extraordinary friendship.
About E.T. and Elliot
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece film that was released in 1982. The film was a blockbuster hit, breaking records and jumping ahead of films like Star Wars to become the highest grossing film of all time…for eleven straight years! The movie tells a story about a boy and an alien. More specifically, it shows the bond of friendship between them and how inseparable they were. E.T. needed Elliot to help get back to his planet. Elliot needed E.T. for companionship because of his parents’ recent divorce and the resulting loneliness.
Both started caring for each other a lot, to the point that their feelings and thoughts became synchronized and whatever E.T was feeling Elliot could feel it as well. The bond between Elliot and E.T. is considered to be a timeless story of friendship by critics. The movie as result is often considered one of the greatest films ever made.