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Best Howard Hughes Costume Guide
In real life, Howard Hughes was a successful movie producer and subsequent aviation pioneer. He even once held a world record for flying around the world in four days. He also struggled for most of his life with a crippling case of obsessive-compulsive disorder. On the big screen, Hughes was portrayed by the brilliant Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorcese’s 2004 film, The Aviator.
The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning 5 of them and being universally praised by critics.
If you want to transform into DiCaprio’s portrayal of the troubled aviation legend Howard Hughes, get yourself an Aviator Jacket, Tweed Breeks Trousers, Riding Boots, White Button Down Shirt, Black Tie, Aviator Hat and Pilot Watch.
Howard Hughes Cosplay Costumes
If a film wins Academy Awards in categories like Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction, you know it is a pretty impressive spectacle. It also means the characters are going to have a pretty amazing look that you’ll want to replicate!
The film is set between 1927 and 1947, so you’d better have a bit of class if you’re going to pull this costume off. This was a time when people took pride in their appearance, so don’t forget to slick that hair back and add to the look. Maybe you have a leading lady who wants to attend an event as the glamorous Katharine Hepburn, played by Cate Blanchett in the film.
We’d love to see the photos when you turn heads at any event dressed as the wonderful Howard Hughes from The Aviator.
About Howard Hughes
Howard Hughes began his career as a film director, best known for the 1930 film Hell’s Angels. While the film was successful, Hughes, who suffered from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, wasn’t satisfied with his creation and even went to the extent of having the movie re-cut after its premiere.
While his time in Hollywood led him to meet and fall in love with Katharine Hepburn, his true passion was aviation. He broke speed records as an aviator, notably by flying around the world in four days, but his most significant impact on aviation came as the majority owner of Transcontinental and Western Air. Throughout his story in the film, he battles against political corruption, his own obsessive-compulsive disorder and paranoia, and criminal charges of war profiteering. DiCaprio’s portrayal and Scorcese’s film as a whole has been credited as restoring Howard Hughes’ name as a pioneer aviator.