How to Dress Like Magnum P.I.

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Magnum P.I. Costume Guide
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Best Magnum P.I. Costume Guide

Magnum P.I. is a character in the 80’s American crime drama by the same name. The show stars Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, who is a private investigator (P.I.). He lives and works as a security expert in Oahu, Hawaii, under the services of Robin Masters, a famous author. He works with Jonathan Quayle Higgins III, a former British army sergeant major, who serves as the caretaker of Robin’s estate. Magnum lives a life of luxury and takes only cases that he’s interested in. He also has access to a Ferrari and other luxuries of Masters’ estate.

Encapsulate the look of the Hawaiian private eye with this costume guide. An outfit like Magnum P.I.’s consists of a Red Floral Shirt, Blue Jeans, Brown Belt, and Boat Shoes. Get essential accessories for a stakeout like Binoculars, Sunglasses, and a Brown Leather Watch. Complete his look with a Fake Mustache and Brown Hair Wig.

Magnum P.I. Cosplay Costumes

Aside from the exceptional blend of action and humor, Magnum P.I. became famous because of the lush Hawaiian backdrop and Tom Selleck’s carefree style. Magnum has the tan of someone who lives on the beach. His everyday clothing consists of colorful Aloha shirts, sunglasses, jeans, and a Detroit Tigers baseball cap. He is always wearing his late father’s Rolex GMT Master. He lives the life driving around in the estate’s Ferrari and has a mini-refrigerator with an unlimited supply of Old Dusseldorf beer. He often sneaks out wines from the estate’s cellar whenever Higgins isn’t looking.

This Magnum P.I. costume is something you could even wear in real life, that is if you are into Hawaiian shirts. You may not need the wig or the fake mustache, but each of these accessories may come in handy when you who up at a costume party. After all, the wavy brown hair and the bushy mustache a sure giveaway of Tom Selleck’s iconic character.

About Magnum P.I.

Thomas Magnum’s quirky personality is one of the reasons why Magnum P.I. became a hit. After leaving the Navy, he managed to secure his security job with Masters. This arrangement afforded him the perks of living on the estate, including the use of the guest house and the Ferrari. He has a love-hate relationship with Higgins, who is very strict when it comes to running the estate. This clashes with Magnum’s lifestyle. After all, he comes and goes as he pleases and shamelessly helps himself to the luxuries of the house.

He is an avid sports fan, as shown by his fondness of his trusty Detroit Tigers cap. He is also a fan of American football—Magnum was actually a former quarterback for the U.S. Naval Academy. As part of his lifestyle in Hawaii, he works out regularly on a surf ski and takes daily swims in the estate’s tidal pool to keep in shape.

Magnum P.I.

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