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Max Mayfield (Season 3) Costume Guide

Best Max Mayfield (Season 3) Costume Guide

Max Mayfield is the lovable tomboy from the Netflix show Stranger Things. Since her introduction in the second season, Max has seen and done more in Hawkins than she probably ever thought she would. Her relationship with her step-brother Billy Hargrove gets tested as he becomes the new host for the Mind Flayer. They may not have the perfect sibling relationship, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t care for him.

She’s still part of the original group of friends from season 2 but is also dating Lucas Sinclair on and off. During season 3 she grows even closer to Eleven as she helps her experience the real world. Max shows Eleven how to find her style, and her girlier side begins to show. For Max Mayfield’s season 3 look, you’ll need a Striped Crop Top T-Shirt, High Waisted Denim Shorts, Leather Belt, Red Sunglasses, Walkie Talkie, Checkerboard Socks, and a pair of Red Vans.

Max Mayfield (Season 3) Cosplay Costumes

Max’s classic tomboy look stays true during season 3 of Stranger Things. Her clothes are bright, colorful, and youthful. The third season of the show takes place in the year 1985, which is the peak of 80s fashion. The best part is that the 80s are coming back, so you don’t have to look too hard to put this costume together! Her outfit isn’t anything entirely out of the ordinary, which makes it one of the easier Stranger Things cosplays to pull off. It’s relaxed and simple, so grab your skateboard and have fun!

You can’t be the only person in your circle of friends that loves stranger Stranger Things, so call them up. You could have the whole gang come together dressed up as Lucas Sinclair, Eleven, Dustin Henderson, Mike Wheeler, and Will Byers. We’d love to see how you make Max’s alternative outfit become your own, so don’t forget to send us a picture!

Max Mayfield (Season 3) Costume Tips & FAQs

To get the look of the tomboy Max Mayfield from Season 3 of Netflix’s”Stranger Things” you’ll need to dive into the Costume Guide FAQs to get the 80s-inspired fashion of this vivacious character, as she navigates the ups and downs of teenage life amidst supernatural happenings in Hawkins, Indiana.

To emulate Max's Season 3 style, consider the following: • Colorful, patterned, short-sleeved shirts (think 80s-style with bold colors) • High-waisted blue jeans or jean shorts • Bright-colored sneakers, preferably in a style reminiscent of the 80s • A scrunchie or two (either for the wrist or tying the hair up) • Optional: A skateboard, as Max is often seen skating around

Max has fiery red, wavy hair that's typically worn loose. It has a bit of volume, characteristic of 80s hairstyles. If your hair is similar, you can use a curling iron to create loose waves. If not, consider investing in a suitable wig with a similar color and style.

Max is seen bonding with Eleven over shopping and typical teenage activities. A shopping bag from "The Gap" or "StarCourt Mall" can be a fun prop to include. She's also seen sipping on a New Coke, which can be another accessory to consider.

As mentioned, a skateboard is one of Max's signature items. If you're going for a mall scene look, carrying 80s-style shopping bags or even an old-school "Tiger Beat" magazine can be fun additions.

Max exudes confidence, a bit of rebelliousness, and is fiercely protective of her friends. She's bold and isn't afraid to speak her mind. To embody Max, stand tall, carry a confident attitude, and if you're with friends, showcase that protective, big-sister vibe, especially if you're around an "Eleven" counterpart.

About Max Mayfield (Season 3)

Max Mayfield has settled into her new home in Hawkins. She finally found somewhere she belongs and has some friends to hang out with. Max spends a lot of her time with the gang, skateboarding, or playing video games at the arcade. If you can’t find her in any of those places, she’s probably at the Starcourt Mall hanging with all the other teenagers.

During season 3 of Stranger Things, Max and Eleven grow closer as friends. They talk about boys, and Max helps Eleven find her style. Having another girl around is what she needs after spending so much time with the boys and Chief Hopper. When the group finds out that the Mind Flayer has taken Billy as the new host, Max doesn’t know what to do. She may not like her step-brother a lot, but she can’t help but love him. As they continue to unravel the mystery of the Mind Flayer’s powers, Max tries to stay as calm as possible. 


Max Mayfield (Season 3)

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