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Having been many things in his life, experiencing upheavals, Forrest Gump’s heart is one ever tender with love. And the one activity synonymous with this incredible character is his unbridled love of running. Ever since he was a kid strapped with leg braces, running was something that always took away his uncertainties, fears, and hurts. When Jenny left him broken-hearted, he ran cross-country for 3 years just to keep sane. Forrest Gump inspired multitudes of people along the way all across the US and the world. Get the look of the look of the cross-country runner played by Tom Hanks with this Running Forrest Gump costume guide.

To get the complete Running Forrest Gump costume, you’ll need an officially-licensed running Forrest Gump costume before taking a jog this Halloween. Stand out in his trademark red running shorts with white trim, and yellow shirt with a v-neck and green trim. Slip on a pair of white crew-length socks with red and blue stripes. Last but not least, don’t forget the long brown wig, and mountain-man beard.

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Step out as the iconic runner, Forrest Gump, who single-handedly inspired millions across the country with his running exploits as well as with his genuineness, fortitude, and simplicity of character. The Vietnam war, the late 60’s hippies revolution, and this cultural revolution provide a rich background to tap from for running costumes for the rest of the wannabe Cosplay runners in your cosplay group!

Based on the 1986 novel by Winston Groom, Forrest Gump was the top-grossing film in 1994 while winning the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor. The cross-country run that Forrest set off on is still referenced today as other set off on a similar feat. The Running Forrest Gump is a still an instantly recognizable costume though the film debuted over 20 years ago.

About Running Forrest Gump

Released in 1994 to incredible critical and commercial acclaim, Forrest Gump is the timeless, stirring story championing the valor of the human spirit, of right and wrong, of the beauty and naivete, of a simpleton who tries to see only good in everyone. Although slow-witted with an IQ of just 75, Forrest Gump had never seen himself as being disadvantaged. His supportive mother made sure the life he had was anything but restricted.

Forrest always gave it all he had in anything he pursued, whether as a college football star, a Vietnam War soldier, or even as the captain of a gumbo shrimp boat. He did his best to excel and excel he did. And when Jenny, the flighty childhood love of his life, told him to run when accosted by school bullies, Forrest Gump did just that. Despite having relatively weak legs since childhood, he overgrew his leg braces and eventually ended up running throughout the nation in seeking mental solitude.

Running Forrest Gump

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