The Skipper is the nickname of Jonas Grumby who starred in the hit TV show Gilligan’s Island. The Skipper was in the Navy and survived World War II. After retiring, he used the money from his commission to purchase a boat named the S.S Minnow. He has a love-hate relationship with his friend and sidekick, Gilligan, whom he continually smacks with his hat. Follow this top cosplay guide before boarding the S.S Minnow.
As a captain in the Navy, even though his job is like a vacation, Skipper dresses is a bit formal. To dress like him, you’ll obviously need to wear the Navy Blue Captain’s hat to maintain your authority. As for the clothes, a simple Dickies Royal Blue Polo and Izod Flat-Front Chinos will do. As for the shoes, a pair of Navy Blue Canvas Sneakers will be the perfect match. Regarding your equipment, a Khaki Canteen With Straps is a must along with your White Life Ring and Wooden Nautical Ship Wheel.
Jonas Grumby, a.k.a. The Skipper is a highly entertaining, yet firm character. He’s authoritative and puts his passenger’s needs above his own. After all, he served in the Navy and his clothes, especially his captain’s hat, reflects that.
To take the cosplay to the next level, pair some other characters from Gilligan’s Island as well to create the ultimate team up. The first choice should be Gilligan himself (duh!). But, gather even more of your friends together and ask them to dress up as Mary Ann Summers, The Professor, and Ginger Grant. Create the ultimate team of island survivors. But if you’re a sucker for even more cosplay ideas, take a look at our other guides which are sure to give you lots of inspiration. And finally, send us pictures of your amazing Skipper cosplay too!
The Skipper is a lovable character from the CBS sitcom Gilligan’s Island. His origin story is that he was originally part of the Navy and served in World War II. After retiring, he teamed up with Gilligan and started giving tours to Honolulu on his boat the S.S Minnow, with himself as Captain and Gilligan as his first mate.
The Skipper is described to be highly skilled at poker and a great lover of food. He uses his Captain’s hat to justify his authority. He cares very much for the people on his ship, often putting their needs above his. As a leader, he’s just and always does what’s right.
The highlight of this character is his friendship with his friend, Gilligan. Gilligan once saved Skipper’s life which created a bond between them. But, Gilligan is extremely careless and clumsy. He regularly falls on Skipper from palm trees, accidentally hits, and often drops various items on Skipper. Skipper always retaliates by hitting him on the head with his Captain’s cap.