Browse through classic Gilligan’s Island costume and cosplay guides from the popular comedy series that aired in the 60s. The sitcom centers around a group of people who have found themselves shipwrecked on a deserted island. The television series follows their experiences as they encounter new obstacles with failed attempts to get off the island. Bring the 60s back at your next [Halloween] costume party with our easy-to-follow costume guides for the top Gilligans’s Island characters. With each guide, you can see how to dress up as if you came straight off a three-hour tour in the Pacific Ocean! Just try not to get stranded at your next party.
As one of the most dimensional characters on the show, Gilligan is a loveable man known for clumsiness and naivety. Whenever the group comes up with a new plan to get off the island, their plans are always ruined when accident-prone Gilligan somehow interferes. However, whenever he ruins the plans he usually ends up saving the group from some future event that the group didn’t anticipate. Thinking of himself as a young boy, Gilligan often gets nervous around the beautiful women on the island like Ginger and Mary Ann. Despite his youthfulness, he still tries his best to impress The Skipper and will help out whenever he can to make The Skipper happy.
Jonas Grumby, aka “The Skipper,” is the captain of the S.S. Minnow when the boat gets caught in a storm and shipwrecks on an abandoned island. As captain, Skipper takes on the leadership role of the group and often takes control when trying to get off the island. With a background in the Navy, Skipper tends to have a calm manner when faced with hardships. Even though The Skipper is typically kind and benevolent, he often expresses frustration towards Gilligan when ruining his plans. He is perhaps best known for continually smacking Gilligan in the head with his hat whenever Gilligan makes a juvenile comment. The pair make for an iconic duo perfect for cosplaying at your next party.
Premiering in 1964, Gilligan’s Island follows the lives of a group of Hawaiian tourists who go on a three-hour tour, only to become shipwrecked after a storm on an uncharted island. Revolving around a vastly different group of people, the show showcases the obstacles they face with the many failed attempts when attempting to be saved. The show centers around Gilligan, the main character who is both clumsy and endearingly dumb. He is incredibly accident-prone and is typically the reason the group’s efforts to get off the island fail.
While the show received much praise during its original run, it gained even more popularity years later when reruns ran. As an American cultural icon, Gilligan’s Island has become a household name. Known for its slapstick comedy, Gilligan’s Island also explored the relationship between Gilligan and The Captain. They often broke the fourth wall to express their frustrations when the plans to be rescued didn’t pan out.