Gilligan’s Island Costumes
If you’re looking for TV show costume ideas, you can’t go wrong with Gilligan’s Island. They’re the funniest and most famous survivors of all time with one of the most memorable classic TV theme songs ever. With Gilligan, the Skipper too, the Millionaire and his wife, the movie star, the Professor and Mary Ann … Here on Gilligan’s Isle!
A now legendary and much-parodied three-hour-tour left the charter boat S.S. Minnow shipwrecked on an uncharted desert isle for three television seasons from 1964 to 1967. Despite their deserted status, a revolving door of guest stars kept the stranded passengers and crew occupied with a variety of entertaining situations each week.
The Original Survivors
When the show’s creator, Sherwood Schwartz, originally pitched the show to the networks he envisioned a drama, rather than a comedy. He wanted the castaways to represent a microcosm of society, working together to survive. Hmm, sound familiar? Yes, indeed. They are the original survivors!
Thanks to syndicated reruns and Me-TV, the seven stranded castaways have never left the airwaves and are more popular than ever. Gilligan’s Island costumes are fun alone, but even more so when an entire group gets involved. Here’s how to celebrate a classic television favorite and dress up as your favorite Gilligan’s Island character this Halloween.
Seven Stranded Castaways
Just sit right down and you’ll hear a tale …
Jim Backus as Thurston Howell III, Natalie Schafer as Lovey Howell, Tina Louise as Ginger Grant, Alan Hale Jr. as the Skipper, Dawn Wells as Mary Ann, Russell Johnson as the Professor, and Bob Denver as Gilligan
Bob Denver … Gilligan
Alan Hale, Jr. … Jonas ‘The Skipper’ Grumby
Jim Backus … Thurston Howell III
Natalie Schafer … Mrs. Lovey Howell
Tina Louise … Ginger Grant
Russell Johnson … Professor Roy Hinkley
Dawn Wells … Mary Ann Summers
Alan Hale, Jr.
Jonas ‘The Skipper’ Grumby
Alan Hale, Jr.
Thank you, Sherwood Schwartz, for our great fun in doing the show, and for giving me the best friend I ever had–the Skipper.
Gilligan’s Island Costumes – Skipper
The complete Skipper costume set includes a blue polo shirt with logo, pants, stuffable belly, and Captain’s hat. This is an officially licensed Gilligan’s Island costume. If you already own these basic wardrobe pieces, all that’s needed is a little padding and the Captain’s hat.
See more Skipper Halloween Costumes in a variety of sizes.
First Mate Gilligan
Gilligan’s Island is wherever you want it to be in your mind.
Gilligan’s Island Costumes – First Mate Gilligan
The complete Gilligan costume set includes a classic long-sleeve red shirt, pants, and white bucket hat with hair. This is an officially licensed Gilligan’s Island costume. If you have similar wardrobe pieces, all you’ll needed is a First Mate’s cotton white hat.
See more Gilligan Halloween Costumes in a variety of sizes.
I don’t think I was ravishing, but I think I was pretty.
Gilligan’s Island Costumes – Ginger Grant
The complete Ginger Movie Star costume set includes a slinky evening gown, matching headband, and red flip wig. This is an officially licensed Gilligan’s Island costume. If you’ve got an appropriate gown for your costume, just accentuate with a sexy red wig. Add some jewelry bling and strappy sandals to complete the look.
See more Ginger Halloween Costumes in a variety of sizes.
Mary Ann Summers
As silly as it seems to all of us, it has made a difference in a lot of children’s lives. Gilligan is a buffoon that makes mistakes and I cannot tell you how many kids come up and say, ‘But you loved him anyway.’
Gilligan’s Island Costumes – Mary Ann
The complete Mary Ann costume set includes a faux denim and gingham mini dress, and a brunette pigtail wig accentuated with red hairbows. This is an officially licensed Gilligan’s Island costume. If you’ve got similar items in your own wardrobe, just accentuate with a brunette wig.
See more Mary Ann Halloween Costumes in a variety of sizes and styles.
Seven Stranded Castaways
Here on Gilligan’s Isle …
Dawn Wells as Mary Ann, Natalie Schafer as Lovey Howell, Jim Backus as Thurston Howell III, Alan Hale Jr. as the Skipper, Russell Johnson as the Professor, Tina Louise as Ginger Grant, and Bob Denver as First Mate Gilligan
S.S. Minnow Shirts
Gilligan’s Island is a great group costume idea, but if you’re not into dressing up, how about an S.S. Minnow Island Charter shirt? You can still join the party in comfortable nautical attire. Best of all, this is a fun retro design that can be enjoyed year round. Click on any design to see additional colors, sizes, and styles.
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Gilligan’s Island and Hawaii Five-O Remix