Lieutenant Dan Costume

Lieutenant Dan Costume

You need the following items for your Lieutenant Dan Halloween costume:

  1. Short Sleeve Shirt
  2. Military Pants
  3. Short Sleeve T-Shirt
  4. Brown Wig
  5. Puff Cigar
  6. ID Tag Necklace
  7. Short Brown Beards
  8. Lightweight Wheelchair

You can have more fun cosplaying Forrest Gump and Lieutenant Dan on Halloween. For the Forrest Gump Costume guide:

How To Dress Like Lieutenant Dan From Forrest Gump

Lieutenant Dan Halloween Costume

Dress like Lieutenant Dan;

Lieutenant Dan Costume: For your Lieutenant Dan Halloween costume, you will need a short sleeve shirt, military pants and short sleeve t-shirt.

Lieutenant Dan Accessories: To complete your Lieutenant Dan look, don't forget to get a brown wig, a puff cigar, an ID tag necklace and last but not least, a lightweight wheelchair.


Lieutenant Dan Halloween Costume

Lieutenant Dan Cosplay Outfit Costume

Lieutenant Dan is a dominant character in the Forrest Gump novel and the movie that followed. He was most likely born in 1942 or 1943. He was Forrest's platoon lieutenant during the Vietnam War in 1967 and later became Forrest's shrimp boat partner at the Bubba-Gump Shrimp Company. He is played by Gary Sinise.

Lieutenant Dan came from a family that had a member who served and died in every American war. Forrest described it as "a long, great military tradition." He attended the Virginia Military Institute, the largest military college in the United States, graduated in 1965 and was enlisted in the US Army.

In the movie, Forrest and Bubba meet Lieutenant Dan in Vietnam in late 1966. Forrest and Bubba immediately bow, but receive angry warnings against it, fearing that undercover snipers will target the officers. He then asks where they are from and they all tell him Alabama and jokingly ask him if they are twins; Forrest responds candidly, avoiding the sarcasm. Lieutenant Dan believes the socks are the only part of G.I. gear, which can be the difference between a live growl and a dead growl and tells them to change their socks when they stop, "because a Mekong grunt blows their feet off their legs."

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