Unleash Your Inner Max Mayfield: A Stranger Things Costume Guide

Halloween is just around the corner, and if you're a fan of the hit series Stranger Things, then you're in for a treat! Max Mayfield, portrayed by the talented Sadie Sink, is a character who has won the hearts of viewers with her unique style and personality. In this Halloween costume guide, we'll show you how to transform into Max Mayfield for the spookiest night of the year. From her tomboy phase to her trendsetting moments, Max's evolution throughout the series provides plenty of costume options. Let's dive in and learn how to dress and act like Max Mayfield at your Halloween party.


Max Mayfield Season 4 Costume (Floating Costume)

Max Mayfield Season 4 Outfits 3

You will need the following items for your Max Mayfield's floating costume:

  1. Max Mayfield Jacket and Shirt
  2. Women's Hairpin
  3. Red-Brown Wig
  4. Long Sleeve Striped T-Shirt
  5. Casual Denim Pants
  6. Max Mayfield Shoes
  7. Max Mayfield Full Costume

One of the major surprises in the season 4 is about Max. As the image above shows, Max appears to be floating over Dustin, Lucas, and Steve at one point in Stranger Things 4.


Max Mayfield Season 4 Walkman Costume


Max Mayfield Season 3 Costume

Stranger Things Max Season Outfits

You will need the following items for your Max Mayfield Season 3 Costume:

  1. Striped Crop Top T-Shirt
  2.  Loose Jean Shorts
  3.  Yellow Plastic Watch
  4.  Vintage Red Sunglasses
  5. Vans Trainers
  6.  Fake Ice Cream
  7. Skinny Leather Belt

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Season 3 is the time when Max became a trendsetter among her friends (pretty much just Eleven). She wears colorful outfits and is the fashion consultant of Eleven.


Max Mayfield Season 2 Costume

Max Mayfield Costume

You will need the following items for your Max Mayfield skateboard costume:

  1. Long Sleeve T-Shirt
  2. Red Track Jacket
  3. Classic Jeans
  4. Wig
  5. Yellow Watch
  6. Red Backpack
  7. Vans Sneakers
  8. Madrid Skateboard 

In season 2, Max is a real Tomboy.  She dresses up like a boy, talks like a boy and does activities which were associated with boys in the 1980s.

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Stranger Things Costume Ideas

How To Dress Like Max Mayfield From Stranger Things

Dress Like Max Mayfield

Max Mayfield Floating Costume)

To recreate Max's captivating floating costume from Season 4, you'll need the following items:

  • Max Mayfield Jacket and Shirt
  • Women's Hairpin
  • Red-Brown Wig
  • Long Sleeve Striped T-Shirt
  • Casual Denim Pants
  • Max Mayfield Shoes

Max's floating moment is one of the season's major surprises, and this costume is sure to turn heads at any Halloween party.

Step 2: Max Mayfield Walkman Costume

If you prefer a more iconic look, go for Max's Season 4 Walkman costume. You'll need these items:

  • V Neck Short Sleeve Blouse
  • Levi's Women's Low Pro Jeans
  • Red-Brown Wig
  • Safari Coat
  • Burgundy School Bag
  • Leather Strap Yellow Watch
  • Maxell 190319 Stereo Headphone
  • FM AM Radio Walkman
  • Max Mayfield Shoes

Embrace Max's retro vibes and rock this fantastic costume.

Step 3: Max Mayfield Ice Cream Costume

Max's Season 3 costume showcases her trendsetting style. Gather these items:

  • Striped Crop Top T-Shirt
  • Loose Jean Shorts
  • Yellow Plastic Watch
  • Vintage Red Sunglasses
  • Vans Trainers
  • Fake Ice Cream
  • Skinny Leather Belt

You'll be the fashion consultant of the evening with this trendy look.

Step 4: Max Mayfield Skateboard Costume

For those who appreciate Max's tomboy phase in Season 2, here's what you'll need:

  • Long Sleeve T-Shirt
  • Red Track Jacket
  • Classic Jeans
  • Wig
  • Yellow Watch
  • Red Backpack
  • Vans Sneakers
  • Madrid Skateboard

Channel your inner tomboy with this nostalgic costume.

Max Mayfield Cosplay

Max Mayfield Outfits Season 2

Max isn't just about her clothes; she's also known for her personality. Be confident, loyal, and ready to stand up for your friends just like Max.

Step 1: Confidence is Key

Max exudes confidence in every season. Walk tall, maintain eye contact, and don't be afraid to strike up conversations with fellow partygoers.

Step 2: Loyalty to Friends

Max is fiercely loyal to her friends. Show your loyalty by sticking by your pals and having their backs throughout the night.

Step 3: Embrace Max's Wit

Max has a sharp wit and isn't afraid to speak her mind. Engage in witty banter and enjoy the company of those around you.

Step 4: Dance Like Max

Max knows how to have a good time. Hit the dance floor and show off your moves, just like Max at the Hawkins Middle School Snow Ball.

Step 5: Be Fearless

Max faces strange and terrifying events in Stranger Things. Be fearless and embrace the spooky atmosphere of Halloween night.

About Max Mayfield

Maxine Mayfield, commonly known as Max, is a pivotal character in Stranger Things. Introduced in the second season, she quickly captured the hearts of fans with her unique personality. A tomboy with a love for skateboarding, arcade games, and horror films, Max brings a refreshing twist to the show's dynamic. Her initial aloofness and skepticism gave way to loyalty and courage as she joined the group of friends in their supernatural adventures.

Additional Tips

  • Don't forget Max's signature fiery red hair. Invest in a quality wig to complete the look.
  • Practice Max's confident stride and assertive posture to fully embody her character.
  • Carry a skateboard or retro Walkman as a prop to add authenticity to your costume.
  • If you're going as Max from Season 4, practice a few "floating" poses for fun photo opportunities.
  • Encourage your friends to dress as other Stranger Things characters for a group costume that will steal the show.


Max Mayfield is not just a character; she's an icon of individuality and confidence. By following our costume and acting guide, you can pay homage to this beloved character and make a lasting impression at your Halloween party. So, channel your inner Max, embrace the nostalgia, and get ready for a Stranger Things-inspired Halloween that you and your friends won't forget!

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