Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • Stuck in the '80s
  • Steve Spears

Last-minute Halloween ’80s costume idea: Joel Goodsen in ‘Risky Business’

When it comes to easy '80s Halloween costume ideas, some might be a little TOO easy. Take Tom Cruise's role as "Joel Goodsen" in 1983's Risky Business. This might – at one point – have been the most-cliche '80s costume out there. How cliche? It was featured in a Drew Barrymore movie.

Still, when a crisis hits, it's not hard to find an oxford shirt, some white socks, a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses and a small trophy to sing into. It never hurts to have someone playing "Lana" next to you.

BTW, Cruise recently confessed that most of this iconic scene was improvised. In a May 2017 interview with the British press, Cruise said he only put on socks so he could slide across the floor butter. Dust was added to the flooring to make it more slippery. And some sticky tape was added at the middle point of the film frame so he would stop where he needed to.

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