Great Scott! In 1989, Back to the Future II was released in theaters, and in the movie, Marty McFly visited the future date of October 21, 2015. That’s today!! Do you remember watching the movie and feeling like they were traveling so many years into the future?
Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads….
Today is Back to the Future Day and the last day this movie will be in the ‘future’. After today, October 21, 2015 will officially be a thing of the past. So what better way for movie fans to celebrate than by having an all out Back to the Future themed day!
In this roundup, you’ll see numerous ways you can add a touch of the future (and the past!) to your day. There’s bunches of costumes and outfits you can put together to dress like your favorite characters. different kinds of Deloreans and hoverboards to make and plenty of decoration ideas and craft projects to keep you going! Make it a super fun night and enjoy a movie marathon with the entire Back to the Future Trilogy!
22 Ways to Celebrate Back to the Future Day
Kevin Cooney – Turn a child’s push chair into the Delorean – Not only does Kevin show how awesome it would be to have a tyke sized Delorean, but he makes a great Doc Brown to his little Marty McFly.
Iotacons by Andy Rash – Pixel versions of all the varieties of Back to the Future – Each year the guys visted, Andy made a pixel version of it with 2015 smack dab in the middle. His Iotacon art is perfect to use for perler bead and cross stitching projects, which on his blog, he gives you permission to do that! He only asks that you please credit him and he would love it if you showed him what you made!
So Much to Make – Wanna have a full on Back to the Future party today? Start here by getting some pretty cool ideas such as a neato cake and hoverboard gifts for guests to take home.
Costume Play Book – Here’s an easy to follow post about the perfect pieces to make up your own Doc Brown costume.
Costume Play Book – They didn’t forget Marty McFly! Grab jeans and a puffy vest and get ready to time travel!
Instructables – Impress your guests wih this cool flying Delorean invitation. It would be neat to make one into a card to give to Back to the Future loving friends.
Iconosquare user NerdFabulous – Made from perler beads, Doc, Marty, and the Delorean are looking pretty cool and would be an easy craft to do yourself!
Halloween Costumes – Marty & Doc cross stitch pattern – If you have some free time today, stitch up this cute pattern and show your Back to the Future love!
Dave Hax Youtube Channel – Make a Delorean Out of a Soda Can – this is not a kid craft! But if you feel crafty, finish off a can of something and then use it to make this cool car.
Instructables – How to Make a Foam Hoverboard – For less than $30 make this full size foam hoverboard that Marty rides in Back to the Future II.
A Girl and a Glue Gun – Freezer Paper Stenciling a Great Scott t-shirt – Great Scott indeed! This easy to follow tutorial will show you how to whip this awesome Back to the Future themed shirt.
Wear What You Watch – Outfits Inspired by Back to the Future – Doesn’t matter if you wanna dress like Jennifer Parker, Lorraine Baines, or Marty McFly, Wear What You Watch has you covered! They offer multiple variations of the characters outfits, even a female Marty McFly version!
Instructables – Marty McFly’s Jacket from Back to the Future Part II – Get the look that they perdicted for 2015 with this sewing project. FYI, in 2015 they totally thought we’d be wearing rubbery clothes.
Instructables – Marty McFly’s Self-Adjusting Jacket – This is his jacket from the 2nd movie, but this tutorial actually shows you how to make it self-adjusting!
Instructables 88 MPH Road Sign – Easy to follow tutorial on how to make this 88 MPH road sign you can hang up.
Instructables – Scale Hoverboard from Back to the Future – If Marty’s stolen pink hoverboard isn’t your thing, try your hand at making any of the other variations offered in this tutorial!
Adafruit – Delorean Inspired Time Circuit Clock – This project is definitely for someone that feels comfortable around wires and working with electronics. It’s really a cool piece to make and have in your house. You’ll be the envy of all your friends.
Simply Real Moms – DIY Sibling Costumes – Simply Real Mom’s shows us just how awesome it is to dress up the kiddos in cute costumes from this beloved movie.
Between the Pages Back to the Future themed cake by Cake Nouveau – This cake is incredible! The clock tower, the circuit clock, the back of the Delorean, a hoverboard! This would surely wow your guests.
Pinterest Lightening Struck Clock centerpiece – Unfortunately, there’s no instructions for this, but using some decorations from the dollarstore, an old clock, and a lightening bolt cut out of heavy paper or foam, you can create your own lightening struck clock tower centerpiece!
Aurora University Spartan News – Clock Tower & Delorean decoration – This university math and science department won an office decorating contest by making this clock tower and Delorean decor. Find a blank wall in your house and grab your craft supplies to make something similar in your home.
Catch My Party Cristian’s 5th Birthday – Back to the Future Themed – on Catch My Party, Christian’s family has submitted pictures of their Back to the Future Party. Use these pictures for ideas on what you can have at your own get together. It’s really impressive just how many of the little details they’ve included – such as a YOU’RE FIRED memo, pieces from the 80’s Cafe, and even a wedding photo from the movie!