It was made in 1990 by Robert Zemeckis and the story followed Marty Mcfly (Michael J. Fox) travel back in time to 1885 to save his friend Emmet Brown from outlaw Buford “Mad Dog” Tannen.
*update July 2014* You can now buy Marty McFly’s famous Back To The Future replica poncho at our online store here.
Other back to the future:
Back to The Future 2
Back to The Future 4
We have had a few questions on what kind of poncho Marty is wearing during the movie and where one can be purchased, specifically what was the Back to the Future poncho?
We have searched high and low online, through forums and fan websites alike and to try find exactly what kind of poncho was worn in the movie and designed by costume designer Joanna Johnston.
Firstly we would like to note that Marty Mcfly’s poncho although very similar and obviously based off Clint Eastwood’s poncho in ‘the Good the Bad and the Ugly’ is not the same – however if it is urgent and you require one as part of a costume then we do stock Clint Eastwood replica ponchos in our online poncho store here.
You may be interested to note that the symbol on Marty’s poncho in the movie is actually the symbol for atomic energy and for a brief while they could be obtained online from the movie costume shop – however they seem to no longer stock the item.
Pictured to the right is how Marty Mcfly’s poncho looks when unfolded and like his alias he adopts of Clint Eastwood in the movie you can see there is a lot borrowed from Clint’s own poncho here. We have found a few people who have made their own custom designs of Marty’s poncho and there are some photos up on cosplay websites however no one actually appears to be offering them for sale. You can find the puffy vest, colorful hat and even his hat from Back to The Future 3 however no one has the poncho/serape.
After hours of searching we finally decided to give up and decided we are going to replicate our own BTTF poncho for all you die-hard fans out there. It should be ready by early-mid 2014, feel free to contact us for progress. It will be made in Mexico using real wool like his one and we will be sure to get it as spot-on as possible.
*update July 2014* the ponchos are currently in production by Mexican artisans in Puebla, Mexico and they are now available for pre-order sale on this link – Buy Marty McFly BTTF poncho replica online.
In the mean time if anyone is interested in finding a similar costume to Marty Mcfly for an upcoming costume party, we have attached a diagram below that should help you out with a few of his costumes.