‘Stranger Things’: Creating a Max Mayfield Costume is Easier Than You’d Think

With Halloween right around the corner, you might need a last-minute costume. Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things provides plenty of inspiration if you want to put together something easy and inexpensive. There are several characters you can choose from, but for now, let’s focus on how you can create a Max Mayfield costume for all the Halloween parties you’ll hit up this weekend.

Max Mayfield from 'Stranger Things' is played by Sadie Sink. She's seen here in a sweatshirt jacket, a tshirt, jeans and her signature red hair.
Max Mayfield | Netflix

Who is Max Mayfield from ‘Stranger Things?’

Max Mayfield’s character didn’t show up in Stranger Things Season 2, but she’s become an integral part of the show since then. Played by Sadie Sink, Max moved to Hawkins from California with her mom, stepdad, and stepbrother Billy Hargrove. Max is immediately the focus of Dustin’s (Gaten Matarazzo) and Lucas’ (Caleb McLaughlin) attention as both boys have a crush on the new girl in town.

At first, Mike Wheeler, played by Finn Wolfhard, wants nothing to do with the new girl because he’s still missing Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown.) However, he’s come around by the end of season 2, and Max is officially a part of The Party. 

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How to create a Max Mayfield costume

Max is strong-willed and not afraid to back down from a fight. Her style is cool Californian with a dash of tomboy, which, if nothing else, makes for a comfortable costume for the night. Max favors loose jeans and tennis shoes, and she’s often in t-shirts with a sweatshirt jacket over top. Her signature look is her red hair, though, and that’s something you could pick up from your local Halloween store. To really push your Max Mayfield costume over the top, you could grab a cheap skateboard to carry around as a prop. Bonus points if you actually ride the skateboard around at the parties you attend.

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Will fans see Max in ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4?

Max is a huge help to Eleven in Stranger Things Season 3. Eleven hasn’t had any real girlfriends since she escaped Hawkins Lab, so it was nice to see her connect with someone her own age. In season 3, she teaches Eleven how to put together her own style and pick out clothes she likes versus the clothes Hopper or Mike give her to wear.

If the show’s creators, the Duffer Brothers, continue to follow most of the storylines from Stranger Things Season 3, it would make sense for Max to have an even more prominent role in season 4. Billy, her stepbrother, sacrificed himself to save her and her friends at The Battle of Starcourt, so we imagine this will have a significant impact on her. So far, we’ve seen a glimpse of her in the latest teaser trailer released at Netflix’s global fan event TUDUM, but not much else. It does look like she’s still rocking her signature look of sweatshirt jackets and t-shirts. We guess we’ll have to wait and see if she’s still holding onto that skateboard.

Stranger Things Season 4 doesn’t have a specific release date yet, but we do know it will premiere at some point in 2022. While you wait, you can always stream the first three seasons again on Netflix.