Learn how to dress like Kimmy Schmidt for cosplay and Halloween
Bring some sunshine to your next cosplay convention of Halloween party with this bright and vibrant Kimmy Schmidt costume guide.
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a young woman who has spent the past fifteen years of her life in a bunker after being kidnapped as a young teenager by a cult leader who convinced her that she was one of very few survivors of a nuclear holocaust.
While Kimmy has lived a strange life, she wants to get back into the world by moving to New York City and starting over again. Kimmy takes a job from Jacqueline, a wealthy but troubled socialite who goes to fancy restaurants like “Le Gargamel” but who is also out-of-touch with her dysfunctional family until Kimmy comes along.
Check out the links below to make your own DIY Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt costume for cosplay or Halloween.
Kimmy has shoulder-length bright auburn hair in bouncy waves on her head, and her hair has no bangs at all although it does frame both sides of her forehead. Sometimes she wears it straight down, but usually she keeps her wavy style.
To recreate Kimmy’s look for your costume, you can dye and style your own hair or wear an auburn-colored cosplay wig. Use hair mousse and a brush to style your hair.
Kimmy often has a very large, wide smile on her face, thrilled to be experiencing life to the fullest after escaping the doomsday cult, and she wears pink lip gloss and a pale concealer most of the time.
You can get these makeup supplies from most retail websites and drugstores.
Kimmy wears a wide variety of different outfits throughout the course of her TV series, which are always in bright colors and bold patterns.
One of her most well-known outfits consists of neon pink skinny jeans, a white blouse with long sleeves and a rainbow confetti pattern on it, and a yellow long-sleeved cardigan with rainbow butterfly accent shapes on it.
If you can’t find a yellow cardigan with butterfly accents on it, you can purchase some small rainbow decorative butterfly craft shapes to glue to a plain yellow sweater to modify it.
Kimmy wears purple brightly-colored sneakers with white accents. You can search for similar sneakers on retail websites and at shoe stores.
Purchase a pair of basic plain socks to wear with them, as well.
To complete your Kimmy Schmidt costume, you’ll need her purple backpack.
Her backpack has a bizarre cartoon face on it, and she wears it most notably on the Netflix advertisement posters used to promote the TV series.
You can purchase purple backpacks and cloth bags online from retail websites and athletics shops. If you can’t locate a backpack with a cartoon face printed on it, you can use fabric paint to customize a plain backpack.
Learn how to dress like Piper Chapman for cosplay and Halloween
Piper Chapman, the main character of the Netflix TV series Orange Is the New Black, is an inmate at a women’s prison whose time behind bars slowly reveals a darkness to her psyche that she never knew she had.
To survive, she finds herself manipulating others, and over time she takes on a spoiled and self-righteous attitude, revealing that prison can perhaps bring out a selfish side in anybody.
Still, Piper’s time in the Litchfield Penitentiary does cause her to reflect more on her life and the way she treats other people, making for a riveting and exciting story.
How to Dress Like Piper Chapman from Orange is the New Black
Piper has dirty-blonde shoulder-length hair, as well as a long fringe of bangs brushed to one side of her head. During her time in prison, her hair takes on a somewhat unkempt, choppy look.
You can dye and style your own natural hair to get a similar look to Piper’s, or you can use a light blonde cosplay wig.
Piper has a pale complexion and dark bags under her eyes.
You can use a light concealer or foundation to get a similar appearance, and for the eyes, use a dark eye shadow to add a dark shadow beneath them for a tired, angry look.
Orange Prison Jumpsuit:
As a woman living behind bars, Piper naturally wears orange prison garb, hence the TV series’s title. Her orange inmate uniform is made of heavy fabric and consists of a full-body suit (a large orange top and tie-on orange pants underneath) with short sleeves and a baggy white t-shirt beneath it.
For the white shirt, you can find t-shirts and tank tops at any retail website or shopping mall.
Piper wears a tag on her prison uniform which bears her name and other identifying information, just like the other prisoners at Litchfield Penitentiary.
The tag uses a metal clip and is red and white in color. You can print your own identification tag and insert it into a blank tag holder to clip to your uniform.
Piper also wears plain black slip-on rubber shoes, just like all the other prisoners. You can purchase similar shoes from most retail websites and shoe stores.
Finally, as one last detail, purchase a screwdriver to carry with you. Piper accidentally steals a screwdriver from the prison and it becomes contraband, resulting in a search to recover it so it won’t end up being used as a shank by one of the inmates.
You can find screwdrivers from most retail websites and hardware stores.
Learn how to dress like Deb Bradshaw from Napoleon Dynamite
If you are looking for a bright and fun costume that has a bit of nostalgia, this cosplay guide will get you ready to sell some handicrafts door to door as Napoleon Dynamite’s Deb.
Deborah “Deb” Bradshaw is a young high school student and amateur glamour shot producer and Napoleon Dynamite’s love interest in the cult classic film.
Socially awkward and mousy, Deb is portrayed as difficult to converse with, however she befriends Napoleon and Pedro after Napoleon returns her box of handicrafts to her in apology for his rudeness upon first meeting her.
Unfortunately for Napoleon, his creepy Uncle Rico alienates Deb from him after offering her an embarrassing breast enhancement product for sale, but the two friends reconcile after Pedro successfully wins the school election.
How to Dress Like Deb Bradshaw from Napoleon Dynamite
Despite being born in the early 1990’s, Deb’s hair is stuck in 1985 in terms of style. When wearing it casually she keeps her auburn-colored hair in a side ponytail, and when at the school dance, she has it crimped in a frizzy high ponytail.
You can recreate this look for your own costume by styling and dying your own hair or by wearing a wig.
If you are unsure how to do Deb’s hairstyles, look up video tutorials for how to do a good side ponytail and how to crimp your hair, or look for a crimped hair cosplay wig.
Deb has an ever-stony facial expression (except when she’s extremely happy or upset), and she doesn’t wear a lot of makeup, just a dark peach-colored lip gloss.
You can purchase lip gloss online from retail websites, or from drugstores and cosmetics shops.
Deb wears pale pastel shirts, usually high-collared t-shirts or short-sleeved blouses, and they are in shades of pink and white.
She wears pastel blue pants, and when at the school dance she wears a pink puffy formal dress with large short sleeves.
For the dress, search for a lightweight pink dress in a prom-type style.
Upon first meeting Napoleon at his house, Deb is going door-to-door trying to promote her glamour portraits and her homemade handicrafts. After being told off and dismissed by Napoleon’s brother, Kip, needless to say Deb is frustrated, but Napoleon makes it up to her and even keeps one of her keychains that she made.
For this accessory, purchase a purple plastic box like the one Deb sells her keychains in, and add some keychains made of rainbow plastic string.
Search retail websites and houseware stores for the purple box.
For footwear, check out shoe stores for a pair of white flats like Deb’s, which she wears without socks.
As one last finishing touch, you’ll need Deb’s bright pink fanny pack.
A tacky fad of a bygone era, Deb is none the wiser and likes wearing it while doing her door-to-door work. You can buy fanny packs at retail websites and athletics shops.
Learn how to dress like Uncle Rico for cosplay and Halloween
Grab a ribeye and get ready to brush up on your old pigskin flingin’ skills with our DIY Uncle Rico costume guide.
Rico “Uncle Rico” Dynamite is the lame and somewhat creepy ex-football player uncle of Napoleon and Kip Dynamite. After a failed sports career at a young age, Uncle Rico spends most of his time in his ugly orange Santana, filming himself throwing footballs as if he’s still the big stud he once was.
While Uncle Rico means well, his get-rich-quick schemes and increasingly bizarre, embarrassing behavior only frustrates Napoleon, especially after it causes him trouble with Deb, Napoleon’s socially awkward love interest.
How to Dress Like Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite
Uncle Rico has fake-looking sandy brown hair in a short, shaggy 1970’s style atop his head.
Sometimes during his wannabe football star videos, he wears a white sports sweatband around his forehead beneath his hair to push it out of his eyes.
To nail down this look for your own costume, you can either dye your own hair brown and style it with a comb or hairbrush, or you can use a brown cosplay wig.
Uncle Rico has bushy brown eyebrows and a small brown mustache matching his hair.
You can draw these features onto your face using a dark eyebrow pencil, or for an extra challenge you can try growing out your own.
The attire Uncle Rico wears reflects the tackiest washed-up trends of the 1970’s (much like his hairstyle), complete with pastel blue cardigan vests, a buttoned-down brown dress shirt with a wide collar and pastel-colored pants with distinctive sewn creases, further suggesting that this poor guy can’t let go of his glory days in the past.
You can find similar clothing items from retail websites, thrift stores and costume shops.
In some scenes, the character also wears a white t-shirt along with an oversized, unbuttoned blue pastel shirt and blue pastel slacks, which you can also find at these locations.
Uncle Rico is rarely seen not carrying a ratty old football around in his hands along with his videocassette recorder for his bad football home movies.
You can purchase footballs from any retail website or sports store. You can also buy old retro video tape recorders online from some retail websites and second-hand shops, or you can substitute with a modern digital camcorder instead.
Uncle Rico also wears a plastic wristwatch.
The character wears a school ring from his younger years, which you can buy from party supply stores.
Lastly, you’ll need his basic black shoes, which are made of a matte leather-like material. Check out shoe stores and retail websites to see if you can track down a pair of shoes just like the ones that Uncle Rico has.
Learn how to dress like Pedro Sanchez for cosplay and Halloween
On the cult classic comedy Napoleon Dynamite, Pedro Sanchez is a Mexican exchange student whom Napoleon befriends. Together they start a campaign to have Pedro become class president, effectively also becoming the most popular kid in school.
While Pedro at first just appears awkward and shy, he’s intelligent and a great friend to Napoleon. Pedro is also a good friend to Deb, and the two continue to stay friends even after Napoleon’s embarrassing Uncle Rico tries to sell Deb unwanted products.
Pedro is definitely one of the film’s funniest and most endearing characters, and he proves that you can be anything you want if you put your mind to it.
How to Dress Like Pedro Sanchez from Napoleon Dynamite
Pedro has dark brown wavy hair just to his ears, and although at one point in the film he shaves his head, Deb gives him a wig to wear with much more volume than his regular hair, although it’s the same dark brown color.
Get a dark brown cosplay wig to complete the look and use a soft-bristled hairbrush to style it.
Pedro has a small dark brown mustache. You can use an eyebrow pencil to draw this feature onto your own face, or for an extra challenge you can try growing your own.
His mustache angles downwards over his lips.
Pedro wears dress shirts usually in a bold-patterned style, including a blue-and-orange one with vertical stripes and a light blue one with darker blue rose-like embroidered shapes on it.
He wears a dark blazer with these while campaigning in the school election. You can find similar dress shirts and blazers online from retail websites, shopping malls and thrift stores.
Pedro also wears basic Day-Glo blue jeans.
An an extra detail, purchase a pair of white socks, as Pedro is usually seen wearing closed-toe footwear throughout the film.
Vote For Pedro:
Although Pedro himself doesn’t wear a “Vote For Pedro” t-shirt in the film (Napoleon wears one), you can use craft supplies or a pre-made campaign sign to have your own “Vote For Pedro” school politics sign to carry around with you while cosplaying or trick-or-treating as an extra detail to your costume.
Pedro wears a tacky, oversized bolo tie. In our guide, you can find a link to purchase one on Amazon.
For Pedro’s belt, which is dark brown with a silver buckle, search the same locations to find the right color and style.
Lastly, to finish off your costume you’ll need a pair of shoes. Pedro wears plain dark brown shoes on his feet. You can purchase similar shoes at any retail website or shoe store.
Learn how to dress like Bill Lumbergh for cosplay and Halloween
In the cult classic film Office Space, Bill Lumbergh is a division vice president of Initech in Texas, and the perfect satire of modern corporate white-collar management.
With his bizarre taste in clothing, his beloved Porsche car and his passive way of speaking, Bill Lumbergh has not only become a huge staple of workplace humor since his first appearance, but he’s also appeared in countless internet memes and office products.
Portrayed by Gary Cole, who also played SavMart manager Bill Owens in One Hour Photo, Lumbergh has become one of the most popular caricatures of the workplace. Just don’t steal his parking space, and you’ll get along great with this myopic micromanager!
Learn how to dress like Steve Irwin from the Crocodile Hunter
Crikey! We’ll be your guide as you hunt for the perfect costume. In this cosplay guide, you will learn how to dress up as Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter.
Famous all around the world as the “Crocodile Hunter” and beloved for his respect and rapport with animals, Steve Irwin was an Australian zookeeper and the star of his own TV show where he interacted with wildlife up close and personal.
A pioneer of nature reality television, Irwin also helped operate the Australian Zoo alongside his wife, Terri Raines-Irwin. Tragically Steve lost his life in 2006 while working on the TV documentary Ocean’s Deadliest, but fans everywhere still remember him as an adventurous, gentle and daring conservationist who loved the animals he spent time with all through his interesting life.
How to Dress Like Steve Irwin from The Crocodile Hunter
Steve was always seen sporting a shaggy ash-blonde mullet going down to his neck in an easygoing surfer dude type of style. With the right wig or hair dye, this is a simple look to achieve.
Use a volumizing brush to add a bit more bounce to your hair if need be.
Always outdoors, Steve was often seen sporting a light tan. You can use a light spray tan to add this extra detail to your costume, or you can tan the natural way for an extra challenge to give your costume a more realistic look.
As a guy always out interacting with nature in the great outdoors, Steve always looked the part in his rugged khaki pants and matching short-sleeved button-down shirt.
We’ve found some matching options on Amazon. If you still want to look around for other options, look for clothing made of a lightweight material for a more authentic appearance.
To complete your Steve Irwin costume, you’ll need a few of his most memorable accessories. This includes his brown leather belt, his wristwatch, his rugged brown hiking boots and his plain socks.
For the socks, use white, gray or black sports socks to match the simple and practical style of Steve Irwin’s.
Buy a pair of hiking boots, and for an extra detail, wear them around outdoors for a bit before going to your upcoming party or convention to give them a more lived-in, wild look.
Steve Irwin’s popular catchphrase was made famous as he exclaimed it while hunting for crocodiles in their natural habitat during the run of his reality TV series The Crocodile Hunter, which is also where he got his reputation as the man brave enough to work with these large and dangerous reptiles.
To give your costume one last finishing touch, purchase a large stuffed plush crocodile to bring with you while cosplaying or trick-or-treating, or get a friend to dress up as a fearsome croc to go alongside you.
You can purchase stuffed crocodiles and alligators online. You can also buy full-body basic crocodile costumes pre-made online from large retail websites and costume shops.
Learn how to dress like Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park
First appearing in Jurassic Park and making continued appearances up until Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Dr. Ian Malcolm (played by Jeff Goldblum) is a brilliant, somewhat geeky and wise mathematician who predominantly studies chaos theory.
Since first meeting Alan Grant, Donald Gennaro and Ellie Sattler on his first trip to Jurassic Park, Ian has been along for the incredible thrill-ride of subsequent films and most recently, as an elderly man, he warns of the threats that will arise if science goes too far with nature.
How to Dress Like Dr. Ian Malcolm from Jurassic Park
In his original 1980’s appearance, Ian had wild and unruly dark brown hair in curls on his head.
You can dye and style your own hair for a similar look, or you can use a dark brown costume wig.
If you’d rather play Ian as an elderly man in his latest film appearance, you’ll need a short white-haired wig and a white facial beard, which you can buy online, as well.
Ian wears hipster-style glasses on his face with rectangular black plastic frames.
He also has a tanned complexion. You can either tan yourself naturally or use a spray-tan for a more temporary way to recreate this feature for your costume.
Ian is usually portrayed wearing professional-looking dark suits, black leather jackets and oversized buttoned-down dark shirts.
You can purchase these clothing items online from retail websites or at shopping malls.
Add a pair of black jeans or dress pants as well to complete the outfit ensemble.
Ian’s accessories mostly consist of basic items. This includes his silver wristwatch, his plain black belt, his black dress shoes and his turquoise jewellery.
For the belt, you can use any plain black belt with no pattern or design on it. Search retail websites and accessories shops for this item.
Ian wears two pieces of turquoise jewelry often – his necklace with a turquoise stone pendant on it, and his thick silver ring with a matching round stone in it. You can use either fake or real turquoise.
For one last additional touch, purchase a stuffed dinosaur plush to carry with you at your next convention or costume party. You can purchase stuffed toy dinosaurs online from retail websites and toy stores so you can set the Jurassic mood wherever you go.
Learn how to dress like Lois Griffin from Family Guy
In Family Guy, Lois Griffin is a suburban housewife and mother of three. Lois might appear to be an average housewife, but as a character she has an apathetic and often dysfunctional relationship with her husband and kids, leading to many moments of dark humor throughout the series.
In spite of this, Lois does do a lot for her family, from holding side jobs to earn some extra support money to constantly caring for her youngest child, Stewie.
Follow our guide to learn how to put together your own DIY Lois Griffin costume for cosplay and Halloween.
Lois has a short, simple hair style in an angular style with two curved sets of bangs over her eyes. Her hair is a melon orange color, and it’s an easy look to recreate with the right cosplay wig or hair dye.
You can use orange hair dye to give your own hair the same shade, or you can use an orange cosplay wig.
Lois has medium-length eyelashes and is always depicted wearing a plain strawberry-pink lipstick.
Use a basic black mascara and a tube of lipstick to give yourself this look.
Typical suburban American clothing is Lois Griffin’s go-to style in pretty much every episode of Family Guy. Lois wears a plain pastel mint-green blouse, which buttons down at the front and has the sleeves casually rolled up to her elbows.
She has a folded down collar and keeps the blouse un-tucked from her plain beige pants, hanging over the waistband instead.
When looking for pants, try to find the most basic, average style you can – as a stay-at-home mom, Lois Griffin always looks the part when she’s wearing her regular attire.
Lois wears basic round blue earrings on both ears. You can find earrings from jewelry stores, or you can order clip-on costume earrings from a retail website or costume shop instead.
Lois also wears magenta flats on her feet, which just slide on and have no additional features or designs. You can buy this style of footwear online from retail websites or shoe stores.
Arguably the person who Lois spends the most time with more than anybody else on Family Guy (in spite of the fact that he has a sinister plot to kill her) is Stewie Griffin – Lois’s intelligent but strangely creepy baby son.
Purchase a stuffed plushie of Stewie to carry around with you, or get a friend to dress up as Stewie Griffin to go to your next cosplay convention or Halloween party with you for an extra addition to your costume.
Learn how to dress like Peter Griffin from the Family Guy
On the Family Guy, Peter Griffin is the overweight Rhode Island husband of Lois Griffin, a father of three children. He is the typical American guy fond of beer-drinking, TV-watching and hanging out with his friends.
Peter is rather dysfunctional, having trouble holding down a job, using crude and vulgar language casually, bullying his daughter on purpose and getting jealous in regards to Lois’s attraction to other men, but at his best, Peter does genuinely care about his family… sometimes.
If you’re looking for the perfect character to show off your love for adult humor cartoons, a Peter Griffin costume is a great way to go.
Peter has short chestnut-brown hair with short sideburns and a small comb-over towards one side of his head.
This is an easy look to recreate; you can comb back your own natural hair and dye it brown, or you can wear a brown cosplay wig.
Peter has a very pudgy face with a prominently unattractive chin cleft, as well as a thin pair of round-framed glasses for his nearsightedness.
You can purchase glasses online from retail websites and party supply stores.
For the chin cleft, you can use a dark eyebrow pencil or Halloween face makeup to add the feature to your own face.
Or you can go with a Peter Griffin costume mask which replicates his cartoon look.
Peter dresses the part of an average suburban American father, complete with his white buttoned-down short-sleeved shirt and his olive green slacks. You can find these clothing items online from retail websites, shopping malls and thrift stores.
Tuck the shirt into the waistline of your pants the way Peter does, and fold the shirt collar down to look more like him.
Peter is quite overweight and is depicted with a muffin top. You can use foam padding to give your costume this extra detail for more authenticity.
To complete your Peter Griffin costume, you’ll need some of his accessories. Get a black leather belt with a round gold buckle like Peter’s, which you can find at retail websites and accessories shops.
Peter also wears wide-toed dark brown shoes on his feet, which you can get from any retail website or shoe store.
Finally, for an artifact from Peter’s residing town of Quahog, get yourself a prop replica can or bottle of beer from the Pawtucket Brewery on the Family Guy TV series to carry around with you to your upcoming Halloween party or cosplay event.
You can buy fake replica Pawtucket beer bottles and beer bottle label stickers online from retail websites and wholesale websites, or you can design your own replica label and print it out to glue or tape to an empty green-colored glass bottle.