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Xavier Riddle from Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

Xavier Riddle (voiced by Aidan Vissers) is the main character on the PBS Kids show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.  He is the older brother of Yadina and a friend of Brad Metzler.  Xavier is an energetic kid who loves to learn and meet historical figures by traveling back in time.  He has many interests, and particularly loves art and basketball.

To make Xavier’s unique hoodie, you can start with a red pullover and then add details.  The antennae can be made by gluing pipe cleaners and yellow pom poms together, and you can paint the “X” on with black fabric markers.  Red behind-the-head ear muffs will evoke the helmet-like look of Xavier’s sweatshirt.

Leroy Jethro Gibbs from NCIS

Leroy Jethro Gibbs (played by Mark Harmon) is a gruff, hard-boiled NCIS Special Agent with a heart of gold. Despite his prickly exterior, Gibbs develops a strong, almost fatherly bond with several members of his team, especially forensic scientist Abby Sciuto. Gibbs is rarely seen without a cup of piping hot black coffee in hand, and if you happen upon him without one, you’d better run. Regardless of his mood, he’s known for slapping his team members upside the head and rebuking them with a long list of his rules for life.

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Bill and Ted Face the Music

Excellent! Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are back in the awaited sequel, Bill & Ted Face the Music. The comedic duo returns as middle aged dads with their daughters, Billie and Thea. Now they must create a song that will save Earth and the entire universe. Check out the costume guide for Bill and Ted from the first movie here.

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Dry Eye from The Gentlemen

In Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen, Dry Eye (played by Henry Golding) is a gangster who works for Lord George, though he soon deviates from his boss’ plans in order to secure his own fortune and place in the world.  Dry Eye makes an offer to Mickey Pearson for his cannabis business in order to drive the price down for another man, but this soon proves to be a mistake.  Dry Eye’s most striking clothing choice are his leopard print loafers that he wears when confronting Mickey’s wife Rosalind toward the end of the film.

Elvis Character

Elvis Presley

Everyone knows Elvis. His full name is Elvis Aaron Presley and he was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Dubbed the “King of Rock and Roll,” he is one of the most significant pop culture icons of the 20th century and in American history. With hits like “Hound Dog” and “Blue Suede Shoes,” Elvis shocked the nation with his loud sound and swinging hips. While he also acted in some films, such as Love Me Tender, he is the best selling solo music artist of all time. This costume guide offers two of his signature looks: his jumpsuit from the Aloha from Hawaii tour and his more casual outfit from Jailhouse Rock.

Lord John Grey from Outlander

Lord John Grey (played by David Berry) is the governor of the Scottish prison Ardsmuir. He is an excellent swordsman, and has a kind personality. When it comes to battle and honor he is dedicated and passionate. Lord John Grey tries to live an honorable life in Outlander.

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Charlie Price from Kinky Boots

Charlie Price is the protagonist of the movie turned Broadway musical, Kinky Boots. After his father dies, he inherits the family shoe factory, but he isn’t ready to assume the responsibility, especially as profits look bleak. While seeking a new market, he encounters a group of muggers harassing a woman. Charlie intervenes but gets knocked unconscious, and the woman ends up saving him. Turns out that woman is Lola, the drag queen who headlines her own show, yet can’t fit into women’s boots. The two create a whole new line of shoes made for drag queens, fittingly called “kinky boots”, with Lola as the designer. Their partnership helps Charlie overcome dealing with his father’s legacy, which leads to their shared success. Stark Sands originated the role on Broadway. Celebrities such as American Idol winner David Cook and Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie have also stepped into the role — or should we say, stepped into the kinky boots!

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Remus Lupin from Harry Potter

Remus Lupin is a character in the Harry Potter book and movie series. In the Prisoner of Azkaban, he becomes the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts. While he is a compassionate and good natured man, he was cursed with lycanthropy during his childhood. He keeps it a secret until Hermione Granger realizes why his boggart is a full moon. During his years as a student, he was part of the Marauders with Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew, and James Potter. Remus remains protective over Harry as his father was his best friend. He marries Nymphadora Tonks but they are murdered by Death Eaters in the Battle of Hogwarts.

Nelson Van Alden from Boardwalk Empire

Nelson Van Alden from Boardwalk Empire

In Boardwalk Empire, Nelson Van Alden (played by Michael Shannon) is one of those men who lived long enough to see themselves become the villain in their own story. Although he started as a good man, he ultimately allowed corruption to take hold.

It’s hard to see that from the outside though. Throughout the series Van Alden stuck to the same sort of clothing even as his priorities and principles changed. Like many men at that time he wears a coordinated three-piece suit with a white undershirt and an understated tie. Van Alden prefers browns over blacks and greys and his ties are usually striped. His shoes match the tone of his suit and he wears a camel wool overcoat when the weather calls for it. He also has a wide-brimmed fedora to keep his head covered as was proper at the time. And of course you can’t forget the pomade for the distinct slicked hair of the period.

Greef Karge from The Mandalorian

Greef Karga from The Mandalorian

Greef Karga (played by Carl Weathers) is the head of the bounty hunters in the Hunters’ Guild. He hands out the assignments and ensures that the clients pay the hunters. Unless, that is, one of the hunters runs off with bounty. Then things get a little messy.

Copying Greef Karga’s look takes a little bit of work. Most Star Wars costumes aren’t easy to recreate from your typical closet and Karga’s is no different. You can get close, though. Brown leather pants and a light brown undershirt set up your base layers. Over that you’ll want to add a brown leather vest and a brown leather tunic-style coat. Over the waist of your pants you’ll want to add brown fabric for a belt pad and then a brown leather belt. Brown leather boots and black gloves finish the look while a tracking fob, bounty puck, and official license get you ready to go after your own bounties!