astronaut

Mark Watney from The Martian

Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) is the unfortunate protagonist of both the book and the filmĀ The Martian. A sand storm leaves him stranded on Mars when the rest of his crew has reason to believe he’s dead. It becomes his mission to survive until they come back and rescue him.

While a full astronaut’s suit might seem like the most obvious costume for Mark Watney, it’s not his most iconic outfit from the film. That honor belongs to the clothes he wears while terraforming the inside of his habitat so he can grow crops.

The outfit is very simple and consists of light grey slip on shoes, grey cargo pants, a blue henley, and an official NASA sweatshirt in navy. Safety goggles and blue gloves can be added to recreate specific scenes when he was working with the soil. To really round out the costume, though, you’ll want to bring a few potatoes with you. And maybe some ketchup. Because Mark Watney will be the first to say that potatoes are always better with ketchup.

Among Us

Hm, red is looking kind of sus. Among Us is a multiplayer game about teamwork and betrayal. Similar to “Mafia” or “Push the Button,” one of your fellow astronauts is an impostor. As crewmate, your is to complete all your tasks, but as the impostor, your goal is to sabotage and kill everyone. Made for both mobile and desktop, the game has amassed a huge following this year, with 300,000 players per day and #1 in Simulation on the App Store. This costume requires some DIY for painting the helmet and dyeing the suit. While yellow is featured in this guide, you can swap out for the color of your choice. If you want to be an impostor, you can brandish a bloody prop knife and splatter some fake blood on the costume.

Cooper

In Interstellar, blight has caused humankind to regress to an agrarian society, and Cooper’s (Matthew McConaughey) simple white T-shirt, work jacket, and jeans suggest he’s done the same. But his pilot’s watch hints that he’s still hanging onto his greater ambitions.

David 8

In Prometheus, David 8 (Michael Fassbender) is a next generation robot from Weyland Industries capable of simulating human emotion. On the upside, he enjoys the film Lawrence of the Arabia; on the downside, he develops an ego, insecurities, jealousy and envy.

Sam Bell

In Moon, Sam Bell (played by Sam Rockwell) is at the end of his 3-year stint supervising a mining operations alone on the dark side of the moon. His only companion has been a computer named GERTY, until he starts seeing visions of “other” humans…

Howard Wolowitz

Despite a highly successful career as an engineer and astronaut, Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) gets mocked constantly by his friends in The Big Bang Theory. He considers himself a ladies man, but that female attention comes mainly from his mother.