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Young Sheldon Cooper from Young Sheldon

Young Sheldon Cooper (played by Iain Armitage with voiceover from Jim Parsons) is the titular protagonist of the CBS sitcom Young Sheldon.  A spinoff of the popular Big Bang Theory, the series focuses on Sheldon Cooper’s childhood in East Texas, where his proclivity for learning and genius intellect are often at odds with his family and peers, including his older brother Georgie.  Whereas the elder Sheldon was known for his geeky collection of t-shirts, young Sheldon often favors plaid button-ups and bow ties, making for a fun and comfortable costume.  To put the finishing touches on the look, be sure to bring a vintage-looking briefcase and style your hair with a little shine.

Barry Kripke from The Big Bang Theory

On The Big Bang Theory, Barry Kripke (played by John Ross Bowie) is a co-worker of Sheldon and Leonard.  A former plasma physicist, he eventually changes focus to explore string theory and works with Sheldon at one point.  Kripke, as he is usually called by his colleagues, has rhotacism and is quite sarcastic.  Kripke often wears colorful flannels and button downs layered over a white t-shirt.  His red jacket makes a few appearances, though his outfits change often throughout the series.

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Emily Sweeney from The Big Bang Theory

Emily Sweeney (played by Laura Spencer) is a dermatologist who dates Raj Koothrappali on The Big Bang Theory.  Emily and Raj meet on a dating website, and she ended up being Raj’s longest lasting relationship on the show.  Emily has a strange sense of humor and she is interested in all things horror.  Emily has long red hair and often wears skinny jeans tucked into riding or ankle boots.

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Penny from The Big Bang Theory

On The Big Bang Theory, Penny (played by Kaley Cuoco) is the catalyst of the entire series when she moves in across the hall from Sheldon and his roommate Leonard, her eventual husband.  Penny’s clothing changes a lot throughout the 12 seasons, which mirrors her career movements as well.  Some of her most iconic clothing includes her Cheesecake Factory uniform, the daisy dukes shorts and pink tops she is known for in the early seasons while she is trying to become an actress, and her pink business suit from the series finale after she has established herself as a successful sales rep at a pharmaceutical company.

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Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz from The Big Bang Theory

Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz (played by Melissa Rauch) is a microbiologist with a lucrative job at a pharmaceutical company.  She marries Howard, and the couple have two children by the end of the series.  Bernadette is petite and often wears brightly colored sweaters layered over floral print dresses and dark tights.

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Professor Proton from The Big Bang Theory

In The Big Bang Theory, Arthur Jeffries, a.k.a. well-known children’s science TV show host Professor Proton (played by Bob Newhart) is a personal hero of Sheldon Cooper and is hired by Sheldon and Leonard Hofstadter to perform a private science show.  Though typically seen in a tie and lab coat, Professor Proton also has a recurring appearance in Sheldon’s dreams dressed as Obi-Wan Kenobi and offering pertinent life advice.

Amy Farrah Fowler

In Big Bang Theory, Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) is Sheldon Cooper’s friend who is a girl but not his “girlfriend”. She’s rational, blunt, and socially awkward – can’t imagine why Sheldon doesn’t want to date someone who’s basically his female counterpart.

Leonard Hofstadter

In The Big Bang Theory, Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) is an experimental physicist and roommates with Sheldon Cooper. He may be a geek, but he’s perfectly normal compared to the rest of the gang.

Raj Koothrappali

In The Big Bang Theory, Raj Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) works with Sheldon Cooper and maintains a bromance with Howard Wolowitz. His game suffers from his inability to talk to women sober, as well as his garish sweater vest and jacket combos.

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.