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M. Ivan from The Grand Budapest Hotel

M. Ivan (played by Bill Murray) is a member of The Society of the Crossed Keys. This means that he belongs to an elite group of hotel concierges and attendants. It also means that when M. Gustave is in trouble, M. Ivan feels obliged to believe his side of things and help him out.

Like all members of The Society of the Crossed Keys, M. Ivan takes his job to heart. It is his passion and his raison d’etre. And this shows in the pride he takes when dressing himself. While this makes for an interesting costume it also, unfortunately, makes the costume a bit difficult to put together.

You can get white dress pants, a white dress shirt, black dress shoes, and a champagne colored bow tie easily. M. Ivan’s overcoat, however, will likely need to be custom ordered from a costumer like the one linked here. His waistcoat is another unique piece because of its deep cut, so one like that pictured above is a close alternative.

M. Ivan’s Society of the Crossed Keys pins are another key costume feature that will require a little DIY work using miniature keys. And, finally, his thick mustache in a truly vintage style is the last piece to this very unique costume that is as detail-oriented as the character himself.

Arthur Howitzer, Jr. from The French Dispatch

Arthur Howitzer, Jr. (played by Bill Murray) is the brains behind Wes Anderson’s fictional newspaper in The French Dispatch. As the Editor-in-Chief, Arthur is responsible for hiring the brightest journalists and improving their stories with his sharp perspective. Arthur’s clothing is mostly yellow and brown, with a suit vest, but no jacket.

Bob Wiley

In What About Bob?, Bob Wiley (Bill Murray) is a good-natured psychiatric patient. When his therapist goes on vacation, Bob decides to follow. Initially, he’s only a mild annoyance to Dr. Marvin but as Bob ingratiates himself and his condition improves, Dr. Marvin gets pushed over the edge.

Carl Spackler from Caddyshack

In Caddyshack, when the upscale Bushwood Country Club is overrun with a gopher infestation, it’s the unhinged Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) who’s called in. And when flooding them out of their holes doesn’t work, he embarks on a scorched earth campaign.

Ghostbusters

When ghosts, poltergeists, and other spirits come a haunting, who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters! Coveralls are essential work attire when the possibility of being covered in slime or marshmallow puff is a real job hazard.

Raleigh St. Clair

In The Royal Tenenbaums, Raleigh St. Clair is the meek and mild-mannered husband of Margot Tenenbaum. As a renown neurologist, he’s written the book on test subject and life companion Dudley Heinsbergen.

Ernie McCracken

In Kingpin, Bill Murray plays Ernie “Big Ern” McCracken, a professional bowler who’ll backstab anyone to get ahead including bowling prodigy Roy Munson. That rose bowling ball is his gravy train with biscuit wheels.

Steve Zissou

Steve Zissou, played by Bill Murray in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, is an oceanographer who makes documentaries from aboard the Belafonte. He corresponds on Steve Zissou stationery and sports Steve Zissou special edition Adidas.