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Wadsworth from Clue

Most people know Clue as a board game. But in 1985 it became a major motion picture with an ensemble cast led by Tim Curry. And while Tim Curry is best known as Long John Silver and Dr. Frank-N-Furter, he is just as compelling as the much more prim – though possibly no less dangerous – butler known as Wadsworth. Or perhaps he’s Mr. Boddy dressed as his butler Wadsworth. You’ll have to follow the clues and decide for yourself after watching the hilarious movie. And all three of its possible endings.

While the movie is a little topsy-turvy, Wadsworth’s costume certainly is not. He wears a traditional butler’s costume though he skips the gloves. A white dress shirt, black skinny tie, coat with tails, black vest, black pants, and black shoes makes up his entire outfit. The only other thing you need is a handy revolver. Just make sure you count the shots. Was it 1+1+2+1 or 1+2+2+1?

Subaru Natsuki from Re:Zero

In the anime and light novel series Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World, Subaru Natsuki (voiced by Koboyashi Yuusuke or Sean Chiplock) is the main protagonist.  Subaru is transported from a convenience store in Japan to a fantasy world where he becomes a knight to the half-elf Emilia.  Subaru typically wears the tracksuit he had on when he was brought to this new world, however he also has a butler’s uniform he wears while serving at the Roswaal mansion.  A standard butler’s costume will help to achieve this look, especially if you take the time to carefully outline the lapels with some standard grey fabric paint.  If you don’t like the look of a multi-striped bow tie, you could also use a plain blue one and paint a single stripe across it once it is tied.

Sebastian Michaelis

In the manga and anime adaptation Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji), the demon Sebastian Michaelis has agreed to help the young Ciel Phantomhive in exchange for his soul. In the meantime, he acts as Ciel’s butler with vim and vigor.