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Pete Martino from Ghosts

Pete Martino (played by Richie Moriarty) is the perpetually upbeat 80s scout master killed by a stray arrow on the CBS sitcom Ghosts.  Prior to his death, Pete was a dedicated family man and scout leader to a troop of girls, one of whom loosed the arrow that accidentally resulted in his demise.  To recreate his look from the show, you’ll need large-framed glasses, tall boot socks, green shorts, and a khaki shirt.  Adorn the shirt with as many patches as you want.  The easiest way to make it look like there’s an arrow through your throat is to use a gag headband turned sideways.  A neckerchief can double as part of the costume as well as a disguise for the headband while it helps hold it in place.

Missy Cooper from Young Sheldon

Melissa “Missy” Cooper (played by Raegan Revord) is the fraternal twin sister of Sheldon Cooper on the TV series Young Sheldon.  The polar opposite of her twin brother, Missy is utterly disinterested in schoolwork and often feels jealous of her brother and the attention he receives from their mother Mary.  Missy’s style varies throughout the series, but often lingers on the more tomboy-ish side of things, especially when she discovers she has a talent for baseball.  She also often dons overalls, especially in her younger days, if you find yourself more in the mood for shorts than a pinafore dress.

mary cooper from young sheldon

Mary Cooper from Young Sheldon

Mary Cooper (played by Zoe Perry) is the mother of Georgie, Sheldon, and Missy on the TV series Young Sheldon.  A young mother from East Texas, Mary is devout and no-nonsense, even as she sometimes struggles to understand her genius son.  Mary wears a variety of clothes throughout the series, and imitating her look is a great chance to dust off some vintage dresses or accessories you might have lying in the back of your closet.  Otherwise, focus on bold 80s prints with vintage-inspired silhouettes.  And of course, don’t forget to practice your southern drawl to really sell the part.

georgie cooper from young sheldon

Georgie Cooper from Young Sheldon

George Cooper, Jr. (played by Montana Jordan) is the eldest son of George and Mary, and the elder brother of Sheldon and Missy on the sitcom Young Sheldon.  Referred to as Georgie by nearly everyone, the eldest Cooper child is named after his father and is often derided by Sheldon and Meemaw for his lacking intellect.  Georgie’s style is far less buttoned-up than his younger brothers, favoring comfortable jeans and loose-fitting, sporty clothes.

sheldon cooper from young sheldon

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.

Grace van Pelt from The Mentalist

Grace Van Pelt from The Mentalist

At first glance, Grace Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti) is quiet and demure, but she proves herself to be an a proficient computer hacking expert for Teresa Lisbon‘s team at the California Bureau of Investigation. Consistent with her conservative upbringing, Van Pelt is a modest dresser with preppy influences. When the actress, Amanda Righetti, became pregnant during The Mentalist’s fifth season, Van Pelt’s onscreen wardrobe began including loose-fitting blazers to hide her figure (though the new mother’s natural beauty could never be fully unconcealed), and she was always filmed while seated behind large computer monitors.

Patrick Jane from The Mentalist Season 6

Patrick Jane (Season Six) from The Mentalist

With the defeat of serial killer Red John behind him at the midpoint of Season 6, Patrick Jane (played by Australian actor Simon Baker) escapes the law to Mexico, where he spends the next two years living the idyllic life of a hermit. His old mind-bending ways are a thing of the past, or so he thinks, as he traipses across scenic beaches in a red sarong, worn Oxfords (with no socks), and custom-made designer shirt (with a noticeable lack of epaulets, his tailor is quick to point out). That is, until the FBI summons him back to the United States to solve a series of cases in return for his freedom. Jane may have returned to active Mentalist duties, but his dress reflects his all the more laissez-faire attitude towards his job of closing cases.

Jethro Gibbs from NCIS

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.

Gibbs' Coffee Cup from NCIS

Make Your Own: Gibbs’ Coffee Cup from NCIS

Leroy Jethro Gibbs (played by Mark Harmon) is a gruff, hard-boiled NCIS Special Agent with a heart of gold. Despite […]

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Patrick Jane from The Mentalist

In his old life, Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) made a name for himself as a psychic. After messing with the wrong serial killer, Jane reinvents himself as a mentalist (master manipulator of thoughts and behavior) and consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation, much to the chagrin of Agent Teresa Lisbon.  His true motive is exacting revenge on the murderer of his wife and daughter. Jane’s blunt mannerisms, penchant for herbal teas, and three-piece suits make him an iconic character, to say the least.