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Craig Middlebrooks from Parks and Recreation

Craig Middlebrooks is a minor character in the NBC sitcom, Parks and Recreation, though he hates being called his name. He took over Leslie Knope’s position as director and associate administrator. He is believed to get promoted Head of the Parks Department after Ron Swanson leaves. Craig is just as loud and opinionated as the actor who plays him, aka Billy Eichner from Billy on the Street. Craig is also a wine expert, and was hired by Tom Haverford to be a wine steward at his Bistro. His significant other is Typhoon, whom he eventually marries. Despite his explosive, nihilistic outbursts, he indeed “cares too much,” as he is diligent at what he does.

Donna Meagle from Parks and Recreation

Donna Meagle is a character in the NBC sitcom, Parks and Recreation. She is the office manager of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department. Out of everyone in the show, Donna has the most active dating life with a variety of suitors. She is sociable yet strong-willed, with a taste for luxury and culture. Played by stand-up comedian and actress Retta, the character became a regular in the third season. This costume guide includes a standard outfit from the earlier seasons, as well as the outfit from the iconic “Treat Yo Self” segment.

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Greendale Human Being

In the hit sitcom Community, the Greendale Human Being is the school mascot for Greendale Community College. Created by Pierce Hawthorne and Dean Pelton, they are a genderless, anthropomorphic, non-offensive “being.” With the black fabric marker, draw two black dots for the eyes and a wide smile on the zentai mask.

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Dean Pelton

Dean Craig Pelton (Jim Rash) is a main character in NBC’s sitcom Community. He is the well-meaning, yet bumbling dean of Greendale Community College. He strives to restore the prestige and seriousness of the school in spite of paintball wars and blanket and pillow forts. He has a obvious crush on Jeff Winger. Regarding his sexuality, gay “doesn’t even begin to cover it” and makes up “approximately two sevenths” of what he is. He also has a weird fetish for dalmatians. Given his vast costume collection, Dean Pelton can be considered a cosplayer himself! This guide includes one of his best known costumes from the iconic payday rap.

Inspector Spacetime and Constable Reggie

Inspector Spacetime and Constable Reggie appear in the fictional British sci-fi series, Inspector Spacetime. Very similar to Doctor Who, the Inspector and his companion, Reggie, travel throughout time and space in a telephone box. The show exists as a show within a show in the NBC sitcom Community, where Troy and Abed cosplay these characters to the Halloween party and at an Inspector Spacetime convention. No Inspector is complete without their constable, so grab your best friend for this duo cosplay!

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Troy and Abed in the Morning

In the comedy series Community, best friends Troy Barnes (Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino) and Abed Nadir (Daniel Pudi) host a talk show called “Troy and Abed in the Morning!” Usually filmed inside Group Study Room F, the show is in a typical morning talk show format. But of course Troy and Abed are poking fun at the genre. Their bromance is clear through their cheery sarcasm in this recurring segment adored by the fans of Community,

Joey Tribbiani from Friends

“Thanksgiving Pants” Joey Tribbiani from Friends

“All right, where’s that turkey?” To the protests of his friends, Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) eagerly tears into the Thanksgiving turkey dinner, clad in a pair of Phoebe’s maternity pants and a classically comfortable T-shirt. Hilarity ensues as the credits roll. Whether or not he’s planning for a Thanksgiving food coma, Joey Tribbiani dresses comfortably in loose-fitting shirts and pants typical of the 1990s silhouette.

To recreate Joey’s iconic Thanksgiving pants, we’ve paired an obnoxiously colorful pair of Aladdin pants with a black shirt extender garment. It’s far more confining than real maternity pants, but at least the fake turkey is mostly filled with air!

Monica Geller from Friends

Monica Geller from Friends

Monica Geller (Courteney Cox) is Rachel Greene‘s worldly, grounded roommate who takes the runaway bride in at the start of the Friends series. Monica’s presence on the show pushed boundaries on television, encouraging viewers to think about sensitive subjects such as obesity and what constitutes promiscuity in her day and age. Monica’s sense of style centers around comfortable blue jeans, and basic-colored camisoles, T-shirts, or blouses — to me, it is highly evocative of the nineties.

Rachel Greene from Friends

Rachel Greene from Friends

Friends, among other things, shows the evolution of Rachel Karen Greene from a runaway bride with unrealistic expectations of the world to a thriving businesswoman with questionable decision-making skills — at least, in terms of her personal life. (Joey? Really?) Career-wise, the character of Rachel served as a breakout role for actress Jennifer Aniston.

Rachel’s fashion sense can be summed up in plaid, pleated miniskirts, comfy sweaters, and dresses with Mandarin collars. All the more iconic is the hairstyle she sported at various lengths throughout Friends’ ten-season run.

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Cool Cats from Community

In “Celebrity Pharmacology,” the thirteenth episode in season two of Community, the group must perform an anti-drug skit at a middle school. Annie writes the script and assigns the roles of the “Cool Cats” to Jeff (Joel McHale) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs). They’re laid-back, detached, and of course, cool. You can either be Jeff or Britta, and grab a friend or partner to complete the pair. This is a simple, yet original couple cosplay that any fan of the show will recognize.