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Mike Schmidt from Five Nights at Freddy’s (2023)

Mike Schmidt (played by Josh Hutcherson) is the protagonist of the horror film Five Nights at Freddy’s, based on the same-named video game.  Mike is set up with a job as a security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza by his career counselor.  Mike has messy hair and perpetual stubble.  His “uniform” consists primarily of a black vest that says “SECURITY” on the left side.  To make your costume, start with jeans and a grey thermal.  You can opt for a navy zip-up or a crewneck sweater, depending on which part of the movie you want to emulate.  Finish the look with either a green jacket or a black vest with a “SECURITY” decal added to make it look official, and a handy flashlight.

Larry Daley from Night at the Museum

Larry Daley (played by Ben Stiller) is the protagonist of the Night at the Museum film series.  Larry works as the night security guard at the Museum of Natural History in New York City where the exhibits, including wax statues of historical figures like Teddy Roosevelt, come to life.  Larry’s security uniform is fairly standard, though you can add an iron-on patch to the left arm to get closer to his look from the movies.  If an official one can’t be found, consider a fun “Night at the Museum” version as a fun nod to the franchise.

Carter from Disjointed

Carter from Disjointed

Carter (played by Tone Bell) is the security guard at Ruth’s Alternative Caring on the show Disjointed. He is also a character with one of the biggest development arcs in the show. And he is, for many, the character with the most heart wrenching backstory. An Iraq veteran with untreated PTSD, Carter struggles to process what he has been through and find peace. He does, thankfully, but it’s a long journey that Tone Bell plays phenomenally.

Carter’s look changes throughout the show, usually in a way that reflects where he is in his character arc. This version of his costume is toward the end of the first season. He’s relaxed a little and doesn’t wear a full security uniform but he’s also not entirely relaxed into casual clothes as he occasionally is in the second season.

The main pieces here are his black “Security” shirt and his combat boots. Adding in a pair of black Dickies and a black hoodie completes the look. Of course Carter is rarely without his word search book as well. Any other accessories you might want to add from the shows are entirely up to your discretion!

Purple Man from Five Nights at Freddy’s

In the horror game Five Nights at Freddy’s, Purple Man (also known as Purple Guy or The Murderer, real name William Afton) is thought to be a security guard who murdered five children at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. He makes mysterious appearances during the minigames.

Barney Calhoun

Barney Calhoun is a playable character in Half-Life: Blue Shift, and a major character in Half-Life 2 as well as Episode One. Starting out as a security guard at Black Mesa Research Facility, he eventually joins the Lambda Resistance and works as a mole in the Combine Civil Protection Forces.

David Dunn

In Unbreakable, David Dunn (Bruce Willis) is a security guard who realizes that he has super powers after he’s the only one to survive a train wreck. And like in most M. Night Shyamalan movies, his kryptonite is the most common of substances: water. His poncho reads “FSU” (for Franklin State University) in yellow letters on the front, and “Security” on the back.

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