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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.

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.

Chandler Bing from Friends

Chandler Bing from Friends

Few shows are as iconic of the late ’90s and early 2000s than Friends. And while everyone has their favorites, pretty much everyone agrees that Chandler Bing (played by Matthew Perry) was the funniest member of the group. He always had a joke or sarcastic comment ready. Whether or not it was the right thing to say, well, that varied from comment to comment.

Dressing like Chandler is very easy. Classic jeans and brown boots paired with a bowling shirt under an unbuttoned black vest. Both the bowling shirt and the vest can be used to mimic several of Chandler’s outfits and the other pieces are versatile as well which makes this a great cosplay for people who want their pieces to transition from one costume to another.

Steve Urkel

Steven Q. Urkel, played by Jaleel White, lives next door to the Winslows on the TGIF show Family Matters. Urkel is the ultimate nerd with his awkward fashion, high-pitched voice, and unrequited love for Laura Winslow — at least until he drinks his cool juice and transforms into Stefan Urquelle.