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Dale ‘The Whale’ Biederbeck from Monk

Dale Biederbeck, known as ‘The Whale’ because of his size, is one of Monk’s longest-standing enemies. Biederbeck even harrassed Monk’s wife Trudy prior to her death after she wrote an unflattering article about him. Biederbeck ultimately ends up in prison. But not before making like very difficult for Monk!

Three actors played Biederbeck over the course of the show. Adam Arkin in season one, Tim Curry in season 2, and Ray Porter in season 6. All three actors wore fat suits for the role. But as fat suits are controversial, this write-up will not include one. The character’s clothes and accessories – in addition to his personality – are more than enough!

For this costume you’ll want a pair of red silk pajamas, red slippers, and a long ash blonde wig. You can also carry a matching red sheet as Biederbeck spends most of his time in bed. You can even use carboard and foam to make a backboard that looks like a bed! Taken altogether you’ll be unmistakable as Dale ‘The Whale’ Biederbeck!

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?

Nigel Thornberry

Nigel Thornberry (Tim Curry) is one of the main characters of the Nickelodeon cartoon The Wild Thornberries. Nigel has devoted his entire life to studying all kinds of wild animals and their habitats. He is also the subject of an infamous meme regarding his funny voice and face.

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

In Rocky Horror Picture Show, when Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry) isn’t wearing hospital scrubs he’s strutting his stuff in fishnets and platform heels. While we can’t promise that imitating his look will transform you into a “Sweet Transvestite from Transexual Transylvanian” we can assure you that nearly everyone will know where you got your inspiration. Dr. Frank-N-Furter has a style that is unmistakable.

Pennywise from It

Anyone who’s afraid of clowns is probably afraid of them because of Stephen King’s It. It is able to shape-shift and exploits the fears of its victims. It primarily takes the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown in order to attract its preferred prey, young children.