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Robert Graysmith from Zodiac

In the movie Zodiac, Robert Graysmith is played by veteran actor Jake Gyllenhaal, though Graysmith is very much a real person still alive today. His movie persona is shy and well-meaning though that doesn’t stop him from being pulled into the absolute chaos that was the investigation into the Zodiac killer. Graysmith’s costumes in the movie were typical clothing for the time: plaid button down dress shirts, slacks, and sensible work shoes. He also wore a blue puffy jacket in many scenes.

The key to his costume, however is in the details. You can get a copy of the code breaker book used to decipher some of the Zodiac’s letters. And, if you’re feeling brave, you can get some of the letters from the internet. They haven’t all been deciphered and who knows? Maybe you’ll be the one to crack the letters’ codes while you’re in Graysmith’s frame of mind!

Joe Exotic from Tiger King

Joe ‘Exotic’ Schreibvogel is a self-described “gay, gun-carrying redneck with a mullet”. The docuseries about his zoo aired on March 20th, 2020 and has since exploded with bizarre fandom. With 200 big cats at his zoo, drugs, animal abuse, jail time, and the accusation of a murder for hire plot Joe is the #1 star of his show.

Edmund Kemper from Mindhunter

Edmund Emil Kemper III is an American serial killer who abducted and murdered several women in the early 1970s using his large stature and formidable intelligence. He was portrayed every so creepily by Cameron Britton in the 2017 Netflix series Mindhunter.