Skinny Pete from Breaking Bad

Skinny Pete (played by Charles Baker) is one of the few recurring side characters on Breaking Bad. He appeared in all five seasons and even made it out the far end alive which is more than most of the show’s characters can say. He is known for his gaunt appearance, trademark beanie, and quick wit that many people ignore because of his history as an addict.

When cosplaying Skinny Pete the key detail to nail is the beanie. He wears it through the entire show until he gives it to Jessie as a means of disguise. A simple black knit beanie serves as the base. And while there are no pre-made patches to match the one on the beanie, most tailor or alteration shops can probably make one. The design is a simple white square of fabric with a rampant eagle outline in black and then stitched roughly to the hat. DIYers might even want to have a go at doing it with some scrap fabric and black thread.

The rest of Pete’s outfit is consists of a tank top, an oversized hoodie, and basic jeans. They are often dirty and hang off his frame since he lives up to his name.

Hank Schrader from Breaking Bad

In Breaking Bad, Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) is a dedicate and loyal man. He does what he thinks is right for his friends, his family, his community, and his country. Whether it’s his role in the DEA, his commitment to the people that work under him or his connection to Walt, he always tries to do the right thing. It doesn’t prevent him from meeting a tragic end, unfortunately. But it does make him the kind of man that cosplayers are eager to recreate.

His costume, luckily is fairly straightforward. Sensible black work shoes, grey slacks held up with a black leather belt that holds a belt holster and a pistol. Orange button up, brown sports coat, and a detective’s badge around his neck. A bald cap finishes off the signature Hank Schrader look.

Todd Alquist from Breaking Bad

Todd Alquist from Breaking Bad

Todd Alquist (played by Jesse Plemons) is a quintessential criminal. He is loyal to his employers and will just about anything they ask of him. From murder to torture to cooking meth he will carry out every order directed his way. The one exception is harming Walter White due to his personal respect for the man. Unfortunately for Todd, that respect didn’t extend to Jesse which brought about Todd’s ultimate end.

Because Todd is committed to his job, his clothing is very utilitarian. Black work boots, jeans, a grey henley, and a black button down. He also has gloves and kneepads for the dirtier side of his work. And if you want to go the extra mile you can dye your hair the same shade of strawberry blonde though many people will have to bleach their hair first.

Tuco Salamanca from Breaking Bad

Tuco Salamanca from Breaking Bad

Tuco Salamanca (played by Raymond Cruz) is the quite possibly the most dangerous of all the drug dealers on Breaking Bad. Unless a person owns his absolute trust and loyalty – usually a feat reserved for older members of his family – Tuco has no objections to killing people. Even his near and dear are not safe if they disrespect him or someone he cares about.

For all the danger he presents, Tuco is a very savvy businessman and and ever savvier dresser. He prefers stone washed jeans and dark dress shoes that pair well with patterned shirts and a pair of silver boxing gloves on a chain around his neck. A buzz cut and a fake cigarette complete the cosplay for this volatile criminal!

Lydia Rodarte-Quayle from Breaking Bad

Lydia Rodarte-Quayle from Breaking Bad

In Breaking Bad, Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (Laura Fraser) is the kind of person you want on your team. So long as you can keep a close eye on her, of course. She was crafty and cunning and always out to make sure she protected herself and her daughter above everything else. What’s not to love?

Lydia’s fashion sense also makes her a popular cosplay choice. Chic pencil dresses, a voluminous and detailed wool coat, and sleek black heels make up a signature look along with understated makeup and long brown hair. The real detail however are the red bottoms on her heels. That’s a trademark style which means proper Rodarte-Quayle heels will set you back a pretty penny. But good black stilettos and a YouTube DIY video will have you feeling in high fashion in no time!

Mike Ehrmantraut from Breaking Bad

Mike Ehrmantraut from Breaking Bad

Mike Ehrmantraut (played by Jonathan Banks) is a rarity among modern crime dramas. He’s a bad guy with a code that he sticks to. Ehrmantraut might have been a crooked cop but he has his own idea of right and wrong. And he’s not afraid to kill or die for those ideas.

Cosplaying him is a pretty simple affair. Ehrmantraut was not one for flash since that would draw too much attention and his costume speaks to that. Sensible shoes, grey slacks, a button up, and a black windbreaker make up most of the outfit. Purple nitrile gloves will help keep the crime scene clean of prints while a bald cap completes the look!

Saul Goodman

In Breaking Bad, Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) is the trade name of Jimmy McGill, a sleazy “criminal” lawyer who again gives up his identity and goes into hiding. He resurfaces in his own TV series, Better Call Saul, incognito as Gene the Cinnabon employee in Omaha, Nebraska.

Jesse Pinkman

Jesse Pinkman may have gotten in a little over his head when he decided to become partners with his former high school chemistry teacher. However, upping his meth production has allowed him to increase the number of T-shirts he owns which are great for showing off those tribal tattoos.

Hector Salamanca

In Breaking Bad, Mark Margolis plays Hector “Tio” Salamanca, Tuco’s uncle and a formerly feared enforcer for Don Eladio. In old age, he is wheelchair-bound and unable to speak, but the brass service bell he uses to communicate is nearly as dangerous as anything he could say.

Gus Fring

In Breaking Bad, the friendly and mild-mannered Gustavo “Gus” Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) expertly manages the Los Pollos Hermanos fried chicken chain. But this is only a front for his large-scale meth operation. You might say that Gus has two faces.

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