Holy Bazinga! The best thing about the fall television schedule is that many of your favorite shows return from hiatus. That means that The Big Bang Theory returns for it’s 7th season this fall on CBS. With Halloween around the corner, what better way to show your friends, neighbors and co-workers exactly how much you love the geek chic of The Big Bang Theory than by dressing up Sheldon Cooper and heading out for some tricks and treats this Halloween season.
Sheldon Cooper, brought to life by the Emmy award winning actor Jim Parsons, has a very unique fashion aesthetic, and Parsons breaths life into the hilariously naive yet brilliant boy wunderkind. Sheldon’s style is simple, yet you always know what he’s interested in. He loves science and comic books, and perhaps just like one of his idols, Albert Einstein, he believes in sporting the same look day after day as to not distract from his scientific research. Scientists have come a long way since Einstein’s day, haven’t yet?
The best part about dressing up like Sheldon Cooper this Halloween? It’s totally easy! By going the “Big Bang Route” you’ll be saving yourself the time and the hassle of scouring your local Halloween stores looking for that perfect costume after they’ve all been picked over and left for dead. The beauty in Sheldon Cooper’s look is in its simplicity. He’s a t-shirt and jeans kind of guy. Who doesn’t want something that simple, affordable and comfortable when out at a Halloween party, or hustling the night lit sidewalks of the local neighborhoods with kids as they clean up on the chocolate goodies?
They say that simple is often times the most elegant, and recreating the look of Sheldon for this Halloween is just as easy as going to your closet. But, do you have the right shirt? Sheldon’s look is defined by the crazy, fun and geeky comic book and science chic t-shirts that he wears in every episode of The Big Bang Theory. Where do you find one of those?
The Shirt Is The Most Important Part:
There’s a website that specializes in selling nothing but the shirts that Sheldon has worn on The Big Bang Theory series to date. It’s called Sheldon Shirts.com This website has literally every single comic book, science or comic related t-shirt or costume available from The Big Bang Theory series. Get a “Bazinga” shirt here. Get a Batman shirt. They have everything one would need and getting the right comic t-shirt is what is going to “make” a Sheldon costume for this year’s Halloween authentic. Finding the shirt is the hardest part when it comes to getting a Sheldon costume together, the rest is a breeze.
Pants Make The Man:
Next, one need pants that look similar to those worn by Sheldon on the series. While this is perhaps the easiest piece to acquire for ones Sheldon costume this year, there are many options available that may throw a mind into a geeky tailspin when it comes to deciding what to wear to round out a Sheldon costume. As seen on the show, Sheldon is known for sticking to earth colors. He likes to wear browns, greens, and at times black. Most of us have a pair of used blue jeans or work slacks laying around in our closets that would be perfect for such. If not, then the best place to pick up a pair and cheaply for that matter, is at your local Salvation Army or clothing donation center. These stores feature a wonderful selection of gently used clothing and at a price within a budget. Feel free to pick up a cheap pair of shoes here at the local thrift store as well. Sheldon isn’t one to sport a pair of tennis shoes, so picking up a nice and comfortable used pair of casual loafers is ideal for rounding out one’s Sheldon Cooper costume. You can find a Salvation Army in your area HERE. There is just one other thing that a Sheldon costume will requires.
Comb Your Hair Sheldon Style:
Sheldon keeps his hair short and well combed. In fact, Sheldon’s hair never seems to move on the show. Whether he’s freshly out of bed and making breakfast in his kitchen, at his computer, or laying in bed waiting for Penny to sing him “Soft Kitty”, Sheldon’s hair remains unmovable. It may not be the best idea for one to cut their hair specifically for a night of fun on Halloween. So for those with longer hair than Sheldon, it may be best to pick up a cheap wig. These are available at your local Halloween store or online at various Halloween costume retailers. In fact, this Dumb & Dumber wig just might do the trick once it’s combed the right way. Also, don’t forget to study up on the many Sheldon Cooper mannerisms too HERE:
Wait…There’s a Alternative!
While a Sheldon Cooper costume works for both men and women, there may those that are looking for something a bit different. Fans of the CBS fall television lineup may be pleased to know that, not only can they dress up like Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory, but alternatively, they can also dress up as their favorite characters from the hit CBS series’ 2 Broke Girls and How I Met Your Mother.
While not inexpensive, these television costumes do offer those looking for something a little more high end a way to dress to impress at their next Halloween party. After all, what is sexier than “Max” and “Caroline” in their 1950’s diner waitress dresses? Grab a 2 Broke Girls dress from CBS directly HERE. Finding a wig to round out a 2 Broke Girls costume shouldn’t be a problem either.
For those looking to dress up like “Barney Stinson” from the CBS series How I Met Your Mother, one will find a fast and quick costume with this replica “Duck” tie HERE from an episode of the show from 2012. Then there is that sleek New York City state of mind business suit that Barney and “Ted” always look so great in on the show. That is just a Amazon click away to HERE.
Happy Halloween everyone…