A Pack of Amy Schumers
Difficulty level: 2 / 5
It was a bang-up season for Inside Amy Schumer
, so buy all the blond wigs and become a gaggle of the comedian's characters. A massive novelty wine glass is perfect for her faux-Tami Taylor from "Football Town Nights
" (and also a practical party accessory.) For "Girl, You Don't Need Makeup
," cake on some clown-level makeup (or go bare-faced.) Heidi braids and a black-and-white outfit, and you're Amy from "12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer
. And of course, one of you can don formalwear and bed-head while carrying an Emmy statuette, because Schumer's a winner
Although it has changed drastically and evolved over time, obviously our main characters have been somewhat intact as a group. From the farm in the early days to the prison to Alexandria, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) led our survivors through it all (but it wasn’t without losses and hardships). Speaking of, we still don’t know exactly where our hatchet-wielding, revolver-shooting former sheriff was transported after the Season 9 bridge explosion, but something tells us from Michonne’s (Danai Gurira) latest journey we will soon enough. (AMC we are all waiting.)
The Wet Hot American Summer Counselors
Difficulty Level: 3 / 5
Ideal if you have an addiction to shopping at American Apparel (or know someone who was a teen in the early 1980s). Don’t skimp on the accessories: A puka necklace for Lindsay, knee-high gym socks for all the boys, and a dirty blue bandana and can of mixed veggies for Gene are key.
The Big Bang Theory's Nerds
Difficulty: 4 / 5
Pull together each character's distinct look if you can get a big group of seven.
Sheldon: Superhero shirt (The Flash or Green Lantern) over a long-sleeved tee and straight-leg cords or khakis, plus chunky boots
Leonard: A science-y tee under a hoodie with a light jacket over it, plus slightly-flared cords and Chucks Taylors
Wolowitz: A color-coordinated shirt and dickey combo with super-super-tight skinny jeans, laced Vans and a garish belt buckle
Raj: An un-color-coordinated sweater vest and light sports jacket over a button-down shirt, all on top of cargo pants and slip-on Vans
Penny: Tight, low-cut shirts to wear over short skirts or shorts, plus platform shoes. (For later-season Penny, you'll need ballet flats and a pixie cut.)
Amy: A striped V-neck cardigan over a button-down shirt over a T-shirt, all on top of a dowdy pencil skirt, dark tights and orthotic shoes
Bernadette: A sweet A-line dress with mini cardigan, plus dark tights and flats or low heels
Bob’s Burgers' Belcher Family
Difficulty Level: 3 / 5
You'll need five willing participants to pull off the Belcher family (if you have any extras, Mr. Fischoeder and Teddy make great additions.) An apron and bushy mustache for Bob; a long-sleeved red shirt and cat-lady-sized scarlet glasses for Linda; a yellow T-shirt and mini keyboard (or hamburger costume, if you happen to have one handy) for Gene; a light blue tee, thick glasses, knee socks and converse for Tina; and a green dress and pink ski hat with bunny ears for little sister Louise, and you've got yourself a family.
Orange Is the New Black Inmates
Difficulty level: 1 / 5
For the comfort-conscious group: Sport some scrubs, nix the makeup and mix up the hairstyles (knots for Crazy Eyes, a crimson dye job for Red). You'll need someone really, really ridiculously good looking and heavily tattooed to be your Stella, and someone boring to be your Piper.
Scream Queens' Kappa Kappa Tau Sisters
Difficulty level: 2 / 5
Gather up your girls in all their best pink or feathered finery, add in a few special accessories (earmuffs, back braces) to differentiate between the Chanels and top off with a bit of fake blood to make sure you're not mistaken for any old sorority sisters. Add in someone with a dated '90s wardrobe, a security guard and an uptight dean for a full ensemble cast. And the group isn't complete without a masked red devil to scare the bejeezus out of everybody.
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The Orphan Black Female Clones
Difficulty Level: 4 / 5
You probably don’t have four identical sisters. So, the key to this group costume is getting the details right and going for each clone’s most popular look. Head clone Sarah will need a blue and black plaid hoodie and a black leather jacket—layered over a striped red shirt. The friend playing Alison can hit up JCrew for their matching Tippi sweater and cardigan—then add pearls. A must: bangs! After she puts on a green flak jacket, Helena will need to rim her eyes in red shadow, layer on the pale face powder, and have blond curly hair. For Cosima, find a curve hugging dress, black dreads, thick-rimmed glasses, and a white lab coat. And, finally, for Rachel, your most bitchin’ skirted power suit and fancy heels.
The Ladies of The View
Difficulty Level: 1 / 5
First, no fighting over who gets to be Raven-Symone. Remember, to do her right, you’ll have to shave half your head and dye the remaining blonde, get a big chunky necklace, a vintage dress, and layer on the makeup (heavy lipstick is non-negotiable). If you’re Whoopie, at least you get to be comfortable: After the dreads, all you’ll need is the baggiest, flowiest clothing you can find, round glasses, dark lipstick, and sneakers. Unless you’re between 50 and 60, Joy Behar’s haircut will require a red wig. Find the dullest, most basic (and we mean in that way) outfits, and you are Candace Cameron Bure or Paula Faris. Can you tilt your head, purse your lips together and still manage to smile? To be Michelle Collins, braid your bangs and tie them back, and put on a white blazer over a black tank. Then attach yourself to Joy Behar and talk crap about the nursing profession.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
“The Gang Squashes Their Beefs,” Season 9, Episode 10
The gang (Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson, Rob McElhenney, Danny DeVito and Charlie Day) pledges to spend Thanksgiving the way the Pilgrims and Native Americans did: eating with the enemy. They want to make good with those they’ve hurt, including high school rivals and an unpaid landlord — yet getting their victims drunk and forcing them to sign a peace treaty fails. As does locking them in a burning apartment.
Empire's Lyon Brothers
Difficulty level: 3 / 5
Give the suavest member of your trio a cool hat and leather jacket; the youngest some gold chains and flashy sneakers; and the most uptight guy a high-class suit, and you'll be transformed into Jamal, Hakeem and Andre Lyon. Feel free to break into song, unless you are the Andre.
The Astronaut Wives Club's Housewives and Husbands
Difficulty level: 4 / 5
Instead of going as Mad Men for the umpteenth time, try putting '60s style to work as the cast of The Astronaut Wives Club.The be-cardiganed housewife look hinges mostly on the hair; a few from your group can don skinny ties and space helmets to play the NASA-employed spouses.
The Goldbergs Family
Difficulty Level: 2 / 5
Just go find these spectacular track suits. Do it now. Also: hairspray.
Real Housewives of Anywhere
Difficulty level: 2 / 5
Stillettos, tacky-glam dresses and a willingness to throw your drink in your friends' faces, and the look is complete.
Descendants' Rebel Teens
Difficulty Level: 4/5
Spawns-of-Disney-villains Mal, Jay, Carlos and Evie have their own styles, and you'll need to pay attention to the leather and accessories to get them right. (See sketches of Descendants costumes here.)