Shake up the universe the next time you need a group costume idea: dress like the characters on The Big Bang Theory. The Big Bang Theory group costume idea works best for a group of five. The group would ideally be made up of four men and one woman, although any mixture men and women could manage the Big Bang Theory group costume. The Big Bang Theory is arguably one of the best-written comedies currently on TV. It does have its share of stereotypes, and characters written with broad-stroked humor, but the writing is also smart. The show bounces around the Monday night line up on CBS.
Big Bang Theory Group Costume Idea
For the Penny character in the Big Bang Theory group costume, a blond wig is essential. Penny’s wardrobe could be as simple as a yellow waitress dress with comfortable white shoes and nylons, worn with a Cheesecake Factory name tag.
A pair of Ugg boots, a jean skirt and a colorful top would also work for the Penny costume.
The person in your Big Bang Theory group costume wearing the Leonard costume must have an army green or slate gray zip-up coat or sweatshirt. The sweatshirt should be worn on top of a lime green or other questionably colored and hooded sweatshirt, and a t-shirt.
Add a pair of black frame glasses and messy hair. For the glasses, find a pair of cheap reading or sun glasses and remove the lenses. A pair of black Chucks complete outfit.
For Rajesh Koothrappali, it’s all about the layers. Wear an off-white dress shirt topped with a sweater vest. Add a a dark purple sweatshirt, a red hat and a pair of green pants. Act the part and be so shy around women that you cannot talk. For an extreme prop, carry around a laptop with a screen saver of Rajesh Koothrapali’s parents, often the other end of his webcam conversations.
The easiest character for the Big Bang Theory group costume is Sheldon Cooper. Wear a graphic t-shirt, preferably with a Superman, robot, Batman or dinosaur image. Underneath the t-shirt wear a long-sleeved green shirt, regardless of the color of the t-shirt.
Save the Howard Wolowitz Big Bang Theory costume in your group for the adventurous participant. A pair of red pants is the ultimate Howard Wolowitz fashion statement. Add a red long-sleeved shirt and a sweater vest.
Add a white belt, preferably with a large buckle. You can create your own faux belt buckle by printing out any of these images, attaching a safety pin to the back and attaching them to the belt or the pants. Choose from a silver and black Batman symbol, a Sheriff’s star or an Alien head.
Comb hair forward into a ridiculous-looking bowl cut.
Tips for the Big Bang Theory Group Costume
The P.h. D. Joke
To help perpetuate a running joke on The Big Bang Theory, Leonard, along with Sheldon and Koothrappali should all have name that include the title Dr. Wolowitz will not have the title, as he “only” has Masters Degree.
Accommodate a Sixth Member
If your group has six members, the recurring characters of scientist Leslie Winkle, Ph.D., or administrator Dr. Eric Gablehauser could be added to the Big Bang Theory group costume.
It’s okay to add pencil holders, cell phones, large and complicated-looking watches and messenger bags to the costume and still look authentic.
What’s not okay is to wear a pair of cool-looking jeans. It will disrupt the Big Bang Theory universe.