How to Dress Like Andy Bernard from The Office

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Best Andy Bernard Costume Guide

Andy Bernard is a fictional character played by Ed Helms in the NBC television comedy series, The Office. Born and raised in Simsbury, Connecticut, his actual birth name is Walter Bernard Jr. As a regional director in sales, Andy is insecure, self-centered, and somewhat arrogant. He is kind to his co-workers and enjoys giving his them nicknames. His anger issues worsened during The Office. In one episode, he made a hole in the wall in the office after a prank went wrong. He formed several relationships with co-workers, none of which to which worked out in the end. Andy is later promoted to a regional manager until he is replaced. Later, in a change of events, he quits choosing to pursue a career as an entertainer.

Get the look of the preppy Cornell grad with this Andy Bernard costume guide. To cosplay Andy Bernard wear a tan suit, a pink button-down shirt, blue tie, yellow sweater vest, and brown shoes. This look will get you to fit in at an Ivy League school or the Dunder Mifflin office.

Andy Bernard Cosplay Costumes

Andy is not the nicest person in The Office. At times, he is obnoxious and gives his co-workers nicknames they do not approve of. He is not the best at having conversations, often speaking disregarding race and gender. Many of his co-workers find Andy annoying. But don’t let these negative traits prevent you from getting to know Andy because he is a genuinely nice person with a good heart. Cosplay the “Nard Dog” by showing up in a preppy tan suit coupled with a yellow sweater vest and Oxford shirt. Don’t forget the complementary blue tie. Never forget the tie. That is Andy’s signature.

Skipping out on an office Halloween party is never the answer. It’s time to have fun and hold a conversation with your fellow co-workers. Never go to an office party alone. Take some of your fellow colleagues with you like Jim Halpert, Michael Scott, or Dwight Schrute.

Andy Bernard Costume Tips & FAQs

Find out helpful tips and tricks to dress like Andy Bernard with this Costume Guide FAQ! In this section, you’ll find all the necessary information to dress up as your favorite Cornell alumnus and former Regional Manager from The Office.

To dress like Andy, you'll need a light blue or white dress shirt, a patterned tie, a navy or dark gray suit, and khaki or dark gray dress pants. Complete the look with a pair of brown dress shoes and a Dunder Mifflin ID badge.

Andy has a neatly trimmed hairstyle with short, combed-back hair. To replicate his hairstyle, you can use a small amount of hair gel or pomade to slick back your hair, keeping it tidy and professional.

Definitely! Andy is known for his love of a cappella music, so consider carrying a pitch pipe or sheet music to showcase his musical side. Also, don't forget to wear a Cornell University pin, as he's very proud of his alma mater.

Andy is known for several memorable quotes and catchphrases, including "Rit-dit-dit-di-doo," "I went to Cornell, ever heard of it?", "Beer me!", and "I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them."

To portray Andy's "Nard Dog" persona, you can add a few personalized touches to your costume. Consider wearing a dog collar with a nametag that reads "Nard Dog" or creating a custom shirt with "Nard Dog" printed on it. This will help capture the essence of Andy's unique nickname.

About Andy Bernard

Despite how his annoying tendencies, Andy is one of the funniest characters on the show. He is portrayed by actor Ed Helms. Helms was fun to work with outside of the obnoxious character he portrayed. Helms often broke character giggling uncontrollably because of the delivery of his sarcastic remarks. He had the best facial reactions, too. Reportedly he hid from the view of the camera in one episode because he could not stop laughing. Most fans were not happy with his storyline wishing that he ended up in a steady relationship.

At first, Andy was portrayed as an unlikeable character until he was rewritten as a likable lead character. Eventually, the character went through too many changes by the production that fans ultimately disliked him. Regardless, many considered him to be one of the best characters on the show.

Andy Bernard

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