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Best Gene Jenkinson Costume Guide
Gene from the Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer is the crazy chef we have all had at summer camp, just with a few more personal issues! The Vietnam veteran has his weird obsessions and war flashbacks, but he keeps us laughing. Gene is one of the characters from the show who has a unique style. Wet Hot American Summer is the hit remake series based on the summer camp that takes place in 1981.
Gene is usually seen wearing a Men’s Sleeveless Muscle Shirt, some colorful Head Wrap, Men’s Blue Jeans, and Vans Classic Slip-On shoes. Since he is the camp chef, he also wears a Server Apron and is usually carrying around a knife like this Fake Butcher Knife while caressing every refrigerator in sight.
Gene Jenkinson Cosplay Costumes
Gene from Camp Firewood has a very distinct style for a chef, but it’s summertime at a camp in the wilderness! You can dress as Gene for cosplay with just a few items that you can find in your closet. Since it’s summertime, you will need Gene’s sleeveless shirt to keep cool and a bandana for a head wrap that he is always seen wearing. He chooses different color head wraps, so whichever color you find will work great! Grab a server apron and a fake knife, and you will look like you just walked straight out of the summer camp kitchen.
To play up Gene’s personality in your costume, you should be obsessed with any refrigerator you pass by. You could also get a couple of your friends to dress as other characters from the Wet Hot American Summer cast. Check out the pictures of Gene’s fans dressed as his character to see their costume ideas. Send us a picture of your finished Gene costume so we can see what you come up with!
About Gene Jenkinson
Of all the counselors at Camp Firewood, Gene is a little rough around the edges from his Vietnam experience. Camp Firewood is the Jewish camp set in 1981 on the hilarious show Wet Hot American Summer. All of the counselors have one day to get romantic with each other and put on the best talent show they can come up with! Gene is just one of the hysterical characters from the show who takes everything just a bit too far.
Vietnam veteran camp chef, Gene, is also known to be a little obsessed with refrigerators and can’t pass up caressing one whenever he walks by. Consistent with quirky personality traits, Gene is known for saying inappropriate things before thinking and quickly having to make up a rhyme or reason for what he “meant to say.” This is one camp you may want to skip out on visiting, but it is a must-watch if only to laugh at Gene and all of the other characters!