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Best King Bob Halloween Costume Guide
Calling all cosplayers with a unibrow! Greatly under-represented on the cosplay circuit, the unibrow has come to represent strength of character or lack thereof, especially in Disney’s Recess character Robert “King Bob.” Though King Bob rules the Third Street School playground as a sixth grader, he is still friends with T.J. Detweiler. A perfect costume for last minute cosplays, following this guide, we’ll have you ready to take your easy chair throne on the playground with 7 easy to pieces.
In order of the necessary items, you’ll need a Gold Crown and Wristband along with a pair of Charcoal Joggers and Knee High Socks. Use a Red Blanket as his cape over a 3 Quarter Sleeve Shirt. To make the numbers and stripes, we recommend Red and Blue Tape.
King Bob Cosplay Costumes
If you’re looking for an easy cosplay, we recommend King Bob from Disney series, Recess. This look can be pulled off by anyone. Start with a white 3 quarter sleeve shirt and gray joggers. Add a set of white sweatbands and a pair of socks, striped or not. Painters tape in red and blue will go a long way. Use it to make the trademark #8 on his shirt as well as the stripes on the sleeves and sweatbands.
If you can’t find a pair of socks with the color stripes you need, buy a plain pair and make the stripes with the tape. It’s easily found in most hardware sections. The crown can be purchased at a costume shop or made from supplies from the craft section. A red sheet, blanket or even large piece of material will make a serviceable cape. Add a hockey stick to really sell the look. For group fun, add advisers Jordan and Jerome or his friend T.J. Detweiler. Check out the featured cosplay pics for more ideas!
About King Bob
Self-crowned King Bob, 6th-grade ruler of Third Street Elementary School is not just your average bully. He’s smart and rules his little kingdom by a strict set of rules. Set up very much like a monarchy, King Bob has enforcers to carry out his rules. He is impatient, domineering and commanding. He is over-vigilant in retaliation, often going to great lengths to return a slight. This obsession has often led to a dereliction of his duties. His need to win sometimes outweighs his need to rule.
Despite his overbearing personality, King Bob can be honorable and seems to care about the management of the playground. Educated in the unwritten, student code of conduct, as well as the official rules of the playground, Bob has set ideas about grade distinctions. In this way, he maintains order between the age groups in the school. These high ideals don’t extend to the guards who carry him around in his armchair throne.