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Best Michael Scott Costume Guide
The self-proclaimed “World Best Boss,” Michael Gary Scott is the often inappropriate, but always hilarious Regional Manager of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin. Played by Steve Carell on the television sitcom The Office, Michael is a manager with (mostly) good intentions. He does have the innate ability of unintentionally rubbing those around him the wrong way with his dry humor that he is often blissfully unaware of. Totally impervious to the norms of social interaction, he comes across to his fellow colleagues as a shallow, self-centered ignoramus with a superiority complex. Get the look of the Scranton manager with this Michael Scott costume guide.
Cosplay as Michael Scott, the hard-not-to-like oddball dressed up in a Pinstripe Suit Jacket, Pinstripe Suit Pants, White Dress Shirt, Classic Tie, Black Shoes, Leather Watch, and Single-Breasted Rain Coat. You’ll have to bring along a “World’s Best Boss” coffee mug.
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Michael experienced extreme loneliness as a child raised without a father. Instead, he had a step-father, Jeff, whom he abhors. This probably accounts for his insecurity and the need to always be the center of attention. He is proudly has a mixed heritage including being two-fifteenths Native American, or so he proudly claims. Michael confided to a colleague that his desire to make new friends prompted him to pursue a career in sales. As such, he tends to mix his work and personal life often having a tough time drawing a line of demarcation in between the two.
Cosplay Michael Scott along with work colleagues like Dwight Schrute, Pam Beesly, Jim Halpert, or Darryl Philbin in the office. Though somewhat of a generic cosplay, Michael’s look is definitely worth looking at as a potential cosplay if for nothing else to drop some of Michael’s best-known lines like, “That’s what she said!”
Michael Scott Costume Tips & FAQs
Dive into the frequently asked questions of our Michael Scott costume guide, where we address your most pressing questions and help you perfect your transformation into everyone’s favorite quirky boss from The Office.
To dress up as Michael Scott, you'll need a light-colored dress shirt, a dark-colored tie, a suit jacket or blazer (preferably in navy or charcoal gray), matching dress pants, a belt, and black dress shoes. A Dunder Mifflin name tag can also help complete the look.
You can create a Dunder Mifflin name tag using a printable template found online or by designing one yourself. Print the logo and "Michael Scott" on adhesive paper, then cut it out and stick it to a plastic name tag holder or directly onto your shirt.
Michael Scott's hairstyle is short and combed with a slight side part. If your hair is similar in length, you can use hair gel or pomade to style it like his. If your hair is not short enough, consider wearing a short, dark-colored wig with a similar style.
To fully embody Michael Scott, use some of his iconic quotes and catchphrases, such as "That's what she said!", "I'm not superstitious, but I am a little stitious", or "I am Beyoncé, always". These phrases will make your costume even more authentic and entertaining.
Props can add more depth to your costume. Consider carrying a "World's Best Boss" mug, a Dundie Award, or a ream of Dunder Mifflin paper. These props will make your Michael Scott costume more recognizable and boost its overall impact.
About Michael Scott
Michael Gary Scott is the central character in The Office television series by NBC. While running for a total of 9 seasons, the show received no less than 42 Primetime Emmy Awards! The branch manager of the Scranton Dunder Mifflin office is based on the character David Brent from the original British mockumentary. Steve Carell plays Michael Scott who as the lead character in the series is loyal to the company but often blurs the lines between his work and personal life.
Apart from being a master salesman, Michael is lacking in every management skill. One of Michael’s employees, Jim Halpert, once made a graph of Michael’s that broke down to 80% distracting others, 19% procrastination, and 1% critical thinking. Michael has worked at Dunder Mifflin for 9,986,000 minutes, which means he has been working there since May 6, 1992. Michael ultimately proposes to the HR representative Holly Flax and moves to Colorado with her.