Smash hit Mr. Robot, gifted to us by the USA Network, has already cemented their place in television history with this tech based drama-thriller. Representing the computer age, a socially awkward hacktivist, played by Christian Slater is a newcomer to the cosplay circuit. Stick to our guide to pulling off Mr. Robot’s relaxed look. Kick off your outfit with an MG Low Profile Cotton Twill Hat. An Irish Plaid Long Cashmere Scarf over a Tommy Hilfiger Poly-Twill Performance Bomber Jacket and you’re more than halfway to your goal of being Mr. Robot.
Hide from peering eyes with a pair of grinderPUNCH Aviator Sunglasses. Bundle up in a Match Shawl Collar Cardigan Sweater over a Noble Mount Cotton Flannel Shirt and slap a MR. ROBOT Embroidery Patch on the arm, and you’re only a couple pieces away from your finished look. We recommend Beechfield Fingerless Winter Gloves and a 1903 Reprint of Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy. Voila! You’re officially Mr. Robot!
The computer age is spawning talented characters to cosplay, and Mr. Robot is just one of many. His style is laid back which makes finding the pieces of this outfit relatively easy. A light colored ball cap is an easy start. As far as his eyewear, there are a couple of options. You can represent his outdoor look with a fresh pair of aviators or rock his indoor look by donning a pair of black framed fashion glasses.
The bottom half of this look is all about layering. A flannel shirt under a cardigan, topped with a brown bomber jacket and wrapped with a plaid scarf; not only will you nail Mr. Robot’s look; you’ll be ready to face and cold weather. If you’re not already too hot, include a pair of cutoff gloves and add a book to hold. Any book would work, covering a book with blank paper and then writing the title of Tolstoy’s book will save you some serious bucks. Bring a friend along to represent cyber security engineer Eliot Alderson, and you’ll do Mr. Robot proud!
The ever mysterious Mr. Robot is a figment of the show’s main star, Elliot Alderson’s, imagination. He’s not really there! What little we do know about Mr. Robot is that he is brilliant and courageous. Pulling his son into a fight against big corporations, one of his many goals is to cancel all debts by cyber-attacking E Corp. He knows his son is troubled. Elliot battles depression, social anxiety disorder, and delusions.
Ghost or not, Mr. Robot loves his son and wants to see him succeed. Guiding him and drawing out his talents, like any father, he wants his son to be happy and to use his knowledge to help others. His underground group of hacktivists comes together when he brings Elliot into the fold. Mr. Robot is a tender character beneath his angst for society. The name of his hacker group, FSociety makes that clear to audiences.