There’s almost no character as recognizable as Sir Nigel from the unforgettable animated show The Wild Thornberrys. Nigel happens to be the host of the documentary “Nigel Thornberry’s Wild World” and his risky attitude and bright red mustache captures viewers’ attention. While you may not have a British accent like Nigel, we do recommend you say his signature catchphrase “Smashing” while cosplaying him, to really get into character. Get the look of the nature show host with this Nigel Archibald Thornberry costume guide.
Cosplay Sir Nigel Thornberry with a large latex nose, orange/red mustache, fake buck teeth, safari vest, short-sleeves safari shirt, khaki tube socks, brown boots, and khaki cargo shorts to finish up the look of this television eccentric character.
The look of Sir Nigel from the show The Wild Thornberrys is really unique. If you choose to go as him this Halloween, you’ll be sure to garner a few stares for your absolutely outrageous costume! While you’ll have the fake reddish mustache down, you still have to take care of your hair to match the orange color. To do so, you can either find a wig that’s similar to Nigel’s hair color or you can cut and dye your own hair. Finding safari-like clothing may be a little difficult, but with a bit of searching you can uncover all the necessary items to brave the wilderness.
Grab a few friends that can dress like Eliza Thornberry or Donnie Thornberry to go along with you. You should don your best fake British accent if you don’t already have one and get ready for an outdoor adventure! We’d love to see photos of your Sir Nigel costume so we can display them on Costume Wall for others to see.
Sir Nigel has had a very productive life so far and even though important opportunities are thrown his way often, he chooses to forgo them for an exciting life out in the wild. Besides just being the host of his own nature show, Nigel works alongside his wife, Marianne Thornberry. Nigel is also an experienced pilot and was even knighted by the Queen of England which granted him the title of Sir.
As you can expect from living in the wilderness, danger is around nearly every corner. Nigel goes out of his way to risk his life protecting his family on countless occasions. While Nigel does love his life out I’m the wilderness, he did at one time consider taking a professorship at Oxford to allow his children to live normal lives and give Eliza the chance to make some human friends for a change.