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Best Phillip J. Fry Costume Guide
More commonly called Fry, Phillip J. Fry is the main character of the long-running animated series Futurama, by Matt Groening. He was a human delivery boy from the 20th century who was cryogenically frozen. When he finally wakes up, Fry finds himself in the 30th century after a thousand years have passed. In the Year 3000, he resumes his role of a delivery boy for an intergalactic delivery company run by his 30th great nephew, Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth. His best friend is a robot named Bender and his girlfriend is a sewer mutant named, Leela. Get the look of the delivery boy from the past with this Phillip J. Fry costume guide.
To look like a 20th century man that lives in the 30th century, you’ll need a Brian Slug Wig, Blue Pants, a White T-Shirt, a Red Jacket, and a pair of Black Vans. This look should be as easy as being cryogenically frozen and waking up a thousand years later in the 30th century!
Phillip J. Fry Cosplay Costumes
Simple and sweet, Phillip J. Fry is the typical boy-next-door. But like most 20th century boys his age, he can also be a bit immature. No one can deny, though, that Fry has a heart of gold and has pure intentions all of the time. He’s often seen going out of his way to help his friends, even if it means risking his life. Cosplaying as Fry is as easy as dressing up for any normal day. Simply pair a white t-shirt with blue pants. Then, throw on a red jacket over your shirt and lace-up black vans. Look even more recognizable as Fry by dying your hair orange and spiking it up!
Don’t go exploring in the year 3000 without your bringing your friends along! Call your gang and get them to cosplay as other favorite characters from the Futurama series such as Leela, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, and Zapp Brannigan.
About Phillip J. Fry
Fry, voiced Billy West, once said in an interview that the name “Phillip” is actually creator Matt Groening’s way to pay homage to Canadian actor and comedian Phil Hartman. However, Matt dispelled this to be untrue during a 2013 Comic-Con panel, revealing that Fry is actually named after his father Homer Phillip Groening. Obviously, his father is also the namesake of other the character that Matt Groening created, Homer Simpson from the animated comedy The Simpsons.
If you’re not a fan of the show, you may be wondering how a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy such as Fry could possibly have enough money to cryogenically freeze himself to live in the future. Well, he didn’t. He actually fell into a cryogenic tank while he was delivering pizza to a company called Applied Cryogenics. This happened towards the end of 1999. So, a thousand years later, he wakes up at the turn of the century, but not the one he was expecting.