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Best The Man Upstairs Costume Guide
The Man Upstairs is the overarching antagonist of the 2014 LEGO Movie played by famous Hollywood actor Will Ferrell. The Man Upstairs is actually Finn’s father—a LEGO collector and the creator of Bricksburg. He is Finn’s inspiration for President Business and is first seen in the movie when Emmet touches the Piece of Resistance. When Emmet falls into the Hole of Infinity, he becomes an inanimate minifigure in the real world. He sees The Man Upstairs getting mad at Finn for ruining his LEGO models by mixing characters with the wrong playsets and for making creations such as MetalBeard.
Get the look of the evil LEGO overlord with this The Man Upstairs costume guide. Rule Bricksburg wearing a black suit with a white shirt and red tie, black dress shoes, an analog watch, and a wedding ring. Don’t forget to include a LEGO set with your outfit!
The Man Upstairs Cosplay Costumes
Dressing up as The Man Upstairs is straightforward in that you’ll only need to dress up as a typical corporate suit. It’s a costume you may already have or can easily reuse for other occasions. The fun part of the look, however, is going back to the childhood nostalgia of building Lego models. That’s because the most critical part of this costume is the accessories you’ll carry around with you. What else but Lego? You are, after all, the overlord that controls the LEGO Movie world that Emmet and all the other LEGO Movie characters reside in.
Don’t merely build a Lego world; create a costume too! And influence your friends while you’re at it. Encourage your friends to add on to your look and make a group cosplay. Have them dress up as Emmet Brickowski, Batman, Superman, Wyldstyle, and Han Solo.
About The Man Upstairs
The Man Upstairs gets angry at his son Finn for his wild, hodgepodge creations that his son tries to combine with his own. Finn argues that Lego is supposed to be for children, but The Man Upstairs says adults play with Lego a different way—by Krazy Gluing each Lego creation permanently. In a violent fit of permanently gluing specific Lego models in place, such as Mrs. Scratchen-Post and the “Where are my pants?” Guy, he notices the Emmet Brickowski figure and attempts to get the glue off of his back.
When The Man Upstairs is distracted, Emmet attempts to move and falls off from the table where Finn notices him. Finn puts him through a tube that takes him back to Bricksburg. Finn, in the real world, tries to tell his father about creativity. The Man Upstairs listens to Finn’s words and allows him to play with Lego the way he wants. This, of course, is mirrored in the Lego universe as President Business gaining his redemption.