How to Dress Like Uncle Rico

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Uncle Rico Costume Guide
Brown Wig
Suddora White Headband
Gentleman's Medium Brown Mustache
Joe's USA Coffee Bean Polo
TopTie Blue Vest
Run & Fly Stone Wash Bell Bottoms
Timex Classic Digital Watch
OPK Black Gem Gold Plated Ring
Wilson NFL MVP Football
Miko Lotti Black Ankle Boots

Best Uncle Rico Costume Guide

In a world full of slimy characters, Uncle Rico from the cult classic movie Napoleon Dynamite is one of the slimiest. Follow this guide, and you’ll be creeping people out in no time. To match his clothing, dress up in a brown Classic Polo Shirt beneath a Blue Vest. Then, go with a pair of Run & Fly Stone Wash Bell Bottoms paired with Black Ankle Boots.

To cover the basics, add a Brown Wig and White Headband. To take Uncle Rico’s look to the next level, pick up a faux Medium Brown Mustache, Black Gem Gold Plated Ring, and a Timex Classic Digital Watch. With a look this good, you’ll be able to “throw a pigskin over those mountains” with your Wilson NFL MVP Football.

Uncle Rico Cosplay Costumes

If you’re a thrift store cosplayer, you will have no problem running into clothing similar what Uncle Rico wore. A wide collared short sleeve shirt under a denim vest with jeans of the same color topped off with a white sweatband will get you more than halfway there. You’ll obviously need a football to sell your look and some costume jewelry, both of which can be purchased at a thrift store or ordered online.

Cement your look with a faux mustache and brown wig. For group endeavors, you can include title character Napoleon Dynamite, his older brother Kip Dynamite or even Pedro Sanchez and Deb Bradshaw. It might also be fun to have a friend pretending to record your sweet moves with a football. Be sure to take a look at our featured Napoleon Dynamite cosplay pics for additional ideas. Send us your best Uncle Rico look!

Uncle Rico Costume Tips & FAQs

Dive into the quirky and nostalgic world of “Napoleon Dynamite” with our costume guide FAQ for Uncle Rico, the humorous, stuck-in-the-past character known for his football glory days and eccentric personality. Uncle Rico’s outfit is a throwback to the 1980s, reflecting his longing for his high school football years and his unique sense of style. This guide is perfect for fans looking to embody Uncle Rico’s character at themed parties, cosplay events, or any gathering that celebrates the unique charm of “Napoleon Dynamite.”

Uncle Rico's outfit is a blend of 1980s casual and athletic wear. Key components include a brown or tan polyester shirt, often with a large collar, tight-fitting light blue jeans, and white sneakers. He is frequently seen wearing a white or beige vest, a wristwatch, and aviator sunglasses. Uncle Rico's look is completed with his short, curly, slightly disheveled hair and mustache.

Uncle Rico sports a curly, slightly unkempt hairstyle typical of the late 1970s and early 1980s. To achieve this look, use a wig styled to be short and curly, or style your own hair with curls and a bit of messiness. Don't forget to add a mustache to complete his iconic look.

Uncle Rico wears simple white sneakers, typical of the 1980s style. Choose a pair of classic, no-frills white sneakers to match his laid-back, dated look.

Key accessories for an Uncle Rico costume include aviator sunglasses, a wristwatch, and a football to represent his obsession with his high school football days. Carrying a camcorder or a Tupperware container can also add a fun and recognizable element, referencing his various entrepreneurial endeavors in the film.

Uncle Rico is known for his memorable and often humorous lines. Here are some quotes: "How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains?," "Back in '82, I used to be able to throw a pigskin a quarter mile.," "You know what, Napoleon? You can leave.," "This is pretty much the worst video ever made." and "If coach would've put me in fourth quarter, we would've been state champions. No doubt. No doubt in my mind." These quotes capture Uncle Rico's nostalgic reminiscing and his unique personality, making them great for enhancing your portrayal of this character.


About Uncle Rico

Temporary guardian to Napoleon Dynamite and his older brother Kip after their grandmother was in an accident, Uncle Rico is a nightmare of epic proportions. He moves into the house, which is an upgrade from the van he lives in and proceeds to drive his nephew insane. He is a freeloader and proceeds to eat all the steak in the house. He intentionally embarrasses and harasses his nephew Napoleon, even breaking up his friendship with a girl.

He is stuck in the 80’s from back when he played high school football. When he’s notTupperwareupperware door to door, he’s making videos of himself making football passes. Though he makes very little money at his part-time job, Uncle Rico still manages to purchase a time machine from off the internet. He intends to return to the 80’s and become the star he believes he should have been. He thankfully moves out after Napoleon’s grandmother returns home and goes back to his on and off lady love, Tammy.

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