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Breaking Bad Costume Guides

Dress like Your Favorite Breaking Bad Characters

Browse through the costume guides for the cast of the hit television series, Breaking Bad. This multi-award winning neo-Western drama that was created and produced by Vince Gilligan features some unforgettable and characters. From depressed high school chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin, Walter White to the drug-addict with a heart, Jesse Pinkman. Well-meaning but overbearing wife Skyler, son Walter Jr., and brother-in-law police officer Hank who makes the transformation into a druglord all the more complicated. Now, you’ll be able to cosplay these memorable personalities and relive the series with these Breaking Bad costume guides.

Walter White

Walter White Costume

Things aren’t going too well for the unassuming high school chemistry teacher Walter White. He has just been diagnosed with stage 3 terminal cancer. To make matters worse, his eldest son has cerebral palsy, and his stay-at-home wife has become pregnant with their second child. Every man has his breaking point, and Walter buckles under the pressure of fearing he wont be able to provide for his family once he is gone. IN Breaking Bad, Walter uses his intellect and knowledge of chemistry to create a superior form of blue meth and assumes the identity “Heisenberg.” With time, Walter starts to grow into and even seems to enjoy, his role as Albuquerque’s most wanted.

Walter White Costume
Walter White Costume Guide
Jesse Pinkman

Jesse Pinkman Costume

As an above-average crystal meth cook and dealer, Jesse Pinkman is living for free in a house owned by his parents; Life is not too bad for Jesse. He is acting as Walter’s weed dealer, the two strike up a partnership to cook and distribute Walter’s superior meth. However, Jesse’s bad decisions land them in a tight spot after a tight spot. Jesse often ignores Walter’s instructions, like when he tries to dissolve a body in the bathtub only to end up melting a hole in the floor. While Jesse seems content with the status quo, Walter keeps pulling him in deeper. In the end, it’s Jesse that suffers the worst consequences of their actions.

Jesse Pinkman Costume
Jesse Pinkman Costume Guide

Breaking Bad Cosplay Costumes

Breaking Bad gripped viewers from the beginning as stage 3 lung cancer turned the placid chemistry teacher Walter White into the ruthless drug kingpin, Heisenberg. Called a modern Western by its creator, the show certainly felt that way with its small-town setting and big-time action. The characters’ looks might be inspired by the everyday mundane, but nailing the iconic look like Walter White’s “Heisenberg” persona or Hank’s laid-back bowling shirt looks will ensure that you’re the talk of the party.

When it comes to Breaking Bad costumes, it’s all about nailing those details like the perfect spectacles or mustache. Follow our detailed, step-by-step instructions and you’ll know exactly what items you need to pull off the look of your favorite Breaking Bad character. Whether it’s Walter White, Heisenberg, Jesse Pinkman, or the sly lawyer with a questionable sense of fashion, Saul Goodman. No matter the character you choose, you’ll be spot on.

Breaking Bad Costume Tips & FAQs

Dive deep into the gritty and complex world of “Breaking Bad,” a series that explores the transformation of Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher turned methamphetamine manufacturing drug lord, and the spiraling consequences of his actions. Whether you’re drawn to Walt’s cunning intelligence, Jesse Pinkman’s conflicted loyalty, the stern demeanor of Hank Schrader, or any other character from this critically acclaimed series, this FAQ section will guide you through creating costumes that capture the essence of “Breaking Bad” for cosplay events, Halloween, or any themed gathering that calls for a touch of moral ambiguity and intense drama.

To cosplay as Walter White, focus on two of his iconic looks: the high school teacher and his alter ego, Heisenberg. For the teacher look, wear glasses, a button-down shirt, khaki pants, and a windbreaker. To embody Heisenberg, don a bald cap if necessary, Heisenberg’s signature pork pie hat, sunglasses, and a black jacket over a dark green shirt. Adding a fake goatee will complete the transformation. Accessories like a bag of blue crystal candy can enhance the authenticity. Embodying Walter’s complex personality, from mild-mannered to menacing, will bring depth to your portrayal.

For a Jesse Pinkman costume, opt for a more casual, streetwise look: oversized graphic tees, baggy jeans or cargo pants, and a hoodie. Jesse’s style includes beanies and skate shoes, reflecting his youthful and rebellious nature. Carrying a toy replica of a chemistry set or a small bag of blue crystals can signify his role in the meth production. Adopting Jesse’s slang and his more vulnerable, yet tough demeanor, will enhance your portrayal of this character.

To cosplay as Hank Schrader, wear a DEA polo or button-down shirt with dark slacks and practical shoes. Hank’s law enforcement badge and gun holster are key accessories. A bald cap or closely cropped hair, along with a goatee, will help capture his appearance. Emphasizing Hank’s dedication to justice, his gruff exterior, and moments of vulnerability, especially in his pursuit of Heisenberg, will make for a convincing representation.

A Saul Goodman costume requires his flamboyant lawyer style: bright, colorful suits, loud ties, and dress shoes. Saul’s slicked-back hair, a Bluetooth earpiece, and carrying law books or a briefcase full of “legal” documents will capture his sleazy yet savvy persona. Adopting Saul’s witty, fast-talking demeanor and his knack for bending the law will bring authenticity to your costume.

Including memorable quotes from “Breaking Bad” can add character and authenticity to your costume or themed interactions. Here are a few iconic lines:

“I am the one who knocks!” – Walter White

“Yeah, science!” – Jesse Pinkman

“My name is ASAC Schrader, and you can go f*** yourself.” – Hank Schrader

“Better call Saul!” – Saul Goodman

“Say my name.” – Walter White

Choose quotes that fit your character and the situation, practicing their delivery with the appropriate intensity and context for a truly immersive experience.

About Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is a neo-Western style television series by Vince Gilligan that first appeared on AMC in 2008 and ran for five seasons until 2013. The series follows Albuquergue high school chemistry teacher Walter White who is diagnosed with terminal cancer and spirals into depression. To make money to take care of his family once he is gone, he teams up with his one-time student and drug pusher Jesse Pinkman. Through many twists and turns, he establishes himself as a drug kingpin under the pseudonym “Heisenberg.”

However, his family life makes things ocmplicated. His wife and son are well-meaning but don’t understand his erratic and changing behavior. Things don’t get any easier when his wife becomes pregnant again. To make matters worse, his brother-in-law, Hank Schrader is a driven and capable DEA agent obsessed with tracking down the mysterious Heisenberg. Despite his best intentions, Jesse’s personal issues and bad decision making also lead to problems. One of the most successful series of all time, Breaking Bad won 16 Primetime Emmys and is considered one of the best series ever.