Browse through the Mr. Robot costume guides from the award-winning television series. Featuring Rami Malek as a cybersecurity engineer and hacker, the show follows his character as they try to destroy all debt records. Originally airing online in 2015, the show was picked up by USA television network later that same year and has since aired for additional seasons. Now, you can bring your favorite “hacktivists” to life at your next costume party with our easy-to-follow costume guides for all your favorite Mr. Robot characters. With each guide, you can see what you need to look like the best hackers in the game.
As the co-founder and leader of fsociety, Mr. Robot has revolutionary aspirations to bring down one of the largest corporations in the world, E Corp. Similar to that of a militant cult leader, Mr. Robot, played by Christian Slater, is quick to manipulate and turn to violence to get what he wants despite his charisma and intelligence. Viewers soon realize that Mr. Robot is a construct in Elliot’s mind, and was created by Elliot to incite war against society. Appearing in videos and wearing a plastic mask, tuxedo, top hat, and cane, Mr. Robot somewhat resembles the looks of the Monopoly Man. With a heavily distorted voice, Mr. Robot is known for his mystery, secrecy, and willingness to destroy society.
Played by Rami Malek, Elliot Anderson is a cybersecurity engineer and vigilante in New York City trying to destroy large corporations. With a mission to eliminate all consumer debt, Elliot joins fsociety to hack into E Corp and erase their data and debt records. However, Elliot also deals with mental illness like social anxiety and clinical depression. While many of his disorders are managed with medication, Elliot frequently suffers from paranoia and delusions, making him an unreliable narrator. His instability leaves viewers wondering how much they can trust his judgments. Always wearing his black hoodie with his hood over his head, Elliot’s clothing acts as a security blanket as he tries to live in a society that continually rejects and judges him.
Premiering in 2015, Mr. Robot follows the life of cybersecurity engineer and hacker Elliot Alderson as he works for Allsafe security in New York City. Eventually, Elliot is recruited by a mysterious Mr. Robot to join his group of hacktivists whose first mission is to eliminate all consumer debt by hacking into and destroying the data of E Corp, or Evil Corp as Elliot likes to think of them.
Throughout the show’s seasons, viewers not only witness Elliot join the highly secretive fsociety to become part of a mysterious hacker group, but they also get an inside look into what it’s like living with mental illness. Elliot suffers from a social anxiety disorder and clinical depression which contributes to his inability to participate in social situations. As he tries to maneuver becoming part of a highly selective, secretive hacker group, he also maneuvers the ups and downs of his personality leaving the viewers wondering just how reliable Elliot is.