A Doug Funny costume couldn't be simpler! He can pair a plain white tee with a green sweater-vest and khaki shorts to turn into the Doug cartoon character. Make it a two-for-one costume by adding a red cape and a belt-turned-headband later in the night — suddenly he's Quail Man.
He can be everyone's favorite Family Matters nerd in a bright polo, a grandpa cardigan, two-tone oxfords, and jeans that are hiked up to there with suspenders.
Your guy can channel the bad-boy attitude of Full House's Uncle Jesse with a collared shirt, a leather vest, a pocket chain, and — if he doesn't have the locks for it — an Elvis wig. Have mercy!
Although the boy-band look varied from group to group and year to year, your guy can capture the overall style with sporty brights, layered chains, baggy pants (or overalls!), and lots of hair gel. If he has facial hair, he can go for NSYNC's Joey Fatone or BSB's A.J. McLean.
To channel Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, he won't need much — just a colorful baseball hat, baggy black jeans, a belt to hold them up, plus some white boxer briefs.
- Oakland Athletics Baseball Hat, $32
- Dickies Overdyed Black Jeans, $25-$27
- Marc Ecko Men's Studded Belt, $25
If he hopes to dress up as the football-headed star of Hey Arnold!, he'll need to part a blond rocker wig and add a small baseball hat, then layer a green crewneck sweater over a red collared shirt.
To look like Will Smith in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, he'll need a baggy striped tee, black jeans, high-top sneakers, a long necklace, and a boombox prop — preferably one that's playing the show's theme song.