Bob Wiley - Costume Guide

As Seen in What About Bob?

a man wears an orange life jacket, a shirt that says don't hassle me i'm local, shorts, and carries a jar around his neck that contains a goldfish

Are you the type that needs daily affirmation (and won't take no for an answer)? By popular demand, then, we are pleased to welcome the Bob Wiley costume - equal parts OCD and nervous, manic energy - to our humble Halloween project.

  • Our turquoise Don't Hassle Me I'm Local shirt is the opening gambit.
  • Pair it with an orange life jacket, which you'll need for the sail boat. Most local sporting goods stores stock some for under $20.
  • To achieve Bob's scruffy and disheveled look, we accessoried with and afro wig that was trimmed back to match Bill Murray's receding hairline.
  • Likewise, you'll also need a stand-in for his trusted pet, Gil. We found a glass jar in our kitchen and wrapped rope around the lid. The plastic goldfish came, rather cheaply, from a party supply store.
  • Finish the outfit with beige or olive green-ish cut-offs and clunky old man shoes.