At the bottom of this page there is a checklist of items
needed to make a Ted costume.
Let's begin with the shirt, or rather shirts (Ted always
prefers the layered look!). First he wears a tank top style shirt which
should be either a rusty, rose or brick red color. See the photo below for
how this shirt should look without anything else over it:
The next item may prove a little more difficult to
find. Ted wears a peach or light orange sweatshirt with an attached
hood. A hooded sweatshirt isn't hard to find, but finding the right shade
of peach or orange might be a little harder. If all else fails, you might
consider buying a white hooded sweatshirt and then dyeing it the appropriate
color. The sweatshirt should zip open down the front, but if you simple
can't find one like this you might be able to cut a sweatshirt down the front to
achieve the same look. Again, look around thrift shops first, and keep checking back
as they get new items in all the time!
On top of all that Ted wears a bright red vest. In
actuality this is more of the jean jacket with no arms. In fact it's very
much like Ted's jacket in Excellent Adventure sans sleeves! Only this
jacket vest is in pretty good shape. It should have pockets and buttons in
the front if possible. See below for how the sweatshirt and jacket vest
On the back of the red jacket vest Ted has a large smiley
face. As far as I know this is a one of a kind item and not something that
was ever mass produced like this. But you can paint a large smiley face on
the back of the vest yourself using either fabric or acrylic paints. Draw
the smiley face on the back of the vest first with either light pencil or a
seamster's chalk pencil first to make sure it's where you want it. The
smiley face should take up most of the back of the jacket! See above for
how this should look.
Now to the pants, which are simply dark blue jeans which
are not very worn or discolored. These should not be difficult to find,
but again check the thrift stores to find something more affordable (and
definitely stay away from the once again popular flared jeans!).
We can't really see Ted's socks in Bogus
Journey, but the
above picture indicates they may either be red or white socks with red stripes
on the top. Either kind should be fine. (The most excellent Ryan
informs us the socks are indeed red!)
In Bogus Journey Ted wears white
Adidas high-tops (thanks again, Ryan dude!) with green
He also wears friendship bracelets on his left wrist.
These appear to include a reddish woven band, a black leather band with a green
wooden bead and a thin brown leather band:
It doesn't appear that Ted wears his watch in Bogus Journey
as he does in Excellent Adventure. Instead on his right wrist he is
wearing two brown or black leather bands with silver snaps or buttons on them:
As for Ted's hair, if you're not naturally graced with
short dark brown hair you may need to resort to finding a wig that matches Ted
locks, but be careful because a majority of wigs are made for women and it's a
fine line between Ted's hair and a woman's bob! It might be necessary to
buy a wig and then have it cut to the right style, but that can be quite
expensive. Check with your local wig store or supplier (or even an online
wig store) to see if they can assist you in finding something that will work.
of items you'll need to make Ted's costume:
Reddish tank top
Peach or Light Orange Sweatshirt with hood
Red Vest-style Jacket
Dark Blue Jeans
White Adidas High Top Sneakers
Leather wristbands or bracelets
Black and Yellow Fabric or Acrylic Paint
To make an Evil Robot Ted
Follow the same steps as above, but add very dark
sunglasses as pictured below. Wallah! Evil Ted!
To make a Ghost Ted costume:
This is a little trickier, but if you want to go as the
ghost Bill and Ted then you should seek out the same clothes as above but all
should be in varying grayish colors instead. You'd then need to use gray
face paint to color your face and all exposed skin (neck, hands, etc.).
You should only do this if you have some experience with costume makeup or know
someone who does who can help you.