In this post, I’m going to show you how to become the geeky IT technician Maurice Moss from The IT Crowd. Played brilliantly by Richard Ayoade, the socially awkward character is most definitely my favourite of the three main characters. A Moss costume would be perfect for a geek or technology themed event/party.
Before I start, take a look at this image which will give you a better idea of the look you need to go for…
This Moss afro Wig and Glasses Set is perfect for creating your look. However, at £29.95, it’s rather expensive, and you can buy the items separately for less. Nonetheless, the wig has the right balance of volume.
Many afro wigs are too voluminous at the back and sides for creating a Moss look, but this 70s disco dude wig (Priced at £8.22) is just about perfect. You will, of course, need to style it to add the extreme side parting.
These rectangular, black framed glasses with plain lenses are perfectly Moss-like. They’re available from Eyewear World on Amazon for just £5.99
Next, we need to find a brown check shirt.This checked gingham shirt by Charles Wilson is pretty similar and available in sizes from S to 3XL.
Now we need a wide brown 70s style tie with diagonal stripes, or even just a plain brown one would suffice.
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Finally, add some regular fit (not slim fit) brown trousers. If you have a pair of Chinos to hand, then these would be ideal.
That completes your Moss costume. Have fun being socially awkward!
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