Bring some eccentric comedy to your next cosplay scene with a DIY Prison Mike costume from the hit comedy sitcom series The Office! You’ll be sure to be the life of the party with Mike’s bright bandana do-rag, his prison slang and his formal businesswear, all included in this costume guide to help you bring this hilarious exaggeration of prison culture to life!
“Prison Mike” is a persona created by Michael, a version of himself who embodies every bad pop culture stereotype of a hardcore convict’s lifestyle. Getting his inspiration mainly from cheesy movies and internet research, Prison Mike emulates fellow character Martin (a former convict himself due to insider trading, much to his embarrassment) by making wild claims, including that the Dementors from the Harry Potter series were the worst part of his experience, and that in prison, the food is “nothing but gruel”.
Not only has Prison Mike become a widely popular internet meme, but he’s the perfect character for any cosplayer or trick-or-treater with a good sense of humor.