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June 28, 2014 9:19 PM   Subscribe

Planning to cosplay as Guy Fieri at an upcoming convention -- Difficulty: I've only seen maybe three episodes of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, and have neither the cable subscription, nor the inclination to watch any more than that, and was hoping that instead, I could get some general tips from the hive mind on how to project an aura of Fieri-ness.

So, it's about two months out from Dragon Con 2014, and in a fit of inspiration, I realized I was an application of hair bleach away from being a reasonable facsimile of Guy Fieri. And with Dragon Con being the sort of convention where you can pretty much cosplay as ANYTHING and not be out of place (last year two guys cosplayed as the distinctive carpet in one of the convention hotels), I decided to run with the idea.

So far, I've got the hair nailed perfectly: I've had about three or four co-workers already make the comparison to Fieri (I'll be waiting until the week of the convention to do the bleach in the goatee).

I know about the sunglasses being a big thing, and wearing them backwards so they don't fall in the soup.

I've found a good image of his arm tattoo and will be getting some temporary tattoo paper for my inkjet.

Flame shirt is on order, and I'll be swinging by the mall to pick up some cheap earrings/pinkie rings/studded leather armbands.

I plan to have a spray bottle of Sriracha with me.

I figure my default pose for photos can be Guy Fieri pointing at things.

So, my question is, what other visual cues/mannerisms/catchphrases to I need to consider, to push this cosplay over the top?

Also would it be worth it tofind out if there's going to be a Homestuck group shot and try to get in on it, or is Guy Fieri too minor a part of the Homestuck mythos to even bother?
posted by radwolf76 to Media & Arts (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Talk with food in your mouth and say "it's got a kick to it."
posted by vespabelle at 9:36 PM on June 28, 2014 [1 favorite]

If you haven't already, you might want to read this epic review of Fieri's restaurant in NYC for some background, uh, flavor.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 9:54 PM on June 28, 2014 [2 favorites]

Wear lots of big ugly rings and jewelry. And before you do anything make sure you announce that it's "time to de-bling" and start taking them off.
posted by downtohisturtles at 10:07 PM on June 28, 2014 [2 favorites]

After you taste anything, scream, "That's off the hook!"
posted by Linnee at 10:45 PM on June 28, 2014 [2 favorites]

I wouldn't want to watch any of his shows either, but maybe you can get some tips (and laughs) from Bobby Moynihan's version.

Guy's Christmas Special
Weekend Update
Another Weekend Update

Watching these you apparently also will need to yell "Full throttle!" a lot.
posted by sevenless at 11:00 PM on June 28, 2014 [2 favorites]

You need to follow 'dadboner' or 'bonerdad' on twitter. I forget which one it is. You'll get all the guy fieri you can handle.
posted by hal_c_on at 12:39 AM on June 29, 2014 [1 favorite]

Also his goatee isn't dyed. Just the hair.
posted by chasles at 6:00 AM on June 29, 2014 [1 favorite]

You must learn the "hunch" approach to getting a huge messy sandwich into your mouth. It.s a key move. Search "fieri hunch" on YouTube.

Also, distain eggs.
posted by SemiSalt at 9:20 AM on June 29, 2014 [4 favorites]

In addition to the review CCoDoD linked to above, I'd also suggest this parody menu to get an ear for the types of phrasings you might want to use.
posted by DingoMutt at 10:17 AM on June 29, 2014 [1 favorite]

Lots of rings.
posted by Thorzdad at 10:25 AM on June 29, 2014 [1 favorite]

My hubby loves Triple D (Diner's Drive-In's and Dives). Loves it. So we watch a lot of it. Anyway, Guy Fieri never wears pants. He wears long shorts, mostly denim. So get that flame shirt, but you've gotta sport the denim shorts too. And yeah, sandals.

And he thinks he's punny. Any kind of bad, food pun will work. Another of his catch phrases seems to be, "you knocked that out of the park." Also, fist bumps.
posted by patheral at 4:42 PM on June 29, 2014 [1 favorite]

Also his goatee isn't dyed. Just the hair.

Most of my image research of him (and of parodies of him like the SNL skits linked to above) shows him with a bleached strip down the soul patch area, sort of a skunk stripe for the chin.
posted by radwolf76 at 5:27 PM on June 29, 2014 [2 favorites]

Sunburned face, except for where his sunglasses go.
posted by LynnDee at 8:36 PM on June 29, 2014 [2 favorites]

Oh yeah, and if you get any food on your face, ask random passersby (with a straight face) if you have "anything" on your face. He does that all of the time. I mean all. of. the. time.

If you're going with a friend or friends, have them take pics of you pointing at the signs of any eatery you pass by. BTW, I totally envy you. I wanna go to Dragon*Con again!
posted by patheral at 7:57 AM on June 30, 2014 [1 favorite]

Sorry for the multiple posts, but my husband reminded me of another catch phrase... "Shut the front door." He says that all of the time.

Get a toy Camaro and refer to it often.
posted by patheral at 2:13 PM on June 30, 2014 [2 favorites]

"I could eat that off a flip flop"

"winner, winner, chicken dinner!"

"That's BANANAS!! (and bananas is goooood!!!)"

(Also, fun anecdote..... his real name is Guy Ferry. He changed it to Guy Fieri to sound more Italian I'm guessing.)
posted by JenThePro at 9:49 AM on July 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

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