T.J. Detweiler (Recess) Costume for Cosplay & Halloween 2023

Theodore Jasper Detweiler, or T.J. to his friends, is the friendly leader of the Recess gang. He’s kind-hearted, outgoing, and a great prankster. He cares for everybody on the playground and that’s what makes him a well-loved playmate. T.J. dresses simply in a plain white shirt, loose denim pants, a green jacket, and his beloved red baseball cap.

His look gives off a very comfy and easygoing vibe. Here’s everything you need to look like T.J. Detweiler.

How to make TJ Detweiler Costume

Tj Detweiler Costume for Cosplay & Halloween
# Item Description
1 Plain White T-Shirt TJ’s plain white t-shirt shows him to be a carefree kid who cares more about being with his friends than looking fashionable.
2 Olive Green Bomber Jacket One of TJ’s signature looks is the green bomber jacket that keeps him comfy and warm while playing in the playground
3 Light-washed Regular Fit Denim Pants A nod to ‘90s fashion known for its preference for denim and loose-fitting clothes, TJ opts for a pair of very loose and long denim pants
4 Classic Red Sneakers From the ‘80s onwards, sneakers have become a classic when it comes to footwear. TJ prefers his pair in a plain red color.
5 Plain Red Baseball Cap If he ever had a fashion statement, this would be it. TJ is rarely seen without his plain red baseball cap which he likes to wear backwards.
6 Comic Book He may not be the smartest in class but TJ makes up for it with his creative skills in pranking and playing in the playground. He might have gotten some of his ideas from his comic books.
7 Red Dodgeball A classic playground game that is heavily featured in the show is dodgeball No TJ costume is complete without a red dodgeball.

About TJ Detweiler

Out of all the characters, TJ had the most number of voice actors to play him. He had a total of 4 different actors throughout the show’s stint. The very first one was Ross Malinger, who is also known for his role as Jonah Baldwin in Sleepless in Seattle.

Check out these sites to read more about TJ and the rest of the gang from Recess: