Two days ago, Hunter Bentley's body was discovered face down in the front courtyard of his estate. Given the chaotic scene, the coroner's first impression was that a series of unfortunate accidents had caused Hunter's death. Since the dearly departed was the CEO of Hemloxx, Incorporated, thousands of livelihoods were on the line. Within the hour, Hunter's sibling became his replacement. Unfortunately, many relatives have now flocked to the sprawling mansion, staking unfounded claims on his possessions. Unsurprisingly, those squatting inside the property within the affluent neighborhood of Rumson Waterloo Estates have started feuding. This morning, Hunter Bentley's death was declared a homicide, sending worldwide shockwaves. Hunter's attorney must make short-term decisions for his possessions, obligations, estate management, and anything else that needs attention before the probate attorneys settle the estate. All family members received a notice of a mandatory meeting at Hunter's estate. The local news anchor requested that anyone who believes they might be mentioned in Hunter's last will should attend this meeting. You found that to be peculiar, but you think there is a chance the will could include you. You plan to attend. This is where your story begins.
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BILLIE WILLOW - HUNTER'S COLLEGE FRIEND
Billie Willow has been trying everything possible in Hollywood to make it as a film star but has only landed small bit parts in mediocre films. Billie befriended Hunter Bentley in college during their first year, and the two have kept in touch, primarily via social media. Maybe Billie hasn't made it as a big star because they speak barely above a whisper and break off into staring sessions into outer space. That, coupled with a problem with narcolepsy, could be why Billie hasn't landed an audition for a leading role and gets lucky if the character they land has one or two lines in the script. Nevertheless, Billie has been asking everyone they know to get strings pulled with casting producers. Alas, Billie hasn't had their break yet. Billie is single but continually gushes about new crushes.
Billie has never lived outside of California, and being in films is the only career they ever imagined. However, since Billie hasn't made it yet, desperation is setting in, and Billie is actively seeking a better agent. Billie has been grasping at straws lately and would do anything to start landing better roles and making more money.
Billie recently met Hunter Bentley's third cousins, Casper and Carrigan Hyde, at the Gravestone Amusement Park, a Wild West-themed experience by your home. The three became fast friends, and Billie has plans to visit them in Bramford Bluff and, possibly, go ghost hunting!
Suggested attire: Semi-trendy attire. You try to be trendy but can’t pull it off, so you look a bit garish.
CASPER HYDE - HUNTER'S THIRD COUSIN
Casper Hyde is a self-proclaimed paranormal investigator and hosts a show on social media called Casper's Not-so-Friendly Ghosts. People can hire Casper to exterminate ghosts from their homes or artifacts, and Casper films the act as an episode of the show. Casper is approaching a million followers and has recently monetized their social media accounts. Casper was always different and had imaginary friends since childhood. Casper hangs out with these invisible pals about town, which can be a bit peculiar to witness. Casper overuses hand gestures while speaking and appears to use sign language, but it's a made-up version between Casper and their imaginary friends. Casper has boundless energy and is extremely friendly to everyone. Casper would do anything to help someone in need and is best friends with their sibling, Carrigan Hyde.
Casper drives a white van with a five-foot plastic ghost perched on top with spooky, glowing red eyes. There is an external sound system that plays the song Ghostbusters repeatedly. Unfortunately, Casper cannot turn off the music, so they try not to drive the van during hours when people could be sleeping. Nevertheless, it's a sight to see, and everyone in town waves as Casper goes by, as it is certainly a spectacle.
Suggested attire: Gothic, ghostly attire, or a Ghostbuster-inspired costume. Bring any kind of electronic device and call it a ghost detector.
CARRIGAN HYDE - HUNTER'S THIRD COUSIN
PROFESSIONAL LINE STANDER
Carrigan Hyde is the sibling and best friend of Casper Hyde, the paranormal investigator. Carrigan created the business I'll Wait for You - a professional line-standing service. You can hire Carrigan to wait in line for events, department store sales, popular restaurants, or other venues with long wait times. This service saves the client time, as everyone has a busy life. Carrigan holds a place, contacting the client as they approach the final stretch to the front of the line. The client shows up, takes over the coveted spot, and Carrigan earns big money. Carrigan is courageous, never passing on a dare or caring what other people think. This line stander is understandably obsessed with checking the time. They refuse to use curse words, as they've created a unique vocabulary to show dissatisfaction, anger, and disdain.
Carrigan is Casper's younger sibling, but Carrigan is very protective over Casper - especially since many of the townsfolk don't believe in ghosts and think Casper is a phony. Carrigan doesn't believe in ghosts but supports their sibling no matter what.
Carrigan is a health and fitness fanatic and opts to ride a bicycle instead of owning a car. Not only is it cheaper, but also it gives Carrigan the exercise needed to feed their donut addiction.
Suggested attire: Casual attire. Something comfortable to stand in lines for a long time.
ENBY RIDDLE - EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED
MORTICIAN (FUNERAL MONARCH)
Enby Riddle is the liaison with the county morgue and mortician who prepares the dead bodies for burial at Fancy Funerals, a subdivision of Hemloxx Afterlife. Enby has a knack for appearing busier than they are but is a kind soul who is always willing to lend a hand. However, given their occupation, Enby has a lot of stories about the dead that make most people queasy and uneasy, so be careful how you steer the conversation while chatting with this dead body prepper.
Enby has worked for Fancy Funerals for over a decade and has never missed a day of work or lodged one complaint. But also, Enby hasn't received a raise, either. So maybe Enby should learn to speak up?
Enby is made to star in the cheesy but very creepy television commercials for Fancy Funerals. Enby doesn't like having to do the ads but was told by Hemloxx executives that as the lead funeral monarch, it's part of the job. Strangers have recently harassed Enby about the commercials since they are scaring children.
Suggested attire: Black suit. If you are up for it – put dark circles under your eyes and give yourself a creepy appearance.
JAMIE TORRANCE - EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED
Jamie Torrance is a friend of Zene Bentley. Using Zene as a connection, Jamie launched a self-made career as a tour guide of Hemloxx, Incorporated's headquarters in Bramford Bluff. However, there have been rumors about Jamie taking bribes and allowing corporate spies from Bony, Incorporated to infiltrate areas of the campus that shouldn't be on the tour routes. Still, the internal affairs investigators have unveiled no evidence of this, so Jamie's job is relatively safe. Jamie is overly trusting and will forgive anyone who wrongs them - even the haters who tell lies about them. Jamie is witty and loves to tell jokes, even taking a turn at the microphone at the local comedy club on amateur nights. Jamie often tries out new comedy sets during the Hemloxx tours to ensure their jokes get enough laughs.
For some reason, Zene Bentley hasn't invited Jamie to their mansion in the affluent neighborhood of Rumson Waterloo Estates in about a month. Did something happen between Jamie and Zene? If so, what does that say about Jamie's job security at Hemloxx, Inc?
Suggested attire: Solid-colored shirt and khaki pants/shorts. Or an adventurer costume. Make a name tag by wrapping a piece of cardboard with foil.
Also, you love to tell jokes - so bring your favorite jokes to try out on the other guests at Hunter's mansion.
LUCIAN BELLADONNA - BENTLEY FAMILY FRIEND
Lucian Belladonna's father was best friends with Johnny Bentley, the founder of Hemloxx, Incorporated, and Hunter Bentley's father. Lucian grew up in the mansion adjacent to Johnny's and had fond childhood memories of visiting the Bentley home to play with Hunter, Revel, Tru, and Reign. As an adult, Lucian was still living at home eight years ago when Johnny and Lucian's father had a dreadful falling out. After unofficial accusations flew around town about Johnny murdering his wife, Pearl Wreidt-Bentley, the Belladonna family immediately distanced themselves from the Bentleys and built a home across town, moving away from Rumson Waterloo Estates.
After the fallout, Lucian moved to Hollywood to pursue a film acting career but instead landed voice-acting jobs.
Eventually, Lucian voiced many well-known characters from shorts, series, and movies.
Lucian is a talented actor who can perform many voices, from quirky alien cartoon characters to epic movie trailers. Lucian's father built a state-of-the-art sound studio in the family home to entice Lucian to return home to Bramford Bluff. Lucian moved back to Bramford Bluff, opened an account on Gig Me, and does freelance voiceover work for anything from commercials to video games. Unfortunately, Lucian is mean-spirited and painfully awkward during social gatherings.
Suggested attire: Casual yet trendy attire.
WEST GRIMSHAW - HIGH SCHOOL FOE OF HUNTER BENTLEY
West Grimshaw is the head zookeeper at the Bramford Bluff Zoo. Contrary to the job description, West doesn't believe that animals should be held as prisoners behind concrete walls. There have been many instances in Bramford Bluff where gorillas to pythons have been found foraging around the city streets. West claims animal rights activists keep targeting the zoo. However, whistleblowers have reported that West is their leader and orchestrates these great escapes in hopes that the animals can break away and escape to the wilderness outside of town. West is a vegan who must announce it while entering a room. However, this sneaky carnivore eats meat in private. West has a problem with loving animals and the taste of a juicy steak.
Three weeks ago, while West was applying a topical skin ointment on a gorilla's chest for a skin infection, the gorilla became triggered by a car honking in the distance and attacked West. West has been walking with a severe limp since then but has refused to use a cane. West's insurance finally approved a new type of physical therapy, and after two treatments, West is starting to get back to total health.
There are rumors from the townsfolk that West has been working to shut down the zoo from within. The town of Bramford Bluff will fight against this, as the zoo is an excellent place for family outings and a perfect educational environment for school children up to veterinary medical students.
Suggested attire: Safari gear – khaki pants and shirt, pith helmet, or sun hat.
RUE HELLEBORE - EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED
OPERATIONS MANAGER, PICK-A-PLUCKY CHICKEN
Rue Hellebore is the Pick-a-Plucky Chicken Operations Manager – a fast food chain by Hemloxx Hospitality. Rue landed the lucrative position after witnessing a car accident between Hunter Bentley and a custodian in the corporate headquarters parking lot. Unfortunately, Rue erroneously sided with Hunter in their statements to the police and insurance companies. As a result, Rue was promoted from the kitchen to a plush office at headquarters. Rue has enjoyed the power and authority over their former colleagues of the 105 stores worldwide.
Rue is cunning and calculated and feeds off the negative energy of others. Rue finds reasons to act sad about things, and their favorite pastime is napping during thunderstorms.
Since Rue took over for the newly-deceased operations manager of Pick-a-Plucky Chicken, things have been falling apart. Rue has a lot of responsibility, with over 1000 employees worldwide. So going from a chicken fryer to an executive office, skipping all steps of the ladder in between, might have been too big of a jump.
Suggested attire: Business casual. Have a rubber chicken as a funny prop, or wear a chicken-inspired hat
ROGAN WILKES - HUNTER BENTLEY'S CHILDHOOD FRIEND
Rogan Wilkes is the cruel park ranger at Gravestone Park on the outskirts of Bramford Bluff. Rogan doesn't want visitors in the state park and will do anything to steer tourists away and prevent them from camping inside the park, even though it is legal to do so if they purchase a camping permit. Rogan claims there are dangerous bears and other wildlife that will endanger the lives of humans, but to date, there have been no instances of anyone being harmed in the park – even from the hiking trails. Rogan's hands are glued to each hip most of the time, and Rogan snaps their fingers at everything to emphasize a point with a high level of sass plaguing their facial expressions. This behavior often intimidates others.
Nevertheless, Rogan is known to be a good friend to those in the inner circle. Rogan hosts monthly themed parties with an exclusive and secretive guest list. So naturally, most people in the know would love an invite to Rogan's next event.
About six months ago, Rogan nearly lost their job as the head park ranger at the state park. After refusing a caravan of ten recreational vehicles - whom all had purchased camping permits, to enter the state park to camp for a night. The director of the state's parks and wildlife department had to get involved and make it right to avoid a lawsuit. The Parks and Wildlife Department had to refund the camping permits, pay for the leases on the RVs and add another 15K for emotional distress. Rogan was lucky to keep their job.
Suggested attire: Khaki button-up short-sleeved shirt with an olive green tie and short khaki or olive pants, Sheriff’s style hat, mirrored sunglasses, Walkie Talkie as optional props
KNOX LIME - FORMER EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED
EXTREME STUNT ANALYST
Knox Lime has a job that most people would refuse to do but beg to hear about every detail. Knox is an extreme stunt tester for competition reality shows on television. Knox will consume peculiar items, such as enormous flying cockroaches, or sit in a pit of hungry snakes to test the human limits for competitions. If Knox can do it without a problem, that competitive segment will make it to the show. If Knox gets sick or injured by it, the proposed challenge goes to the discard pile. It takes a particular personality to live on the edge and push their body to the limit. In addition to being an intriguing human being, Knox is a close-talker who walks with tiny steps. Nobody knows why this stunt tester does that. Some have proposed theories, but none make sense. Knox also refuses to use contractions while speaking and is an avid donor to charitable organizations.
Nobody knows why Knox shut down their hit podcast, Do Ya Dare Me, which was the number one podcast with Hemloxx Media. After Knox reached a million subscribers, no more episodes were posted. Hemloxx still has all the old episodes, but a million fans lived for the new ones released every Tuesday. Knox won't talk about it, and there are rumors that lawyers are getting involved with the situation.
Suggested attire: Extremely trendy warm-up suit – go silver or gold, and wear a cape. Be flashy, as you love the attention.
FABEL WOLFE - HUNTER BENTLEY'S HAIRSTYLIST
Fabel Wolfe is a simple-minded hairstylist who owns the hair salon Fan-C Meeting You Hair. The who's-who of Bramford Bluff all have standing appointments at the salon with one of the three stylists, and it's nearly impossible for anyone else in town to get an appointment. However, Fabel always makes room for any celebrity in the city, staying at Ze Hotel Hemloxx. Fabel walks with a bounce and constantly scratches their head or moves a hand across their face when speaking. Fabel tries to tell jokes to clients to lighten the mood, but the jokes never land. They aren't funny. Not everyone is a comedian, but Fabel doesn't get that concept. If Fabel gets a laugh, it's not because the joke was clever or the timing of the punchline landed. It's because they are laughing at Fabel.
Recently, Fabel's clients have been canceling their long-standing appointments. Fabel believes they know who is ultimately behind this - Hunter Bentley. But, unfortunately, because of a mishap at the salon, anyone associated with Hunter Bentley is posting mean things to Fabel on social media about how they hate their haircuts, colors, and styles - even though they've been going to Fabel for years.
Suggested attire: Trendy, designer attire. You dress to impress. Your hair should be ‘on point.’
JAZZ BLAGDEN - NO FORMAL ASSOCIATION WITH HUNTER
Jazz Blagden is a struggling author who has released over twenty books but never landed a book deal. Jazz is a romance novelist who authors books about a spy named Teddy Broom. Jazz hasn't found an audience of readers yet, but they hope someone will discover the series soon. Jazz has an extra loud laugh which can be off-putting, so Jazz's friends try not to say anything too funny. Jazz won't be getting any invitations to the local comedy club, that's for sure. Jazz has a habit of giving nicknames to everyone, which is sometimes annoying but can be hilarious – it depends on if you're the one getting the pet name.
Jazz naps often, as plot ideas for the next novel always pop up in their dreams.
Jazz attended the Hemloxx Fiction Book Fest last October wearing a teddy bear mascot headpiece - just like their fictional character Teddy Broom wears in Jazz's book series. Teddy Broom is the protagonist in all of Jazz's novels and is a secret double agent man who wears a teddy bear mask as a disguise. Unfortunately, most people cannot relate to the book series, so the books haven't ranked well in online bookstores. Nevertheless, Jazz attended the book fest and forced copies of their books into the attendee's hands, feigning to work for the festival. However, security sniffed this ruse out and escorted Jazz out of the venue, banishing them from returning. Jazz claims they ruined the one chance Jazz had to meet with Hemloxx Fiction editors, but the editors have all said they'd read a few of the sample chapters that Jazz has spammed their desk with, and it's the most terrible writing they've ever read.
Suggested attire: flowing, poet-inspired attire.
PAREN BRONE - EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED
EXECUTIVE CHEF, THE SNEAKY STEAK
Paren Brone is the executive chef of The Sneaky Steak - the fine dining restaurant of Hemloxx Hospitality. Paren is absent-minded and refuses to eat or taste food around others – even while preparing dishes during dinner service. But Paren showed everyone how good of a culinary mastermind and restaurant manager they are after being awarded three Michelin stars, the highest honor a restaurant can achieve. Unfortunately, since the steakhouse received the accolades, Paren's ego inflated. This chef has been challenging to deal with, as they've become hyper-critical of others. Alas, there isn't much anyone can do about this behavior change, as Paren's the reason for the success. Also, the executives of Hemloxx Hospitality are studying the recipe for Paren's success so they can open more locations worldwide.
Paren claims not to eat in front of others because they chew weirdly. However, most people don't buy this reason and think Paren is hiding something. Something is going on at The Sneaky Steak that Paren is trying to cover up.
Suggested attire: Chef's uniform.
WIN ADNAR - NO FORMAL ASSOCIATION WITH HUNTER
CRUISE SHIP ENTERTAINER
Win Agnar is a cheesy entertainer for Friend-Ship Cruise Line. Win performs magic shows, sings cover songs with a pianist in the lounge, and slips into a clown suit to juggle for the kiddy shows. Win has a wild personality and loves to have fun. But, on another note, Win's brain loves to self-sabotage and triggers hysterical coughing at the most dreadful times, such as in crowded elevators, long lines, movie theaters, or sold-out sporting events. Maybe it's the post-pandemic stigma of people becoming social outcasts if they exude signs of illness. Whatever it is, Win's subconscious has a sick sense of humor and causes Win to be the target of so many dirty looks and exaggerated sighs. But Win's excessive politeness is enough to win anyone's favor if given a chance.
Suggested attire: Polyester leisure suit or tacky evening gown. You are trying hard, but just oh, so cheesy.
SAWYER HUXLEY - EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER (CTO)
Sawyer Huxley is the Chief Technology Officer of Hemloxx, Incorporated. Sawyer oversees the corporation's technology as a whole, including the leadership of the cybersecurity division at Hemloxx. Nobody truly knows what the cybersecurity group does besides keeping the corporation's data safe and its web presence online without disruption. There have been accusations made by anonymous sources reporting to the media that this group is nothing but a criminal hacking faction. However, the staff has categorically denied all allegations made against them. The cybersecurity team is investigating, trying to find the mole among them before another press leak. This executive believes they already know who the saboteur might be.
Sawyer has a habit of clearing their throat when nervous. On a personal level, Sawyer is socially inept. Once they open their mouth to give an account of what happened to them, the embellishments pour out and worsen until the story is unrecognizable and entirely unbelievable. That is why Sawyer prefers to stay quiet in social situations.
Suggested attire: A black hoodie, pants, or business casual. You try to blend in and remain unassuming.
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LYNX MERULA - HUNTER OWNS A YACHT AT THE SILVER POINT MARINA
Lynx Merula has lived in Bramford Bluff their whole life. A child of a fisherman and a cook, Lynx grew up at the Silver Point Marina and knows everything about the Silver Point Lake that surrounds the north side of Bramford Bluff. Lynx's aunt and uncle have run the marina for over fifty years.
Lynx founded the Wiggly Worm Farm in the mid-eighties and has grown the venture into a semi-successful online business where Lynx ships worm bait across the USA and sells stock to local fishermen and tourists.
Lynx is forgetful and blinks slower than most people, which is often confused for sarcasm. You have to be around this worm farmer long enough to know it's just what they do, and there's no thought or meaning behind it. But, on the other hand, Lynx thinks almost everything is funny and is constantly snort-laughing.
Suggested attire: Nerdy attire. Button-up short sleeve shirt, plaid pants/skirt, and tube socks. Hair should be a’ la geeky.
KENDAL MORTE - HUNTER'S HIGH SCHOOL FRIEND
Kendal Morte is a dedicated diver for the Bramford Bluff Police Department. Kendal has served for almost twenty years and has uncovered many nefarious things, including dead bodies, briefcases holding top secret documents, discarded crime scene evidence, and other items thrown into the bodies of water surrounding the town. Kendal has a peculiar habit of pointing to everything while speaking and has impeccable manners. Kendal is one of the most inventive people you’ll meet and can make anything you need out of everyday household items.
Kendal was friends with Hunter Bentley in high school, as they had many classes together and sat together at lunch with some mutual friends. However, Kendal and Hunter fell out of touch after graduation and haven't spoken until recently. Things didn't go as Kendal planned, however. Kendal regrets initiating contact with Hunter, that's for sure.
Suggested attire: Wetsuit (unitard/ catsuit) with a badge and a snorkel as a prop. A police windbreaker or anything casual.
MARIN JYNX - EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED
Marin Jynx is the chief professional mourner at Fancy Funerals, a division of Hemloxx Afterlife. When the dearly departed are short on friends and family, the funeral monarch assigned to them will send several professional mourners to shed crocodile tears, bow their heads, and say kind words at the ceremony.
Marin is awkward in social settings and will halt conversations with a long gaze into the distance. However, Marin is super sneaky and pops up out of thin air when you least expect it. Is Marin spying? Or does this professional boo-hoo'er live as an adrenaline seeker for the thrill of surprise? Marin enjoys skydiving, bungee jumping, and engaging in any activity that puts one's life on the line.
Marin was a surprise addition to the Hemloxx Afterlife team, as Hunter Bentley's office directed Marin's employment. Nobody truly knows how Marin got the job, but it didn't appear that Marin knew what the job would entail. Some speculate that Marin believed they'd be stepping into an executive position at Hemloxx Headquarters on their first day.
Suggested attire: All black as if you’ve just come from a funeral. Grab a pack of tissues as an optional prop.
REIGN BENTLEY - EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED | HUNTER BENTLEY'S SIBLING
CEO (NEWLY APPOINTED)
People say what Reign Bentley touches turns to hypothetical gold. Reign was born with a mind for business. From the fourth grade until high school graduation, Reign operated a profitable convenience store out of commandeered lockers for fellow students. After college graduation, Reign became the second-in-charge at Hemloxx, serving as the Chief Operations Officer (COO). Upon Hunter's untimely demise, the managing director appointed Reign as the CEO, leaving the critical COO position vacant. Impulsive, Reign claims to be allergic to plans made in advance but still manages to be quite the perfectionist - and a fantastic dancer to boot. Reign is a single parent by choice with four adopted offspring. Unfortunately, three of Reign's adult children still live at home.
Suggested attire: Business attire and props to make you appear wealthy and fashionable. You are now the face of Hemloxx, Incorporated - one of the most giant corporations in the world.
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REIGN BENTLEY'S STAFF
Reign Bentley has always been successful in business due to hard work, dedication and ambition. Reign has always set goals and hit them with ease. However, since taking the reins for the family’s corporation as the Chief Executive Officer, Reign has felt the stress of a thousand worlds and isn’t sure if they can pull it off – even though their dream was to run the company. Reign has relied heavily upon their new administrative staff and refuses to allow them any time off until their workflow is established and all corporate fires are extinguished. Needless to say, this group of corporate office workers is exhausted.
Suggested attire: business casual, professional attire. You work for the CEO, representing the company's top-tier employees.
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VALEN MANSON - HUNTER'S SECOND COUSIN
Valen Manson is a creative rodeo clown who doubles as a party host for hire. Valen’s clown character goes by Bubbles McGee and is a fun-loving performer who can sculpt anything out of balloons and make people laugh with contagious snort-filled giggles. However, you should set some time aside if you socialize with Valen outside of clown makeup, as it takes time for this clown to cover the fine points of topics with explanations of every detail. Beware of exhaustion if you get trapped in a lengthy chat. Kirby Manson adopted Valen at the tender age of two years old. Something was amiss in Valen’s past, and it took years for Valen to warm up to Kirby as a parent. Nobody knows who Valen’s biological parents are and why they gave Valen up for adoption.
Valen is overall happy with their life, living with Kirby Manson as their adoptive parent. But Kirby and Valen have always worked extra hard for things. They weren't born with silver spoons in their mouths like the Bentley side of the family. Valen is almost a quarter of a century old and still lives at home but claims to be saving up money to move out soon.
Suggested attire: Clown or jester costume of any sort. Even if you just wear a colorful wig and a pop-on red nose – that’s fine.
TRU BENTLEY - HUNTER'S SIBLING
SWIMMING POOL TECHNICIAN
Tru is an estranged younger sibling of Hunter Bentley and a technician for Clean Water - We Promise, a swimming pool maintenance company in Bramford Bluff. Tru has been under rapid fire with complaints about the chemicals in the customers' swimming pools. There are rumors that Tru threw human safety concerns out the window and overdosed their clients' pools with chlorine to avoid dealing with algae blooms. After many complaints about hair turning green, eyes and skin burning, and intense chemical aromas, the company's owner hired a water chemist to investigate the pools on Tru's client list. Tru could be fired, or even worse, criminal charges could arise if there is evidence of harmful chemicals in the water. Tru constantly switches to the newest fad diets and talks in a very slow, meticulous cadence. And don't try to discern what Tru is thinking through those unreadable expressions. Tru betrayed Johnny and Hunter Bentley by speaking to the tabloid press two years ago, and Johnny Bentley banished Tru from the family.
Tru has been soul-searching for a new occupation, as the swimming pool technician job is ending once all the lawsuits from Tru's clients have been filed against Tru's employer. Tru would love to get a job with the family business, but while Johnny and Hunter Bentley walk the Earth, that's impossible. In addition, Tru regrets spilling the family secrets.
Suggested attire: Casual attire. Sun hat and zinc oxide (the white film of sunscreen) on your nose is optional. Little pool next as an optional prop.
TRACY VADER - A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED
Tracy Vader is the nerdy epidemiologist for the city of Bramford Bluff but started their career in the biotechnology lab at Hemloxx Science. Nobody is sure why Tracy left the lab, but now Tracy tracks, traces, analyzes emerging diseases, and makes recommendations to the local government. Tracy incessantly plans their life events to an obsessive amount of detail. Tracy schedules every minute of the day on a mobile phone calendar and refuses to get off course. Overly self-confident, Tracy continually brags about their accomplishments. With that said, Tracy graduated college with top honors, and the former mayor handed the key to the city to Tracy after many reported incidents of helping strangers out of bad situations. Tracy has also won many chess championships, amateur boxing matches, poetry contests, and poker tournaments. Therefore, maybe all the boasting is warranted.
Rumor has it that Tracy quit their Hemloxx job without notice, destroyed all evidence of their ongoing research, and took the first job they could find with Bramford Bluff County, making half the salary as Hemloxx Science. What could have been so bad at Hemloxx for Tracy to upend their life like that?
Suggested attire: Lab coat over casual attire with a City of Bramford Falls name tag (optional) on the pocket. You can make one out of cardboard with aluminum foil.
JAGGER FOGARTY - EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED
CONCIERGE, ZE HOTEL HEMLOXX
Jagger Fogarty is the concierge at the Bramford Bluff flagship property of Ze Hotel Hemloxx – a luxury hotel chain and division of Hemloxx Hospitality. Jagger spews apathy from their pores, living life at the most leisurely pace possible for a career-centric professional. Nothing triggers this concierge's sense of urgency. There isn't a situation or crisis to give this lazy service professional the slightest bit of panic or haste.
This attitude towards life explains why Jagger delegates their daily tasks to the hotel staff. As a result, some have speculated that Jagger has an exceptionally high IQ and is a mastermind. In addition, Jagger's obsessed with personal hygiene and gives unsolicited advice on how to improve upon other people's routines.
Jagger usually has a decent attitude towards being at work, but lately, Jagger's mood has turned foul. Nobody knows why, but it must have been something that happened at work.
Suggested attire: Concierge attire – black suit, white gloves.
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MORG OLEANDER HUNTER BENTLEY'S POOL TECHNICIAN
POOL TECH, CRYSTAL CLEAR POOLS
Morg Oleander is the hardworking pool technician for Crystal Clear Pools. A perfectionist, Morg has maintained the clear, sparkling water of the backyard swimming pool of the Bentley Mansion for nearly three years. Hunter couldn't be happier with Morg's work, as the water is always set at a perfect temperature with spot-on levels of chemicals and not a bug to be found in the water. Morg is the best pool tech in the city. However, don't strike up a chat with this detail-driven water chemist. Morg will turn what should be a quick sentence into a long, rambling lecture about whatever topic you were unfortunate enough to have mentioned.
Morg takes care of the swimming pools for Hunter Bentley and Hunter's sibling and neighbor, Revel Bentley. Morg hasn't been able to take over Johnny Bentley's pool care yet but hopes to one day soon.
Suggested attire: casual attire, sun hat, and zinc oxide on your nose as an optional effect.
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HUDSON VILLA - HUNTER BENTLEY'S GARDENER
Hudson Zilla is a hardworking gardener at the Hunter Bentley Mansion in Rumson Waterloo Estates – a gated, affluent neighborhood in Bramford Bluff. Hudson is exceptionally responsible and continually fishes for flattery and compliments from others. Is this because Hudson never received any positive feedback from Hunter Bentley about the impeccable grounds of the estate? Most would say Hunter's treatment would be mentally damaging to Hudson after many years of enduring no appreciation for going above and beyond with job duties. Even though Hudson poured their heart out onto the perfectly-manicured grass of the courtyards, the year-round blooming rose bushes, and the sculpted boxwoods that line the property – Hunter has never once said thank you. Nevertheless, this is a standard train of thought for many of the staff at the mansion. At least the team has had each other to lean on and build self-esteem back up to where it should be.
Many of Hudson's colleagues at Hunter Bentley's mansion say that Hudson has been disgruntled at work for quite a long time. Hunter Bentley isn't the best boss to work for, but he pays at least double for any given job than you'd find elsewhere. That's why Hudson hasn't quit yet. Hunter makes Hudson do odd jobs that aren't in the job description of being a gardener. Hudson is tired of being the go-to errand runner, waste manager, pest control operator, and handy person.
Suggested attire: Casual gardener attire with a sun hat and gloves (optional). Or, if you wish to wear a fun flower costume or be a garden gnome – that’s fine too!
KYLER AMON - HUNTER BENTLEY'S ACQUAINTANCE
HOA MANAGER, RUMSOM WATERLOO ESTATES
Kyler Amon is the Homeowner's Association manager for Rumson Waterloo Estates, where four of the Bentley family estates are located in Bramford Bluff. The neighborhood is the most affluent area in town, with powerful and influential people living within the iron gates. Kyler Amon manages with inflexibility and a lack of common sense. Many homeowners have problems with Kyler not living among them, but the board voted five months ago at the biannual meeting to hire Kyler. Alas, they can do nothing about Kyler's tyrannical reign until the next General Assembly. Kyler is obsessed with aliens and is extremely frugal. Some have accused Kyler of being a kleptomaniac, but to date – not one shred of evidence has proven these accusations, so the stigma remains hearsay.
The next board meeting is scheduled for three weeks from now. Kyler firmly believes that they will be fired on the first vote. The problem is that Rumson Waterloo Estates is where the most influential people in town live. Kyler doesn't think they will get a good reference letter!
Suggested attire: Business casual. You can dress as an alien or have alien-inspired props (optional).
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CAREY MELVILLE - EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED
Carey Melville is a talented musician who recently signed on with Hemloxx Records. Carey was a small-town singer, songwriter, and guitarist who took a chance by putting songs on social media. Two of this rock star's tunes became global number-one hits only days after the ink dried on the contract. This rocker has been bathing in the limelight and enjoying every second of overnight fame. Hemloxx Records always fast-tracks its talent, so Carey is already preparing for a global concert tour. The shows will be Carey's first time performing outside the sleepy town of Bojangle Falls, Texas. Carey has been training at the gym with strict meals prepared by a Hemloxx nutritionist and must reach optimal fitness in record time for the hard life on the road.
Carey's first two hits that soared to the top of the charts are Soul of Rock N' Roll and Fishy-fish-fish. Many people have called Carey 'cringe' and have poked fun at the songs on social media. However, whatever Hemloxx Records wants to be a hit - becomes a chart-topping hit. Some have accused Carey of trolling the executives at Hemloxx Records. Did Carey put those songs on social media as a joke? There is no objective evidence besides both of the song's apparent cheese factors. The world awaits Carey's first full album to be released with the upcoming world tour.
Suggested attire: Rock star attire.
DALLAS PAINE- EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED
Dallas Paine is the lead audio engineer at Hemloxx Records. Dallas works seven days a week at the famous Recording Studio A of Hemloxx Headquarters in Bramford Bluff. This audio genius produces chart-topping hits from Hemloxx's talent. Dallas was nicknamed Sherlock by close friends, as there isn't a puzzle or problem they can't solve or decipher. This engineer uses logical deduction during normal thought processes, so nothing gets by them. However, Dallas is a bit of a hothead, so stay on their good side. If an eyebrow arches at you – you must escape. Run. Flee the joint at all costs! You do not want to be on the wrong side of a Dallas Paine tirade. Nevertheless, with all of the critical thinking whirling around in Dallas's head, it is a bit of a shock to find out that they are highly superstitious.
Dallas is probably in need of an intervention from friends for anger management. Lately, Dallas has ripped hotel rooms to shreds, thrown plates at restaurants, painted on billboards they disagreed with, and even freed lobsters from a tank in a seafood restaurant because the hostess didn't smile big enough while greeting Dallas. This audio engineer is spinning out of control. Could it be stress from working too many hours? Those closest to Dallas believe this is the problem.
Suggested attire: Casual attire, a music-related t-shirt, and headphones as an optional prop.
BAY BUNDY - EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED
Bay Bundy is the uncontested top supermodel in the world. So unsurprisingly, the scouts of Hemloxx Fashion House noticed this stunner and offered an exclusive deal to serve as the head runway model, print model, and the face of the Hemloxx fashion line. Hemloxx designs are known for luxury, influence, and innovation. Budding fashionistas line up to snag the newest designs as the hangers hit the racks of high-end boutiques and department stores. Bay slays the New York, Paris, Milan, and London runways, setting the high-fashion trends created by the thread artists. Bay is terrible with directions and perpetually lost but remains abnormally calm under stress. Many are aware that Bay is a recovering thief. Bay swears they've moved past the life of crime, but there is a clause in Bay's contract to stay out of the headlines unless it's for fashion.
There have been reports that Bay has been lifting items from peoples' desks at Hemloxx Headquarters, but nobody has come forth with an official accusation. Instead, Bay denies all of it and says everyone is jealous. If Bay is still suffering from Kleptomania, they better get a handle on it before an official accusation, or evidence of thievery goes viral.
Suggested attire: Avantgarde style attire. You are the top supermodel, so wear something peculiar and pull it off as high fashion.
GREY SAURON - EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED
Grey Sauron is a workaholic research scientist for Hemloxx Science, Nanotech division. Grey works on many top-secret projects at the lab and refuses to discuss their projects. Grey won't even breathe hints about what the lab is about to release. SymbioTom is the only known project of Hemloxx Science - a collaborative project between the divisions of Hemloxx Science led by Revel Bentley. SymbioTom is an android personal assistant who can aid in all facets of their owner's life. SymbioTom hitting the markets will forever change humanity - or so they say. Grey takes in strays of all kinds. An aspiring 'Doctor Doolittle,' this soft heart has rescued many different species of pets at their home. Unfortunately, Dr. Sauron also has an annoying habit of lightly tapping on the cheek of whomever they speak to while spewing snap judgments about other people. Grey might seem stubborn, but they are easily influenced. Will someone eventually get Grey to squeal about the projects at the lab? Maybe so.
Gray Sauron told the top-tier executives that they should give the researchers working on the collaborative SymbioTom project more time to work out the glitches. However, thus far, the original market date still stands. Grey is working on a top-secret project that also has been given a hard deadline. Sources close to Grey say that there is no way Grey's will complete the project in time. Grey has been working nearly around the clock at the lab lately to no avail.
Suggested attire: Lab coat. You can ham it up as a mad scientist if you wish.
PENN BLOODMAN - EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED
Penn Bloodman is an introverted ethical hacker with open disdain for society. This computer genius has an exceptionally high IQ and rules the circuit of local trivia competitions in Bramford Bluff, winning against teams of up to ten players. Unfortunately, Pennis is often accused of cheating, as nobody can fathom that a person could have that much random knowledge.
Penn is stubborn and will never reconsider a decision. Penn works for Hemloxx Cyber. The job descriptions are not made public like other divisions in the company, but their group's mission is to provide cybersecurity for Hemloxx. Nevertheless, the trash tabloids accused this stealthy team of network specialists of hacking into competitors' networks, but no solid evidence has emerged. Supposedly, a traitor among them had snitched. The cybersecurity team is currently dealing with the mole in their division.
If Penn has the skills they are rumored to have, maybe it's not a brilliant idea to double-cross Penn.
Suggested attire: Black hoodie, black pants. You want to blend in and not get noticed.
RENNIS CAIN - EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED
Rennis Cain is a pompous foodie and food critic. Rennis reports on food establishments around the globe, releasing segments on demand via Hemloxx Media's streaming platform, The Daily Snoop. Some restaurant owners given negative reviews by Rennis have publicly stated it is a conflict of interest for a person employed by Hemloxx to review competing food establishments. Hemloxx Hospitality has a chain of fast food restaurants, fine dining spots in their hotel chain, and the Michelin three-star The Sneaky Steak restaurant, which is soon to be a global chain. Rennis doesn't care what they say and has never addressed the accusations other than to say, 'those on top don't look behind them.' But maybe this is why Rennis is continually stressing over the slightest things. This food critic's nervous energy can be taxing to be around for too long.
Some townsfolk have adamantly disagreed with Rennis's food reviews on the restaurants in town to no avail - nobody will listen to people without a voice, so Rennis's word becomes the law of the land regarding where to make dining reservations in Bramford Bluff. But why would Rennis lie about an establishment's food quality with their reputation as a world-renowned food critic on the line?
Suggested attire: Pompous attire – a business suit with a handkerchief or scarf, big glasses with colorful frames (optional). Or, wear your favorite food costume for a cheeky twist to your character.
COVE DRACO - EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED
Cove Draco is a former film star turned news reporter for The Daily Snoop, a streaming platform of Hemloxx Media. Cove is in front of the cameras, reporting breaking news via on-demand programming and live streams. The platform was previously accused of spying and using unfair surveillance to get their stories, but Cove adamantly denies engaging in any illegal activities. Cove played a supporting role in over fifty Hollywood movies but can walk down city streets without being recognized. Some say Cove is a failed actor, but they defend that bringing news to the subscribers of The Daily Snoop is what they were born to do. That said, be careful trusting in Cove, as they are an unpredictable, compulsive liar. This fibber constantly peers over their shoulder as they have burned many bridges.
Upon getting the job as a news reporter, Cove spewed tales of film set scandals on The Daily Snoop. Cove's stories included Bradley Pittman's claims of being allergic to hygiene and Gweneth Pottrom's cat-hair armpit extensions that she swears to bring her good luck. Cove also snitched about the Dinosaur Park movie set where Tommy Cruz became furious with his co-star over her poor Russian accent and squirted ketchup on her face.
Cove then dodged accusations of installing spyware all over town, as a few of the celebs featured in Cove's stories had coincidentally visited Bramford Bluff a few days prior. If only the stars had recognized Cove, they'd have known the former supporting actor had signed NDAs by being on the same film sets and thereby wasn't allowed to unveil the scandals. But, alas, nobody ever remembers Cove, as Cove isn't memorable unless they spill Hollywood tea.
Suggested attire: Business attire. You need to look camera ready in case a story breaks out. Toy microphone as an optional prop.
ELM SHOCKLEY - EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED
Elm Shockley is a prim and proper sommelier at The Sneaky Steak restaurant. Elm has worked at the fine-dining establishment that caters to the Bramford Bluff elite since it opened almost a year ago. Elm desires to become the manager, but the opportunity has yet to arise. Elm trained at a top winery and holds a level three certification. Hemloxx Hospitality poached Elm from a celebrity restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip. Elm doesn't miss the neon lights and the hustle and bustle of Sin City and is glad to live in a quiet town. Elm's a bit of a mumble-mouth but does know a lot about wine.
Rumor has it that Elm Shockley has been working with unnamed colleagues at Hemloxx Hospitality on a massive surprise for the restaurant. Nobody outside the secretive group knows what this surprise will be, but curiosity rises as the rumor spreads.
Suggested attire: Proper attire for a sommelier (dark suit with a neckerchief). Bottle of wine &/or wine glass (optional).
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DANNER SULLIVAN - HUNTER BENTLEY'S ACQUAINTANCE
REAL ESTATE AGENT
Danner Sullivan owns Game of Homes, a premier boutique real estate agency in Bramford Bluff known for luxurious properties and exquisite service. This real estate agent will have you in stitches as the jokes flow from their mouth like water in a raging river. Danner's hilarious, but if you become a member of the exclusive inner circle of friends, you will also be signing up for nonstop nagging. Danner is nitpicky and obsesses over the most delicate details that never even change an outcome.
Danner and Hunter have never been friends but know each other well. Danner has double-crossed Hunter before by intervening and blocking a property deal. Hunter has vowed to seek revenge.
Suggested attire: Real estate agent look (business casual) - optional to have business cards.
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BANKS BENTLEY - HUNTER BENTLEY'S HOME HEALTH AIDE | | HUNTER WAS BANKS' UNCLE
HOME HEALTH AIDE
After high school graduation, Banks Bentley attended a state-approved nurse's aide training program. After passing the exam, Banks became a certified home nursing assistant specializing in end-of-life care. Banks is a freelancer hired by insurance companies and assigned to terminally-ill patients needing home health care. Surprisingly, Banks chose an occupation in the medical field, as this nursing aide might be the most entitled, selfish human being walking the earth. Banks wastes no time launching complaints about less-than-ideal situations. An utter control freak who must always have things their way, Banks makes whoever blocks their progress pay a steep price. But, with the flaws pushed aside, this medical professional didn't take long to earn a reputation as the best end-of-life caretaker in Bramford Bluff.
Banks has submitted overtime hours to Hunter Bentley's insurance for home health care in the last couple of weeks since Hunter became gravely ill. Banks complains about never getting a break and is exhausted! However, nobody can remember seeing Banks while visiting the Bentley estate. Rumor has it that Banks is vacationing in the backyard by the swimming pool and not caring for Uncle Hunter.
Suggested attire: Medical costume of any kind - nurse, scrubs, lab coat. Any medical items as optional props (i.e., toy syringe or syringe pen to use for the investigation, stethoscope, etc.
LUCKY BALCOM - HUNTER BENTLEY'S BUSINESS ACQUAINTANCE
Lucky Balcom is the joyful construction manager who hums during any bout of silence. Lucky owns Balcom Construction, the busiest construction operation in Bramford Bluff. Clients can hire Lucky for custom construction projects. Lucky turns dreams into reality - from planks of wood to throw pillows. Lucky is messy and a constant hair flipper but a pleasure to be around.
Lucky is not Hunter Bentley's favorite person. Since Lucky entered a contract with Hunter to build his new dream estate on a perfect piece of land overlooking the lake, things have gone awry.
Suggested attire: Construction Worker Costume
ZENE BENTLEY - HUNTER'S FIRSTBORN CHILD
GHOSTWRITER FOR ONLINE PROFILES
You'll find Zene Bentley standing partially behind drapes or pressed against the wall at any gathering. A ghostwriter for online profiles, Zene could make the Grim Reaper himself look like a prized town bachelor. Zene is timid with a rather dull personality but is likely to be the most unselfish and caring person in Bramford Bluff. Zene is always the first one to stop to help someone in need or rush over to a friend's home who needs assistance with a project.
Zene has always been Hunter Bentley's favorite child. After Zene's mother's untimely death, Hunter Bentley hasn't been afraid to show even more of his favoritism towards Zene. Zene's siblings are less than thrilled.
Suggested attire: Attire to blend in – nothing flashy.
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SALEM BENTLEY - EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED | HUNTER WAS SALEM'S UNCLE
Salem Bentley is the third youngest child of Reign Bentley. Upon graduation with a master's degree in business administration, Reign secured a job for Salem with the corporate legal team as a compliance specialist. Salem has a photographic memory and loves to boast about the gift to anyone in earshot, hoping to be challenged to prove the skill to anyone with doubts.
Unfortunately, Salem has become an infamous credit-stealer of others' work at the office. Salem does have a close group of colleagues but is raking up a list of foes in the short time since joining the Hemloxx team two months ago. If you have the misfortune to work with this backstabber, don't trust or turn your back on them.
Salem is the only sibling to have left Reign's nest. But, alas, their wings didn't spread too far, as they reside in their grandfather's mansion less than two blocks away. Salem claims they moved out to strengthen their relationship with Reign, but everyone knows it's because Umber Bentley creeps everyone out.
Suggested attire: Business formal – you are very uptight.
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SALEM BENTLEY'S COLLEAGUES
Hide the beans, as this group will want to count them all and log them as data. For what? Who knows, but this group of nerdy compliance professionals always over-analyze the situation. They will follow the rules and are not afraid to call out anyone who doesn’t. Salem and the staff of the Institutional Compliance division at Hemloxx are nearly inseparable.
Rumor has it that nobody in the department likes Salem, as they steal credit for anything good that comes out of the Institutional Compliance office - whether they had their hands in it or not. It's an impossible scenario, though, as Salem is a Bentley and holds much power at Hemloxx. Everyone needs their job, so they put up with Salem's boloney. At least for now, that is.
Suggested attire: Business casual on the nerdy side.
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REVEL BENTLEY - HUNTER BENTLEY'S SIBLING
The nerdy Revel is a robotics engineer for Hemloxx Science. The engineers are a tight-knit, secret group. Gossips speculate that they are trying to create the most human-like robot ever known to humankind. Is this a smart thing to do? The experts pretty much agree it's going to backfire in the long run. Revel has always preferred studying instead of socializing and being alone instead of around others. A tad selfish at times, Revel can be a bit of a shadow lurker from their lack of social skills.
Revel has low morale at work because, for eight months, Revel's covered for the vacant Vice President of Operations position. Revel has consistently refused to be part of the executive team and wants to work in the robotics lab. The SymbioTom project needs Revel's attention full-time, as the release-to-market date is concrete and cannot be changed. Well, it could be changed by the top executives, but they are standing firm with no flexibility. Therefore, all glitches need to be worked out immediately!
DR. BRILEY NERO - HUNTER BENTLEY'S PHYSICIAN
Dr. Briley Nero is a busy board-certified plastic surgeon in Bramford Bluff. You'll find Dr. Nero in pop culture magazines, lifestyle and health and fitness websites, social media posts, airline magazines, and hit cheeky reality shows. A self-professed body artist, this doc's gone to great lengths to keep a tight lid on their top-secret celebrity clients. First, a limo with blacked-out windows transports patients from a private jet to Ze Hotel Hemloxx. Then, they are transported to the famous Fountain of Beauty Clinic via underground tunnels to all appointments with the doc. A celeb sighting will trigger the town's gossips to guess what procedures they are doing with Dr. Nero. The doc is a mysterious genius who cannot tell a lie and seems to be hiding something. Hmm. What's up, Doc?
Dr. Nero has set an early retirement plan and is booking their schedule for the next six to eight months with high-dollar surgeries. Once this doc's bank account hits the magic number, they will put the scalpels away and retire in paradise.
Suggested attire: Lab coat and doctor’s accessories if you wish (optional).
DR. BRILEY NERO'S NURSES
Dr. Nero likes to keep the surgical staff close in case of emergencies with one of the many patients at The Fountain of Beauty Clinic. Dr. Nero is one of the country's most famous and busiest plastic surgeons, so this doc never knows when an A-lister will fly in for a rhinoplasty or a high-ranking politician will demand liposuction. Dr. Nero is always on call and expects the clinic's nurses to do the same. For this reason, they are rarely seen apart.
The medical staff at the clinic are growing suspicious of Dr. Nero's intentions. They don't think this doc has their best interests in mind, so they cautiously proceed. They remain employed by the shady doc only because their salary is much higher than the nationwide average. Dr. Nero knows how to buy loyalty.
Suggested attire: Nursing/medical costume.
KIRBY MANSON - HUNTER BENTLEY'S FIRST COUSIN
BINGO HALL MANAGER
The Bramford Bluff Bingo Hall is lively and hopping on weekend nights, and Kirby Manson is there to extinguish hypothetical fires from all directions as they ignite. Kirby manages the establishment with impeccable grit, timing, and focus but is inflexible and demanding when dealing with staff matters. Kirby prefers to be the center of attention at any gathering and must always face the door. Why? Nobody knows. Quick escape, maybe?
Kirby has fallen a bit out of touch with the Bentley side of the family, as Kirby works daily from noon to midnight. Hunter Bentley hosts a family dinner every Wednesday evening, but Kirby hasn't taken a seat at the table in almost a year.
Suggested attire: 70’s style attire – polyester olive green dress or leisure suit.
QUILL BENTLEY - HUNTER BENTLEY'S FOURTH-BORN CHILD
FUNERAL MONARCH, GORGEOUS GRAVES
Quill is the youngest of the Bentley siblings and was doted on immensely by their late mother until her passing only two years ago. When Olive Bentley died, Quill became unemotional and detached from the rest of the family. The town gossips speculate it is because Hunter Bentley was a person of interest in his wife’s death and was never charged. Nevertheless, Quill works for Hemloxx Afterlife and manages Gorgeous Graves – a chain of exclusive burial grounds touted as luxury death experiences. All employees of Hemloxx Afterlife are referred to as ‘funeral monarchs.’ Quill has always had a bizarre arm swing while walking, and this behavior intensified after Olive's death.
Being the youngest sibling isn't always the best scenario. Quill was close to Olive Bentley before her death, and now that she's gone, Quill's become a bit of an outcast with the immediate family. Quill still lives at home but rarely comes down from the second floor unless it's to leave or come back from work.
Suggested attire: Gothic attire with cemetery-worthy accessories, such as a coffin necklace, etc.
PAX MORIARTY - HUNTER BENTLEY'S HOUSE MANAGER
HOUSE MANAGER, BENTLEY MANSION
For a sprawling estate with many needs and moving parts, Hunter Bentley hired the highly-experienced Pax Moriarty about a year ago to manage his property and its staff within the gated neighborhood of Rumson Waterloo Estates. Pax has displayed loyalty and infinite patience with Hunter but treats the estate's team as factory robots. With constant air quotes, this house manager does nothing but boast about their accomplishments and the successes of their friends and family. Who cares, Pax? Just do your job and get on with it.
The ad for the house manager job was a butler position, but since Pax had a stacked resume full of former high-level jobs, Hunter elevated the title to House Manager and bumped up the salary. Unfortunately, this accomplishment went straight to Pax's head and turned Pax into a dictator. As a result, not many people besides Hunter care for Pax - even that's debatable nowadays.
Suggested attire: Modern butler costume. Black suit and white gloves. Clipboard as an optional prop.
PORTER DOLION - HUNTER BENTLEY'S CHEF
CHEF, HUNTER BENTLEY'S MANSION
Porter Dolion is the chef for Hunter Bentley's estate. Hunter has employed Porter for over a decade. If you're in the kitchen and see the top of someone's head moving along the counter, searching the floor, cabinets, and drawers – that's Porter. This chef is constantly misplacing items. Porter's an outgoing culinary expert who will be the first in the room to start a quarrel and never passes on the chance to debate. And that's why Porter turns colleagues into foes.
Porter has recently been seeking other job opportunities. So is Hunter not giving Porter enough incentives to stay? Nevertheless, Porter hasn't landed an interview yet and is wondering if Hunter has something to do with that.
Suggested attire: Chef's attire.
ROAN DEVLAND - HUNTER BENTLEY'S HOUSEKEEPER
HOUSEKEEPER, HUNTER BENTLEY'S MANSION
Roan Devland is the friendly housekeeper for Hunter Bentley's estate. But this housekeeper might only be cordial on the surface. Be prepared to greet another side of this mop wielder if you become the topic of the latest juicy house gossip. Roan is an incessant eavesdropper and snooper who is privy to information far above their pay grade. Roan is constantly stoking fires among the mansion's staff while grinning ear to ear. Roan was born without empathy but, in its place, received the gifts of charm and manipulation.
Roan seems to know absolutely everything that is going on at the mansion and doesn't seem to be taking the housekeeping job seriously. So what's going on with Roan? How is Roan getting away with all of this?
Suggested attire: Housekeeping costume.
ALASKA FUSCO - EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED
The person with a pen pressed against a notepad staring intently from across the room reading your lips is most likely the notorious Alaska Fusco. Alaska hosts a Bramford Bluff Weekly podcast on the celebrity gossip site Hemloxx Spilled Tea. Speaking without a filter and caring less about your feelings than a sick toad, Alaska is a highly resourceful podcast host – even if the execs don't agree. But what's strange is that Alaska speaks with various accents that will change mid-sentence sometimes. Nobody can determine why or how this happens, but podcast viewership is rising, so Alaska isn't changing.
Alaska has recently gotten into it with Hunter Bentley over the podcast. Hunter listened in one day and hated everything about it, but Alaska doesn't seem worried about being canceled. Why not? Hunter is the CEO, you know.
Suggested attire: Trendy attire with a notepad to take notes on others (optional).
RANGER KRUEGER - HUNTER'S FINANCIAL MANAGER
FINANCIAL MANAGER - UBG
Fierce as a hungry lion on the prowl, Ranger is one of the top financial managers at the Union Bank of Gedeon (UBG) – a global firm that provides financial services in over fifty countries. Ranger is an adventurous soul who loves to travel and experience the luxuries that life has to offer. But, for no good reason - Ranger is insanely jealous of others and avoids eye contact at all costs. Many people in Bramford Bluff wonder what Ranger is hiding.
The primary reason that Ranger rose to be a top advisor after only a short while is because they manage Hunter Bentley's Portfolio. Ranger is the former CFO of Hemloxx, Incorporated.
Suggested attire: Upscale business attire – black or navy suit. Calculator, files, etc., as optional props.
IGGY LESTRANGE - SIGNED BY HEMLOXX RECORDS
Hemloxx Records has scoured the busy city streets of tourist hotspots in search of live mannequin performers who can hum original melodies. To date, they have signed a few of these artists. They are placing them in high-end locations with massive salary and benefits packages while promoting them on social media and giving them exposure on The Daily Snoop and Spilling the Tea – both divisions of Hemloxx Media. This faux mannequin fooled the Hemloxx scouts into believing their statue pose was solid, but Iggy has a terrible habit of fidgeting. Iggy starts at their new position today, but how long will it be before someone complains about the moving mannequin?
Nonetheless, this performer will take the lead role at the flagship property of the Hemloxx hotel chain, Ze Hotel Hemloxx, in Bramford Bluff. During peak check-in hours, they'll pose while humming on a solid gold box at the grand entrance. Personally, Iggy is multi-lingual and speaks seven languages, which is quite impressive. But Iggy isn't friendship material as they severely lack consideration for others.
Iggy is growing frustrated at having to explain their occupation to everyone. Nobody seems to understand the combination of model, melodic songwriter, and performance artist. But Iggy hasn't had an easy time launching their new career and is already in possible hot water with Hunter Bentley.
Suggested attire: Wear trendy attire and have impeccable hair (or wear a wig), or you can go for all gold or silver makeup and be more of a statue-type mannequin. Or wear a morph suit.
FINN DRYSTAN - HUNTER BENTLEY'S ACQUAINTANCE
Due to Finn's face being a stable of American television for three decades, everyone from coast to coast knows Finn Drystan. From baby food commercials to long-running hit television sitcoms about aliens among humans on Earth, Finn's a Hollywood icon. The long-term fame has caused Finn to be highly skeptical of everything. Finn lacks a filter and is brutally honest – always saying the wrong thing at the wrong time without social awareness. Finn's a notorious one-upper but has probably done most things bigger and better than everyone. Maybe that’s all Finn can contribute to a conversation? Finn is talented, ultra-ambitious, and never turns down a lucrative project.
Finn dropped everything and cleared their hectic Hollywood schedule to travel to Bramford Bluff to see Hunter Bentley. Finn's entourage was adamantly against this venture, but nobody could get through Finn's hard head.
Suggested attire: Flashy designer attire worthy of a celebrity.
FINN DRYSTAN'S ENTOURAGE
Finn Drystan has one of the world's most famous faces, so managing public outings and busy work and personal schedules is a full-time job for a team of over thirty people. Many members of Finn’s staff travel with Finn and take care of their every need and keep the paparazzi at a safe distance. Finn refers to this group as The Entourage, but each person has an individual job title and performs a specific function. Finn couldn’t possibly manage to go anywhere without this hardworking group.
Finn's entourage is overworked and exhausted, as they never get a day off. Finn's schedule is completely booked out months in advance. Rumor has it that Finn wants to clear their schedule for a few days and take an impromptu trip to Bramford Bluff to see Hunter Bentley. The Entourage is trying to talk Finn out of it, to no avail.
Suggested attire: Black attire - black suit or long-sleeve tee and pants/jeans. Walkie Talkies, earpieces, sunglasses, or other props to show you are part of the 'crew' that takes care of Finn Drystan. You can choose to be a manager, assistant, bodyguard, publicist, etc.
OMBRE DACOIT- EMPLOYEE OF HEMLOXX, INCORPORATED
Ombre Dacoit is a bartender at The Sneaky Steak fine-dining restaurant, a three-star Michelin establishment owned by Hemloxx Hospitality and planned for expansion to over a hundred global locations. Ombre is vying for a position as a regional manager. Will this cocktail mixer have enough experience for the job? Most would think not, but Ombre's a big dreamer with an inflated ego. Ombre is competitive but a giant sore loser who will cause chaos during pub trivia challenges to friendly tennis games with pals. Ombre is freakishly organized in every part of their life and is a severe hypochondriac. If you have an ailment or illness, do not tell Ombre your symptoms - this barkeep will manifest every last one by the following sunrise. For this reason, Ombre usually misses work simultaneously as coworkers when they get sick.
Supposedly, Ombre is on their 'last leg' with human resources at Hemloxx, Incorporated. The director of HR warned Ombre if they made one more mistake at work - even a minor one - they would be fired on the spot. But Ombre still maintains they will try to become the regional manager once the restaurant chains are implemented. Is Ombre delusional?
Suggested attire: Bartender attire for a fine-dining establishment. White collar button-up, black pants, and an apron. Have a dish rag as an optional prop.
UMBER BENTLEY - HUNTER WAS UMBER'S UNCLE
Umber Bentley is the oldest adopted child of Reign Bentley. Umber barely skated by in high school and graduated with only a few points to spare. Umber lives with Reign at their family's sprawling property in Rumson Waterloo Estates. To everyone's dismay, Umber has taken an unnatural interest in taxidermy and spends all of their time in the basement practicing this craft with various roadkill found on the highway. This is unsettling for everyone, as amateur taxidermied animals pop up in unexpected places within the estate as décor. Umber is continually laughing, and their terrifying giggles carry throughout the estate – especially in the wee hours of the morning. Umber has a hidden culinary genius but no interest in becoming a chef. Would you trust Umber enough to eat their food? Probably not.
Umber and their sibling, Salem, do not get along. Salem moved out of Reign's estate and moved in with Johnny Bentley (their grandfather). Umber doesn't mind, as that just gives them more room, and there is one less person to complain about their taxidermy projects. Umber works on an 'epic project' with a few creepy friends in the basement. Reign is getting suspicious that Umber keeps the basement locked.
Suggested attire: Creepy attire - go all black or venture on the nerdy side. You can bring stuffed animals and pretend they have been taxidermized (optional props)
UMBER BENTLEY'S FRIENDS
Umber Bentley has a terrifying group of friends that can be about as annoying and nosy as houseflies. Umber’s friends are all high school drop-outs with one goal: to hang out at Umber’s mansion and help with taxidermizing roadkill they find. They have all adopted the same creepy giggle as Umber - horrifying in the wee hours of the night if they stay up too late.
Umber's friends are not good influences and often encourage Umber to live on the dark side. That is why they have all been working on a top-secret project in the basement of Reign Bentley's estate that nobody is allowed to see or even know about. This is making the other residents and staff of the mansion very nervous.
Suggested attire: Creepy attire - go all black or venture on the nerdy side. You can bring stuffed animals and pretend they have been taxidermized (optional props)
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STERLING BENTLEY - HUNTER'S THIRD-BORN CHILD
BOUNTY HUNTER | PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR
A bounty hunter who doubles as a private investigator-for-hire, Sterling Bentley is the rough and tough third-born child of Hunter Bentley. Sterling is always honest and takes things seriously. If you want to know the truth about a situation, see Sterling. Unfortunately, Sterling is quick to make decisions and can sometimes be impulsive. This quirk has led Sterling down the wrong path for a time or two. Also, hide the chewing gum, as this gum-smacker will drive you nuts.
After a falling out with Hunter almost two years ago, Sterling moved in with Grandpa B (Johnny Bentley). It wasn't that terrible of a feat, though, as Sterling only had to move their things 1.5 blocks away.
Suggested attire: Bounty Hunter costume or a Sherlock Holmes-inspired detective look. Click here for bounty hunter costumes
KIT BENTLEY - HUNTER WAS KIT'S UNCLE
MLS SOCCER PLAYER
Kit Bentley is the second oldest adopted child of Reign Bentley and an all-star athlete. In stark contrast to their creepy, sloth-inspired older sibling (Umber), Kit started training with athletic coaches at six months old while gearing up for the Diaper Derby circuit at department stores nationwide. Kit’s athletic career didn’t stop there, as this superstar has competed in nearly every sport at school, from tennis to basketball. Kit’s continually risen to the top and gained notice. Kit's also been a NASCAR driver, horse jockey, archer, and professional golfer. Currently, Kit’s a professional MLS soccer player. Kit’s hot-blooded and always sweating, so thermostat temperatures get set to the minimum. This leads to constant temperature wars with the staff, siblings, and Reign.
Kit Bentley rarely goes anywhere without their teammates. Is this because Kit has been under a lot of stress, and they are needing emotional support? Probably so, but Kit would never admit to that. On the surface, everything looks bright for Kit, as they recently received an offer for a lucrative sponsorship, so why is Kit so stressed out?
Suggested attire: Wear an MLS Soccer uniform or a tracksuit. Or be fun and dress up like a soccer ball.
KIT BENTLEY'S TEAMMATES
Kit Bentley is an all-star athlete and role model for today’s youth. Kit’s teammates are Kit's clones. They always do and say the right thing, no matter the obstacles or hurdles they face. Respectful, kind, and selfless, this group of athletes is always a pleasure to be around. Their coach loves for the team to stay together as much as possible and believes if the team becomes a family, they play soccer as a family.
Kit's teammates have been asking around town for information about what is happening between Kit and their Uncle Hunter. Kit won't come forth with any information, so the team is trying to help. Kit scores the most goals, so the team fears the stress interfering with Kit's soccer game. However, the team poked a sleeping snake, and now the townsfolk gossip about Kit! That's not good!
Suggested attire: Wear an MLS Soccer uniform or a tracksuit. Or be fun and dress up like a soccer ball.
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AUGUST MANSON - HUNTER'S SECOND COUSIN
No stranger to constant scolding on social media for incorrect weather forecasts, August Manson is the new chief meteorologist and face of Bramford Bluff's weather. August works very hard but can't seem to get the predictions right. A bit of a coward, this forecaster dons disguises to avoid the townsfolk's scrutiny. August must realize the importance of meticulously planned outdoor events that depend on the weather. On another note, August has a peculiar urge to sniff everything in sight, which is bizarre to witness.
August recently had a decent sum of cash fly their way. Now, they have the bug for luxury and are saving up to purchase a home in the affluent Rumson Waterloo Estates. Can August rub elbows with the rich and powerful of Bramford Bluff? Only time will tell.
Suggested attire: Typical newscaster attire. You can wear sunglasses and a hat or other disguises.
PALEY BENTLEY - HUNTER'S SECOND-BORN CHILD
AIRLINE PILOT, SKY TRAVEL AIRLINES
Up in the clouds is where you'll find the ultra-ambitious Paley Bentley. A Sky Travel Airlines new hire, Paley is one of the youngest co-pilots with the airline. A former high school track star, Paley walks at a superhuman fast pace with abrupt stops. Nonetheless, that’s an excellent skill to get around busy airports. Paley is brave and humble but so sensitive and emotional that you must watch what you say or face a flood of tears and dramatics.
Paley has not been the same since Olive Foxglove-Bentley's death two years ago. Paley vowed to learn more about her tragic accident and hasn't stopped asking questions since her funeral. Will this fact-finding quest eventually drive a wedge between Paley and Hunter? Possibly!
Suggested attire: Airline Pilot Costume Click here for flight industry costumes
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