On a dare from my nephew, I dressed as James from Team Rocket for a Pokemon Trading Card Game event and Halloween in the year 2000. So, I cropped an old turtleneck shirt that I bought at a Salvation Army store, sewed a felt “R” in red on the front, got a white pair of pants, black gloves, t-shirt and boot tops and a blue wig and viola!
When I went to the TCG event, I met a gal dressed as Jessie and we had a lot of fun. Her son was dressed as Ash, and we’ve been good friends since. I retired the costume after three shirts, pairs of pants, wigs and boot tops in 2009 for a more professionally Homemade James From Team Rocket Costume.