Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie at the 2014 Fox Upfront Presentation

Posted on May 14, 2014

Brace yourselves, darlings. When adorably cute people wear REALLY AWFUL CLOTHES, it can be quite upsetting.


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Jesus take the wheel, what is WRONG with the two of you? Why is she dressed like a hooker? Why does he look like he got his clothes from the lady section of the Goodwill? And what’s with the gigantic footwear,  L’il Abner?

Both of you turn around, go home, and start over again. You’re far too attractive to be seen in public wearing such laughably bad outfits.



[Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock/, Ben Gabbe/Getty Images]

    • Danielle

      *falls out of chair*

    • capybara_cafe

      Clearly the headless horseman dressed them. There’s no way someone with eyeballs picked out those outfits.

      • snarkykitten

        Brahm takes revenge by putting them in awful outfits. Humiliations galore!

      • gabbilevy

        Ugh, I love them, but you’re so right. This is painful.

    • barbarienne

      His outfit is unsalvageable, but maybe if her skirt were the right size?

      :slaps self:

      No, the Uncles are spot on. Both of these outfits should be kindling.

      • Ginger

        Think about the environment, dear. Clothes made of…whatever that is…would give off some awful greenhouse gasses.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          We’ll have to think of some way to turn those clothes into other objects-I suggest throw pillows that can then be thrown at whoever allowed such cute people to appear in public dressed this way.

        • barbarienne

          I was so overcome by my need to avert my eyes that I completely forgot about that. Or perhaps these outfits made me wish to inhale plastic fumes and just end it all.

          I will recycle her top as strips to tie up my tomato plants, and her skirt can become a basket to carry my gardening tools. His outfit looks like it might be biodegradable. It can go in my compost heap for a decent burial.

      • kimmeister

        Even in the right size, her skirt would still look like placemats thrown together haphazardly.

        • demidaemon

          Exactly. How does one even make a skirt like that? I’m so confused by it’s construction, more so than its sheer ugliness.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          The skirt looks like another entry into a PR unconventional challenge episode-designers, we are giving you rattan placemats, used Naugahyde and three hours to construct an avant garde garment to be worn on the RC!

      • Imasewsure

        It was nice of you try anyway dear…

      • tereliz

        RE: the skirt:

        “What poor creature had to die so you could wear that?”

    • Alicia

      Nicole actually needs to use the gotta-pee pose to preserve some dignity here.

    • Sobaika

      Oh, well they’re so pretty that I doubt – WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING ON HER HIP???

      • Sarah

        A place mat with an axe to grind has attacked her torso, clearly.

      • EveEve

        Project Runway audition out-takes

    • ThaliaMenninger

      This is a case where horrible clothing totally negates attractiveness. They both look so bad my brain says, “They’re not even cute. Must look away.”

      • jen_vasm

        She looks about 4 feet tall, with the heels and his head looks gigantic. It’s like they are real life caricatures of themselves. Who knew bad clothing choices could be so lethal. I weep.

    • deathandthestrawberry

      Needs more breeches. Gah, I miss this show so much.

      She’s super skinny and yet her skirt is too tight. How does that happen?

    • thecitysleeps

      How does this happen? Was this based on a bet? Did they get a tenner for this abomination?

      • lunchcoma

        Newly famous people without stylists, making badly-advised attempts to be interesting.

        • ampg

          It’s always sad when that happens, since it’s such a great opportunity for them to make an impression. Especially these two, who wear the same clothes all the time on their show (him literally) – I bet it could do a lot for them to be able to try out a different look. But dear God, not these looks.

        • not_Bridget

          She’s trying to be interesting. She has been more successful in the past.

          He’s just wearing his regular casual clothing…..

    • Gabe

      Jealous b*tches all of you. You wish you could ever look this good or sexy in any of your sad lifetimes.

      • snarkykitten

        Honey, are you lost?

      • Scimommy


      • Tom and Lorenzo


        • MilaXX

          The stans hate you guys. LOL

      • ShaoLinKitten

        Are you Tom’s mom or Nicole’s?

      • not_Bridget

        I love them both. Fortunately, they are dressed by professionals on their excellent show. Most of the season, he wore the 18th century attire he “died” in–both he & the attire were magically preserved for more than 200 years.. Finally he got a new outfit—from a purveyor of re-enactor garb. (After a brief, hilarious encounter with skinny jeans.) The costumers know what suits him

        Nicole wears down-to-earth lady-detective outfits. So she decided to go girly for the informal red carpet. She’s done better in the past.

        They are already filming the next season–18 episodes rather than 13. Because we love them, we hope they get scads of award nominations. And some professional help for red carpets to come!

    • snarkykitten

      I just laughed for like 5 minutes. Thank you, boys, for your hilarious & spot-on commentary.

    • SassieCassy


    • NinjaCate

      1. I totally thought your title was an exaggeration, but then I scrolled down and literally said “OH GOD” to my screen.
      2. Nicole is very cute and way tinier than I thought.
      3. He is very sexy when he’s out of this Sleepy Hollow drag.

      • misstressofsylar

        Strangely for me, his hotness meter only goes up when he’s in costume. Must be the coat that does it for me. I remember screaming at my set when Abbie dared suggest Ichy wear modern clothes

        • not_Bridget

          Tom Mison has said his mother prefers him in period costume. In “Lost in Austen” he was The Best Bingley Ever. And looked utterly different from Ichabod….

          • ConnieBV

            Hahah Oh God, yes. He was perfect there.

      • Laura Renee

        I’m expecting lots of disagreement to “sexy when he’s out of this Sleepy Hollow drag.” I’ve seen gifsets of him on-set, with long locks fluttering like on a romance novel cover.

      • lunchcoma

        I’m going to advance a controversial opinion: Mison is hot either in or out of the drag. He’s welcome to be hot while not wearing it at my place anytime.

        • Alicia

          He’s hot in the drag but I’d really like to explore the options of getting him out of it.

      • Man Dala

        He is very sexy when he’s out of this Sleepy Hollow drag. I totally agree.

      • ConnieBV

        They are both adorable and they have fantastic chemistry, but yes, while she has done better, he CANNOT dress to save his life. He tries for the Matt Smith 80s vibe but he can’t quite pull it off, for many reasons. He should actually go the Indiana Jones professor route and he would be scrumptious, because let’s face it, the face and the eyebrow will do all the sexin’ for you. No need for overkill.

    • TAGinMO

      First, the monochrome suit/shirt/tie combos. Now, the too-long, hanging-down, (presumably braided) belt-end, paired with boots that look suspiciously Timberland-ish.

      Eesh. The ’90s really ARE back, aren’t they?

      • Dee Rien

        There are photos of Mison wearing that belt going back years. One could think it’s the only one he owns.

        • not_Bridget

          In the scene where Ichabod tried “modern” clothes, Abbie held up a striped shirt & he rejected it in horror. It was his shirt–that he’s been photographed wearing several times…

          • Dee Rien

            It actually wasn’t his shirt, it was a new one that looked like his own shirt. It was definitely an inside joke, though, as it was the shirt he wore in many of Sleepy Hollow’s early press photos.

            I find his quirky hipster-meets-Goodwill fashion sense (or lack thereof) rather charming.

      • MartyBellerMask

        My 10th grade boyfriend wore a braided belt in that manner. I can’t *not* associate the dangly braided belt with the Spin Doctors. And this fella here is way too young and cute to deserve those associations.
        90’s, PLEASE go away!!!!

        (ETA- deepest apologies for the earworm.)

        • Alicia

          Dammit. I need an antidote for Two Princes.

          • ConnieBV

            I believe that was Nirvana.

            • Alicia

              Not the version I’ve got in my head! It’s that beardy bloke with the knitted hat on.

    • Shawn EH

      It’s like she just killed a crocodile that was guarding a stash of Goodwill donations, and then they came to the event.

      • snarkykitten

        Yeah and the croc ripped a piece of her dress off, forcing her to quickly hotglue a chunk of its skin to her waist.

        • Laura Renee

          All celebrities should have to go to battle with only one weapon to win their runway apparel. That would be much more interesting to view and analyze.

    • JP

      This season on SLEEPY HOLLOW, Abby gets fired from the force and has to turn to prostitution to support herself and Ichabod…

      I love his jacket style, but the sleeves are too short. Which means he can totally give it to me.

    • Scimommy

      Such gorgeous people. Such ugly clothes. Hers in particular need to be taken out and burned.

    • quiltrx

      Who? Times Two.
      Anyway, my only observation is that her outfit looks like a PR attempt where the designer lost their Mood bag.

      • snarkykitten

        They’re from the show Sleepy Hollow, which is surprisingly good. It’s pretty campy at times, but there is a legit creepy/horror factor to it. What can I say, I have a weakness for bad ass lady cops and time-traveling, fish-out-of-water dudes.

        • Alicia

          And he is hot. So very, very hot. As, in fact, is she, although she’s much prettier out of cop business casual.

          • snarkykitten


          • JauntyJohn

            Preach, Sister.

        • MilaXX

          When I saw his outfit I immediately thought about when she bought him some modern clothing and he called skinny jeans, Satin’s jeans.

        • lunchcoma

          I thought it was going to be a real WTF when I tuned in for the pilot, but I was pleasantly surprised. The cast has great collective chemistry, and that will get me past a lot of blather about George Washington’s Bible.

          • fursa_saida

            Oh, it is a giant wtf. It’s just that it’s a FUN wtf.

        • JP

          This show is my crack. On paper it shouldn’t work at all, but it so does.

        • not_Bridget

          He has talked about describing the show to friends & families before it premiered. He would explain the batshit premise–then add “but it’s good, really.” It really is good.

        • quiltrx

          Thanks for clueing me in! See, I got burned on a new show YEARS ago (it was Threshold) suddenly being cancelled once I got really involved. So I stay away from things like Sleepy Hollow, that look like I’d love them but I’m sure are cancellation bait. It’s my loss, but I don’t get hurt LOL.
          And I’m a sucker for a fish-out-of-water dude, too!

          • snarkykitten

            It just got renewed for a second season!

          • Alicia

            They handle it pretty well. Occasional lines about the extortionate price of a cup of coffee, or asking when a black person was emancipated… good observations without getting bogged down in “OMG HE’S NEVER SEEN A CAR”.

    • Jacob Bowen

      *Dress splits, wraps herself in nearby giant banana leaves*

      • formerlyAnon

        I laughed at how this explains EVERYthing. Well, except his outfit.

    • Chickadeep

      Such cute people; such tragic outfits.

    • MilaXX

      Yikes! These are bad clothes. I can’t even justify any of the choices here. On the other hand, I cannot wait for SleepyHollow to return. I love this show.

    • lunchcoma

      They’re so charming I tried to talk myself into liking pieces of this, but really, everything about both of these looks is awful.

      Also, he really needs to fix his belt.

      • kimmeister

        His belt looks like a vulgar trompe l’oeil.

    • fnarf

      That’s a really unappetizing slice of pizza she’s got on her hip there. And his belt makes it look like he’s got his willy out.

    • boweryboy

      It’s a good thing I don’t find them adorably cute so I’m not too disappointed. His shoes are straight out of 1992. I had a very similar pair like that in black which I wore with everything.

    • Pablo

      I tried watching Sleepy Hollow and couldn’t really get into it. Having said that, GOD WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?. That skirt doesn’t deserve to see the light of day.

    • Wink

      Their luggage was lost and they didn’t have time to shop for clothes… so they just borrowed random items from the people around them. Yeah. That’s what happened. There is no other reason why they would be wearing such awful clothes at this event!

    • jonnyf8

      They are really attractive and they have more chemistry than any other couple on TV right now. Maybe I’m happy that they have some flaws.

    • FibonacciSequins

      That moldy skirt looks like it’s about to bust wide open. Nothing he’s wearing goes together, his pants look like jeggings (they’re not but it’s bad enough that they look like they are), and the wrong button is buttoned on his jacket.

      If all that isn’t bad enough, he has ‘There’s Something About Mary’ hair.

    • Yoshio

      Get thee back to thine Revolutionary War clothing, Mr. Crane! Seriously, he looks much better in costume.


      It’s the new Tom and Nicole! Hope they take some good TLo medicine.

    • MW

      I will very happily help him change.

    • yethica

      I love Tom Mison, but I do not love Tom Mison in this getup. Tom, you can g’head and leave your clothes over there and follow me… WHAT ARE Y’ALL LOOKING AT??

    • Janet B

      They look rather awful.

    • ChelseaNH

      Nicole could keep the shoes.

    • CeeRich

      Where is the headless horseman when you need him?

    • Claudia Berry

      He just needs to take it all off.

    • CassandraMortmain

      This campy, rather ridiculous show was one of my guilty pleasures last fall and I can’t wait for its return. Both of them are absolutely gorgeous and adorable in a slightly unconventional way and they have some of the best chemistry on tv. But damned if they don’t both look like the dog’s dinner here. To clear my mind of this abomination, I’m going to have to remember him calling her “lefftenant” and railing about the astronomical levies on baked goods. I think they’re both going to be big stars – SH was an unexpected hit – and they need to find good stylists asap.

      • lunchcoma

        Yeah, I think fame was kind of a surprise to both of them. He was all theater and little indie movies, she was mostly known for having been in Shame and dating Michael Fassbender (who certainly is no help in terms of style tips), and everyone involved with Sleepy Hollow seems pleasantly surprised that the public loved their weird show. I have hope they’ll both get it together with a bit more practice.

    • Cee Layton

      Dammit he cute.

    • MinAgain

      Something scaly is eating Nicole’s dress, and Tom isn’t doing anything about it!

    • rabswom

      He looks like he got dressed in the dark. But that dress makes it look like she’s in the process of being eaten by a snake.

    • alyce1213

      Could what he’s doing be considered Pitting (of a lower order)?
      Her outfit is just an ugly, ill-fitted mess. Go home and try again, kids.

    • Lenora Dody

      I wonder if any of the photographers ever just say, dear lord, what the hell are you wearing?

      • Imasewsure

        That would work so well with the idea yesterday that they should just refuse to take pictures when there are fashion victim celebs on the carpet… what a nice world that would be… a PSA moment from the paparrazzo

        • Dee Rien

          As if paparrazzo would know good fashion?

          • Imasewsure

            True but we ain’t talking good here…fashion disasters tend to announce themselves to everyone except for the poor victim

    • ShaoLinKitten

      Nicole Beharie is in the midst of her transformation, y’all. She’s a were-gator.

    • Chaiaiai

      Farewell style.

    • Chameleon

      At first glance, I thought that patterned part of her dress was a clutch. Sadly, it was not.

    • LeelaST

      It has to be said – YIKES!

    • Imasewsure

      Oh dear uncles… you are too funny… but thank you for the warning… scroll down… scroll up…. squint… close one eye… there is nothing to take the fugly out of these horrible looks!!

    • Eva_baby

      Having watched them be hot and chemical together all season I barely notice the clothes I just see them, being pretty, oh so pretty, together.

    • YoungSally

      Bedrock’s town harlot

    • demidaemon

      I am amazed that that skirt is an actual separate piece. How is one supposed to wear it? So confused.

      In good news, I can see he is wearing a belt, which seems to be too large for his apparently feminine shaped waist.

      • not_Bridget

        He appeared shirtless in the show. Not feminine at all. Nope.

        • demidaemon

          I said apparently since, according to these shots and TLo’s critique, he seems to use female clothes in his daily life.

    • Annistella

      Not that there is anything wrong with dressing like a hooker. As RuPaul opined on early season drag race “use your skills to pay the bills”. Snapz.

    • macwell

      This is like the worst red r pet attire I think I’ve ever seen….:(

    • Trickytrisha

      Adult film industry awards dinner? Seated in the back?

    • decormaven

      Is she going on Dancing With The Stars next?

    • eight_of_nine

      That dress looks like a Project Runway challenge gone horribly awry.

    • formerlyAnon

      This is the cute couple from high school, the ones *everybody* was happy for when they got married, who went into teaching and social work. Well, they flew back to the hometown for their 10 year reunion, the airline lost their luggage! and they were so busy hanging out with their family, the nieces and nephews, and their best buds, that they didn’t even THINK about what they were going to wear to the dinner dance until 4:30 that afternoon. So they had to make do from what they could scrounge – apparently from somewhat smaller and tragically poorly dressed relatives.

    • kim bunchalastnames

      so THAT’S where my pot holder went.

    • titaness25

      You misunderstand, TLo. They are obviously in character, attempting to flabbergast Beelzebub back to the fires of Hell that spawned him. These sartorial abominations are perfect for that.

      • not_Bridget

        At the end of season 1, she was trapped in a dollhouse in Purgatory. And he had been dumped into a grave by his long lost son–who was actually one of the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse.

        You don’t recover from stuff like that quickly. (The show is great; they can learn to dress better.)

        • titaness25

          I shrieked in dismay when they revealed his son- good lord that child has mummy/daddy issues. But it still fits with my theory- surely Purgatory doesn’t have a wide selection of acceptable couture.

    • Vera

      Pretty people in poor fashion. Just say no.

    • ktr33

      thing she’s wearing harkens back to Lea Michele’s most recent disaster. and him? just … kinda … huh … ?

    • gefeylich

      Mison may not know what “the Goodwill” is – better to say “from Oxfam.” Because it looks as if he raided THEIR lady section. Yikes. I don’t love him as other ladies do (seen him in too many things in which he plays a callow/annoying upper class twit), but this is totally how I see British men traipsing around all the time. Hugh Grant made a career, both on and off screen, out of horrible clothes like these.

      I really wish Mison was wearing shorts and colored socks with those clodhopper shoes – then the look would be REALLY complete and authentic.

    • Lori

      His outfit is bad, no doubt about it, but hers is causing me physical pain. I want to slap whoever told her to wear that and then volunteer to be her get a grip friend and help her never, ever say “yes” to anything like this again. Ever.

    • KendraMR

      I remember seeing Nicole on “Arsenio” a while back, and homegirl walked out to the stage so fast that Arsenio told her to do it again LOL. He instructed her to pause and wave at the audience, and then do a fake chat with him before sitting down. It was an awkward interview, grated it was her very first televised interview and she look a deer caught in headlights. I think the success of “Sleepy Hallow” caught her off guard and she’s trying to figure this whole Hollywood thing out, but the first thing she needs to do is to get a friggin’ stylist, Jeebus! She is too cute of girl to wear such a trashy and turrible outfit!

      • Eva_baby

        That walk on was a scripted bit of “comedy”. The execution was not good, both she and Arsenio had to take to twitter to explain it.

        • KendraMR

          Thanks, I had no idea.

    • snarkykitten

      They both need to strip and start over. Well…strip anyway ;)

    • lamh36

      Ok, wait, are they a couple in real-life? I know they have mad chemistry on SH, and she seemed to like the Brits, soooo…

      Either way, chemistry or not…this is horrible, especially her

      • Dee Rien

        No, they are not a couple. In fact, the most IMPORTANT piece of fashion Mr. Mison was sporting as this event was his wedding ring. First sighting ever. Married his long-time girlfriend last month, apparently.

        • lamh36

          shhhh. well then congrats to Mr Mison

          • Dee Rien

            It’s not a secret–he wore the ring, after all. Could have easily slipped that sucker in his pocket for an hour.

            • lamh36

              Actually that “shhhh” should have been an “ahhhh” but my phone auto corrected

    • Joey Melliza

      WTF is up with that Gator on her thighs

    • Fuchsiaforever

      Hahhahah que horrible!!!!

    • SierraDelta

      Dear Tom, you are hot;
      Indeed, most adorable.
      Those pants? So, so not.

    • Beth Ann

      “The lady section of the Goodwill” made me laugh very hard. Thank you!

    • Viviennne

      Thanks for the big laughter this morning! Absolutely gorgeous couple who don’t know how to dress themselves.

    • MoHub

      I’m stumped by the trend to put flat, 2-D pieces of fabric on rounded, 3-D bodies. It just looks as if the designers have no concept of what a human body looks like. Those panels never lie right and look slapped on—even on the runway models.

    • numenah

      L’il Abner in first position!

    • Nancer

      So horrible – I feel bad for both of them! They need better guidance.

    • Jeremy Thomas Porta

      I feel like I know him…weird

    • webslice33

      he looks better in 18th century clothes..

    • J. Preposterice

      I like her top. I like her shoes. I like his jacket.

      Everything else I’m going to burninate with my eyes.

    • crash1212

      SO bad. Am not enjoying the resurfacing of the penis belt one bit.

    • julnyes

      They are both so attractive and charming that I want to give them a *NEW CELEBRITY* pass; but these clothes are tragic. Do better next time cutie-pies.

    • malarson2

      Clothes are bad, fo show. In other news, I wish they were a real couple. I so wish…

    • CNM

      And why is she dressed for the tropics and he’s dressed for snow shoveling?

    • Constant Cat

      Cute couple tho…

    • JynxTheCat

      Big feet? He’s delish…his clothes not so tasty.

    • RectPropagation

      She doesn’t look like a hooker, she looks like her dress got damaged and someone repaired it with alien skin. If whoever designed that dress had just let it be a little black dress it would be fine.

    • lorepottter

      I want them together in the show soooo bad