Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fancy dress is a fun costume idea based on the cartoon that was popular in the lates eighties and nineties. So this could be a nice unique costume ideas for a nineties theme fancy dress party or could fit in with more general cartoon, movie or superhero and villain fancy dress themes. There are a few different characters you can dress up. There are, obviously, the turtles themselves but there are also many sidekicks and villains which you can model a costume on. This can be a great group fancy dress idea. Let’s take a look at the different way this costume can be approached.
How to make a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fancy dress?
There are a few different ways to approach this look. For a unisex approach to the outfit you can easily find a ninja turtle fancy dress costume online. This is simply an officially licenses costume of the green turtle characters. If you are looking for a teenage mutant ninja turtle fancy dress costume for women then a lot of people just like to dispense with the full on turtle suit and wear a green dress with a turtle backpack instead.
The key thing to remember is that the turtles were identical apart from the coloured sashes they wore and the weapons they carried. You should try and wear the colour of the turtle you are basing your costume on. This works out as follows.
Leonardo – He is the head of the gang. He wears a blue mask and carries a Katana.
Raphael – He is the mischevious one of the crew. He wears red and carries a pair of sai.
Michelangelo – He is the most easy going of the turtles. He wears orange and carries nunchukas.
Donatello – The boffin of the group. He wears purple and carries a bo staff.
Splinter Fancy Dress
You are not limited to dressing as a turtle though. You can also go as one of the other characters. Splinter was the wise old sensei of the group. He was a mutant rat that wore a kind of tattered old bath robe (which was actually a ninja robe). To get this costume you could wear a rat mask and a
robe that matches the one that splinter wore.
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Shredder Fancy Dress
You don’t have to be a good guy either. A lot of people like to dress up as the villains from the teenage mutant ninja turtles. The leader of the villains, and the shadowy organisation known as the foot clan, is Shredder. His can be a fun costume to make because he wears traditional ninja gear. For this costume I’d recommend taking a basic ninja outfit and then adding on some Shredder specific accessories such as the big helmet and arm protectors. These can be made out of silver cardboard.