How to Dress Like Dora The Explorer For Halloween


Dressing like Dora the Explorer can be made easy for a small girl or a grown lady with just a few items that are specific to Dora's attire. This is a fun costume to dress up during a night of trick or treating, or attending a child's Halloween party. Chances are, however, that if an adult dresses up in this costume to go out with other adults on Halloween, she will not be so easily recognized as the beloved Dora. Follow these simple instructions to learn how to put together Dora The Explorer's outfit.

Things You'll Need

  • Black wig
  • Orange shorts or pants
  • Yellow socks
  • White canvas shoes
  • Pink shirt
  • Purple backpack
  • Bulky yellow bead bracelet
  • Wear pink, orange and yellow. Dora is known for her color-coordinated outfit, so it is crucial to the attire that you wear a pink tee shirt and orange shorts. In most areas, Halloween falls in a damp and chilly time of the year, so orange capris or pants will work. Just be sure to show off the yellow folded-down socks.

  • Purchase a wig. Dora wears her hair in a style that is actually very cute and trendy. During the Halloween season, black, "page boy" wigs are very common. Unless you already have that hairstyle and color, purchasing a wig will complete the outfit.

  • Pack backpack. "...In my backpack loaded up with things that we might need..." Dora never leaves her house without her purple backpack, and you should not either. Purchase a simple light purple backpack and load it up with a rolled up map and magnifying glass, just like Dora.

  • Jewelry. To complete Dora's outfit, colorful jewelry is a must. Dora like to wear a bulky yellow beaded bracelet on her right arm, and you should do the same. Yellow bracelets similar to Dora's can be purchased anywhere and are very inexpensive.

Tips & Warnings

  • To complete the Dora the Explorer outfit, locate a plush animal of her best friend, Boots the Monkey.

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