How to Make an Ultraman Costume


Ultraman is one of the most recognized characters to come out of Japanese TV. The super-powered police officer who fought intergalactic monsters set the tone for many action series like the Power Rangers. The costume the character wore has a number of different components but they can be varied according to the materials available.

Things You'll Need

  • Body suit
  • Silver dye
  • Red dye
  • Paintbrush
  • Shorts
  • Boots
  • Gloves
  • Helmet
  • Cardboard
  • Duct tape
  • Newspaper
  • Paste or flour
  • Goggles
  • Start with a gray or silver body suit. If only gray is available, dye the suit silver.

  • Add red detailing to the silver suit. Add a U-shape across the chest with a single bar running along the sternum. Add red lines along the back of the arms and around the elbows. You can apply this with red dye and a brush.

  • Add a circular brooch with a blue-green stone circled in gold and attach it in the center chest using metal-to-fabric adhesive. If you cannot find a real brooch, make one from colored paper or paint the design on the suit.

  • Slip a pair of red shorts over the body suit. Biking shorts will work best.

  • Complete the costume with a pair of silver gloves and boots. Color the top edges of the boots red either with paint or a permanent marker.

  • Use duct tape to attach a triangular cardboard fin to the top of an inexpensive plastic helmet that will cover as much of your head as possible.

  • Apply papier-mache to the helmet. Dip pieces of torn newspaper in a paste/water or flour/water mixture and stick the pieces to the helmet. Add about three to four layers and let them dry.

  • Paint the helmet and fin using silver spray paint.

  • Use silver face paint and white or yellow goggles to complete the costume.


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