Classic manga character Android 17 from the Dragon Ball series, is half of the brother and sister duo forcibly turned into cyborgs by the evil Dr. Gero. A simple but popular cosplay option, following this costume guide can help you pull off Android 17’s decidedly 90’s style. Start with a Men’s Washed T-Shirt over a Men’s Performance T-Shirt. Tied around your neck, we recommend a Solid Color Bandanna.
Chose an authentic Dragon Ball Z Red Ribbon Mark Patch to attach in a place of your choice. Wear a basic pair of Men’s Light Blue Slim Jeans belted with a Military Style Belt with Gold Buckle and a Men’s Belt and Holster to go over both. Cap off the outfit with some Converse Men’s Chuck Taylors and Solid Color Men’s Socks.
If you’re looking to cosplay a popular manga character at your next convention, Dragon Ball’s Android 17 is an easy option to consider. Luckily many of the pieces for this look are already in your closet and the accessories are easily found online or in your local craft section. Begin with a long sleeve white t-shirt under a black t-shirt. A red bandanna is easy enough to find in most stores or can be cut from a red piece of fabric.
Pair some jeans with a chunky pair of lime green socks which can be found at a shoe store or surprisingly enough a local drug store. Dark hair parted in the middle will complete Android 17’s look. If you’re interested in group cosplay it would be natural to include 17’s sister Android 18 or nemesis, Dr. Gero. Other options can include his niece Marron or brother-in-law Kuririn. Check out the featured pics for more style ideas. Send in your own pics as well and show us what you come up with!
Starting off as an impetuous agitator, Android 17 later proves to be rebelling against a non-existent cause. He harbors a deep hatred for Dr. Gero for forcibly making him and his sister into cyborgs. He is also overconfident in his abilities and does not believe anyone to be more powerful than he is until he sees otherwise in the battle between Android 16 and Cell. While the ability of superhuman speed and strength among his many powers, young Android 17 does not take his quests very seriously, often treating them as a game.
As he matures and acquires an occupation with the Royal Nature Park, he begins to channel his rebellious energy into curbing poachers and all others with ill intent. It seems his restless energy merely needed a task to focus on in order to stabilize his personality flaws. His love of nature helps soothe his hyperactivity and settles him down enough to marry and care for children. Seemingly immortal, he is revived the four times he dies throughout his life.