Attention crime fighters! There is more than just a pineapple under the sea. Represent Bikini Bottom at your next cosplay event as Barnacle Boy! Follow our guide to bring this geriatric superhero to life.
Starting at the top with an adorable sailor cap and black swimming goggles will begin this look. A solid colored cotton bandana tied around your head paired with a Gildan Men’s Ultra Cotton Long Sleeved Jersey Tee and you’re halfway there! Donning a pair of Men’s Quick Dry Yoga Shorts and a new pair of Blue Rubber Gloves will capture Barnacle Boy’s signature look. Top off the outfit with a pair of Crocs Unisex Rain Boots and you’re all set!
Not all superheroes have muscles. Antiquated tough guy Barnacle Boy can be cosplayed by just about anyone, guy or girl, young or old. He’s bald, so no itchy wigs are required. Donning a playful sailors cap and a pair of sleek goggles will put you on the path to cartoon hero greatness. A simple bandana or square piece of material can be tied around your neck to emulate Barnacle Boy’s neckerchief.
As far as his shirt, you have the option of going comfy in a long sleeved tee or a more form fitting body armor shirt. Playing Barnacle Boy, you’ve got to be willing to show some leg in some ultra fitted spandex shorts. Hit up the kitchen section for his blue rubber gloves, the shinier the better. As far as the bottom half of this costume, you have a couple of options with his footwear; you can go with rubber boots or even a pair of swimming flippers with socks in the same color!
One-half of a semi-retired superhero duo, Barnacle Boy is the cranky sidekick to fellow geriatric retiree Mermaid Man. Living out the rest of their years in a nursing home in Bikini Bottom, semi-retired superheroes Mermaid Man and Barnacle have been fighting crime for decades. While Mermaid Man is the undisputed leader of the super duo, Barnacle Boy lends his petulant voice to the team in his never-ending quest to be taken seriously by his partner.
In addition to their crime-fighting duties, Barnacle Boy and Mermaid Man are also massively franchised through comic books, kids meals and trading cards at the esteemed Krusty Krab. This draws the attention of Krusty Krab employee and super fan, Spongebob Square Pants, who partakes in crime-fighting adventures with Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. Though grouchy, Barnacle Boy is kindly patient with his biggest fan and lends comic relief to an already hilarious cartoon series.