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Best Carmen Sandiego Costume Guide
Cosplayers in their 30’s and 40’s will appreciate the glamorous villain, Carmen Sandiego. Introduced in multiple media forms, most remember her from the television series and early computer games. Elusive and fabulously dressed, this character’s outfit definitely gives the wearer a chance to bring some sexiness to your next costume event.
Follow our guide and we’ll have you wearing the look of this popular thief and standing out in the crowd, in no time flat. To start, get a Long Sleeve Tight Jumpsuit under a Red Trench Coat. Cinched at the waist, you’ll need a Black Belt that you can match with a pair of Black Boots and Black Gloves. To contrast the red, we went with a Yellow Scarf and a dramatic Red Hat.
Carmen Sandiego Cosplay Costumes
If you’re looking to show off some old school spirit at your next convention, we eagerly suggest 90’s character Carmen Sandiego. With a look that is both simple and appealing, anyone can pull off her unique look. Carmen is rarely seen without her trademark red trench coat so what you choose to wear underneath is really up to you. All black everything with a sleek pair of black boots will suffice.
Carmen’s red trench and fabulous hat will most likely have to be ordered online, unless you happen to have those pieces in your own closet. However, her yellow scarf and black gloves can be picked up in any department store. Carmen is kind of a lone character but group cosplay is cam be pulled off by bringing The Chief into the mix as well as any ACME Detective. Be sure to check out our featured pics from more style ideas. Send in your own as well and share your look!
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About Carmen Sandiego
Not much is known about Carmen Sandiego, which is how she likes it. What we do know is that she is a criminal mastermind who was once a part of the ACME Detective Agency. Having moved on from catching criminals she became one and led as the head of V.I.L.E (Villains’ International League of Evil) Her crimes include the theft of The Gargoyles from Notre Dame Cathedral, The Trans-Siberian Railroad and The Statue of Liberty’s Torch.
Although widely disputed, the animated series revealed that Carmen was an orphan and was raised at the Golden Gate Girls School in San Diego. She was then given a home and job by the head of the ACME Detective Agency which she excelled out until she decided to to live a life of crime. While she claims to steal things that won’t bring anyone harm, she once stole the history of medicine which no doubt led to some harm being done. She is smart and savvy and does appear to have a soft side to her. Most believe she turned to a life she found more interesting, out of boredom.