How to Dress Like Dick Dastardly

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Dick Dastardly is an evil villain and a greedy schemer. He is accompanied by his devilish little dog Muttly, whose signature wheezy laugh is infamous. Dick Dastardly gained fame in two popular cartoon series by Hanna-Barbera: Wacky Racers and Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines.

While Dick Dastardly may be a schemer, he is nevertheless an innovative inventor and isn’t afraid of a bit of adventure along the way. To dress up like him, you should start by getting yourself his iconic Purple Trench Coat and red Aviator Hat coupled with Men’s Casual Pants. Next you’ll need a pair of red Genuine Leather Gloves to match your aviator hat. After that, get yourself a set of 10 Manliest Mustaches for a Dick Dastardly worthy handlebar mustache. Finally, don’t forget about your dog and get him the cute Muttly Dog Costume as well!

Dick Dastardly Cosplay Costumes

Dressing up like Dick Dastardly is easy. What makes it a bit complicated is that because Dick Dastardly is always accompanied by the faithful companion Muttly, you might need to get a dog as well. But, you can always borrow your neighbor or friend’s pet dog to complete the cosplay. Bonus points if it can laugh at your stupid mistakes! If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, color your car purple with temporary spray paint and recreate “The Mean Machine,” Dick Dastardly’s race car.

But what’s the fun in cosplaying alone? Why not get together and create a Hanna Barbera style team. Your friends can dress up as Yogi Bear, Penelope Pitstop, Fred Flintstone or Scooby Doo! Take a look at the cosplay gallery for more inspiration. You’ll surely find some great ideas. Don’t forget to send in pictures of yourDick Dastardly cosplay!

Dick Dastardly Costume Tips & FAQs

Rev up your engines for a trip down memory lane with our costume guide for Dick Dastardly, the comically villainous character from Hanna-Barbera’s “Wacky Racers” and “Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines.” Known for his elaborate traps and the catchphrase “Drat, drat, and double drat!”, Dick Dastardly’s look is both iconic and mischievously fun, making it perfect for cosplay events, retro-themed parties, or any gathering where you want to channel the spirit of classic animation.

 

Dick Dastardly's outfit is reminiscent of an early 20th-century pilot or racer. Essential components include a long, double-breasted purple coat with large gold buttons and a high collar. He wears a matching pilot's cap with goggles resting on the brim and a large, handlebar-style mustache. Dastardly completes his look with white gloves, a red scarf, and often carries a flying ace's traditional leather satchel.

Dick Dastardly is mostly seen wearing his pilot's cap, so hair is less of a focus. However, his large, curled, handlebar mustache is iconic. If you can't grow one naturally, a fake mustache of a similar style will be a key part of your costume. Use mustache wax to twist the ends if using your own.

Dick Dastardly's footwear is not often visible, but period-appropriate black or brown leather boots or dress shoes would be suitable. They should have a polished, refined look to match the rest of his attire.

Key accessories for a Dick Dastardly costume include his pilot's goggles, which can be worn on the brim of his cap, and a red scarf tied loosely around the neck for dramatic flair. The leather satchel adds to his pilot/racer persona. Optionally, you could carry a wooden propeller or a map as additional props.

Dick Dastardly is known for his humorous and often repeated lines. Here are some memorable quotes: "Drat, drat, and double drat!," "Muttley, do something!," "Curses, foiled again!," "I'll get you, Penelope Pitstop!" and "Muttley, you snickering, floppy-eared hound. When courage is needed, you’re never around!." These quotes capture Dick Dastardly's villainous yet comical character, making them great for enhancing your portrayal of this classic animated racer and pilot.


About Dick Dastardly

Dick Dastardly—a passionate inventor, a villainous schemer, an excited adventurer, and yet, not good at any of those things. Famous for trying to cheat his way through races and doing his best to capture an enemy messenger pigeon, he has never succeeded in any one of those areas. He is also the creator of “The Mean Machine,” a vehicle he designed to have traps and tricks to defeat his opponents. But unsurprisingly, the only person this car of his ever hurts is himself.

And let’s not forget Muttly, the dog who laughs at his mistakes with an unforgettable wheezy giggle. Whenever things go wrong with Dick Dastardly, he turns to his faithful dog for help. But alas, Muttly proves nothing more than a final nail in the coffin for Dick Dastardly’s schemes. So, if you want to spell bad luck and bring devastation wherever you go, this the perfect character to cosplay!

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