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Best Dora the Explorer Costume Guide
Go on an adventure in a Dora the Explorer costume complete with a talking purple backpack and trusty monkey companion, Boots. Dress just like Dora from the longest running kid’s TV series on Nickelodeon. Get the Explorer look with a Black Super Model Wig, Wow Pink Cotton Crew Neck Tee, Orange Mesh Shorts, Basic Solid Yellow Socks, and White Stretch Plus Velcro Sneakers. Before you embark, take along your trusty Dora the Explorer Rescue Backpack and Boots Monkey.
Dora the Explorer Cosplay Costumes
It’s no secret that kids learn better when they’re having fun. So what better way to learn a new language than watching a fun, interactive T.V. show like “Dora the Explorer?” Created in 2000 and aired on Nickelodeon, “Dora the Explorer” has been a favorite educational show for kids for nearly two decades. Many cosplayers grew up with Dora and have fond memories of her, so putting together your own Dora costume can be a great way to get out and have fun. Start with a pink t-shirt and orange shorts and add yellow socks with white sneakers. Don’t forget a purple backpack, just like Dora wears on the show! Dora has a lot of friends, so it’s easy to dress up as part of a group. If you’re dressing up as Dora, have one of your friends dress up like Boots, her monkey pal, or even her friend Diego!
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Dora the Explorer Costume Tips & FAQs
Embark on an adventure with our Dora the Explorer costume guide FAQ. Transform into the beloved, bilingual character from the popular children’s television series as we answer your questions about creating the perfect Dora ensemble.
To create a Dora the Explorer outfit, you'll need a pink short-sleeved t-shirt, orange shorts, yellow ankle socks, a purple backpack, and white sneakers with pink trim. Complete the look with a short, brown wig or hair styled into a bob, and a purple or pink plastic wristwatch.
Dora the Explorer has a distinctive, short, straight brown hairstyle with bangs. If your hair is a similar length and color, use a flat iron or hairbrush to create a smooth, straight appearance. Alternatively, purchase a short, brown wig with bangs and style it to match Dora's hair.
For a DIY Dora the Explorer backpack, start with a plain purple backpack or bag. Add a pair of white felt or fabric eyes, and a smiling mouth using black fabric paint or a permanent marker. To create a DIY Map, print or draw a simple map design onto white paper or fabric, and then roll it up or fold it to fit inside your backpack.
Pair your Dora the Explorer costume with white sneakers featuring pink trim or accents. Look for sneakers with Velcro straps or laces, and opt for a clean, simple design to match Dora's iconic style.
To enhance your Dora the Explorer costume, consider carrying a plush or toy version of Boots the Monkey, a toy camera, or a toy compass. You can also create a DIY Map prop to store in your purple backpack. These additional elements will help you capture the spirit of the Dora the Explorer universe and add extra excitement to your costume.
About Dora the Explorer
In the cartoon, Dora is a 7-8-year-old girl of Mexican heritage. Dora loves to go on adventures and always brings along her talking backpack and best friend Boots. A lot of Dora’s adventures include puzzles or riddles that have to be solved or obstacles that have to be overcome in order to achieve a goal. Dora is also bilingual and often speaks Spanish in the show. Dora also teaches that teamwork and cooperation are key to solving problems. Be sure to check out our website for photos to inspire your own Dora costume, and don’t forget to upload your own photos to our gallery!