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Play Dungeons & Dragons with your friends Lucas, Mike and Will dressed in costume as Dustin Henderson, portrayed by Gaten Matarazzo, from the Netflix TV series, Stranger Things. Get Eleven to help find Will after his mysterious disappearance. Get the complete cosplay look with Men’s Curly Wig, Waupaca Wis – Dustin T-Shirt, Men’s Slim-Tapered Corduroy Pants, Stone Washed Denim Jacket, and Men’s Redemption Basketball Shoe. Get Dustin’s total outfit from Stranger Things with a Two Tone Trucker Hat, Tooth Wax, Deluxe Map Compass, and Classic Denim School Backpack.
Dustin Henderson Cosplay Costumes
The show “Stranger Things” debuted on Netflix in 2016. The show was an instant success with critics and fans alike. If you’re looking for a character from the show to cosplay easily, look no further than Dustin Henderson.
Start with a T-shirt and courderoy pants and add in a curly wig, sneakers, and a denim jacket. Your friends can easily join in the fun by dressing like Dustin’s friends Mike, Lucas, Will, or the mysterious Eleven.
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Dustin Henderson Costume Tips & FAQs
Embark on a nostalgic trip to the heart of Hawkins with our detailed costume guide FAQ for Dustin Henderson from “Stranger Things.” Perfect for fans and cosplayers, this guide is designed to help you recreate Dustin’s iconic and lovable look, capturing his quirky and adventurous spirit as one of the key members of the show’s friend group.
Dustin's outfit typically reflects a classic 1980s kid's style, filled with personality. Key elements include a graphic t-shirt (often with a science or pop culture reference), a colorful trucker hat (most famously, the red, white, and blue one with the mesh back), a plaid shirt or a zip-up hoodie, corduroy pants, and white sneakers. His signature accessory is his trucker hat, and he's often seen with a backpack.
Dustin's hair is curly and kept relatively short. To mimic his hairstyle, if you don't naturally have curly hair, you can use a small curling iron or hair rollers to create tight curls. A bit of hair mousse or gel will help maintain the curls throughout the day.
Makeup for Dustin should be minimal, maintaining a natural and youthful look. Key props include a vintage-style backpack, a walkie-talkie, and perhaps a compass or a flashlight, reflecting his adventurous nature. If you're portraying Dustin in later seasons, you might include items like his 'Pearl' hat or a D&D manual.
Dustin's hat, especially the one with the red, white, and blue design, is iconic. You can often find replicas online in costume stores or retailers specializing in TV show merchandise. If you're feeling crafty, you can also buy a plain trucker hat and customize it using fabric paints or markers.
Incorporating Dustin's quotes will add authenticity and fun to your portrayal. Here are some memorable ones: "I am on a curiosity voyage, and I need my paddles to travel. These books... these books are my paddles.," "Why are you keeping this curiosity door locked?," "You can't spell America without Erica.," "She's our friend and she's crazy!" and "Mornings are for coffee and contemplation." These quotes capture Dustin's curious, humorous, and loyal personality, making them perfect for a Dustin Henderson cosplay.
About Dustin Henderson
Dustin is a peace-keeper and usually tries to get his friends to cooperate with one another. He’s good at solving conflicts and is arguably the most reasonable of his friends. Even when confronted with Eleven and her supernatural abilities, Dustin stays fairly cool and collected.
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