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Best Emmet Brickowski Costume Guide
LEGO mini-figure Emmet Brickowski was immortalized by American actor Chris Pratt in the Warner Bros 2014 release of The LEGO Movie. Following our costume guide, we can help you pull off at least one of his many looks! We started with a Men’s Long Sleeve Work Shirt under a High Visibility Safety Vest.
Take your Safety Workwear Combat Pants paired to the shirt and vest will take care of the main pieces of this costume. For the smaller pieces, we recommended a Genuine Leather Men’s Belt and a Suspension Bump Cap. Close out the outfit with a pair of Toe Light Weight Athletic Shoes.
Emmet Brickowski Cosplay Costumes
LEGO fans have found a new favorite in mini-figure Emmet Brickowski. What most don’t know is that Emmet has up to 15 physical variants! That means 14 more Emmet Brickowski cosplay options! To name a few, there is Pajama Emmet with an outfit of white and light blue pajamas. There is also Robot Disguise Emmet, who is the same as Regular Emmet, except that his face and hands are covered in tinfoil.
The main parts of any LEGO costume consist of the head and hands, which can also be easily purchased. The rest is really up to you! For group events, have friends come as the evil Lord Business, or gal pal Wyldstyle. Of course, there is the adorable Princess Unikitty or the super-popular Batman! Make sure you check out our featured pics for more style ideas. Also, send in your own and show us what you come up with!
Emmet Brickowski Costume Tips & FAQs
Dive into the colorful and imaginative world of Emmet Brickowski from “The LEGO Movie” with our comprehensive costume guide FAQ. Discover the joy of transforming into everyone’s favorite ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure as we answer your most common questions about replicating Emmet’s iconic and delightful look.
Emmet's outfit is famously simple yet iconic. It includes an orange construction worker's outfit with a printed name tag and blue pants. Don't forget the classic LEGO hands, which can be represented with mittens or specially designed hand covers.
For Emmet's construction vest, use a bright orange vest or a sleeveless shirt. You can add details like silver reflective tape and a printed or hand-drawn name tag that says "Emmet" to mimic his construction worker look.
Emmet sports a typical LEGO minifigure hairpiece that is black, with a smooth, rounded, and slightly combed-over style. You can use a black LEGO hairpiece available from costume shops or online, or a black wig cut and styled to match the look.
Emmet has a very cheerful and expressive face. You can achieve this look with makeup to create thick, black eyebrows, wide eyes, and a constant smiling mouth, similar to a LEGO minifigure. Face paint or washable markers can be used for these details.
Adding Emmet's quotes to your costume portrayal will bring his character to life. Some memorable quotes are: "I think I got it, but just in case... tell me the whole thing again, I wasn't listening.," "Awesome!," "You don’t need to be the bad guy. You are the most talented, most interesting, and most extraordinary person in the universe. And you are capable of amazing things.," "I know what you're thinking, he is the least qualified person to lead us. And you are right!" and "I am a Master Builder!." These quotes reflect Emmet's optimistic, earnest, and somewhat naïve nature, perfect for enhancing the authenticity of your costume.
About Emmet Brickowski
Emmet Brickowski initially comes off as common and unoriginal but deep down he is an optimistic and friendly character. A consummate worker bee, he lives his life according to set instructions. He’s easily confused and easily frightened. More than anything, he wants people to like him, he wants friends. He has very little thought outside the norm, at least at first.
When Emmet is mistakenly named “The Special”, people start paying attention to him. He doesn’t necessarily change who he is, he only appears to become a better form of himself. He begins to think of doing things without a set of instructions and from his own mind. Emmet Brickowski is a simple LEGO man and its in his plain thinking that the citizens learn to work together for a common goal. He becomes a hero without ever meaning to and finds himself a girlfriend, to boot.