How to Dress Like King Triton

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Mermaid Tail
White Hair and Beard
Golden Trident
King Crown
Gold Wristbands

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King Triton, the ruler of the undersea kingdom of Atlantica, is also the overprotective father of Ariel in the 1989 Disney film, The Little Mermaid. He is determined to keep his little girl under the sea with him instead of up on dry land where she dreams of being. He loves how independent his daughter is, but he also knows that it can get her in trouble from time to time. There’s no need to yell at Ariel because his appearance is intimidating enough with his six-pack abs and golden trident! Get the look of the under the sea ruler with this King Triton costume guide.

Cosplay the king of the ocean with King Triton’s costume, and luckily it doesn’t take all of the kingdom’s jewels to create his look. All you need is a Mermaid Tail, a matching White Hair and Beard set, and a King’s Crown. King Triton has his own accessories, so add a pair of Gold Wristbands and a Golden Trident to prove you are the one and only King Triton!

King Triton Cosplay Costumes

It’s time to show off your muscles as you cosplay the ruler of the ocean! Tell your daughter, Ariel, what to do while wearing your King Triton look from Disney’s The Little Mermaid! The white hair and beard set, as well as the king’s crown, will be easy to find in nearly any costume shop. Then, you can order a mermaid’s, I mean, a merman’s tail online. The crucial accessories for King Triton are his golden trident and gold wristbands. Once you have all of the pieces, you can put it on to rule your next cosplay event or Halloween party!

King Triton turns heads on his own, but if you add his daughter Ariel, Prince Eric, and Ursula the sea witch into the mix, you will have a splash-worthy group costume! Take a photo of your new royal look, and it just might make it on The Little Mermaid costume gallery for a little King Triton costume inspiration!

King Triton Costume Tips & FAQs

Transform into the majestic and powerful ruler of the sea with our King Triton costume guide FAQ, inspired by the character from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” This guide will help you embody the commanding presence and regal appearance of Ariel’s father, known for his wisdom and authority.

King Triton's iconic look includes a muscular upper body, a long white beard and hair, a golden crown, and a trident. He is depicted as a merman, so the lower half of the costume should resemble a mermaid tail in a shimmering green or blue color. For the upper body, you can use a flesh-toned shirt with muscle padding or go shirtless if you're comfortable.

For King Triton's tail, use fabric with a metallic or iridescent finish in shades of green or blue to create the illusion of scales. If you're skilled in sewing, you can create a fitted merman tail skirt. Alternatively, look for pre-made merman tails available in costume stores or online.

King Triton's crown is a key accessory and should be gold, with a simple, classic design featuring points that resemble sea waves or tridents. For the trident, you can either buy a prop trident or make one using materials like cardboard, foam, or plastic. Paint it gold to match the crown.

King Triton has a long, flowing white beard and hair. If you don't naturally have this, use a white wig and a matching beard. The wig should be long enough to reach at least shoulder length, and the beard should be full and well-groomed.

Adding quotes from King Triton can bring depth to your portrayal. Some memorable lines include: "As long as you live under my ocean, you'll obey my rules!," "I consider myself a reasonable merman.," "I'm just concerned about her safety.," "Have you lost your senses completely? He's a human, you're a mermaid!" and "I was just a boy when I first saw one. And from that day forth, I dreamed of nothing else." These quotes reflect King Triton's protective nature, his authority, and his deep care for Ariel, making them great for enhancing your portrayal of this iconic Disney character.


About King Triton

King Triton knows that his daughter Ariel is headstrong, but she gets it from her father! In the 1989 animated film, The Little Mermaid, King Triton has seven daughters. He has to rules to keep them straight, but sometimes he can take it a little too far. King Triton hasn’t realized that the rules he sets for his kingdom and the rules he sets for his daughters should be separated.

King Triton is somewhat overprotective even if it is coming from a position of love and care. He can be a little too harsh on Ariel with her amazing collection of human trinkets. This pushes Ariel even farther away from her father. After he loses his daughter, he then realizes that maybe he should have viewed things from her perspective. Ultimately, King Triton will do anything to save Ariel from Ursula’s spell and bring her back home!

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