How to Dress Like Mary Poppins from Mary Poppins Returns

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Best Mary Poppins Costume Guide

With the huge success of the 1964 Disney film, Mary Poppins, it’s no wonder it got a reboot in 2018 with Mary Poppins Returns. Played by Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins returns in the sequel to the Banks children who have grown up and are having to deal with some problems of their own. Through more singing, dancing, and maybe a spoonful or two of sugar, Mary Poppins brings back the spark that the children once had.

Mary Poppins is known for being practically perfect in every way. Her proper manners and magical powers are still in full swing as they once again revealed to the Banks family. Although she can be strict, she is incredibly caring and knows what’s best for the children she looks after. To get the look of this magical nanny Mary Poppins, you will need a Mary Poppins Costume, Polka Dotted Scarf, Red Heels, Carpetbag Purse, and a Parrot Umbrella.  

Mary Poppins Cosplay Costumes

Although we cannot forget the original iconic look Julie Andrews brought us in the first Mary Poppins, this is a nice change for cosplayers who want to try a new take on this iconic character. With her clean looks and practical clothing, Mary Poppins is always ready for an adventure. The biggest difference with this costume is that the colors are almost flipped to the original. Instead of the popular blue coat with red accessories, Emily Blunt’s version can be seen wearing a red coat with blue accessories, and they will need to be slightly brighter colors too.

I don’t think Mary Poppins would go on an adventure all on her own. Why not see if Jack is free for afternoon tea and a walk in the park. If you think your costumes are the best, why don’t you trip a little light and submit a photo of your fantastic look to the annual Halloween Costume Contest!

Mary Poppins Costume Tips & FAQs

Step into the magical and enchanting world of “Mary Poppins Returns” with our Mary Poppins costume guide FAQ. Mary Poppins, the quintessential magical nanny portrayed by Emily Blunt in the film, is known for her elegance, whimsy, and a touch of mystery. This guide will assist you in recreating Mary Poppins’ iconic look, answering your questions about embodying her character for cosplay events, theatrical productions, or themed parties.

Mary Poppins' outfit in "Mary Poppins Returns" is a blend of classic Edwardian style with a magical twist. Her costume typically includes a tailored jacket with a peplum waist, a skirt with a modest hemline, a blouse with a bow tie or ruffled neck, and a decorative hat adorned with flowers or feathers. Accessories are key, including her signature carpet bag and a whimsical umbrella with a parrot head handle.

Mary Poppins has a neat, Edwardian-era hairstyle, often an updo with curls or twists. You can achieve this look with a wig styled in an updo, or by styling your hair similarly. Her makeup is refined and understated, with a focus on a flawless complexion, subtly defined eyes, and a natural lip color.

Choose a tailored jacket in a dark color like navy or black, with a fitted waist and a peplum flare. The skirt should be A-line or slightly flared, in a coordinating color, and should fall to around mid-calf length. These pieces should reflect the elegance and structure of early 20th-century fashion.

Wear a blouse with a high neck, such as a bow tie blouse or one with ruffles. The hat is essential – find a wide-brimmed style and adorn it with vintage-style flowers or feathers. Don't forget Mary Poppins' magical accessories: a carpet bag and an umbrella with a parrot head handle.

Adding Mary Poppins' quotes to your cosplay can bring her character to life. Here are some memorable lines: "Practically perfect in every way.," "Everything is possible, even the impossible.," "Off we go!," "There's nowhere to go but up." and "I was flying my kite and got caught on a nanny!" These quotes capture Mary Poppins' whimsical, confident, and nurturing personality, making them great additions to a Mary Poppins cosplay or costume.


About Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins is a very well known character from the 1964 movie Mary Poppins, adapted from the novel originally written by P. L. Travers. In 2018, Disney made a sequel to the original, starring Emily Blunt, called Mary Poppins Returns. In the latest movie, Mary Poppins comes back to the Banks children who have grown up and have lost their childlike spark. Through many adventures with Mary, her friend Jack, and her cousin Topsy, the magic revealed from the iconic movie is found once again.

Mary Poppins is well known for her stern, yet kind, nature. She has magical abilities which lend to the many adventures that she has with the children, some of which include speaking to animals and traveling inside pictures. She may deny she has such talents, but the children cannot be fooled so easily. At first, people typically deny they need Mary Poppins’ assistance, but they are always sad to see her leave in the end.

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