Dragon Ball’s Master Roshi is a timeless character to cosplay, not to mention fun. Follow our guide, and we’ll have you looking the part in no time! We recommend a pair of Retro Style Classic Sunglasses and a White Beard for starters. A Men’s Hawaiian White Floral Shirt over a pair of Men’s Classic Fit Beach Shorts will take care of his clothing.
Now onto the accessories. We suggest a Dragonball Z Yellow Necklace, a Gandalf Staff and a Plush Turtle Shell Bag. Some Textile Color Fabric Paint can be used to add any details to his shirt or shorts. You can cap off your look with a comfy pair of Quicksilver Men’s Haleiwa Flip-Flops to emulate his laid back style.
A perfect character for bald headed people to cosplay, Master Roshi’s shiny pate can be recreated using a stage grade bald cap. While you’re at your local costume shop picking up a faux beard, look around for matching eyebrows to stick on as well. His necklace can be purchased or made, depending on your level of creativity. While any white pair of shorts will do, you can also opt for a plain orange shirt with which you can use fabric paint to add the strange alphabet pattern Master Roshi is fond of.
A purchased staff or even a found tree branch will make a decent walking stick. As far as the shell back he wears, this can also be purchased at a costume shop or made by more creative cosplayers. If you’re hitting the convention circuit as a group, Master Roshi would be in good company with his former martial art students, Yamcha, Goku, Gohan or Krillin. Be sure to check out our featured pictures for more style ideas. We also welcome your pics as well!
With a name that means Invincible Old Master, Master Roshi has a bit of a naughty reputation. With his love of women in all forms, on television, magazines or in person, he believes he is irresistible to them. However, despite his deep interest in the opposite sex, Master Roshi is a kindhearted man. He has plenty of time to perfect such a personality especially as he is over 300 years old! He lives on delivered pizza and spends his spare time watching television, playing video games, reading and taking naps.
You would be mistaken to take his laid back persona for weakness. He is strong, a master and dedicated to training his students in the way of the Turtle School. He treats those around him like grandchildren, showing them the love and kindness they sometimes need. Though he appears calm and enjoys life’s simple pleasures, he’s a warrior at heart and will fight and die for a cause he believes in. But not to worry fans, while he has been killed a few times, he always seems to be revived again!