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Best Mr. Magoo Costume Guide
Mr. Magoo is one of the oldest cartoon stars in history, dating back to his first appearance in a theatrical short cartoon called The Ragtime Bear in 1949.
This much-loved character has been seen in theatrical cartoons, television and even a live-action feature film over the years, and is certainly one of the most recognizable characters of all time. He is known for his exaggerated near-sightedness, which often gets him into trouble, although many people who come into contact with Mr. Magoo believe he is insane – not just visually impaired.
You can capture the look of this timeless cartoon legend with a Green V-Neck Sweater, Black Slacks, Turtle Neck Shirt, Bald Cap, Trilby Hat, Dress Shoes and don’t forget the trust Walking Cane!
Mr. Magoo Cosplay Costumes
Mr. Magoo is one of those characters everybody recognizes, and while he hasn’t been the subject of widely syndicated television shows or big budget animated films like a lot of his cartoon counterparts, almost everybody would have been exposed to Mr. Magoo at one time or another.
His costume is great fun, and everybody loves transforming themselves with a bald cap. So while all your friends are planning to turn up at parties with the newest costumes in pop culture, why not go old school and dress up as a classic icon of the cartoon world, Mr. Magoo. Impress your friends by doing something different!
If you have a dog who loves dress-ups as much as you do, you could even have a little McBarker as a companion.
About Mr. Magoo
Mr. Magoo was first seen in 1949, in a theatrical cartoon called The Ragtime Bear, but it quickly became obvious who the real star of the show was.
Mr. Magoo’s creators were on their way out of Hollywood, having participated in a Disney animator’s strike, and the early adaptions of the character saw him ranting and raving in a particularly anti-social manner. Once the series was handed over to a new creative director, the character of Mr. Magoo became more likable – while still maintaining his penchant for causing havoc wherever he went.
The character was featured in two Oscar-winning short films, and it was clear that audiences loved this visually impaired, inexplicably wealthy, and somewhat crazy old man who just couldn’t seem to stay out of trouble. Over the years Mr. Magoo has also appeared in cartoons for television, a live-action film starring Leslie Nielson, and has even appeared in many advertisements for a range of companies including General Electric.