Murdoc Niccals the bassist for the British virtual band Gorillaz that was created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. Voiced by Phil Cornwell, Murdoc is considered to be the founder of Gorillaz. Although he is seen as the leader of the band, he feels as though he is pushed to the sidelines and doesn’t get the spotlight that he deserves. Get the look of the virtual bassist with this complete Murdoc Niccals costume guide.
To cosplay Murdoc first put a Cowboy Bandana and Military Officer Cap on your head. Then, wear a Crewneck Sweatshirt, Slim Fit Jeans, and Hit Men Boots. You’ll also need Shirt Garters Sleeve Holders, Gothic Skull Pin, Purple Cape, and an Upside Down Cross Necklace to show who you really believe in. Now ready to start rocking out!
Murdoc does what he wants and says what he wants. The Gorillaz musician is both weird and freaky which is what makes him a great character to cosplay. You can never be as bad as Murdoc in real life, but when dressed up like him you can channel your inner dark side! Especially since Murdoc’s appearance and personality were based on a younger Keith Richards.
While this cosplay is surely unique and will get you a lot of stares, why do this cosplay alone? Just because Murdoc is friendless doesn’t mean you have to be. Grab hold of your friends and ask them to dress up as their favorite Gorillaz characters like 2-D, Noodle, and Russel Hobbs. Costume Wall has hundreds of costume guides like from the top video game character or favorite TV show characters. And after you’ve dressed up like Murdoc Niccals, be sure to send us a pic so we can feature it on Costume Wall!
Murdoc Niccals didn’t have a very good childhood. He was born at the Belphegor Sanatorium, which was described as “a house for the sick, needy and incredibly bored.” And after he was born, he was dumped at a doorstep where his now father found him after returning home from the pub. His father exploited him was often verbally abused. Murdoc began using illegal drugs and became a mean, rude and careless person. In school, he was known for his pranks, offensive humor, and poor hygiene.
Growing up, he made a deal with the devil after becoming a Satanist. He agreed to give up his soul in exchange for becoming a super famous rock star. He succeeded in making the deal and was given the devil’s personal bass called “El Diablo.” He’s considered to be the founder of the band Gorillaz. Although a virtual band, over 7 million copies of their debut album were sold which earn them an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records!