No need to have nunchuck, bow hunting, or computer hacking skills to dress up like Napoleon from the hit movie Napoleon Dynamite. Even Kip and Uncle Rico agree that you’ll look flippin’ sweet in this costume. Get the look of the awkward teenager with a Brown Afro Wig, Metal Clear Lens Glasses, Vote For Pedro Ringer T-Shirt, Levi’s 501 Original Fit Jeans, and Moon Boot Shoe Covers. Don’t be jealous of Napoleon’s accessories; you can get the same ones with a Trapper Keeper Binder, Casio Classic Digital Sport Watch, Lightweight Headphones, and Stereo Cassette Player. Bring along some dang quesa-dilluhs, and you’ll be ready for any costume party.
If you’re striving for a simple, yet effective cosplay, we suggest Napoleon Dynamite. The title character and the film’s namesake, Napoleon Dynamite is your average socially awkward teenage boy. Funny enough, the items for this cosplay can definitely be found at a local thrift store. When you read the names of some of these items, you’ll understand why. A surprisingly great dancer, Napoleon would be lost without his Walkman. An oversized pair of metal-rimmed glasses, circa 1980s, and the all important Trapper Keeper are just a start!
Napoleon Dynamite is recognized by two prominent features, his light brown afro and his Vote For Pedro t-shirt. Now the ringer tee is easy enough to find and iron on letters even easier if time is an issue. For group cosplay, you can add his best friend Pedro, his older and equally quirky brother Kip, or his steak-loving Uncle Rico. Female cosplay roles in this movie can include Deb, Summer, or the lovely LaFawnduh. Be sire to look at our featured pics for more ideas and send in your cosplay ideas as well!
The surprising success of the movie Napoleon Dynamite has been a cosplay gem since its 2004 release. Titled after its main character, Napoleon Dynamite, he is an accidental hipster. An awkward 16-year-old high schooler from Preston, Idaho, Napoleon lives with his grandmother and his older brother Kip. After an accident sent his grandmother to the hospital, he and his brother were put in the care of their Uncle Rico. He is an unwelcome guest and seemingly antagonistic towards Napoleon.
Most would tend to overlook a guy like Napoleon; he’s kind of dorky and socially challenged. In a move that surprised fellow characters and audiences watching, Napoleon takes the stage to represent his friend Pedro’s bid for class president. After weeks of practice of a hip hop dance tape he picked up in a thrift shop, he performs a dance routine, that even all these years later, goes down as one of the most iconic in cult classic history. He is sweet and confident, an all around fun character to cosplay!