While he may dress in one color, Neo from the science fiction film The Matrix is a wildly popular character to cosplay. Played by Keanu Reeves, Neo who was once a computer hacker leads a rebellion in a dystopian future in which reality is a simulated by “The Matrix.” Follow this complete costume guide, and we’ll show you how to pull off Neo’s look from The Matrix franchise.
For Neo’s outfit, chose a Genuine Leather Trenchcoat, a pair of authentic Matrix Neo Sunglasses, and a Charcoal Black T-shirt. Then, you pair Rothco Black Pants and a Marino Genuine Leather Belt. Cap off this cosplay with a rugged pair of AdTec Black Motorcycle Boots. Bring along a Toy Machine Gun With Flashing Lights to accessorize Neo’s look.
Since The Matrix is based in an alternate reality, your wardrobe will need to be a close match to the movie to be a reality. Neo’s look is a quick and easy option for your next cosplay convention. To make the costume easier, we suggest ordering Neo’s leather trench coat and signature sunglasses online, unless you happen to have these lying around. The rest of his look is straightforward; wear a black t-shirt, black pants, and black shoes!
You can get away with going simply as Neo, but for group endeavors the choices are obvious. You can bring on Morpheus, Trinity, or Agent Smith. Characters like the Oracle, Cypher, and Spoon Boy are also good choices for cosplay. Be sure to check out the featured Neo cosplay pics for more costume ideas. Send us a pic of yourself dressed up like Neo to be featured on this page.
Seemingly regular guy, Thomas A. Anderson was born in Capital City, USA. He grew up conventionally and excelled in science, computers, math, and history. Though Thomas had a slight discipline problem in his early teen years, he earned a respected reputation playing hockey and football in his community. At the beginning of The Matrix series, Thomas is unaware that the world he lives and works in, only exists in a simulated reality. Thomas is dutiful but vulnerable to stress.
His acknowledged profession is a programmer for a software company. His unofficial title is “hacker” who goes by the name Neo. Neo exploits a more lucrative side to work he does during his day job. He sells hacking programs, illegal computer systems, and viruses. Here, Neo stumbles on what he begins to know as “The Matrix.” Neo is inquisitive and relentless in his pursuit of the truth. Neo becomes a skilled fighter in Wushu, Budo and Krav Maga in leading the rebellion.