How to Dress Like Number Five

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Number Five Costume Guide
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Best Number Five Costume Guide

Number Five is from the 2019 Netflix show The Umbrella Academy. This show gained a lot of traction from its release due to the witty dialogue, bizarre sci-fi elements and superhero aesthetic. The show follows a family of adopted superheroes who find themselves reuniting after their father’s suspicious death. Between sibling drama and mysteries being solved, they have to work together to stop an apocalypse. 

Number Five is one of these dysfunctional siblings. He has the ability to time travel and can switch objects around with his manipulation of space and time. By mistake, Number Five traps himself in the future where the world has already ended and needs to get back to stop it from ever happening. Be a hero and save the future, dressed as Number Five with an Umbrella Academy Costume, Dress Shoes, Black Belt, Short Hair Wig, and Toy Gun.

Number Five Cosplay Costumes

The Umbrella Academy is a great show for those who love mind-boggling, time-bending mysteries. The TV show is based on the comic book series by the same name and has taken all the wacky elements to the screen. The show is so popular that everyone will instantly get who you’re dressed as. Number Five is the perfect cosplay choice because it can work as a solo mission, or as a team-up look. 

Number Five hasn’t had a whole lot of company in the future, except for Delores. Get your friends to come dressed as his siblings such as Klaus, Luther, Allison, Vanya, Diego, and Ben. Or maybe have his enemies show up as The Handler, Cha-Cha or Pogo. We’d love to see how you put together your Number Five cosplay, so don’t forget to submit a photo to our Halloween Costume Contest!

Number Five Costume Tips & FAQs

Step into the intriguing and complex world of “The Umbrella Academy” with our detailed costume guide FAQ for Number Five. This guide is designed to help you capture the unique style of this time-traveling, mature-minded youngster, a standout character from the series known for his distinctive appearance and sharp wit.

Number Five's outfit is characterized by its vintage schoolboy look, reflecting his age when he time-traveled. Essential components include a dark blazer, often appearing a bit oversized, a white dress shirt, a dark tie or bow tie, gray shorts, and knee-high socks. His outfit is completed with a pair of black dress shoes.

Although Number Five appears young, his experiences have aged him mentally. To reflect this in your costume, consider adding subtle details to give the clothes a slightly worn look, like minor scuffs on the shoes or a subtly wrinkled shirt. His expression and demeanor should also reflect his world-weariness and intelligence beyond his years.

Number Five has a neat, short haircut and a youthful face. Given his time-traveling nature and older mentality, aim for a clean and tidy hairstyle, but adopt facial expressions and mannerisms that reflect his maturity and sarcasm.

A quintessential accessory for Number Five is a vintage-looking, functional-looking wristwatch, symbolizing his connection with time. Additionally, if permissible, a prop that resembles his signature cup of coffee can add an authentic touch, as he is often seen with a cup in the series.

To bring your Number Five cosplay to life, consider using some of his famous quotes and actions from the series: "I know what I'm doing. Trust me.," "The world ends in eight days. I have no idea how to stop it.," Adopting his confident, often blunt manner of speaking and his propensity for strategic thinking will also add depth to your portrayal. Remember, Number Five is not only a young boy in appearance; he's also an old soul, having experienced much more than his siblings. Balancing these aspects will make your cosplay more authentic and engaging.


About Number Five

Number Five is from the Netflix show The Umbrella Academy and is played by Aidan Gallagher. In 1989, forty-three children were born at the same time, on the same day, to mothers who showed no signs of pregnancy. A rich man by the name of Sir Reginald Hargreeves decided he would adopt as many as he could, managing to collect seven of them. Each child showed impressive powers that Hargreeves used to help make them become superheroes in the public eye. 

Number Five is, not surprisingly, the fifth of these children. After experimenting with his time travel abilities, he gets caught in the apocalyptic future. He doesn’t manage to get back until many years later, which means he’s now older than his siblings. However, when he returns to the present time, he’s put in his younger body once more. So now he has to save the world from impending doom as an old man in a child’s body, what could go wrong?   

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