Odlaw is the evil version of Waldo and he is on the hunt to steal Waldo’s magical walking stick! He made his first appearance in The Magnificent Poster Book created in 1990. Odlaw can always be found among the characters Where’s Waldo series doing sneaky and villainous things. He is the complete opposite of Waldo’s honorable and adventurous personality.
Go on the hunt for Waldo in characteristic red and white stripes dressed in Odlaw’s criminal look with a black and yellow striped Odlaw Costume, Plain Color Yellow Socks, Black Pants, Canvas Slip-On Shoes, and Dark Glasses. His well-known look is what gives him away easily in the book series, so make sure to keep an eye out for Odlaw!
We’ve found Odlaw in his hiding place along with his all the pieces you’ll need to recreate his look for your next costume night! Odlaw is a fun character for men and women to dress as because you can tune into your sneaky, mischievous side while dressing as this evil character. Start your creation of Odlaw’s costume with a black and yellow striped shirt that should be easy to find and match with a yellow hat.
When dressing as Odlaw, you will need dark glasses so no one can tell what your next evil move will be! You can find a friend to dress as Waldo and then sneak around the costume party for people to yell out “I’ve found Odlaw and Waldo!” Check out the cosplay photo gallery to see if you can find other Odlaw costume recreations. Send along a picture of your Odlaw costume so we can add it to the other photos!
Odlaw is the wicked version of Waldo from the Where’s Waldo book series. He is the villain of the books who is always on the search to steal Waldo’s walking stick from him because it holds magical powers. Odlaw is the opposite of Waldo so much so that his name is Waldo’s name spelled backward. He is sneaky, corrupt, and just plain unpleasant.
Odlaw comes from the land of Odlaw’s Swamp where other Odlwaws are born and begin their journey into the world just like the parallel setting of the Land of Waldos. This goes to show that Odlaw is an evil replication of Waldo and can even be considered his evil twin in an alternate universe. Watch out for Odlaw in the series—he’s out to get Waldo and is always up to no good!