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Best Space Dandy Costume Guide
Dandy is the main character in the Japanese animated TV show, Space Dandy. As the captain of his own spaceship, the Aloha Oe, Dandy leads his crew on his personal quest to visit every BooBies restaurant in the galaxy.
Technically he is also an alien hunter, however as a sort of anti-hero character, he is not terribly skilled in this field, often being depicted as an incompetent captain who manages to get out of trouble through sheer luck rather than talent.
To capture the look of this foolish yet loveable space captain, you will need some ID Dog Tags, Men’s Rock n Roll Wig, Letterman Jacket, Tagless T-Shirt, Dandy Prop Gun, Khaki Slim Pants, and some Costume Cosplay Boots.
Space Dandy Cosplay Costumes
While not a character you’d play for a kid’s party, Space Dandy is a super cool one for adults to enjoy. Dandy’s sometimes lazy, always arrogant and often boorish personality doesn’t match that of his flashy outfit, so you can definitely have a lot of fun with this one.
With Space Dandy starting to develop a bit of a following in the US, you’d probably be a big hit at Comic-Con in this costume. Especially if you dragged some friends along dressed as his robot friend QT, his contact at the Alien Registration Center, Honey, or even Meow – Dandy’s long-suffering side-kick.
Just don’t treat your friends as badly as Dandy treats his, or you’ll be walking home from Comic-Con alone!
Space Dandy Costume Tips & FAQs
Blast off into a world of intergalactic adventure with our Space Dandy costume guide FAQ, inspired by the flamboyant and carefree protagonist of the anime series “Space Dandy.” This guide will help you capture the essence of Dandy’s unique style, perfect for fans of the show who love his eccentric personality and his penchant for space exploration. Get ready to embody the swagger and charm of one of the most stylish bounty hunters in the galaxy.
Space Dandy's outfit is as flashy and unconventional as his personality. The key elements include a blue, white, and yellow jumpsuit with a V-neck and a black belt at the waist. He wears a red bomber jacket over the jumpsuit, which is one of his most recognizable pieces. Dandy's outfit is completed with a pair of white boots and his signature, pompadour-style hairdo in a bright shade of yellow.
To mimic Space Dandy's iconic hairdo, if you have hair that can be styled into a pompadour, use a strong-hold hair gel or pomade to achieve the look. If not, a yellow pompadour wig can be a great alternative. His hair is one of his most standout features, so getting this right is crucial for the costume.
Look for a jumpsuit that matches the color scheme of Space Dandy's outfit – primarily blue, with white and yellow details. The jumpsuit should have a V-neck cut. Over the jumpsuit, wear a red bomber jacket, which adds to the character's flashy and carefree style. The jacket can be plain red or you can add details to make it resemble Dandy's jacket more closely.
To complete the Space Dandy look, add a black belt at the waist of the jumpsuit. For footwear, wear a pair of white boots or shoes. If you want to include props, consider a toy ray gun or a space-themed accessory, keeping in line with his bounty hunter persona.
Incorporating quotes or mannerisms from Space Dandy can bring your costume to life. Some memorable quotes are: "I'm Dandy, a dandy guy in space.," "Baby, that's the Dandy way to live.," "Adios, amigos!," "It's all about the booty, baby!" and "Space Dandy: he's a dandy guy... in space." These quotes, along with Dandy's confident swagger and carefree attitude, capture the essence of his character, making your portrayal more authentic and fun.
About Space Dandy
Dandy is an alien hunter, and captain of his own ship, the Aloha Oe. While he hunts aliens with the goal of being rewarded for turning them into the Alien Registration Center, his real passion lies with his other lifelong quest – he wants to visit every BooBies restaurant in the galaxy.
Dandy is the classic anti-hero. He has limited skills as a captain and alien hunter but often manages to get himself out of tight situations through sheer luck. He is also happy to sacrifice his friends to save himself.
Dandy’s crew consists of QT, a robot who is damaged in his own way, and while Dandy often assigns him the menial tasks aboard the ship, he does care for the robot. Meow, on the other hand, is a Betelguesian who Dandy finds taking lewd photos of BooBies waitresses and mistakes him for an unregistered alien species. Their relationship during the show can best be described as love/hate – perhaps more on the ‘hate’ side.