Speed Racer has been a classic anime and cartoon character for children growing up since 1967 when created in Japan. In 2008, a live-action film was released about Speed Racer and his adventures in automobile racing. Speed’s character is always prepared for any race that pops up with his go-to racer outfit. Recreating Speed’s costume for cosplay is just as easy and quick as Speed during a big race!
To recreate Speed Racer’s costume in a jiffy, start with an Open Face Helmet and Decal Art Wall Sticker to make it look just like Speed’s helmet. Dress up in a Rugby Polo Shirt, Deerskin Leather Gloves, Seamless Dress Socks, Men’s White Pants, and a pair of Slip-On Loafers. Speed always has to be prepared to go, and now you can too with this costume! Be careful not to get any speeding tickets, though!
If you grew up in the 90’s then you definitely know the 18-year-old racing master, Speed Racer! Even if you haven’t heard of him, you can now easily dress up as Speed Racer with these quick and affordable cosplay tips. This costume is great for any cosplay event, and you don’t have to be a guy to dress up as Speed Racer. All of the pieces from this costume are great for both sexes and the costume will be just as impressive!
Simply grab a blue short sleeve shirt and white pants to start. Make sure you have a pair of yellow gloves and slip on brown loafers. The key item is to get the Speed Racer helmet and everyone will know for sure that you are Speed Racer! You can make this a group costume by getting your friends to dress up as Trixie, Spirtle, and Racer X. Take a look at the costumes some of our racing fans put together for a little inspiration to dress like Speed Racer. When you go to your next cosplay event dressed as Speed, make sure to send us some pictures of your costume!
Speed Racer is the ultimate car racing champion! Speed Racer began as a Japanese anime and manga series that was eventually transformed into an American television series in 1993 and a film in 2008. Speed Racer is an 18-year-old who has focused his life on automobile racing, family, and his girlfriend Trixie. Speed races in his Mach 5 and Mach 6 cars, and reminisces over his older brother’s memory who died. What Speed doesn’t realize is that his brother is actually in disguise as Racer X and races right alongside Speed.
Speed races to win, but sometimes he will let deserving racers win because they have good morals and deserve a win. Speed is also faced with a power-hungry corporation owner, Royalton, who wants Speed to join him in racing. Speed knows Royalton’s moral compass is off and declines his offer which results in difficulties in Speed’s personal and professional life.