“Whoa Mama!” Here’s Urkel! Steve made his first appearance in 1989 on the comedy sitcom Family Matters that related to every family in America living the dream. Actor Jaleel White played the hilarious next door neighbor on the hit show that lasted until 1998. Even though his real family didn’t want him around, we all couldn’t stop watching him! Urkel had his signature nerdy outfit that was impossible to ignore. Follow this costume guide to get his complete outfit for cosplay.
Dress like Urkel with items like these Nerdy Eye Glasses with Sunglasses Holder strap, a Men’s Striped Polo Shirt, Fashion Suspenders, Wrangler Men’s Jeans, and a pair of Men’s Lug Oxford shoes. Urkel always had his signature appearance on the show Family Matters!
Steve Urkel’s look is a fun costume you can create for cosplay convention! He’s a popular throwback character, and sometimes there’s just nothing more fun than dressing as a nerd! To get Urkel’s look, you probably have most of the items already. We have all the easy steps for you to recreate his costume with this guide!
Start recreating Urkel’s look with a simple striped Polo shirt along with a typical pair of Levi jeans. Once you have those, add a pair of red suspenders to hold your jeans up. Even though these suspenders are more for fashion than for function. You can’t complete an Urkel look without a pair of large pair of nerdy glasses with straps to make sure they stay on your head. Throw on a pair of Oxford shoes and you’re all set—you are officially Steve Urkel! Others have recreated this look too. Check out the cosplay gallery pictures. Send us a picture once your costume is finished!
Steve Urkel is the nerdy, fun, and loving character from the hit television show Family Matters. The show revolved around the Winslow family who were the neighbors of Steve and his parents. Steve started coming around the family because his parents were not fond of him—in fact, it seemed as if they didn’t want to spend time with him at all! Steve became very close with the members of the Winslow family and even began to look to Carl for a father-son relationship he wishes he had.
While he looked up to Carl, Steve also fell deeply in love with Carl’s daughter Laura. Throughout the years, Laura saw Steve as the nerdy guy that she would always be friends with, but whenever the topic came up for Steve to have a girlfriend or his about his feelings for Laura, she seemed always to have a weak spot for Steve and their relationship together. Steve made it totally normal and a good thing to be a nerd!