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Jurassic Park Costume Guides

Dress like Your Favorite Jurassic Park Characters

Pack your bags; you’re going to Jurassic Park to see some dinosaurs! This film franchise dates back to 1993 features action, adventure, and dinosaurs—everything you could want in a film series. And you can be part of this dinosaur-filled world by dressing up as your favorite Jurassic Park or Jurassic World character. Are you a dinosaur whisperer like Owen Grady? A paleontologist who is shocked-but-thrilled when he gets a chance to see the first cloned dinosaurs? Or are you a stylish and non-nonsense businesswoman like Claire Dearing? Whoever you want to be, these handy DIY Jurassic Park cosplay guides will help you get into character before you step into the park!

Owen Grady

Owen Grady Costume

Played by the comical Chris Pratt, Owen Grady appears in the reboot, Jurassic World. Grady is a dinosaur researcher and velociraptor trainer that would instead be left to his own devices. Unfortunately for him, he’s pulled into the drama by Claire Dearing. Grady is a rugged ex-navy trainer who’s a little rough around the edges. But making the perfect Owen Grady costume doesn’t have to be a challenge. With a pair of rugged boots, the right clothing combination, and a few additional accessories, you have what you need to add the finishing touches. With this look, you’ll be training velociraptors and working with the dinos in no time!

Owen Grady Costume
Owen Grady Costume Guide
Doctor Ellie Sattler

Dr. Ellie Sattler Costume

Dr. Ellie Sattler appears in the original Jurassic Park film as the partner of Dr. Alan Grant. The two are invited by John Hammond to check out the newly minted and almost-ready-to-open Jurassic Park. As a fellow paleontologist and former student of Dr. Grant, Ellie is curious and energetic. But her interest breaks from the pure fascination with dinosaurs to compassion for the suffering creatures they pass on their tour. If you’re looking for a fun and easy Jurassic Park costume, this could be the perfect one! With the right clothing and a few finishing touches, you’ll be impressing crowds at costume parties and cosplay conventions as Dr. Ellie Sattler!

Dr. Ellie Sattler Costume
Dr. Ellie Sattler Costume Guide

Jurassic Park Cosplay Costumes

The reboot of the original Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World, is up-and-running with a third film, making this an excellent cosplay option for loves of this timeless franchise. The series transports audiences into a future world where cloning has been perfected, and dinosaurs are alive. For those fascinated with these amazing creatures and some thrilling suspense, consider recreating your favorite character’s Jurassic Park costume for your next [Halloween] party or fan convention!

Take a look at each of the DIY costume guides below to find out what clothes and accessories you need. Get your hands on what’s required to put together a match fo your favorite Jurassic Park character’s costume. Whether you want to work directly with the dinosaurs like Owen Grady, Dr. Alan Grant, or Dr. Ellie Sater. Another option is getting dressed up to help get the park up and running as a staffer like Claire Dearing or Dennis Nedry. Either way, finding the perfect costume is just a few pieces away!

Jurassic Park Costume Tips & FAQs

Step into the prehistoric world of “Jurassic Park,” where dinosaurs roam the earth once again, thanks to groundbreaking scientific breakthroughs. Whether you’re captivated by the awe-inspiring creatures, the thrilling adventures of survival, or the ethical dilemmas posed by playing God, this FAQ section will guide you through creating costumes that capture the essence of this iconic film series for cosplay events, Halloween, or any themed gathering that calls for a touch of adventure, danger, and scientific curiosity.

To cosplay as Dr. Alan Grant, focus on his paleontologist field look: a blue denim shirt, khaki pants, and a red bandana tied around his neck. Add a fedora-style hat and a pair of aviator sunglasses to complete his signature style. Accessories like a faux raptor claw or a dig kit bag can enhance the authenticity. Don’t forget to include a leather utility belt for field tools. Embodying Dr. Grant’s skepticism about Jurassic Park and his knowledge of dinosaurs will bring depth to your portrayal.

For an Ellie Sattler costume, wear a pink button-down shirt tied at the waist, khaki shorts, and hiking boots, reflecting her practical attire for dinosaur excavation and adventure. Ellie’s blonde hair is often pulled back in a ponytail, suitable for fieldwork. Accessories like a paleontology brush or a map of Jurassic Park can signify her scientific expertise and adventurous spirit. Embodying Ellie’s intelligence, bravery, and caring nature will enhance your portrayal of this character.

To cosplay as Ian Malcolm, opt for his distinctive all-black outfit: a black leather jacket, a black shirt, and black trousers, complemented by a pair of round sunglasses. Ian Malcolm’s look is not complete without his untamed, curly hair and a silver chain necklace. Carrying a prop book titled “Chaos Theory” can highlight his expertise. Adopting Ian Malcolm’s charismatic, eccentric demeanor, along with his iconic laugh and skepticism about the park’s safety, will make for a compelling representation.

A John Hammond costume requires a white linen suit, reflecting his role as the visionary founder of Jurassic Park. Add a straw Panama hat and a pair of white shoes to complete the ensemble. Hammond’s signature accessory is his amber-topped cane, which you can replicate with a clear resin and a mosquito inclusion for authenticity. Embodying Hammond’s enthusiasm for his creation, tempered by his eventual realization of its dangers, will bring authenticity to your costume.

Including memorable quotes from “Jurassic Park” can add character and authenticity to your costume or themed interactions. Here are a few iconic lines:

“Life finds a way.” – Ian Malcolm

“Welcome to Jurassic Park.” – John Hammond

“We spared no expense.” – John Hammond, on the creation of the park

“Clever girl.” – Robert Muldoon, before being ambushed by a raptor

“That is one big pile of s***.” – Ian Malcolm, commenting on dinosaur droppings

Choose quotes that fit your character and the situation, practicing their delivery with the appropriate tone and context for a truly immersive experience.


About Jurassic Park

Fancy dinosaurs, theme parks, and adventure? Then, Jurassic Park is your film franchise. This sci-fi action series has been entertaining audiences since the early 1990s, with the original three films released in 1993, 1997 and 2001. Fans of the franchise were thrilled in 2015 when the first film of the Jurassic World trilogy was released. The movie follows the opening of a theme park that includes real-life cloned dinosaurs for their visitors to see—unfortunately, things don’t work out as expected.

When the park closes, the dinosaurs are left on the remote island making ample opportunity for unsuspecting visitors to happen upon these not-so-friendly exhibits. In 2015, the film series was given a reboot with the Jurassic World series. Years after the original Jurassic Park disaster, another mad-scientist type with money decides to open Jurassic World on the remains of the original park on Isla Nublar. The Jurassic World series has three films, as well.

Jurassic Park Costumes