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Mary Poppins Costume Guides

Dress like Your Favorite Mary Poppins Characters

Browse through the Mary Poppins cosplay guides from Walt Disney’s award-winning Disney film. Bringing back the iconic story of everyone’s favorite nanny, Disney continued the adventure in 2018 with the sequel, Mary Poppins Returns. Set in London during the 1930s, the sequel begins twenty-five years after the events of the original film. Now you can relive the magic and adventure by cosplaying your favorite characters, from originals in Mary Poppins or even new characters from Mary Poppins Returns. With each costume guide, you can get inspiration to dress like your favorite character, and bring the 1930s to the 21st century.

Mary Poppins Costume

Mary Poppins Costume

Mary Poppins is a mysterious character. People aren’t quite sure where she comes from, but she is best known for being a magical nanny with a bottomless carpetbag. In Mary Poppins Returns, Mary Poppins is played by actress Emily Blunt and returns to help the Banks family, not having aged a bit over the decades. Proclaiming herself as “practically perfect in every way,” Mary is stern with the children, but she is also incredibly kind and nurturing, making her very well-liked. The children love her mostly for her magic as she takes them on fantastic adventures, but then denying any magic has happened once the experience is over. With her iconic blue coat and red hat, no costume would be complete without her bag and trusty umbrella!

Mary Poppins Costume
Mary Poppins Costume Guide
Jack (Mary Poppins) Costume

Jack Costume

In the original 1964 film, audiences are introduced to Bert, Mary’s chimney-sweeping friend. However, in Disney’s sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, viewers are introduced to Bert’s former apprentice Jack, a lamp-lighter in London. Played by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jack acts as Mary’s sidekick throughout the movie, helping Mary every step of the way. Now the same age as the now-adult Banks children, Jack is the only one who remembers the magic of Mary Poppins, and his childlike nature leads to fun and adventure. Through his singing and dancing, audiences can relive the magic and fantasy from the original film.

Jack Costume
Jack Costume Guide

Mary Poppins Cosplay Costumes

The debut of Mary Poppins Returns sparked nostalgia for those who grew up watching the original magical nanny who helped the Banks family. The story follows the family as Mary takes the children on magical outings that always lead to fantastic events. Now, with Mary Poppins Returns, fans can relive their Disney dreams by joining Mary as she goes on new adventures. Additionally, dressing up as your favorite Mary Poppins character can be even more magical!

While trying to look like your favorite Mary Poppins character may seem as difficult as spelling “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” you’ll find it’s simply like magic. Each DIY cosplay guide includes the exact pieces you and your friends need to complete the looks of your favorite Mary Poppins characters like Jack or Bert. You can prepare for your next magical adventure as you prepare to attend your next big costume party.

Mary Poppins Costume Tips & FAQs

Step in time to the whimsical world of “Mary Poppins,” where magic, music, and mischief abound. This FAQ section is designed for fans of the iconic nanny who never goes anywhere without her umbrella and carpet bag, bringing joy and wonder to the Banks family. Whether you’re planning to portray Mary Poppins herself, the ever-optimistic Bert, or any other memorable character from this beloved story, we’ll guide you through creating costumes that capture the essence of the film’s enchanting atmosphere for cosplay events, Halloween, or any themed gathering that calls for a spoonful of sugar and a touch of magic.

To cosplay as Mary Poppins, focus on her Edwardian-era attire, which includes a long, tailored navy blue coat, a white blouse with ruffles or lace at the neck, and a matching blue skirt that falls just above the ankles. Mary’s iconic accessories are essential: a wide-brimmed black hat adorned with flowers and fruit, a red bow tie, and white gloves. Don’t forget her carpet bag and parrot-head umbrella, which are key to her magical persona. Completing the look with black boots and an updo hairstyle will enhance the authenticity. Embodying Mary Poppins’s poised, confident demeanor, along with her warmth and whimsy, will bring depth to your portrayal.

For a Bert costume, inspired by his chimney sweep look, wear a dark button-up shirt, a grey or dark vest, and trousers that are slightly too short, showcasing soot-smudged socks and lace-up boots. Bert’s flat cap and a neck scarf tied loosely around his neck capture his easygoing style. Adding makeup or smudges of “soot” on your face and hands will highlight Bert’s occupation. Carrying a chimney sweep brush can add a fun touch. Adopting Bert’s cheerful, optimistic attitude and Cockney accent will enhance your portrayal of this lovable character.

To cosplay as Jane and Michael Banks, focus on their traditional children’s attire from the early 20th century. For Jane, a knee-length dress with a sash, white tights, and black Mary Janes, paired with a wide-brimmed hat, will capture her look. Michael’s costume includes a short-sleeved shirt with a rounded collar, shorts, high socks, a sweater vest, and a cap. Adding props like kites or a stuffed penguin can reference their adventures with Mary Poppins. Embodying Jane’s curiosity and Michael’s mischievousness, along with their transformation into more thoughtful and caring children, will bring depth to your costumes.

For Admiral Boom, wear a navy jacket with medals and gold trim, a white beard, and a captain’s hat to reflect his naval background. Adding a spyglass as a prop can hint at his hobby of watching over Cherry Tree Lane. For Mrs. Banks, opt for a suffragette-inspired outfit, including a long skirt, a blouse with a high collar, and a sash that reads “Votes for Women.” Carrying banners or pamphlets can emphasize her dedication to the suffragette movement. Adopting the characters’ distinctive personalities and mannerisms will make your costumes more authentic.

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

“Practically perfect in every way.” – Mary Poppins

“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!” – Mary Poppins and Bert

“A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” – Mary Poppins

“We’re on the brink of adventure, children. Don’t spoil it with questions.” – Mary Poppins

“Chim chiminey, chim chiminey, chim chim cher-ee!” – Bert

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

About Mary Poppins

The Mary Poppins story spans back to 1934 with children’s books written by P.L. Travers. Since the magic first began, Mary Poppins has become an iconic character in the Disney franchise. As a nanny who uses her magical powers to help the Banks family, Mary Poppins allows fans to escape reality. You can follow her fantastic adventures as she seeks to teach the Banks children valuable life lessons.

Mary Poppins is perhaps best known for arriving from the sky, literally blowing away all of the other nannies. Her arrival forced the Banks family to hire her as the children’s nanny. Mary takes the children on an outing where magical events transpire. Such experiences include carousel horses that race one another and having laughing fits that cause them to float high into the sky. Now, over fifty years later, Disney continues its magic and adventure with Mary Poppins Returns. The most recent story follows Michael Banks, now grown up with children of his own.

Mary Poppins Costumes