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Scooby Doo Costume Guides

Dress like Your Favorite Scooby Doo Characters

If ghosts, ghouls and, goblins are your specialty, join Scooby and the gang as they solve the creepiest of mysteries. This long-running TV series has seen many forms from the 1969 Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? to the more recent Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated. This franchise has truly entertained generations. Scooby-Doo and his friends Fred, Velma, Daphne, and Shaggy travel the world to solve mysteries. And now you can join them! There’s no need to find your Mystery Machine, put together one of these great DIY Scooby-Doo costumes, and become your favorite member of the gang. From the intelligent Velma to the handsome Fred, there’s a DIY costume guide for every Scooby-Doo fan!

Daphne Blake

Daphne Blake Costume

Daphne Blake is the most fashionable of the group with her red hair, signature purple dress, lime green scarf, and purple shoes. She comes from the wealthy Blake family and is often touted as being concerned with only sophistication and money. This stigma leaves her contribution to the gang underrated. Daphne tends to be the first one to step up for a daredevil act. She’s also great at keeping the gang peppy and positive. Occasionally, she helps accidentally uncover an important clue. Dressing up as Daphne is a sinch with this Scooby-Doo costume guides. Purple dress, shoes, tights, and headband paired with a bright green scarf, and you’ve pretty much nailed the look!

Daphne Blake Costume
Daphne Blake Costume Guide
Velma Dinkley

Velma Dinkley Costume

Velma Dinkley is often considered the brains of the group. She’s book smart and spunky, albeit a little shy in some situations. She uses her vast knowledge to put together the clues and solve the mystery. She typically knows who the culprit is before the gang catches them. But Velma isn’t all brains, she also has a lot of compassion and loyalty especially when it comes to her friends. If orange is your color and you want to put your big brain to good use helping to solve mysteries, then Velma might be the perfect costume. Check out this costume guide to see what you need!

Velma Dinkley Costume
Velma Dinkley Costume Guide

Scooby Doo Cosplay Costumes

Scooby-Doo has seen many forms from the original cartoon series created in 1969 to the live-action movies and newly updated cartoons created in recent years. But the thing that has always stayed constant is Scooby-Doo and his trusty gang. If you want to put together your own Scooby-Doo costumes for Halloween or an upcoming costume party, these cosplay guides can help you build the ultimate outfit. These guides will get you just what you need regardless if you’re a fan of the original series or the newer installments.

Check out each character guide to see what costume pieces you need to put together the ultimate Scooby-Doo look for the favorite character of your choice. Whether you want to gussy up as fashionable Daphne, dress down as the cool and casual Shaggy, or sport your beloved ascot (preferably blue) as Fred. The right clothes and a few essential accessories will ensure your costume shines!

Scooby Doo Costume Tips & FAQs

Jump into the Mystery Machine and join the gang on their spine-tingling adventures with our “Scooby-Doo” FAQ section. This iconic series has delighted fans with its blend of mystery, comedy, and the unmasking of villains in disguise since its debut. Whether you’re channeling your inner Shaggy, Daphne, Velma, Fred, or Scooby-Doo himself for a cosplay event, Halloween party, or any themed gathering, we’ll guide you through creating costumes that capture the essence of the Mystery Inc. team’s timeless style and spirit of adventure.

To cosplay as Scooby-Doo, focus on his Great Dane features, including a brown dog suit or onesie as the base. Add distinguishing marks like Scooby’s black spots and his SD collar tag. A headpiece with floppy ears and a large tail will complete the look. Carrying a box of Scooby Snacks or having a speech bubble with his iconic “Scooby-Doo, where are you?” can add a fun touch. Embodying Scooby’s playful, scaredy-cat demeanor will bring your portrayal to life.

For a Shaggy costume, wear a green V-neck shirt paired with baggy brown bell-bottoms or wide-legged pants. Shaggy’s look is completed with a goatee and his messy, medium-length hair. Acting perpetually hungry and a bit cowardly, often using phrases like “Zoinks!” will enhance your portrayal of Shaggy’s laid-back and scaredy-cat personality.

To cosplay as Daphne, opt for a purple mini dress, pink pantyhose, a green scarf, and purple headband to match her fashionable and preppy look. Completing the outfit with lavender shoes and a long, orange wig will capture Daphne’s style. Carrying a fake magnifying glass can hint at her knack for getting into (and out of) danger. Emphasizing Daphne’s resourcefulness and bravery, along with her concern for fashion, will make for a convincing representation.

Velma’s costume requires her signature orange turtleneck sweater, red pleated skirt, knee-high orange socks, and red Mary Jane shoes. Velma’s look wouldn’t be complete without her thick-rimmed black glasses and a short bob wig if needed to match her hairstyle. Carrying a large magnifying glass or a stack of books can showcase her intellectual and analytical nature. Adopting Velma’s catchphrase, “Jinkies!” and her skeptical, smart demeanor will enhance your portrayal.

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

“Scooby-Doo, where are you?” – Various characters

“Zoinks!” – Shaggy

“Jinkies!” – Velma

“Jeepers!” – Daphne

“Let’s split up, gang.” – Fred

“And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids!” – Various villains

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


About Scooby Doo

Scooby-Doo is the long-running TV and film franchise about a group of teenagers or young adults (depending on the series you watch) who travel the world in a van called “the Mystery Machine.” They solve mysteries involving ghouls, ghosts, goblins, and even zombies. No matter the scary character, these guys usually turn out to be bad guys in disguise. Most of the franchise is in cartoon-format, but there are a few live-action films made.

The Scooby-Doo gang consists of Scooby-Doo, his best friend Shaggy, and their friends Fred, Daphne, and Velma. Each of them brings their flair to mystery solving. Fred is all about the traps; he’s the brains behind capturing the criminal or mysterious ghost. Velma is book smart and attentive; she’s able to put all of the clues together. While Daphne might seem like their airheaded friend, she’s a whiz at finding clues. And Shaggy and Scooby are all about the food!

Scooby Doo Costumes