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Steven Universe Costume Guides

Dress like Your Favorite Steven Universe Characters

Cosplay all the characters from the Emmy nominated Cartoon Network television series, Steven Universe. Travel to Beach City dressed up to look like the half-Gem, Steven, or the Crystal Gems Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl to protect humanity against the Homeworld Gems. Browse through all the Steven Universe costume guides that include humans, half-Gems, Gems, and Fusions appearing on the show.

Steven Universe

Steven Universe Costume

Get the cosplay costume of Steven Universe! Since Steven’s appearance is mostly human, his look is quite easy to recreate. We have found all the best pieces for you, so it won’t take you long to have everyone thinking you’re the real Steven Universe walking around town. Even though you probably own most of these pieces already, don’t forget about the rose gem that should be placed on your navel.

Steven Universe Costume
Steven Universe Costume Guide
Debut Pearl

Debut Pearl Costume

It’s time to get the look of a Crystal Gem! If you want to cosplay classic Debut Pearl, then we have all the steps you need to easily recreate her look! The few things that never change about Pearl’s look is her peach colored hair which you can achieve with a temporary hair dye. She also has a pearl on her forehead—so grab an oval shaped pearl and stick it on your forehead with body adhesive.

Debut Pearl Costume
Debut Pearl Costume Guide

Steven Universe Cosplay Costumes

Steven Universe characters are full of life and color that make them out of this world cosplay characters! Choose from either humans or Gems for your next cosplay or Halloween costume. Picking your favorite character on the show means you get the the personality and unique gem that goes along with it!

Most of the costume pieces you need for these characters are easy to find or you already have in your own closet. All you need to do is add a little sparkle if you choose a Gem to recreate! Take a quick look at the step-by-step instructions to turn yourself into a Steven Universe character with only a few items.

Steven Universe Costume Tips & FAQs

Embark on a magical journey with these Steven Universe FAQs. Whether you’re a Crystal Gem or new to the world of Beach City, we’re here to answer your questions about creating costumes, exploring trivia, and celebrating the heartwarming adventures of Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems.

Some recognizable costumes for Steven Universe characters include Steven’s pink star shirt, blue jeans, and flip-flops; Garnet’s square afro, visor sunglasses, and bodysuit; Pearl’s ballet-inspired outfit and spear; Amethyst’s purple tank top, white pants, and whip; and Peridot’s green visor and limb enhancers. Don’t forget to add character-specific accessories, such as Steven’s ukulele, Rose Quartz’s shield, or Lapis Lazuli’s water wings.

Some lesser-known facts about “Steven Universe” include that the show was created by Rebecca Sugar, making it the first Cartoon Network series to be created by a solo female creator. Additionally, the show’s music and songs play a significant role in the storytelling, with many of the voice actors being accomplished singers and musicians. The character of Steven is based on Rebecca Sugar’s younger brother, Steven Sugar, who also worked as a background artist on the show.

To create a Garnet costume, start with a black bodysuit or jumpsuit, and add accents of dark red or maroon to represent Garnet’s outfit. Wear a voluminous square-shaped afro wig in dark burgundy or black, and add a pair of red or orange visor sunglasses to mimic Garnet’s signature visor. Create or purchase a pair of large red gauntlets to represent Garnet’s weapon. Complete the look with dark boots and practice Garnet’s confident and composed demeanor.

Some memorable episodes or scenes from Steven Universe that can inspire a costume or party theme include the “Giant Woman” fusion dance, the “Stronger Than You” musical battle, the “Mr. Greg” musical episode, and the “Change Your Mind” finale. Recreate elements from these scenes, such as fusion costumes, musical performances, and iconic locations like the Crystal Temple or the Beach City boardwalk, for a fun and immersive experience.

Incorporating memorable quotes from Steven Universe into your costume or interactions can add an extra layer of authenticity and fun. Some fan-favorite quotes include:

“If every pork chop were perfect, we wouldn’t have hot dogs.” – Greg Universe

“I am made of love, and it’s stronger than you.” – Garnet

“I’m a Crystal Gem too!” – Steven Universe

“All comedy is derived from fear.” – Garnet

“I will fight for the place where I’m free, to live together and exist as me.” – Pearl

“You are an experience!” – Garnet

“We are the Crystal Gems. We’ll always save the day.” – Lyrics from the “Steven Universe” theme song

About Steven Universe

Created by Rebecca Sugar, Steven Universe is Cartoon Network’s first animated series to be solely created by a woman. The main character Steven Universe, who is a half-Gem, has inherited his gemstone from his mother, Rose Quartz, the former leader of the Crystal Gems. As Steven discovers the powers he has inherited from his mother, he also becomes a member of the Crystal Gems joining Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl who are magical beings that are self-appointed guardians of the earth.

Though Steven is not as intelligent or powerful as the other Crystal Gems, he usually finds a way to help save the day. The award-winning show isn’t just for kids. With its well-developed plot, Steven Universe, though a cartoon, appeals to a more mature audience too. More than just a show, Steven Universe is now a video game, soundtrack, children’s book, toys, and comic books.

Steven Universe Costumes