Long time no see everybody! We’re back today with a post that continues the collumn of cosplay posts we introduced last week. (Here’s the first post in case you missed it.) This one is a guide on how to go about choosing a Monkey D Luffy Halloween Costume. Halloween just passed and i noticed a shortage of related guides. Also, i know many of you would love to cosplay one piece straw hat Luffy, so i decided it was time for a guide that helps you do just that. We will suggest our favorite one piece cosplay accessories as well, like the hat of straw hat Luffy. So, without further ado, let’s dive right in.
One piece Straw Hat Luffy cosplay
It would be counterintuitive if we didn’t begin this guide with the signature straw hat of Mugiwara. The hat that originally belonged to the Pirate King Gol D Roger himself, and that Shanks gave to Luffy when he saved him from the Sea Kings.
Cosplay Accessories One Piece Straw Hat Luffy hat
I searched the market a bit and i can honestly say that many straw hats are of either low quality or their colour isn’t really close to the one Luffy wears, or both. The one i recommend wins over the others in both categories, and at a relatively low price for that matter. The only thing you should be careful about is the dimensions. At 13 x 3.9 x 13 inches you should definitely check if it fits you well. A cool feature i like is the string it comes with, so that you can wear it around your neck.
Pre timeskip full cosplay set
Next up, i want to recommend an unbelievable full cosplay set, with the outfit of pre timeskip Luffy. If you don’t want to bother with choosing and buying every part of the outfit independently, just go with the full set option. It consists of a really high quality straw hat, the shirt and pants of Luffy are top notch as well, and a pair of sandals, or else known as Dazcos(i didn’t know they were called that either :P).
This hat also has a rope so that you can wear it on your neck. The quality of the materials of the outfit is probably the best you can find in the market right now. Just a small caveat, although the materials seem great, i fear that the sandals may not last for many uses if you aren’t careful with them.
That being said, i believe the quality of the outfit in general is top notch. I would just be careful with the sizing i choose, because the dimensions seem to sometimes be 1-2 cm off.
Post timeskip Luffy cosplay set
This guide wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t include a post timeskip cosplay set of Luffy. After the two year timeskip, he has opened he shirt to show the x-shaped scar he got during his training. Also, his pants are a bit different, a bit more fluffy :P. He also has a yellow band wrapped around his waist.
The set that encompasses all those features is the one i recommend. The outfit is almost identical to the one Luffy wears. There are only two things i don’t like and would like to point out. Firstly, i don’t like the sandals a lot. Don’t get me wrong they are decent. However, i prefer the sandals of the previous outfit. Another way to bypass this is by buying sandals separately. I will give my recommendation on standalone sandals just below.
One more thing you should consider, is the size once again. For some reason(maybe geared towars children or because Asians are small sized, not a racist here, just a fact :P) the costumes are a bit small. This means that you should check the sizes carefully and probably go with a size just a bit bigger than your normal one. Better to have something bigger and just make it a bit smaller, than to have a smaller size with no way to make it bigger ;).
The face scar
A quality cosplay of Luffy wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t incorporate his face scar into the mix. The scar is basically a pair of stiches that are under his left eye. I recommend that you buy these unbelievable fake scars, which you can use for other Halloween cosplays as well. They are easy to use and the simplest way to resemble Luffy’s scars.
If you are more into make-up and such, and would like to get the cosplay to the next level, i can’t recommend the following tutorial too much. Really good work done there.
I did promise a standalone pair of sandals, for those that don’t want to stick with the sandals that the complete sets give. The sandals i like most are those from the company KISS GOLD. Top quality material, lots of different sizes and two different models. Model B is the one you are looking for. Model A is also nice, but it has nothing to do with Luffy’s sandals, so be careful there ;).
The chest x-scar and the abs
The cosplay would go to the next level, if someone added in the x-scar of luffy on his chest and his abs(assuming you don’t already have abs of course :P). I’m no make up artist, but i found a really good step by step post on how to do it. Feel free to check it out :). The x-scar and abs make-up tutorial. For the materials you may need, i would not check anywhere other than Amazon.
How to act like Luffy
It’s not enough to dress like Luffy, you have to live your role, not just dress it :P. That’s why it is really important to act like Luffy. Check this tutorial to try and mimic Straw Hat’s personality.
Let’s wrap it up
That was it folks. I hope the guide helped you choose a Halloween Monkey D Luffy costume. I also believe it can help anyone who wants to cosplay one piece straw hat Luffy. We have shared our favorite cosplay accessories as well. What are your recommendations for a Monkey D Luffy cosplay? Share in the comments.
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