Coolest Homemade He Man Master of the Universe Costume 11
by Richard P.
(Anaheim CA USA)
Homemade He Man Master of the Universe Costume
The entire He Man Master of the Universe costume was made by hand.
I researched the character and drew out my design. The fur was the easy part; I cut out the pieces for the boots and the loin cloth and, with a little help from my mom, we sewed all the pieces together. The armor was a challenge; I had the hardest time figuring out what material to use. I tried several things and they were either too hard and uncomfortable or too soft and not armor-looking enough. So I settled on using, of all things, a yoga mat for my armor belt and chest piece.
I drew out my patterns and used a razor pen to cut out the pieces from the yoga mat. Once the pieces were cut out, I glued on trim and accents and then everything was painted to simulate the character's outfit. I then used a few old leather belts to attach all the pieces to my body. The cape was a last minute addition; I felt a little exposed and wanted a little something to keep me warm.