Cute Masters of The Universe Child Couple Costume: She-Ra and Skeletor

These are the costumes I made for Comic-Con San Diego 2013, I chose to do She-Ra Princess of Power and since my son refused to wear the wig for He-Man, I made him Skeletor. I started the costumes about 3 weeks before the event. I had my kids watch the cartoons for a few weeks so they could see how cool Masters Of The Universe is lol. They loved the He-Man cartoons and my daughter loved She-Ra’s outfit from the first time she saw it. They were sold.

She-ra and Skeletor Posing at Comic-Con
She-ra and Skeletor Posing at Comic-Con

She-Ra Princess of Power

For She-Ra, I started with a white cami and cut the bottom so that it would come to a point and I attached some jersey material for the skirt that I bought at the fabric store. I added some gold shiny jersey for the belt, I took that same material and made arm cuffs and also used the material to make boot covers for some boots she already had. The boot covers were super easy, I laid the boot down on its side and traced around it on both sides, I sewed those cut outs together right sides facing and and then I turned them inside out and slid them over the boots and hot glued the inside and a little to the bottom, they turned out great I think.

For the emblem on She-Ra’s dress, I used foam rubber paper and cut out the shapes that I wanted and covered them with the same shiny jersey material that I had. I did the same thing for the embellishments on the straps of her dress, and I hot glued those to the inside of the dress and to the straps.

For the head piece I used glittery gold foam rubber sheets, I cut out the shapes the best I could and hot glued them together. I attached clips to the “wing” part of the head piece and clipped them in, I thought it was easier than a headband.

For the cape I used some red satin and made a basic cape and sewed it to the straps of the dress so it wouldn’t bother her or fall off. I also made a gold choker but she didn’t want to wear it.

My little She-Ra
My little She-Ra

Skeletor

My son thought Skeletor was really cool, and I totally agree. For Skeletor I started with a long sleeve blue girls shirt, since it was the middle of summer I could not find the shirt anywhere! I ended up finding the shirt at Goodwill, it was $3 and it was Old Navy brand so I knew there was a good chance that Old Navy would having the same shade of blue in leggings, which they did. The shirt was too big so I took it in on the sides and trimmed the sleeves a little. I used acrylic paint to add a little 6-pack to the shirt. The boots were also purchased at Good Will. I used them for last years “Robin” Halloween costume, they were green so I had to paint them purple, and I added a coat of clear shine.

The mask was a challenge to find, I could not find the right kind of mask and I refused to pay $20 for one, so I found a plain mask at Party City and I painted it to look like a skeleton. For all the accessories that Skeletor wore, I used faux leather and faux suede, the leather was black so I had to paint it purple, I also added the same shiny coat that I added to the boots. The “suede” was already purple so it was perfect. For Skeletor’s skull and cross bones, I used foam rubber paper and free handed and cut it out.

Skeletor's mask before I painted it.
Skeletor’s mask before I painted it.

my daughter helping me paint Skeletor's boots.
My daughter helping me paint Skeletor’s boots.

Skeletor at Comic Con
Skeletor at Comic Con

Complete

I was really pleased with how the costumes came out and they were a hit at Comic-Con. We didn’t see any other Masters of the Universe there which was a good thing for me. The kids got a lot of attention and lots of photos taken from attendees. They even got stopped by a crew from Nickelodeon, they took photos and video of them to be used for an upcoming Halloween special, we were soo excited. We had a great time and the kids were really proud of their costumes.

She-ra and Skeletor Costumes Getting filmed by Nickelodeon
She-ra and Skeletor Costumes Getting filmed by Nickelodeon

Lol, I think my son was over the picture taking.
Lol, I think my son was over the picture taking.

By the Masters of the Universe display at Comic Con
By the Masters of the Universe display at Comic Con

4 thoughts on “Cute Masters of The Universe Child Couple Costume: She-Ra and Skeletor”

  1. This is adorable!! I want a costume like this for my daughter but I have no creative skill whatsoever!! Love it!

  2. This is adorable!! I want a costume like this for my daughter but I have no creative skill whatsoever!! Love it!

  3. Fab idea for skeletor, I’ve searched the internet and can not find a skeletor for my son so looks like I’m going to have to make it. Is the material expensive?

  4. Fab idea for skeletor, I’ve searched the internet and can not find a skeletor for my son so looks like I’m going to have to make it. Is the material expensive?

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