The fairytale-themed Shrek was a hit movie from 2001 and brought us an amazing collection of funny, quirky characters. If you are looking for inspiration for a Halloween Party or Cosplay outfit then Shrek characters are a great place to start. From the lovable ogre himself to the sassy Donkey and the feisty Fiona, there are countless characters from the Shrek movies that make great costume ideas. They are instantly recognizable and most of them can be done in a DIY fashion.
The most popular Shrek characters to dress like are Shrek himself, Fiona, and Donkey. If you want someone outside the box, we have a few costume ideas for you to try out with some of the minor characters in the Shrek movies. In this article, we’ll provide you with different character options to choose from, complete with a description of their role in the franchise, their appearance, and everything you need to know to create your own DIY costume based on the character. So let’s get started on your Shrek costume adventure!
- Shrek Ogre Costume Guide
- Donkey Costumes
- Princess Fiona Costumes
- Lord Farquadd Costumes
- Gingerbread Man Costumes
- Puss In Boots Costumes
Shrek Ogre Costume Guide
Shrek is of course the star of the Shrek franchise. Shrek stands out with his rotund physique, bold green skin, distinct ogre ears, and classic medieval garments. Sporting an old white tunic, brown vest, plaid pants, and rugged brown boots, his look is unmistakably unique.
DIY Shrek Costume
His costume is not simple to put together totally yourself but it is doable if you already have some old clothing sitting around. An exact DIY costume would require a green bodysuit or face paint, a Shrek mask or prosthetics, and a brown vest with a belt. Add a raggedy white long-sleeve shirt under the vest and you will be all set.
If you are missing any key pieces we have listed the best options below that are all cost-effective.
Donkey is the fun-loving and sometimes annoying sidekick of Shrek who is always ready with a joke to break the ice. He is a great alternative for a couple’s costume if you want to do something other than the popular Shrek and Fiona couples cosplay.
Donkey Shrek Mask
Get your Donkey costume started with this replica Donkey mask based on the movie Shrek. Pair it with a Donkey Onsie and you will be all set for any Halloween party.
DIY Donkey Costume
The great thing about Donkey from Shrek is that there is nothing too special about him, he is after all just a regular donkey. A DIY costume would require gray clothing, a Donkey mask or headpiece, and maybe some black hooves.
Below are some must-have pieces to complete a DIY donkey outfit.
Princess Fiona Costumes
Princess Fiona is the constant damsel-in-distress of the Shrek movies. She has two great costumes you can try and mimic. One is her as the beautiful Princess Fiona and the other is an Ogre Fiona costume.
Princess Fiona Full Cosplay Costume
If you want to go all out and get a costume that has everything you need to look like Fiona then this is a great option. It comes with a gown, wig, and ogre ears headband. For the green paint, you would have to buy it separately but of course, that look is optional.
DIY Princess Fiona Costume
Depending on your natural hair color the Fiona costume can be rather easy to pull off. If you have long red hair all need is a long green dress and a crown. There are 2 versions of Fiona you can choose for your costume. You can either dress like the Princess version or Ogre Fiona.
Below are some options you can use to pull off either look:
Lord Farquadd Costumes
Lord Farquaad is the main villain in the original Shrek. He is short in stature but has one of the most elaborate costumes in the movie.
DIY Lord Farquadd Costume
Unless you have amazing sewing skills it’s going to be hard to do a Lord Farquaad outfit all on your own. You will likely have to buy some of the key pieces but you may be able to make it more cost-effective than a full costume.
Here are some DIY items to consider for completing your Farquaad costume:
Gingerbread Man Costumes
Gingerbread man is one of the minor cult characters from the Shrek franchise. He has so many great one-liners and is a fan favorite.
DIY Gingerbread Man
The Gingerbread man costume is likely one of the easiest to do yourself out of all the Shrek costume ideas. If you have a brown top and pants you are almost done. You just need to decorate it to match the Ginger man in Shrek.
Here are some DIY items you can use to make your costume:
Puss In Boots Costumes
A swashbuckling cat who is a skilled fighter. Puss in Boots has orange fur, and black eyes, and wears a hat and boots in the style of a musketeer.
DIY Puss In Boots Costumes
It is hard to find a full adult Puss In Boots professional costume so in most cases you will have to put one together yourself. Don’t worry though, it’s rather easy to pull off. You will require an orange outfit, a Puss in Boots mask, face paint, or a headpiece. Complete the look with a musketeer-style hat and boots.
Below we have listed the most cost-affordable options for a DIY costume.