In case you’ve been living under a rock that’s nestled inside of a cave on an entirely different planet, Jurassic Park is the ubiquitously famous and successful media series which thus far includes the following movies: Jurassic Park (1993), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Jurassic Park III (2001), Jurassic World (2015), and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018). With another film entitled Jurassic World 3 scheduled for release at some point in 2021, it’s likely that we’ll see quite a bit of Jurassic Park-themed cosplay at Comic-Con events during the next few years. Here are five character types that you can base your costume search on:
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Of course, the biggest and boldest creature in every Jurassic Park film has always been the T-Rex or a derivative species, as was the case with the genetically modified Indominus Rex from Jurassic World. The short-legged, gigantic-bodied, and largely misunderstood villain is also worth mentioning first because you’ll find no shortage of pre-made T-Rex costumes available online. In fact, you could even find an animatronic dinosaur for sale if you wanted to go the extra mile.
If we’re ranking costumes and characters in order of importance, we simply can’t proceed without mentioning the eccentric billionaire who created the original Jurassic Park. This is a great budget-friendly option because this costume is actually more like an outfit that could possibly be assembled in a single visit to a thrift store.
The Velociraptors have played a pivotal role in all of the Jurassic Park movies thus far, especially the more recent Jurassic World films. This costume is ideal for child-parent duos or couples because the adult or taller partner in the relationship can wear a T-Rex suit while the others wear raptor costumes.
Claire Dearing is another Jurassic Park character whose appearance is relatively easy and affordable to emulate with a few simple pieces of clothing. Grab a white dress, purple shirt, neutrally colored high heels, and make-up that matches Claire’s, and you’ve got a great basis already. Plus, this is another great costume for couples because the female can be Claire while the male is Owen Grady, which brings us to our next recommendation.
You can’t run down a list of the most important characters without mentioning Owen Grady, the professional dinosaur trainer, and researcher played by Chris Pratt in Jurassic World. This is yet another male costume that you can assemble yourself with a bit of shopping around, or you can find plenty of pre-made sets that will have you looking like Mr. Grady in no time. This one is also great for guys who don’t want to go through the hassle of dealing with accessories, masks, costume make-up, and similar theatrical hassles – it’s really just an outfit consisting of a blue shirt, brown vest, denim jeans, and brown boots, although having the same hairstyle and being within the same general demographic will help as well.
Whether you’re the type to build your own costume or spare no expense for the most expensive pre-made costumes online, you now have five solid Jurassic Park costume suggestions to start with.