Wacky Races was an animated television show by Hanna-Barbera (who are well known for Scooby Doo and The Flintstones) that ran for two years in the 60’s and was largely inspired by the comedy slapstick movie The Great Race. It is about eleven different cars racing on various tracks to win the title of ‘World’s Wackiest Racer’.
Any Wacky Races fan will be instantly familiar with Dick Dastardly who played the stereotypically villain with style and attire to match, alongside his dog Muttley as his henchman. Dick usually tried to get ahead of his competitors using the speed of his vehicle and then lays different traps in order to win the race. Ironically he doesn’t win a single race.
Today we’ll be showing you how to put together your own Dick Dastardly costume for Halloween and other events. He may not be a hot choice at the moment but the show is a firm classic and fans of the show will recognize who you are instantly.
Dick Dastardly Trench Coat
The first thing you’ll need is a red aviator hat (unless you’ve got the skills to create his purple and red cap from fabric), these ones come with goggles just select the color red. Then add a purple trench coat and we can move onto the next section.
As I said above Dick Dastardly is a typical villain with style to match and that includes his twirling black moustache. If you already have a natural moustache that can do the job you can skip this, if not grab the fake moustache from the link above.
Then add a pair of plain black pants/trousers, I take it you already own a pair but for those who don’t there’s an options above. Finish off with a pair of knee high black boots.
Dick Dastardly Cosplay
If you don’t feel like making a costume from scratch you could buy this premade set that comes in medium size and includes: coat, hat, gloves, and stick on moustache.
Muttley Dog Costume
There is also a costume for your dog to go dressed as Muttley. This pet set includes: brown pilot hat with white trim, attached googles, red scarf.
There is everything you’ll need to transform into this Wacky Races character for cosplay and Halloween parties. Don’t forget to check out our other tutorials for more ideas and follow us on social media to keep up with our newest posts.