When I saw my favorite cosplayer to follow on Instagram (KieraPlease) cosplay Noodle from Gorrilaz I knew I had to make a tutorial on the blog. If you didn’t already know Gorillaz is a virtual band made by the British artists Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett which consists of four animated members: 2-D (lead), Murdoc Niccals (guitar), Noodle (guitar, keyboard) and Russel Hobbs (drums and percussion).
If you are a Gorillaz’s fan like me then you’ll be pretty familiar with the character of Noodles. She’s great for female fans of the band who want to dress up as their favourite character.
In fact she is said to be 13 years of age so perfect for kids, teens and adults alike. She is seen wearing black and white striped shirt, black shorts, and boots.
In this post we’ll be walking you through how to make a Noodle Gorillaz cosplay from scratch with everything you’ll need including: wig, shirt, shorts and boots. So without further ado let’s get into it!
Noodle Gorillaz Wig
The first thing to tackle is Noodle’s hair, she has medium length purple hair that goes just past the neck with flat bangs at the front that obstruct her eyes from the audiences’ view.
However for the purposes of cosplay you’ll need a wig that doesn’t obstruct your eyes so you can see where you’re going, so here we have a few different flapper style cosplay wigs that will work perfectly for this. You can however wear a longer wig for photo opportunities.
Noodle Gorillaz Shirt
Next is Noodle’s outfit which consists of white and black striped short sleeved shirt and black shorts. Both items can be found above. If you prefer check our your local thrift stores for these items, where you’ll be able to pick them up on a budget.
Then a pair of knee length black boots. Here are a pair of mid calf combat boots you could wear. Once again if you prefer check out your local thrift stores. You could finish there but for added detail add a red or yellow guitar (if you have one on hand), as I mentioned above Noodle is the band’s guitarist.
What’s perfect about this as a costume is it’s obscure enough that you’ll stand out at whatever cosplay/fancy dress event you attend, but well known so people will be familiar with who you are dressed as.
Before you leave be sure to check out our other tutorials on the blog, also follow us on social media if you’d like updates on our newest posts. Until then keep an eye out for our next tutorial which will be for 2-D (the lead singer of Gorillaz) which would make the ideal couples or group costume idea for Gorillaz fans.