The Road to El Dorado was an animated movie released back in 2000 by DreamWorks Animation Studios. It follows the adventures of Tulio and Miguel as they win a map to the legendary city of El Dorado and escape from Spain.
When the two men find the mysterious hidden city they are mistaken as gods by the native people and it is there that they meet Chel when they see her being arrested after stealing a golden statue head and trying to flee.
Chel is opposite to the two guys in that she wants to leave El Dorado and find a new life outside the village. In this post we’ll be showing you how to create a do it yourself Road to El Dorado Chel Costume including all her hairstyle, clothing and jewellery.
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Road to El Dorado Chel Wig
The first item you’ll need is a long black wig. Chel has long black hair with bangs that go down past her shoulders, and so you’ll need a wig to match, unless you’re natural hair is already suitable you can move straight onto the next section.
Chel Tube Top
Next to recreate Chel’s tube top you’ll need to piece together a white tube top underneath a slightly smaller pink tube top. Alternatively you can sew the two together to make things easier, or create the tube top with spare pink and white fabric.
Chel Road to El Dorado Skirt
Alongside her pink and white tube top Chel is seen wearing a flowing double slit maxi skirt. You can easily find these online or in your local thrift stores if you prefer. Alternatively repurpose an old white skirt from your closet you no longer wear.
Chel Road to El Dorado Bangles & Earrings
It’s noted that perhaps Chel is an orphan aswell as poor, considering most of the other villagers are seen wearing golden jewellery where as she doesn’t. This could be why she was fleeing the village when Miguel and Tulio first see her. You’ll need a pair of blue diamond shape or tear drop style earrings and a pair of blue bangles. Finally to imitate the character go bare feet, but if that’s a step too far for you flesh colored shoes are an option.
That’s everything you’ll need to transform into Chel for Halloween and cosplay conventions. This would make the perfect group cosplay idea too for a group of two guys and one girl, with the two guys dressing as Miguel and Tulio.
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