If you grew up during the 80s or 90s than chances are you are familiar with He-Man, in my case growing up in the 2000’s I came into contact with the series through the reruns and 2002 reboot on Cartoon Network.
Today we’ll be looking at how you can put together your own Orko costume from scratch as there are sadly only one official cosplay available at the time of writing.
Orko was a character from the 80’s hit who arrives in Etrernia transported by a freak storm where he first meets He-Man. He teams up with him and helps him along his adventures using his magical powers as an aid, although there are often unexpected and comical results where magic is concerned.
His outfit is fairly simple consisting of red robe with the letter ‘O’ printed in the centre, a red hat, purple scarf. Don’t forget his blue hands and ears aswell as shadowed face with beaming yellow eyes.
Orko Costume Hoodie
The one official costume I found could go out of stock at any time or be discontinued in the near future, we just don’t know. Until then check out this officially licensed hoodie with black mesh face mask to create the illusion of shadow, attached blue ear tips, purple scarf, hoodie vest.
DIY Orko Costume
As I mentioned above the official costume above could become unavailable at any time therefore it makes sense to have a back up and the do it yourself route is the perfect option for this! Start with a long red night gown or cloak. You can create the ‘O’ letter print with sewed on black felt or masking tape. Add a red fedora style hat and move onto the next items on the list.
Next up you’ll need a plain purple scarf to wrap around your neck. Orko’s face is blacked out and cannot be seen, you could recreate this with black face paint or use a mesh mask. Then imitate this bright yellow eyes with contact lenses if you like. Add a pair of blue satin gloves and you’re ready to go!
It’s a simple outfit to put together in no time at all with a little creativity and you’ll be transformed into your favorite He-Man character in no time. Before you go don’t forget to check out more tutorials on the blog and join our social media channels for updates on the newest guides each week.