80s cartoon

He-Man

He-Man is the main hero of the Masters of the Universe series, which span across comic books, an animated television series, and a feature film. He must protect his home of Etheria and the secrets of the Castle Greyskull from the wicked Skeletor. His powers include super strength and impressive fighting skills with his sword and battle axe. His famous battle cry is “For the honor of Greyskull!” as now said by She-Ra in the 2018 series. This guide includes costumes for both He-Man and his normal identity, Prince Adam (who you might recognize from the viral Youtube meme “What’s Up/What’s Going On”).

Skeletor

In Masters of the Universe, Skeletor is the arch-nemesis of He-Man, as well as She-Ra on occasion, who wishes to conquer Castle Grayskull and the rest of Eternia. Even though he is a skeleton, his body is actually totally jacked. Fortunately for you and me, the muscles come with the suit.

Inspector Gadget

Inspector Gadget

Inspector Gadget is creative, heroic, mild-mannered, determined, brave and kindhearted, although he’s also dim-witted, bumbling, gullible, incompetent, clumsy, and clueless. He also has a horrible judge of character and he thinks that the bad guys are his allies and his allies are his enemies.

He loves his niece Penny with all his heart and would do anything to protect her from harm. In fact, whenever he sees Penny in danger, he becomes competent and goes out of his way to rescue her and save the day.

He is generally incompetent and gets on by not only his simple luck, but also Penny and Brain’s unknown assistance. Gadget thwarts Dr. Claw’s daily schemes, often with secret help from Penny and Brain

In the original cartoon, Gadget has straight black hair protruding from both sides, and a large nose. He wears a light-gray Mackintosh raincoat and trilby hat with a lighter-gray stripe in the middle, blue pants, light-gray shoes, and dark brown gloves.

Dree Elle

In He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Dree Elle is female Trollan who’s Orko’s girlfriend. Unlike the other Trollans whose robes are marked by the first letter of their name, Dree Elle’s robe lacks this feature.

Orko

Orko is a Trollan who’s accidentally transported by a cosmic storm to Eternia, where he saves a young He-Man. Despite having magical powers they are usually unpredictable and backfire on him. Though he keeps his face hidden, this doesn’t seem to hinder him from finding a girlfriend.

Dennis the Menace

Dennis Mitchell seems like any other cute 5-year-old boy but his neighbor, Mr. Wilson disagrees. He finds Dennis to be a nuisance who’s constantly disturbing him but we all know he secretly misses Dennis when he’s not around.

Rainbow Brite

Rainbow Brite and the seven Color Kids live in Rainbow Land and must do everything in their power to fight off the evil King of Shadows. What else is there to say? In the ’80s when bright rainbow colors reigned, Rainbow Brite out-rainbowed them all.

Jem

Who didn’t want to be Jem during the 1980’s? The second Jerrica Benton touched her holographic earrings Syngergy transformed her into the dazzling rock star, Jem. Between running a foster program for teens, driving a sweet Rolls Royce, and romancing Rio it’s surprising that Jem found time for belting out tunes. But she and the Holograms managed to outperform the Misfits in every episode. And she did it wearing a lot of pink.