masters of the universe

Teela from Masters of the Universe: Revelation

Voiced by Sarah Michelle Gellar, the newest version of Teela has all the strength and courage of previous versions with a modern take on what it takes to go up against Grayskull. She also has two costumes in the show – the classic and the modern – but for this cosplay write-up we’re going with the current version of her classic costume. It requires a fair bit of DIY but can be done with fabric paint and liquid stitch for those who aren’t ready to go all-in on sewing their own.

Starting with the skirt, cut the one listed above into the right shape, leaving enough room to fold the edges in for a hem, then seal them using Liquid Stitch. Next edge the skirt in gold ribbon, gluing it in place with Liquid Stitch. The best method is to fold the ribbon in half and glue one half inside the skirt so the hem is smooth ribbon. Finally, cut out the golden decoration for the front of her skirt using the satin. Use fabric paint to recreate the design, then glue it in place using Liquid Stitch.

Next take the shirt and edge the arms with ribbon the same as the skirt was edged. Using the gold paint pens, recreate the designs on her top. You can then add the designs to the corset using either the pain pens of the ribbon, whichever works best. Testing both methods on satin craps can find out which gets the look you want.

A little white faux fur trim and a pair of brown boots finishes off the main part of Teela’s. From there you’ll want to get an auburn wig and a pair of golden upper arm cuffs. Teela’s crown is hard to fine, but a blueprint is available on Etsy for those who are comfortable with EVA foam or want to give it a try. White gauntlets trimmed with gold acrylic paint mimic Teela’s gauntlets. From there all you need is a scabbard and a sword and you’re set! The sword pictured here is technically Wonder Woman’s but it’s a close fit to Teela’s style from the available options.

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”).

Captain Sea Hawk from She-Ra and The Princesses of Power

Captain Seahawk voiced by Jordan Fisher is a quirky character in the She-Ra universe. He tends to over-exaggerate his heroic nature but never the less has a good heart and works alongside the princess alliance. He is infatuated with princess Mermista who eventually warms up to him as well. This costume is comfortable and casual. For a little extra flair mimicking seahawk’s mustache with a brow pencil could complete the look.

Mermista from She-Ra: Princess of Power

Mermista

In She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Mermista is a member of the Princess Alliance who can control water with her mind and transform into a mermaid. Mermista has cerulean hair, and is dark-skinned with a thicker body type, and her battle weapon of choice is the trident.

Skeletor from Masters of the Universe

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.

She-Ra

She-Ra

In She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, teenage orphan Adora. One day she gets lost in the woods and stumbles on a magic sword that transforms her into She-Ra, who leads a rebellion against the evil Hordak and his Horde. For a much more authentic take, check out our She-Ra advanced costume tutorial.

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.