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Steven Universe Costume Guide

Steven Universe DIY Costume Guide for Cosplay and Halloween
How to Dress Like Steven Universe for Cosplay and Halloween [Photo: billybookcase]

Steven is the title character of the hit Cartoon Network show Steven Universe. He is the son of Greg Universe and Rose Quartz, a gem who was tasked with protecting Earth when she fell in love with a young Greg Universe. Sadly, Steven never got to have a relationship with his mother as she disappeared early on while his father still grieves for her.

Steven is protected by three gem guardians who were friends of his mother: Pearl, Topaz and Amethyst. They love him very much but often they get into trouble and don’t necessarily understand Earth or all the commercialized aspects of modern humanity when it comes to food and material items.

Steven is curious, inquisitive and funny, and he loves his family but still deeply misses his mother, Rose. He might’ve inherited some of her magical abilities though, and this makes for many exciting and thrilling adventures! Soft-hearted and happy-go-lucky, Steven is the kind of role model who we can all look up to.

Check out the links below to make your own DIY Steven Universe costume for cosplay or halloween.

Steven Universe Costume Ideas

Last update on 2021-11-27 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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Interested in Steven Universe cosplay? Check out the Steven Universe Cosplay Showcase to vote for your favorite cosplayers or submit your own costume photo!

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How to Dress Like Steven Universe


Steven has dark brown curly hair just like his dad, Greg. If your hair is naturally curly you are on your way to dressing as Steven Universe! If not, you can use a curling iron and either use dark brown hair dye or a wig to nail Steven’s iconic hairstyle. His hair is short, so if you have longer hair you can either cut it or clip it back so you’ll look just like Steven himself. Use hairspray to keep your curls in place, or curl activator mousse if you prefer.


Steven Universe’s outfit consists of a bright red t-shirt with a gold star symbol embroidered on the front and light blue jeans. Luckily these items are very easy to find. You can either buy them like the items listed above or make your very own using any kind of fabric you’d like. Use gold fabric paint to place a star on your shirt if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for. Don’t forget to roll the jeans slightly at the cuffs for an authentic Steven Universe look! Opt for faded Day-Glo jeans if you can find them, or any pair of vintage blue denim pants. You can pin the cuffs in a rolled position so they don’t slip back down.


Steven wears bright red sandals which match his t-shirt. You can even make your own out of household plastic if you want, and use acrylic paint to keep them sealed from moisture and debris.


Steven is always cheerful and optimistic and he never stops smiling. He’s a lot of fun and he’s very precocious, always considering the world and the people around him. Get your friends to dress up as other characters from the Steven Universe crew this year! You’ll stand out at any event you go to, and it’s great for comic and TV conventions.

About Steven Universe


What do you know about my mom?! I DIDN’T EVEN GET TO KNOW MY MOM! But I do know she saw beauty in everything! Even in stuff like this, and even in jerks like you!