In this cosplay guide, we show you how to dress like the grenade-fisted, super-powered high school student Katsuki Bakugou from My Hero Academia. This is the perfect costume choice for any fan of My Hero Academia who wants to make boom at the next convention or Halloween party.
Katsuki Bakugou is a student at U.A. High school. Crass, arrogant and downright rude, Katsuki bullied Izuku Midoriya in their childhood and his nasty streak hasn’t changed much since.
However, over the course of several defeats, his character has gotten a bit more mellow, and has at least come to appreciate the importance of his friends even if he rarely expresses it. This prideful guy is also extremely powerful, heightening his conceited nature.
Katsuki Bakugou Costume Ideas
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How to Dress Like Katsuki Bakugou from My Hero Academia
Katsuki has ash-blonde hair in small, frizzy spikes jutting out from his head. You can either use blonde hair dye and hairspray to recreate this iconic style with your natural hair, or you can wear an ash blonde wig instead.
Use a strong hairspray to shape your hair into Katsuki’s memorable hair spikes.
Katsuki has very narrow, angry red eyes. You can achieve a similar look using eyeliner and colored contact lenses.
You can buy black eyeliner pencils from most retail websites, drugstores and cosmetics shops.
Katsuki wears an oversized gray school uniform blazer with gold buttons and turquoise accent stripes, just like his other fellow students. Unlike all the other students however, Katsuki does up the buttons on his blazer incorrectly and often leaves the bottom one unbuttoned, creating a sloppy look to give off an attitude of nonconformity and non-caring.
He also wears a white dress shirt, but leaves the top collar buttons undone on-purpose, folding the collar itself into an upturned nonchalant 1970’s disco style. He wears turquoise dress pants to finish off the ensemble.
Katsuki’s hero suit consists of a skintight black tank top with an orange letter X across its front. His suit also features a metallic collar-like neck armor. He wears bright green grenade-like arm gauntlets, baggy trousers with shin pads, black and orange combat boots and a matching face mask with jagged accents that wrap around his ears and stick out behind his head during wear.
Katsuki wears a brown leather belt with a rectangular gold buckle around his waist. He also wears basic dark brown loafers with plain white socks.