Leela Costume: DIY Guide
In the wild and weird sci-fi comedy cartoon series Futurama, Leela is a beautiful one-eyed alien space captain who works with her misfit gang of intergalactic beings aboard the Planet Express, including Fry, her human love interest who came from the year 2000 into the future by mistake. Leela is a character who proves that a girl can be pretty and intelligent at the same time, and she’s also known for having a witty, sarcastic sense of humor and famous for her fighting skills. Leela’s one big eye can weird some people out, but she has a soft side to her personality too and is a great friend once you get to know her.
Check out the links below to make your own DIY Leela costume for cosplay or Halloween.
Leela Costume Ideas
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How to Dress Like Turanga Leela from Futurama
Face & Cyclops Eye:
Making a Leela costume might seem a bit tricky because of her single eye since we have two eyes, but the right mask can help. Many online websites sell masks tailored to look specifically like Leela’s eye, designed in the same style as a sleepwear mask made of thin fabric. You can also improvise with makeup and put your creativity skills to the test.
Don’t forget Leela’s long eyelashes! Use fake lashes or sew lashes onto your mask. Leela also wears pale pink lipstick. Check your local drugstore or makeup shop to find a tube of lipstick or gloss to wear with your costume.
Cyclops Eye Makeup Tutorial:
The thing that stands out the most about Leela bar-none is her intense bright purple hair. Styled with long thick bangs and held back in a practical but stylish and classy ponytail, Leela’s hair is simple to recreate yourself, either by dying your own hair purple or using a wig if you’d rather stay temporary.
Check online costume websites for the right wig that works for you, and buy a pack of black hair elastics to hold your ponytail up.
Leela’s not really known for being a show-off when it comes to her fashion. She likes to keep it functional. Her outfit consists of a white sleeveless tank top and black stretch pants. You can instead opt for black yoga pants or skinny jeans if you prefer.
Check online clothing stores or local malls to find some that fit you, and order ahead of time so your costume will have shipped to your house prior to your next cosplay event.
Leela carries a large laser gun. Check online Halloween shops for something similar to Leela’s weapon, or build one yourself from reused plastic, cardboard and paint.
She also wears gray boots with thick treads and black buckles. Check out shoe stores, military surplus websites or online Halloween shops to look for a similar pair.
Last but not least, for Leela’s technological turquoise cuff bracelet, check online shops to find one that looks similar, or make your own. You can even use Halloween makeup to paint one onto your wrist.
Leela is rarely seen without her pet, a bizarre alien creature called Nibbler that resembles sharp-toothed monkey in a diaper and red superhero cape. You can order a stuffed Nibbler plush online through websites like Amazon to complete your costume if you want to add something extra to your look for your next cosplay event or Halloween party.
About Turanga Leela
Look, I don’t know about your previous captains, but I intend to do as little dying as possible.
Last update on 2022-05-17 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API