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Papyrus Costume Guide

Papyrus Undertale DIY Costume Guide for Cosplay and Halloween
How to Dress Like Papyrus from Undertale [Photo: billybookcase]

In the cult classic video game ‘Undertale’, Papyrus is a large anthropomorphic living skeleton. Don’t be fooled by his morbid appearance, though! Papyrus is a fun-loving guy and the life of any party.

Along with his brother, he’s the kind of character who’s not only brave and skilled, but also a nice guy at heart despite the way he looks. Oddly enough, he has many hidden hobbies throughout the game, including cooking spaghetti.

See below to make your own DIY Papyrus costume for cosplay or Halloween.

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Papyrus Costume Ideas

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How to Dress Like Papyrus from ‘Undertale’

Face:

Papyrus is a skeleton with a thin face. For this part of your costume, you can use a skull mask. Check out online Halloween stores or costume shops and pick out your favorite one. Make sure to pick a mask with a toothy grin, because Papyrus is almost always seen with a wide smile!

Papyrus doesn’t have hair but to cover up your own hair, wear a white or black hoodie under your costume so the back of your head can’t be seen. You can find a hooded sweatshirt in online clothing stores or local shops.

Outfit:

It might seem strange for a skeleton to need an outfit, but Papyrus wouldn’t be complete without his iconic sense of style! He, like you, created this outfit in Undertale for a costume event of his own. He wears a white chest plate with gold trim, a pair of reddish-orange gloves with gold trim, a pair of blue shorts with a gold belt and red boots with gold trim.

The best place to locate authentic-looking parts for this costume is online on sites like Etsy or Amazon. Shop around to find the ones that you like best, and don’t forget to check the sizing of the accessories and order ahead of time so you’ll have your costume ready for your next party, trick-or-treat outing or cosplay convention.

Cape:

Papyrus also wears a bright red cape, known to flow out behind him as he travels or runs. You can purchase one online from a costume shop or use a red bedsheet and create your own.

Spaghetti:

One of Papyrus’s weirdest hobbies in Undertale is making spaghetti. His friends don’t think he’s very good at it but he enjoys it all the same. To add an extra bit of authenticity to your costume, make up your own bowl of spaghetti noodles and put them in a big bowl to carry with you. This can be great at costume events where you’re asked to bring food. To keep it from spilling over, wrap it in cellophane.

Get your friends to dress up as other Undertale characters and go together to your next cosplay convention. Don’t forget to practice Papyrus’s iconic catchphrase, “nyeh heh heh!”

About Papyrus

Quotes:

Don’t Be Upsetti. I have some spaghetti

Cosplay Examples