Making your own homemade DIY Dora the Explorer costume can be based on the Dora and the Lost City of Gold movie or the popular animation. Although both costumes are near identical this guide looks at making your own Dora the Explorer based on the live action movie.
Dora the Explorer Costume – Dora and the Lost City of Gold
A homemade DIY Dora the Explorer costume is a fancy dress that work great for adults and kids alike. It is easy to make and therefor a great last minute costume idea. There is also the option of buying a readymade Dora the Explorer costume which we will look at the bottom of this page.
Dora the Explorer T-Shirt
|Firstly you will need a t-shirt for your Dora the Explorer fancy dress.
This should be a plain pink t-shirt with no writing or logos printed anywhere on it.
Dora the Explorer Shorts
|You will need to wear a pair of shorts for this costume.
The main thing to consider when choosing a pair of shorts is that you choose a pair of orange shorts.
Dora the Explorer Backpack
|The characters backpack is an important part of this fancy dress.
You can buy and official Dora the Explorer backpack or simply use a standard purple backpack. The choice is yours.
Dora the Explorer Boots
|In the live action movie the character wears a pair of brown boots.
Her footwear is easily replicated with your own pair of brown lace-up boots.
Dora the Explorer Socks
|We would highly recommend that you pay close attention to the socks you choose to wear for your Dora the Explorer costume.
Here we would recommend a pair of yellow ankle socks.
Dora the Explorer Monkey
|A great final touch to your Dora the Explorer fancy dress is making sure you include Boots.
Boots is a monkey who is the characters friend. Here you can use any stuffed monkey although there are officially licensed Boots bears available to buy.
Dora the Explorer Complete Costume
|Finally, as we stated at the start of this guide, there is the option of buying a readymade Dora the Explorer costume.
There are several available ranging in price. They are also available in adult and children’s sizes.
See more movie costumes here.