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DIY Wreck-It Ralph Character Costume Ideas

Updated on October 12, 2015
How to dress up as your favorite character from "Wreck-It Ralph"
How to dress up as your favorite character from "Wreck-It Ralph"

The Premise of Wreck-It Ralph

For years, Ralph's primary purpose was to act as the villain of a game by wrecking buildings that his nemesis, Fix-It Felix Jr., rebuilds. But he is fed up of being a villain and decides to quit his post and join another video game where he can become a hero.

You can imagine all the trouble that comes out of his journey, which includes risking the video game world's very existence! Will he and his new-found friend, Vanellope Von Schweetz, a video game glitch character, be able to save the day? Or is Ralph just nothing more than a villain and Vanellope just a mistake?

Dress up as Wreck-it Ralph, Fix-It Felix Jr, Vanellope Von Schweetz, or Taffyta Muttonfudge

The characters of Wreck-it Ralph have distinctive looks that will surely be a hit at your next costume party. I'm definitely going as Vanellope this Halloween. She's super cute, and mint happens to be my favorite color!

Costume for Wreck-It Ralph: The Guy with the Freakishly Big Hands

Adult/child costume guide for Wreck-It Ralph
Adult/child costume guide for Wreck-It Ralph

How to Get Ralph's Look

For Ralph, think of a chunky man in a lumberjack outfit.

First, you'll need to purchase large fists. You can find props online that are designed to look like Ralph's clenched hands.

The outfit itself is composed of simple pieces you can find in any department store: a Henley short-sleeved top, a green undershirt, and overalls.

Finally, for the hair, all you need is some gel to make it look spiky and angry.

Fix-It Felix Jr. Costume

Fix-It Felix from "Wreck-It Ralph" adult costume guide
Fix-It Felix from "Wreck-It Ralph" adult costume guide

Fix-It Felix is always ready to repair whatever wreckage Ralph creates, so naturally, he's armed and dressed to fix things.

Wear a simple repairman's outfit with a blue short-sleeved button-down shirt and jeans. Make sure you have gloves and a tool belt.

Then, for that extra something, paint a hammer gold and stitch his FF logo on a cap.

For kids (and kids at heart), you can buy the Fix-It Felix toy set. It comes complete with a hammer and a belt to put your hammer in. Press the button on the hammer to hear Felix speak.

Vanellope Von Schweetz Costume: Very Cute and Sweet!

Vanellope costume guide
Vanellope costume guide

Vanellope's costume is sweet: mint, hot pink, and colorful candy colors!

For the tights, Vanellope wears mismatched patterns, which you can pull off with leg warmers.

The rest of the outfit is pretty simple: A mint hoodie, a brown mini skirt, and black shoes. This is a great idea to use for adults and kids alike.

Vanellope's hair accessories—we'll discuss how to recreate Vanellope's candy-filled hair.
Vanellope's hair accessories—we'll discuss how to recreate Vanellope's candy-filled hair.

Above, you can see some of Vanellope's many colorful hair accessories—a must to pull off her look! This hairstyle makes the costume work for toddlers, kids, and adults alike!

If you don't feel like putting real food in your hair, simply cut up little bits of colored paper for the sprinkles. Then cut out stars, hearts, and peppermint shapes as well. Drop all of the bits on your hair or glue them onto bobby pins if you want to clip them on more securely.

Valence ties her hair back with a red stick of licorice. Get a red wired hairband to do the trick.

Or you could go for a combination of real candy and candy-shaped barrettes, as shown in the video below.

Dress up as Taffyta Muttonfudge from Sugar Rush

Taffyta from Sugar Rush costume guide
Taffyta from Sugar Rush costume guide

Taffyta is one of the most memorable racers in the Sugar Rush video game—partially because she had the most number of lines, but also because of her super adorable pink outfit!

Consider wearing a very sparkly dress to get the glam racer look going on.

You can use white dishwashing gloves to mimic hers if you are making the costume on a budget.

And the hat will make your costume unmistakable. Consider painting the bill of pink baseball cap green, then cutting out leaves from felt and hot gluing them on to the top. You can also buy crocheted replicas of Taffyta's cap online.

Favorite Character From the Movie?

Who's your Favorite Character from the Wreck-It Ralph Movie?

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An Ode to Old Video Games

Q*bert and his gang on "Wreck-It Ralph"
Q*bert and his gang on "Wreck-It Ralph"

One of the best parts of the movie is how it took us back down video-game memory lane with characters from Street Fighter, Pac-Man, and Sonic the Hedgehog. Which one of these characters did you enjoy seeing the most? Personally, I was thrilled to see the villains of Street Fighter, especially Zangief.

Who's your favorite video game cameo?

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Do You Miss the "Good Old Days"?

In modern times, the norm is sleek 3D games à la Sergeant Calhoun's first person shooter game. But do you (like me) miss the good old 8-bit games? The simple games like Tapper, Frogger, etc.? The cute 2D pixelated graphics? Voice out your alliance below!

Which do you prefer: retro 8-bit games or modern 3D games?

8-Bit for Sure!

8-Bit for Sure!

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    • Vanellope Von shweets 2 years ago

      I'm being vanellope for Halloween!! Thanks, this article was very helpful!! :)

    • Vanellope Von shweets 2 years ago

      I'm being vanellope for Halloween!! Thanks, this article was very helpful!! :)

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      all hail retro games!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I <3 PIXELS!!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I love 8 bit

    • costumesngifts 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Kailey!

      The most important piece you would need to buy is a mint hoodie. I explored Amazon for you and saw this one which offers junior sizes:

      http://tinyurl.com/minthoodiejunior

      Do check it out and read the size info to see if it will fit you! (Select the capri color as that is the one closest to the mint shade of Vanellope)

      For the bottom part, I saw these green/white striped knee high socks, do check the pair out if it will fit you:

      http://tinyurl.com/greenstripedsocks

      Hope that helps :)

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I'm 10 and I'm trying to find a vanellapy von sweet costum but can't find one so comment and tell me thx

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      im gonna go with old school!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      sonic rules!!!!!!!!!!! o(^â½^)o

    • ghoststorylover 4 years ago

      I really enjoyed Mario Brothers back in the day, better than I do now.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I like modern 3D games, like Mario wii. But 2D is fun, I guess.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      my figure is just like ralphs believe it or no

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I love both but I think 8-bit is better mostly cuz of Fix it Felix Jr. ( The game. ) I just really like it.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Retro grew up on these games like kirby, the old sonic the hedgehog, and the first mario bros. that i played at my grandmas house every time we visited

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      wheres sugar rush game its real im not kidding but cool

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      IT IS SOOO BRIIIILLL!!!!!!!! My friend is having a fancy dress party= i'm going to go as Vanellope, making my costume tomorrow.

    3D All the Way!

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      • anonymous 3 years ago

        I love vanellope

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        I love 3d all the way to the moon and back

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        3D all the way!

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        I like 3D,,

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        i like felix

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        3D

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        waking up to ash and dust i wipe my brow and i sweat my rust

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        its like the game pops right at you!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        i gess its better

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I like the movie: Wreck It Ralph. I like the costumes. My Paul Morin is going to be Wreck It Ralph.

        I am going to be: Fix It Felix.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        that little girl from sugar rush is so cute

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I like 8-Bit ,but 3D games are better (they don´t need to be modern)

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        i want to be wreck it ralph for halloween- zayn

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        i like von...

      Discuss costume ideas, ask questions about a particular costume guide, or just reminisce about them good old video games. Whatever it is, post below, as long as it's related to Wreck-It Ralph! :)

      Give Suggestions or Share your Love for the Movie!

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          costumesngifts 3 years ago

          @ghoststorylover: Thanks for stopping by! Same here, I don't think I'll ever get too old for games, animations, etc. ;)

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          ghoststorylover 4 years ago

          This is a very cool lens, and it's a great movie. I'm a kid at heart and really loved it!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Vanellope can be a racer!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Fix-it Felix is weird. But he`s kind a Cool. So I am wearing a Fix-it Felix Costume.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Vanellope you will never be a racer.Lets say im you driving in my little car felling kinda cool for once and all of a sudden im gggglitching!Vanellope you are never gonna be a racer!a few minutes later the sugar rush people realize that vanellope is there princess!omg i forgot shes are princess!Vanellope says:who was ever mean to me shall be....exicuted

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          It breaks my heart to see poor Vanellope get bullied by the other racers in Wreck-it Ralph. I wish I was there for her because I've been a bully victim since first grade.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I love vanellope