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Best Minotaur Costumes

Updated on November 24, 2017

What is the Minotaur?

The minotaur had the body of a man and the head of a bull. Minotaur was the son of the wife of King Minos, Phasipahe, and a bull. The minotaur was kept in a labyrinth and humans were sacrifice to him, until he was slain by Theseus.

As a costume, the Minotaur has the advantage of being a powerful image and instantly recognizable to most people. It is a good choice for people who want an unusual and striking costume. It can be made from scratch or assembled from easily-purchased costume elements.

"He looked again on that dark, bull-facedthing. It reared up as a horse rears and Theseus saw that itwould crash down on him and tear him with its dragon claws."
"He looked again on that dark, bull-facedthing. It reared up as a horse rears and Theseus saw that itwould crash down on him and tear him with its dragon claws." | Source

Why it is a Good Costume Choice

The head of a minotaur costume can be difficult to construct for a believable effect. But when it is done well this can be a scary and impressive costume that really stands out from the crowd. And there are now a number of options for pre-made full head-, or face asks, or simply ears with horns perhaps paired with a large fake nose-ring.

The advantage of a minotaur costume is that it is an immediately recognizable mythical figure, but as long as you include the main features there is a lot of leeway for creativity. There is the serious mythical figure, a more horrific take, or going for a more comic effect. Below is a collection of minotaur costumes to give you some inspiration for making your own.


The Mask is the Most Important Element

The easiest way to kick start a costume of your own is with a mask. A wide variety are available but the rubber mask by Capital costumes is a very inexpensive option that is visually dramatic, and it can easily be dress up with some extra fur or flocking and extra texture such as from silicone glue and paint.

If the goofy looking bull is not your style, Maskworld has a more weird and horrific version. Or if you don't want to be encumbered with an enormous sweat rubber mask, a half-mask with horns and hair can be just as effective and a lot more comfortable.

If you make your own mask, the bull-like features can be hard to capture. But oversized horns and ears are often enough to get the desired result. You can start with a simple mask base and attach feature made from cloth or papier mache to keep them light weight. Or invest in light-weight plastic horns to wear separately.

Horror Style Costumes

A number of costumes go for an extra-nasty look using parts such as skulls and pelts in the construction of a zombie-like minotaur costume.

Balticon 2006
Balticon 2006 | Source

Humorous Costumes

Because not everyone wants to be a nasty monster....


A costume with digitrade legs (with a high ankle banding in the opposite direction to the knee) are particularly hard to make. Most of these are highly detailed "fursuits".

Professional Costumes

Show Biz and Advertising

The minotaur appears in a lot of plays, movies and advertisements. Here are a few examples of the costumes used.


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    • psycheskinner profile imageAUTHOR

      Penny Skinner 

      8 years ago

      Jotuntroll's costumes are all pretty amazing.

    • truthfornow profile image

      Marie Hurt 

      8 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      That is a pretty awesome costume in the picture.

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      8 years ago from doha, qatar

      Omg! I got afraid by looking at the picture :(


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