Shy Guy Costume

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A Shy Guy costume is sure to be beloved among millennial cosplayers who grew up playing games from the Mario franchise.

Shy Guys are actually recurring and iconic enemies seen in many of the Mario games, starting with Super Mario Bros. 2 and even reappearing in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island.

While there are a number of different variations of Shy Guys found across games, there are also various subspecies of them as well.

During the Super Mario Brothers: Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach Animated movie, our good ol’ Mario describes them as shy and cute berries from a tree.

Their cute and berry-like appearance gives the impression that they’re harmless, but every Shy Guy is deadly upon contact with players!

You’ll Need:

  1. Red Hooded Sweatshirt
  2. Shy Guy Mask
  3. Blue Scrub Pants
  4. Brown Belt
  5. Blue Slip-On Shoes

DIY Shy Guy Costume Guide

Shy Guy instantly became popular due to his short & stocky build with stubby limbs and colorful getup.

This bright and colorful ensemble makes him a very memorable Mario enemy mob and has become a style loved by many gamer cosplayers.

Shy Guy’s cuteness and colorful appearance make this cosplay a well-worth experience. Follow our Shy Guy costume guide below to dress like him with ease.

The most noticeable segment of Shy Guy’s outfit is his oversized, loose-fitting, and long Red Hoodie. The longer the sleeves, the better, because his hands remain inside them.

Follow up with a pair of Blue Loose-fit Scrub Pants, the longer the better as well. Get a matching pair of Blue Vans Shoes to go with it. 

Purchase a Black Military Web Belt with a Golden Yellow Buckle to go around your waist. Remember to show as little skin as possible in the overall cosplay.

Finally, you absolutely must acquire the signature Shy Guy Mask to adorn your face.

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Shy Guy Cosplay Costume

Ever since his first-ever appearance in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic in 1987 and his latest portrayal in Mario Strikers: Battle League in 2022, Shy Guys have become an unforgettable mob.

These adorable yet formidable enemies are perfect for cosplayers who love simple but impactful costumes that really leave an impression.

Channel your inner shyness and random aggression to nail this Shy Guy costume.

Why not band together this Halloween to do a Mario Enemy group cosplay? Your friends can dress up as the different color variations of Shy Guys as well as their numerous subspecies to really stand out as a menacing mob!

Shy Guy Costume

About Shy Guy from Mario

Shy Guys are enemies typically led by leaders like Bowser and General Guy. Contact with them is detrimental to players, but they can be defeated via swallowing, jumping or grabbing and throwing.

They wear different robes and shoes as a vivid indication of that specific Shy Guy’s behavior in-game. They have their basic movements, but the subspecies like Snifit and Bandit portray different behaviors.

For example, red Shy Guys tend to walk off ledges but turn around when they contact an obstacle, while blue Shy Guys turn 180 degrees when they are near the ledge or obstacles.