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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume For Kids

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been a long time favorite with kids. These goofy, green good guys have all the cool combat moves and get to eat all the pizza they want! It’s no wonder they are so popular when it comes to playing dress up. You can easily put together a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume for kids with just a few pieces in almost no time. Your kids will have hours of fun pretending to be Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, and Leonardo while they banish the evil Shredder from your living room!

teenage mutant ninja turtle costume for kids

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What you need

Luckily, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume for kids is pretty simple.  The Ninja Turtles don’t have overly complicated costumes, unlike many of the comic book super heroes.  Here’s what you’ll need for each part of the costume to get the ninja turtle look.

  1. A turtle mask
  2. Green long sleeve shirt
  3. Green sweatpants
  4. A turtle shell with belt
  5. Ninja weapons
  6. Bandanas for arm and leg bands

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Mask

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This mask comes with all the authenticity children appreciate in their dress up play items.  There is a version for each ninja turtle, LeonardoMichelangeloRaphael, and Donatello.  Each mask is a different shade of green just like the turtles and has their different colored eye masks so your child can pretend to be whichever turtle is their favorite.

Green Clothes

Green Long Sleeve Shirt and Green Sweatpants

The Ninja Turtles don’t really wear clothes because, well…they’re turtles :).  So in order to look more turtle-like your child will need some green clothes.  The clothes can easily be put in their closet or handed down after they are done with the costume.  And since these are easy to put on they won’t be asking for your help all the time to do ties, tiny buttons or zippers on the back of the costume.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Deluxe Shell

TMNT Shell

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Of course one of the most important parts of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume for kids is the shell.  It lets everyone know you are a ninja turtle and not just some green animal.  This one comes complete with the belt, a place on the back to put your ninja weapons, and adjustable straps so you can get a good fit.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Weapons

Ninja Turtle Sword

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As you probably already know, each of the turtles has his own special weapon.  Leonardo’s Katana SwordRaphael’s Sais SwordsDonatello’s Staff, and Michelangelo’s Nunchucks are all available in toy versions and very necessary to complete your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume for kids. Throwing Stars are available too and they are foam so they won’t break your favorite lamp or hurt anyone.

Bandanas for Arm and Leg Bands

Bandanas for Arm and Leg Bands

Depending on what version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, TV, or action figures your kids are familiar with, the turtles wear arm and leg bands that are either brown or colors that match their masks.   Your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume for kids can use a couple of bandanas to make arm and leg bands.  These cotton bandanas come in all the colors necessary for a ninja turtle costume.  If you don’t want to tie them, you could sew or use fusible interfacing to attach them to the costume.  You could also use iron-on Velcro to keep them on, if your child can’t tie.

Make a Simple TMNT Costume for Kids

If your kids love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and love to play dress-up, you can put together a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costume for kids pretty easily with just a few items from Amazon.  Your kids will be so excited to see their new costume!  They’ll wear it again and again.   And you’re sure to get some cute photos of your little turtles too!


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