He's Mary Poppins, Y'all! - DIY Yondu Costume and Makeup Tutorial

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This year, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hit theaters and did not disappoint. The follow up to the surprise summer hit of 2014 was an action-packed visual spectacle with even more of the fun character dynamics that were introduced in the first one. Every character had their chance to shine with some hilarious dialogue exchanges. Whether it was Rocket calling Star Lord “Star Munch”, Drax’s poor attempts at sympathy, or Baby Groot being...well...Baby Groot, the movie provided plenty of great quotes.

One of the most memorable quotes came towards the end of the film when Yondu and Star Lord (Peter Quill) had escaped their exploding ship and were floating down to safety together. Yondu was holding onto his arrow like an umbrella handle which prompted this exchange:

Star Lord: “You look like Mary Poppins!”

Yondu: “Is he cool?”

Star Lord: “....yeah. Yeah, he’s cool.”


It didn’t take long after that before the internet was obsessed. All of sudden, people had made memes, custom toys, and cosplays of the blue-faced Yondu in a Mary Poppins costume. Even Michael Rooker, the actor who plays Yondu, posting to his instagram about it when he met with a Mary Poppins impersonator at Disneyland. If you’d want to achieve the Yondu Mary Poppins look, we’ve put together a handy DIY costume and makeup tutorial for you below!

Yondu Makeup Tutorial

The video above explains everything you need to do to get the makeup right. It's fairly easy, but keep in mind that there's more to it than just blue facepaint and a bald cap.

Yondu Costume

Once you're all set with the makeup, you’re going to want to pull together your look with a costume. You can use Star Lord’s ravager jacket if you’re looking to go as basic Yondu. However, if you want the full Mary Poppins experience, you’re going to need the nanny costume to match.

The Finished Look

"You can fool yourself and everyone else, but you can't fool me."

Ravager Jacket


"I'm Mary Poppins, y'all!"

Mary Poppins Costume


Now you’ve got your look together, you're ready to go on a bounty hunt to track down Peter Quill and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Or maybe you're ready to join up with them. You could have a pretty sweet Guardians of the Galaxy group costume going if you could get all of the Guardians together.

What do you think? Is Yondu the look for you? If so, are you going to wear the ravenger jacket or go full Mary Poppins? It's fun to wear a costume with an inside joke from a movie. The best part about this one is that Michael Rooker, the actor who plays Yondu, has embraced the joke as he's made several references on social media and has gone as far as to pose with Mary herself at Disneyland! If you're looking for other Guardians for a group costume, why not check out our full selection of superhero costumes to see what other fun ideas you could come up with.

Devin Rubink
Devin Rubink

Devin Rubink is an Inbound Marketing Specialist for HalloweenCostumes.com. He is a film fanatic who enjoys watching anything from action, to comedy, to horror, and even movies that are so bad, they’re entertaining. Devin also enjoys dressing up in costumes with his daughters, although he finds it difficult to fit into some of the princess dresses. He studies Twitter, YouTube, and Reddit, to buff up his knowledge and help him achieve his dream of being a game show contestant.