How to Create a Psy Gangnam Style Costume

by |September 26, 2012

PSY’s Gangnam Style has taken over the world! The music video for hit song has become a global sensation and even becoming the most liked YouTube video in history. Much of that success comes from the music videos pure randomness and killer dance moves. People are even doing flash mobs all around the world doing the popular dance. Celebrities such Tom Cruise and Britney Spears have even fallen under the spell of this wild Korean pop star by tweeting their love of this wildly amazing music video. So just in time for Halloween we’ll get you set to transform you into PSY, the king of exploding awesomeness, and his dance off partner Yoo Jae-Suk. 

Now to start off your PSY costume you’ll need a few things to get the look just right. You’ll need black dress pants, a white tux shirt, a black bow tie, tux shoes, a blue suit coat and sunglasses. With all these things you’ll be almost ready to rock a sandbox beach party!


Psy Gangam style supplies

(Black and white saddle shoes / Blue tuxedo / Blues Sunglasses)


Now there is a bit work to get PSY’s Gangnam Style just right. Take your white tux shirt and cut the sleeves off at the seams. This way you’ll also feel cooler when you’re dancing all night long.


cutting the PSY gangam style tux


Now for the suit coat, you’ll need to pick up a black fabric marker from any arts and crafts store. Use the black fabric marker and color in the trim along the lapels and the bottom. You should also color in the trim on the pockets as well.


Trim on the PSY gangam style suit


So when you have these all on and after you got the dance just right you’ll be ready to kick it in true Gangnam Style!


completed PSY gangam style costume


We even have it planned out for you to recreate the epic dance off in the music video with this how-to for Yoo Jae-Suk’s yellow outfit. For his costume we have the perfect yellow tux pants, a yellow jacket, a wig, sunglasses and tights to help you make his scarf.


Yoo Jae Suk costume supplies

 (Yellow tuxedo / Black wig / Bee tights / White sunglasses)


To make the scarf you take a pair of our black and yellow tights and cut them in half between the legs of the tights.


Cutting the yoo jae suk scarf


Then use a sewing machine to sew the two pieces together. When the scarf is together you can tie it like a tie around your neck.


Sewing the yoo jae suk scarf


Next the black hair wig will need a bit of work to get Yoo Jae-Suk’s hair just perfect. While being careful cut the back and sides of the wig to give it more of a bowl cut hair style. So when you’re done you’ll look as smooth as Yoo Jae-Suk did when he got out of the sports car!


yoo jae suk costume


So once you’re done cutting the wig throw on your tie, jacket, pants, yellow shoes and sunglasses and you’ll be set to challenge PSY to a crazy dance off!


yoo jae suk gangam style costume


So with these two costumes you’ll be set to live out scenes from the greatest YouTube video ever. All you’ll have to do is learn their dance moves and keep a straight face while having a crazy good time!


gangam style costume




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Shelley Horn
Shelley Horn

Shelley Horn is our Costume Expert at, where she helps with costume design. Shelley loves incorporating costumes and accessories into her everyday outfits! She's here to help with your next cosplay piece or DIY that will catch everybody's attention.

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