Godzilla Costume Ideas
Feel like throwing down as Godzilla? We can’t blame you one bit. What could possibly be better than transforming into a kaiju and going on a rampage? Godzilla’s been on the map since 1954, and in that time, he’s pretty much done it all. He’s been the bad guy, the anti-hero, and he’s faced off against basically everyone in the giant monster universe. Fellow kaiju, mechas, extraterrestrial threats—you name it, he’s taken ‘em on. We never said Godzilla doesn’t have his work cut out for him! But you already know the history and that’s why you’re here. You’re checking out a Godzilla costume because you’re ready to be large and in charge. And we’re ready to help you! We have a Godzilla costume for adults , for kids, and plenty of accessories so that any fan can imagine what it’d be like to battle in the countryside of Japan or wage war in the streets of Tokyo. Grab yourself an authentic Godzilla costume and you too will be ready for the action. You do have what it takes to suit up as the big guy, right? If you’re confident you or your kiddo would make a real great Godzilla but you’re not quite sure where to begin, we’re glad to lend you a hand to help you make the right costume selection. That’s what we’re here for after all, it’s the HalloweenCostumes.com way! Check out some of these Godzilla costume ideas to see if any of our costume selections seem like the right choice for you. With a variety of looks and styles, we’re sure to have just the option to let you go G-G-G-GODZILLA!
Godzilla Inflatable Costume
We can’t transform you into a 164-foot beast, but we can do just a little something to help you bulk up. After all, if you’re going to be brawling with super-sized opponents, you’re going to need some extra girth! Just use this inflatable Godzilla costume to create the appearance of a supersized kaiju who’s ready to throw down! It’s the picture perfect adult Godzilla costume, but we also have a smaller version for children, too. And of all the Godzilla costumes for kids, we think this one is the coolest! Any little guy or gal will love having fun with the gigantic air-blown suit. (But we grown-ups can still have plenty of fun, too!) The polyester suit stays inflated with a battery-operated fan, and the battery pack slips into your pocket for easy wear and convenience. Just grab a few extra batteries, and you will be ready to hit the town. Let’s just hope the “buildings smashed” count stays relatively low in your city!
Godzilla Costume for Kids
Maybe you prefer something a little simpler for your child? After all, it’s not just the size of the monster that matters, sometimes all you really need is the fearsome face! You can outfit your child with this boy’s Godzilla costume and they’ll be ready to terrorize the town. A simple polyester jumpsuit has detailed printing of Mr. Zilla’s scales, and naturally, the signature fearsome spikes are attached to the back. This costume includes a tail that can be attached with safety pins for extra optional fun. Just stuff it with newspaper or fiberfill stuffing and your boy or girl will have the added extra effect of a super-sized tail! Of course, the proof is in the pudding, and in this case, the pudding is the Godzilla mask! The simple foam mask perfectly captures the fearsome face of Godzilla, and it covers the front of the face so it’s easy to wear and not a hassle to take off when it’s time to rest. (We hear Godzilla likes to take lots of naps!) We’re sure any boy or girl will love going on a kaiju rampage in this costume, but let’s just be sure to build them a few cardboard skyscrapers so they don’t destroy all of their favorite toys in the escapade!
No kids’ Godzilla costume is complete without the right face. After all, who’s going to believe that your child is a monster with that gentle smile? Transform your kiddo into the fearsome kaiju Godzilla with this children’s Godzilla mask. It’s made of latex and it’s the perfect upgrade from the standard issue mask available in our child Godzilla costume set. With detailed textured latex molding and realistic paint details, we’re positive any little one will be able to live out their kaiju dreams just like in the movies. And even if their dreams are just devouring pizza, it won’t be a pain since this half mask costume still comes off easily for snack time. After all, we’re sure he’s going to want to grab his share of the pizza before Rodan sneaks off with all the pepperoni slices!
Godzilla's Most Famous Opponents
Godzilla’s faced a lot of opponents over the years. Like lots! With various kaiju, mechas, doppelgangers, and all kinds of other threats, too, he’s really seen and battled it out with ‘em all. And we’re not surprised about that fact, either, because with 30-some movies on the books, he’s had a lot of ground to cover. With so many cool flicks, it’s only logical that this franchise has had such an enduring fanbase for all these years! New Godzilla movies are still in the works too, courtesy of Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse, so we thought it’d be a really great idea to recap some of his most famous opponents. So whether you’re into original Japanese Toho awesomeness, or the American-produced reboots, check out some of these classic villains to brush up on your franchise knowledge. It’s always a good idea to have some background info after all, because if you hit the streets in a Godzilla Halloween costume, you never know just who you might encounter!
A three-headed dragon ? Yeah, that’s a monster we can support! So he’s a bad guy, a.k.a. an arch-nemesis to both Godzilla and Mothra, but that just makes him cooler if you ask us! First appearing in Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster in 1964, this classic Godzilla character has made nine movies appearances counting the 2017 cameo depiction in Kong: Skull Island. Ghidorah’s usually portrayed as an ancient extraterrestrial entity. But, with over 50 years of Godzilla lore, he’s been credited with everything from destroying the Venusians five thousand years ago, to being a weaponized monster under control of various alien races, to even being depicted as the extraterrestrial alien responsible to the destruction of the dinosaurs during the Cretaceous period! Phew!
King Ghidorah’s usual powers include the ability to fly and the ability for each of his mouths to fire “gravity beams.” And we’re not even going to get into his mechanized form in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. (That’s a topic for another day!) Considered to be the most famous enemy of Godzilla, this classic Toho monster is in our humble opinion also the coolest!
What’s up with Mothra? Well, she’s a sentient moth. And she’s a gigantic kaiju. Aaaand she’s usually depicted with two humanoid “fairies” who sing and communicate on her behalf. Got it? It’s a lot to digest, but in Toho’s Tokusatsu films, Mothra is a protector and (usually) a heroic kaiju who’s ready to do what it takes to protect Japan.
She might be teaming up with Godzilla to take on King Ghidorah or she might be facing off against him like in 1964’s Mothra vs. Godzilla, but either way we think she’s super cool! With a design that looks more like a peacock butterfly than a moth, the sight of Mothra flying above the skies of Japan is almost as famous the sight of Godzilla himself.
Mothra has pretty unique characteristics in comparison to other Toho daikaiju as well. With widely varying powers and abilities from film to film, she can battle with everything with a silken spray in larval form and bolt and beam weapons in full imago moth form. And serious psychic powers to boot! She’s a formidable opponent and protector in any Godzilla flick, so that makes her a seriously memorable character!
Destoroyah’s not an old school Godzilla villain, nope, we didn’t get a load of him until 1995’s Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. The final film in the Heisei series, this opponent was basically created to be the final boss. And a final boss is exactly what he was. Spawned from the Oxygen Destroyer weapon that appeared in the first Godzilla film back in 1954, this Kaiju kept growing until he was nearly twice the size of Godzilla and ready for the final showdown.
Easily the most merciless and evil of all of Godzilla’s opponents, he’s considered by many to be Godzilla’s ultimate foe as well. This awesome winged baddie went into battle using his Micro-Oxygen beam and Laser Horn to battle both Godzilla and Godzilla Junior. Between the three of them facing off, and the Japan Self Defense Force working to do what they could to protect humanity, the final showdown comes with a very, very high cost. But the Godzilla family comes out the winner if you ask us!
Buzzsaw time in a Godzilla flick? Then we must be talking about Gigan. With three epic showdowns in Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972), Godzilla vs Megalon (1973), and Godzilla: Final Wars (2005), this beastly kaiju is firmly entrenched as one of the big guy’s all-time ultimate foes. Widely considered to be one of the most brutal and violent villains, too, we’re not surprised that Gigan makes most top ten lists!
Of course, he’s not a purely organic kaiju: he’s a cybernetic space monster who’s always ready for an all-out knockdown brawl. The massive circular saw is pretty good for shredding up his opponents in close quarters battle, and if he has to attack from arm’s length, his razor-sharp hooked blades means he can inflict some serious damage. Originally under the control of the Nebula M Space Hunter aliens, his story hasn’t changed much over the years, which firmly places him highly in Godzilla lore!
If you thought a cybernetic monster was a big deal, how ‘bout when Godzilla went toe to toe with his doppelganger mecha? That’s right, 1974’s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla marked the entrance of the robotic
Godzilla (2014) wanted to break new territory with a completely original monster opponent for Mr. G, and MUTOs marked the first new villains in the franchise since 2000. As a reboot film that was also launching Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse, the MUTOs made a big impression. Probably due to their size! After all, their acronym stands for “Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism.”
This strange species had both a male and a female specimen who were ready to wreak havoc on Earth. Each sex had specific traits, but they both featured a strange metallic exoskeleton. The female MUTO was the bigger of the two, standing at over 91 meters tall, but the male specimen was growing and catching up in size as he fed on humanity’s available radiation sources. As ancient parasites that seem to originate from the same era as Godzilla himself, these villains proved to be a good choice to usher in a new era for the famous franchise.