How to be The Incredibles
Finding a family group costume can be tough sometimes. There’s one thing that everyone in the family can agree on though—The Incredibles was a great movie! The Disney/Pixar film has everything you could want from an animated movie. Dad loves the fun action scenes. Mom loves the powerful role models. Kids love super powers. Even real life super villains enjoy the scenes with giant evil robots! Yes, there’s a scene for everyone in the Disney/Pixar masterpiece, so it makes sense why your family should go as The Incredibles for Halloween!
Love Your Look as The Incredibles
So, now that you’ve chosen to be the super hero family, what’s next? Well, you’re going to need a few tips to get into character and you’re going to need some costumes! Luckily, we have all of that right here for you. We have plenty of superhero costumes that help recreate the signature look, including Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet and Dash. If being a villain is more your speed, then check out our guide on how to create your own Syndrome costume. But first, lets start by getting to know the entire family.
Get to Know the Incredibles Family
The Incredibles aren’t called “incredible” for nothing! They each have their own unique personality and super powers to match. From Mr. Incredible’s serious strength, to Dash’s dynamic speed, each one has something that makes them special to the family. If you plan on jumping into the role of one of the superheroes from the movie, then check out this crash course on each character and the costume they wear in the animated movie.
First on the list of supers to meet is Mrs. Incredible! Often using the alias Elastigirl, or Helen Parr when she’s playing mom, her super power allows her to stretch and bend into pretty much any shape imaginable. We can think of more than just a few times where that kind of super power would be useful! You could finally reach the remote that’s all the way across the room, without ever getting up from the couch. You could reach lost kittens in trees. You could even clean out the gutters without having to break out a ladder! Okay, so maybe our uses for her super powers are kind of lame, but she uses them to protect her family and save the world from deadly super villains, which is pretty awesome.
In the film, Edna Mode went to all the trouble of making her costume capable of stretching to incredible lengths, while being completely indestructible. Our version of Elastigirl’s costume might not be quite as durable, but it’s sure to keep you looking like a hero during any party. It’s also the perfect way to become your favorite Disney character.
Next, we have Mr. Incredible himself! Not only does he have one of the coolest families on the planet, but Bob Parr may just be the strongest man in the world. Even after spending plenty of years in retirement, he’s got enough strength to lift a train car with relative ease, but he ends up spending most of his time sitting around at a desk selling health insurance at Insuracare. It’s good news for everyone when he’s ready to don his superhero costume again to battle against evil forces, since Syndrome isn’t going to just stop his villainy any time soon. With a ton of help from his family, and his best buddy, Frozone, he’s going to make sure the world is safe from any threat!
As Edna says, “I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now.” Bob seems to have taken her advice along with a new super outfit, since he’s now sporting a red and black ensemble that lets him take on bad guys and look amazing. Since this Mr. Incredible costume has a set of amazing muscles already built into the outfit, you don’t even need to hit the gym to look like the heroic dad from the film.
Violet has a crush on a boy in her class and an annoying little brother, but she’s far from your ordinary teenager. She struggles to balance her powers with her desire to fit in, but we’re here to let her know that being a little different is totally awesome when it comes with some cool super powers! Her powers of invisibility and force fields make her a force to be reckoned with and she’s decided to use her abilities to help her family fight the bad guy (but we’re willing to be she’ll still use her powers to keep her little bro in check). Of course, it’s not going to be easy so she’s going to need a special suit to make her ready for a fight.
Violet gets her own outfit that’s quite a bit like her mothers, except Edna Mode designed Violet’s with the ability to disappear as completely as she does. Of course, we’re not quite at her level of superhero costume design, so this version of the costume won’t do any disappearing, but it will provide any girl with the style to be a superhero with the rest of her family. This Violet costume makes a great look for any girl in your family!
Dash can run circles around the opposition and we mean that literally, not figuratively. Despite his super speed, he’s the typical elementary school kid. He loves sports, teasing his older sister, playing pranks on his older sister and… did we mention how much he loves pestering his older sister? His super power is super speed, so he can run a mile in the blink of an eye. As such, villains have a hard time getting their hands on this little speedy devil.
Dash’s costume is inspired by his father’s, but it’s made with fabric that can withstand some serious wear and tear from all the dashing he does. We’ve yet to discover that kind of fabric at this moment in time, but we have found this costume based on the Pixar character. It turns any kid into the speedy superhero, but we do recommend running a bit slower than the speed of sound! If you’ve got a young troublemaker with a taste for heroism, then he’s going to love this outfit.
He’s not toilet trained, but hey, no one’s perfect, right? Jack Jack rounds out the final member of the family and although he may be small, he also might be the most powerful member of the bunch. He can set himself on fire without any bodily harm, he can transform into various shapes, he can turn his body into metal and he seems to be able to phase-out of this dimension. Not only that, but he can teleport and shoot lasers out of his eyes. Oh, and did we mention that he’s also able to… well, you get the point! He’s got a lot of powers and your baby could make for the perfect hero with one of our baby costumes!
Edna made special care when making Jack’s super suit, since she had no idea what his powers might be. It’s a good thing that she prepared for everything, since it looks like Jack Jack will be making full use of the suit now that he’s discovered his powers! Your little baby just needs this Jack Jack costume to get into the role of tiny superhero!
DIY Syndrome Costume Idea
All Buddy Pines wanted was a little recognition for his amazing inventions. All he wanted was for Mr. Incredible to acknowledge him. After all, he was a kid who somehow was able to invent rocket boots, a technology that we’ve yet to figure out! So, ask yourself, was it really so wrong of him to go on a rampage, hunting down supers with his robots so he could become the world’s only superhero? Okay, so maybe it was still wrong, but sometimes being the bad guy is tons of fun. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to make your own Syndrome costume. Although we still have no clue how to construct a pair of rocket boots or even a pair of super-powered gauntlets, we do know how to have you looking like the Disney/Pixar villain from the animated movie. We have plenty of superhero accessories that, when put together, transform you into a villain that even the Incredibles will have a hard time stopping. (We do recommend not wearing a cape this time, since it didn’t work out so well for the real Syndrome in the movie.)
Syndrome Costume T-Shirt
Syndrome’s costume starts with this costume t-shirt. We admit that a t-shirt lacks some of the wow factor that a full-on spandex suit commands, but you’ll thank us when you’re still feeling comfortable after a full day of Halloween partying. You can’t always say the same for spandex. This shirt is 100% cotton, so it feels like a normal, every day shirt, but since it also has the giant “S” that Syndrome is known for, it’ll look like you’re wearing a superhero suit. We think that’s a pretty good compromise!
To get the full illusion that you’re wearing a super suit and not super-comfy casual wear, you’re going to need some pants. You could wear a pair of cut-off jeans, but that’s probably going to look a little silly when you’re trying to pull off the whole super villain look. How about a simple pair of pants that completely fit with your theme? Why, it just so happens that we have a pair of black costume pants that are cheap, and will slip on like any old pair of pants. You don’t have to struggle with tight-fitting superhero spandex to become a super villain ever again.
Never leave home without a pair of gloves. They’re much more useful than a cape and they totally make your hands look awesome. Unfortunately, we’re not as smart as the real Syndrome, so we can’t infuse these white gloves with the same kind of technology that his have. That means no cool lasers shooting out of the fingertips, but your hands will be looking quite dapper while wearing them! That contrasts nicely with Syndrome’s black outfit and if you happen to be a technology genius, you can add all those bells and whistles yourself.
Every superhero (or villain) slaps a pair of boots on their feet before they head out to battle against evil robots. Of course, Syndrome’s boots have rockets attached to the bottom, so his allow him to fly through the air without the use of any super powers. Our white superhero boots just make your feet look awesome, so you may have to invent the rocket technology on your own! Until you do, these will be perfect for wearing to any costume party.
Super Saiyan Goku Wig
It turns out, Syndrome has been going to the same barber as Goku from Dragon Ball Z. Let’s just examine the hair for each of them. Tall spikes? Check. Bright color? Check. Glowing gold energy emanating from the follicles? Okay, maybe Syndrome doesn’t have that going for him, but he’s still got quite a few things in common with Goku, so maybe you can use that to your advantage? We carry this officially licensed Goku wig, which should help you transform your hairstyle into that of a super villain! Then, when you’re all done playing bad guy, you can pretend to go Super Saiyan to fight Frieza in an epic duel.
No self-respecting superhero or super villain would ever go out in public without their trusty eye mask. How else are you going to protect your secret identity from all the common folk out there? Being the number one online costumers, we’ve got the perfect mask for you. This one is black, sleek and it discreetly keeps your secret identity hidden from view. Even Mr. Incredible won’t be able to recognize you when you wear it!
Favorite Incredibles Quotes
“No capes!” - Edna Mode
“Don’t think, and don’t worry. If the time comes, you’ll know what to do.” - Mrs. Incredible
“We’re dead. We’re dead! We survived, but we’re dead!” - Dash
“You are my greatest adventure.” Mr. Incredible
“We act normal, mom! I want to ‘be’ normal!” - Violet
“Oh, ho ho! You sly dog! You got me monologuing! I can’t believe it…” - Syndrome