Panda Costume Ideas: How to Be a Giant Panda
Have you ever contemplated getting your panda on? Sure, you’re a fan of the big ol’ bamboo eaters from China, but maybe it’s time to take your panda appreciation to a whole other level with a panda costume! You might want to ensure your local party has a panda appearance, or you might want to hop the guard rail at the zoo and take a nap with your panda friends. (No. Don’t do that. Please!) Whatever the reason you want to emulate the distinctive white and black bears, we support your decision. And we’ve got the panda suit to let you become dà xióng mao a.k.a. the “big bear cats!” Wherever and whenever you feel a panda mood coming on, it’d be a really great and swell idea to have some panda suits ready for the get-go. Having a panda outfit all set up in a bug-out bag will ensure you’re always ready to drop some panda-mazing times into whatever event might come onto your radar. Whether you’re a panda prepper, or you’re just planning out your Halloween costume, check out these fantastic giant panda costume ideas to get the ball rolling. With ideas for adults, women, and kids, we’ve picked out some of our most popular panda costumes for Halloween. We also have accessories, favorite characters, and even some panda facts so you can drop some newfound knowledge on all of your friends. When you’re gussied up in one of these costumes, you’re sure to want to spread around the panda awareness!
Panda Costume Ideas
Surely October 31st is the bestest day of the year for all giant pandas, because that’s when they get to come out on the town and go to all the big parties! Okay, so pandas might not typically be associated with ghosts and goblins, but we think Halloween is most definitely the most prime holiday to go au panda. While the rest of your spooky posse might be giving out frights, you’re sure to be giving out hugs, and we’re guessing that your treat bag is going to be the fullest of them all (because everyone loves a panda bear). Heck, you could even get some fake blood and tattered clothes to DIY fright-ify your panda bear Halloween costume. Whatever kind of Halloween fun you’ve got planned, we have awesome panda bear costumes that will suit anyone’s desires. Check out these super popular costumes to see if one of them fits your panda needs!
Adult Panda Costume
In tried-and-true style, this panda descends from the mountain in search of more and more of that oh-so-sweet delicious bamboo. He’s always hungry for more bamboo shoots so he doesn’t mind getting all roly poly and spending all his free time trying to fill his belly. Wait, what’s this you say? This panda is a man?! Well then surely his appetite is for partying and not for eating and hanging out all day long! Try a classic look with this panda costume for adults. Equally suited for men and women, this fuzzy costume features a plush hood so that everyone can still see you smile (which also comes in handy for munching on non-bamboo treats). Choose this costume to complete a classic animal theme group, or to raise panda awareness at your Halloween party!
Panda Mascot Costume
Maybe you want to take your panda hijinks to another level. Maybe you want to fully immerse yourself in the formative experience of becoming a panda bear. Maybe you just want a really big plush panda costume head! If any of those options tickle your fancy, then there’s only one option for you: this mascot panda costume for adults ! It still has a large opening for your face, but a soft sculpted nose and large eyes give this costume a robust panda style that’s ready for any party. Or you could just do right by Team Panda and show up on the sidelines of the big ball game to support your team. P-A-N-D-A! Panda! Go Pandas go! Super soft, this costume will also be a snuggling favorite. Pick this style to really become a stuffed bear come to life!
Zombie Panda Costume
Pandas are normally cute, adorable, undeniably epic… but rarely would seeing a panda bear ever cause a fright. Unless, of course, we’re talking about a zombie panda. Game changer! We’re sure having animals everywhere becoming undead creatures in search of brains would be one of the worst things about a zombie apocalypse, and now you can bring the zombified terror in this deluxe panda bear suit. Bring the scare factor with this oversized costume , and you’ll be a great addition to a group theme or you’ll have a truly unique solo costume. Just add some blood or gore effects, and you’ll be a panda-fied fright! B-b-b-b-brains!
Panda Suit Kigurumis
Can we talk about Kigurumis for a minute? If you’re not in the know, let’s get you up to speed: part costume, part sleepwear , all awesome! Kirgurumis first hit the scene in Japan where they are worn as a way to break the conventions of traditional dress, and we have to say that’s what we’re all about! You’ll love this panda Kigurumi suit as an easy alternative to our panda Halloween costumes, and with the casual styling of these PJs, they’re really the perfect choice for a school or office dress up day. They fit over your regular clothes, but they’re so comfy you’ll definitely want to try them out as pajamas, too. We think you’ll enjoy lounging around the house in this suit so much that you’ll be spending a lot of time thinking about pandas way beyond October 31st. For a fun alternative, we also carry a red panda onesie kigurumi!
Women's Panda Costume Ideas
The women folk of planet earth do well when they work together, and if you’re a human female who thinks that panda ladies are pretty sweet, well, you’re in good company. Female pandas, on the other hand, probably have their work cut out for them keeping the boy pandas in order, but when you pick out a panda costume the only thing you’ll have to worry about is having a good time. Because when you’ve got this fun animal style, you’ll be the furriest and most fun critter to show up on the scene! Pick a panda bear costume for your next get-together, and you’ll be able to reign supreme in panda comfort while the other costume critters try to figure out how to use their paws to open up the bottles and cans at the beverage bar!
Sexy Panda Costume
Panda bears basically just come in one shape, but we humans know that ladies come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. If you’d like a dress to complement your shape, a pretty panda costume is sure to be just the look for you. The soft plush fur means you’re going to be extra soft, and we’re sure that anyone out on the dance floor will appreciate having a cozy panda lady to hang with! Complete with a furry hood shrug, mitts, and boot covers, this sexy panda costume has all the details to make you a bonafide member of the animal kingdom. Practice your bear roar, and get ready for one heckuva party!
Panda Dress Costume
Panda Bear? Fashionista? Pandanista? Pandas must have a pretty sweet style sense, what with those adorable black spots around their eyes and all. But for us, we like to make sure all our looks are haute couture, and costumes are no exception! This women's panda costume is totally what would happen if a famous Panda like Bai Yun or Bao Bao showed up at a trendy boutique. They’d get a little glam to accentuate their already fabulous panda fashion! Styled as an alluring costume dress, we’re sure this style would be right at home at any fashion show. Featuring an attached hood, all you’ll have to do is flip it up to complete your animal transformation. One small step for pandas, one giant leap for panda fashion!
Panda Costumes for Kids
Kids also love pandas, because what’s not to like? Big, soft, cuddly… and those eyes! And we haven’t even told them that they get to spend all day just munching on bamboo shoots. That sounds like a much better option than going to school! If your child has pandas on the brain, then there’s only one cure: letting them get their costume on. When they have a chance to romp around like the giant bear they’re sure to love their newfound animal powers. And pro tip: bamboo really doesn’t taste all that good. You’re probably going to want to get them started on something softer like Twizzlers!
Panda Costume for Kids
So your boy or girl has a big costume party coming up. Or it’s going to be dress up day at school. Animal themes are always nice, but they’re sure to blow all their friends away when they show up as a giant panda in this panda bear costume for kids! Super soft and furry, these big guys are always welcome at a party, so we’re sure a micro-sized version will be well-received as well. They can raise panda awareness or just teach their friends some brand new panda-themed games. And they’re sure to love all the treats that they get when they’re this furry bear. Real deal pandas in the wild have to eat 20 to 30 pounds of bamboo every day, but fortunately it’s going to take a lot less candy to keep your child satisfied. Because nobody wants to see a panda bear go on a sugar rampage!
Kid’s Panda Costume
Panda life just wouldn’t be the good life without one critical element: fur! Pandas are naturally furry, and normally humans just can’t compete. Until, of course, you get your little buckaroo in costume! A children’s panda costume is a great choice to let him get a little furry. And since this costume is made with faux fur, you can rest assured that the coat is going to be soft and luxurious and most definitely that no animals were harmed when making it! Any boy or girl is sure to love this deluxe costume . Styled as a zip-up jumpsuit, the headpiece, mittens, and booties are all separate pieces so it’s easy to get on and take off. And with the over-sized ears and room for his or her smile to show through, well… our hearts are already melting at the thought! Get your kiddo all done up in this terrific costume for an adorable addition to your Halloween posse.
Toddler Panda Costume
We don’t want to leave out any pandas from our discussion, and certainly the youngest panda cubs deserve some consideration here, too. Especially if we’re talking about your tot in an amazingly adorable panda outfit! This toddler panda costume has the same style as our kid’s version, but in size 18 months to 4T, we can help any little one get into giant panda mode! This costume is made and designed by us right here at HalloweenCostumes.com. Suit your toddler up in this look, and you can pick up the child version to build your own family group of cuddly critters. Add a mama or papa panda bear, and we’re sure you’ll totally be the most cuddle-riffic family to be found!
Panda Costume for Girls
Sure she can go in a terrific panda suit costume, but if she has her heart set on a tutu, you can get her a panda dress look with this panda girl costume ! So so SO adorable, this costume is styled as a dress with a hood. And we’re sure that it’s all she’s going to need for her panda adventure. Of course you could always accessorize with some panda booties or cute white shoes, too! This costume features a zip up front for easy on and easy off, and it has a glamorous tutu skirt attached for supreme style, as well as a plush tail to help out with the animal effect. To complete her transformation, just flip the attached hood up over her head, and with that plush panda face on top of her own smile, well, we think she’s going to be this year’s Halloween star on Instagram. A perennial top seller, this girl’s panda costume is the perfect addition to a family or group animal theme!
Panda Halloween Costume Accessories
Don’t even think about hitting the town without all the tip-top panda gear. We have all the accessories and panda costume makeup that will let your embrace your newfound bamboo eating ways. Check out some of these highly recommended add-ons to complete your panda bear experience!
This latex panda mask will let you transform any old look into a terrific Chinese bear experience. Detailed molding and paint, along with eye and face holes means your panda time is going to be extra terrific.
Panda Bear Makeup
Masks aren’t for everybody, and maybe you’d rather let your features show instead of covering them up. How about accentuating your costume with some terrific panda Halloween makeup effects? A really great choice to complement a costume with a hood or headpiece, our black and white base makeup selections will let you create a unique look.
Pop Culture Panda Costume Ideas
Sure, a real life panda bear looks a bit different than the ones we see on the big screen. Often times, the pandas in movies are the ones we want to emulate because they’re a little bit cuter than normal. Here are a few pandas we’ve seen throughout popular culture.
Kung Fu Panda Costume
Po is one of our all-time favorites, and in the Kung Fu Panda series, he’s really just a good old-fashioned lovable hero! You can get your own one-two punch of Po and Tigress together when you use this tiger costume and panda costume combination. We think Jack Black and Angelina Jolie would be proud of you and your partner, out there saving the day! Practice a few Kung Fu moves or just memorize a few quotes, and this theme will be a memorable one for you and your partner in your Kung Fu Panda costumes
World of Warcraft Pandaren
If you’re a serious gamer, then we’re sure you know all about Pandaren. But did you know you could make your own Pandaren-themed costume for Halloween? You’ll be ready for a trip to Azeroth when you create your own World of Warcraft video game look with one of our panda costumes. A whole lot tougher than your average panda, becoming one of these masters of mystic warfare would be a unique look for your costume party! Use our Panda head costume latex mask and straw hat to complete the costume.
Okay, so you never actually see Ling-Wong, the pregnant Panda in Anchorman : The Legend of Ron Burgundy. But all you need to start your own KVWN “Panda Watch” is our Brian Fantana costume and an Anchorman microphone . Just head down to the San Diego zoo with your trusty mic and you’ll be ready to report from the scene. “Hey, you’re making me look stupid. Get out of here, panda jerk!”
Sexual Harassment Panda
Don’t be a sad panda. Just go as Sexual Harassment Panda from South Park by teaming up with one of the characters from the show! The surest way to get yourself off of “the island of misfit mascots” is by teaming up with Eric Cartman. We’re pretty sure that you’ll ultimately become Petey the Don’t Sue People Panda so that you can teach the entire South Park gang about the importance of not suing everybody.
Aliases: great pandas, parti-colored bears, bamboo bears, white bears.
They’re only found in the remote mountainous region of western China.
Their average height is 4 to 5 feet, and they weight up to 300 lbs.
They eat approximately 12 hours a day, with 28 pounds of bamboo consumed daily!
Their average lifespan is 20 years. The oldest record panda is Jiajia who lived until 38 in Hong Kong’s Ocean Park.