Pacha The Emperor’s New Groove ‘How To’ Costume Guide

Pacha (The Emperor's New Groove) costume

Pacha from ‘The Emperor’s New Groove’ is a quick and easy costume to make for yourself. We show you how in 5 simple steps.

Pacha is a kind-hearted peasant who lives in a village that Emperor Kuzco plans to demolish to make room for his new summer home.

After Kuzco is transformed into a llama by his evil advisor, Yzma, the two cross paths and become the most unlikely of partners.

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As they set out on a quest to return the former Emperor to power, Pacha’s warmth and sincerity have a profound effect on Kuzco as he begins to see the errors of his self-centered ways.

Ultimately, their friendship becomes a catalyst for Kuzco who ultimately decides to spare Pacha’s village and help its inhabitants instead.

Pacha DIY Costume

Pacha is a super easy costume to make at home with just 4-5 simple accessories. Perfect for a last-minute costume party or cosplay event.

Pacha DIY costume guide

Buy Pacha costume items:

  1. Green cosplay cloak
  2. Medieval coif cap
  3. Brown nightshirt
  4. Strap sandals
  5. Black costume wig

1. Cloak: Pacha wears a green poncho over a brown full-length shirt. For our costume, we went for a lightly patterned cloak that fits perfectly with the ancient Inca style that The Emperor’s New Groove was inspired by.

2. The hat: While not an exact match, we felt a medieval coif cap was more than close enough to the hat worn by Pacha. Both evoke humble origins with their simple and practical design.

3. Undershirt: Under our green shawl we wore a full-length brown nightshirt. Note: you might find the length a little more than you would like. Our nightshirt fell closer to our ankles than our knees. We didn’t mind all that much as the costume still came together perfectly well, but you could always hem the shirt a little shorter.

4. Footwear: Strap sandals are perfect for this look. Ideally, you want a pair of black sandals but brown will also work just fine. We went for a buckled pair just to add to that overall peasant look. If you are making your Pacha costume on a budget or last minute, you could always use any old pair you have at home.

5. Wig: Pacha’s hair looks like it is long overdue for a trip to the barber’s. You could either let your own mop grow out or purchase a medium-length wig just for this look.

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The Emperor’s New Groove is full of fun and unique costume ideas. From the viral sensation that is Yzma and Kronk, to beloved characters Kuzco (in both llama and human form) and, of course, Pacha.

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