Muriel Courage the Cowardly Dog DIY Costume Guide

Muriel costume from Courage the Cowardly Dog

Want to make your own Muriel costume from Courage the Cowardly Dog? Whether flying solo or as part of an Eustace and Muriel couples costume, we are here to help with our easy step-by-step outfit guide.

Muriel Bagge is one of Courage the Cowardly Dog’s elderly owners, known for her kind and nurturing nature. This is in stark contrast with her husband’s temperament, Eustace, who is a grumpy and ill-tempered old man.

She is often entirely oblivious to the dangers that surround her in the small fictional town of ‘Nowhere’ but Courage always does his best to protect her. The result is that Muriel and Courage share a deep and loving bond, just like between any dog and their kind owner.

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Muriel is an incredibly easy Courage the Cowardly Dog costume to make and it can be done with as few as 5 simple accessories.

That makes Muriel the perfect last-minute cosplay idea and – if paired with Eustace – an adorable couple’s costume too.

How to Make a Muriel Costume

Muriel (Courage the Cowardly Dog) costume guide

Buy Muriel costume items:

  1. Yellow chef apron
  2. Orange Tunic dress
  3. Black rain boots
  4. Round pink-tinted glasses
  5. Old lady cosplay wig
  6. Wooden rolling pin

1. The Apron: To start your DIY Muriel costume, you will need an everyday kitchen apron. This is a cheap and easy costume accessory to find. Just make sure you choose an apron that ties at the back rather than the front.

You might also wish to shorten your apron slightly, particularly if you are going for a shorter dress, which should just poke out from the bottom of the apron.

2. The Dress: Get yourself a plain orange dress. An oversized ‘T-shirt’ style dress is ideal for this as it will already have short sleeves and a similar baggy style.

3. Black boots: Muriel wears a pair of oversized black boots. A pair of wellies is a great outfit option that you might already have at home. Otherwise, any pair of boots will work just fine.

4. Round glasses: We recommend a pair of round sunglasses with a light pink tint. Alternatively, for a more stylized, cartoonish version of Muriel’s costume, you could use a pair of highly reflective steampunk glasses.

5. The wig: An old lady wig is another super easy cosplay accessory to get a hold of. Go for a short and white/silvery wig, ideally with some light curls.

6. Wooden rolling pin: Because sometimes Courage the Cowardly Dog can be a nuisance, complete your Muriel costume with a wooden rolling pin. Nobody will dare mess with you now.

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There are few things we love more than an adorable Muriel and Eustace couples costume.

Need some additional inspiration? Check out some of the best Courage the Cowardly Dog costumes from our favorite cosplay conventions and Halloween get-togethers.