Carmen Sandiego Costume (+ Waldo Couple’s Costume Add-on)

Carmen Sandiego and Waldo

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How to pull off a Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego costume. And how to turn it into a couples costume with Carmen Sandiego with a Where’s Waldo add-on!

Carmen Sandiego and Waldo

If you were a kid of the ’80s or ’90s (yes that’s 1900s Gen-Z), You probably know Carmen Sandiego well! The educational video game Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego was so popular in the late 80s, that it turned into a TV show. Kids everywhere turned to the popular after-school Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego to learn geography, history, and even time travel. And younger kids may know her Netflix animated series too!

Any 90’s kid will tell you that Carmen Sandiego not only makes a great educational-oriented criminal, but she’s one of the best Halloween costumes out there!

Carmen Sandiego Costume

Carmen Sandiego Costume Elements:

Carmen is a master thief leading a team of criminals on heists to steal important historical artifacts. She’s known for being a highly-saught after criminal. And she makes just about the best Halloween costume! So if you’re wondering How do I dress like Carmen Sandiego? Here’s exactly what you’ll need to pull off her look.

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How to pull off a Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego costume. And how to turn it into a couples costume with Carmen Sandiego with a Where's Waldo add-on!
  • Red Coat
    A red trench coat is the main staple of Carmen’s outfit. Look for one with large buttons. And, if possible, a button color that is yellow or off-white. Also, you’ll want one with a red belt you can cinch around your waist.
  • Yellow Scarf
    Opt for a yellow scarf that’s solid in color
  • Red Hat
    A wide-brimmed bright red hat that matched the trench coat is perfect. Be sure to add a yellow ribbon around the hat brim. This red fedora hat would also work perfectly!
  • Black Boots
    Carmen wears black riding boots that come up to her knees. Any pair of knee-high black leather boots will work perfectly for your Carmen Sandiego costume.
  • Pearl or Black Stud Earrings
    A simple pair of pearl studs are the perfect accessory. However, the animated version also shows the criminal mastermind in simple black earrings.
  • A Pair of Black Gloves
    These can be formal satin gloves, black leather gloves, or even a simple cheap sweater glove that fits tightly across hands. Just make sure they’re solid black gloves and you’re all set!
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego Costume

If you want to purchase a ready-made set, there are a few great options! The quality and complete set are excellent from an Amazon seller. Just check for free shipping and return policy/returns shipping procedures. The sizing on costumes often funs a little small.

Carmen Sandiego Where's Waldo

Carmen Sandiego and Where’s Waldo Couple Costume

I first saw Carmen Sandiego and Waldo costume for couples when we were newlyweds and thought it was such a clever pairing! It truly makes one the cutest and most creative couples Halloween costume ideas.

Carmen Sandiego Where's Waldo

If you need ideas on how to create a DIY Where’s Waldo costume, check out our Where’s Waldo Costume post with all the details and links!

The best part is both of these costumes are easy to pull together with minimal items. And, they make the perfect adventure pair for the Halloween season!

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