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Mr. Hankey Costume Guide

mr hankey costume diy guide

Hoooooowdy Ho! Bring the spirit (or stench) of Christmas to your next party by dressing up as Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo! Mr. Hankey is a beloved character from South Park who first appeared in the episode “Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo” in 1997 and has been a fan favorite ever since.

If you’re a South Park fan who wants to dress up like Mr. Hankey for Halloween or cosplay, here’s how you can do it!


How to Dress Like Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo

What You’ll Need

To dress like Mr. Hankey, you’ll need a few things:

  • Brown Bodysuit
  • Brown Clothes
  • Santa Hat
  • White Gloves
  • Felt Mask

You can find most of these items at your local costume shop or online. For the body paint, we recommend using Ben Nye LiquiSet, which can be found at most beauty supply stores.

With just a few quick additions, you will be ready to stink up your next holiday party in no time!

Santa Hat

Mr. Hankey wouldn’t be complete without his signature Santa hat! You can find a red and white striped hat at your local costume shop or online.

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Brown Clothing

For the brown clothes, you can either wear a brown bodysuit or piece together some brown clothing items from your own wardrobe. If you’re going with the bodysuit route, we recommend getting one in a size larger than you usually wear so you can have some room to move and breathe.

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White Gloves

Mr. Hankey wears a pair of white gloves like you often see other iconic cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse wearing. You can use a pair of white mittens or snow gloves for this, or buy some cartoon-like white gloves from a costume shop.

Adult Vinyl Cartoon Character Gloves
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Felt for Facial Features

The finishing touch to your Mr. Hankey costume is a felt mask. Put your DIY skills to the test by creating your own Mr. Hankey mask. Cut out Mr. Hankey’s face with brown felt and then create the eyes from white and black felt. Glue or sew the eyes onto the brown mask. Make sure to cut out some holes for your eyes so you can see while you are grossing out other party guests.


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DIY Instructions

1. Start by putting on your brown clothing. Mr. Hankey is, of course, brown from head to toe. So break out your brown pants, shirt, and shoes. Make sure to do a test run on an inconspicuous area of the fabric first to ensure the color comes out right. You can always dye your clothes with coffee or tea bags if you don’t have any brown clothing.

2. Next, it’s time to apply the body paint. Using a sponge or brush, apply an even layer of body paint over your exposed skin. Be sure to get into all the nooks and crannies! Once done, set the paint with loose powder or baby powder, so it doesn’t rub off on your clothes. 

3. Now it’s time for the finishing touches! Break out your brown accessories and get ready to transform into Mr. Hankey. Add a pair of brown suspenders or a belt to hold up your pants (remember, Mr. Hankey doesn’t wear a shirt!). Put on a pair of glasses if you have them, or draw some with black eyeliner or face paint. And don’t forget his signature green bowtie! 

4. That’s it! You’re now ready to take on the world—or at least Halloween—as everyone’s favorite Christmas poo! Just watch out for those pesky kids with toilet plunger swords…they’re always trying to ruin Mr… Hankey’s fun!


About Mr. Hankey

Mr. Hankey is a talking piece of poo who first appeared in the episode “Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo” in 1997. He is voiced by Trey Parker, one of the creators of South Park. In the episode, Mr. Hankey visits Kyle when he is feeling down and spreads holiday cheer to everyone in town.

Wrapping Up

Dressing up as Mr. Hankey is a great way to show your love for South Park while also getting into the holiday spirit! With just a few simple supplies and some easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll be transformed into everyone’s favorite Christmas poo in no time! So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start spreading holiday cheer… Mr. Hankey style!

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