Items You’ll Need Cosplay Jafar
- Aladdin Jafar Villain Costume
- Jafar Hat
- Iago Plush Doll
- King Cobra Walking Stick
- Genie Lamp
- Deluxe Vampire Cape
- Elf Shoes
Best Jafar Costume Guide
Jafar is the wicked Royal Vizier to Sultan Hamid of Agrabah in the 1992 Disney animated classic, Aladdin. As a high ranking political advisor, he is one of the most deadly villains in the Disney universe. Jafar is a masterful manipulator that gains the trust of everybody around him while making plans to rule Agrabah as the most powerful sorcerer in the world.
Dressing up like Jafar is as royal as it gets. First, dress up in an Aladdin Jafar Villain Costume along with his signature red cloak, the Deluxe Vampire Cape. Put on his iconic red turban, the Jafar Hat. Your feet should be covered in Elf Shoes, pointed shoes of the olden days. Finally, his trusty King Cobra Magic Stick is an absolute must to curse your enemies. An Iago Plush Doll should be on your shoulder and of course, the Genie Lamp to make all your evil schemes a reality!
Jafar Cosplay Costumes
To convincingly cosplay Jafar, you’ll need two things. An evil plan and a twirly beard. The costume itself is fairly easy to put on, with just a single luxurious robe and a long swishing cloak. But if you want to get a bit more creative, try getting hold of a real precious stone to put on your red Jafar Hat. And putting a few rings on your fingers will compliment the costume nicely.
You’ll need a few prisoners by your side to complete the scene. Why not get some friends to dress up as the Genie, Princess Jasmine, The Sultan or even Aladdin the “diamond in the rough.” Even though highly unlikely, you can cosplay as companions. An even better idea would be to recreate fight scenes pitting yourself against Aladdin and Jasmine, with the Genie on your side! And if you’re here for some inspiration, check out the photo gallery too see how other fellow cosplayers are dressing up.
Jafar is the main antagonist of Disney’s 1992 animated feature film Aladdin. As Royal Vizier of Agrabah, he was presented as the Sultan’s most trusted and loyal advisor. In truth, the imperious Jafar held passionate disdain for the Sultan. He dedicated the latter half of his life to gaining ownership of a magic lamp containing an all-powerful genie — to that end, Jafar would control cosmic power, which he would use to overtake the throne and the world at large.
Jafar is loosely based on the wicked sorcerer and vizier from the Aladdin folk tale in the One Thousand and One Nights collection of stories. With an elegant, yet cheeky approach to villainy, coupled with a dry sense of humor and menace, Jafar is amongst Disney’s most renowned villains, and would later feature as a primary member of the Disney Villains franchise.
Jafar was brought up among the poor of Agrabah, much like Aladdin. But as we can see, both took to their sufferings with a different attitude. Jafar grew up to be an evil, sadistic villain, with a mission to become ruler over Agrabah and overthrow the kind, innocent Sultan under whom he works as a Royal Vizier.
Jafar has an annoying pet parrot called Iago who does Jafar’s evil biddings while teasing and insulting prisoners. Overall, he acts as a disposable servant to Jafar. He is also attracted to the Sultan’s beautiful daughter, Jasmine. He feels no love for Jasmine herself, but only her physical beauty.
While an expert in arcane practices, Jafar gains magical powers later in life. He succeeds in becoming the most powerful sorcerer in the world with the help of Genie’s three wishes but is still eventually defeated by Aladdin. But even before becoming all-powerful, Jafar was extremely cunning, intelligent and masterful at disguising himself to achieve his goals. He is the ultimate villain and a great character to cosplay for someone looking to express their evil side!