How To Make Doom Slayer For Cosplay

How To Make Doom Slayer For Cosplay

Are you a big fan of Doom Eternal? If you are, then we’re sure Doom Slayer is your favorite character. Because why not? He’s the most powerful demon destroyer in the galaxy. He is also known as the Slayer, Doom Marine, or Doomguy. The Doom Slayer cosplay community has surely spent time and effort in creating their very own version of the newest Praetor suit as well as the original armor.

If you play this popular shooter, you already know that the Praetor suit looks a bit complicated and might be hard to create from scratch. I understand that most would prefer buying a costume over going through the process of making this galaxy’s demon destroyer cosplay costume. But, where’s the fun in that? If you’re up for the challenge, let’s take a look at how we can recreate the Doom Slayer cosplay costume.

What Is Doom Eternal?

What Is Doom Eternal

Okay, most of you who are reading this post already know what Doom Eternal is. But for sure, not everyone here knows exactly what it is, but was probably just got interested in Doomguy’s costume. So, for the sake of those who are looking for more information about The Slayer and Doom Eternal, here is some helpful information that you may want to know.

Doom Eternal was published by Bethesda Softworks and was developed by id Software. It’s a first-person shooter game and is part of the Doom series. It is the 5th main game and the sequel to Doom which was released in 2016. The game became available for Stadia, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows in March 2020. Doom Eternal won Best Action Game and Game of the Year at The Game Awards for 2020.

Guide To Making Doom Slayer Costume For Cosplay

Guide To Making Doom Slayer Costume For Cosplay

The Slayer costume may seem like a difficult project to work on. You have probably searched the internet to learn how to make one, but it is really hard to get relevant results. What’s more, some sites are just spam or click baits to get more views. A Doom Marine costume may look very complicated, but with good imagination and resourcefulness, there will always be a simple way to recreate it.

Prepare The Materials Needed

This costume has gone through different updates over the years but you might want to look like his original form. For this Doom Slayer’s costume for cosplay & Halloween, you will need things like olive green pants, a tight green shirt, boots, tactical gloves, green paint, vest, and armor. We’ll share how you can look like the original form of Doom Slayer right below.

Base Outfit

You can start by wearing a fitted green shirt and pair it with olive green pants as the base of your outfit. Next is to look for a pair of sturdy black tactical boots and then match them with a pair of black tactical gloves. If you don’t have any of these items at your home, then you can always shop these things online.


For the Doom Slayer’s armor, you can wear a motorcycle vest. Don’t forget to paint your armor with a shade of green acrylic paint. If you want to make your own armor and other pieces, you can do it by using EVA foam. There are a lot of good options for templates for building from EVA Foam Doomguy body armor that you can find on Etsy. Just visit Etsy and just search for the EVA foam armor doomguy template, and you’ll see many results that sell these types of patterns that you can make on your own.


Next is the Slayer’s helmet. For this, you also have the option to buy or to make one. There are many online sites that sell this type of helmet but if you are feeling crafty, then you can always make your own version. Again, you can visit Etsy for some DIY EVA foam helmets.


Lastly is your weapon. Doomguy has a lot of weapons but the easiest to replicate is his Combat shotgun. If you look on Etsy and other online stores, this weapon can be somewhat expensive. But you can always buy a toy shotgun that looks similar to his weapon and improve it.

Dressing up in a Praetor Suit is not as hard as it seems. Of course, you can always improve this costume according to your taste. You can also ask for help from other cosplayers if you think the process is too tedious. The best place to obtain recommendations and other tips is through cosplay online communities. You can create an account in order to join different groups online. Try to use this idea at your next cosplay event and share it with your friends.

Tips On Doom Slayer Suit

Tips On Doom Slayer Suit

If you’ve ever thought of becoming Doomguy and want to make the most out of it, here are some things to help you out.

  • Search online for different versions of his costume until you chance upon something that you think you can actually make
  • Join online communities and ask for recommendations from other professional cosplayers if there are some parts of the costume that you don’t understand
  • You can find different patterns online if you need one. Etsy is a good place to start.
  • When creating the costume, make sure you have several pictures of Doom Slayer in different angles, so you won’t miss out on any details
  • When using paint, be sure to wait for it to dry out before trying the costume on or adding other details.
  • It may take some time to finish his costume if you’re using a complicated pattern or guide, so patience is a virtue. Don’t speed up the process for the best result.

Related Questions

Related Questions

Is Doom Slayer a boy or girl?

Doom Slayer is a fictional male character created by developer id Software. According to Hugo Martin, who is the director of Doom Eternal, a girl Doomguy was almost added, but the team canceled because it would not be right and a girl space marine in the Doom universe is not a completely novel concept.

Can you customize Doomguy?

Yes, it is possible to customize Doomguy. However, you need to quit the game if you want to equip his classic skin. From settings or the main menu, find the “Customize” option and click it. From there, you will find a menu listing with the Slayer and his foes. Every character in the list has its customizable options.

Are Doom Slayer and Doomguy the same?

Yes, Doom Slayer and Doomguy are the same. There is no definite answer on how the Doomguy became the Doom Slayer, but a lot of fans speculate and agree that it happened right after the events of Doom 64.

Is Doom Slayer Immortal?

Yes, Doom Slayer is immortal. His being immortal has been hinted at on three occasions. First is when Samuel Hayden said that he could not kill the Slayer no matter how hard he tried. The second one is when the Khan Maykr downright said that Doomguy was once immortal, which can be meant that he is indeed immortal, and lastly, it was confirmed in the Slayer Testament IV.

Do you agree that the guide above is one of the easiest and most practical ways to make his costume? While there are so many options online and information on how to turn into Doom Slayer, we’re sure this is the easiest. Most tutorials would involve things like 3D printers and patterns that are too expensive and would take several days or weeks to finish. Again, if you don’t want to spend too much time on a costume, you can always buy one. Just be prepared to pay a premium. We hope we were able to help you with this content.

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Lisa Hayden-Matthews

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