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Outfit Ideas for Universal Studios (That Don’t Involve Harry Potter!)

Outfit Ideas for Universal Studios

While the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is certainly our favorite part of Universal Studios, we understand that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. A lot of people relate Hogsmeade to Universal and might think that it’s a large part of the park, but it’s really not! It’s a highly immersive part of the theme park, and IF you are a fan, it’s not to be missed. But, it’s located in a small corner and usually highly congested. So, if you’re visiting Universal this summer and want to still theme your outfits to this park, you have plenty of options! We’re going to give you 5 themes and outfit ideas for Universal Studios that don’t involve Harry Potter! If you are looking for some Wizarding outfits, you can find those here.


If you are a Despicable Me fan, Universal Studios has you covered. Minion Land has everything you need to feel like you’re a part of Gru’s crew. Complete with character meets, dance parties, rides, and themed food spots, there is plenty for you to explore through this part of the theme park. These outfit ideas are based around the Minions with those iconic blue and yellow colors. Throw in some banana accessories, and you are set to take some photos with Minions, Gru, Edith, Agnes, and Margo!


Universal Studios opened a new section of the park this summer called DreamWorks Land. Here, you can find a Trolls themed roller coaster, hang out with Shrek in the swamp, and become a Kung Fu Warrior with lessons from Po! There are also some play areas and themed foods located in this spot. It’s a great place for the littles, which was much needed at Universal! These outfit ideas were inspired by the main characters of these movies, but there are so many fun and different directions you can take with this theme!

Men in Black

Don’t ask me why, but I LOVE the Men in Black franchise. I also have a very fond memory of riding this ride with Lauren for the first time. This outfit idea is a great way to stay on theme in a subtle way. Men In Black doesn’t have a section of the park dedicated to it, but the ride, Alien Attack, is fun and very quirky. And sometimes, you can get a free behind-the-scenes tour and take photos in the Immigration Room! You can read more about this experience at Touring Plans.

Men in Black outfit idea for Universal Studios


To be honest, this outfit idea has a lot to do with nostalgia. Not only did I love this movie (even though the corn scene terrified me), but I remember riding this ride as a child and thinking that it was the coolest thing I’d ever seen. The team member saw how excited I was to ride and let me sit in the front with E.T.’s basket! At the time, this ride was one of a kind, but I feel like its days might be numbered. So, if you love this adorable alien who stole all of our hearts, make sure you check out E.T. Adventure.

E.T. outfit idea for Universal Studios


This outfit idea was inspired by the ride Transformers: The Ride 3D. I chickened out on this ride due to motion sickness, but from what I have been told, fans of this franchise will enjoy it. However, you don’t have to get on this attraction to enjoy a meet and greet from your favorite Autobots and Decepticon! Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, and even Megatron can be found outside of this ride for photo opportunities. These characters are truly spectacular, and these meet and greets can be very entertaining to watch, as the Transformers often love poking fun at us humans.

Transformer outfit idea for Universal Studios

Of course, there are even more fun ideas. The Simpsons would be a really great choice, and even a NYC tourist outfit would be fun for Jimmy Fallon’s Race Through New York! But, the ultimate challenge might be Fast & Furious. That attraction is WILD and definitely worthy of a ride at least once, but an outfit might be a different story. 😆

We hope you are able to find plenty of outfit inspiration for your next trip! And if you need further help with your outfit planning, book a session with us here! We’d love to create the perfect outfit for you or your family. 

And remember, theme park fashion doesn’t have to be complicated, it just has to make you smile!

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