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Can You Dress Up at Universal Studios? | Explained

Universal Studios is one of the most fun places on earth featuring amazing experiences such as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the Simpsons Land, and the Mardi Gras parade.

Due to this, many guests often wonder if you can dress up at Universal Studios. In this page, we will cover everything.

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Can You Dress Up at Universal Studios?

You can absolutely dress up at Universal Studios, but there are certain guidelines that you must follow. No costume masks & weapons are allowed, and you may not dress like a Universal team member. You are able to wear a robe at Universal Studios and IOA.

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In fact, when you walk around the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you'll see dozens of people wearing robes on Diagon Alley and inside of the stores.

However, you'll want to read the Universal costume guidelines very carefully, due to if your costume does not comply (knowingly or unknowingly), you may be asked to change into something else, or have to leave the park.

Universal has laid out the following rules regarding costumes below:

No costume masks, veils, long trains, live animals, swords or weaponry are permitted. Face coverings worn for medical or health reasons are permitted. Any home-crafted wands must be rounded on either end and must be appropriate in nature.
Costumes cannot exceed 28” (inches) wide x 80” (inches) high to meet Universal Orlando’s metal detection regulations. Costumes are subject to secondary x-ray screening. Universal Orlando will have sole discretion to decide whether an item is permissible. Any item deemed inappropriate will be turned over by the owner and may be retrieved at the end of the day at the Universal CityWalk hub.
If a guest is spotted in a costume that is not deemed permissible, he or she will be asked to either remove the costume and change into something more appropriate, or exit the park.
Costumed guests may not give the impression that they are Universal Orlando Team Members. To ensure guests' safety, some costumes may not be permitted on certain attractions.

    No Costumes During Halloween Horror Nights

    You should be aware that no costumes are allowed during Halloween Horror nights which normally take place between September through the end of October. For this event, team members will be dressed up themselves and it would cause confusion if guests were also able to dress up.


    Costumes in the Heat

    When considering whether or not to dress up during your visit, it would be wise to check the forecasted weather of the day that you're planning to visit. Many people who wear costumes quickly realize that it can get hot (and sweaty) within minutes.

    At the very least, you'll want to bring an extra change of clothes in case that you decide to cut your costume time early. 

    In the worst case scenario, the weather was pleasant and your extra clothes were stored in a locker all-day, and in a best case scenario you were able to use the extra pair of clothes to save you from the heat.

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