Shang Tsung (Mortal Kombat) Costume for Cosplay & Halloween

He started out looking as a decrepit old man in Mortal Kombat but that just goes to say to never judge someone’s abilities by the way they look. Shang Tsung is one of the most powerful sorcerers in the franchise and is a hard boss to defeat.

This cunning and intellectual man started to look younger in the newer versions of the game and one of his most famous outfits is his yellow and black one from Mortal Kombat II. Here he looks more like a fierce martial artist rather than a sorcerer due to his black and yellow karate pants and top. Here’s everything you need to look like Shang Tsung.

How to Dress Like the Cunning Shang Tsung Costume

Shang Tsung Cosplay & Costume Guide
# Item Description
1 Loose Black Pants Even with extraordinary abilities, Shang Tsung still needs to be a master in physical fighting so he prefers wearing loose black pants for more mobility.
2 Black Fabric Shang Tsung’s top only has two thick black fabrics sewn vertically to the waistband of his pants. To make this, cut two thick black strips of fabric and follow the next step below.
3 Yellow Fabric Once you’ve cut out black strips, do this again with the yellow strips but add half an inch more on the sides. Then sew this two strips vertically in front and at the back of your pants’ waistband. Use the yellow fabric as accessories for Shang Tsung’s leg and arm warmers, as well.
4 Plain Black Sneakers To match with his yellow and black motif, Shang Tsung chose to wear a pair of plain black sneakers.
5 Black Mesh Cap It might have been a trend in the past so Shang Tsung wore a black mesh cap on top of his head.
6 Fake Mustache To perfectly look like Shang Tsung, you need to wear a fake mustache. Just trim this set to the thin size that he sports.

About Shang Tsung

Like many of the characters in this franchise, Shang Tsung was played by a lot of actors throughout the years. But since his most popular costume today is his Mortal Kombat II outfit, let’s mention the actor who first wore it: Philip Ahn, M. D.

Check out these sites to read more about Shang Tsung and the other fighters from Mortal Kombat: