Creating your own The Handler Costume from the hit Umbrella Academy show will be pretty simple and a great option for a group cosplay!

The Character:

Perhaps the most enigmatic character in The Umbrella Academy cast, known only as The Handler, she is the time-traveling leader of the secret organization known as “The Commission.” Tasked with making sure that the pivotal events of history unfold in a pre-destined way, the organization ensures that everything happens according to plan. Whose plan this is remains unknown.  With a signature vintage style, The Handler propels the plot forward by both saving, employing and hunting the umbrella academy member simply known as Five.

Portrayed by: Kate Walsh

The Handler Costume Parts:

  • Regular Character outfit:
    • Vintage Short Blonde Wig
    • Vintage Black Coat
    • Black Fascinator
    • Red Lipstick + Nail Polish
    • Fingerless Gloves, Black
    • Prop Cigarette with Long Filter
    • Red Heels
    • Prop Gun
    • Large, Black Briefcase
Vintage Short Blonde Wig
Black Fascinator
Red Lipstick
Black Briefcase
Vintage Coat
Cigarette Filter Prop
Black Fingerless Gloves
Red Nail Polish
Red Heels

The Umbrella Academy Background:

The Umbrella Academy has amassed massive popularity with the debut of the 2019 Netflix series, inspired by the comic series written by My Chemical Romances’ Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá. Currently, the series is comprised of 3 volumes, titled Apocalypse Suite, Dallas and Hotel Oblivion. Initial comic release spanned from 2006 to as recently as this year. A hit Netflix adaptation premiered in February 2009 and its massive popularity is showing no sign of slowing down.

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