King Triton Costume

If you want to dress up in a King Triton costume this Halloween, look at what I have found that will ensure that everyone who sees you knows you are the King of the Sea. King Triton is king not only of the mermaids in his land, but of the very sea itself. He is a powerful being who has the power to rule the waters he lives in. The source of Triton’s power comes from his trident, the fork-shaped staff he carries with him.

Triton is also the father of one very famous mermaid, Ariel. He may rule all mermaids, but he is usually helpless when it comes to ruling his own daughter. In the end, though, father and daughter come to understand and respect each other, even if they choose very different paths. I will admit one thing up front that the costume seen below does not have. It is lacking a merman’s tail. I suspect that is because real men don’t wear tails…

King Triton Costume

Some people mistakenly believe that Triton is also known by the name of Poseidon. This is incorrect. Poseidon is actually Triton’s father in Greek mythology. Nor is Triton the same as Neptune, who was the Roman version of Poseidon. But all three are gods of the seas. That being said, the costumes for all three gods will work perfectly as a King Triton costume.

King Triton costume

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Wig And Beard

There are plenty of sets that are intended for wizard costumes that will work perfectly for Triton. The reason wizard beard/wig sets work well is because the hair for both is long and white, as is traditionally seen on Triton. You can choose one that looks like Disney's version of Triton (on the left) or go with a style that has a longer beard and hair (on the right).

King Triton wig and beard set

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Wig and beard set for a King Triton costume

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Wrist Cuffs

King Triton is almost always seen wearing what looks like gold armbands. They are actually called wrist cuffs. However, if you search Amazon for either phrase you will get two very different results. If you click the image on the left you will see armbands, and if you click the image on the right you will see wrist cuffs.

Wrist cuffs for a King Triton costume

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Sandals

Okay, this is a bit of a toughie. King Triton is a merman who does not have feet. So, what to do with yours? My recommendation is to wear Roman style sandals, sometimes called gladiator sandals, since they go well with the rest of the look of a King Triton costume. This style of shoe is based on the type of shoes that were worn in Ancient Greece, and Triton was a minor Greek god from mythology.

Sandals for a King Triton costume

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Trident

No self respecting King Triton would be caught anywhere in the seven seas without his trident. In fact, if he did lose his trident, he would also lose most, if not all, of his powers. If you are in need of a trident for your costume, take a look at the available styles. You are sure to find the trident that best expresses who you are as the King.

Trident for a King Triton costume

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