Yakshagana costumes are rich in color. Yakshagana artist himself adept the costumes and makeup.

Over the Kavacha, the tight upper banian and Challana, the tight trousers, every performer wears a full sleeved upper garment usually in green or red. the girth of the character will be increased three fold with the help of thick sheets of cloth or sarees tied round the body. Mahishasura will have dark makeup with horn on his head.

Costumes and makeup will take few hours depending on the kind of character they are performing.

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