Reze from Chainsaw Man

In Chainsaw Man, Lady Reze is a Bomb Devil Hybrid featured in the Bomb Girl arc. When posing as a civilian, she wears a choker that conceals a grenade pin. When she pulls on it, Reze transforms into a form that resembles the atomic bomb. Initially, Reze appears as a kind girl who harbors a crush on Denji. Later it’s revealed that it was all just an act.

Kate Dibiasky from Don’t Look Up

In the Netflix satirical film Don’t Look Up, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Kate Dibiasky, an astronomy Ph.D. student who discovers a massive comet hurtling toward earth. Kate goes on a campaign with Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) to warn humanity of the impending extinction event. Unfortunately for the astronomer duo and for all life on earth, their warning is not taken seriously. Kate spends the entirety of the film freaking out, but definitely looks cool while doing it. The film’s costume designer went for a punk-scientist look, giving Kate a double nostril piercing and red bob with shaved temples and micro-bangs. See the below guide inspired by Kate’s most memorable outfits. I recommend the leopard print if you’re in a *f— it we’re all gonna die* kinda mood. Who knows, maybe Timothée Chalamet will show up and let you make out with him.

Carmina Mora from Dead by Daylight

Carmina Mora from Dead by Daylight

Carmina Mora, aka The Artist, was a young artist and Chilean political revolutionary who grew up in a troubled home where it seemed like her only allies were the crows (which she did not realize were servants of the Entity of Dead by Daylight). She used her art to assuage the guilt of her younger brother’s death and to fight against political corruption and the disappearance of artists under their regime. Unfortunately, she and her friends were eventually kidnapped and tortured, Carmina herself getting her tongue and hands cut off. As she lay dying, the crows came to save her, only to swarm without mercy on Carmina’s tormentors and friends alike. Carmina ended up lost in her own guilt and now is crow-like in appearance, save for her inky hands, now the weapons of destruction for the Entity instead of tools to create and inspire.

A once beautiful and artistic woman, Carmina’s tight red dress is now torn and covered in feather-like leather pieces, which can be recreated by hand or by repurposing leather pauldrons. You can use liquid black liner to imitate the inky steaks on her face/body and latex gloves to imitate her inky arms.

Cosplayer's Guide to Colored Contacts

A Cosplayer’s Guide to Colored Contacts

A dedicated cosplay means a fabric choice or dye job can make all the difference. Even super specific things, such […]

pepa madrigal from encanto

Pepa Madrigal from Encanto

Pepa Madrigal (voiced by Carolina Gaitán) is a member of the magical Madrigal family in the Disney animated film Encanto.  The aunt of Mirabel, Isabela, and Luisa, Pepa possesses a magical power that allows her to control the weather.  Her husband, Félix, has no magical ability of his own, but his fun-loving attitude helps balance out his wife’s moods so her powers don’t get out of control.  It’s pretty easy to find Pepa’s dress made for a children’s costume, but if you’re looking to create her outfit as an adult, focus on finding dresses with similar colors and silhouettes like yellows and oranges with ruffles.

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Clarence Francis “Kick” Buttowski from Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil

Clarence Francis “Kick” Buttowski (voiced by Charlie Schlatter) is the protagonist of the Disney Channel series Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil.  Kick is a stubborn ten-year-old obsessed with becoming the world’s greatest daredevil stuntman.  Kick’s costume consists of a white jumpsuit and helmet with yellow booties and gloves.  If you’d like to add the red stripe to your jumpsuit, a little red fabric paint and a steady hand can get the job done, as long as you leave your costume enough time to dry.

Alph from Pikmin 3

Alph from Pikmin 3

Alph is the solid, sweet, dependable sort. The most loyal engineer any captain could ask for, he is also a great cosplay option for Nintendo fans.

A white shirt, a pair of white pants, and white shoes with blue soles make up the basis of Alph’s costume. Blue fabric paint adds the details to the top while complementing the blue gloves that Alph wears. Temporary blue hair dye gives you Alph’s hairstyle. To complete his look and get you an acrylic head bubble, check on YouTube for tutorials to affix a thick silver wire to the top of the bubble as well as tutorials to safely widen the neck holes if necessary. Then wrap the blue LED lights around the wire and glue the battery pack out of sight at the back of the bubble behind your head.

Tawny Madison-Gwen DeMaerco from Galaxy Quest

Tawny Madison / Gwen DeMarco from Galaxy Quest

Played to perfection by Sigourney Weaver, Gwen DeMarco is the perfect “Galaxy Quest” parody to every communications officer in Star Trek. Woefully under-appreciated despite a talent for alien languages, communications officers are usually accused of just “repeating the computer”. And DeMarco is sick of it!

You might not be headed for a starship, but you can still get DeMarco’s look. Start with a blonde wig, a red tank top, and grey boots. Snag a grey flight suit and some red paint for the details of a Galaxy quest suit. Add on a Galaxy Quest patch, grab your communicator, and you’re ready to go.

john b from outer banks

John B. from Outer Banks

John Booker Routledge, more often called John B (played by Chase Stokes), is the main protagonist of the Netflix series Outer Banks.  John is obsessed with discovering the secrets surrounding his father’s disappearance and is the charismatic leader of the Pogues, a close-knit group of friends from the south side of the Outer Banks.  You can certainly find several of John’s exact costume pieces, as long as you’re willing to pay for some of them.  But to recreate his vibe, you’ll want to focus on breathable fabrics perfect for a day at the beach.