Tails from Sonic the Hedgehog

Tails is Sonic the Hedgehog’s faithful sidekick. The two have been through so many adventures together that listing them all here – or the voice actors, artists, and writers involved – would create a book! Needless to say Tails always has Sonic’s back and this costume will always have yours!

There are a few ways to cosplay as Tails. The first uses body paint and clothes you might find in your closet to create the color of Tails’ fur. The other uses an orange body suit and white felt for Tails’ body and face paint to create his orange and white facial features.

Both looks require white gloves, slouchy white socks, red and a white sneakers, and – of course – two tails in addition to an orange wig and fox ears.

TF2 Demoman

Demoman (voiced by Gary Schwartz) is a Scottish demolitions expert, and one of the most versatile characters in Team Fortress 2.  Typically armed with his grenade launcher and stickybomb launcher, Demoman can effectively stave off enemies, while he is also very proficient in melee combat.  The Demoman’s rockets look a lot like large the foam ammo often used in toy missile launchers, which can make them a fun addition to your costume.

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Catherine Parr from SIX! The Musical

Catherine Parr is a historical figure and character in SIX the Musical. She is the sixth and final wife of Henry VIII who survived. Her song “I Don’t Need Your Love” is a R&B ballad about having to abandon her feelings for Thomas Seymour to dutifully accept Henry’s proposal. It turns into an anthem for how she doesn’t need either of their love. In the show’s plot, Parr is the one who found the other queens and formed a pop band. Maiya Quansah-Breed starred in the original UK tour and Anne Uzele originated the role on Broadway. Use the blue holo vinyl and studded trim on the top and leggings. Want more queendom? Check out our Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard tutorials!

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Sophie Foster from Keeper of the Lost Cities

Sophie Foster is the main character of Shannon Messenger’s fantasy book series Keeper of the Lost Cities.  Sophie was raised by human parents, but her birth was the result of Project Moonlark, whereby her DNA was altered to imbue her with a wide range of powerful abilities including telepathy, polyglotism, and teleportation.  Sophie is described as being very beautiful, with brown eyes that have gold flecks in them, and long blonde hair.  Her outfits often consist of a tailcoat or top layered over leggings and boots, so you may be able to mix and match some of your own wardrobe staples with new pieces to recreate her look.

Nick Burkhardt from Grimm

Nick Burkhardt from Grimm

Nick Burkhardt (played by David Giuntoli) is a detective in for the police department of Portland, Oregon. But more than that he is a Grimm. One of a long line of monster hunters who can see Wesen (German for ‘being’ or ‘creature’ and in this case a species of supernatural creatures that appear human to everyone but a Grimm) as they really are. Unlike other Grimm, however, Nick sees Wesen as people and potential friends. It upsets the usual dynamic between Wesen and Grimm. But that just might be for the best!

Nick is a modern Grimm and that is reflected in his wardrobe. And since he’s from Portland that means he dresses in layers. These layers usually start with a brown leather jacket. Under that he wears a dark button up over a lighter shirt. Standard blue jeans in a darker wash and comfortable boots finish off his look. When he’s on the job Nick always carries his badge and service revolver worn on a belt holster. And of course as a Grimm he has a ton of Wesen research available and you’ll want to keep some at hand as well!

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Doug and LiMu Emu from Liberty Mutual

Doug and LiMu Emu

When it comes to memorable commercial spokespeople (or spokesanimals), insurance companies are oddly at the top of their game. From the original GEICO gecko and Aflac duck, to the huggable Jake from State Farm, effervescent Flo, and slick Erin Esurance. The latest entrant is Liberty Mutual, with their dynamic duo LiMu Emu and Doug, an emu and a man in matching uniforms, sunglasses and all.

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Flammadask Player from Sladderdask

Sladderdask is a game of dueling where players use sticky hands to slap their opponents.  Flammadask refers to the red sticky hands that some players use, which are meant to represent the elemental power of fire.  Different colored hands may have different elemental powers associated with them.  In the Malvin Studios Sladderdask game, the Flammadask player avatar wears a red baseball cap and a red sweater with a yellow stripe across the chest.  While finding an exact match for this sweater may be difficult, using a sweater with a different colored stripe or painting one on yourself with some yellow fabric paint can achieve the same look.

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Ray Palmer (Atom) from DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

Ray Palmer (played by Brandon Routh) was knighted Sir Raymond of the Palms by Queen Guinevere in the time of Camelot.  In the present time, he is also the real identity of the vigilante known as The Atom, as well as a successful businessman and friend to Sara Lance.  The Atom’s costume consists of a black and red exosuit.