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Gritty

On September 24, 2018, the world was introduce to the Philadelphia Flyers’ new mascot Gritty, and the Internet has never been the same.  Gritty has become a viral sensation, thanks in large part to his appearance as a slightly off-kilter, oversized muppet.  To really take your Gritty costume to the next level, you will want to exaggerate the size of your body and accessories.  Using slippers that look like shoes, and layering your jersey and shorts over an oversized onesie will help give the appearance that you are larger than life, just like the real Gritty.  And if you don’t want to shell out for the official mascot’s jersey, a simpler replica or a jersey you already own will also suffice.

Captain Morgan

Captain Morgan is easily one of the most recognizable mascots. You don’t even have to dress like a pirate if you pull his name in a game of charades. Just put your hand on your hip and mime standing on a barrel. Most people will know exactly who you’re talking about.

And though you might not need to dress like a pirate to evoke The Captain, there’s no reason you shouldn’t! Especially on August 16, National Rum Day. Most of the pieces of his costume are pretty easy to find and can be mixed into other period costumes for an added bonus!

The first thing you need is a red and gold pirate hat. Under that you’ll want a long black wig and a black goatee. A red and gold pirate’s coat, white shirt with a ruffed collar, brown leather bandolier, and blue collared cloak make up the top half of his clothing. You’ll have to add gold edging to the cloak but gold tape should make that easy. Black breeches, a brown belt, and brown boots make up the bottom half. And of course no pirate would be complete without his saber and his pistol. You don’t need to carry a barrel with you though you can if you like. Finding anything to prop a foot on and strike a pose will do just fine!

Keebler Elf Mascot Character

Keebler Elf

The Keebler Elf is the mascot of Keebler Foods Company, a well known American cookie and cracker company.  This adorable elf is best known for advertising its E.L. Fudge and Fudge Stripe cookies. His actual name is Ernest J. “Ernie” Keebler, and he works at a bakery called the Hollow Tree Factory. He has appeared in the company’s commercials since the 1980s. Did you know there are other Keebler elves as well? Some of these elves include his family and workers at the bakery.

Queen Frostine from Candy Land

Queen Frostine from Candyland

Queen Frostine is the benevolent queen of Candy Land.  She is the wife of King Fudge and the mother of Princess Lolly. And though her costume appears simple, it is unique enough that getting it just right will take a little bit of DIY to bring the right details to your basic blue ballgown.

If you can find a scalloped skirt or apron to wear over your ballgown, then you don’t need the scalloped fabric. For those using the fabric, however, a little bit of double-sided tape will keep the material in place during your event or while you add safety pins for extra stability. Then when you’re done, you can remove the material the ballgown is back to a solid basic garment you can use with other cosplays!

Garu from Pucca

Garu from Pucca

Garu is the second main character – and main love interest – in the show Pucca. Though if you ask him, a love interest is the last thing he wants to be. Despite the heart on his shirt he is all about following his martial arts practice. And that means dressing like it. He wears tight fitting black clothes and keeps his hair styled in short pigtails. Few wigs are that short, so cosplayers will have to adjust any wig they buy. A little DIY will also be needed to attach the large heart patch to the front of the shirt, but that’s a small price to pay for cosplaying comfort!

gortons fisherman

Gorton’s Fisherman

You can trust this Gorton’s Fisherman costume will be a hit! A masculine silver fox, the Gorton’s Fisherman is ruggedly handsome and wears bright yellow gear to keep him dry and a warm navy blue sweater.

Pucca from Pucca

Pucca

Pucca is the main character of her self-titled show. She is a capable and powerful martial artist who opts to support her friend – and crush – Garu in his own martial arts pursuits. She tends to be clingy and follows him around. He isn’t too keen on this even though she saves him from trouble time and again. Like Garu, many people make the mistake of underestimating Pucca. With her black leggings, red dress, pink cheeks, and hair buns she is the epitome of cute. Just don’t make her angry!

Wendys Mascot

Smug Anime Wendy’s

You know when it’s real. Everyone will recognize you as the Wendy’s girl, aka the mascot for the fast food chain of the same name, based on founder Dave Thomas’s daughter. Back in 2017, a meme called Smug Wendy’s, or Wendy-chan was created. After @Wendy’s Twitter feed began publishing snarky responses to customers, users made an an anime-style personification of the mascot to represent the face behind the comedic sarcasm.

Cap'n Crunch

Cap’n Crunch

Captain Crunch, often shorted to Cap’n Crunch, is a cereal mascot. He is a naval officer with a blue uniform, white mustache, and bicorn hat. The original slogan in the animated commercials was: “It’s got corn for crunch, oats for punch, and it stays crunchy, even in milk.” Use a white eye pencil to color your eyebrows to match your wig. Carry a cereal bowl or box of Cap’n Crunch as optional props.

Little Debbie

Little Debbie

Little Debbie is one of the most recognizable faces in grocery stores all over the world. With delicious offerings like Swiss Rolls, Zebra Cakes, and Cosmic Brownies, this costume can be easily improved with your favorite snack. Little Debbie has short curly hair, a blue gingham dress, and a sunhat.