Anime

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.

Kyousuke Natsume

Kyousuke Natsume is a character in the anime Little Busters. He is the leader and original founder of the group of the same name. Originally, the group fought evil and preserved justice, although now they do anything like operations, pranks, and challenges. They also play baseball. Kyosuke is known for his intense red eyes that burn like embers. Rin Natsume is his younger brother by a year.

Ikumi Mito from Food Wars

Ikumi Mito from Food Wars

In Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Ikumi Mito is rivals with Soma Yukihira. After she loses a Shokugeki to him, they become allies. While the other students wear standard school uniforms, Ikumi modifies hers to show some skin, tying her shirt and wearing a bikini top underneath.

Asami's Formal Look from Legend of Korra

Asami’s Formal Dress from Legend of Korra

Asami (voiced by Seychelle Gabriel) is probably the most mature and steady of Korra’s group. She carries herself with a sense of calm and collected poise that runs counter to the chaos the group so often experiences. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have her breaking point or that she doesn’t feel deeply for her people, and for Korra most of all.

Asami is fashion-forward and has several looks throughout the series. But her formal look is one of her most striking and it is one that can be replicated with just a little DIY. A high-collared sleeveless red gown can be altered with just a few snips at the neckline to create the keyhole in the chest and the curved angle of collar similar to Asami’s gown. Fabric Fusion will glue the seams down from the cut edges, creating a smooth finish in the area and preventing any runs or fraying. And it can be used to glue on a bow made of burgundy cord.

With that bit of DIY done, all you need is a long brown wig, gold decorative hair clips, stacked gold bracelets, and vintage-style black heels.

sir crocodile from one piece

Sir Crocodile from One Piece

Sir Crocodile (voiced by Ryūzaburō Ōtomo in Japanese and John Swasey in English), is one of the antagonists of the anime series One Piece.  Formerly known as “Mr. 0,” Sir Crocodile once worked alongside Nico Robin.  He’s also the first person to totally defeat Luffy during the course of the series.  Sir Crocodile wears a long coat with fur trim and sports a large gold hook on his left hand.  Use an eyebrow pencil to recreate the long, stitched scar that runs across his face and if you aren’t a cigar smoker, a false one will easily get the job done instead.

ggk from carole and tuesday

GGK from Carole and Tuesday

GGK (voiced in Japanese by Misaki Kuno and in English by Mela Lee with singing vocals by Madison McFerrin) is a character in the anime series Carole and Tuesday.  GGK is an eccentric contestant on the Mars’ Brightest talent show, claiming to be a vessel through which the universe itself sings.  During her performances, her all black costume shimmers like it’s part of the fabric of the universe, while she claims the red dot on her forehead is actually her third eye.

Calaveras from Sailor Moon

Calaveras from Sailor Moon

Calaveras is a frightening foe. She is the Black Moon Clan’s answer to Sailor Venus with the strength and drive to prove it  Her fearsome whip is no easy weapon to face down and if she were to ever cooperate with her sisters, it would be a dark day for the Sailor Scouts.

The first step to developing a Calaveras cosplay is to get a long brunette wig and style the hair into a bun, then attach a large gold bow on top. You’ll then want black crystal earrings and face paint markers for the black crescent moon. Gold cuffs, a gold bustier, gold boots, and a red pleated skirt round out her look. And of course you’ll want your trusty whip. Just be sure and check convention regulations before taking it inside an event.

Hungary Hetalia

Hungary from Hetalia

Elizabeta Hedervary, also known as Hungary, is a supporting character in Hetalia: Axis Powers. She is known for her tomboyish interests and personality. In contrast to Italy, who had been thought to be a girl, she had been mistaken for a boy. Other countries fear her because they claim she carries bad luck. Despite her brazen and sometimes aggressive behavior, Hungary has a feminine side, hence her maid outfit. Austria is her ex-husband.

Miku from The Way of the Househusband

Miku is a character in the manga The Way of the Househusband. Written and illustrated by Kousuke Ono, it was published in the magazine Kurage Bunch since 2018, and was adapted into a live-action drama by Nippon TV in 2020. A year later, an anime adaptation was released on Netflix. Miku is a career oriented designer with a strong work ethic. She is Tatsu’s wife, and in the TV drama, she has a daughter named Himawari. Her big secret is that she is an otaku.

Tatsu from The Way of the Househusband

Tatsu is the main character in the manga The Way of the Househusband. Written and illustrated by Kousuke Ono, it was published in the magazine Kurage Bunch since 2018, and was adapted into a live-action drama by Nippon TV in 2020. A year later, an anime adaptation was released on Netflix. Known as the “Immortal Dragon,” Tatsu is an infamous, intimidating yakuza boss. He retires from crime to support his career wife, Miku. As a result, he assumes the domestic responsibilities. This leads to comedic scenarios given his formidable appearance and background. The manga also follows his encounters with old yakuza associates and rivals.