Anime

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 (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.

Ryuji Ayukawa

Ryuji Ayukawa is a character in the manga Blue Period. Illustrated by Tsbuasa Yamaguchi, the series was serialized in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine and has been collected in ten volumes. Also known as Yukachan, they are Yatora’s classmate and member of the art club. They invite Yatora to join the art club, which motivates his passion for painting. Ryuji specializes in Japanese art. When painting, they prefer to wear a French maid apron which matches their cute, feminine style. According to the LGBT character wiki, Ryuji is bisexual and non-binary.

Yotasuke Takahashi

Yotasuke Takahashi is a character of the manga Blue Period. Illustrated by Tsbuasa Yamaguchi, the series was serialized in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine and has been collected in ten volumes. Also known as Sekai-kun, he is a student at Tokyo University of the Arts. He previously attended Yatora’s school. Despite his shy personality, Yotasuke is actually blunt and temperamental. He is very confident in his art abilities.

Haruka Hashida

Haruka Hashida is the a character of the manga Blue Period. Illustrated by Tsbuasa Yamaguchi, the series was serialized in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine and has been collected in ten volumes. He previously attended Yatora’s school and he now attends Tama Art University. Cheerful and aloof, he has a strange fetish for art.

Maki Kuwana

Maki Kuwana is a character in the manga Blue Period. Illustrated by Tsbuasa Yamaguchi, the series was serialized in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine and has been collected in ten volumes. She attended the same school as Yatora. While seemingly positive, Maki feels inferior compared to her older sister. Her lack of self confidence prevents her from seeing how her artistic innovations inspire others. She is very friendly and caring as well, as displayed through sharing her lunch with students.