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Elle Woods from Legally Blonde

Elle Woods is the protagonist of the movie Legally Blonde. Though she has many amazing outfits, one of the most popular is the dress she wore in court. It can be recreated with a knee-length hot pink dress and a pale pink ribbon belt. Layering a rhinestone belt over that creates the dual effect of Elle’s original dress. Strappy pink heels that match the ribbon belt and a blonde wig complete the look, though this cosplay also requires a full face of makeup as well as a manicure and pedicure as it is Elle’s signature look.

Strawberry Shortcake from Berry Bitty Adventures

Strawberry Shortcake has been a childhood staple since her introduction in the 1980s. Her Berry Bitty line was part of the 2009 relaunch and led not only to new toys and movies but to a whole new look for Strawberry Shortcake and her friends. In this version, Strawberry Shortcake has traded her bonnet for a cap and her dress for a skirt, top, and striped tights.

Most of the costume is easy to put together, but the line was short-lived and finding the hate premade is next to impossible. Thankfully, it is fairly easy to recreate. All you need is a pink newsboy cap, some green paint for the bill, and pink felt dots to cut into ovals for the strawberry seeds. A white ribbon just above the bill of the hat completes the look. As long as you have a glue gun and some extra time you can make your own cap to finish off this look!

Doomer Girl Meme

Doomer Girl

The Doomer Girl meme is one of a series of memes. She is supposed to represent the emo or goth girls that became much more common in the early part of the Millennium. In some cases she is used to deride such women but in other cases she is used to demonstrate their viewpoints and reactions to things.

This is why she has black hair and very simple makeup with almost no color except her pink blush. And although the meme is very pale, the blush used in this example works on all skin tones! A pendant choker and black sweater rounds out the visible parts of the meme while the meme’s use helps fill in the rest. Black pants with laces up the side and black velvet boots with chunky heels are all perfect for this aesthetic and finish out the meme for a head-to-toe costume.

Llewyn Davis from Inside Llewynn Davis

Llewyn Davis from Inside Llewynn Davis

Llewyn Davis (played by Oscar Isaac) is a struggling folk musician on the edge of a breakdown. He bounces between his dreams and harsh reality during the winter of 1969. These unsteady course takes him back to old friends, old lovers, and old wounds that he hasn’t properly seen to. Through the ups and downs of the music industry – and what happens when he can’t break into it – Llewyn has to figure himself out or risk losing it all. His costume is a simple daily look from the ’60s, rounded by his ever-present guitar case and the cat that acts as his companion through most of the movie.

Harley Quinn from Birds of Prey

Harley Quinn from Birds of Prey

Harley Quinn aka Harleen Quinzel (played by Margot Robbie) is one of the most fascinating women the DC universe. She started as a love interest and henchwoman to the Joker and later gained her independence. When and how varies from comic run to comic run or show to show. But every time she finds her way to independence and the results are wild, a little dangerous, and always fun. Birds of Prey is the newest addition to Harley’s canon exploits and it is set to be a wild ride. She fully embraces her own unique style in this film. That means a crazy combination of crushed velvet with caution tape and some star-spangled shorts for good measure. Nothing quite matches but with Harley’s wild nature just brings it all together anyway!

Luz Noceda from The Owl House

Luz Noceda from The Owl House

Luz Noceda (voiced by Sarah-Nicole Robles) is the 14 year old main character of Disney’s The Owl House. She enjoys the creepier and odder things in life which alienates her from the kids at school. It makes her perfect for the Owl House, however.

She dresses casually in slip-on white shoes, black leggings, and a pair of cuffed high-waisted shorts. She also wears a white and bluish-purple hoody with cat ears on the hood. Such hoodies aren’t readily available, but fans can achieve the look with Rit dye and a white hoody! Black stud earrings and the Owl staff complete Luz’s look. Just be sure to have a handle ready for the staff, as most Etsy sellers only sell the owl topper.

Jacob Seed from Far Cry 5

Jacob Seed from Far Cry 5

Jacob Seed (voiced by Mark Pellegrino) is a secondary antagonist in one of the more controversial Far Cry installments. He’s a member of a fringe religious and survivalist cult known as Eden’s Gate. He is their “protector” or “enforcer” which means he recruits new members through force. He also brainwashes members so that they can be cued to violence with nothing more than a song.

He is a military veteran suffering from PTSD among other issues. These lead him to commit himself fully to Eden’s Gate and their survivalist mentality. He is always armed with at least a large knife and still wears his dog tags and his army jacket. For a fully authentic look, fans can special order name patches and dog tags that say “Seed” as well as the rest of his information.

The rest of his costume consists of black combat boots, dark jeans, and a grey t-shirt as well as a survival whistle and lucky rabbit’s foot on a chain around his neck.

Vision from WandaVision

Vision from WandaVision

Audiences last saw Vision (played by Paul Bettany) in Avengers: Infinity War where he gave his life to try and stop the mad Titan, Thanos. Though fans don’t yet know how, Vision will return in the Disney+ series WandaVision alongside his comic canon love, Wanda Maximoff (played by Elizabeth Olsen). Despite the lack of details, fans are excited to see Bettany reprise his role as the level-headed android. And thanks to a Disney+ Super Bowl ad, there is at least some hint to how he fits into the show! Although he was only seen in bits and pieces, it’s clear that Vision will appear in several different time periods, the most obvious of which are the ’50s and the ’80s, seen here. Both looks are understated and will come down to makeup. Just remember to use black and white makeup and a white mind stone if you opt for the ’50s look!

Wanda Maximoff from WandaVision

Wanda Maximoff from WandaVision

Wanda Maximoff (played by Elizabeth Olsen) is one of the longest-standing women in the MCU. And after suffering the loss of both Tony and Natasha in Endgame as well as her brother Pietro and her lover Vision in earlier movies, fans weren’t certain how Wanda would handle her grief. The answers, it seems, will come in the Disney+ show WandaVision. And while details are sparse, a Super Bowl ad gave fans a few teasers. Wanda and Vision appear to be reunited and living in domestic bliss that spans several decades. Wanda’s costumes change to fit the times but the two that stand out to most viewers are her ’80s “new mom” outfit and what appears to be a Halloween costume based of Scarlet Witch’s comic canon outfit, as seen above.

Jeanette Miller from Alvin and the Chipmunks

Jeanette Miller from Alvin and the Chipmunks (2005)

Jeanette Miller (voiced by both Anna Faris and Janice Karman) is one of the three Chipettes, the female counterparts to Alvin and his brothers. She is specifically Simon’s counterpart which means they share a studious nature and a long fuse. They’re the most level-headed of the group which means that when they panic, everyone knows things are really bad! But when they’re not outwitting the bad guys, Jeanette is the book smart one who keeps everything between her sister running smoothly. She has a penchant for purple and wearing her hair tied back. She’s also the only Chipette to wear glasses which are, of course, purple!