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Anne Boleyn from Six! The Musical

Anne Boleyn was the real-life wife of Henry VIII. The mother of Queen Elizabeth I, Anne was beheaded shortly after her daughter’s death after being falsely charged with several crimes against the crown. Though her story was largely untold in the centuries following her death she has been given a voice in more modern times in both academic and pop culture circles. One such outlet for Anne’s story is Six! The Musical, an edgy take on the lives (and deaths) of Henry’s six wives.

Cosplaying as this particular version of Anne Boleyn takes a little bit of DIY. All of the musical’s costumes are very unique and you aren’t likely to find an exact match. To get her look you want to get a bright green dress and use tape to create the black gridwork pattern seen in the show. The original dress’ grid is made of small studs but you can start with basic black tape and upgrade if you decide to keep the costume going.

A connected high-neck collar and set of cap sleeves finished the dress while black nylons, black-heeled boots, green hair bows, and Anne’s signature “B” pendant finish off the outfit. The musical’s version of Anne also has several piercings and prefers bright green eye makeup, so a few fake piercings and shimmering green makeup are must-haves.

Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

In The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Lisbeth Salander (played by Claire Foy, Rooney Mara, and Noomi Rapace in different adaptations of Stieg Larsson’s book) is a sort of antihero. She is more than willing to take down the big bad guys of the world and she’s not shy about getting her hands dirty to do it. But she’s also aggressive, untrusting, and often seen as rude. And after everything she’s been through who can blame her?

No matter the movie version of Lisbeth you prefer, the character dresses all in black. They all have black leather jackets and ride motorcycles which means their black boots are very sensible. Black jeans, black t-shirts, and black makeup are also regular parts of her costume. A black scarf and black spiked choker are also part of the costume that would be most widely recognized in America, as well as black hair cut asymmetrically or spiked into a mohawk.

Warden Wrath from The Owl House

Warden Wrath from The Owl House

Warden Wrath (voiced by Robert Craig Smith) is the head warden of the Conformitorium. As the name implies it is where “unruly” citizens go so that they may learn to conform to the way Warden Wrath thinks things ought to be. He is not someone you want to cross, after all. He can shapeshift and breathe fire, as well as do tremendous damage with his superior strength.

To get his fearsome look you need foundational garments of black scrub pants tucked into heeled boots and a tight-fitting undershirt with a black hood. Over that goes a white “mad scientist” coat belted around the waist with a black leather belt. Then you put in your plague mask and pull the hood up and you’re good to go!

You can take things a step further by getting long grey gloves to cover your hands and arms, the only exposed skin Warden Wrath has. Grey body paint can also help you get the same effect!

Bobby Singer from Supernatural

Bobby Singer from Supernatural

Supernatural may be coming to a close but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep dressing like your favorite hunter. And Bobby Singer (played by Jim Beaver) is almost always at the top of fans’ Favorite Hunters list. He is the surrogate father that got the boys through more tough times than any two people really ought to have. And the literal end of the world came around – every time it came around – Bobby was there to help stop it.

Cosplaying as Bobby is fairly easy. You just need work boots, jeans, a t-shirt, a plaid flannel, and a trucker cap. The t-shirt should have some sort of graphic on it, likely from any number of small diners or gas stations where Bobby stopped while on a hunt. Things get a little tricky, though, when it comes to the condition of the clothes. On top of being a hunter Bobby is a mechanic. His clothes are work-worn and often oil stained, which will take some doing when you buy the clothes brand new. It’s worth it, though, to pull off the Bobby Singer look!

And of course what hunter would want to go out without their demon hunting knife? Just be sure it complies with the weapons policy of the convention you’re attending and the location it’s in. If it doesn’t opt for salt and demon traps instead!

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!

Arsenal from Arrow

Arsenal from Arrow

Roy Harper is better known in Arrow by his alias of Arsenal. He is played by Colton Haynes on and appears as a recurring character until he joins forces with Oliver Queen and enters the vigilante community. His path is still far from easy but he he one of Oliver’s most loyal allies and ultimately ends up engaged to Thea Queen, Oliver’s sister.

Although Roy has taken up the green mantle of Arrow and has put off his own red Arsenal suit several times, he is the one and only Arsenal. Identified by the red and black coloring of his clothes, the many knives strapped to his legs, and his iconic laced leather jacket, he is often seen as a harsher version of Oliver Queen’s Arrow.

Skull Boy from Ruby Gloom

Skull Boy from Ruby Gloom

Skull Boy (voiced by Scott McCord) is a character in the cartoon Ruby Gloom. With no clear idea on who his family is, he is in a constant state of change. Some days he believes he is descended from a long line of actors and the next he is descended from astronomers. This leads to many, many costume changes. But through them all, there is one outfit he comes back to and it is this one. Ox blood converse, grey jeans, a teal belt with large skull belt buckle, a black turtleneck, and fingerless gloves.

Cosplayers can opt for a full mask like the one pictured – one that’s more silly than scary just like Skull Boy himself – or they use makeup and/or prosthetics to achieve the character’s bony appearance.

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!

Supernova from Rick and Morty

Supernova from Rick and Morty

Supernova (voiced by Gillian Jacobs) is a collapsed star-turned-superheroine. With a complicated love life and spotted past, she’s not what you might first think of as a hero. But she’s powerful and she tries to do what the Vindicators think is right. Mostly.

As a collapsing star she is like a galaxy unto herself. Her body and hair are both the swirls of color associated with galaxy print while she opts for silver boots, gloves, and accessories.

Lestat de Lioncourt from Interview with a Vampire

Lestat de Lioncourt from Interview with the Vampire

Lestat de Lioncourt (played by Tom Cruise in the movie Interview with a Vampire) is a French-born vampire. Turned sometime around the French Revolution He did not want to be turned and was not warned prior to either his turning or the death of the vampire that made him what he was. As such he didn’t have much knowledge of wider vampire customs and culture until after he had already turned Louise and, later, Claudia.

He has a volatile temper that flares when his lust for earthly delights is denied. His character is tempered later by knowledge and maturity. But in the first film he is very much a pleasure seeker tired of seeking out thrills alone. And when he is challenged, the results are always destructive.

In life and undeath Lestat is a fashionable man. He wears his long wavy hair either down or back in a bun. Per the fashion of his time he wears a billowing white shirt, a brocade wist coat, a frock coat, knee high white socks, knee breeches, and buckle shoes. And, of course, his costume would not be complete without a pair of fangs.