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Soul of Cinder from Dark Souls

In Dark Souls, the Soul of Cinder is a being made up of all previous lords of Cinder. This not only makes it incredibly hard to beat but also terrifying to behold. Getting the exact look takes some painting skill and possibly wearable pyrotechnics (which we really don’t recommend).  But we’ve found pieces that will get you close!

To start you’ll want a black compression shirt and compression pants. They’re tight fitting and breathable so your clothes won’t get twisted up under your armor and you won’t overheat too quickly. On top of that you’ll want a set of knight’s armor, though we recommend plastic over metal for ease of movement. You’ll also need a set of swords to deal with the challengers you’re sure to encounter. If you’ve got a bit of extra money to spend you can get a Cinder replica helmet. They aren’t easily affordable, however, and with some paint a standard knight helmet should do the trick. And finally a can of chalky gray spray paint topped with an oxidizing effects paint kit should help give your armor the eternally burned look Soul of Cinder is known for.

Tails from Sonic the Hedgehog

Tails is Sonic the Hedgehog’s faithful sidekick. The two have been through so many adventures together that listing them all here – or the voice actors, artists, and writers involved – would create a book! Needless to say Tails always has Sonic’s back and this costume will always have yours!

There are a few ways to cosplay as Tails. The first uses body paint and clothes you might find in your closet to create the color of Tails’ fur. The other uses an orange body suit and white felt for Tails’ body and face paint to create his orange and white facial features.

Both looks require white gloves, slouchy white socks, red and a white sneakers, and – of course – two tails in addition to an orange wig and fox ears.

Nick Burkhardt from Grimm

Nick Burkhardt from Grimm

Nick Burkhardt (played by David Giuntoli) is a detective in for the police department of Portland, Oregon. But more than that he is a Grimm. One of a long line of monster hunters who can see Wesen (German for ‘being’ or ‘creature’ and in this case a species of supernatural creatures that appear human to everyone but a Grimm) as they really are. Unlike other Grimm, however, Nick sees Wesen as people and potential friends. It upsets the usual dynamic between Wesen and Grimm. But that just might be for the best!

Nick is a modern Grimm and that is reflected in his wardrobe. And since he’s from Portland that means he dresses in layers. These layers usually start with a brown leather jacket. Under that he wears a dark button up over a lighter shirt. Standard blue jeans in a darker wash and comfortable boots finish off his look. When he’s on the job Nick always carries his badge and service revolver worn on a belt holster. And of course as a Grimm he has a ton of Wesen research available and you’ll want to keep some at hand as well!

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Rita Morgan from Dexter

Rita Morgan from Dexter

Rita Morgan – originally Rita Bennett and played by Julie Benz – was one of the main women on Dexter. She started out as Dexter’s girlfriend and was more or less a cover to make him appear more normal. Over time, however, he became protective of her and her children. Despite Dexter’s nature he even goes so far as to marry Rita. This doesn’t end well for her due to the nature of Dexter’s enemies. But before her demise she was often seen as the beacon of compassion among the often chaotic characters on the show.

Cosplaying as Rita is very straightforward. Her mannerisms make up most of her character thanks to her soft spoken ways and generally calm outlook on things. Her clothing tends to be sundresses and sandals which isn’t surprising given that she lives in Miami. And she wears her hair long, blonde, and curly.

If you want to go for a more emotional take on the character you can cosplay as a pregnant Rita. And if you’re a fan of the more shocking cosplay, you can opt for some fake blood instead to give a nod toward her end on the show.

The Three-Eyed Raven from Game of Thrones

The Three-Eyed Raven from Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is a show full of mysterious characters. Few are as mysterious as the Three-Eyed Raven, however. Played first by Struan Rodgers and then by Max von Sydow, he is an ancient wielder of magic even older than he is. Though he walks in Bran’s mind – and through the past – he is confined in the roots of a tree and reliant on his ravens to act as his eyes and ears.

The Three-Eyed Raven is ancient enough that his concerns are well beyond the realm of fashion. And, being trapped in a tangle of roots for several hundred years, what clothes he does have are in disrepair. To recreate this look without trekking deep into a cave of your own, start with a black shroud costume. Use black “creepy cloth” wrapped around your shoulders as a shawl to add to the shroud’s tattered look.

Black medieval pants and boots go under the shroud while temporary white hair dye gives you the look of an ages-old mystic. Add some branches to your shroud and perch a raven on your shoulder to complete your costume!

Mr. Boddy from Clue

Mr. Boddy from Clue

Mr. John Boddy (played by Lee Ving) is – maybe? – the mastermind behind the blackmail that drives the plot of Clue. Then again he might be a butler who took the penalty his boss should have suffered. Who really knows?!

Mr. Boddy’s fashion sense, at least, is not a mystery. A combination pomade and temporary black dye will let you mimic his hair style. A black suit and faux Oxfords make up the majority of his look while a dark olive dress shirt is the final piece. Of course if you’re Mr. Boddy then you need gifts for all your party guests. So don’t forget your black boxes and decorative ribbon.

Fiona the Fox from Sonic the Hedgehog

Fiona the Fox from Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie)

Fiona the Fox is one mean miss! She’s been with a variety of villainous crews and is particularly fond of Scourge the Hedgehog. She does have a few nice bones in her body and can do the right thing. But it all depends on how Fiona will come out in the end.

Fiona’s outfit matches her rough reputation. You can mimic her fox-like look with red ears, a red tail, a red body suit, a red wig, and face paint. Or you can just go with the ears and tail along with the rest of her outfit. The only color in her outfit is an orange hair bow, a nod to her original costume. Otherwise she wears a black crop top, black fingerless gloves, crossed black studded belts, black pants, and black boots. Boots with silver toes are hard to find but you can mimic the look with paint or metallic tape. Just be careful since either alteration is going to be permanent!

Rose Cinderella from Regal Academy

Rose Cinderella from Regal Academy

Rose Cinderella was just a normal girl until she fell through a portal into the world of fairy tales. There she learns that she is the granddaughter of Cinderella! Voiced by Rebecca Soler (billed as Jessica Paquet), Rose is a very outgoing but clumsy girl who loves to help other people. Whether she is working with her friends or her boyfriend Hawk SnowWhite – grandson of Snow White – she is always ready to help those in need and find a happy ending!

Rose’s clothes are very colorful. She wears a pink bow in her hair, a plum blazer, a pink plaid skirt, and pink slip-on shoes. Her white button up shirt matches her white leggings except for the plum colored bands around the bottom of the leggings. Finding her exact leggings is tough but you can replicate by gluing ribbon to the bottom of white leggings. After that all you need is a long blonde wig and a black tie with yellow stripes and you’re ready for your own fairy tale adventure!