Posts by A.C. Rodgers

Princess Pride from Mega Man Battle Network

Although she takes a brief turn as a villain, Princess Pride is a passionate and kind ruler over Creamland. Voiced by Jillian Michaels in the anime, she is better suited to the role of hero and she wears the mantle well.

Princess Pride has two main costume. One is the white dress and crown from the game Mega Man Battle Network 2 and the other is the brown and cream coordinated outfit from both MMBN 5 and the anime.

For the white dress you’ll want something long with short puffed sleeves and a mermaid cut. That is a very specific cut, however, so any white mermaid cut dress and a white shrug can sub in. You’ll also need long white gloves, white tights, and white heels as well as a blonde wig and a silver crown. Jewel on her gown is best recreated with a cosmetic button and some fabric glue though you can use a pin brooch as well if you want to reuse the dress for other cosplays.

For the brown and cream look you can use the same blonde wig while swapping your crown for a brown newsboy cap. A white shirt, brown vest, white thigh highs, and dark brown boots round out most of the clothes while short white gloves act as the only accessories and body tape helps keep the socks in place. The tricky part is her shorts. They are an uncommon style but you can recreate something close to it by blousing the legs of the pants pictured above.

Kid Cosmic

What do you do when you’re nine years old and trying to make sense of the world after you lose your parents? You turn to stories. And what do you do when the chance to be like the heroes in your stories literally lands in your small town? You take up the challenge with your friends joining you along the way.

In Kid Cosmic, the Kid has an active imagination and a great sense of justice. He also, as it turns out, knows how to turn everyday clothes into a uniform fit for heroes. A shoulder length blonde wig give you the lanky locks Kid sports while yellow-tinted sunglasses and headphones with an antenna make up most of his accessories. A black cape and white baseball shirt with yellow sleeves pairs with black athletic shorts striped with white and blue sneakers to round out his uniform while a yellow leather holster and, of course, the green power stone are the final keys to the perfect Kid Cosmic cosplay.

Mary Tudor from The Tudors

Mary Tudor from The Tudors

Long before she was Bloody Mary, Mary Tudor was just the daughter of a king. A daughter pushed aside by her father when her mother fell out of favor. Then further still when first a sister and then a brother were born. Sarah Bolger plays her to perfection on “The Tudors”.  And though the show doesn’t go on long enough to see the tyrant Mary would become, Bolger does an amazing job showing how a sweet girl can turn into the woman now remembered as Bloody Mary.

To copy her look, or something close to it, you’ll need a Tudor gown. Since the fashions of Mary’s day hinged on small details and intricate work that is expensive to reproduce, the gown above is simpler than something she would have worn but it is a similar style. The white socks and red flats aren’t period-accurate but they’re close enough while still being versatile pieces that can transition into other cosplays. And of course Mary would never be caught without her rosary. Finally a long brown wig and a regal red Tudor necklace complete the look.

Mary Beth from The Book of Life

Mary Beth from The Book of Life

Sometimes a tour guide is just a tour guide. But sometimes she’s a little bit more. Sometimes she is Mary Beth, the narrator of the movie The Book of Life with an extra secret hidden up her sleeve.

Mary Beth’s costume is really straightforward, made of great foundational pieces that can be repurposed for other cosplays pretty easily. Best of all it’s comfortable enough to wear through a whole day at a convention. Just don’t go wearing it into any local museums and you should be fine.

All you need are blue heels, a blue cap, a blue blazer, a white skirt, a white shirt, and a white neckerchief. Finish it off with a long red wig and you’re ready to weave your own tale about The Book of Life.

Amity Blight's Grom Outfit from The Owl House

Amity Blight’s Grom Outfit from The Owl House

Amity Blight (voiced by the delightful Mae Whitman) isn’t one of Luz Noceda’s biggest fans. At least not at the start of the series. But by the time Grom rolls around she’s had a change of heart. And when Luz needs her most, Amity is there.

While Grom might sound like Prom, fashion on the Boiling Isles are a little different Rather than a long flowing gown Amity opts for a light purple undershirt with puffed sleeves, a darker purple vest over the top, and a knee-length skirt somewhere in between. Her socks match her shirt and come up to her ankles while her shoes are a little shorter than that and more closely match her vest. However that color is very hard to find and black boots are very close in color.

To finish her look you need accessories in addition to her main outfit. Her vest has a pink teardrop shape which you can recreate using fabric paint. A green wig and pointy ears give you that Boil Isles look while black triangle earrings are her only real accessory. Finally, when all is said and done, you may want a Grom crown all your own.

Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon

A football player isn’t the most likely interplanetary hero. But he might just be the one Earth needs with Ming the Merciless pushes the moon closer to our planet in an attempt to destroy it. Thankfully Dr, Zarkov finds Flash Gordon (played by Sam J. Jones) and takes him to the planet Mongo to save all of humankind!

It might sound like a stretch. But, hey, it was the ’80s. And it makes for a really great closet cosplay.

You’ll want to start with a blonde wig, tan slacks, a brown leather belt, and white sneakers. After that all you need is the signature Flash Gordon t-shirt and you’re ready to save the galaxy!

Chanticleer from Rock-a-Doodle

Chanticleer from Rock-a-Doodle

Chanticleer (voiced by Glen Campbell) is the Elvis Presley of roosters. Pretty literally. His character from the 1991 animated film Rock-A-Doodle is clearly based on the beloved late crooner, complete with a plume that he dyes black after making it big in the city. And just like Elvis he has both a simple country look and a slick city look, both of which are easily adapted for either male or female cosplayers.

For Chanticleer’s country look you’ll want a white button down shirt, a black belt, jeans, and either yellow boots or costume chicken feet, depending on the look you’re going for. You’ll also want to style your hair in a pompadour and use red spray dye or opt for a long red wig to simulate his plume, as well as his red, green, and purple tail. If you want a more chicken-esque look you can also get a fake beak.

If you want Chanticleer’s City look you’ll need purple pants and a matching belt, a red cowboy shirt, and either a black pompadour wig or a long black wig. You can use the same chicken feet as his country look as well as the belt and the beak, if you’re using one. If you wear boots, however, you’ll probably want to sub in some black leather ones to match the belt. And of course no big city crooner would be complete without his microphone.

4th of July Costumes

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Sinestro from Green Lantern

Sinestro from Green Lantern

Thaal Sinestro (played by Mark Strong) is a member of the Green Lantern Corps. And when Hal Jordan joins the Corp, Sinestro becomes his mentor. Not that he’s happy about it, of course. And though he saves Hal in the end, Sinestro’s fate isn’t exactly a happy one.

The hardest part of Sinestro’s costume is his non-human appearance. You can either use black hair spray and then slick your hair back with pomade or you can use a bald cap and black body paint to recreate his hair line. In either case you’ll also want a pair of pointy ears and red body paint, as well as a fake mustache.

With that part covered you’ll want to get a bodysuit and the Green Lantern Corps ring next. Then you can finish off the look with green gloves and green boot covers.

Charlotte Pickles from Rugrats

Charlotte Pickles from Rugrats

Charlotte Pickles (voiced by Tress MacNeille) is the stereotype of a ’90s career mom. She barks orders, demands progress, and knows exactly how she wants everything to go. Angelica had to get it from somewhere, after all.

Charlotte’s style is exactly what you’d expect for a career woman fresh from the ’80s. She wears her blonde hair in a high ponytail held in place by a blue scrunchy. Her red lips match both her stud earrings and her tie. Her white button down always pairs perfectly with either a blue or grey shoes and heels that match. And of course she never goes anywhere without her briefcase and her phone. Unfortunately her phone model is now a classic and very expensive (unless you want an inflatable novelty version) but a phone case can get you a look that is pretty close!