Posts by Alexa S

Wanda Maximoff in Avengers: Infinity War

Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) evolved so much over her arc within the MCU. She went from a jaded villain to a hero struggling to do what was right while trying to find herself at the same time. Her most iconic battlefield look was in Avengers: Infinity War when she faced off against Thanos’ forces and held her own against impossible odds. You can add your own mix of unique silver rings to the costume, but the red leather coat and corset paired with the tight black pants and heeled boots truly make this look.

Steve Rogers in Captain America: Civil War

Steve Rogers is best known as Captain America (Chris Evans), the first Avenger. But in Civil War, he breaks away from the rest of the team and takes a few allies with him. He spends much of the movie out of his uniform and in this casual but iconic look. A little hair gel keeps his hair in place while all the brown leather makes it clear he’s nobody to mess with, even without his shield.

Bucky Barnes From Captain America: Civil War

Bucky Barnes in Captain America: Civil War

In Captain America: Civil War, Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) was abducted and brainwashed by Hydra. For the last 70 years, he has been their mindless killing machine as the Winter Soldier, but now he’s free and finding himself again. While on the run, he stops in Romania and tries to make a normal life for himself. This includes wearing gloves to hide his prosthetic left hand and shopping for plums at the local farmer’s market. He wears layers in case he has to take off again, though the red Henley in this costume is his most iconic look from the movie. Grab your own bag of plums and stock your backpack with notebooks and candy bars for even more in-character costume details!

Graverobber from Repo! The Genetic Opera

Graverobber from Repo! The Genetic Opera

Graverobber (Terrance Zdunich) is the resident Zydrate peddler and smirking narrator of Repo! The Genetic Opera. The world he lives in is a rough one, so the V in the neck of his overshirt will have to be cut a little lower. And he wears a thin blue scarf around his neck made from the torn hem of his undershirt. He also has pale skin and long hair streaked with a few different colors. He usually has Zydrate on him, but those little blue vials are awfully hard to come by.

Carol Danvers from Captain Marvel

Carol Danvers from Captain Marvel

Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) is the human-Kree hybrid superhero known as Captain Marvel. She was a US Air Force test pilot before exposure to alien technology changed her DNA. Now she is a powerful superhero with a strong will, a confident personality, and a great sense of fashion. This movie-inspired look taps into ’90s grunge with a white Nine Inch Nails t-shirt, high waited jeans, and some great leather accessories.

Max Payne from Max Payne 1-3

Max Payne

Max Payne (voiced by James McCaffrey) is one of many hardboiled detectives in media today. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t stand out. His attitude, his way of doing things, and the gritty style of his games have made him a fan favorite for people the world over.

Cosplaying him is more about the attitude than the clothes. After all, it takes some real grit to pull off the ugliest paisley tie you can find, which seems to be his signature! Other than that tie, Payne is all about the basics. Functional black shoes and dark grey slacks pair with a white button up and dark brown leather jacket that’s more function than flash. And of course where would Payne be without his belt, holster, pistol, and badge?

Dutch van der Linde from Red Dead Redemption

Dutch van der Linde from Red Dead Redemption

There are plenty of outlaws in the Red Dead Redemption series. And of them all Dutch van der Linde is quite possibly the best at being the worst. Voiced by Benjamin Byron Davis, he is a much-appreciated fan favorite. And at least some of that has to do with his style.

Pinstripe pants and black boots set the base for van der Linde’s usual look. A striped band-neck shirt, black waistcoat, and scarlet pocket square build on that while a black cowboy hat and the expected gun belt finish off the look. Add in a Western revolver and your van der Linde cosplay is ready to go!

Phoenix from Valorant

Phoenix from Valorant

Valorant has yet to hit PCs but that hasn’t stopped people from enjoying the game’s design and characters. And though we don’t know much about the stories or personalities of the characters we do know a few things. Phoenix, for example is the type to dive into a fight and trust in his own strength to get him through it. He uses something called Star Power and it burns up the battlefield whenever he pulls on it.

He doesn’t lack in style either. His white high-collared jacket, dark grey shirt, black pants, and grey boots are all business in a future-soldier kind of way. And the stark colors only make the brilliant fire of his powers shine brighter!

Willa from Willa's Wild Life

Willa from Willa’s Wild Life

Willa’s Wild Life is a French-Canadian that follows the exploits of Willa (voiced by Jordan Todosey), a little girl with a sweet nature and a love of exotic animals. Her parents might not like that she has such a wild menagerie but that’s okay with Willa. She loves her animals and the adventures they get into together.

Cosplaying as Willa is as easy as a green shirt, green socks, green headband, and a red jumper dress. Add in some black Mary Jane flats and you’re good to go! You can take the cosplay even further by adding in a stuffed camel or crocodile so you’ve got your own wild wonderful friend to have on your adventure.

Future Trunks from Dragon Ball Z

Future Trunks from Dragon Ball Z

The Dragon Ball franchise is epic and sprawling. Timelines criss cross and interweave among different movies and shows and written formats. And from that tightly woven web comes Future Trunks. With an entirely different life and experience set from the original Trunks, he is a unique character with a wildly different approach to things that his counterpart.

Most of Future Trunks’ costume is very straight forward. Loose black pants tucked into yellow boots and held up with a blue belt. A black tank top beneath a padded blue vest. And lilac hair that you may have to style a little to get just right. But there are a few elements, such as the yellow bunching on his belt or the silver toe tips on his shoes, that you might have to DIY. they’re small touches that can really make your cosplay pop, but the costume looks great without them too!