Posts by A.C. Rodgers

Boba Fett from The Mandalorian

Boba Fett (played by Temuera Morrison) has seen the rise and fall of some of the greatest powers in the galaxy. And by the time of The Mandalorian both his armor and his view of the world reflects that.

While fans of the wider Star Wars universe might remember Boba’s armor from better days, it’s in fairly rough shape by the time he appears in the Disney+ series. Whether new or old, Boba Fett’s armor does not come cheap. Several Etsy sellers have options available, one of which is listed here. This particular seller has several price points available that can either include or leave out the jet pack.

Once you have the armor, you will need the pieces that go underneath it. A long sleeve black shirt in a breathable fabric is perfect on Tatooine while a white gambeson makes a great foundation for the upper body armor. The one pictured above is black but it can be ordered in white and the sleeves are attached with cording so they are easily removed, as is the additional length on the bottom. You will also need black gloves and loose black pants in addition to black boots. Boba Fett is also bald which you can either recreate with a bald cap or leave out by sticking with the helmet or putting your own spin on Boba Fett’s look.

Irene from Drive

There is no real happy ending for Irene (played by Carey Mulligan). At least not with Driver. With her husband dead and Driver gone, Irene can only focus on doing what’s best for her son. That’s hard enough when you live in the world that Irene lives in.

Irene is the perfect closet cosplay option. She is a normal person with a closet like many other women. For Standard’s return party she wears a patterned tank top, a maxi skirt, and sandals. And, of course, the gold chain necklace she wears through most of the movie and her signature blonde bob.

Osana Najimi from Yandere Simulator_

Osana Najimi from Yandere Simulator

Osana Najimi (voiced by Brittany Lauda) is the first rival the player meets when they start the game Yandere Simulator. She serves as the game’s tutorial and a prickly one at that. Not that you’d know by looking at her style, however. She has a sweet sense of fashion that makes for an excellent cosplay.

Since the game takes place at school, most of Osana’s outfit is a standard school uniform. A white blouse with a blue sailor collar and red necktie, a blue pleated skirt, and black slip on shoes. Her personal style comes in with her long red hair pulled back in pigtails by red scrunches and decorated with a red ribbon bow, and with her pink polka dot socks.

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam first came into use an a recruitment tool in the early 1900s and has been around ever since. His most well-known image circulated during World War II when could be found staring steely-eyed from recruitment posters all over the country. He’s now a staple of Halloween parties and even makes for a great Fourth of July costume if you’re looking to add a new tradition to the holiday!

There have been a few versions of Uncle Sam over the years. A pre-made costume set is the easiest way to get the most well-known version of him but you can trade out a few pieces for a more traditional look. The top hat is the easiest since a white top hat, blue fabric, and white applique stars can recreate the look from the WWII posters.

Finish off the look with a white wig and decorate buckle bands over your favorite pair of black dress shoes!

Verosika Mayday from Helluva Boss

Verosika Mayday from Helluva Boss

Verosika from Helluva Boss is not what you would call a nice woman. Even for a succubus she has an attitude and she’s not above making everyone else deal with the consequences. Whether in human or demon form, she’s not someone you want to cross.

Cosplaying her can be a lot of fun, though. Both her human and her demon form wear black leg warmers with back stilettos while her demon form has a white-ish wig and her human form is blonde. In demon form she wear s white dress decorated with black shape that you’ll have to paint on. She also has pink horns and a pink tail. Her human form opts for a pink long sleeve drop top and matching skirt with white details that you will also have to paint on.

Seiya from Aggretsuko

Seiya from Aggretsuko

Maybe he’s not real. And maybe he just wants you to buy him all the clothes and accessories his game has to offer. But Seiya (voiced by Yuki Kaji in Japanese and Gideo Emery in English) is just too pretty to resist. Besides, if you spend enough on DLC you get the special edition CD!

If you’d rather get Seiya’s look for yourself than send him off with all the goodies, start with shimmering makeup, a unicorn horn and a cotton candy-colored wig in pink and blue. Pair that with a pink suit, pink belt, white button down, white shoes, and yellow ascot for an ultra luxe look that’s all your own. CD not included.

Victor Frankenstein from Frankenweenie

Victor Frankenstein from Frankenweenie

Voiced by Charlie Tahan, Tim Burton’s Victor brings a youthful wide-eyed spin on the classic mad scientist from Mary Shelley’s classic novel. After all it’s much easier to sympathize with a little by who wants his dog back than a madman bent on defying the laws of nature!

Victor channels a bit of the original Frankenstein’s mad scientist style with his robes and goggles. But the clothes he wears underneath are more modern. A grey button down, black pants, black belt, and black shoes make up the core of the outfit while a short black wig rounds it out. Grey face paint or dusky makeup can recreate the vibe that you’ve stepped out of a black and white movie. And of course you’ll need your very own Frankenweenie!

TVA Loki

TVA Loki

Tom Hiddleston has been in the MCU almost from the beginning and Marvel fans the world over know him best as Loki. Loved by many, hated by some, he can be a divisive character. Tortured and manipulated by Thanos, maligned by most of his adoptive family, and eventually having his character essentially reset after the events of Endgame, Loki is a complex character that fans cannot wait to explore in his new Disney+ series.

The official trailer has already ignited the cosplay urge in some fans. Loki’s active Time Variance Authority (TVA) work clothes are of particular interest and with a little DIY the look is absolutely possible to pull off. Even better, many of the pieces can be used in other cosplays! And fans know that sort of glamour work is right up Loki’s alley.

You’ll want to start with a shoulder length black wig in Loki’s trademark style. For the main body of the costume you will need a brown windbreaker, brown slacks, black shoes, a black leather belt, and a white button down shirt. Loki’s only two obvious accessories are the orange TVA patch on his coat and his striped tie. You can get the patch on Etsy but the tie will take a little bit of DIY.

Start with a base tie in light brown. Use acrylic paint in gold, bronze, and dark brown to add the stripes. Be sure and add the hourglass in gold to one of the dark brown stripes as well. The acrylic will make the tie stiff but it will also stick to the fabric and the color should be more vibrant. Do a test patch on the part of the tie that goes under your collar first, however. If the colors aren’t bright enough, use white paint as a base for the stripes and then paint the colors on top of that.

With your tie done and your patch in place, you’re ready to check out time variants of your own.

Elsa van Helsing from Frankenweenie

Elsa van Helsing from Frankenweenie

In Tim Burton’s universe, Winona Ryder has a way of bringing to life girls that are special mix of sweet and sharp. Elsa van Helsing is no exception. She cares deeply for the people in her life but she’s not exactly a fan of the fluff and frippery that others seem to like.

Elsa’s appearance is a great example of this. She wears her black hair up in long pigtails and opts for a high-neck shirt, a dark pinafore dress, grey tights, and black shoes. You can also use grey face paint if you want to go for the “stepped out of a black and white movie” look. You can also use dusky makeup colors to create a similar look without going for full-face coverage. And of course you’ll want a stuffed poodle to play the part of your very own Persephone

Anai from Aggretsuko

Anai from Aggretsuko

Anai (voiced by Sota Arai in Japanese and Billy Kametz in English) and seems like your standard college graduate. Right up until you make him angry. And that is incredibly easy to do. At least until he finds who he is outside of college and mellows out a little.

Anai is almost always in his office clothes. A white button down, black sacks, black belt, black shoes, and blue shirt. When he helps out at the company fair he also has a blue chef’s coat. And while you don’t need a tail to complete his look, a makeup palette can give you the same shading and the blush on his cheeks. Or, you know, the sunken look under his eyes when he goes off.