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Blind Mag from Repo! The Genetic Opera

Sarah Brightman is best known for her music but she’s also taken a turn as an actress, most notably as Blind Mag in “Repo! The Genetic Opera”. An opera singer under a lifelong contract for the use of her bionic eyes.

The film has a very specific aesthetic and Mag’s costume is an excellent example of it. Large fake lashes, black lipstick, face paint, and white body paint copy her ghostly coloring while black thigh high boots, black fishnets, a black choker, and black wig make up the details of her look.

A little DIY is needed for the main portion of Mag’s outfit. Red and black feathers can be glued around the top and bottom of a black corset using Fabric Fusion glue. And though she doesn’t technically wear one in the film, a short black athletic skirt worn underneath the bottom feathers gives you more space to attach the feathers too and offers more coverage. Finally, a gauzy black shawl mimics the last of her costume.

Yelena Belova from Black Widow

Florence Pugh is new to the MCU but she hit with a bang as Yelena Belova. Equal parts sassy spy and the younger sister left adrift after her family dissolved, Yelena is another heartbreaking reminder of the effects the Red Room can have.

She wears several looks throughout “Black Widow” but the most iconic – and meaningful – is the white suit and green vest she wears during the film’s climax. Black fingerless gloves, black boots, and a costume pistol round out the look while a blonde wig can be styled into her rounded braid using YouTube tutorials. Of all the pieces to this costume, however, the vest is the most meaningful. It appears again later in the MCU, as a final link to the sister she lost.

Pentagón Jr. from AEW Dark

Pentagón Jr. from AEW Dark

Nobody knows who is behind the mask of Pentagón Jr. The man is his own legend with a long and storied wrestling career spanning a variety of names, costumes, and even wrestling organizations. From face to heel and back, he’s done it all without once losing his mask.

Naturally, if you’re going to cosplay as Pentagón Jr, you need his mask and face pain. The rest of his costume is as unique as his face paint which means you’ll also have to dabble in some DIY. It’s not easy to find a chest plate like his but the one listed here comes close without breaking the bank. Spray paint it glossy black and then add gold details. Black leggings, black wrestling boots, black wrist wraps, and a gold lame belt complete one of his many looks.

Joe Owens from The Purge

Joe Owens from The Purge

It’s never good when one person is judge and jury. Even worse when they’re the executioner too. But Joe Owens (played by Lee Tergesen) doesn’t see it that way. Not during The Purge.

The Purge isn’t real but Joe Owens still makes for a fearsome cosplay.  Black combat boots, black tactical pants, and a black canvas jacket under a black paintball vest are great pieces that can easily transition into other costumes. Even the prop shotgun can be used again and again. His mask, however, is a DIY project all itself. There aren’t any listed pre-made but one can be fashioned using EVA foam.

Natasha Romanov from Black Widow

Natasha Romanov from Black Widow

Natasha Romanov (Scarlett Johansson) has been the heart of the Avengers for more than ten years. She did her best to bring the team together and make the choices that would do the least damage, even in impossible situations. And in “Black Widow” we see that those traits have been part of her personality. Even as a child she tried to protect Yelena, her only real family.

Natasha has several looks throughout the movie. But her most iconic is the white suit. With her hair in braids, white gloves, and black boots, she is ready to take down the Red Room. A rifle and a pistol don’t hurt either. Neither does the arrow necklace reminding her of Clint.

Chuck Greene from Dead Rising 2

Chuck Greene from Dead Rising 2

Chuck Greene (voiced by Peter Flemming) is a former motocross champion, a widower, and a father that will do whatever it takes to protect his daughter. Sometimes that involves fighting off the undead. Sometimes it involves things a little crazier. Chuck has the skills to handle it, though. And for as long as he can, he’s going to keep his daughter safe.

Chuck Greene is a great cosplay for those who want to be comfortable. He wears black boots, blue jeans, and a motocross jacket in yellow and black. His weapon of choice is the Paddlesaw (when he can’t ride a Slicecycle) but those aren’t exactly easy to make. A kayak paddle is a good start to one, though!

Belle from Brawl Stars

Belle from Brawl Stars

What she lacks in health stats, she makes up for in power. And as leader of the Goldarm gang, Belle knows power.

Her confidence shows in the regal colors she uses in her costume. Purple gloves and a purple scarf draped as a cape complement her purple vest and green pants. Black boots, a black belt, and yellow shirt round out her outfit while black glasses and a white wig finish off the whole costume.

Tricky the Clown from Madness Combat

Tricky the Clown from Madness Combat

Violent. Sadistic. Insane. Tricky is not what anyone would call a good person. But he does make for an excellent cosplay.

You will need a bald cap to achieve his look as well as face paint and a red clown wig. The listed wig already has an included bald spot that you will either have to paint or cut out and attach in a different way. Green gloves cover your hand while a gray tunic and gray shoe covers round out the look. You can use foam to make a mask or the his road sign for a few extra pieces.

Nick Ramos from Dead Rising 3

Nick Ramos from Dead Rising 3

With no memory of his past and few clues to go on, Nick (voiced by Andrew Lawrence) is one of the youngest and the most mysterious protagonists in the Dead Rising series. He also makes for a great cosplay with the exception of his weapon, the sledge saw, which takes a build all its own to replicate.

Sledge saw aside, a Nick Ramos cosplay is great for people who want something with reusable pieces. A set of coveralls with the sleeves torn off, workboots, and a patch is all you really need for the clothing. A tattoo pen lets you copy the “12” tattoo on his neck, finishing off the whole look.

Princess Pride from MMBN

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.