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Angel Dust from Hazbin Hotel

Angel Dust (voiced by Michael Kovach) is a demon and resident of the Hazbin Hotel. With his white fur and pink markings he has a distinct look even among demons. Never mind the four (or six) arms or venomous bite!

He might be sarcastic and reckless but the heart on the back of his head isn’t there for nothing. Angel Dust knows who his people are and he’s there for them when they need him.

There’s really no way to mimic Angel’s retractable arms but you can get the rest of his look with a little DIY and body paint. A white wig and styling gel will give you his hair style while hair chalk lets you draw in the pink spots and the heart on the back of his head. There are pre-made wigs on Etsy though they do cost a pretty penny in exchange for the predone work.

The wig sets the tone for the rest of Angel Dust’s costume. White body paint mimics his demon-pale skin. A white suit jacket can be painted with pink fabric paint to mimic Angel Dust’s. Under that you’ll want a white button down shirt and add a black bow tie. White leggings, pink gloves, and black  boots copy the rest of his look. Finish it off with a set of sharp fake teeth and you’re a dead ringer for Hell’s favorite pretty boy. Make sure you pack plenty of sass and you’re ready to go! Just try and stay out of the kind of trouble that Angel Dust usually gets into.

Richter Belmont from Castlevania

Richter Belmont (voiced in the English games by David Vincent and the Japanese by Kiyoyuki Yanda) is the bane of Dracula’s existence. Well one of them anyway. A vampire hunter from a long line of them, Belmont wields the Sacred Whip in his efforts to rid the world of evil.

There are several variations on Belmont’s costume. This write-up will focus on the one pictured above.  To start you’ll want a long blue military coat. You’ll have to cuff the sleeves and likely pin them in place so they don’t unroll while you’re wearing the costume. You’ll also need long black gloves and a pair of white pants. Finish it off with a bandolier, a brown wig, brown pirate boots, and – of course – the Scared Whip!

Star Platinum from JoJo's Bizarre Adventures

Star Platinum from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Star Platinum (voiced by Matthew Mercer in the English animated versions) is one of the first stands introduced in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures. Largely silent and easily moved to violence, it is incredibly powerful.

Star Platinum doesn’t wear much but creating a cosplay for it takes more DIY than you might expect. You can achieve its purple skin either through the use of body paint of the use of a purple body suit with paint only on your face and neck. If you use body paint on your whole body, be sure and grab a pair of purple shorts to wear under its white loincloth.

It also wears elbow protectors, knee protectors, and shoulder pads. You will have to spray paint standard knee and elbow pads with purple spray paint. The shoulder pads need to be painted gold, however. And you can add the purple curling stripe on his shoulders with foam or cardboard painted purple and glued in place with a glue gun.

After that it’s just a matter of cutting the fingers off white gloves, putting a gold scarf around your neck, adding a gold belt, slipping into some white ankle boots, and putting on a black wig!

Seth Rollins from WWE

Seth Rollins

Seth Rollins (aka Colby Lopez) debuted in 2005 and has been making a splash ever since. He signed to the WWE in 2010 when he officially took up the mantle “Seth Rollins”. Prior to that he was Tyler Black with Ring of Honor. But Tyler Black was a long time ago. For the last ten years Lopez has wrestled under the name Seth Rollins. And he’s built up a huge fan following since!

Getting Rollins’ look takes a little bit of DIY. Of course you’ll want to start with a wig and a goatee if you want to get the exact look. And you’ll probably have to style the wig to get his slicked-back style.

From there you’ll want an all-black base to work from. Black leggings, black sneakers, a black bike vest, black leather shin guards, and black knee guards make up the majority of the costume. Then, using gold tape and fabric glue, apply the design Rollins has on his costume. Finish off the look with some black sweatbands and his signature black leather coat and you’re good to go!

Bomberman

Bomberman

Bomberman – also known as Shiroban, White Bomber, or Cheerful White, is the main protagonist in the game Bomberman. While the game was originally put out by Konami, Bomberman also makes an appearance as a non-playable character in Super Smash Bros from Nintendo. He doesn’t have much to say but that hasn’t stopped the guy from becoming a fan favorite!

Bomberman’s costume takes a little bit of DIY but it’s worth it for this fun cosplay. Most of the DIY centers on the pink ball above his head. You can copy this look by gluing a lightweight ball to the top of a foam cylinder cut from a longer length of foam. You can then glue the other end of the cylinder to the hood of your body suit or, if you want to use the body suit for multiple costumes, you can glue the cylinder to a white headband.

The rest of the costume is just a matter of layers! A white bodysuit makes up the base while black face paint can mimic Bomberman’s eyes. On top of the body suit you’ll want a purple unitard and a black belt with a gold buckle. Finally add on the pink gloves and pink shoe covers. That’s all it takes to cosplay this jolly little guy. Boom, easy!

John Egbert from Homestuck

John Egbert from Homestuck

John is your typical nerd. Until, of course, he isn’t. He is calm and dedicated to his friends but when pushed too far he will do whatever it takes to protect his people.

John has three looks throughout the comic. The first is an all-white look with a white shirt, shite pants, and white shoes. The shirt has a picture of a creature similar to Slimer from Ghostbusters but is not quite right.

His dream version wears a yellow shirt and yellow pants with a moon decal on the shirt. Blue shoes finish off this outfit. In his god-tier outfit the colors are inverted. A pair of blue pants and a blue shirt with an air curl decal on the shirt make up the majority of his look while yellow shoes finish it off.

In all forms John has black hair that can be mimicked with a wig. And you can either choose to stick with your natural skin ton or use white body paint to get a look like John in the comics.

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared is a unique shows. In so, so many ways. And that is part of what makes it such a great cosplay option. That and, of course, the group nature of it! Grab two friends and figure out who will be Yellow Guy, Red Guy, and Duck Guy. Then sit down to a little be of a DIY and enjoy your cosplay!

All three characters require a fair amount of DIY. The nature of the DIY varies from character to character of course. But there are a couple of supplies you’ll need for most if not all of the characters. These include acrylic paint, a glue gun, and ping pong balls.

For Red Guy you will also need some red acrylic yarn and a red beanie to recreate his mask. Just cut and glue lots of red yarn lengths to the beanie and then glue painted ping pong balls on top for his eyes. It will be a little difficult to see through, which is something to take into account if wearing the costume to a convention. To finish Red Guy’s look put on a red jumpsuit and black boots. You’re all set!

Yellow Guy’s version of DIY is a little different. It’s hard to find overalls in that color blue. So your best bet is to buy white cotton overalls and then dye with Rit dye. Once they’re dry you’ll put them on over a yellow body suit and finish the look with white sneakers. Yellow and orange face paint will give you the look of Yellow Guy’s “puppet” head and a blue wig finishes off the look entirely.

Finally there is Duck Guy. You can probably find a mascot head that looks like his but those are expensive. Your best budget bet is to use the acrylic paints and paint either a small crow beak or a “plague doctor” mask to resemble Duck Guy. Wear that over a black hood with a black jumpsuit and black boots and you’re ready to go!

Stolas from Hazbin Hotel

Stolas from Hazbin Hotel

Stolas (voiced by Brock Baker in the pilot on YouTube) is a demon prince of hell in the web series Hazbin Hotel. He dotes on those he loves and is, generally, less cruel than other demons. But he is still a demon. Just one whose interests lie in the sexual rather than the generally violent. At least with other demons. With humans, however, it’s quite a different story.

You can’t quite mimic Stolas’ bird-like appearance. But you can get close! Start with a top hat and add back feathers around the rim. Add a golden crown on the brim and your hat is all set. Gray face paint and an owl mask lend you Stolas’ facial appearance. And the rest of the costume is all down to his regal sense of style.

Stolas favors an ermine-trimmed cape with a tattered hem. The cape pictured above is close but you will have to tatter the edges yourself. Under that Stolas wears a red military-style coat, grey skintight pants that are best mimicked with gray leggings, and tall black boots. Next you’ll need long black gloves with white feathers added around the top. And finally you will need a long feathered owl tail. You can either make one or use the feathered boa pictured above to mimic Stolas’ tail.

Now you’re ready to strut your stuff as a prince of Hell!

Gosalyn Mallard from Darkwing Duck

Gosalyn Mallard from Darkwing Duck

Gosalyn Mallard (voiced by Christine Cavanaugh) is the rough-and-tumble adopted daughter of Drake Mallard (AKA Darkwing Duck). She is wily and clever with a good heart but a short temper. Like her father she’s the kind of person to rush into trouble for the good of others. And that readiness to dive head-first into the fray shows in her costume.

Dressing as Gosalyn is both simple and comfortable. A red wig with pigtails takes care of her hair while a puple t-shirt and some fabric paint creates her signature top. You can also add the “1” with a vinyl decal but white paint might be easier. Layer the t-shirt over a long-sleeve pink shirt, then roll up the undershirt’s sleeves and you’ve got the majority of Gosalyn’s look.

Yellow skinny jeans, thick cuffed white socks, and purple high tops round out the rest of the look. Now you’re ready to five into action alongside Darkwing Duck!

Trish Walker from Jessixa Jones

Trish Walker from Jessica Jones

Trish Walker (played by Rachael Taylor) is a secondary protagonist in the television show Jessica Jones. She is driven and ambitious woman whose distaste for injustice has led her into dangerous situations over and over again. Her need to see justice served nearly pushes her into the antagonist role more than a few times and causes a lot of tension with Jessica and the other people in Trish’s life. But that’s a fine line to walk when Jessica is just as reckless and Marvel’s New York is a very dangerous place!

The key to cosplaying as Trish is to tap into her style. She favors blazers and silk blouses. She pairs these with leather pants and stilettos. She wears her long blonde hair either down or in a ponytail. And no matter what she wears she carries herself with an attitude just as fierce as her best friend’s.