Posts by Alexa S

Fiona the Fox from Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie)

Fiona the Fox is one mean miss! She’s been with a variety of villainous crews and is particularly fond of Scourge the Hedgehog. She does have a few nice bones in her body and can do the right thing. But it all depends on how Fiona will come out in the end.

Fiona’s outfit matches her rough reputation. You can mimic her fox-like look with red ears, a red tail, a red body suit, a red wig, and face paint. Or you can just go with the ears and tail along with the rest of her outfit. The only color in her outfit is an orange hair bow, a nod to her original costume. Otherwise she wears a black crop top, black fingerless gloves, crossed black studded belts, black pants, and black boots. Boots with silver toes are hard to find but you can mimic the look with paint or metallic tape. Just be careful since either alteration is going to be permanent!

Rose Cinderella from Regal Academy

Rose Cinderella was just a normal girl until she fell through a portal into the world of fairy tales. There she learns that she is the granddaughter of Cinderella! Voiced by Rebecca Soler (billed as Jessica Paquet), Rose is a very outgoing but clumsy girl who loves to help other people. Whether she is working with her friends or her boyfriend Hawk SnowWhite – grandson of Snow White – she is always ready to help those in need and find a happy ending!

Rose’s clothes are very colorful. She wears a pink bow in her hair, a plum blazer, a pink plaid skirt, and pink slip-on shoes. Her white button up shirt matches her white leggings except for the plum colored bands around the bottom of the leggings. Finding her exact leggings is tough but you can replicate by gluing ribbon to the bottom of white leggings. After that all you need is a long blonde wig and a black tie with yellow stripes and you’re ready for your own fairy tale adventure!

Marty from Papa Louie

Marty from Papa Louie

Marty is the laid-back guitartist for Scarlett and the Shakers. When he’s not rocking with his band he’s manning the grill at Papa’s Burgeria or enjoying some Atomic Sauce on his favorite Papa Louie creations!

Atomic sauce – or Marty’s signature burger guitar – is a little hard to find. But the rest of his costume is not. A spiky blonde wig and blonde soul patch get you started. From there you need a denim vest and a pair of jeans in the same light denim color. Add in a red and white striped shirt, a grey belt, and black converse and you’re all set!

Billy Lee from Bad Times at the El Royale

Billy Lee from Bad Times at The El Royale

William “Billy” Lee is the main antagonist in the movie Bad Times at the El Royale. He is played by Chris Hemsworth and largely inspired by real-life cult leader Charles Manson.

The movie is set in the 1970s and this sets the tone for Lee’s costume. He has long feathered hair and a goatee that is an iconic part of his costume. Billy Lee is also know for wearing an open chambray shirt with nothing underneath. If you’re not comfortable with this look you can wear a skin-tone t-shirt beneath. Or, if you’re feeling cheeky, you can buy a shirt printed with abs like Hemsworth’s and wear that beneath the overshirt.

A long chain necklace, dark jeans, a brown leather belt with a sheathed knife, and flip flops round out the look. If you can talk people into just about anything you’ll be fully in character. A little scary… but fully in character!

Banshee from X-Men

Banshee from the X-Men

Banshee – also known as Sean Cassidy – is an Irish mutant with the power of “Sonic Scream”. He first appeared in X-Men #28 (1967) and has made a few appearanes throughout various runs since then. Cassidy is both a former NYPD officer as well as an Interpol agent. When Banshee works with the X-Men he is usually a full decade or more older than the other members of his team and is usually places in a mentor role.

Although the character appears in X-Men: First Class he is best known from his portrayal in the comics. And though the specifics of his costume have changed there are a few things that stay constant. His suit is always green with yellow markings on the chest. You can use fabric paint to get the exact markings you want so that you can choose which costume variation to go with.

His costumes also have yellow boots and yellow gloves as well as wings of some kind that attach under the arms, along the sides, and down the legs. These can be replicated using a large shawl such as the one pictured above. Older variations of Banshee also have him smoking a long-stemmed pipe, though this accessory fell out of use in the ’90s.

Chris from Until Dawn

Chris from Until Dawn

Christopher “Chris” Hartley (voiced and acted by Noah Fleiss) is the resident geek of the Until Dawn group. He’s protective and selfless to a (potentially) fatal degree.

His costume is fairly straightforward though very warm. Basic jeans and sensible boots make up the base. Cosplayers than have to layer a white graphic tee, a blue button up, a green zip-up knit sweater, and a blue winter jacket. The shirt pictured above is not the exact shirt as that shirt does not exist. But if you can get a clear image of the shirt design from the game, many shirt makers may be able to replicate it.

Cosplayers can also add a bruise to the left side of their face if they want to recreate a mid-game look after Chris has survived a few attacks. As long as they keep the layers and the glasses, the costume will still be true to the game!

Wes from Don't Starve

Wes from Don’t Starve

Wes is one of the hardest characters to play in Don’t Starve. Easily scared and almost always hungry, he’s the challenge character everyone works up to. He also, oddly, has one of the most unique costumes.

Since Wes is a mime the signature of his look is the traditional mime makeup. He also has a striped umbrella and balloons that he carries around with him. His clothes are very simple but one of the few colorful outfits in the game. He wears a red and black striped shirt, black fitted pants, and black heeled boots.

Prince Nuada Silverlance from Hellboy

Prince Nuada Silverlance from Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Hellboy II: The Golden Army was the second Hellboy movie directed by Guillermo del Toro. It bears his trademark style of the darkly fantastic and nowhere is this mor clear than in the design of Prince Nuada Silverlance, the last heir of Bethmoora.

The elves seem to draw fashion inspiration from all over and Nuda is a perfect example of this. His usual costume is tight black fabric with leather armor pieces over the top. A red waist sash is nearly the only color aside from the yellowed tips of his hair. Finding wigs with his specific coloring is difficult so you will have to add the darker tips in yourself.

It is also hard to get a replica of Nuada’s blade. Most of the ones currently on the market run between $300 and $600. Cosplayers can substitute short blades like those pictured above or they can try their hand at making their own blade out of foam or plastic. Or, if they’re lucky, a 3-D printer!

Molly Finnister from Penny Dreadful City of Angels

Molly Finnister from Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

Molly Finister (played by Kerry Bishe) was a revivalist singer on the show Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. Although she ultimately chose death rather than continue the life her mother had trapped her in, Molly was best known for her stunning voice.

Singing like Molly isn’t easy, but her look is fairly straightforward. You’ll need a coiffed blonde wig in a ’30s style and a dress similar to those worn at that time. A handbag, nylons, and heels finish her look. Because of her religious studies, Molly carries heavy leatherbound books. And as a bonus, the book is an accessory you can use in many, many different costumes!

Branch from Trolls World Tour

Branch from Trolls World Tour

Branch (voiced by Justin Timberlake) is the erstwhile low-key love interest from the first Trolls movie. And while he might have been reluctant to join in on the chaos of Trolls, he is just as unwilling to leave Poppy’s side in Trolls World Tour. They are one of DreamWorks’ most adorable couples and that’s before you get to the toe-tapping music!

You might not be able to seeing like JT but you can get Branch’s look! Start with a black wig then add some light blue body paint. Finish off the look with a green vest and green shorts. Xero shoes get you close to Branch’s barefoot look until you can find or make a pair of invisible shoes, which there are tutorials for online. Green felt leavers makes it easy to recreate Branch’s vest while green felt squares can be cut down and decorated to recreate the patches on his shorts!