Posts by A.C. Rodgers

Tyler from Total Drama Island

Tyler (voiced by Peter Oldring) started out a member of the killer bass. Somehow both sporty and accident-prone, he’s quick to take on the physical challenges but isn’t quite up to the games Heather has running in the background of the competition.

Cosplaying as Tyler is both easy and comfortable. You can either use your own hair or grab a brown wig to copy his look before adding a red and white sweatband over whatever you choose. After that all you need is a red tracksuit and a pair of white sneakers and you’re all set!

Skinny Pete from Breaking Bad

Skinny Pete (played by Charles Baker) is one of the few recurring side characters on Breaking Bad. He appeared in all five seasons and even made it out the far end alive which is more than most of the show’s characters can say. He is known for his gaunt appearance, trademark beanie, and quick wit that many people ignore because of his history as an addict.

When cosplaying Skinny Pete the key detail to nail is the beanie. He wears it through the entire show until he gives it to Jessie as a means of disguise. A simple black knit beanie serves as the base. And while there are no pre-made patches to match the one on the beanie, most tailor or alteration shops can probably make one. The design is a simple white square of fabric with a rampant eagle outline in black and then stitched roughly to the hat. DIYers might even want to have a go at doing it with some scrap fabric and black thread.

The rest of Pete’s outfit is consists of a tank top, an oversized hoodie, and basic jeans. They are often dirty and hang off his frame since he lives up to his name.

Captain Boomerang from The Suicide Squad

Captain Boomerang from The Suicide Squad

Nobody makes it onto the suicide squad without their fair share of problems. For Captain Boomerang – also known as George Harkness (and played by Jai Courtney) – those problems stem from his lack of concern when it comes to beating down, or even killing, anyone who gets between him and what he wants. Unfortunately what he usually wants is the property of other people. He is, after all, an “asset relocation specialist” and he quite enjoys the life of the thief.

Captain Boomerang’s approach to life probably isn’t the best thing to emulate, but his style definitely makes for a great cosplay. Jeans, a blue Henley, a blue sports jacket, and a long fur-lined coat make up the majority of his outfit. Black boots wrapped in duct tape finishes off the look, though actually wrapping boots in duct tape can leave some pretty nasty residue on the boots. Pomade can give your hair a similarly spiky, wild look. And, of course, you need the boomerang.

Brock Rumlow from Captain America The Winter Soldier

Brock Rumlow from Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Brock Rumlow (played by Frank Grillo) is one of the most notorious double agents inside of SHIELD. Far from the loyalty he claims to have for Fury’s organization, Rumlow is an agent of HYDRA, a member of the team that handles the Winter Soldier, and one of the men that tries to take down Captain America. It’s no wonder he ultimately becomes the villain Crossbones.

Before he becomes Crossbones, Rumlow favors black tactical gear for his uniform. A black t-shirt, a set of cross-chest straps, black tactical pants, black combat boots, black fingerless gloves, a tactical belt, a thigh holster, and a costume pistol are all you need for his costume. Most of the pieces also transfer easily to other costumes, making this a great option for a multi-day convention. Though if you do plan on wearing it to a convention, make sure you check their policies on prop weapons.

Teela from Masters of the Universe: Revelation

Teela from Masters of the Universe: Revelation

Voiced by Sarah Michelle Gellar, the newest version of Teela has all the strength and courage of previous versions with a modern take on what it takes to go up against Grayskull. She also has two costumes in the show – the classic and the modern – but for this cosplay write-up we’re going with the current version of her classic costume. It requires a fair bit of DIY but can be done with fabric paint and liquid stitch for those who aren’t ready to go all-in on sewing their own.

Starting with the skirt, cut the one listed above into the right shape, leaving enough room to fold the edges in for a hem, then seal them using Liquid Stitch. Next edge the skirt in gold ribbon, gluing it in place with Liquid Stitch. The best method is to fold the ribbon in half and glue one half inside the skirt so the hem is smooth ribbon. Finally, cut out the golden decoration for the front of her skirt using the satin. Use fabric paint to recreate the design, then glue it in place using Liquid Stitch.

Next take the shirt and edge the arms with ribbon the same as the skirt was edged. Using the gold paint pens, recreate the designs on her top. You can then add the designs to the corset using either the pain pens of the ribbon, whichever works best. Testing both methods on satin craps can find out which gets the look you want.

A little white faux fur trim and a pair of brown boots finishes off the main part of Teela’s. From there you’ll want to get an auburn wig and a pair of golden upper arm cuffs. Teela’s crown is hard to fine, but a blueprint is available on Etsy for those who are comfortable with EVA foam or want to give it a try. White gauntlets trimmed with gold acrylic paint mimic Teela’s gauntlets. From there all you need is a scabbard and a sword and you’re set! The sword pictured here is technically Wonder Woman’s but it’s a close fit to Teela’s style from the available options.

Cody from Total Drama Island

Cody from Total Drama Island

Cody (voiced by Peter Oldring) likes to think of himself as a ladies man. The ladies on the island, however, beg to differ. Still Cody has his own kind of charm. Tech-savvy and eager to help his teammates, he is a great asset to the Screaming Gophers until he has to leave the island, not to return to the competition until Total Drama World Tour.

Cosplaying as Cody is a great opportunity to use stuff you might already have in your closet. And if you don’t have the items, you can easily transition your new purchases into other cosplays or your daily wardrobe. A short sleeve yellow polo, grey long sleeve shirt, cargo jeans, and a pair of brown sneakers make up Cody’s outfit. You can add the stripes on his shirt with fabric paint. And if you want to get his messy hairstyle, you can either opt for a wig or style your own in a similar fashion.

Tommy Pickles from Rugrats

Tommy Pickles from Rugrats

Tommy Pickles (voiced by Elizabeth Daily) was a staple in the childhood of many Millennials. He led the group of friends known as the Rugrats, usually getting them into trouble (even if some of it was just make believe). His leadership and adventurous nature drove the whole show, so it’s no wonder people might want to cosplay as Tommy!

There are two ways to go about a cosplay like this. One is to get as close as possible to the original character and the other is to put a slight spin on. To get really close to the character, go for a blue t-shirt, a costume diaper, a prop bottle, a Reptar toy, and invisible shoes like those in this YouTube tutorial. If you don’t want to go the diaper route, you can swap that piece for a pair of white pants and a pair of shoes that match your skin tone. In either case remember to use yellow fabric paint to recreate the iconic yellow tabs on Tommy’s diaper. And while you might want to ditch the bottle if you go with the jeans, keep Reptar nearby. Tommy would!

WandaVision Halloween Costumes

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Space Jam 2: A New Legacy

Space Jam: A New Legacy

In 1996 Space Jam awed kids all over. Even kids who didn’t watch basketball begged to see it because of Michael Jordan and all the Looney Tunes. A new generation of kids gets to experience the same enchantment with Space Jam: A New Legacy. This time they’re treated to LeBron James as he tries to rescue his son from a wayward AI. And, with the help of the Looney Tunes, he knows he can.

Unlike most of the players in Space Jam, you can choose your team. If you’re feeling a little more mischievous than usual you can join the Goon Squad with purple shorts and a custom jersey. A full Toon Squad set lands you with Bugs and the gang. And a face painting kit can help you get the look of your favorite character. You might want to get Bugs’ look or maybe you want to go with Chronos’ style and get in sync with time.

Emily Dickinson from Dickinson

Emily Dickinson from Dickinson

Emily Dickinson’s life is the stuff of literary class lessons and book foreword fodder. But in the hands of Alena Smith and Hailee Steinfeld, Dickinson’s life takes on new glamour, pain, and style. The new approach brings Dickinson to life in a way few class syllabi could hope to. And it does it with a style all its own.

Given the show’s unique style, there are a range of looks to choose from. To get the look featured here, however, you’ll need to start with a red ballgown. After that, match red lipstick and flats to the gown, then style a brunette wig into the loose strands and updo Dickinson wears. Round out the look with a stunning leather journal for writing down all of your own brilliant ideas!