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Bendy from Bendy and the Ink Machine

Bendy is the mascot of Joey Drew Studios. The studio is in fact real but a fictional version is the setting of the incredible horror-puzzle-action game Bendy and the Ink Machine. In his original form, Bendy is a classic-style cartoon with a white face and white gloves. His hair, body, and shoes are all black.

To get Bendy’s look, you only need a few select pieces. Black dress shoes with large buckles, a black bodysuit, and large white gloves make up the majority of the costume. You can get Bendy’s hair style by using a short black wig and some wig styling gel. Mime makeup will recreate the rest of his look. You can even replicate Bendy’s cartoon-style eyes by painting your eyelids with black with a white wedge so you’ll look just like Bendy when you close your eyes.

Roy Batty from Blade Runner

Roy Batty (played by Rutger Hauer) is a replicant – an android – built for the sole purpose of fighting in places seen as too dangerous for humans, much like Pris, Zhora, and Rachael. Unfortunately for him, soldier replicants only have a four-year lifespan. It is this injustice that brings him back to Earth and pushes him to try any means necessary to extend his life. He’s one of sci-fi’s most enduring antiheroes and is almost more a fan favorite than the the movie’s hero, Deckard.

Roy’s costume is simple but pulling it off takes a little bit of work. There are two iconic parts to his look: his white blonde hair and the dove her carries. You can either bleach your hair or opt for a wig. And there are many prop doves on Amazon, one of which is listed above.

For the rest of his costume you will need a leather trench coat, grey t-shirt, black tactical pants, and  – as odd as it might sound – a pair of black and white sneakers. If you want to try and get some of the detailing on Roy’s coat you can use leather tubing and a hot glue gun to try and recreate the specific style.

It’s a simple costume with parts that can be repurposed for other cosplays. But it’s still a costume with an impact and a shelf life of a lot more than four years!

Isabelle from Animal Crossing New Horizons

Isabelle from Animal Crossing: New Horizons

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Isabelle is more or less the go-to person on every island when you need something done for its inhabitants. Anything other than construction, that is. She’s generally in a happy mood and, should news run thin, eager to share the latest and greatest news in television shows.

There are a few ways that you can achieve Isabelle’s look. The first way uses body paint to mimic the color of Isabelle’s fur. It can be applied to your face, neck, hands, arms, and legs. The other option is to use blush on your cheeks to mimic Isabelle’s blush but otherwise skip over her fur with the exception of yellow leggings. You can also add ears and a tail to both looks since Isabelle is a dog-type villager.

Regardless of which look you choose, you will want to use a blonde wig for the ponytail on top of her head, a pink button down, a white skirt, and black shoes. Isabelle’s shirt is a Nook Inc. branded shirt which might be hard to find. But a bleach pen and a little DIY can turn a basic pink button down into your very own Nook Inc. merchandise. It’ll be the last piece of the perfect Isabelle cosplay!

Glen Lantz from Nightmare on Elm Street

Glen Lantz from Nightmare on Elm Street

Glen Lantz (played by an early-career Johnny Depp) is one of the protagonists of the classic 80s slasher fic Nightmare on Elm Street. He is the boyfriend of Nancy, the films main hero and the one who ultimately finds out how to defeat Freddy Kreuger. Although Glen supports his girlfriend and believes her when  nobody else does, he ends up falling prey to Kreuger in one of the film’s most spectacular deaths.

Glen has several looks throughout the movie but the most iconic is the outfit he’s wearing right before he falls into Freddy’s clutches for the last time. A feathered brunette wig (or your own hair and some pomade) will give you his hairstyle. His top is a jersey-style sweatshirt that has been cut to bare his midriff, which you can easily recreate with a white pullover, blue fabric paint, and blue iron on numbers. All you have to do is paint stripes around the shoulders, iron on the number 10 and cut the sweater into a crop top.

Grey sweats, Nike socks, and white 80s-style trainers finish off the look. You can accessorize with a pair of large silver headphones. And, if you want to go for a post-Freddy Glen, you can add in some fake blood as well.

Liz Sherman from Hellboy

Liz Sherman from Hellboy

Liz Sherman (played to acclaim by Selma Blair) is the pyrotechnic female lead in Hellboy. She largely plays the role of Hellboy’s long-time love interest but her reach extends much further than that. Her abilities make her incredibly dangerous – dangerous enough to take out demi-demon monsters with a penchant for resurrection – but she herself is a peaceful and kind-hearted person.

Liz sports two looks throughout the movie. The first is an all-black look of boots, pants, a loose-fitting sweater, a peacoat, a scarf, and a beret. Accessories for this outfit can be an Americano (no cream or sugar) and a Polaroid camera. Her other look is a set of plain red scrubs seen after she is tricked into setting fire to her asylum by Rasputin’s magic. They are both very basic looks that are still classic Liz Sherman.

Nancy Green from Big City Greens

Nancy Green from Big City Greens

Nancy Green (voiced by Wendi McLendon-Covey) is the ex-wife of Bill Green and mother of Tilly and Cricket, the main characters of Big City Greens. She is a hardcore animal rights activist who has been arrested several times for releasing animals from their cages in factory farms.

Nancy has a very simple look even when she’s not in her pajamas like the picture above. She wears a leather biker jacket and leather boots (both of which are fake leather as Nancy likes to point out) along with a cropped purple tank top and jeans. A black leather belt with a large belt buckle finish her look while her curly red hair is her signature.

Mark Watney from The Martian

Mark Watney from The Martian

Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) is the unfortunate protagonist of both the book and the film The Martian. A sand storm leaves him stranded on Mars when the rest of his crew has reason to believe he’s dead. It becomes his mission to survive until they come back and rescue him.

While a full astronaut’s suit might seem like the most obvious costume for Mark Watney, it’s not his most iconic outfit from the film. That honor belongs to the clothes he wears while terraforming the inside of his habitat so he can grow crops.

The outfit is very simple and consists of light grey slip on shoes, grey cargo pants, a blue henley, and an official NASA sweatshirt in navy. Safety goggles and blue gloves can be added to recreate specific scenes when he was working with the soil. To really round out the costume, though, you’ll want to bring a few potatoes with you. And maybe some ketchup. Because Mark Watney will be the first to say that potatoes are always better with ketchup.

Tae Kwon Doug from Disjointed

Tae Kwon Doug from Disjointed

Tae Kwon Doug – also known as Douglas and played by Michael Trucco from Hush and Battlestar Galactica – is the rather inept antagonist on Disjointed. Though he starts the show firmly anti-drug (and woefully misinformed) he slowly comes around to the staff of the dispensary next to his dojang. He takes a special liking to Pete who he ends up treating as a sort of adopted son.

To cosplay as Doug you’ll want to get a dobok – the Korean term for a gi. You’ll also need a black belt and a headband as well as a few patches. It’s hard to have as many as Doug does, however, since he adds a new patch with each episode. Finish off the look with some camo camping crocs and you’re ready to take out the nearest BioWave.

Wally West from The Flash

Wally West / Kid Flash from The Flash

Wally West (played by Keiynan Lonsdale) is the son of Joe West and brother of Iris West-Allen. His mother left Joe and then discovered her pregnancy so Wally did not grow up knowing his father or his sister. He quickly takes a place on Team Flash and becomes Kid Flash as well as The Flash in certain timelines.

When he isn’t saving the world as a speedster he spends his time drag racing and trying to find where he fits in the wider world. He tends to prefer comfortable clothes like jeans, flannel button ups, and t-shirts as well as shoes he can easily drive in. And while his Flash costume is usually yellow, he has been known to wear the iconic red when called on to do so.

Jimmy from Ed, Edd, n Eddy

Jimmy from Ed, Edd, n Eddy

Jimmy (voiced by Keenan Christensen) is the neighborhood “soft” kid. He’s prone to tears, acts more delicate than he is, and inspires either protective instincts or the urge to tease. It all depends on who he’s talking to. Of course that’s only part of Jimmy’s personality. Under the surface is a devious and clever mind that you don’t want to get on the bad side of!

Cosplaying as Jimmy requires a little bit of DIY. For his hair you’ll either have to style your own hair using some serious pomade or you’ll want to use a blonde wig styled with something like an overdone pompadour in the front. Some heavy-gauge wire, a glue gun, and a plastic headband will recreate Jimmy’s iconic headgear. And after that all you need is a blue long sleeve shirt, cargo pants. and black shoes. After that it’s all about attitude and you’ve got the perfect Jimmy cosplay!