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Loners from S.T.A.L.K.E.R

Loners are the post-fallout survivors that don’t ascribe to any faction in the game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Set an an alternate history and taking place in the area around Chernobyl, each letter in the title stands for one faction of the society in The Zone. And of course Loners, well, work alone.

Loners have many different looks but they all follow a generally militaristic look. This means that most of the pieces for their costume are Army surplus. A tan tactical vest, tan tactical jacket, tan balaclava, camo pants, and tan combat boots make up the body of the costume. Many Loners also wear goggles and fingerless gloves. Accessories can include a gas mask and fake weapon, though be sure to check the costume weapon guidelines at any event you plan on attending!

Maggie from Maggie and the Ferocious Beast

Maggie and the Ferocious Beast is a long-running children’s show in Nick Jr. (in the United States, it has other homes in other countries). Maggie (voiced by Kirsten Stone) is an imaginative and adventurous little girl. She lives in Nowhere Land with her friend, the tame Ferocious Beast. Thy explore their world and make lots of friends along the way.

Cosplaying as Maggie is very easy! You start with a pith helmet and some red ribbon to make it look just like Maggie’s. Add a curly orange wig under that and you’ve got most of her most notable costume pieces all set! After that all you need is a yellow t-shirt, denim dress, yellow socks, and black Mary Jane shoes. There are, unfortunately, no Ferocious Beast plush toys as they’re super rare. But if you have a little time and some sewing skills, you can certainly make an adventure buddy of your own!

Ronnie Anne Santiago from The Casagrandes

Ronnie Anne Santiago from The Casagrandes

Ronalda “Ronnie” Anne Santiago (voiced by Breanna Yde and later Izabella Alvarez) is one of the main characters in The Casagandes and was originally a supporting character on The Loud House. She is tough as nails. Most of the time. She does have a soft spot for her friends though and doesn’t handle it well when others are mean to her.

Although Ronnie is a tried-and-true tomboy she seems to love the color purple. A lavender hair tie and lavender socks go well with black cuffed shorts and purple slip-on shoes. A purple zip-up hoody completes the look of this fun-loving prankster!

Karen Page from Daredevil

Karen Page from Daredevil

Karen Paige (played by Deborah Ann Woll in both Daredevil and The Punisher) is a secretary-turned-sleuth that works with Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson. After nearly being convicted of a murder she didn’t commit she goes to work with the two men and ends up embroiled in a whole new Battle for New York that lands her in the direct path of the most dangerous people in the city. Not least of which are Daredevil and The Punisher. Smart and determined, though, Karen makes it through and does her best to keep her friends alive and together in the process.

Although Karen often ends up in dangerous situations she dresses professionally. She wears her long blonde wig down and prefers blouses with pencil skirts and stilettos. Though she usually wears little to no makeup she will dress up as the occasion calls for. And of course she is never without paper, pen, and her phone so she can keep track of the news and clues that come her way.

Tauriel from The Hobbit

Tauriel from The Hobbit

Tauriel (played by Evangeline Lily) is a career soldier. She is loyal to her people and the Middle Earth as a whole. Her loyalty to good is so strong that it lands her at odds with her own leader but she still has to do what’s right.

Cosplaying Tauriel is much the same as cosplaying any Tolkien. A green tunic, brown braces, brown quiver, brown leather vest, and brown boots make up her clothing. An elven bow and blade are her weapons of choice. And of course no Tauriel costume would be complete without her long ginger hair and pointy ears. The ears featured above are blue as a base color so that ever cosplayer can customize them to their specific skin tone.

Kyoko from River City Girls

Kyoko from River City Girls

While Kyoko (voiced by Kira Buckland) is in detention with her best friend their boyfriends are kidnapped by local criminals. With nobody else to help, the girls take matter in their own hands in the beat-em-up brawler game River City Girls.

Kyoko’s costume is a great choice for closet cosplay. A long ginger wig and red headband with a bow starts off the costume. A blue and white Letterman’s jacket, a white button up shirt, red tie, and grey pleated skirt create her uniform. Her black and white knee-high socks and blue sneakers probably aren’t dress code though!

Captain Morgan Mascot

Captain Morgan

Captain Morgan is easily one of the most recognizable mascots. You don’t even have to dress like a pirate if you pull his name in a game of charades. Just put your hand on your hip and mime standing on a barrel. Most people will know exactly who you’re talking about.

And though you might not need to dress like a pirate to evoke The Captain, there’s no reason you shouldn’t! Especially on August 16, National Rum Day. Most of the pieces of his costume are pretty easy to find and can be mixed into other period costumes for an added bonus!

The first thing you need is a red and gold pirate hat. Under that you’ll want a long black wig and a black goatee. A red and gold pirate’s coat, white shirt with a ruffed collar, brown leather bandolier, and blue collared cloak make up the top half of his clothing. You’ll have to add gold edging to the cloak but gold tape should make that easy. Black breeches, a brown belt, and brown boots make up the bottom half. And of course no pirate would be complete without his saber and his pistol. You don’t need to carry a barrel with you though you can if you like. Finding anything to prop a foot on and strike a pose will do just fine!

Misako from River City Girls

Misako from River City Girls

River City Girls is a beat-em-up brawler game that was released for multiple platforms. One of its two main characters, Misako (voiced by Kayli Mills) starts out the game in detention. When she finds out her boyfriend has been kidnapped – along with her best friend’s boyfriend – the girls break out of detention to save the day!

Misako’s costume is fairly easy and also fair comfortable! She wears her black hair in a bob pinned back with red pins. Her uniform shirt and red tie are easy to copy, so long as you tuck her your tie like she does! From there all you need are a pair of black shorts, a pink backpack, green thigh-high socks, and pink loafers. Put it all together and you can be brawling in River City in no time!

John Paul J.P. Mercer from Craig of the Creek

John Paul “J.P.” Mercer from Craig of the Creek

John Paul Mercer (voiced by Michael Croner) – known as J.P. to his friends – is the oldest kid on the show Craig of the Creek. But being the oldest doesn’t make him the leader. In fact J.P. seems happiest going with the flow that his friends set. He’s loyal and kind-hearted, always quick to help those in need and capable of easily make friends.

Cosplaying as J.P. requires a little bit of DIY. His signature orange hair can be recreated with a wig but his hockey jersey is a different story. To replicate it you will need to buy a plain orange hockey jersey and then use white fabric to add the band around the abdomen and the smaller bands around the arms.

J.P.’s tan jeans will also require a little bit of DIY since his rough and tumblr brand of fun has worn a hole in the right knee and left them a bit dirty. Once that hole is in place, though, your outfit just needs a pair of black sneakers to be complete!

Kelsey Pokoy from Craig of the Creek

Kelsey Pokoly from Craig of the Creek

Kelsey Pokoly (voiced first by Georgina Cordova and then later by Noel Wells) is the smallest and possibly youngest member of the main gang on Craig of the Creek. She is a very dramatic child with a love of books and a wild imagination that fuels her adventures.

Kelsey’s cosplay requires just a little bit of DIY but is fairly straight-forward. Pink shorts, blue rain boots, a dark blue cape, and a pet budgie are the easy-to-gather parts of the costume. A red wig will replicate her hair but it will have to be styled in a bun that sits at the back of the head.

Her shirt is where the DIY really comes in though. The chest of Kelsey’s shirt is taken up by a large, pale heart. This can be recreated on a light blue or light teal shirt with a bleach pen. Once that’s done, the costume is ready to go!