Posts by A.C. Rodgers

Sandman from Spider-Man 3

Thomas Haden Church is no stranger to playing the bad guy. His iconic George of the Jungle role is proof enough of that. But his turn as Flint Marko (also known as Sandman) in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 was definitely one of the highlights of the film. It introduced a whole new generation to the character and made him a fan favorite villain for people everywhere.

Flint’s cosplay is easy to pull together and, depending on your other characters, the pieces can serve in a variety of other costumes. The most difficult part is his shirt. Finding striped shirts in the right shade is a little tricky so you will be better off making your own. Start with a medium green t-shirt and add in the stripes using either black dye or black fabric paint. After that all you need is a brown belt, brown shoes, and a pair of olive cargo pants.

KnowsMore from Wreck-It Ralph 2

Have you ever wondered what happens when you send out a search request? Well in the world of Wreck-It Ralph, a little person in the computer searches up the answer and sends it back to you. And if you use the KnowsMore browser, that little person is KnowsMore himself. Voiced by Alan Tudyk, this studious fellow is as brave as he is smart. Though it takes him some time to figure that out!

KnowsMore is a great cosplay, so long as you don’t mind a little purple body paint. And while you can also use a bald cap to cope his domed head, you can also opt for purple hair dye or a purple wig to put your own little spin on his look.

Once you’ve got your purple preference locked in, you’ll need a white shirt, a vest, a bow tie, a dark blue suit, and loafers. His cap will take a little extra work, however. You’ll have to switch out the blue tassel with a gold one and remove the 2021 pendant which is easily done with a pair of snips or pliers. Grab a pair of spectacles and you’re now ready to answer the internet’s questions. Just keep an eye out for viruses!

Lady Dimitrescu Ekaterina Lisina Cosplay

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Grigori Rasputin from Hellboy

Grigori Rasputin from Hellboy

Rasputin is one of modern history’s most mysterious figures. Mike Mignola’s take on the man in the original Hellboy comics published through Dark Horse. And there is no denying the sinister air Karel Roben brings to the character in the 2004 film adaptation.

Part of what sets Rasputin apart even from his Nazi henchmen is his penchant for dark near-religious regalia. In the 1940’s he wears a flowing black robe trimmed at the neck with black fur and decorated with cold cordwork designs. While the exact coat is hard to find, a plain black overcoat can be altered with a segment of fake black fur and appliques attached with either fabric glue or safety pains, depending on your skill level and if you want to use the coat for other costumes.

The same coat can be used without the fur and with additional brocade decoration down the front and cascading across the shoulders. Both this look and the ’40s look are worn over black pants and black boots, skipping the shirt.

Between his two ritual-esque looks, Rasputin favors a black suit, black dress shoes, a black overcoat, and a draped purple scarf as well as some iconic black sunglasses.

All three looks are rounded off with a bald cap and a goatee.

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Chief Zed from Men in Black

Chief Zed from Men in Black

The Men in Black is a mysterious organization. And few are more mysterious than their leader, Chief Zed. Played by the late Rip Torn, Zed is sardonic and sarcastic but never lets that get in the way of doing his job. Or trying to do right by his agents.

The Men in Black all have a standard uniform and Zed is no exception. They are the quintessential “G-men”. A black suit, black shoes, a black belt, and a black tie over a white button down shirt is their uniform. Black sunglasses, an MIB badge, a neuralyzer, and a Noisy Cricket help too. But for Zed there is one thing that has to be included or his costume won’t be complete: His goatee.

Larryboy from VeggieTales

Larryboy from VeggieTales

LarryBoy is the superhero alter ego of Larry the Cucumber (voiced by Mike Nawrocki). He uses every power in his control to be the best superhero he can be. Which, generally speaking, are his plunger ears. Those and his LarryMobile which is as close to all-terrain as it can get!

Cosplaying as LarryBoy means taking a few liberties with the look. Larry is, after all, a cucumber. He has no arms or legs. You, as a human, are going to have to improvise.

To that end, use a white long sleeve lace-up shirt as his  top and paint on a yellow vest and ties using fabric paint, reminiscent of Silver Age hero costumes. A pair of purple shorts worn over yellow running pants will give you the purple bottoms while still sticking to that Silver Age style. A back belt serves as a utility belt while yellow foam and silver paint can recreate his belt buckle. You can either hot glue this to your belt buckle or glue a magnet to the back of the foam, depending on how permanent you want the modification to be.

Larry’s hat is where it gets a little tricky. Plungers can be kind of heavy. But if you can find two lightweight ones, you can cut the posts down and glue them to either side of a purple mask. Purple foam and more hot glue gives you the crest of his mask while green face paint gives you the signature cucumber look. Then all you need is a pair of black hero boots to finish off your costume.

Mr. Resetti from Animal Crossing

Mr. Resetti from Animal Crossing

Most Animal Crossing players have come across the old temptation. The temptation to reset their island. It’s a lot of progress to make up and a lot of work to put in. But it might be worth it. If it weren’t for one little hiccup: Mr. Resetti. You can go ahead and reset your island if you want. As soon as he’s done lecturing you!

Dealing with Mr. Resetti might be hard but his cosplay isn’t! You need a mining hat and costume pickaxe, naturally. And black pace paint for the whiskers is a must.

The Comedian from Watchmen

The Comedian from Watchmen

Eddie Blake is not what you would call a nice man. He’s done his fair share of hero work as The Comedian and the press loves his patriotic public persona. But behind closed doors he’s not what most people would call a hero. Jeffrey Dean Morgan manages to bring a certain charm to the character in Zack Snyder’s 2009 adaptation. But it’s up to the audience how long that charm holds out.

Blake is a military man and a good portion of his costume is inspired by the military. Black combat boots, black tactical pants, and his thigh holster with a (costume) pistol all stem from his interest in the military. His chest piece is pretty easy to recreate with a paintball vest and leather belts can be repurposed as the straps over his shoulders. His belt buckle can also be recreated using black foam painted with the same silver spray paint you’ll need to modify pre-made shoulder protectors so they have the red, blue, and silver colors Blake wears.

Add a mustache, mask, and smiley button as your finishing touches and you’re good to go. Just don’t forget the cosmetics glue to keep your mask in place!

Leon from Brawl Stars

Leon from Brawl Stars

Don’t let the comfy laidback look fool you. Leon is legendary and we do mean legendary. Voiced by Thomas Hageena, he’s one of the fastest characters in the game and is absolutely lethal at close range. He might rock an oversize hoodie, but when he brawls he aims to win.

Leon’s look is all about casual comfort. After all, he’s tough enough without having to put on a show about it! Unfortunately his hoodie is as unique as he is which means it takes a little bit of DIY to recreat.

Start with a green zip up hoodie and some yellow fabric paint. The Soft fabric paint is a great choice because it keeps your garment soft and flexible rather than making it go stiff. Use this to paint a yellow stripe from the from of the hood all the way back to the neck seam. Then use the same paint to turn the entire hem area yellow. Use blue fabric paint on the pockets to turn them blue.

The giant buttons are a little bit tougher. Before attaching them to the sweater, use blue cat bowls black hot glue sticks to create the “thread” inside each “button”. Then you can either glue them straight to the hoodie or glue magnets on the bottom and use use the other side of the magnet to keep the bowls in place through the hoodie. Once you decide on how to attach them, use the pink foam and the glue gun to add the bit of Leon’s hair that sticks out from under his hood.

Now all you need to finish your look is a pair of denim shorts, a lollipop and invisible shoes like these, and you’re ready to brawl!