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“Thanksgiving Pants” Joey Tribbiani from Friends

“All right, where’s that turkey?” To the protests of his friends, Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) eagerly tears into the Thanksgiving turkey dinner, clad in a pair of Phoebe’s maternity pants and a classically comfortable T-shirt. Hilarity ensues as the credits roll. Whether or not he’s planning for a Thanksgiving food coma, Joey Tribbiani dresses comfortably in loose-fitting shirts and pants typical of the 1990s silhouette.

To recreate Joey’s iconic Thanksgiving pants, we’ve paired an obnoxiously colorful pair of Aladdin pants with a black shirt extender garment. It’s far more confining than real maternity pants, but at least the fake turkey is mostly filled with air!

Kazuma from Noragami

Kazuma (Eric Vale / Jun Fukuyama) is the blessed vessel / lead shinki of the Japanese fortune goddess Bishamon. Loyal to a fault, he’s been known to take matters into his own hand to help his mistress whether she realizes she needs it or not. When Yukine becomes Yato‘s blessed vessel, Kazuma eagerly takes the young shinki under his wing, though his motives in becoming close with his mistress’s rival (usually Bishamon-serving, as opposed to self-serving) come under Yukine’s scrutiny more than once.

August Walker from Mission Impossible Fallout

August Walker from Mission Impossible: Fallout

“There cannot be peace without, first, a great suffering. The greater the suffering, the greater the peace,” is the core belief of August Walker (Henry Cavill), alias John Lark. Unbeknownst to Mission Impossible‘s hero, Ethan Hunt, Walker is instrumental in orchestrating nefarious plans to achieve a new world order. Who would suspect such a sharp-dressed, level-headed gentleman (who bears an uncanny resemblance to Superman)?

Takita from Drifting Dragons Costume

Takita from Drifting Dragons

Takita is a young rookie aboard the Draking ship, Quin Zaza, and despite her inexperience, she is not the only quirky one with a mysterious past in the crew. Her time on the ship teaches her life skills and helps her to pay off her debts. The interesting thing about the Quin Zaza crew’s uniforms is that they’re styled not unlike real-world chef uniforms, which seems appropriate for a cooking anime/manga.

Hayley Williams of Paramore

Hayley Williams of Paramore at The Final Riot Concert

Hayley Williams is a multi-talented singer, once hailed as the “great orange hope” by John Mayer the her iconic dyed orange hair she had in the Paramore band’s early days, and an accomplished musician in her own right. With her Paramore bandmade Taylor York, Williams has recently released a groundbreaking solo album which candidly gives insight to her personal struggles. Although Hayley Williams’ personal aesthetic has evolved considerably since her debut in the music world, we can’t help but go back to the classic redheaded punk look she sported during Paramore concerts in the mid 2000’s.

To cut and style the red wig we’ve linked below, you can follow this YouTube video tutorial for Scene haircuts.

Hiyori from Noragami

Hiyori Iki from Noragami

The life of Hiyori Iki (Bryn Apprill / Maaya Uchida) first intertwined with Yato’s and Yukine’s when she unwittingly “saved” Yato from being hit by a passing bus. Now, whenever she falls asleep, her soul can leave her body in the form of a half-Phantom with a pink “lifeline” tail. This state won’t last forever, but Hiyori uses the time she has to defend her supernatural friends from matters going on way over her head.

This costume guide combines elements from two Hiyori outfits: her school dress and her outerwear — the latter of which is much easier to recreate from items you’ll likely find in your own closet.

Sniper from Team Fortress 2

TF2 Sniper

In Team Fortress 2, Sniper (voiced by John Patrick Lowrie) shows as much mercy to his far-off targets as the Australian Outback gave him in his harsh early years. Don’t mess with the Sniper, especially when you see him armed with a jar filled with yellow fluid. Sniper’s nemesis is the back-stabbing Spy.

Mike Nesmith from The Monkees

Mike from The Monkees

Mike (Michael Nesmith) is one of four real people in a “pretend” television band, The Monkees. In the years leading up to the TV show’s end, Nesmith and his “bandmates” fought to prove themselves as accomplished musicians in their own very real merits, and most cases, they succeeded. The four Monkees — Mike, Mickey, Peter, and Davy — often sported matching bib-front shirts, but Mike’s distinct costume piece is his green wool hat.

Kugaha from Noragami

Kugaha from Noragami

Kugaha was one of Bishamon’s many shinki (soul-weapons), and used his presence in the immense crowd that is her collection to take her down from the inside! Not even Bishamon’s Blessed Shinki, Kazuma, caught on until it was almost too late. Kugaha’s function in Bisha’s “family” of lost souls was that of doctor/healer; he had an arsenal of medicines and poisons to keep his mistress under his control.

Kugaha’s costume is surprisingly easy to assemble using very simple garments. The most complicated part, perhaps, is his headband; it can be recreated using the last three items on this list.

Iruma from Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-Kun

Iruma from Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-Kun

Iruma Suzuki (Laura Stahl / Ayumu Murase) walks a fine line between being an adorable sweetheart and the consummate doormat. He’ll do anything to help a person in want or need, if they do so much as say “please.” So when the demon Lord Sullivan asks him to become his adopted grandson (and Iruma’s extremely irresponsible parents don’t object), naturally, young Iruma couldn’t refuse! Plot twist: Sullivan is also the principal of the underworld’s local demon school, where human-eating demons with no concept of friendship will have their first “taste” of human companionship … if they can figure Iruma out!