Posts by Allison

Astrid Hofferson from How to Train Your Dragon

In How to Train Your Dragon, Astrid Hofferson (America Ferrera) is a young Viking woman from the Hooligan Tribe, and the eventual girlfriend of Hiccup. She’s blunt in her speech but loyal to her friends, and excelled in the training of/with her dragon. Brown fur and armor, inspired by her Viking heritage, are fixtures in her outfit.

X-23 from the X-Men Comics

X-23 is a genetic clone of the famous Canadian X-Man Wolverine, successfully created in a lab by scientist Dr. Sarah Kinney after twenty-two failed attempts. Her first-ever appearance in X-Men lore was the X-Men: Evolution TV series, but was welcomed into the comic book universe with the NYX comics, which explained her origin story in a grittier fashion than the children’s cartoon before it. X-23 then entered the Marvel-Fox cinematic universe in the form of a young Mexican child in James Mangold’s Logan, but her teenage/young adult persona from the comics can be just as fun to cosplay.

Agent O from Men in Black

Agent O from Men in Black

Agent O (Emma Thompson) is a stern, experienced agent who worked her way up from being Chief X’s secretary to heading the New York branch of the MiB following the death of Chief Zed. She appears in the third Men in Black film and the recent reboot, Men in Black: International. Agent O’s severe fashion sense has undergone some tweaks over the years — instead of the standard blazer and buttoned-up blouse she wore in the third film, she currently opts for a mock neck and jewel-necked suit jacket over a black pencil skirt. This guide shows you how to recreate her clothing from both films.

Jethro Gibbs from NCIS

Leroy Jethro Gibbs from NCIS

Leroy Jethro Gibbs (played by Mark Harmon) is a gruff, hard-boiled NCIS Special Agent with a heart of gold. Despite his prickly exterior, Gibbs develops a strong, almost fatherly bond with several members of his team, especially forensic scientist Abby Sciuto. Gibbs is rarely seen without a cup of piping hot black coffee in hand, and if you happen upon him without one, you’d better run. Regardless of his mood, he’s known for slapping his team members upside the head and rebuking them with a long list of his rules for life.

Gibbs' Coffee Cup from NCIS

Make Your Own: Gibbs’ Coffee Cup from NCIS

Leroy Jethro Gibbs (played by Mark Harmon) is a gruff, hard-boiled NCIS Special Agent with a heart of gold. Despite […]

Summer Rose from RWBY Costume

Summer Rose from RWBY

Summer Rose (voiced by Sandy Lee Casey) is the deceased mother of RWBY‘s brave young protagonist, Ruby. The circumstances of her death are mysterious, but as Rooster Teeth’s anime-inspired webseries progresses, we are learning small details about her past and personality, from master cookie baker to responsible team leader with a “bratty” streak.

Asriel Dreemurr from Undertale

Asriel Dreemurr from Undertale

Asriel Dreemurr is the son of Toriel, who passed away before the events of Undertale. Although you won’t recognize him in the beginning, a sadistic, soulless version of Asriel — a mere shadow of his cute, docile younger self — is the first character you meet in the game.

Jonathan Bree

Jonathan Bree

Guitarist and music producer Jonathan Bree is known for his frequent collaborations with fellow New Zealand artist Princess Chelsea (such as “The Cigarette Duet”). His solo work as a musician is just as entertaining and bizarre, as he hides his entire behind a white mask and wears very Beatle-esque clothing for his onstage ensemble.

Monica Geller from Friends

Monica Geller from Friends

Monica Geller (Courteney Cox) is Rachel Greene‘s worldly, grounded roommate who takes the runaway bride in at the start of the Friends series. Monica’s presence on the show pushed boundaries on television, encouraging viewers to think about sensitive subjects such as obesity and what constitutes promiscuity in her day and age. Monica’s sense of style centers around comfortable blue jeans, and basic-colored camisoles, T-shirts, or blouses — to me, it is highly evocative of the nineties.

Tanith Low from Skulduggery Pleasant

Tanith Low from Skulduggery Pleasant

Tanith Low is a Hidden Blade magic user skilled in combat, stealth, walking on walls (and sitting on ceilings), and swordsmanship. She’s an ally of Skulduggery Pleasant and the honorary big sister of Pleasant’s apprentice, Valkyrie Cain. It is, in fact, Tanith, who first inspired Valkyrie to pick her name after casually using the phrase “raising Cain” (making trouble).