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Evan Hansen from Dear Evan Hansen

Evan Hansen is the lead character in the musical Dear Evan Hansen. He’s a high school student with social anxiety, so his therapist suggests writing positive letters to himself. One letter gets mistaken for a suicide note from his acquaintance, Conor Murphy. To comfort the Murphy family, Evan forges e-mails between them. It’s revealed his broken arm was from falling out of a tree, possibly his own suicide attempt. Ben Platt originated the role, winning him the 2017 Tony for Best Actor in a Musical.  The show is currently running on Broadway at the Music Box Theater, where Jordan Fisher plays Evan Hansen. Wrap the gauze around your arm, and if you’d like, write Conor’s signature in Sharpie.

Katherine Plumber from Newsies

Katherine Plumber is a character in Disney’s Broadway musical, Newsies. She is a young journalist who writes the article that gets the Newsies in the paper. She becomes close with Jack Kelly, the leader of the July Newsboys strike, and they develop a romance. Her outfit retains the style of the early 1900s, which is when the actual strike took place. Notable actresses who portrayed Katherine include Stephanie Styles and Kara Lindsay.

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Anya from Anastasia (Musical)

Anya is the protagonist of the Broadway musical Anastasia. As in the movie of the same name, Anya remembers nothing about her past. She meets Dmitry and Vlad while trying to get tickets for Paris. Plotting to steal money from the Dowager Empress, who is looking for her granddaughter, the two men take her in, and select her as their Anastasia impostor. While teaching Anya how to pretend, she discovers who she really is, and also falls for Dmitry. With the music box, Anya remembers her family lullaby, “Once Upon a December,” and realizes that she’s actually Anastasia. At the end of the musical, she reunites with the Empress and donates the reward money to charity. She also gets with Dmitry and they leave Paris together. Christy Altomare originated the role of Anastasia on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theater.

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Catherine of Aragon from SIX! the Musical

“There’s n-n-n-n-no way!” Catherine of Aragon is a historical figure and character in SIX the Musical. She is the first wife who got divorced from Henry VIII. She had five miscarriages with only a surviving daughter, who would become Queen Mary. When Henry VIII became enamored with Anne Boleyn, he sought to marry her instead, thus needing to separate from Catherine. Her song “No Way” references her spirited refusal to grant him a divorce, defending herself as his true wife and rightful Queen of England. Renee Lamb starred in the original UK tour and Adrianna Hicks originated the role on Broadway. This is admittedly the most difficult SIX outfit to recreate, but we suggest some items that play off the design of the costume. Use the studded trim on the corset top and skirt. Want more queendom? Check out our other tutorials for the SIX queens!

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Newsies

A newsie is a nickname for a newsboy. Newsies, the Disney movie turned hit musical, is based on the New York newsboy strike of the early 1900s. While there are main characters, such as Jack Kelly and Crutchie, this costume guide is for a generic newsie. It’s easy to make for any musical theater fan. Mix and match the elements in this guide to fit your own customized newsie. Then grab your newspaper and leap across the stage!

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Jackie Burkhart

Jackie Burkhart (Mila Kunis) is a main character in That 70’s Show. Her father is a lawyer with an expensive lifestyle, so Jackie is used to flaunting their wealth. Some may simply classify Jackie as the mean girl with a bossy attitude, but she’s driven and won’t settle for anything less. For instance, she finally breaks up with Kelso, who repeatedly cheats on her. Furthermore, Jackie is sensitive and genuinely wants others to care about her. She’s closest with Donna as the only two girls in the group, As seen in this costume guide, she has a preppy, girly sense of style.

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Lucas Lee from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Lucas Lee is an antagonist in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. He is a famous action-movie actor with several doppelgänger stunt doubles. More notably, he is one of the seven evil exes who Scott Pilgrim must defeat to be with Ramona Flowers. Scott outsmarts Lucas by challenging him to grind down a stair railing, where he falls to his death. Chris Evans, best known as Captain America, plays this role.

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Doug Dimmadome from The Fairly OddParents

Doug Dimmadome is a minor recurring character in The Fairly OddParents. He’s the owner of the Dimmsdale Dimmadome as well as other businesses and properties in Dimmsdale. His ten gallon cowboy hat comically gets larger with appearance. Sometimes he’s portrayed as an antagonist. His catchphrase, spoken with a Southern drawl, is: “I’m Doug Dimmadome, owner of the Dimmsdale Dimmadome!”

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Moira O’Hara from American Horror Story

Moira O’Hara is a character in American Horror Story. She appears in the first season, Murder House, as one of the many ghosts doomed to live in the house forever. The cause of her death was getting shot in the eye by Constance Langdon, who caught her husband making advances on her. To women, she appears as her “true self” — a pleasant elderly lady with a gray left eye. To men, she appears as a young seductress. In her words, this is because women see things for as they are whereas men see only what they desire. She befriends Vivian and tries to help during her pregnancy, but she preys on Ben’s adulterous desires. Frances Conroy plays her older self, and Alexandra Breckenridge plays her younger self as seen in this costume guide.

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Colin from What We Do in the Shadows

Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) is a main character in the FX show What We Do In The Shadows, a spinoff of the movie directed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement. Colin is a special type of vampire called an “energy vampire.” Instead of feeding on blood, like the other resident creatures, he feeds on energy. At his office job, he was notorious for annoying his co-workers and boring them with monotonous conversations. In short, he is a constant buzzkill. According to his roommate, Laszlo, he came with the house.