Posts by Mandy

Doc Samson

Doc Samson is a character in the Marvel universe. His real name is Leonard Skivorski Jr, appearing primarily in The Incredible Hulk comics. He worked alongside Bruce Banner as a psychiatrist, and exposed himself to some of the gamma radiation that created the Hulk. As a result, he received superhuman strength and a muscular physique, as well as long green hair. Like his namesake, his power depended on the length of his hair.

Angel from Rent

Angel Dumott Schunard is a character in the musical RENT, written by Jonathan Larson to depict bohemian life in Lower Manhattan’s East Village during the HIV/AIDS crisis. Angel is a street drummer who finds Collins beaten up and left on the street. The two blossom into lovers and move in together. Both of them are HIV positive, and Angel eventually succumbs to the disease. Her funeral is a pivotal point in the musical, and changes the relationships between the characters. She is very caring, giving, and kind. Fans speculate whether she is a drag queen or a transgender woman, or perhaps even genderfluid.

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Cinderella

Cinderella is a classic princess from the animated film in 1950. Based on the fairytale of the same name, she works as a maid for her wicked stepfamily. They forbid her to attend Prince Charming’s ball, but the Fairy Godmother arrives to cast a spell to make her wish come true. Now with a carriage, horses, and dress, Cinderella can enjoy the ball, but she must return before midnight. She dances with the prince and falls in love. She loses her glass slipper, which is how he finds her. The shoe fits, and together they live happily ever after.

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Trina from Big Hero 6

Trina is a character in Big Hero 6: The Series, the animated television spinoff of the Pixar movie. On the outside, she appears to be a normal teenage girl who befriends Hiro Hamada. However, she’s really an android controlled by the malevolent Okabe, gathering intel on Hiro to orchestrate the perfect crime. She is voiced by Christy Carlson-Romano, who also starred in Even Stevens.

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Momo Yaoyorozu

Momo Yaoyorozu is a character in the hit anime, My Hero Academia. She got into Class 1-A at U.A. High School through official recommendations. Her enthusiastic dedication to becoming a Pro-Hero makes her a natural leader. Although she acts kind and polite, Momo can be brutally honest, but only to help her classmates improve. Her Quirk is Creation, which gives her the ability to create any object from her fat cells by knowing its molecular structure.

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Minoru Mineta

Minoru Mineta is a character in the hit anime, My Hero Academia. He attends UA High School as a student of Class 1-A in training to become a Pro-Hero. While timid, Minoru is known as the class creep, often ogling the girls. He freaks out in moments of stress and fear, though he is also surprisingly intelligent. This DIY costume lends itself to some craftiness. For the bottoms, stick the dots around the waistband of the shorts, and then hot glue a piece of ribbon underneath. You may find you’ll need hot glue for the dots as well. Use hot glue to affix three balls down the top of the balaclava, and use the rest as props.

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Benvolio Montague from Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Benvolio is a character in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, a 1996 film adapted from Shakespeare’s play. This adaptation reworks the Montagues and Capulets as rival business empires, replacing swords with guns. Benvolio is Romeo’s cousin and closest friend. While affiliated with the Montagues, he tries to make peace between the enemies, but he is unsuccessful. Dash Mihok takes on this reimagined role.

Women's History Month: Female Pop Culture Characters to Cosplay

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Inspirational Female Characters in Pop Culture to Cosplay

It’s important to see strong female characters represented  television, comic books, and stories. From intergalactic princesses to Amazonian warriors, young […]

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Lavender Brown in “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince”

Lavender Brown is a character in the Harry Potter series. Silly and sentimental, she is a pureblood witch who gets sorted into Gryffindor. Her favorite class is Divination. In her fifth year, she joined Dumbledore’s Army, initiated by fellow student Harry Potter. A year later, she started a relationship with Ron Weasley. However, she was rather clingy and annoying, which resulted in their breakup, and he eventually ended up with Hermione Granger instead. Lavender fought in the Battle of Hogwarts, but she died from the injuries of a werewolf attack. In the movies, she is mainly portrayed by Jessie Cave.

Koichi Hirose

Koichi Hirose is a character in the anime Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. He is the deuteragonist of the fourth arc and appears again briefly in the fifth arc of the series. At the start, Koichi is a timid high schooler in his first year. After he befriends Josuke Higashikata, he finds himself entangled in the world of Stand users. Like Josuke, he becomes a stand user and wields Echoes.