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Poison Ivy from DC Universe

Poison Ivy is a character in the DC Universe animated series Harley Quinn. She has the ability to control plant life, and owns a greenhouse in her apartment. A talkative Venus Flytrap named Frank the Plant provides comic relief.  In the first episode, she convinces Harley that the Joker is more in love with capturing Batman than with her. While she matches Harley’s sassy and headstrong personality, she keeps a more level head and knows how to rein Harley in. Ivy was originally is engaged to Kite Man, but she admits her feelings for Harley at the end of the second season. She is voiced by Lake Bell.

Hannah Montana

Hannah Montana was the celebrity persona/alter ego of pop singer Miley Cyrus. She had her own show on Disney Channel, which revolved around Miley Stewart, a normal high schooler, by day and Hannah, a teen pop sensation, by night.  Some of her famous songs include “Best of Both Worlds,” “Rock Star,” and “Nobody’s Perfect.” Her massive success resulted in two movies: one following her concert and the other as a conclusion to the show. She is known for her signature blonde wig. Later on, she made music as both Hannah and Miley, before just going by Miley. This makes a great throwback or Disney nostalgia costume.

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Catherine Parr from SIX! The Musical

Catherine Parr is a historical figure and character in SIX the Musical. She is the sixth and final wife of Henry VIII who survived. Her song “I Don’t Need Your Love” is a R&B ballad about having to abandon her feelings for Thomas Seymour to dutifully accept Henry’s proposal. It turns into an anthem for how she doesn’t need either of their love. In the show’s plot, Parr is the one who found the other queens and formed a pop band. Maiya Quansah-Breed starred in the original UK tour and Anne Uzele originated the role on Broadway. Use the blue holo vinyl and studded trim on the top and leggings. Want more queendom? Check out our Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard tutorials!

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Tsuyu Asui (Froppy)

Tsuyu Asui is a is a student in class 1-A at U.A. High School. Despite being referred to as “Tsu” by her friends, she addresses everyone with honorific suffix “chan,” which is normally only reserved for authority figures. Tsuyu is laid-back and level-headed, yet she is also very straightforward, always speaking her mind about others. Known as the Rainy Season Hero called Froppy, her Quirk is called Frog, which grants her all the abilities of a frog. Use the dark green face paint to draw a line across your face, underneath your eyes and over the bridge of your nose.

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Angie Yonaga

Angie Yonaga is a character in the anime Danganronpa. She studies at Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles and participates in the Killing School Semester. Her title is Ultimate Artist. She is very spiritual as she claims Atua creates her artwork. She is most eccentric character in the series, but she is always cheerful with a positive attitude. This costume assembles her Sprite look. Wrap the pink ribbon around the skirt and embellish it with paintbrushes. Hold one of the paintbrushes as a prop.

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Lord Farquaad from Shrek

Lord Farquaad is the main antagonist in the first Shrek movie as well as the musical. In spite of his small stature, he is a ruthless ruler of Duloc. He banishes fairytale creatures from his kingdom so it’s a “perfect place.” In attempt to pursue and marry Princess Fiona, he sends Shrek and Donkey to rescue her from her tower. When Fiona becomes an ogre, he rejects her, but he meets his demise when the dragon eats him. If you want to get creative with the costume, try making a pair of little legs out. Slip the trousers and boots onto pool noodles or pipe, and stuff the ends of the boots with newspaper. Affix the legs to underneath the jacket, and wear a pair of black pants so the legs look believable. An easier route is to paint little legs onto the thighs of black pants. Kneel and drape the cape to hide your real legs, and the effect is complete!

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Sirius Black from Harry Potter

Sirius Black, also known as Padfoot, is a character in the Harry Potter book and movie series. As a student at Hogwarts, he was part of the Marauders with Remus Lupin, James Potter, and Petter Pettigrew. When framed for murdering the Potters, he is sent to Azkaban, becoming the infamous Prisoner of Azkaban. He escaped by transforming into his Animagus, a large black dog. He is brave and loyal, but he has a temper and can be quite reckless. As his godfather, Sirius is protective and endearing towards Harry. Bellatrix Lestrange kills Sirius in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.

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Troy and Gabriella from High School Musical

Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) and Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens) are the two main characters in the Disney Channel original movie, High School Musical. Troy is the basketball prodigy at East High, whereas Gabriella is a remarkable science student. They sing a duet together for karaoke at a New Years Eve party. The pair reunites when Gabriella transfers to East High. After Gabriella gains the confidence to audition for the school musical, Troy volunteers to sing with her. When they make the callbacks, both Troy and Gabriella face a dilemma: to go forward with the musical, or stick with the status quo. This would make a great couples costume or just for pure nostalgia.

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Amity Blight from The Owl House

Amity Blight is a character in the Disney Channel animated series, The Owl House. She attends Hexside Academy of Magic and Demonics. Bright and competitive, Amity is a prodigious young witch. In the beginning, she exhibits hubris and looks down on others who don’t succeed like her. Although now Amity has shown a more sensitive side to her personality, such as when she bonds with her friend (and crush) Luz. You can dye the top of the wig with dark green Copic marker and the front with brown Copic marker. Then you can sew the gold button onto the cowl, and like magic, your costume is done!

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She-Hulk

She-Hulk is a superhero from the Marvel comics. By day, she’s Jennifer Walters, a lawyer working in Los Angeles and cousin of Bruce Banner. When he visited Jennifer in town, agents of a crime boss named Nick Trask shot and wounded her. Realizing she was going to die, Bruce volunteered for the blood transfusion and committed her to a hospital. The agents returned to attack, but the sense of danger activated the gamma radiation in the blood. Jennifer transformed into She-Hulk and used her newfound super strength to defeat them. Like Bruce, she can be intelligent as both Jennifer and She-Hulk. She briefly joined the Avengers and replaced The Thing in the Fantastic Four. Use the purple fabric paint to make the stripes on either side of the leotard. You can also use green fabric paint to shade the unitard to emulate her strong muscles.