Posts by MercyZero

Gina Montana from Scarface

In Scarface, Gina Montana played by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is Tony Montana’s little sister. Tony is overprotective of her and hypocritically does not want her using or being around others that use or deal drugs. Gina is hard working with a passion for being a hairdresser but her life is ruined due to Tony’s obsession with control over her life. Gina’s Babylon Club outfit is all about gold metallics and classic smokey eye/red lip makeup.

Leo

Leo (July 23rd to August 22) is the fixed fire sign of the zodiac. They love to be in the spotlight and are as passionate as they are theatrical. Leo is in the 5th placement on the zodiac wheel. Being ruled by the Sun makes Leos natural born leaders. Leo’s downfall lies is being a bit too self absorbed. Leos love to stand out which is why this fiery red outfit is a perfect match for Halloween. If you live in a colder climate add a faux fur coat to complete the look!

Dorothy Vallens from Blue Velvet

Dorothy Vallens played by Isabella Rossellini is a performer at The Slow Club. Her favorite song to perform is Blue Velvet by Bobby Vinton. Recently her life has taken a turn for the worse and her son has been kidnapped by the violent drug dealer Frank Booth who is also her abusive partner and main suspect of a murder case in Lumberton. Jeffrey, a young college student, begins to investigate the murders on his own outside of police jurisdiction. Him and Dorothy become a lot closer and he helps her save her son. Dorothy’s character is complex. She has been abused physically and emotionally and is currently under Frank’s control. She is very unsafe and it dwindles her mental health. She is going through all these hardships and yet she still prevails as an elegant and strong role through out the film. This costume is very glam and best worn in the evening. Think Halloween night at a divey bar or local club where live music is played.

Carmilla from Castlevania

Carmilla (played by Jaime Murray in the Castlevania animated series) is the Vampiress Queen of Styria. She was a former general of lord Dracula’s army but by all accounts has become a traitor. She tricked the devil forgemaster Hector into joining her and then held him as her prisoner. She now plots to usurp control over the other vampires and create an army that will force humankind into fear and submission. Carmilla notably has a color scheme of red and gold with long white hair. I recommend using the white mascara in both your eyelashes and eyebrows to complete the vampiric look.

Debbie Harry from Blondie

Debbie Harry from Blondie

Debbie Harry is the lead singer of the band Blondie. Blondie was one of the frontier early punk bands of 1970’s New York City and played at the famed CBGB’s with bands like The Ramones and The New York Dolls. For Debbie’s hair I recommend using texturing paste and teasing it with a comb. Creating a dramatic smoky eye is essential, look up tutorials if you need a bit of practice. Finish off with a glossy lip and you are ready to go out.

Truman Burbank from The Truman Show

Truman Burbank played by Jim Carrey is a young insurance salesman living in the town of Seahaven where he was born and raised. Truman has been living a very average life. Such a normal life that he doesn’t realize the entire country has been watching him live it since he was born and that Seahaven is actually a movie set. All of his friends and loved ones are also paid actors. With his hopes to leave Seahaven and travel to Fiji the truth begins to unfold for Truman. This costume is casual and sort of a business type outfit. The look should be easy to put together and comfortable to wear all day.

Spawn

Albert Francis Simmons (played by Keith David) is the main protagonist of the series Spawn. During his mortal life, Al was most recently working for the secret service where he was an international assassin. He was frustrated with his work and continued butting heads with the director of the CIA John Wynn. Al planned on retiring to have a more domesticated life with his wife Wanda. However, during his final mission in Botswana, he was murdered by a fellow mercenary hired by John Wynn. Al was sent to Hell in the afterlife due to his many years spent as an assassin. In Hell, he made a deal with The Devil to become a Hellspawn in exchange to see his wife again, thus becoming Spawn.

This costume may take a bit of crafting in order to have a complete look. Other materials you may need are a flat paintbrush, a piece of cardboard, painter’s tape, scissors, an awl, a sewing kit, or a hot glue gun. Firstly look up a few resource images for the white lines on spawns suit. Place cardboard on the inside of the suit to keep the fabric paint from bleeding as well as allowing the suit to stretch for more accurate line work when complete. While the paint drys, you can poke a hole big enough on the side of the skull mask in order to fit the elastic band through. You will need to measure the elastic band to fit around your hips with and extra inch or two so you seal the elastic around the mask. Once the hole is prepared and you measured your elastic, slip about 1-2 inches through the back and once it is through you can choose to either sew or hot glue it together. Wrap the elastic around and repeat the process. You will need to create a small hole on your cape to apply the biker vest extenders. Note that you will need to buy two of the decoration chains. Once all is done you have a great DIY costume for any cosplay or Halloween event!

Sypha Belnades from Castlevania

Sypha Belnades (played by Alejandra Reynoso in the Castlevania animated series) is a sorceress with control over the elements. Her people, the speakers, are a nomadic tribe of scholars and magicians. Syphas people were wrongly accused of causing Dracula’s mass murders of humans and therefor were mostly in hiding. Sypha herself presented as a young man so she would not be accused of being a witch. She met Trevor Belmont in The Catacombs after being turned back from stone once he killed the cyclops that attacked her. The two start working together shortly after and decide to start on a quest to kill Dracula and defeat his army. Sypha’s Costume requires a good amount of layering. I recommend turning the Teal Mesh Poncho Top inside out and cutting from the bottom along the seam until you reach the top of the shoulder. This will give more visibility to the layers underneath the poncho. Use the bandage wrap over her tank top which should be tucked into her skirt. This is a fun simple DIY costume that will be a great choice for any cosplay event.

Isaac from Castlevania

Isaac (played by Adetokumboh M’Cormack in the Netflix series Castlevania) is Dracula’s human right-hand man and one of the two devil forge masters in Dracula’s army. Unlike his naive counterpart Hector, Isaac is extremely loyal and passionate about ending humanity. He has seen the dark side of humanity from an early age and although he may technically be a major antagonist in Castlevania, one can not help but feel for Isaac. He is a complex character that has as much willpower to build an army of demons as he has compassion for those who are kind to him. Isaac’s costume takes a bit of layering. You will need to wear the Black Leather Neck Seal underneath the Medieval Black Lace Up V-Neck Long Sleeve. After tucking the long sleeve into the Medieval Trouser Pants you can wrap the Wine Red Sash Belt around your waist. After this, you can go about adding the other accessories. Once everything is on you will be ready for any cosplay event or Halloween party.

Samuel Brett from Alien

Samuel Brett (played by Harry Dean Stanton) was the engineering technician aboard the USCSS Nostromo in Alien. Brett was one of the first to fall to the Xenomorph while repairing the ship. Brett is one of the blue-collar workers aboard the ship. He feels overworked and underpaid for his skilled trade and is constantly asking Dallas for a raise. Brett sports a messy loosely buttoned Hawaiian shirt which makes his character memorable despite his short time on screen.