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Libra

Libra (September 23rd to October 22nd) is the seventh sign on the zodiac wheel ruled by the planet Venus. Libra is represented by the scales and is the cardinal air sign of the Zodiac. Libras’ most notable trait is their fixation on balance. Typically they are the friends you reach to in times of struggle due to their great listening skills and solid advice. Strangely enough one of their major flaws is when pressed for an answer they have a difficult time with decision making. This libra costume is light and airy with golden accents throughout. The costume is ideal for any Libra on Halloween.

Phil Connors from Groundhog Day

In Groundhog Day, Phil Connors played by Bill Murray is a conceited TV weatherman. On February 2nd he covers the groundhog day celebrations in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The next day he awakens to realize it February 2nd all over again. He realizes he in an endless loop. At first he steals and manipulates people each day. Later he grows depressed from the isolation of reliving each day knowing the next won’t matter. After falling in love with his producer Rita he begins to commit acts of kindness instead of petty crimes. Finally, he breaks the loop. This costume is extremely warm and will be a great choice for fall if you live in a colder climate. If you live somewhere warmer I suggest wearing a short sleeve button down and substituting the winter trench coat with a raincoat.

Korben Dallas from The Fifth Element

In The Fifth Element, Korben Dallas played by Bruce Willis is a quickly going broke taxi driver and former special forces soldier for The Federated Army. Korben was thrust back into the special forces after Leeloo fell from a building into his taxi cab. He is now on a mission with her to retrieve the other four elements in order to prevent the great evil from destroying the earth. This is a casual costume great for any cosplay or Halloween event.

Lexi Howard from Euphoria

In Euphoria, Lexi Howard played by Maude Apatow is a level headed student at East Highland. She and Rue have been best friends since childhood though they have drifted apart over the years. Lexi is smart and put together. She wants to support Rue but gets frustrated and often feels used. She usually dresses in colorful knit sweaters and patterned mini skirts.

Melina from Total Recall

In Total Recall, Melina (played by Rachel Ticotin) is the woman from Quaid’s Martian dreams. She is a resistance fighter seeking to overthrow Cohaagen. Quaid finds her at her club The Last Resort where Quaid tells her he doesn’t remember who he is. Together Melina and Quaid join forces to bring justice to the people of Mars. Melina mixes black and brightly patterned clothes. She wears a creamy eyeliner and a mauve colored lip.

Lori from Total Recall

Lori played by Sharon Stone in Total Recall is a major antagonist. She is a spy working for Vilos Cohaagen and pretending to be Douglas Quaid‘s devoted wife. Lori is in the middle of exercise when  Doug rushes home after a Rekall appointment turned to violence. He exclaims to Lori his friends and others were now trying to kill him. Lori tells him to stay calm leaves the room to go get help. She returns with bullets and starts shooting at him. Lori tells Quaid he has had a memory implant before and years of his memories are simply fictional. Lori was never his wife to begin with and simply was there to keep an eye on him. Lori tries to trick him one last time and tells Quaid that she would like to show him what kind of woman she really is. Quaid does not trust her and soon realizes she has called for back up. He knocks Lori out and escapes. One of the men approaching turns out to be Lori’s real husband Richter. Lori wears Jane Fondaesque work out gear and mixes bright colors with suspender leggings. This costume is a simple easy choice for Halloween night or any sci-fi movie convention.

Morana from Castlevania

Morana voiced by Yasmine Al Massri in the Netflix animated series Castlevania is one of the show’s antagonists. She is a member of The Council of Sisters and serves as both the strategist and economist. Morana has been the face ruling Styria while Carmilla has been away. Morana and Striga work in unison to keep the kingdom running. The two have been romantic partners for a very long time and rely on each other for thoughtful decision making when it comes to the kingdom. Morana’s color schemes include royal blue, white, gold, and wine red. For this outfit, I suggest closing the Royal Blue Long Sleeve Bolero Cardigan with the Gold Stone and Chain Brooch. If you’d like you can look up tutorials to do a full eyelid winged liner look with the blue eyeliner. Another important tip is that you can use your everyday liquid foundation on the Long Elf Ears. Dab it on with a beauty blender so it will match your skin tone. This ornate costume will surely have you standing out from the crowd at any cosplay event.

Trevor Belmont from Castlevania

Trevor Belmont voiced by Richard Armitage in the Netflix animated series Castlevania is the main protagonist. Trevor’s lineage is that of the Belmont Clan, famously known as a family of vampire killers. He is the last known survivor of his family. During his travels, Trevor meets The Speakers in a town names Gresit. He notices how the people of the town prosecute them and tries to lend a helping hand. An elderly man tells Trevor that his grandson is in the catacombs seeking “the sleeping soldier” who would defeat Dracula’s army. Trevor finds Sypha Belnades turned to stone and defeats a cyclops in the catacombs. After returning above ground in Gresit, the two accidentally land back in the catacombs while battling monsters. This is where the find “the sleeping soldier” who is revealed to be Alucard. The three travel together to gather information and defeat Dracula’s army. Trevor’s personality is a bit cocky and sarcastic. He is especially rude to and untrusting of Alucard due to their family’s century-old history of hatred for each other.

Trevor’s costume deals with a lot of layering. I first recommend ordering two sizes of stencils or making your own with an Exacto knife and mylar paper. If you do decide to order a pre-cut stencil I would choose a small 4×4, and a larger 8×12 or bigger. These stencils will be for the Belmont Crest (you can find high res pictures on google). The smaller crest will go on the right side of your White Medieval Gothic Shirt. You will need to put cardboard in between and use a stencil brush for the cleanest look.  Now do that on the Brown Vest and/or The Black And Red Hooded Cloak using the same process. Once your crests are dry you can put on the outfit. The White shirt will go over your pants, followed by the Red Medieval Cowl (wrap it around almost like if you were tying a flannel around your hips). Keep everything in place with the black leather belt at your waist. Next put on the Red Harness and then the Brown Vest. after that, you can put on the other accessories. Once completed you will have a very original DIY costume for any cosplay event.

Louise Elizabeth Sawyer from Thelma and Louise

Louise Elizabeth Sawyer played by Susan Sarandon is an independent woman living in Arkansas. She works as a waitress and has an on again off again boyfriend named Jimmy. Her best friend is Thelma, a sweet but very naive young housewife in an abusive relationship. Louise wants to have a weekend getaway with Thelma not realizing entirely how bad Thelma’s home life has been. The two hit the road in Louise’s baby blue 1966 Ford Thunderbird and get into trouble by nightfall. This is definitely a warm-weather outfit but if you live in a colder climate a leather, suede, or jean jacket could be added. It is a casual look with light make up but definitely a costume that you need a partner to feel complete in. There is no Louise without Thelma and vice versa!

Thelma Yvonne Dickinson from Thelma and Louise

Thelma Yvonne Dickinson played by Geena Davis is a housewife living in Arkansas. She married young and is in an abusive relationship where she does not get much if any freedom. Her best friend is Louise who is a waitress and works for a living. Thelma’s character is desperate to experience an exciting new life as she has been trapped in a life she never really wanted. She, however, tends to overcompensate with drinking. Within the nightfall of their weekend getaway, Thelma has a traumatic incident that only Louise could save her from. The two go from a pleasant vacation to a drastic measure runaway to escape the US and find safety in Mexico. Thelma’s style is a little more glamourous than Louise. Use blue eyeshadow and a substantial amount of any rose-colored blush. This is a warm-weather outfit but you could add a leather, suede, or jean jacket if you live in a colder climate. What completes this look is having a partner! There is no Thelma without Louise and vice versa.