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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.

Arthur Koblenz Dallas From Alien

Arthur Koblenz Dallas (played by Tom Skerritt) is the captain of The USCSS Nostromo in Alien. Dallas was brash in making decisions and ultimately made choices that fatally harmed the group and himself. Dallas’s western style work jacket is his most identifiable characteristic.

Nate Jacobs from Euphoria

Nate Jacobs played by Jacob Elordi is a major antagonist in the HBO series Euphoria. He is your stereotypical high school jock. The East Highland star quarterback is well known for his toxic behaviors. His father Cal Jacobs is equally toxic and has raised Nate to push down his emotions leading to him usually exploding with anger. Nate struggles with his sexuality and has a lot of internalized homophobia. It seems he also knows something about his own father’s sexuality which has been a long-kept family secret. Nate is very manipulative and abusive towards his on and off again girlfriend Maddy Parez. The two don’t seem to stop sneaking around and getting back together. Nate’s style is super simple and preppy. The attire is casual but very well kept. This costume should be easy to put together even as a last-minute Halloween costume. It would work great as an addition to a Euphoria group costume.

Striga from Castlevania

Striga (played by Ivana Milicevic in the Netflix series Castlevania) is one of the members of the council of sisters. Her role in the council is serving as the head general to the army of vampires. Striga and Morana work closely side by side keeping Styria up and running. They are also in a loving relationship and are the main rulers of Styria when Carmilla is away. Striga has a serious nature and is weary towards rash decision making when it comes to the welfare of her empire. Her thoughtful decision making skills show her to be a great military strategist. Striga’s costume takes a considerable amount of wrapping. After putting on the White Gothic Dress fold the Black Medieval Cowl around your waist so that the fabric goes a bit above your waist and falls down to your lower thigh. The cowl has a pin but if you want extra security I suggest using safety/dress pins where you feel is necessary. The you will wrap the Wine Red Sash over the black cowl. Use the sash to cover up the cowls pin if it is very visible. The sash should go a bit above the waist and end close to the hips. This may also require safety/dress pins to keep tight. Once everything feels secure you can wrap the belt around your waist.  I suggest doing your make up now. The Costume Vampire Ears can be matched to your skin tone with the daily foundation you use. You can over draw your brows to make them look stronger if youd like. After getting the Vampire Fangs on, apply the Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick In ‘Gigi.’ Once your make up is done put on The Black Leather Single Shoulder Cover and Black Leather Spiked Bracer. Finally, wrap the Royal Blue Cowl around your neck and put on the Black Leather Foldover Boots and you are all set. This is a great costume especially if you are doing group castlevania costumes with some friends or a couple costume with someone dressed as Morana. Castlevania costumes work well for both cosplay events and Halloween parties!

Prince Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender

Prince Zuko of the Fire Kingdom is originally Avatar: The Last Airbender’s antagonist voiced by Dante Basco. Over time his character really develops allowing the viewer to see all sides of his complex life story. This is a fun cosplay for people that love to work with makeup. Recreating Zuko’s burn scars may take some time and patience but will look amazing if you do it right.

Cancer

Cancer (June 21st to July 22nd) is the zodiac’s cardinal water sign and 4th on the zodiac wheel. Cancer is symbolized by the crab which expresses their versatility. As a crab can travel from land and sea, Cancer can be both emotional and sensitive as well as an active force of creativity. They simply get things done, all while taking care of others! Being ruled by the moon gives cancers a maternal characteristic. They love to protect those they care for. Their downfall is when they begin to care too much and start to become possessive of others. This costume uses deep reds and blues with a pop of color on the lips to symbolize Cancer’s adaptability. It is a great DIY choice for any Cancer on Halloween night.