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The Grabber from The Black Phone

The Grabber (played by Ethan Hawke) is the horrifying antagonist of the film The Black Phone, based on the short story of the same name.  The Grabber is a child abductor and serial killer who wears a terrifying white devil mask with a mouth that can change from smiling to frowning.  When he abducts his latest victim, the Grabber dresses as a magician with a black top hat and white face makeup.  To recreate his look, you’ll likely need to cut the arms off a red turtleneck sweater, as short-sleeved versions can be difficult to find, and layer it under a black polo shirt left unbuttoned.  If you want to wear a devil mask as part of your costume, you use some white spray paint to alter a more commonly available red one.  Alternately, a lower face mask designed for paintball can get the job done with some white face paint.

Secret Squirrel from Secret Squirrel

Secret Squirrel (voiced by Mel Blanc) is a secret agent in the same-named cartoon series.  Agent 000 of the International Sneaky Service utilizes all of the fun gadgets at his disposal to thwart enemy agents and fight crime.  To recreate the 60s cartoon character, you’ll definitely need a purple bucket hat and a grey trench coat.  You may have to cut a hole in the back of the coat to make sure everyone can see your furry tail.  To cap off the look, either don a squirrel mask under your hat, or forego the latex for a purple domino mask.

gwen stacy from marvel

Gwen Stacy

Gwen Stacy has graced the pages of many a Marvel comic book.  As the original love interest of Peter Parker, who met a tragic end both on page and screen, Gwen lives on in multiple iterations including as Gwenpool and Spider-Gwen.  Gwen Stacy has been played by several Hollywood actresses including Bryce Dallas Howard, Emma Stone, and Hailee Steinfeld.  In her comic form, Gwen has long blonde hair and bangs and often sports a pencil skirt and slouchy boots.

levi ackerman from attack on titan

Levi Ackerman from Attack on Titan

Levi Ackerman (voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya and Matthew Mercer) is a main character in the anime and manga series Attack on Titan.  Often referred to as Captain Levi, he is widely considered humanity’s strongest soldier, an especial feat given he is of such small stature.  Levi rarely shows emotion (unless it’s his proclivity for cleaning), which means he’s not close to many of his fellow Survey Corps members like Mikasa and Eren.

paul atreides from dune 2021

Paul Atreides from Dune

Paul Atreides (played by Timothée Chalamet) is the main character of Dune.  Paul is heir to a powerful family, the son of Duke Leto and Lady Jessica.  Paul has visions of the future in his dreams, including many of Chani Kynes, a Fremen from the desert planet of Arrakis. On his home planet Caladan, Paul is often seen wearing dark military-style suits with band-style collars and knee-high boots.  When his family is attacked and he and his mother seek refuge with the Fremen, they wear stillsuits designed to recycle their sweat and tears into drinkable water.  Recreating the complex suits can be tricky, so it will help to be a little flexible with the design.  Layering padded motocross armor can help achieve a similar look, and don’t be afraid to use some spray paint to get the color right.  Cut the sleeves off a hooded cardigan to finish the look.

loid forger from spy x family

Loid Forger from Spy x Family

Loid Forger (voiced by Takuya Eguchi and Alex Organ) is an undercover spy with the codename “Twilight” in the anime and manga series Spy x Family.  Loid has a cold demeanor while working but has been shown to have a warm personality when it comes to his wife Yor and adopted daughter Anya.  Loid has blonde hair and wears a green suit with a gold dagger-shaped lapel pin.

vinnie from sift heads

Vinnie from Sift Heads

Vinnie is the legendary assassin and bounty hunter at the heart of the Sift Heads game series.  Vinnie’s life of violence began early after his father was killed, and later, while still in diapers, Vinnie assassinated his first target when his cat destroyed a beloved stuffed animal.  In the game, Vinnie is designed as a shadow-like humanoid figure, often seen wearing silver sunglasses and smoking a cigarette.  Though you may have to give up some of your ability to eat and drink to achieve his look, a hooded zentai suit makes recreating this shadowy figure fairly simple.

anya forger from spy x family

Anya Forger from Spy x Family

Anya Forger (voiced by Atsumi Tanezaki and Megan Shipman) is the adopted daughter of Loid and Yor Forger in the anime and manga series Spy x Family.  Anya was formerly known as Test Subject 007 and has telepathic abilities as the result of experiments conducted by an unknown organization.  Anya has pink hair and large green eyes.  She wears a black dress with gold trim and white stockings and black shoes.  If you don’t want to purchase a full cosplay set of her costume, you can recreate a similar look with a white shirt layered under a square-neck dress.

melina from elden ring

Melina from Elden Ring

Melina (voiced by Martha Mackintosh) is an important character in the action RPG Elden Ring.  Melina aligns herself with the Tarnished to help them on their journey in exchange for them accompanying her to the Eldtree.  If you want an exact replica of Melina’s costume, you can find full cosplay sets available for purchase.  Pair this one with a wig and boots to really pull the entire look together.  Otherwise, you can layer a cloak and tunic over a skirt and add a brown cinched belt to evoke a similar feel.

selina kyle from the batman

Selina Kyle from The Batman

Selina Kyle (played by Zoe Kravitz) is an ally of Bruce Wayne in the 2022 film The Batman.  Selina is well-known to DC Comics fans as the real name of Catwoman, the Gotham villain and occasional love interest of Batman.  In this iteration, Selina helps Batman while the Riddler torments the city with threats of violence.  To recreate some of Selina’s best looks, you’ll want to focus on dark leather pieces.  Getting her catsuit exactly right can be tricky, so don’t be afraid to fake the jumpsuit look with separate pieces masked by a strategically placed belt.  Focus on the overall aesthetic and silhouette rather than getting bogged down in the details.