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Honest John from Pinocchio (2022)

J. Worthington Foulfellow, better known as Honest John (voiced by Keegan-Michael Key), is an anthropomorphic fox and con artist in the 2022 live-action remake of Pinocchio.  Honest John is charismatic as can be, and eventually convinces Pinocchio to join Stromboli after trapping Jiminy Cricket in a jar so he can’t intervene.  Honest John’s outfit is a hodgepodge of different elements.  First, you’ll need plaid pants and a red jacket as well as a blue and gold shawl fashioned like a cape with a gold chain to hold it in place.  Though your first instinct may be to get brown plaid dress pants, a pair of pajama bottoms may better emulate the bagginess of Honest John’s movie look.  You’ll also need a fox mask, tail, and slippers to pair with your outfit.  The finishing touches include a top hat, cane, and white gloves with ruffled cuffs.

The Corinthian from The Sandman

The Corinthian (played by Boyd Holbrook) is a character from Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel The Sandman.  The Corinthian is a nightmare created by Dream, who makes his way into the waking world where he indulges in murder and influences others to give in to their darker tendencies.  In the Netflix adaptation, the Corinthian wears a long light grey trench coat and round-lens sunglasses to hide his “eyes,” which unlike humans are actually rows of teeth.  He dresses well otherwise, so lean into your preppier side when recreating his look for a costume.  He also favors a dagger as a weapon when not using his supernatural powers.

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Apple Dumplin’ from Strawberry Shortcake

Apple Dumplin’ (voiced by Rebecca Shoichert) is a character in the Strawberry Shortcake franchise.  In the 2009 iteration, she is a cousin of Strawberry Shortcake herself who runs a blog.  She’s also best friends with Lemon Meringue and Sour Grapes.  Apple Dumplin’s look consists of a plaid skirt, white and yellow leggings, a white tee, and a yellow vest.  She accessorizes with a red knit hat, apple hair clip, and green belt.  She finishes off the look with a pair of red boots.  If you can’t find white and yellow striped leggings, a pair of pale yellow ones will also work.

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Nadia Satrinava from The Arcana: A Mystic Romance – Love Story

Nadia Satrinava is the Countess of Vesuvia in the mobile game The Arcana: A Mystic Romance – Love Story.  Nadia is a strong leader, especially in the wake of her husband Lucio‘s disappearance.  She and her servant Portia band together with Julian, Asra, and Muriel to save the city and its residents.  To emulate Nadia’s regal look, you’ll need to be a little patient and choose which aspects of her costuming you most want to emulate.  Focus on flowing lines and layers to get it right. You can use a sheer body suit and lace collar and gloves under a purple dress with cutouts to get the main portion of her look down.  Then, a corset and/or waist chain can add some depth.  A scarf draped around your neck to hang loose at your back can add to the fluttery feel.  Don’t forget to accessorize with some hair pieces, bangles, rings, and a head chain of your choice.

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Count Lucio from The Arcana: A Mystic Romance – Love Story

Count Lucio is the one-time ruler of Vesuvia and husband of Nadia in the mobile game The Arcana: A Mystic Romance – Love Story.  Lucio is a vain man, always bragging about his accomplishments with a smirk.  He has blonde hair and dark brows.  His costume consists of a white suit without an undershirt, a red sash with medals, and a cloak held in place with a red gemstone brooch.  His left arm is covered in a gold gauntlet.  You can add gold details to a white blazer with fabric paint, if you’d like to get a little closer to his complete look.  For his armor, you could opt for just a gold hand gauntlet, which is easier to find, or you can take some leather paint to a brown full arm piece to evoke a similar feel, though it won’t be a total match.

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President James Dale from Mars Attacks!

Jame Dale (played by Jack Nicholson) is the ill-fated President of the United States when aliens invade Earth in the sci-fi comedy Mars Attacks!  President Dale believes the Martians to be rational and seeks to make first contact in a bid for peace, a plan which quickly goes awry.  President Dale dresses as most Presidents–in dark suits.  He wears several different ties throughout the movie, but you can’t go wrong with something vaguely patriotic or merely striped.  If you don’t quite have his distinguished hairline, an old man wig can do the trick.  Less noticeable than his widow’s peak, President Dale sports a wedding band, gold watch, and a signet ring.

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Raspberry Torte from Strawberry Shortcake

Raspberry Torte (voiced by Ingrid Nilson) is a character from the Strawberry Shortcake franchise.  Originally known as Raspberry Tart, she picks up her role in the 2009 reboot of the series as owner of the Fresh Fashions boutique and a friend of Strawberry Shortcake.  Raspberry Torte has bright pink hair and wears green and pink clothes reminiscent of the berry that gives her her name.  Finding an exact match for her pink and green dress would be tough, so layer a green shirt under a pink dress and bolero to achieve a similar look.  Finding her magenta Mary Jane shoes might also be tricky, so focus on finding a pair of shoes that match the aesthetic as closely as possible.  Hot pink t-straps or a pair of pink flats can both do the trick.

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Amabel from Victor and Valentino

Amabel (voiced by Alex Cazares) is a character in the Cartoon Network animated series Victor and Valentino.  Amabel is in a band and serves as a friend and love interest for Xochi Jalapeño.  Amabel has a very punk-inspired look with heavy eyeshadow and an undercut.  If you’re not looking to shave your own head, you can braid or pin back the right side of a light pink wig to make the hairstyle as similar as possible.  It might be hard to find an exact match for Amabel’s dress, so focus on finding one in the same shade or with a similar silhouette to layer under your black cardigan.  Throw on some black booties and you’re good to go.

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Valentino Calavera from Victor and Valentino

Valentino Calvera (voiced by Sean-Ryan Petersen in all but the pilot episode) is one of the titular main characters of the Cartoon Network animated series Victor and Valentino.  The half-brother of Victor, Valentino tends to be more mature than Victor.  Unlike his brother, Valentino excels more in artistic endeavors than athletics and he has a penchant for collecting various items.  Valentino has messy brown hair and wears an orange and red sleeveless shirt, white shorts, and brown shoes.  He also carries a blue satchel.  Finding an exact match for his shirt is unlikely, so look for shirts with texture or focus solely on either the red or orange, as either will look similar enough to the original.

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Victor Guadalupe Morena Laguna Calaca Calavera from Victor and Valentino

Victor Guadalupe Morena Laguna Calaca Calavera from Victor and Valentino (voiced by Diego Molano) is one of the titular characters from the Cartoon Network animated series Victor and Valentino.  “Vic” is Valentino‘s half-brother and is also friends with Xochi Jalapeño.  Victor can be impulsive and is shown to have a competitive streak.  Despite being much smaller in stature than Valentino, Victor is the more athletic of the two, with an affinity for soccer.  Victor has black hair and thick eyebrows.  If you want to darken yours, you can use a black eyebrow pencil.  He also wears a white shirt and tan shorts under a blue poncho.  You may need to be willing to trim the excess length from a poncho if you want to get the full look, though wearing a longer one will still work.