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Raccaccoonie from Everything Everywhere All at Once

Chad (played by Harry Shum, Jr.) is a chef in an alternate universe who works with Evelyn at a hibachi restaurant in the film Everything Everywhere All at Once.  Chad is the best chef at the restaurant where Evelyn works in this particular universe, but she soon discovers why… there’s a raccoon under his chef’s hat that controls his every move.  To recreate the ‘Raccaccoonie’ costume, you have a few options. You’ll want to dress as a chef using white and blue as much as possible.  But for the raccoon component, you can decide how much effort you’d like to put in.  You can wear a blue chef’s hat and attach a raccoon tail hanging out the back, or you could wear a cute raccoon plush hat.  If you’re willing to get a little more creative, you could cut slits into the bottom of a raccoon stuffed animal and thread two or three hard headbands through it to affix the toy to your head.

Mabel Mora from Only Murders in the Building

Mable Mora (played by Selena Gomez) is a main character in Only Murders in the Building on Hulu.  When Mable arrives at the Arconia apartment complex in New York City, she’s a bit of an anomaly.  An artist, it turns out Mabel is staying at her aunt’s for free in exchange for fixing it up, but she has a complicated past with the Arconia, which is revealed over the course of the first season of the true-crime podcast she hosts with Charles and Oliver.  Season two sees her past further revealed after a bloody discovery in her apartment.  Mabel wears a number of quirky outfits, often borrowing pieces from her aunt’s wardrobe to mix and match unique looks.  Focus on finding some cozy retro-looking sweaters and pops of color when putting together your costume.

finney blake from the black phone

Finney Blake from The Black Phone

Finney Blake (played by Mason Thames) is the protagonist of the horror film The Black Phone.  Based on a short story of the same name, Finney is kidnapped by a serial killer known as The Grabber.  While held in captivity, he begins to receive supernatural communications from prior victims on a disconnected black phone.  Finney has long, shaggy hair, and is wearing a blue and grey baseball tea and jeans when he is kidnapped.

addison wells from zombies

Addison Wells from Z-O-M-B-I-E-S

Addison Wells (played by Meg Donnelly) is the main protagonist of the Disney Channel original movie franchise Z-O-M-B-I-E-S. Addison is a cheerleader at Seabrook High School.  Born with white hair, she wears a wig for most of her life until it is revealed she is actually half-alien and her hair grows to its natural blue color.  There are three ways you could go about dressing as Addison:  in her regular clothing, a cheerleading uniform, or after she embraces her otherworldy identity.  The first two are relatively simple, rely on shades of pink and a bubbly attitude as well as a blonde wig.  For her alien look, you’ll want to layer plenty of metallic silver pieces as well as a blue skirt and wig.

octavia from hazbin hotel

Octavia from Hazbin Hotel

Octavia (voiced by Barrett Wilbert Weed) is an avian demon in the web cartoon Hazbin Hotel.  Octavia is sarcastic with an interest in collecting taxidermy that suits her gothic appearance.  Octavia has messy hair and long grey tail feathers.  She wears a pink dress and black beanie.  To recreate her look, don’t be afraid to be a little interpretive.  White face paint with purple eyeshadow can evoke her unique appearance.  The wings pictured, though meant to be worn over the arms, can be detached into two halves and worn on the legs if you’re feeling particularly crafty.  (Safety pins can do a lot to help secure them in place by pinning them to other items of clothing.)  If you are just looking for a short-term costume, gold star stickers can be added to the dress for an evening.  Otherwise, you may want to get out the hot glue gun or splurge for iron-on patches in the same star shape.

spamton g spamton from deltarune

Spamton G. Spamton from Deltarune

Spamton G. Spamton is a darkner in Deltarune.  First encountered in Cyber City as a miniboss, Spamton can also be a bonus boss like Jevil, depending on the decisions made by the player.  Spamton has a look based around that of traditional ventriloquist dummies, with slicked-back black hair, white skin, an unnerving smile, and red cheek circles.  To recreate this look, you can use a white hooded bodysuit as your base.  Use fabric glue to attach red felt circles and then draw the smile on with a fabric marker.  Then, throw on your wig, black shirt and pants, and bi-colored sunglasses overtop and you’ll be ready to terrorize Cyber World.

trent lane from daria

Trent Lane from Daria

Trent Lane (voiced by Alvaro J. Gonzalez) is a supporting character on the MTV animated series Daria.  The brother of Jane Lane and eventual boyfriend of Daria Morgendorffer, Trent is a struggling musician with a relatively laidback attitude.  To recreate his costuming from the series, you’ll need some distressed jeans and a light green t-shirt.  If you want his tattoos to have a little more staying power, consider using a temporary tattoo pen to draw them on, while using an eyebrow pencil to perfect his goatee.

abigail from stardew valley

Abigail from Stardew Valley

Abigail is a character from Stardew Valley.  Along with Penny and others, Abigail is one of twelve characters available to marry in the game.  She has a penchant for the macabre and is a drummer in a band.  Abigail has purple hair and wears goth-inspired clothing in dark colors including a choker.  For her script in the game, Abigail accepts gifts as if they are food, including amethysts, which she eats despite them being gems.  You can add a little extra humor to your costume by carrying purple rock candy with you.

oliver putnam from only murders in the building

Oliver Putnam from Only Murders in the Building

Oliver Putnam (played by Martin Short) is one of the three main characters in the Hulu series Only Murders in the Building.  A long-time New York City director, Oliver has an outlandish personality, his love for scarves matched only by his affinity for dips.  Along with Charles and Mabel, two of his neighbors, and fellow true-crime junkies, Oliver sets out to solve a murder in his apartment building, the iconic Arconia.  Often seen with a cellphone in hand to record spur-of-the-moment commentary, Oliver’s character is almost as colorful as his wardrobe.  When recreating his look, focus on layering dressy clothes with fabulous coats and silk scarves.

nicolas cage in willys wonderland

Nicolas Cage from Willy’s Wonderland

Nicolas Cage plays the silent protagonist of the trippy horror movie Willy’s Wonderland.  When he finds himself with a flat tire, he’s offered an easy gig; clean the amusement park Willy’s Wonderland overnight and his car repairs will be paid for.  However, the task proves to be far from simple when the blood-thirsty animatronic creatures begin coming to life.  Cage’s costume has two main phases; as the Drifter at the beginning of the film, he wears sunglasses and a leather jacket with red stripes down one sleeve over a grey henley.  He swaps the henley and the jacket for a Willy’s Wonderland brand t-shirt when he agrees to be the Janitor.  Finding exact matches for the jacket and t-shirt can be tough, though replicas can be found.  Otherwise, it’s okay to use pieces that are close, even if they aren’t perfect.  Don’t forget to top off your look with a black digital watch and oval belt buckle.