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Mattie Ross from True Grit (2010)

In the 2010 movie True Grit, Mattie Ross (played by Hailee Steinfeld) is a headstrong young 14-year-old girl who enlists the help of U.S. Marshal and bounty hunger Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn to bring the man who killed her father to justice.  Cogburn initially tells Mattie to return home but she insists on accompanying him on his quest to track down Tom Chaney, and she eventually proves herself a capable ally.  Mattie wears her father’s coat and hat, which are clearly too large for her, over her Victorian period clothing.  You can find a replica bodice jacket online, but if the cost is too high, you can also use a modern blazer with a similar silhouette.

Klaus Daimler from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Klaus Daimler (played by Willem Dafoe) is the German first mate of the Belafonte research vessel in Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.  Klaus views Steve Zissou as a father figure, and becomes jealous of Ned Plimpton as the latter’s relationship with Steve grows.  Klaus always wears shorts, no matter the occasion, so this is a great costume option for someone who really wants to show off their legs.

bobby hicks from the florida project

Bobby Hicks from The Florida Project

Bobby Hicks (played by Willem Dafoe, who received an Academy Award nomination for the role) is the manager of the Magic Castle, a gaudy motel in Kissimmee, FL in Sean Baker’s film The Florida Project.  Bobby is not supposed to allow long-term rentals, but offers a place for a handful of people to stay who would otherwise be completely homeless by bending the rules.  He has a soft spot for many of the children who live in the motel, including Moonee.  Bobby’s costume is an easy one to recreate because he dresses simply, opting for durable denim jeans, sensible footwear, and a variety of plain t-shirts throughout most of the movie.

morshu from link faces of evil

Morshu from Link: The Faces of Evil

Morshu is a merchant who sells lamp oil, rope, and bombs to Link in The Faces of Evil video game from the Zelda series on the Philips CD-i system.  Morshu is a shrewd businessman and will not sell goods to Link if he does not have enough rubies.  Morshu wears green pants, a matching hat, and an orange shirt with a brown and yellow vest over top.

jim morales from code lyoko

Jim Morales from Code Lyoko

Jim Morales (voiced by David Gasman) is the physical education instructor at Kadic Academy in the cartoon series Code Lyoko.  Jimbo is boisterous and clumsy, as well as committed to his students’ success and making sure they follow the rules of the Academy.  In seasons 1-3, Jim wore a red and black button down with matching pants, but switched to a more comfortable sweater and tan track pants in season 4.  Whichever version you choose to emulate, make sure to include a whistle or stop watch to truly embody his gym teacher persona, and don’t forget his signature headband and face bandage.

asta from black clover

Asta from Black Clover

Asta (voiced by Gakuto Kajiwara and Dallas Reid) is one of the main protagonists of the Black Clover anime series.  Asta is an orphan raised by Orsi Orfai alongside his foster brother Yuno.  While Yuno excels in the magic arts, Asta exhibits no talent for magic despite a strong desire to become the Magic Emperor.  To make up for his lack of skill, Asta trains his body relentlessly, resulting in a very muscular physique for his size.  Asta’s costume consists of blue knickers, a white tunic, and a blue cropped jacket, as well as a headband and, later, a matching cloak.

jeremy belpois from code lyoko

Jeremy Belpois from Code Lyoko

Jeremy Belpois (voiced by Sharon Mann) is a main character in the French cartoon Code Lyoko.  A young genius, Jeremy is a student at Kadic Academy and the unofficial founder of the Lyoko Warriors, which also includes Aelita Schaeffer, Odd Della Robbia, William Dunbar, Ulrich Stern, and Yumi Ishiyama.  Jeremy favors turtleneck sweaters and cropped pants, making his costume an easy and comfortable one to recreate.

captain falcom from f-zero

Captain Falcon from F-Zero

Captain Falcon is an F-Zero racer and intergalactic bounty hunter in the F-Zero anime and gaming series.  Captain Falcon is a muscular man who dons several versions of his iconic uniform throughout the evolution of the F-Zero game series, though all of them include similar attributes.  To recreate Captain Falcon’s look, you’ll need yellow boots and gloves, a dark blue bodysuit, and a red helmet.

ulrich stern from code lyoko

Ulrich Stern from Code Lyoko

Ulrich Stern (voiced in English by Barbara Weber-Scaff) is one of the Lyoko Warriors and a main character in the French cartoon Code Lyoko.  Ulrich is well known to be the best fighter amongst his friends, including Yumi Ishiyama, for whom he has romantic feelings.  His relationship with Yumi sometimes leads him to clash with Willian Dunbar, who also has feelings for her.  Ulrich’s standard clothing includes cargo pants and a t-shirt all in shades of brown and green.  His warrior costume can be recreated by choosing tightly-fitted compression wear in similar colors and pairing them with a pair of katana swords, which are his primary weapons.

kyoko kirigiri from danganronpa

Kyoko Kirigiri from Danganronpa

Kyoko Kirigiri (voiced by Yoko Hikasa in Japanese and both Erika Harlacher and Caitlin Glass in English) is one of the main characters in the Danganronpa anime and game series, including Trigger Happy Havoc.  Kyoko has long, light purple hair which she wears down with a braid in the side during her high school days.  Her high school outfit consists of a purple jacket, orange tie, and pleated skirt.  In Danganronpa 3, Kyoko becomes the 14th Division’s leader, and her outfit matures a little with a purple bodycon skirt, ankle booties, and her long hair pulled back in a low ponytail.  In both versions, she wears a white long sleeved blouse and studded black gloves.