Books

Sophie Foster from Keeper of the Lost Cities: Lodestar

Sophie Foster returns in Shannon Messenger’s fifth entry into the Keeper of the Lost Cities series.  In Lodestar, Sophie finds herself fighting against dark forces as she questions whether she can trust the people around her.  As always, Sophie is shown on the cover wearing dark tights and with a short Renaissance-inspired dress and cloak.  To recreate her look, you may have to be a little flexible, as finding an exact replica of her costume can be difficult.  Focus on similar silhouettes such as a pinafore dress that will mimic the fitted bodice of the one she’s depicted wearing, or a handkerchief hem if you’re more interested in replicating the movement of her skirt.

Rowena Ravenclaw from Harry Potter

There is no official actress for Rowena Ravenclaw as the founder died long before Harry Potter attended Hogwarts. And while there are descriptions in the book, cosplaying as Rowena still leaves lots of room for personal interpretation. The one thing you don’t want to forget, however, is her diadem.

For this version you’ll need a long auburn wig, a blue gown, matching blue slippers, a wand, and a leather journal with a blue stone. An eagle necklace rounds out the bewitching look.

Hannah Marie from Scary Godmother

Hannah Marie is a character in the Scary Godmother books and movies. The children’s books were written and illustrated by Jill Thompson. Hannah is the protagonist of the series. On Halloween, her older cousin, Jimmy, takes her trick-or-treating. Yet Jimmy plays a mean prank and locks her in a haunted house. As Hannah begins to cry, Scary Godmother comes to comfort her. She invites Hannah to Frightside, an alternate dimension fueled by Halloween magic. At first, she’s scared of the monsters, but she quickly befriends them. Hannah becomes particularly close to Scary Godmother, Bugaboo, and Orson. While also sweet-natured and friendly, Hannah grows into a brave, assertive, and admirable character. This costume guide features her Fairy Princess/Queen costume seen in both movies.

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Orson from Scary Godmother

Orson is a character in the Scary Godmother books and movies. The children’s books were written and illustrated by Jill Thompson. As the son of vampire Count Max and Countess Ruby, he is the prince of the night. However, he’s often embarrassed by his parents’ outdated ways, and prefers modern culture. He’s nerdy and shy, but he also likes creepy things, as all vampires do. Orson is very curious about the human world, and would rather know more about them than drink their blood. For instance, he shows affection towards Hannah, his first human friend — and maybe his first crush.

Jimmy from Scary Godmother

Jimmy is a character in the Scary Godmother books and movies. The children’s books were written and illustrated by Jill Thompson. Jimmy is Hannah’s older cousin as well as the main antagonist of the series. His hobbies include making fun of Hannah and bossing his friends around. Because he doesn’t believe monsters exist, he insists he’s not afraid of them. Although he is very frightened of the monster underneath the bed named Bugaboo. In the sequel, Jimmy tries to get revenge by ruining Halloween. For instance he robs a store of candy and destroys the pumpkins in the patch. In the end, the two cousins make peace, and Hannah lets Jimmy to break open Scary Godmother’s pumpkin container.

Samwise Gamgee

Samwise “Sam” Gamgee is a main character in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He is a Hobbit who joins the Fellowship of the Ring and its quest to destroy it and defeat Sauron. He is a gardener in the Shire. When Gandalf catches Sam eavesdropping on his conversation with Frodo, he demands he partake in the journey. He becomes Frodo’s closest companion, and carries him up Mount Doom to cast the Ring into the fire. Sam is not affected by the Ring’s persuasion because he is morally good. In the movie adaptations of Tolkien’s novels, Sean Astin plays this role.

Gawain from The Green Knight

Gawain from The Green Knight

Gawain and the Green Knight is a classic Arthurian tale. And like Arthur himself, the knights have been gaining new audiences as their tales are once again retold.  Written for the screen  by David Lowery and starring the incredible Dev Patel, the movie is billed as a fantasy retelling of an already fantastical tale. And one can only hope Gawain fares is well in the adaptation as in the original, green sash and all.

Gawain has a yellow cloak that can be reproduced with golden fabric, or a white capelet and Rit dye. Because this movie is stylized and not aimed at perfect historical accuracy, a set of fold-top leather boots (which are great in other cosplays) are also perfect for the costume, as well as a pair of black pants, a chain mail shirt, and a black tunic. A sword and scabbard can be slid into a a medieval belt and you’re ready for your own Arthurian adventure.

James from Twilight

James is the main antagonist in Twilight. He is a vampire with incredible tracking abilities, which Laurent describes as lethal. When he discovers Bella is human, he commits to hunting her down. It’s up to Edward and the other Cullens to stop him so Bella will be safe. Cam Gigandet portrays James in the movie adaptation. Tie the blond wig into a ponytail using a hair elastic.

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Laurent from Twilight

Laurent is a character in the Twilight saga. He is a vampire in the nomadic coven with James and Victoria. During the chase, Laurent betrays them by helping the Cullens. After the encounter, he joins the Denali coven, who are also vegetarians, and falls for Irina. In New Moon, he returns to seek the Cullens to help Victoria take revenge, but he finds they have left Forks. However, he finds Bella in the meadow and decides to devour her himself. Just in of time, Jacob and the wolf pack spring into action and kill him. Edi Gathegi portrays Laurent in the movie adaptations. This guide features both of his outfits.

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Gimli

Gimli is a character in The Lord of the Rings. He is part of the Fellowship of the Ring, the group that journeyed to Mordor to cast the Ring into the fires of Mount Doom. He is a dwarf, namely the son of Glóin, who had been one of Bilbo Baggins‘ companions in The Hobbit. As a result of his friendship with Legolas, he is one of the only dwarves who willingly fight alongside the elves. His preferred weapon is an axe, and he seems to enjoy battle. After their victory, he was given lordship of the Glittering Caves at Helm’s Deep. John Rhys-Davies plays this role in the film adaptation.