Books

Sophie Foster from Keeper of the Lost Cities

Sophie Foster is the main character of Shannon Messenger’s fantasy book series Keeper of the Lost Cities.  Sophie was raised by human parents, but her birth was the result of Project Moonlark, whereby her DNA was altered to imbue her with a wide range of powerful abilities including telepathy, polyglotism, and teleportation.  Sophie is described as being very beautiful, with brown eyes that have gold flecks in them, and long blonde hair.  Her outfits often consist of a tailcoat or top layered over leggings and boots, so you may be able to mix and match some of your own wardrobe staples with new pieces to recreate her look.

The Three-Eyed Raven from Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is a show full of mysterious characters. Few are as mysterious as the Three-Eyed Raven, however. Played first by Struan Rodgers and then by Max von Sydow, he is an ancient wielder of magic even older than he is. Though he walks in Bran’s mind – and through the past – he is confined in the roots of a tree and reliant on his ravens to act as his eyes and ears.

The Three-Eyed Raven is ancient enough that his concerns are well beyond the realm of fashion. And, being trapped in a tangle of roots for several hundred years, what clothes he does have are in disrepair. To recreate this look without trekking deep into a cave of your own, start with a black shroud costume. Use black “creepy cloth” wrapped around your shoulders as a shawl to add to the shroud’s tattered look.

Black medieval pants and boots go under the shroud while temporary white hair dye gives you the look of an ages-old mystic. Add some branches to your shroud and perch a raven on your shoulder to complete your costume!

Sirius Black HP Character

Sirius Black from Harry Potter

Sirius Black, also known as Padfoot, is a character in the Harry Potter book and movie series. As a student at Hogwarts, he was part of the Marauders with Remus Lupin, James Potter, and Petter Pettigrew. When framed for murdering the Potters, he is sent to Azkaban, becoming the infamous Prisoner of Azkaban. He escaped by transforming into his Animagus, a large black dog. He is brave and loyal, but he has a temper and can be quite reckless. As his godfather, Sirius is protective and endearing towards Harry. Bellatrix Lestrange kills Sirius in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.

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Galadriel

Galadriel is a character in The Lord of the Rings. Possessing exceptional beauty and wisdom, she is one of the greatest elves of Middle Earth. She is also extremely powerful. In fact, her magical abilities are akin to that of Gandalf. This is in part to her possession of one of the Great Rings, Nenya, or the Ring of Adamant. She is admired by everyone, especially Gimli, who is in awe of her magnificent presence. Her mirror allows seekers to see possible events of the future. Galadriel gives each member of the Fellowship an Elven cloak as well as a gift. She gifts Frodo with a phial that shines bright in the dark. You can use a crystal rose quartz as her phial. In the film adaptation, Cate Blanchett plays this role.

Remus Lupin HP Character

Remus Lupin from Harry Potter

Remus Lupin is a character in the Harry Potter book and movie series. In the Prisoner of Azkaban, he becomes the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts. While he is a compassionate and good natured man, he was cursed with lycanthropy during his childhood. He keeps it a secret until Hermione Granger realizes why his boggart is a full moon. During his years as a student, he was part of the Marauders with Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew, and James Potter. Remus remains protective over Harry as his father was his best friend. He marries Nymphadora Tonks but they are murdered by Death Eaters in the Battle of Hogwarts.

sage from disneys star darlings

Sage from Disney’s Star Darlings

Sage (voiced by Libe Barer) is a main protagonist in Disney’s Star Darlings, and a student at Starling Academy studying to be a Wish-Granter. Sage is also a member of the Starling Academy Band, where she plays guitar. Sage is a great costume for anyone who loves glitter and the color purple, as her entire appearance is based around the shade. As with all Starlings, her skin is somewhat sparkly, so don’t skimp on the body glitter for this look.

Tanith Low from Skulduggery Pleasant

Tanith Low from Skulduggery Pleasant

Tanith Low is a Hidden Blade magic user skilled in combat, stealth, walking on walls (and sitting on ceilings), and swordsmanship. She’s an ally of Skulduggery Pleasant and the honorary big sister of Pleasant’s apprentice, Valkyrie Cain. It is, in fact, Tanith, who first inspired Valkyrie to pick her name after casually using the phrase “raising Cain” (making trouble).

Stanley Yelnats from Holes

Stanley Yelnats from Holes

Stanley Yelnats the Fourth is the fourth in line to receive a curse of bad luck that has plagued his family for decades. As chronicled in Louis Sachar’s Holes and the film adaptation starring Shia LaBeouf (who is not actually a cannibal, for the record), young Stanley happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, gets framed for theft, and winds up at a juvenile detention center called Camp Green Lake. As Stanley soon learns, it is neither a camp, nor is there a lake. All there is is a great expanse of dry land, dotted with holes dug by Green Lake’s young, troubled inmates.

In the book, Stanley Yelnats starts off with a stockier build, and his weight decreases with the hard labor of his punishment. In the movie, Shia Labeouf’s scenes were filmed out of order to represent the character’s fluctuating weight. As such, his clothing becomes quite baggy with time. We recommend buying Stanley’s costume pieces in a size up.

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Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup is the heroine of both the book and the movie, The Princess Bride. In the beginning, she has a budding romance with the farm boy, Westley. But then Prince Humperdinck whisks her away to become his bride. Buttercup is headstrong and reluctant, as she is still in love with Westley. At the same time, she is often frightened and impressionable, and her outspoken personality gets her into trouble. Under the guise of Dread Pirate Roberts, he rescues her, motivated by their love. Robin Wright plays her in the movie adaptation.

Tauriel from The Hobbit

Tauriel from The Hobbit

Tauriel (played by Evangeline Lily) is a career soldier. She is loyal to her people and the Middle Earth as a whole. Her loyalty to good is so strong that it lands her at odds with her own leader but she still has to do what’s right.

Cosplaying Tauriel is much the same as cosplaying any Tolkien. A green tunic, brown braces, brown quiver, brown leather vest, and brown boots make up her clothing. An elven bow and blade are her weapons of choice. And of course no Tauriel costume would be complete without her long ginger hair and pointy ears. The ears featured above are blue as a base color so that ever cosplayer can customize them to their specific skin tone.