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Wrench from Watch Dogs 2

When it comes to Hollywood – and video games – there are two types of hackers. Straight-laced and serious … and hackers like Wrench. Voiced by Shawn Baichoo, Wrench is the fixer for his team. Fixer, engineer, hacker. He’s there when his team needs him. Usually with a smartass comment locked and loaded. Anyone who knows him, though, knows not to let the humor fool them. He’s not afraid to go down swinging if that’s what it takes.

There are three key parts to any Wrench costume. One is a punk style, detailed. Two are his tattoos which you can draw on with a temporary tattoo marker. And three, most important of all, is his mask.

Wrench’s mask is supposed to convey his emotion thanks to LED lights in the eyes of his mask. There is a mask with LED eyes available on Etsy but it’s almost $200. A more affordable version is listed above. If you find that Wrench is a costume you pull out regularly you can upgrade to a more accurate mask.

With his mask and tattoos settled, the rest of Wrench’s costume comes together pretty easily. Black jeans and black boots take care of the bottom half. A black “I am DedSec” hoodie creates the foundation for the top half. A leather vest finishes off the clothes once you add Wrench’s signature silver studs. Round it off with a studded red leather cuff and some black jelly bracelets and you’re ready to channel Wrench in all his chaotic grey hat glory.

Sugar Rush Sandy from Brawl Stars

Sandy (voiced by Patrick Pedraza) is a legendary brawler in the mobile video game Brawl Stars.  Sandy uses his Super, a sandstorm, and his Gadget, the sleep stimulator, to help guide his team to victory.  Sandy’s Sugar Rush skin was introduced in September of 2020.  To recreate this particular look, you may need to employ some DIY skills.  Use a yellow paint to add details to the shirt and baseball cap, and you can either sew or glue the silicone coasters onto the hat to make the eyes.  If you’d like to go the extra mile, you can use an oil-based silicone paint to make the coasters blue.

The Twins from Dead by Daylight

The Twins from Dead by Daylight

In Dead by Daylight, Charlotte and Victor Deshayes were conjoined twins forced into hiding in 17th century France. After their mother was burned at the stake, they were captured and indoctrinated by a cult. They set fire to the temple they were imprisoned in, only for Victor to be killed in the escape. Heartbroken, Charlotte wasted away, until the Entity offered a way to restore the siblings to each other.

Nightmare!Sans from Undertale

Nightmare!Sans from Undertale

Undertale is one of those games that, while not exactly a household name, has a dedicated fan base. So dedicated, in fact, that they have made up sprawling alternate universes filled with lore and characters all based off the original game by Toby Fox. One such alternate universe is Dreamtale created by Tumblr user Jokublog. A battle-ready villain, Nightmare is one of the most terrifying version of Sans – a skeleton in the original game – out there today.

Putting together a Nightmare Sans costume takes a fair bit of DIY. And, unfortunately, a tolerance for wearing a number of layers.

The largest chunk of the DIY will go toward making your tentacles. Buying premade costume tentacles is very expensive. However this tutorial walks you through making your own using pool noodles from the dollar store. They will take some time but will be more affordable than buying them premade.

The second bit of DIY comes into play when you prepare the body suit. Nightmare has a permanent and unsettling grin as well as one eye that is always battle-ready blue. Soft touch paint lets you apply both to the hood and mask of your body suit which will also give your head the bone-smooth appearance of a skeleton without a bald cap. It will be a little tricky to see through the body suit for long periods of time but it still makes for an excellent Sans.

Once the DIY is done all you will need is a black zip-up hoodie, a black t-shirt, black shorts and black shoes. You should also grab some black ankle socks. They won’t be visible when you’re wearing the costume but they will make walking in the body suit more comfortable.

(Art from this YouTube video)

Élodie Rakoto from Dead by Daylight

Élodie Rakoto from Dead by Daylight

In Dead by Daylight, Elodie Ratako, like Felix Richter, was the child of members of a secret society, who disappeared when she was a teenager. Unlike Felix, she devoted her life to finding them, until her search led her directly into the grasp of the Entity. For this costume, you’ll want to crop the shirt and paint on an orange stripe.

Alex Mercer from Prototype

Alex Mercer from Prototype

Alex Mercer (voiced by Barry Pepper in Prototype and Darryl Kurylo in Prototype 2) was once a scientist. Right up until the day the people in his project started dying one by one. He tried to stay out of the fight but when he had no other choice he exposed himself the Blacklight Virus. The resulting mutations made him into something his enemies could never have seen coming.

Mercer can shapeshift which makes a full-range cosplay a little difficult unless you’re good at casting molds and don’t mind carrying around different accessories. Luckily Mercer has an iconic look even without his mutation. And that looks makes for an excellent cosplay!

The most important part of Mercer’s costume is his leather jacket. Under that you’ll need a brown zip-up hoody and a white button-down shirt. A pair of jeans and black shoes finish off his look. This look is great for closet cosplay and almost all of the pieces transition easily into other costumes. Like I said – an excellent cosplay!

the hillbilly from dead by daylight

The Hillbilly from Dead by Daylight

Max Thompson, Jr. was born deformed and spent most of his life locked away from the world by his mother and father. When he finally broke out, he brutally killed them both. Later, he continued his rampage by butchering animals and any trespassers who came onto his property. Now known as the Hillbilly, he slaughters survivors and sacrifices them to the Entity in the horror game Dead by Daylight. The Hillbilly is covered in roughly scarred skin. To achieve this effect on your face, you can use sculpting wax and 3D FX gel. If you plan to continue the look down your arms, using a flesh colored shirt can make it easier; by pinching pieces of the fabric together and gluing them, you can mimic the rippled texture of the Hillbilly’s character design.

the plague from dead by daylight

The Plague from Dead by Daylight

Adiris was a young priestess at the Temple of Purgation. When a plague spread across the land and the Holy Men each fell ill, it fell to her to don the robes of her goddess and perform the rites for the disease-stricken masses. Eventually, she fell ill as well, and when she could no longer hide the infection behind crowns and incense censers, she exiled herself and prayed to god for salvation. The Entity of Dead by Daylight answered her prayers and now she serves it as a killer known as the Plague, sacrificing survivors to appease its endless appetite. The Plague is a great costume for someone who wants to take some time and get creative with their use of prosthetics, and the juxtaposition of her beautiful clothing with her disease-ridden body will certainly make for a big visual impact.

edgar from brawl stars

Edgar from Brawl Stars

Edgar is an Epic Brawler from the popular mobile video game Brawl Stars. Edgar has an edgy, emo-inspired look that includes a studded belt, fingerless gloves, and a pop of bright red on his shirt. Whatever you do, don’t forget his signature scarf because it’s also used in some of his attacks in the game.

byron from brawl stars

Byron from Brawl Stars

In the mobile video game Brawl Stars, Byron is a Mythic Brawler.  With a distinguished beard and a colorful outfit, Byron may not pack much punch in his attacks, but he can be a valuable member of his team.  If you have the ability (and desire) to grow out a beard to match Byron’s, you may be able to use a white hair coloring spray to recreate his look.  Otherwise, a prosthetic facial hair piece can help you achieve his wizened appearance.