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Elrond in The Hobbit

Elrond is a minor character in The Hobbit. He is the wise and noble half-elf who rules Rivendell, as its original founder. He is also the father of Arwen. He offers shelter to  Bilbo Baggins and his company of dwarves. He befriends Bilbo and gives him advice for his quest. When Bilbo leaves The Shire for good, Elrond gives him permanent residence in Rivendell. In the film adaptation, Hugo Weaving plays this role. Elrond appears again with a more pivotal role in Lord of the Rings. 

Victor Frankenstein from Frankenweenie

Voiced by Charlie Tahan, Tim Burton’s Victor brings a youthful wide-eyed spin on the classic mad scientist from Mary Shelley’s classic novel. After all it’s much easier to sympathize with a little by who wants his dog back than a madman bent on defying the laws of nature!

Victor channels a bit of the original Frankenstein’s mad scientist style with his robes and goggles. But the clothes he wears underneath are more modern. A grey button down, black pants, black belt, and black shoes make up the core of the outfit while a short black wig rounds it out. Grey face paint or dusky makeup can recreate the vibe that you’ve stepped out of a black and white movie. And of course you’ll need your very own Frankenweenie!

Elsa van Helsing from Frankenweenie

Elsa van Helsing from Frankenweenie

In Tim Burton’s universe, Winona Ryder has a way of bringing to life girls that are special mix of sweet and sharp. Elsa van Helsing is no exception. She cares deeply for the people in her life but she’s not exactly a fan of the fluff and frippery that others seem to like.

Elsa’s appearance is a great example of this. She wears her black hair up in long pigtails and opts for a high-neck shirt, a dark pinafore dress, grey tights, and black shoes. You can also use grey face paint if you want to go for the “stepped out of a black and white movie” look. You can also use dusky makeup colors to create a similar look without going for full-face coverage. And of course you’ll want a stuffed poodle to play the part of your very own Persephone

Enmu from Demon Slayer

Enmu is the main villain of the Demon Slayer Mugen Train movie and arc. He is a Lower Rank demon with the power to manipulate dreams. With this power, he can target tone’s spiritual core to destroy their mind, which will leave the body as an empty shell. Enmu fuses his body with the Mugen Train so he can slaughter all its passengers. By mixing his blood with ink on the train tickets, he can put the passengers to sleep, making them vulnerable to his abilities. The mouth on his hand will command his victim to sleep. His appearance is quite androgynous matched by his tenor voice, which quivers with delight when relishing in his evil plan. Enmu meets his demise when Tanjiro, Nezuko, Inosuke, Zenitsu, and Rengoku work together to save the passengers and decapitate his demonic form.

Charlie Swan from Twilight

Charlie Swan is a character in the Twilight saga. He is the father of Bella Swan, who he had with his ex-wife, Renee Dwyer. He resides in Forks, Washington as the chief of police. His fatherly instinct and occupation make him incredibly protective over Bella. Though he doesn’t quite know how to show it, Charlie loves his only daughter dearly. At first, he doesn’t quite approve of Edward, but seeing he makes her happy, he eases up. When Edward leaves in New Moon, he encourages her to hang out with Jacob, hoping for a romance between them. Eventually he becomes the grandfather of Reneeseme. His hobbies include fishing, drinking beer, and visiting his closest friend, Billy Black. Many fans support his character, hence the term Team Charlie. In the movie adaptations, Billy Burke portrays this role.

Elizabeth Swann from Pirates of the Caribbean

Elizabeth Swann from Pirates of the Caribbean

Keira Knightley is radiant in just about any role. But her time as Elizabeth Swann marked one of her best-known characters. Her performance brought an entire generation of woman into the world of pirates. And that’s before she ever became Pirate King!

Elizabeth’s style is somewhat hard to replicate because the fashions of the time were so ornate and specific. You can get close with a rococo gown, hoops to fill it out, thigh high white socks, and white slippers dyed yellow (just be sure to get the dye that works with the material). The wig listed above works as-is but you can also style it using this tutorial. Finally you’ll want your doubloon. That’s not the sort of thing you want to leave behind on your pirate adventure.

Star from The Lost Boys

Star from The Lost Boys

The movie might have been titled The Lost Boys but Jami Gertz stole every scene as the vampire coven’s one woman, Star. She looks after Laddie and is supposed to be with David. That is until Michael comes along and changes everything.

Star’s look is one that was popular with certain groups in the ’80s. She wears her long dark curls loose and opts for a flowing maxi skirt and simple tank top to combat the California heat. Her sandals aren’t ideal for the motorcycle rides her coven is fond of but she makes them work. With her shawl, jingling belt, and stack of bracelets, she is a lowkey beauty on the boardwalk.

Jessica Stanley from Twilight

Jessica Stanley is a minor character in the Twilight saga. She is a human who attends Forks High School and befriends Bella Swan on her first day. When they eat lunch together, Jessica explains what she knows about the “freakish” Cullens. Like every girl in school, she thinks Edward is incredibly attractive, but according to her, no one is good enough for him. When Edward starts paying attention to Bella, she becomes jealous, but she still remains a friend, eventually attending Bella and Edward’s wedding in the last novel. Besides, she has a bigger crush on Mike Newton. All in all, despite being a slight braggart and gossip, Jessica is your average teenage girl. In addition to Bella, her other friends include Angela Weber and Eric Yorkie. Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick portrays Jessica in the movie adaptations.

Akaza from Demon Slayer

Akaza is a secondary villain in the Demon Slayer Mugen Train movie and arc. He is an Upper Rank demon with the power of destructive death, a unique type of martial arts that combines his shockwave manipulation and physical combat skills. As a human, his name was Hakuji, until Muzan — turned him. Right before defeating Enmu, Tanjiro gets stabbed by the conductor, and Rengoku helps him master his breathing to survive. At this moment, Akaza appears and challenges the hashira to fight. He tries to convince him to become a demon, but he refuses. Akaza ultimately wins by mortally wounding Reng0ku, but he must run into the woods at daybreak. Use the royal blue face paint to cover your fingers as well as draw the lines on your face and body.

Anastasia Cosplay

Make Your Own: Anastasia

The Don Bluth classic “Anastasia” is a reimagination of the history of Grand Duchess Anastasia, youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas […]