Movies

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Bennet

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Bennet is the protagonist of Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice. She is unconventional because she refuses to submit to expectations of British high society. Whereas her mother urges her to marry, Elizabeth feels perfectly capable on her own, and much rather prefers the company of her eldest sister, Jane. Although she is playful and good natured, her judgmental attitude gets the best of her, as seen by a strong dislike of Mr. Darcy. In the end, Elizabeth learns not to hold initial prejudices because people’s real character can surprise her. This realization leads to an reconsideration of Darcy’s proposal, and the two get happily married. In the 2005 film adaptation, famous actress Keira Knightley plays Elizabeth.

Yen Sid

Yen Sid is a character from the 1940 animated movie, Fantasia. He is a powerful sorcerer whose magic mainly comes from his hat. In the segment The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, his goal is to teach Mickey Mouse all he knows about magic. Later he appears in the Kingdom Hearts video games. Fun fact: If you spell his name backwards, it spells Disney. We don’t think that’s a coincidence at all.

Gaston from Beauty and the Beast

Gaston from Beauty and the Beast

Ask any Tom, Dick, or Stanley, and they’ll tell you they want to be on Gaston’s team! After all, no one hits, matches wits, or spits (well, expectorates) quite like him — and his antler-decorating skills are unmatched in all of Gaston’s provincial French village! Gaston (voiced by Richard White) sure has let the praise his followers bestow upon him get to his head. He acts like he’s Walt Disney’s gift to women, much to the chagrin of one Belle.

Frigga from the MCU

Frigga

Frigga (played by Rene Russo) is the Queen of Asgard, wife of Odin, and mother to both Thor and Loki in the MCU. Though she largely keeps her peace she knows how to stand her ground. And she is not someone you want to make an enemy of. She is a fierce protector and even fiercer fighter, gifts she passed on to her sons.

Cosplaying as Frigga requires a little bit of DIY. Shoulder and wrist protection is hard to find in gold, as Frigga’s are. So you will have to buy them in leather and paint them with the leather paint pictured above.

Once dry these pieces are layers over a long gown. A gold corset takes the place of Frigga’s chest armor in this look because formed armor like hers always costs quite a bit. There are options available on Etsy but they cost several hundred dollars. This corset will get close to the look at a much more affordable price. Similarly the pictured boots might seem familiar to Disney fans but they work just as well for a Queen of Asgard s a princess of Arendelle if you want something with a heel low enough to fight in that won’t break the bank.

Finally add in a long curly blonde wig, a gold crown, and two short swords and you’re ready to defend Asgard. And, more importantly, your family just like Frigga!

jack traven from speed

Jack Traven from Speed

In Speed, Jack Traven (played by Keanu Reeves) is a Los Angeles SWAT member tasked with keeping a bus full of people alive while trying to negotiate with a bomber who has rigged the bus to explode.  Jack works to get passengers safely off as civilian Annie Porter drives the vehicle.  During the events of the film, Jack is wearing several layers, which is useful as he sheds them for various reasons throughout the movie.

eddie valiant from roger rabbit

Eddie Valiant from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Eddie Valiant (played by Bob Hoskins) is a hard-boiled private detective with a strong dislike for toons in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?  Eddie is hired by R.K. Maroon to investigate Jessica, the wife of Roger Rabbit, as he believes she is having an affair.  Eddie is slowly pulled into a much wider conspiracy and finds himself working closely with several toons, including Roger as they try to unravel the mystery and save Roger from the nefarious Judge Doom.  If you aren’t interested in shelling out the extra dough for the replica tie from the movie, choose one with a vintage pattern in a similar color scheme.

the stranger from the big lebowski

The Stranger from The Big Lebowski

In the Coen Brother’s film The Big Lebowski, The Stranger (played by Sam Elliott) is the narrator of the film.  He appears at the beginning, middle, and end, and even speaks with The Dude at the bowling alley bar while sipping on a sarsaparilla.  The Stranger is dressed like a relatively run-of-the-mill cowboy, but Sam Elliott’s trademark mustache really helps solidify the character as something special.

Edgar Frog from The Lost Boys

Edgar Frog from The Lost Boys

Edgar Frog (played by Corey Feldman) is one of two brothers that help run their family’s comic shop in Santa Cruz, California. Of course that’s just their day job. They’re monster hunters that specialize in vampires. They’ve learned every trick in the book. The comic book, that is. It seems to be enough, though. They face down the most dangerous vampires in Santa Cruz and live to tell the tale!

The first time the audience meets Edgar he’ in a now-iconic outfit: a camouflage t-shirt, red headband, and the distressed jeans that were very common in the late ’80s (the movie came out in 1987). It’s a very comfortable costume as well as easily recognized, so long as you have Edgar’s feathered hair held back with a strip of red fabric. If you don’t have a pair of distressed jeans you can get the look with a new pair and a tutorial like this one.

For added affect you can also carry around a few wooden stakes. Just in case Edgar’s reputation precedes you!

Captain B. McCrea from Wall-E

Captain B. McCrea from Wall-E

In Wall-E, Captain B. McCrea (voiced by Jeff Garlin) is the captain and commander of the starliner Axiom. Like the rest of humanity’s survivors on board, he’s become extremely obese and is now confined to a hoverchair, leaving management of his ship to the computer Auto. The captain teams up with Wall-E and Eve to wrest control from the evil Auto, before piloting the ship back to Earth.

Kevin McCallister character

Kevin McCallister from Home Alone

Kevin McCallister is the main protagonist of the Home Alone movies. When the family goes on vacation, they forget their youngest member. At first, Kevin uses the accident to his advantage, as it’s any kid’s dream to have the house to themselves. But when two criminals, Harry and Marv, who dub themselves the Wet Bandits, aim to rob the house, it’s up to Kevin to defend it. He sets up various booby traps and tricks to save the day, which makes for hilarious scenes. Macaulay Culkin stars as the clever kid turned hero in every movie except for the third installment.