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Cameron Kweller from He’s All That

Cameron Kweller (played by Tanner Buchanan) is the antisocial high school photographer at the heart of the Netflix teen romcom He’s All That.  When Padgett Sawyer is tasked with the challenge of turning Cameron from an outcast to Prom King, both students find themselves suddenly thrust into a host of unexpected situations.  While Cameron’s outfits don’t change too much through the course of his makeover, he does switch out beanies and backward baseball caps for a more modern coif.  His pinstriped suit, donned for a Gatsby-themed party, is a chic addition to his movie wardrobe.

Padgett Sawyer from He’s All That

Padgett Sawyer (played by Addison Rae) is the daughter of Beth Sawyer in the Netflix update to a ’90s classic romcom in He’s All That.  After being humiliated by her boyfriend on a social media livestream, Padgett sets out to prove she can makeover anyone into her high school’s Prom King.  But when she’s tasked with revamping the antisocial Cameron Kweller‘s look, she realizes maybe there’s more to him than meets the eye.  Padgett dons a number of stylish outfits throughout the film, often opting for shades of pink and white.  In an homage to her mother’s dress from the original She’s All That, Padgett wears a dark red spaghetti strap dress to her own prom.

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.

Bloodsport from The Suicide Squad

Bloodsport is a main character in The Suicide Squad, directed by James Gunn. His actual name is Robert DuBois, a mercenary whose technologically advanced suit allows him to create different gadgets and weapons. This is a variation of his comic book ability, which was the manifestation of weapons. Following his conviction of shooting Superman with a Kryptonite bullet, he goes to prison. However, Amanda Waller offers to shorten his sentence if he joins Task Force X. He agrees to join to help his daughter, Tyla. Idris Elba was cast as Bloodsport and not Deadshot so Will Smith could return.

Captain Boomerang from The Suicide Squad

Captain Boomerang from The Suicide Squad

Nobody makes it onto the suicide squad without their fair share of problems. For Captain Boomerang – also known as George Harkness (and played by Jai Courtney) – those problems stem from his lack of concern when it comes to beating down, or even killing, anyone who gets between him and what he wants. Unfortunately what he usually wants is the property of other people. He is, after all, an “asset relocation specialist” and he quite enjoys the life of the thief.

Captain Boomerang’s approach to life probably isn’t the best thing to emulate, but his style definitely makes for a great cosplay. Jeans, a blue Henley, a blue sports jacket, and a long fur-lined coat make up the majority of his outfit. Black boots wrapped in duct tape finishes off the look, though actually wrapping boots in duct tape can leave some pretty nasty residue on the boots. Pomade can give your hair a similarly spiky, wild look. And, of course, you need the boomerang.

Brock Rumlow from Captain America The Winter Soldier

Brock Rumlow from Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Brock Rumlow (played by Frank Grillo) is one of the most notorious double agents inside of SHIELD. Far from the loyalty he claims to have for Fury’s organization, Rumlow is an agent of HYDRA, a member of the team that handles the Winter Soldier, and one of the men that tries to take down Captain America. It’s no wonder he ultimately becomes the villain Crossbones.

Before he becomes Crossbones, Rumlow favors black tactical gear for his uniform. A black t-shirt, a set of cross-chest straps, black tactical pants, black combat boots, black fingerless gloves, a tactical belt, a thigh holster, and a costume pistol are all you need for his costume. Most of the pieces also transfer easily to other costumes, making this a great option for a multi-day convention. Though if you do plan on wearing it to a convention, make sure you check their policies on prop weapons.

xialing wu from shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings

Xialing Wu from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Xialing Wu (played by Meng’er Zhang) is the sister of Shang-Chi and the eventual leader of the Ten Rings organization in the Marvel film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Having trained in secret while her father mentored her brother in martial arts, Xialing is a powerful fighter in her own right and joins her brother and his friend Katy on a journey to China to stop their father from releasing a soul-eating monster known as the Dweller-in-Darkness. Xialing has a short blunt bob haircut and trades in her dark-colored clothing for a pale uniform enhanced with dragon scales from the Great Protector once she reaches the village of Ta Lo.

katy chen from shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings

Katy Chen from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Katy Chen (played by Awkwafina) is the best friend of Shang-Chi from the Marvel film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.  Katy does not know of Shang-Chi’s mystical past or martial arts training when the film begins, but when his past is revealed and Shang-Chi must undertake a perilous journey to save the world from a dark fate, Katy does not hesitate to join him and his sister Xialing on their quest. As a valet, Katy wears a white button-down and red vest with a black tie.  When she reaches the mystical village of Ta Lo, she receives a weapon and dress made of dragon scales.

shang-chi from shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings

Shang-Chi Xu from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi (played by Simu Liu) is the main character in the Marvel film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.  Alongside his friend Katy and his sister Xialing, Shang-Chi must stop an ancient evil from being released by his father, the leader of the Ten Rings organization.  Shang-Chi’s hero uniform consists of a red and black shirt and bo staff made of dragon scales.  To recreate the look of his bo, a wooden staff can be embellished with red tape at the ends to mimic the color of the dragon scales.  If you’d like to imitate the appearance of Shang-Chi wielding the Ten Rings, it can be difficult to find replicas to wear.  However, some generic rubber bracelets can help evoke the same feel, especially if you’re feeling crafty enough to take a little paint to them to make them look more like the weapons from the film.

Mulan from Wreck-It Ralph 2

In Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet, Vanellope Von Schweetz encounters her fellow Disney princesses. Mulan (voiced by Ming-Na Wen) wears pajamas for the slumber party featuring a red letterman jacket and black jeans. The gold accents on the jacket are actually Mushu! You can find the guide for her classic look here.