bob newby from stranger things

Bob Newby from Stranger Things

In season 2 of Stranger Things, Bob Newby (played by Sean Astin) is the tragic everyman dating Joyce Byers.  Bob is a nerdy sweetheart with a penchant for technology and solving puzzles.  Bob eventually meets his end at the hands of a demodog after helping Joyce, Hopper, and others escape from Hawkins lab.  Bob’s clothing is fairly basic.  He is often seen wearing business casual clothing for his job at RadioShack, and he is given scrubs to wear at Hawkins lab.

mary white from open 24 hours

Mary White from Open 24 Hours

Mary White (played by Vanessa Grasse) is a woman seeking to build a new life following a stint in prison in the horror film Open 24 Hours. Mary’s ex-boyfriend was a violent serial killer, and though her attempt to kill him did not succeed, he is safely behind bars.  When Mary takes a job working the graveyard shift at a 24-hour gas station, the line between reality and delusion blurs, resulting in a violent first night on the job.  Mary’s costume is simple:  grey Converse, skinny jeans, and a plaid shirt.  When looking to recreate her look, find a flannel with a pop of purple, red, or pink to give it a feminine flair.

judy jetson from the jetsons

Judy Jetson from The Jetsons

Judy Jetson (voiced by Janet Waldo) is the daughter of Jane and George, and older sister of Elroy.  Judy is a typical teenager, with many of her interests revolving around boys and her electronic diary DiDi.  Judy wears bright pink clothes and has white hair.  By trimming a long white wig with side swept bangs to be shorter, and pulling it into a high ponytail, you can recreate this look.

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Catherine of Aragon from SIX! the Musical

“There’s n-n-n-n-no way!” Catherine of Aragon is a historical figure and character in SIX the Musical. She is the first wife who got divorced from Henry VIII. She had five miscarriages with only a surviving daughter, who would become Queen Mary. When Henry VIII became enamored with Anne Boleyn, he sought to marry her instead, thus needing to separate from Catherine. Her song “No Way” references her spirited refusal to grant him a divorce, defending herself as his true wife and rightful Queen of England. Renee Lamb starred in the original UK tour and Adrianna Hicks originated the role on Broadway. This is admittedly the most difficult SIX outfit to recreate, but we suggest some items that play off the design of the costume. Use the studded trim on the corset top and skirt. Want more queendom? Check out our other tutorials for the SIX queens!

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Newsies

A newsie is a nickname for a newsboy. Newsies, the Disney movie turned hit musical, is based on the New York newsboy strike of the early 1900s. While there are main characters, such as Jack Kelly and Crutchie, this costume guide is for a generic newsie. It’s easy to make for any musical theater fan. Mix and match the elements in this guide to fit your own customized newsie. Then grab your newspaper and leap across the stage!

Sniper from Team Fortress 2

TF2 Sniper

In Team Fortress 2, Sniper (voiced by John Patrick Lowrie) shows as much mercy to his far-off targets as the Australian Outback gave him in his harsh early years. Don’t mess with the Sniper, especially when you see him armed with a jar filled with yellow fluid. Sniper’s nemesis is the back-stabbing Spy.

Shinno from Her Blue Sky

Shinnosuke “Shinno” Kanamura left is hometown 13 years ago to pursue his dream as a musician. He planned to leave with his girlfriend, but she had a sudden responsibility that made her stay. Now, Shinno is heading back to his hometown. The younger version of Shinno from 13 years ago (depicted above) also appears in town while he is there. This younger version of Shinno turns things upside down in Her Blue Sky (Sora no Aosa o Shiru Hito yo).

Mark Watney from The Martian

Mark Watney from The Martian

Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) is the unfortunate protagonist of both the book and the film The Martian. A sand storm leaves him stranded on Mars when the rest of his crew has reason to believe he’s dead. It becomes his mission to survive until they come back and rescue him.

While a full astronaut’s suit might seem like the most obvious costume for Mark Watney, it’s not his most iconic outfit from the film. That honor belongs to the clothes he wears while terraforming the inside of his habitat so he can grow crops.

The outfit is very simple and consists of light grey slip on shoes, grey cargo pants, a blue henley, and an official NASA sweatshirt in navy. Safety goggles and blue gloves can be added to recreate specific scenes when he was working with the soil. To really round out the costume, though, you’ll want to bring a few potatoes with you. And maybe some ketchup. Because Mark Watney will be the first to say that potatoes are always better with ketchup.

willow park from the owl house

Willow Park from The Owl House

Willow Park (voiced by Tati Gabrielle) is a talented witch on the Disney Channel series The Owl House.  Willow is friends with Gus and Luz, and she has a natural affinity for plant magic. Once on the abomination track, Willow now follows the plant track at Hexside.  Willow’s costuming is very classically elven in nature, consisting of green underlayers, black boots, and a cowl.

Hector from Castlevania

Hector (played by Theo James) in the Netflix animated series Castlevania is a young and often naive devil forge master. Once he was one of two human generals within Dracula’s army. Carmilla tricked Hector into leaving Dracula’s castle and becoming part of her promised new army. Unfortunately for Hector when things come apart at the seams he is made Carmilla’s prisoner and brought back to Styria only to be thrown in a dungeon. Later Lenore, Carmilla’s sister, strikes a deal with him he can not refuse.

This Hector costume is from the later seasons where he is enslaved by Carmilla and not wearing his traditional forge master attire. He is also without his hammer. The costume is very simple and would work great as a couple costume with someone dressed as Lenore for any cosplay event.