Melina from Black Widow

Melina Vostokoff from Black Widow

Mother figure or Red Room mentor, it can be hard to tell where Melina Vostokoff’s loyalties lie until the very end. Played by the enchanting Rachel Weisz, it’s hard not to like her even when you’re not sure if she has Natasha’s best interests at heart. It all works out in the end, of course. Widows, after all, have to stick together.

For Melina’s look you want to start with a long brown wig that can be braided using tutorials from YouTube. A costume rifle also gives you her weapon of choice. If you want to go with her widow look, you’ll want a white Widow Suit. For her home look, a black canvas jacket, black cargo pants, black boots, and a dark blue long sleeve shirt are great options that can also transition into other cosplays. The pet pig is, of course, optional.

Daphne Bridgerton from Bridgerton

Daphne Bridgerton from Bridgerton

Prim and proper, Daphne Bridgerton (played by Phoebe Dynevor) has spent her life preparing for her debut. With a sterling reputation and a loving family, she seems destined to be the toast of the season. Until that loving family steps in, that is. Thankfully the Duke of Hastings steps in to save the day.

Daphne’s gowns are all handcrafted for her taste and style. You can get close, however, with a simple white empire-waist gown and a matching hair ribbon. Rhinestone studded slippers, white gloves, and a ‘diamond’ bracelet make for lovely accessories while YouTube tutorials can help you style a strawberry blonde wig into a look suitable for the ton.

Gawain from The Green Knight

Gawain from The Green Knight

Gawain and the Green Knight is a classic Arthurian tale. And like Arthur himself, the knights have been gaining new audiences as their tales are once again retold.  Written for the screen  by David Lowery and starring the incredible Dev Patel, the movie is billed as a fantasy retelling of an already fantastical tale. And one can only hope Gawain fares is well in the adaptation as in the original, green sash and all.

Gawain has a yellow cloak that can be reproduced with golden fabric, or a white capelet and Rit dye. Because this movie is stylized and not aimed at perfect historical accuracy, a set of fold-top leather boots (which are great in other cosplays) are also perfect for the costume, as well as a pair of black pants, a chain mail shirt, and a black tunic. A sword and scabbard can be slid into a a medieval belt and you’re ready for your own Arthurian adventure.

rosemary winters from resident evil village

Rosemary “Rose” Winters from Resident Evil Village

Rosemary “Rose” Winters (voiced in English by Jeannie Tirado) is an American superhuman and a character in the Resident Evil Village video game.  The daughter of Ethan and Mia Winters, Rose’s body is comprised completely of Mold, a fungal superorganism capable of replicating human DNA.  Rose wears sturdy sneakers, a pair of distressed jeans, and her late father’s jacket.  She also carries a book called Village of Shadows that her parents used to read to her.

Merida from Wreck-It Ralph 2

Merida from Wreck-It Ralph 2

In Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet, Vanellope Von Schweetz encounters her fellow Disney princesses. Princess Merida (voiced by Kelly MacDonald) wears pajamas for the slumber party featuring flannel, a bear t-shirt that says “Mum,” and khaki shorts. The other princesses can hardly understand her Scottish accent! Additionally, the joke of her being from another studio references Pixar. You can find a guide for her dress here and for her mother, Queen Elinor, here.

cherry valance from the outsiders

Sherri “Cherry” Valance from The Outsiders

Sherri “Cherry” Valance (played by Diane Lane) is a character in the film The Outsiders, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.  Unlike Ponyboy and Two-Bit, who are Greasers, Cherry is an extremely popular girl and a member of the Socs, though she is much nicer than many of her peers.  Cherry has long, red hair and her clothing appeals to her social status, with clean lines and preppy colors.

Queen Elsa costume from Wreck-It Ralph 2

Queen Elsa from Wreck-It Ralph 2

In Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet, Vanellope Von Schweetz encounters her fellow Disney princesses. Queen Elsa (voiced by Indina Menzel) wears pajamas for the slumber party with a “Just Let It Go” fleece and sparkly leggings. Pair this casual outfit with a strawberry milkshake as seen here. You can find her classic snow dress here, and the comfy outfit her sister, Anna, here.

Princess Aurora from Wreck-It Ralph 2

In Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet, Vanellope Von Schweetz encounters her fellow Disney princesses. Princess Aurora (voiced by Kate Higgins) wears pajamas for the slumber party with a “Nap Queen” fleece, a white tank top, and leggings. Pair this casual outfit with a can of Sprite, and be sure to stay awake! You can find guides for her peasant dress here and her formal dress here.

Couples Costume Ideas for Halloween 2021

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tammy faye bakker from eyes of tammy faye

Tammy Faye Bakker from The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Tammy Faye Bakker (played by Jessica Chastain) is the infamous wife of Jim Bakker in the film The Eyes of Tammy Faye.  The film follows the rise and fall of the controversial couple from young children’s show hosts to rich and powerful televangelists.  Tammy Faye’s costuming throughout the film offers an array of options, whether portraying her younger self with chic ’60s style or the more commonly known version with bright blue eye shadow, don’t be afraid to mix and match different pieces to recreate her looks.  For instance, layering a puff-sleeved blouse over a camisole and combining it with a skirt can help evoke the same look of Tammy’s white brocade dress, which can be hard to duplicate.