Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2

Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2

Handsome Jack (voiced by Dameon Clarke) is one of the antagonists in Gearbox Software’s hit franchise BorderlandsHe is charasmatic, engaging, and thoroughly evil. Of course everyone loves a good villain and Handsome Jack is no exception. Of course it helps that he is modeled after two other fan favorite characters: Jack Harkness from Doctor Who and Mal from Firefly. Neither man would get along with Handsome Jack, unless of course we’re talking about their style.

There are two keys to getting Handsome Jack’s look: His mask and his layers.

You can buy a premade mask on Etsy. Or, if you want something more pliable, you can use face paint to recreate the look of his mask.

His layers are a little bit easier. Start with a long-sleeve yellow shirt and add a long white collared overshirt on top. Then put on a brown leather vest and finally a short blue coat. Once all that is in place you can finish off the clothes with black jeans and a brown belt with a large buckle, brown sneakers, and a large digital watch. The finishing touch, a brown wig, will have you set to hatch your own schemes in no time.

noob from roblox

Noob from Roblox

Roblox is an online gaming platform that allows users to create their own games as well as play those made by other users.  A Roblox noob’s avatar is often depicted as a generic, square-shaped humanoid.  While there is some personalization available, a stereotypical noob will be yellow with a simple happy face, blue shirt, and green pants.  You can use a black fabric marker to create the smiley face on a yellow zentai suit, and then layer clothes over it to recreate the avatar’s look to your specifications.

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.

Leni Loud from The Loud House

Leni Loud from The Loud House

Leni Loud (voice by Liliana Mumy) is the second oldest child of the titular Loud family on Nickelodeon’s The Loud House. She is a stereotypical ‘dumb blonde’ in some ways. But her kind heart and unique skill set make up for it.

She usually wears her long blonde hair down and favors the color mint green. Her taste for fashion means that she changes her costume fairly often as well. But her most common look is a short dress, flip flops, and round white sunglasses like those worn in the ’60s.

Hisoka Morow from Hunter x Hunter

Hisoka Morow from Hunter x Hunter

Hisoka may take his fashion inspiration from jesters but that doesn’t mean he’s here to play. He only spends his time on those strong enough to challenge him. Anything less is just beneath him.

It’s a little hard to pin down a specific look for Hisoka. He’s had more than a couple of looks that include changes in the way he layers his clothes as well as the coloring. But the cosplay written up here is completely Hisoka. Anything less would be a waste of time. And Hisoka wouldn’t stand for it!

There is a fair amount of DIY with this cosplay, at least in terms of painting and cutting. You’ll need to use yellow fabric paint around the arms of the crop top and decorate it with a heart a a diamond using purple fabric paint. Once that has dried you can cut the arms off the turtleneck so that it is completely hidden by the cuffs of the crop top. You’ll need to do some DIY with your wig as well and add in the purple sides using hair chalk.

With those done you just need white harem pants, gray leg wraps, and black boots. After that all you need is to paint on the heart a tear drop Hisoka has on his face and you’re ready to go!

Neon Katt from RWBY Costume

Neon Katt from RWBY

“Never miss a beat!” Neon Katt (Meg Turney) is a highly competitive Huntress in training, whom Team RWBY first encounters during the Vytal Festival competition that pits top student Huntsmen against each other. Naturally, Neon didn’t hesitate to trash talk her opponents and spin around them in rainbow circles, not unlike the Internet meme she’s named for!

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.

Satan and 2020 from Match.Com

Satan and 2020 from Match.com

2020 has been a rough year. One that hasn’t given people many reasons to smile. But thanks to Ryan Reynolds and Match.com we have at least one: an all too timely commercial of Satan and 2020 linking up on match’s dating app.

2020 – whose icon is a picture of a murder hornet and played by Natalie Roy – matches with an entirely too bored-looking Satan played by Aaron Reed. And of course as soon as they get together all, well, hell breaks loose. 2020 steals all the toilet paper out of a public restroom, the couple breaks into both a gym (where the probably didn’t wipe down the machines) and a movie theater (where 2020 openly records the movie on her phone). They take a selfie in front of a literal dumpster fire and then watch the world end under the romantic flaming light of an apocalyptic meteor shower.

It’s pure chaos. And it is pure 2020.

This commercial gives us a great couple’s costume for 2021 – provided things improve before then. And it makes for a great way to take a darkly humorous approach to dealing with the stress of the year.

Satan’s look is really similar to Tim Curry’s Satan in the 1985 movie Legend. To recreate the look yourself you’ll want to start with some curved horns and red body paint. Black body paint makes for great accents and you’ll want black lipstick as well. That will cover your body’s upper half though can add a red bodysuit if you want more coverage than red body paint.

For the lower body you’ll want some fake fur pants and a broad leather belt that you decorate with thin chains. Matching black leather bracers on your wrists are another great accessory. And finally you’ll want those signature goat feet!

Dressing up as 2020 is a little bit easier. You start with a blonde wig with really heavy streaks. The style changes a few times during the commercial but heaving most of it down with two thin pig tails on the top is a good option. Once that’s styled you’ll need a jacket of fake red fur, a red top, red burgundy pants, and then a pair of red pleather boots. You can even bring along some toilet paper from your latest haul!

Batman from Harley Quinn

Batman from Harley Quinn

There are so many Batman variations that it can be a little hard to keep up with. But this version (voiced by Diedrich Bader) is unique in both his snark and the way he handles Harley Quinn. He’d have to be. This Harley isn’t your usual Harley. And when the lines between good guy and bad guy get blurred, things are bound to get interesting!

Batman’s costume in the show is pretty straightforward. He has a black cowl and a black cape that he wears over a grey body suit with the bat insignia on the chest. Because the insignia is a little different from most you can buy pre-made, you’re better off painting it on with black fabric paint. A yellow belt, black gloves, and black boots round out the look. You can add some bat-themed weapons and you’ll be ready to scour the streets of Gotham for evildoers!

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.