Bianca Castafiore from Tintin.

Bianca Castafiore from Tintin

Bianca Castafiore is a kindhearted opera singer better known to the world as the Milanese Nightingale, although if you ask Tintin or Captain Haddock, she sounds quite awful. Herge’s heroic comic book duo seem to have a minority opinion, though, and they’ve used Bianca’s fame to their advantage while defeating globe-trotting villains. If only Señora Castafiore, who memorizes many a famous operatic piece, could get Haddock’s name right….

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.

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Damian from Mean Girls the Musical

Damian Hubbard is a character in the Mean Girls musical. Similar to the movie, he is Janis Sarkasian’s best friend who is “too gay to function” (but it’s only funny when Janis calls him that). The two take Cady Heron under their wing to navigate the cutthroat drama of American high school. Then they realize they Cady can help take down the Plastics by posing as one of them. But when Cady starts to seriously obsess over social media and her image, Damian tries to knock some sense into her with the song “Stop.” Grey Henson originated the role on Broadway. The show modernizes Damian’s look with flannel and a drag queen t-shirt.

Angel Dust from Hazbin Hotel

Angel Dust from Hazbin Hotel

Angel Dust (voiced by Michael Kovach) is a demon and resident of the Hazbin Hotel. With his white fur and pink markings he has a distinct look even among demons. Never mind the four (or six) arms or venomous bite!

He might be sarcastic and reckless but the heart on the back of his head isn’t there for nothing. Angel Dust knows who his people are and he’s there for them when they need him.

There’s really no way to mimic Angel’s retractable arms but you can get the rest of his look with a little DIY and body paint. A white wig and styling gel will give you his hair style while hair chalk lets you draw in the pink spots and the heart on the back of his head. There are pre-made wigs on Etsy though they do cost a pretty penny in exchange for the predone work.

The wig sets the tone for the rest of Angel Dust’s costume. White body paint mimics his demon-pale skin. A white suit jacket can be painted with pink fabric paint to mimic Angel Dust’s. Under that you’ll want a white button down shirt and add a black bow tie. White leggings, pink gloves, and black  boots copy the rest of his look. Finish it off with a set of sharp fake teeth and you’re a dead ringer for Hell’s favorite pretty boy. Make sure you pack plenty of sass and you’re ready to go! Just try and stay out of the kind of trouble that Angel Dust usually gets into.

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Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz from The Big Bang Theory

Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz (played by Melissa Rauch) is a microbiologist with a lucrative job at a pharmaceutical company.  She marries Howard, and the couple have two children by the end of the series.  Bernadette is petite and often wears brightly colored sweaters layered over floral print dresses and dark tights.

Richter Belmont from Castlevania

Richter Belmont from Castlevania

Richter Belmont (voiced in the English games by David Vincent and the Japanese by Kiyoyuki Yanda) is the bane of Dracula’s existence. Well one of them anyway. A vampire hunter from a long line of them, Belmont wields the Sacred Whip in his efforts to rid the world of evil.

There are several variations on Belmont’s costume. This write-up will focus on the one pictured above.  To start you’ll want a long blue military coat. You’ll have to cuff the sleeves and likely pin them in place so they don’t unroll while you’re wearing the costume. You’ll also need long black gloves and a pair of white pants. Finish it off with a bandolier, a brown wig, brown pirate boots, and – of course – the Scared Whip!

Star Platinum from JoJo's Bizarre Adventures

Star Platinum from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Star Platinum (voiced by Matthew Mercer in the English animated versions) is one of the first stands introduced in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures. Largely silent and easily moved to violence, it is incredibly powerful.

Star Platinum doesn’t wear much but creating a cosplay for it takes more DIY than you might expect. You can achieve its purple skin either through the use of body paint of the use of a purple body suit with paint only on your face and neck. If you use body paint on your whole body, be sure and grab a pair of purple shorts to wear under its white loincloth.

It also wears elbow protectors, knee protectors, and shoulder pads. You will have to spray paint standard knee and elbow pads with purple spray paint. The shoulder pads need to be painted gold, however. And you can add the purple curling stripe on his shoulders with foam or cardboard painted purple and glued in place with a glue gun.

After that it’s just a matter of cutting the fingers off white gloves, putting a gold scarf around your neck, adding a gold belt, slipping into some white ankle boots, and putting on a black wig!

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Mayfeld from The Mandalorian

Migs Mayfeld (Bill Burr) is a character in wildly popular Star Wars TV series on Disney+, The Mandalorian. A former Imperial sharpshooter turned mercenary, Mayfeld leads a rescue attempt from a prison transport ship. This team includes the Mandalorian himself, but they don’t exactly see eye to eye. In fact, the Mandalorian outsmarts him, which results in Mayfeld’s arrest and imprisonment. Later with the help of Cara Dune, and of course with Grogu in tow, he decides to break him out. Despite their clashing personalities, they become allies. Much like the comedian who plays the role, Mayfeld has sardonic personality and hard-edged sense of humor. While Mayfeld was mostly liked by fans, there was an outrage when he dropped The Child!

Seth Rollins from WWE

Seth Rollins

Seth Rollins (aka Colby Lopez) debuted in 2005 and has been making a splash ever since. He signed to the WWE in 2010 when he officially took up the mantle “Seth Rollins”. Prior to that he was Tyler Black with Ring of Honor. But Tyler Black was a long time ago. For the last ten years Lopez has wrestled under the name Seth Rollins. And he’s built up a huge fan following since!

Getting Rollins’ look takes a little bit of DIY. Of course you’ll want to start with a wig and a goatee if you want to get the exact look. And you’ll probably have to style the wig to get his slicked-back style.

From there you’ll want an all-black base to work from. Black leggings, black sneakers, a black bike vest, black leather shin guards, and black knee guards make up the majority of the costume. Then, using gold tape and fabric glue, apply the design Rollins has on his costume. Finish off the look with some black sweatbands and his signature black leather coat and you’re good to go!

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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.