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TVA Loki

Tom Hiddleston has been in the MCU almost from the beginning and Marvel fans the world over know him best as Loki. Loved by many, hated by some, he can be a divisive character. Tortured and manipulated by Thanos, maligned by most of his adoptive family, and eventually having his character essentially reset after the events of Endgame, Loki is a complex character that fans cannot wait to explore in his new Disney+ series.

The official trailer has already ignited the cosplay urge in some fans. Loki’s active Time Variance Authority (TVA) work clothes are of particular interest and with a little DIY the look is absolutely possible to pull off. Even better, many of the pieces can be used in other cosplays! And fans know that sort of glamour work is right up Loki’s alley.

You’ll want to start with a shoulder length black wig in Loki’s trademark style. For the main body of the costume you will need a brown windbreaker, brown slacks, black shoes, a black leather belt, and a white button down shirt. Loki’s only two obvious accessories are the orange TVA patch on his coat and his striped tie. You can get the patch on Etsy but the tie will take a little bit of DIY.

Start with a base tie in light brown. Use acrylic paint in gold, bronze, and dark brown to add the stripes. Be sure and add the hourglass in gold to one of the dark brown stripes as well. The acrylic will make the tie stiff but it will also stick to the fabric and the color should be more vibrant. Do a test patch on the part of the tie that goes under your collar first, however. If the colors aren’t bright enough, use white paint as a base for the stripes and then paint the colors on top of that.

With your tie done and your patch in place, you’re ready to check out time variants of your own.

Kenta Yumiya from Beyblade: Metal Fusion

Kenta Yumiya (voiced by Emiri Katou and Lisette St. Louis) is one of the main characters of the anime series Beyblade: Metal Fusion.  Kenta is a novice Blader who gains confidence after befriending Gingka Hagane and striving to become more like him.  Kenta has green hair and wears a yellow short-sleeved shirt with blue pants that he rolls to mid-calf.  His shoes are blue and white high-tops and he eventually adds brown fingerless gloves to his outfit.

Quincy from Little Einsteins

Quincy is a character in Little Einsteins on Disney Junior. He is five years old and the musician of the group. He has a talent for playing multiple instruments such as the piano, trumpet, and drums. Loyal and fun-loving, Quincy is great at making new friends. He also shows kindness towards animals.

Elsa van Helsing from Frankenweenie

Elsa van Helsing from Frankenweenie

In Tim Burton’s universe, Winona Ryder has a way of bringing to life girls that are special mix of sweet and sharp. Elsa van Helsing is no exception. She cares deeply for the people in her life but she’s not exactly a fan of the fluff and frippery that others seem to like.

Elsa’s appearance is a great example of this. She wears her black hair up in long pigtails and opts for a high-neck shirt, a dark pinafore dress, grey tights, and black shoes. You can also use grey face paint if you want to go for the “stepped out of a black and white movie” look. You can also use dusky makeup colors to create a similar look without going for full-face coverage. And of course you’ll want a stuffed poodle to play the part of your very own Persephone

Anai from Aggretsuko

Anai from Aggretsuko

Anai (voiced by Sota Arai in Japanese and Billy Kametz in English) and seems like your standard college graduate. Right up until you make him angry. And that is incredibly easy to do. At least until he finds who he is outside of college and mellows out a little.

Anai is almost always in his office clothes. A white button down, black sacks, black belt, black shoes, and blue shirt. When he helps out at the company fair he also has a blue chef’s coat. And while you don’t need a tail to complete his look, a makeup palette can give you the same shading and the blush on his cheeks. Or, you know, the sunken look under his eyes when he goes off.

Hester from the School for Good and Evil

Hester from The School for Good and Evil

Hester is the daughter of a distinguished witch. Perhaps one of the most distinguished witches, specifically the one who lived in a gingerbread house. After losing her mother and arriving at the School for Evil, however, Hester begins to build her own legacy and set herself up as a distinguished student in her own right.

In the first book of the series Hester is describes as ” a tall girl with greasy black hair streaked red, black lipstick, a ring in her nose, and a terrifying tattoo of a buck-horned, red-skulled demon around her neck”. She is also said to have black eyes and dress in the black robes the students wear in the School for Evil.

The nose ring is easily replicated with a fake that pinches your nose and black lipstick is a must for the costume. Her black eyes, however, should only be replicated using contacts from a certified opthometrist as the low-cost versions off the internet carry serious risks to your eyes. To replicate her hair you’ll want to get a wig and some clip-in red extensions. Pomade can replicate a greasy look or you can leave that part out.

The robes aren’t described in great detail so a fairly plain witch’s costume is suggested. They range from witches robes to the kind of dark dress and collar that someone with Hester’s style might prefer.

Finally you’ll need body paint to recreate her tattoo. Then you’re ready to go off and take your own classes at the School for Evil.

June from Little Einsteins

June is a main character in Little Einsteins on Disney Junior. She is six years old and is of Asian descent. As a skilled dancer, she knows about almost every dance around the world. June uses her dancing and ballet skills to help the team solve a problem.

captain olimar from pikmin

Captain Olimar from Pikmin

Captain Olimar is the main protagonist of the Nintendo series of Pikmin games. While on vacation from his home planet of Hocotate, Olimar crash lands on a foreign planet where he finds small creatures he dubs Pikmin who help him as he learns to navigate the new terrain. Olimar’s costume is reminiscent of a astronaut with a clear helmet, bodysuit, and red gloves.

gingka hagane from beyblade metal fusion

Gingka Hagane from Beyblade: Metal Fusion

Gingka Hagane (voiced by Aki Kanada and Robert Tinkler) is the Number One Blader and main protagonist in the anime series Beyblade:  Metal Fusion.  Gingka is one of the Bladers of the Four Seasons, representing Autumn and has saved the world on multiple occasions, gaining widespread recognition for his skills.  Gingka is incredibly close with Kenta Yumiya, who he views as an older brother, and is good friends with Madoka Amano.  Ginka has spiky red hair and wears an orange shirt with dark pants and a red and brown belt where he stores his blades.  The short sleeve jacket Gingka wears is hard to find, but you can evoke a similar look with a short-sleeved hoodie if you cut the hood off or tuck it into your shirt.

bow from she-ra and the princesses of power

Bow from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

Bow (voiced by Marcus Scribner) is one of the central characters in the cartoon series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.  As an ally to the Princess Alliance, Bow uses his skills as a master  archer and his technology prowess to help She-Ra, Glimmer, Frosta, Spinnerella, Netossa, and the rest of the Alliance as they work to free Etheria from the Horde.  Bow’s original costume includes purple pants, knee-high boots, and a cropped tank top, while his future uniform has grey pants and a cape.  If you want to add some details to Bow’s boots to make them look more like the original, don’t be afraid to get creative with some paints or colored tape.