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Napoleon Marconi from Nine Perfect Strangers

Napoleon Marconi (played by Michael Shannon) is the perpetually optimistic patriarch of the Marconi family in the Hulu limited series Nine Perfect Strangers.  The Marconis travel to Masha Dmitrichenko‘s Tranquillum House to work through shared grief, and Napoleon is ecstatic about the possibilities for healing, as well as the fact that Masha has offered them a discounted rate to attend her exclusive retreat.  Napoleon wears a variety of collared button downs and polo shirts with khaki shorts and sensible trousers throughout the show.  In the final episode, he dons a burgundy polo with green tactical pants while he and his family undergo a harrowing spiritual journey (and he sports a gnarly bloody nose).  In another memorable episode, Napoleon–unknowingly under the influence of hallucinogenics–successfully hunts Masha’s pet goat for food.

Cody from Total Drama Island

Cody (voiced by Peter Oldring) likes to think of himself as a ladies man. The ladies on the island, however, beg to differ. Still Cody has his own kind of charm. Tech-savvy and eager to help his teammates, he is a great asset to the Screaming Gophers until he has to leave the island, not to return to the competition until Total Drama World Tour.

Cosplaying as Cody is a great opportunity to use stuff you might already have in your closet. And if you don’t have the items, you can easily transition your new purchases into other cosplays or your daily wardrobe. A short sleeve yellow polo, grey long sleeve shirt, cargo jeans, and a pair of brown sneakers make up Cody’s outfit. You can add the stripes on his shirt with fabric paint. And if you want to get his messy hairstyle, you can either opt for a wig or style your own in a similar fashion.

Tommy Pickles from Rugrats

Tommy Pickles from Rugrats

Tommy Pickles (voiced by Elizabeth Daily) was a staple in the childhood of many Millennials. He led the group of friends known as the Rugrats, usually getting them into trouble (even if some of it was just make believe). His leadership and adventurous nature drove the whole show, so it’s no wonder people might want to cosplay as Tommy!

There are two ways to go about a cosplay like this. One is to get as close as possible to the original character and the other is to put a slight spin on. To get really close to the character, go for a blue t-shirt, a costume diaper, a prop bottle, a Reptar toy, and invisible shoes like those in this YouTube tutorial. If you don’t want to go the diaper route, you can swap that piece for a pair of white pants and a pair of shoes that match your skin tone. In either case remember to use yellow fabric paint to recreate the iconic yellow tabs on Tommy’s diaper. And while you might want to ditch the bottle if you go with the jeans, keep Reptar nearby. Tommy would!

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Shang-Chi Xu from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi (played by Simu Liu) is the main character in the Marvel film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.  Alongside his friend Katy and his sister Xialing, Shang-Chi must stop an ancient evil from being released by his father, the leader of the Ten Rings organization.  Shang-Chi’s hero uniform consists of a red and black shirt and bo staff made of dragon scales.  To recreate the look of his bo, a wooden staff can be embellished with red tape at the ends to mimic the color of the dragon scales.  If you’d like to imitate the appearance of Shang-Chi wielding the Ten Rings, it can be difficult to find replicas to wear.  However, some generic rubber bracelets can help evoke the same feel, especially if you’re feeling crafty enough to take a little paint to them to make them look more like the weapons from the film.

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Tony Hogburn from Nine Perfect Strangers

Tony “Smiley” Hogburn (played by Bobby Canavale) is a former NFL tight end and one of the guests at Tranquillum in Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers.  Tony is a bristly persona with an addiction to painkillers.  While his relationship with Frances Welty is rocky from the start, the two slowly start to confide in one another at Masha Dmitrichenko‘s retreat.  Tony definitely prioritizes comfort over fashion, opting for gym-ready clothes paired with a utilitarian bucket hat to keep the sun off his face.

Samwise Gamgee

Samwise “Sam” Gamgee is a main character in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He is a Hobbit who joins the Fellowship of the Ring and its quest to destroy it and defeat Sauron. He is a gardener in the Shire. When Gandalf catches Sam eavesdropping on his conversation with Frodo, he demands he partake in the journey. He becomes Frodo’s closest companion, and carries him up Mount Doom to cast the Ring into the fire. Sam is not affected by the Ring’s persuasion because he is morally good. In the movie adaptations of Tolkien’s novels, Sean Astin plays this role.

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The Legion (Frank and Julie) from Dead by Daylight

In the game Dead by Daylight, the Legion is a killer that consists of four teenagers, Frank, Julie, Susie, and Joey.  Frank Morrison was a promising high school athlete, but he was kicked out of school after he attacked a referee at a game.  After bouncing around several foster homes, Frank ended up in the small town of Ormond where he met Julie Kostenko who saw him as her ticket out of her hometown.  Frank and Julie also hung out with Susie and Joey, and the foursome began vandalizing and robbing as a hobby before they committed a murder during a break in, which sealed to their fate as killers for the Entity.  Frank and Julie’s costumes are very similar, so it could be fun to use these two as a basis for a couple’s costume or as part of a larger group of four.

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Evan Morrow from The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers

When Evan Morrow (played by Brady Noon) is let go from the Might Ducks hockey team, he and his mom Alex set out to start a new squad in the Disney channel series The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers.  When they start practicing at the local Ice Palace, former Ducks coach Gordon Bombay slowly takes an interest in the team and helps coach them to the finals.  Evan’s hockey uniform for the Don’t Bothers consists of standard hockey equipment and a yellow jersey.  While it’s not practical to wear a pair of skates or padded pants all night, some wind breaker pants and fun printed socks can help evoke the spirit of the costume.

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Frank Wolff from Jungle Cruise

Frank Wolff (played by Dwayne Johnson) is a boat captain and one of the main characters of the Disney film Jungle Cruise.  Frank teams up with Dr. Lily Houghton and her brother McGregor Houghton to search for the mysterious Tree of Life in the jungles of South America.  Frank wears a tan Captain’s hat and khakis, with a striped shirt and vest.  If you don’t want to shell out for a pair of knee high boots, a set of costume boot covers like the ones shown here can help transform a pair of brown shoes you already own into an adventurous pair of boots like the ones Frank wears.