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Country Steve from Borat 2

In Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Borat goes undercover as Country Steve, attempting to fit in at a pro-gun rally and find his daughter Tutar. Amidst confederate flags and assault rifles, Country Steve performs on stage. He sings about injecting Obama with the Wuhan flu and chopping up the WHO like the Saudis do, and it doesn’t take much for the crowd to start singing along.

Jonathan Byers from Stranger Things

Jonathan Byers (played by Charlie Heaton) is the older brother of Will and son of Joyce.  In the first season, Jonathan is bullied and teased by Steve and his friends, though they later become tentative friends, even as Jonathan enters into a relationship with Steve’s ex-girlfriend Nancy.

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Ryuk from Death Note

Ryuk is the shinigami who gives Light the notebook that allows him to kill people by simply writing their names in Death Note.  Ryuk is an intimidating figure.  As a god of death, it makes sense that his aesthetic relies heavily on dark colors and skull imagery.  If you have any chains or accessories leftover from your punk phase, this is a great time to reuse them.  If you want to go the extra mile, there are also plenty of makeup tutorials for recreating Ryuk’s terrifying face or you could purchase a latex Ryuk mask if the more subtle face covering options aren’t to your liking.

David Rose from Schitt's Creek

David Rose from Schitt’s Creek

In Schitt’s Creek, David Rose (Dan Levy) is the spoiled son of the Rose family. As the series goes on however, he grows as an adult and flourishes with his small business, Rose Apothecary. David is one of the first openly pansexual characters depicted on television. Aside from the Levy-brows, his most distinguishing characteristic is his fashion style. David wears only black and white, usually a black knit sweater with bold pattern on top, and a combination of skinny jeans and kilt on the bottom. All from the most expensive runway brands of course.

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Evan Hansen from Dear Evan Hansen

Evan Hansen is the lead character in the musical Dear Evan Hansen. He’s a high school student with social anxiety, so his therapist suggests writing positive letters to himself. One letter gets mistaken for a suicide note from his acquaintance, Conor Murphy. To comfort the Murphy family, Evan forges e-mails between them. It’s revealed his broken arm was from falling out of a tree, possibly his own suicide attempt. Ben Platt originated the role, winning him the 2017 Tony for Best Actor in a Musical.  The show is currently running on Broadway at the Music Box Theater, where Jordan Fisher plays Evan Hansen. Wrap the gauze around your arm, and if you’d like, write Conor’s signature in Sharpie.

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Bob Newby from Stranger Things

In season 2 of Stranger Things, Bob Newby (played by Sean Astin) is the tragic everyman dating Joyce Byers.  Bob is a nerdy sweetheart with a penchant for technology and solving puzzles.  Bob eventually meets his end at the hands of a demodog after helping Joyce, Hopper, and others escape from Hawkins lab.  Bob’s clothing is fairly basic.  He is often seen wearing business casual clothing for his job at RadioShack, and he is given scrubs to wear at Hawkins lab.

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Newsies

A newsie is a nickname for a newsboy. Newsies, the Disney movie turned hit musical, is based on the New York newsboy strike of the early 1900s. While there are main characters, such as Jack Kelly and Crutchie, this costume guide is for a generic newsie. It’s easy to make for any musical theater fan. Mix and match the elements in this guide to fit your own customized newsie. Then grab your newspaper and leap across the stage!

Sniper from Team Fortress 2

TF2 Sniper

In Team Fortress 2, Sniper (voiced by John Patrick Lowrie) shows as much mercy to his far-off targets as the Australian Outback gave him in his harsh early years. Don’t mess with the Sniper, especially when you see him armed with a jar filled with yellow fluid. Sniper’s nemesis is the back-stabbing Spy.

Shinno from Her Blue Sky

Shinnosuke “Shinno” Kanamura left is hometown 13 years ago to pursue his dream as a musician. He planned to leave with his girlfriend, but she had a sudden responsibility that made her stay. Now, Shinno is heading back to his hometown. The younger version of Shinno from 13 years ago (depicted above) also appears in town while he is there. This younger version of Shinno turns things upside down in Her Blue Sky (Sora no Aosa o Shiru Hito yo).

Mark Watney from The Martian

Mark Watney from The Martian

Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) is the unfortunate protagonist of both the book and the film The Martian. A sand storm leaves him stranded on Mars when the rest of his crew has reason to believe he’s dead. It becomes his mission to survive until they come back and rescue him.

While a full astronaut’s suit might seem like the most obvious costume for Mark Watney, it’s not his most iconic outfit from the film. That honor belongs to the clothes he wears while terraforming the inside of his habitat so he can grow crops.

The outfit is very simple and consists of light grey slip on shoes, grey cargo pants, a blue henley, and an official NASA sweatshirt in navy. Safety goggles and blue gloves can be added to recreate specific scenes when he was working with the soil. To really round out the costume, though, you’ll want to bring a few potatoes with you. And maybe some ketchup. Because Mark Watney will be the first to say that potatoes are always better with ketchup.