Men

Shane Patton from The White Lotus

Shane Patton (played by Jake Lacy) is the entitled real estate agent married to Rachel on the HBO series The White Lotus.  Newlyweds, Shane and Rachel arrive at the White Lotus to enjoy a luxurious vacation, but Shane’s rude attitude when dealing with the staff, including hotel manager Armond, threatens to sour their excursion.  Shane wears a number of colorful polo shirts throughout his stay, so there are plenty of palettes to choose from.

Polka-Dot Man from The Suicide Squad

Abner Krill (played by David Dastmalchian), better known by the name Polka-Dot Man, is a metahuman and a member of Task Force X in the movie The Suicide Squad.  Polka-Dot Man is able to create weapons out of multi-colored dots grown from his body as the result of an interdimensional virus.  Along with Peacemaker, Ratcatcher 2, and Bloodsport, Polka-Dot Man seeks to stop Starro the Conqueror.  Polka-Dot Man’s costume is very reminiscent of a vintage pilot, including googles and a skull cap.  To recreate his look, you’ll want to set aside some time to paint polka dots onto a light grey jumpsuit.  It can be difficult to find a grey cap, but a little grey paint can help soften the darker colors more commonly available.

nandor the relentless from what we do in the shadows

Nandor the Relentless from What We Do in the Shadows

Nandor the Relentless (portrayed by Kayvan Novak) is a more than 750-years-old Iranian vampire on the FX show What We Do in the Shadows.  Nandor is the roommate of Laszlo, Nadja, and Colin.  Currently, Guillermo de la Cruz serves at Nandor’s familiar.  Nandor’s costumes are often over-the-top, with beautifully decorated capes and period clothes that harken back to his origins.  Don’t be afraid to go a little over the top for this costume, and if you’re going to splurge, make sure it’s on a cape that will help you get into the vampire spirit.

Batman from Zero Year

Batman from Zero Year

Initially meant as a way to redefine Batman’s origin, the Zero Year comic run has since become a huge crossover event featuring many of the most well-known faces in Gotham. Parts of it were even used to influence the last season of the hit show Gotham and fans still go back to the comic run almost a decade after its release for Snyder and Tynion’s take on the fearsome vigilante.

In this iteration of Batman he often wears a horned cowl, grey suit with a black Batman symbol on his chest, purple gloves, a yellow utility belt, a black utility strap around his thigh, and black boots.

Because the comic run is not as widely known as the movie versions, finding the specific suit can be difficult. The one pictured here is close and includes the cowl, though you will have to request the gloves be left off if you purchase from the linked seller. For cosplayers who can invest a little more, Etsy sellers offer muscle suits that can then be painted and customized more specifically, but they do not come cheap.

With the linked suit, the utility belt is included. However if you go through an Esty seller – as with the suit – there are many who make the utility belts though they charge a great deal more for their craftmanship.

Massimo Marcovaldo

Massimo Marcovaldo is a character in the Disney Pixar movie, Luca. He is a fisherman who sells fish door to door in Portorosso. In spite of his intimidating stature and skill with a knife, he is a caring man. His soft heart particularly extends to his daughter, Giulia. He takes Luca and Alberto into his home and shows them similar affection for befriending his child. The Marcovaldo family cat on his shoulder is named Machiavelli.

Alexei from Black Widow

Alexei from Black Widow

David Harbour may be best known as Jim Hopper but his time in the MCU may replace his Stranger Things role as his most iconic. Alexei – better known as the Red Guardian – serves as a father to Natasha and Yelena when they’re undercover in America. Once back in Russia, however, he finds himself on the wrong side of Dreykov and locked up in a super max prison where his only hope of freedom are the girls he returned to the Red Room decades ago.

The Red Guardian has gone through many iterations in the comics, but in the MCU he has only one look. A pre-made suit provides all of the straps and pouches Alexei has on his suit while a helmet, fake beard, and white suit round out the look.

kirk from the forever purge

Kirk from The Forever Purge

Kirk (portrayed by Will Brittain) is a minor antagonist in the horror film The Forever Purge. Kirk is a cowboy who works on Caleb Tucker’s ranch.  Kirk’s costume is primarily black.  He wears a black cowboy hat, shirt, and pants, with some small pops of color from the makeup around his eyes, his holster, and the plethora of blood spattered over his person.

armond from the white lotus

Armond from The White Lotus

Armond (played by Murray Bartlett) is the manager of the titular luxury resort on HBO’s The White Lotus Armond is five years sober at the beginning of the series, though having to deal with many of the Lotus’ high-maintenance guests, including Shane Patton and Tanya McQuoid test his resolve.  Armond wears many colorful outfits, often layering blazers over floral-printed shirts that mesh well with the exotic locale, making for a fun and customizable costume.

Pentagón Jr. from AEW Dark

Pentagón Jr. from AEW Dark

Nobody knows who is behind the mask of Pentagón Jr. The man is his own legend with a long and storied wrestling career spanning a variety of names, costumes, and even wrestling organizations. From face to heel and back, he’s done it all without once losing his mask.

Naturally, if you’re going to cosplay as Pentagón Jr, you need his mask and face pain. The rest of his costume is as unique as his face paint which means you’ll also have to dabble in some DIY. It’s not easy to find a chest plate like his but the one listed here comes close without breaking the bank. Spray paint it glossy black and then add gold details. Black leggings, black wrestling boots, black wrist wraps, and a gold lame belt complete one of his many looks.

Joe Owens from The Purge

Joe Owens from The Purge

It’s never good when one person is judge and jury. Even worse when they’re the executioner too. But Joe Owens (played by Lee Tergesen) doesn’t see it that way. Not during The Purge.

The Purge isn’t real but Joe Owens still makes for a fearsome cosplay.  Black combat boots, black tactical pants, and a black canvas jacket under a black paintball vest are great pieces that can easily transition into other costumes. Even the prop shotgun can be used again and again. His mask, however, is a DIY project all itself. There aren’t any listed pre-made but one can be fashioned using EVA foam.