Men

Flash Gordon

A football player isn’t the most likely interplanetary hero. But he might just be the one Earth needs with Ming the Merciless pushes the moon closer to our planet in an attempt to destroy it. Thankfully Dr, Zarkov finds Flash Gordon (played by Sam J. Jones) and takes him to the planet Mongo to save all of humankind!

It might sound like a stretch. But, hey, it was the ’80s. And it makes for a really great closet cosplay.

You’ll want to start with a blonde wig, tan slacks, a brown leather belt, and white sneakers. After that all you need is the signature Flash Gordon t-shirt and you’re ready to save the galaxy!

Remy Buxaplenty from The Fairly OddParents

Remy Buxaplenty (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) is a young billionaire and antagonist from the cartoon series The Fairly OddParents.  Remy is jealous of Timmy Turner because his own parents are neglectful.  As a result, Remy often attempts to steal Timmy’s fairy godparents Wanda and Cosmo.  Remy’s costume includes a red bow tie and matching cummerbund paired with a white blazer and black dress pants.

Nemesis from Resident Evil 3

Nemesis from Resident Evil 3

In Resident Evil 3, Nemesis debuted as the main villain, and has made appearances in later RE titles and Dead by Daylight. The Nemesis-T Type as it’s called, is a hulking monster that has superior intelligence to the other zombies in the series, and can even use weapons against you. The Nemesis was conceived when a Tyrant bioweapon humanoid was infected with the Nemesis Alpha parasite to boost its intelligence.

Chanticleer from Rock-a-Doodle

Chanticleer from Rock-a-Doodle

Chanticleer (voiced by Glen Campbell) is the Elvis Presley of roosters. Pretty literally. His character from the 1991 animated film Rock-A-Doodle is clearly based on the beloved late crooner, complete with a plume that he dyes black after making it big in the city. And just like Elvis he has both a simple country look and a slick city look, both of which are easily adapted for either male or female cosplayers.

For Chanticleer’s country look you’ll want a white button down shirt, a black belt, jeans, and either yellow boots or costume chicken feet, depending on the look you’re going for. You’ll also want to style your hair in a pompadour and use red spray dye or opt for a long red wig to simulate his plume, as well as his red, green, and purple tail. If you want a more chicken-esque look you can also get a fake beak.

If you want Chanticleer’s City look you’ll need purple pants and a matching belt, a red cowboy shirt, and either a black pompadour wig or a long black wig. You can use the same chicken feet as his country look as well as the belt and the beak, if you’re using one. If you wear boots, however, you’ll probably want to sub in some black leather ones to match the belt. And of course no big city crooner would be complete without his microphone.

Sinestro from Green Lantern

Sinestro from Green Lantern

Thaal Sinestro (played by Mark Strong) is a member of the Green Lantern Corps. And when Hal Jordan joins the Corp, Sinestro becomes his mentor. Not that he’s happy about it, of course. And though he saves Hal in the end, Sinestro’s fate isn’t exactly a happy one.

The hardest part of Sinestro’s costume is his non-human appearance. You can either use black hair spray and then slick your hair back with pomade or you can use a bald cap and black body paint to recreate his hair line. In either case you’ll also want a pair of pointy ears and red body paint, as well as a fake mustache.

With that part covered you’ll want to get a bodysuit and the Green Lantern Corps ring next. Then you can finish off the look with green gloves and green boot covers.

Boba Fett from The Mandalorian

Boba Fett from The Mandalorian

Boba Fett (played by Temuera Morrison) has seen the rise and fall of some of the greatest powers in the galaxy. And by the time of The Mandalorian both his armor and his view of the world reflects that.

While fans of the wider Star Wars universe might remember Boba’s armor from better days, it’s in fairly rough shape by the time he appears in the Disney+ series. Whether new or old, Boba Fett’s armor does not come cheap. Several Etsy sellers have options available, one of which is listed here. This particular seller has several price points available that can either include or leave out the jet pack.

Once you have the armor, you will need the pieces that go underneath it. A long sleeve black shirt in a breathable fabric is perfect on Tatooine while a white gambeson makes a great foundation for the upper body armor. The one pictured above is black but it can be ordered in white and the sleeves are attached with cording so they are easily removed, as is the additional length on the bottom. You will also need black gloves and loose black pants in addition to black boots. Boba Fett is also bald which you can either recreate with a bald cap or leave out by sticking with the helmet or putting your own spin on Boba Fett’s look.

tuxedo mask from sailor moon

Tuxedo Mask from Sailor Moon

Tuxedo Mask (voiced by Tohru Furuya and Robbie Daymond) is a main character in the anime series Sailor Moon.  Real name Mamoru Chiba, Tuxedo Mask is the reincarnation of Prince Endymion and the love interest of Sailor Moon.  Tuxedo Mask’s costume is all in the name.  Mamoru dons a tuxedo, complete with top hat and cape, as well as glasses that obscure his identity.  Top off your look with a single red rose for the lucky Sailor Moon in your life.

Omni-Man

Nolan Grayson, aka Omni-Man, is a main character in the comic book and animated series, Invincible. He comes from the planet Viltrum, and his kind uses their super abilities to protect other planets. On Earth, Nolan is known as Omni-Man, the most powerful superhero. When he falls in love with Debbie, they start a family and raise their son, Mark Grayson. He trains his son on how to harness his inherited powers and become a hero like him under the moniker Invincible. However, after he murders the Guardians of the Globe, the audience realizes he’s up to something more sinister. J.K. Simmons voices Omni-Man in the animated series, which is a perfect casting choice given his appearance as J. Jonah Jameson in the Spiderman movies.

Invincible

Mark Grayson, aka Invincible, is the protagonist of the eponymous comic book series and animated show. He is the son of Nolan Grayson, aka Omni-Man, and Debbie Grayson. Due his father’s lineage, Mark is half-Viltrumite, and thus possesses similar powers. This includes super speed, super strength, and the ability to fly. As he steps into his new identity as Invincible, Mark must balance his normal teenage life with protecting the Earth. Walking Dead star Steven Yeun voices Mark in the show, now streaming on Amazon Prime.

miles wingrave from bly manor

Miles Wingrave from The Haunting of Bly Manor

Miles Wingrave (played by Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) is one of the children under the care of Dani Clayton in the Netflix horror series The Haunting of Bly Manor.  Miles and his sister Flora are orphans living under the care of their uncle, who spends as little time at their creepy country home as possible, relying instead on Dani and Mrs. Grose to care for the children in his absence.  Miles’ style includes a penchant for cozy-looking sweaters, which makes for a comfortable costume if you choose to emulate his wealthy country chic aesthetic.