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Diana Barry from Anne with an E

Diana Barry (played by Dalila Bela) is the best friend of Anne Shirley Cuthbert and one of the main characters in the Netflix series Anne with an E.  Diana is a well-mannered, sweet person with a friendly personality.  Though less imaginative than her friend Anne, Diana appreciates Anne’s view of the world and enjoys their adventures together.  Diana has long dark hair she often adorns with a ribbon and is partial to shades of blue in her costuming.

Jennifer Check

Jennifer Check (Megan Fox)  is the main character of Jennifer’s Body. She is a flag girl on the cheerleading squad in high school. When she attends a rock concert with her best friend Needy Lesnicki, she gets kidnapped and sacrificed by the band in a Satanic ritual. Since Jennifer is not a virgin, a demonic succubus possesses her instead. Now she must sustain her life by seducing boys and feeding on their flesh. However, Jennifer never hurts Needy, which indicates she may feel protective and romantically attracted towards her.

Gumball Watterson

Gumball Watterson is the main character of Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball. Formerly known as Zach, he is a blue cat who attends Elmore Junior High with his pet goldfish turned best friend, Darwin. Despite his ego and sarcasm, he is a very imaginative individual. He can be quite brilliant when it comes to formulating schemes. As the eldest brother of the Watterson family, he’s very protective over his siblings, which include Darwin (adoptive) and his biological sister Anais. She resembles their father, a pink bunny, whereas Gumball resembles their mother. Currently, Gumball is voiced by Nicolas Cantu.

Princess Pride from MMBN

Princess Pride from Mega Man Battle Network

Although she takes a brief turn as a villain, Princess Pride is a passionate and kind ruler over Creamland. Voiced by Jillian Michaels in the anime, she is better suited to the role of hero and she wears the mantle well.

Princess Pride has two main costume. One is the white dress and crown from the game Mega Man Battle Network 2 and the other is the brown and cream coordinated outfit from both MMBN 5 and the anime.

For the white dress you’ll want something long with short puffed sleeves and a mermaid cut. That is a very specific cut, however, so any white mermaid cut dress and a white shrug can sub in. You’ll also need long white gloves, white tights, and white heels as well as a blonde wig and a silver crown. Jewel on her gown is best recreated with a cosmetic button and some fabric glue though you can use a pin brooch as well if you want to reuse the dress for other cosplays.

For the brown and cream look you can use the same blonde wig while swapping your crown for a brown newsboy cap. A white shirt, brown vest, white thigh highs, and dark brown boots round out most of the clothes while short white gloves act as the only accessories and body tape helps keep the socks in place. The tricky part is her shorts. They are an uncommon style but you can recreate something close to it by blousing the legs of the pants pictured above.

mrs brisby from the secret of nimh

Mrs. Brisby from The Secret of NIMH

Mrs. Brisby (voiced by Elizabeth Hartman) is the main character of the children’s animated film The Secret of NIMH.  In order to save her family, Mrs. Brisby must face her fears and work together with the unnaturally intelligent rats on her farm.  Mrs. Brisby is a mouse, so the best way to recreate her character is to wear a mouse costume that suits your tastes, if wearing a false nose is uncomfortable, you could always paint your face instead.  Then, wrap a red shawl around yourself and make sure to get your hands on a magical amulet that will help you save the day!

Kid Cosmic

Kid Cosmic

What do you do when you’re nine years old and trying to make sense of the world after you lose your parents? You turn to stories. And what do you do when the chance to be like the heroes in your stories literally lands in your small town? You take up the challenge with your friends joining you along the way.

In Kid Cosmic, the Kid has an active imagination and a great sense of justice. He also, as it turns out, knows how to turn everyday clothes into a uniform fit for heroes. A shoulder length blonde wig give you the lanky locks Kid sports while yellow-tinted sunglasses and headphones with an antenna make up most of his accessories. A black cape and white baseball shirt with yellow sleeves pairs with black athletic shorts striped with white and blue sneakers to round out his uniform while a yellow leather holster and, of course, the green power stone are the final keys to the perfect Kid Cosmic cosplay.

Gimli LOTR Character

Gimli

Gimli is a character in The Lord of the Rings. He is part of the Fellowship of the Ring, the group that journeyed to Mordor to cast the Ring into the fires of Mount Doom. He is a dwarf, namely the son of Glóin, who had been one of Bilbo Baggins‘ companions in The Hobbit. As a result of his friendship with Legolas, he is one of the only dwarves who willingly fight alongside the elves. His preferred weapon is an axe, and he seems to enjoy battle. After their victory, he was given lordship of the Glittering Caves at Helm’s Deep. John Rhys-Davies plays this role in the film adaptation.

numbuh 86 from kids next door

Numbuh 86 from Kids Next Door

Fanny Fulbright, also known as Numbuh 86 (voiced by Jennifer Hale) is one of the main characters of Code Name:  Kids Next Door.  As the Head of Decommissioning and Global Tactical Officer, Numbuh 86 is an important member of Kids Next Door Moonbase.  Numbuh 86 wears a colander styled like a samurai hat, a green sweater, and orange skirt with brown boots.  If you don’t have the skills make the full samurai helmet, a turned over colander will still get the point across pretty well (and a plastic one will be a lot more comfortable than a metal one).

Rex Splode from Invincible

Rex Splode is a character in the animated and comic book series, Invincible. As a child, he was taken away and enhanced with the ability to change molecules to make any object explosive. In the beginning, he is Atom Eve’s boyfriend, but it’s an unhappy relationship. She breaks up with Rex after she catches him cheating with DupliKate. He has a pretty intolerable personality, and rightfully gets put in his place by Monster Girl. However, they make amends and form a friendship, to which Robot thinks they are flirting — thus using Rex’s DNA to emulate a human form. Creepy. Jason Mantzoukas, who has made appearances in various NBC sitcoms such as The Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Parks and Rec, voices this character in the show now streaming on Amazon Prime.

Mary Tudor from The Tudors

Mary Tudor from The Tudors

Long before she was Bloody Mary, Mary Tudor was just the daughter of a king. A daughter pushed aside by her father when her mother fell out of favor. Then further still when first a sister and then a brother were born. Sarah Bolger plays her to perfection on “The Tudors”.  And though the show doesn’t go on long enough to see the tyrant Mary would become, Bolger does an amazing job showing how a sweet girl can turn into the woman now remembered as Bloody Mary.

To copy her look, or something close to it, you’ll need a Tudor gown. Since the fashions of Mary’s day hinged on small details and intricate work that is expensive to reproduce, the gown above is simpler than something she would have worn but it is a similar style. The white socks and red flats aren’t period-accurate but they’re close enough while still being versatile pieces that can transition into other cosplays. And of course Mary would never be caught without her rosary. Finally a long brown wig and a regal red Tudor necklace complete the look.